Literary Birthday – 6 March – Stanisław Jerzy Lec

Stanisław Jerzy Lec was born 6 March 1909, and died 7 May 1966.

Nine Quotes

  1. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
  2. You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
  3. The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
  4. The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.
  5. Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
  6. When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
  7. Everything is illusion. Even that last sentence.
  8. Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody.
  9. Value your words. Each one may be the last.

Stanisław Jerzy Lec was a Polish poet and aphorist. He was known for lyrical poetry and sceptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext.

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 6th March 2015