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Stanislaw Lec Quotes

Don't trust the heart, it wants your blood.

First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.

Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.

Never lie when the truth is more profitable.

People find life entirely too time-consuming.

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.

Telling lies does not work in advertising.

The first requisite for immortality is death.

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.

The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.

The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody.

Value your words. Each one may be the last.

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

Whenever man begins to doubt himself, he does something so stupid that he is reassured.

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.