Top 779 Quotes & Sayings by Polish Authors

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Maybe some people think that it's all about the hype, about the fame, but it's not. It's all about being the best. It's all about challenging myself everyday.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Nothing is impossible. — © Robert Kubica
Nothing is impossible.
Chopin is a great composer who influenced many, many important composers. He was a great innovator, especially in harmony.
Not everyone is able to show courage, but human decency must be demanded of every person.
Reality is like a doughnut: Everything that is good and funny and juicy is outside the center, which is just emptiness.
I was thinking of winning the Scudetto in Rome. I did not succeed, but I grew as a goalkeeper.
I come from a magnetic field of Catholicism. I was baptised by my mother's family, who were all traditional Catholics. But my mother was the black sheep of the family - she ran away to the ballet at 17.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.
Having grown up in Poland, it is a dream come true for me to be playing every week in the Premier League as the No. 1 goalkeeper.
A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.
We're always taught that we're building for permanence, but why? I like the idea of a prosthetic architecture! When a section is removed, the building readjusts its weight distribution, like a living body.
War is a defeat for humanity. — © Pope John Paul II
War is a defeat for humanity.
When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself.
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The Cold War is over but Cold War thinking survives.
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.
Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema.
The most simple things can bring the most happiness.
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.
Poland is a country of strong women.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
Quality of life is not only about what you find in the shops; it's about the landscape.
Different people in different parts of the world can be thinking the same thoughts at the same time. It's an obsession of mine: that different people in different places are thinking the same thing but for different reasons. I try to make films which connect people.
When I was a child, I was an Arsenal fan.
The Polish freedom movement of 1968 lost its confrontation with police violence; the Prague Spring was crushed by the armies of five Warsaw Pact members. But in both countries, 1968 gave birth to a new political consciousness.
You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
Technology should be an important ingredient. It may be and should be a tool for social development.
Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union. The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us, employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant girls who would work for next to nothing.
It's not about the pace, it's about the direction we've set. The pace is of course a function of many factors, including the magnitude of the supply shock. But what's probably more important is the probability of the supply shock translating into sustainable embedded inflation.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
My purpose is to have American Jews look away from the success story with which they've cheered themselves up, and to have them remember the classical tradition, whatever it is.
I motivate myself by the desire to win more trophies.
It's hard to pass up a pole vault opportunity here in Des Moines. The crowd was so great when I was at the mall and I was pumped up and I thought technically I was on and I figured where else to open up my outdoor season than here.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
What we believe at Founders Fund is that technology is a way to help everybody on the planet. — © Luke Nosek
What we believe at Founders Fund is that technology is a way to help everybody on the planet.
Will Smith is young, he's cool and my kids have his CDs.
Lone wolves won't succeed with IoT. This is a team sport.
Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.
The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.
Legal behavior is not incompatible with rational, self-interested behavior.
I do not have to look for credentials for my Polishness and for my patriotism. I'm a Pole. The chronicles of my family go back - as far back as the 13th century.
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.
My all-time favorite skin cream is from Poland. Its called Eva Natura with Polish herbs, including rosemary. It smells wonderful and is soothing and comforting.
A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.
Modeling is an incredible job for a girl if she approaches it with her head on her shoulders. You travel, you speak to people, and it opens your mind to different things. — © Anja Rubik
Modeling is an incredible job for a girl if she approaches it with her head on her shoulders. You travel, you speak to people, and it opens your mind to different things.
I am a doctor - it's a profession that may be considered a special mission, a devotion. It calls for involvement, respect and willingness to help all other people.
If somebody knows me, they know for sure I'm from Poland because I'm playing for my country every tournament, every match. I'm staying in my hometown and my home country because that is where I feel comfortable. I feel good there.
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes ah, that is where the art resides.
I always try not to overload my music with orchestration and to use only those instruments that are absolutely necessary.
I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.
I can't dream about immortal fireflies, but I can fight for human freedom.
By the age of nine, I had a thorough knowledge of contemporary Polish literature as well as of foreign literature in Polish translation, and I began to write poems in honour of a lady of thirty years. Naturally, she knew nothing about them.
Mixed use is what cities are all about. If you don't have mixed use, you don't have cities.
Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.
People can be only divided into good or bad; their race, religion, nationality don't matter.
The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof.
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