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  • #1
    Jacek Dukaj
    “Cała kultura opiera się na udawaniu. Że jesteśmy kulturalni.”
    Jacek Dukaj, Perfekcyjna niedoskonałość

  • #2
    Jacek Dukaj
    “Są kłamstwa na jeden dzień, są kłamstwa na całą karierę. Ergonomia duszy to wielka gałąź technologii sukcesu.”
    Jacek Dukaj, Czarne oceany

  • #3
    Stanisław Lem
    “Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.”
    Stanisław Lem

  • #4
    Stanisław 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.”
    Stanisław Lem

  • #5
    Richard Feynman
    “Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
    Richard Feynman

  • #6
    Richard Feynman
    “Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.”
    Richard Feynman

  • #7
    Isaac Newton
    “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
    Isaac Newton, The Correspondence Of Isaac Newton

  • #8
    Isaac Newton
    “Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.”
    Isaac Newton

  • #9
    Philip K. Dick
    “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
    Philip K. Dick, VALIS

  • #10
    Philip K. Dick
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
    Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

  • #11
    Oliver Sacks
    “Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.”
    Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous

  • #12
    Ted Chiang
    “Brain damage is never a good idea, no matter what your friends say.”
    Ted Chiang, Mind-Rain: Your Favorite Authors on Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series

  • #13
    Seneca
    “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
    Seneca

  • #14
    Seneca
    “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
    Seneca

  • #15
    Seneca
    “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
    Seneca

  • #16
    William Gibson
    “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

    The Economist, December 4, 2003
    William Gibson

  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #18
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #19
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #20
    Daniel C. Dennett
    “What you can imagine depends on what you know.”
    Daniel C. Dennett

  • #21
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #22
    Isaac Asimov
    “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #23
    Daniel J. Boorstin
    “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
    Daniel J. Boorstin

  • #24
    Jacek Dukaj
    “Wszyscy udają, że pochodzą z jednej przeszłości, ba, nawet kłócą się o tę przeszłość: nie tak było! ja pamiętam lepiej! Trudno o większą głupotę.”
    Jacek Dukaj

  • #25
    Margaret Thatcher
    “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #26
    Margaret Thatcher
    “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”
    Margaret Thatcher



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