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Станислав Лем

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Stanislav Lem

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Фотография Станислав Лем (photo Stanislav Lem)
   

День рождения: 12.09.1921 года
Возраст: 84 года
Место рождения: Львов, Украина
Дата смерти: 27.03.2006 года
Место смерти: Краков, США

Quotes of Stanislav Lem

Польский писатель, философ, публицист, футуролог, один из классиков современной фантастики

  • ⋅A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Cannibals prefer those who have no spines. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅To torture a man you have to know his pleasures. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down. /Stanislav Lem
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  • ⋅A lot of experience you can get only from the people who lost everything. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork? /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅How do you expect to communicate with the ocean, when you can’t even understand one another? /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅I have to admit that he was not bad at combinatorial analysis - a branch, however, that even then I considered to be dried up. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Mathematics never reveals man to the degree, never expresses him in the way, that any other field of human endeavour does: the extent of the negation of man's corporeal self that mathematics achieves cannot be compared with anything. Whoever is interested in this subject I refer to my articles. Here I will say only that the world injected its patterns into human language at the very inception of that language; mathematics sleeps in every utterance, and can only be discovered, never invented. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅There are friends with whom we share neither interests nor any particular experiences, friends with whom we never correspond, whom we seldom meet and then only by chance, but whose existence nonetheless has for us a special if uncanny meaning. For me the Eiffel Tower is just such a friend, and not merely because it happens to be the symbol of a city, for Paris leaves me neither hot nor cold. I first became aware of this attachment of mine when reading in the paper about plans for its demolition, the mere thought of whi /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅We are like snails, each stuck to his own leaf. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Of the two powers, the two categories that take possession of us when we enter the world, space is by far the less mysterious. . . . Space is, after all, solid, monolithic. . . . Time, on the other hand, is a hostile element, truly treacherous, I would say even against human nature. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅The horse respects and obeys man because its large eyes magnify everything, so man appears much larger than the horse itself. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅For what are myths if not the imposing of order on phenomena that do not possess order in themselves? And all myths, however they differ from philosophical systems and scientific theories, share this with them, that they negate the principle of randomness in the world. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Cancel me not - for what then shall remain? Abscissas, some mantissas, modules, modes, A root or two, a torus and a node: The inverse of my verse, a null domain. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Come, every frustum longs to be a cone, And every vector dreams of matrices. Hark to the gentle gradient of the breeze: It whispers of a more ergodic zone. /Stanislav Lem
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  • ⋅Come, let us hasten to a higher plane, Where dyads tread the fairy fields of Venn, Their indices bedecked from one to _ n, Commingled in an endless Markov chain! /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅I'll grant the random access to my heart, Thoul't tell me all the constants of thy love; And so we two shall all love's lemmas prove And in our bound partition never part. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅In Riemann, Hilbert or in Banach space Let superscripts and subscripts go their ways. Our symptotes no longer out of phase, We shall encounter, counting, face to face. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Not far from here, by a white sun, behind a green star, lived the Steelypips, illustrious, industrious, and they hadn't a care: no spats in their vats, no rules, no schools, no gloom, no evil influence of the moon, no trouble from matter or antimatter - for they had a machine, a dream of a machine, with springs and gears and perfect in every respect. And they lived with it, and on it, and under it, and inside it, for it was all they had - first they saved up all their atoms, then they put them all together, and if one /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅Seduced, shaggy Samson snored. She scissored short. Sorely shorn, Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed, Silently scheming, Sightlessly seeking Some savage, spectacular suicide. /Stanislav Lem
  • ⋅We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is. /Stanislav Lem




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