"I usually write for the individual reader -though I would like to have many such readers. There are some poets who write for people assembled in big rooms, so they can live through something collectively. I prefer my reader to take my poem and have a one-on-one relationship with it."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Wislawa Szymborska on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Wislawa Szymborska on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Wislawa Szymborska on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Wislawa Szymborska on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Wislawa Szymborska on Epicurus
"Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die."
"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
"Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality."
"I cannot imagine any writer who would not fight for his peace and quiet."