You know, I’m worried about Szymborska. I wish she would stop smoking.
I started earning a living as a poet rather early on.
To the extent that Israel does face threats, like from say Hamas or Hezbollah, those are threats that do not jeopardise Israel’s existence.
Israel has a sizeable nuclear arsenal and could retaliate if it were attacked.
Poetic talent doesn’t operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
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.
Our only hope is to control the vote.
Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.