Oct 6, 2015

being near the top of a mountain

Wislawa Szymborska' s quotes

+ Tôi thích đi lên đến gần đỉnh núi. Nơi đây người ta không thể bị lạc  đường   
+ Tài làm thơ không vận hành trong chân không. Có một tinh thần thi ca của quốc gia Ba Lan
+ Giữ sự làm việc đàng hoàng, cho dù là chỉ trong khoảnh khắc, một khoảnh khắc nhấp nháy của vì sao
+ Thật không dễ giải thích cho người khác những gì chính bạn không hiểu
+ "Chẳng có gì mới dưới ánh mặt trời": Kinh Ecclesiastes đã viết như thế.  Nhưng chính anh đã được sinh ra mới toanh dưới ánh mặt trời.
+ Nói chung, cuộc đời quá phong phú và khác nhau; bạn nên luôn ghi nhớ rằng có một khía cạnh khôi hài cho tất cả mọi chuyện

+ I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost here
+ Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
+ Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy
+ It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself
+ 'There's nothing new under the sun': that's what you wrote, Ecclesiastes. But you yourself were born new under the sun
+ Generally speaking, life is so rich and full of variety; you have to remember all the time that
there is a comical side to everything

+ Unfortunately, poetry is not born in noise, in crowds, or on a bus. There have to be four walls and the certainty that the telephone will not ring. That's what writing is all about
+ You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
+ 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.
+ Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life
+ Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice.

+ Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation
+ When I was young I had a moment of believing in the Communist doctrine. I wanted to save the world through Communism. Quite soon I understood that it doesn't work, but I've never pretended it didn't happen to me
+ I don't believe I have a mission. Sometimes I really have a spiritual need to say something more general about the world, and sometimes something personal.
+  In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.

Wislawa Szymborska' s quotes