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Poland is an ally of the United States of America.
by Adam Michnik

Poland is an ally of the United States of America.
It was our duty to show that we are a reliable,
loyal, and predictable ally.
America needed our help, and we had to give it.
- Adam Michnik

If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be
blind and deaf to signals from outside.
- Adam Michnik

Israel is the only country in the Middle East where
Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.
- Adam Michnik

France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating
power in the world of culture.
This is true both of the French right and the French left.
They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys
or farmers who do not understand anything.
- Adam Michnik

 

I think it's always dangerous to make political arguments
in a religiously ideological way.
And it's very dangerous to treat as traitors to the
American nation those who think differently.
- Adam Michnik

I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started
against my own work and against myself.
Even though we are not sure of the links,
Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its
flags in mourning on 9/11.
- Adam Michnik

Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema,
the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented
only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
- Andrzej Wajda

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It is often said that Poland is a country where there
is anti-semitism and no Jews,
which is pathology in its purest state.
- Bronislaw Geremek

I married a German.
Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me.
- Bette Midler

I was born in Poland I came to Sweden when I was eight
and always wanted to act and suddenly ended up in a
Bond movie which was for me at that time absolutely enormous.
- Izabella Scorupco

However, I don't doubt that a wave of immigration will come to Poland.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

May God permit us both to return to a free and independent Poland.
- Wladyslaw Anders

Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English.
Still, he's an American.
- Irwin Shaw

So I think that I can say, as the President of Poland,
we're proud that I am coming from Poland,
which is different and what's more important,
much better than before.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of
the largest cities in Poland.
- Suzanne Fields

Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period
of internal terror in Slovakia.
It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak
Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.
- Alexander Dubcek

And in the last sentence I would like also to mention
that Poland is one of the countries with which the
United States has run strategic dialogues since last year.
- Marek Belka

Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941.
- Roald Hoffmann

It has been said that Poland is dead,
exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

When France resolved, along with England,
to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland,
the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome
proportions was inevitable.
- Rene Cassin

And I used to go the punk clubs such as a gay club
in Poland Street that everyone would go to because
it was the only place you could go to looking like
that without getting beaten senseless.
- Gary Numan

I belong to the generation of workers who,
born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland,
had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry,
becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
- Lech Walesa

My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis.
This is causing dramatic consequences for the very
existence of Polish families.
A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have
serious repercussions for Europe.
Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
- Lech Walesa

The First World War, and especially the latest one,
largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords,
especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.
- Emily Greene Balch

We...
our war began September the 3rd 1939,
with the invasion of Poland by Germany,
and thereafter the great state of danger in England at that time,
with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation of children.
- Peter Shaffer

Roosevelt was determined to stop Stalin from taking over Eastern Europe.
He thought they finally had an agreement on Poland.
Before Roosevelt died, he realized that Stalin had broken his agreement.
- W. Averell Harriman

There's no question that Stalin broke the agreements
made at Yalta completely about elections that were
supposed to be held immediately in Poland,
and Eastern Europe was plunged into slavery as a consequence.
- Mark Shields

My name was originally John Collins,
but I just didn't think it had the flair I needed.
I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski
and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business.
- John Krasinski

No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours,
strategic partners, not only within the European Union,
but also world partners, and I don't believe anything
could change in our relations.
- Marek Belka

We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you,
Twenty-five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you,
but today I have no doubts that it was your vision
of Poland which led us in the right direction.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture
its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and
that Poland will prove to the world that even the most
complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force.
- Lech Walesa

My message to the Americans, to the American President,
is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape;
it is much different than ten years ago when last state
visit from Poland was here in the United States.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland,
saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke
to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war
and talked about why they had come back.
- Steven Spielberg

The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country,
where most of the European Jews used to live and where
their culture used to flourish,
into a massive grave.
This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important.
- Marek Belka

For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a
lemur on their bedroom wall -
but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar.
I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me.
- Nigel Dennis

In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30.
At U.S.
conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd.
At Harvard you have an entirely different audience.
It's so schizophrenic.
- Jonathan Carroll

Poland, of course, was the key country.
I remember Stalin telling me that the plains of Poland
were the invasion route of Europe to Russia and always had been,
and therefore he had to control Poland.
- W. Averell Harriman

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Reducing trade barriers with this key ally will go
a long way toward increasing market access for American farmers,
manufacturers and service providers.
- Jim Ramstad

The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother.
- Joe Bob Briggs

There are only two cases in which war is just:
first,
in order to resist the aggression of an enemy,
and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
- Charles de Secondat

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were
an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
- Leonard Cohen

Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint.
- Billy Connolly

Israel has always been and must always be America's strongest ally.
- George E. Pataki

We have no stronger ally anywhere in the world than Israel.
- John Boehner

George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity.
- Helmut Kohl

Pakistan is both an ally in the war on terror,
and in some sense, a battleground of the war on terror.
- Stephen Hadley

There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation,
a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you're
not a true ally to the person who's in charge of all that.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

Learning is the ally, not the adversary of genius...
he who reads in a proper spirit, can scarcely read too much.
- William Godwin

We must do our utmost to preserve our British ally's
strategic independence from Europe.
- Richard Perle

Yes, Israel's our ally.
But, are the Palestinians our enemy? No,
they are not.
- Brent Scowcroft

Japan is an important ally of ours.
Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity,
60 percent of the GNP, two countries.
That's a statement in and of itself.
- Dan Quayle

It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause
that you become really committed to winning and become
a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
- Robin Morgan

Pakistan's being an ally and helping the United States,
we ought to show Pakistan that we are appreciative
for the help that's been extended.
- Al Green

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
- Sidney Hook

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States
on international initiatives and a committed ally in
fighting the War on Terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

I embrace everything about Ally...
I don't particularly see her as a whiner.
One week she's tough, the next she's really weak.
I love that.
She's human.
- Calista Flockhart

Hamas, also elected to governmental leadership in Palestine,
includes the jihadists, people who have declared war
on the United States of America and its ally,
Israel.
- Zach Wamp

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

To tell an ally - who is shedding blood next to you -
that you can't share information is a crime.
- David Warner

We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies.
Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally.
We are playing again with national and global security matters.
- Stephen Harper

I have the desire to work as an actress,
but I have no ambition to be a star.
- Ally Sheedy

The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear,
are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way.
And once we understand nature's transformative powers,
we see that it is our powerful ally,
not a force to feared our subdued.
- Thomas Kuhn

Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as
we wage the War on Terror.
We do know that we can count on the strong support
from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning
this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for
all peoples throughout the world.
- Kit Bond

And I think people who sort of glibly say,
'Well, you know, they're not going to handle security,
UAE is a great ally,' four and a half years ago,
they were not an ally, they were working with the enemy,
and if those same people are still there today that were there then,
these are real serious issues.
- Peter King

Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the
middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come,
my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's
legislation and America's middle class will surely
suffer that choice greatly.
- Ellen Tauscher

But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to,
and I really wanted to.
- Ally Sheedy

No one can truly be prepared for such devastation and pure malevolence,
but the United Kingdom can always look to the United
States as an ally resolved to stand firm in the war on terrorism.
- Michael Burgess

The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel.
The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree.
I think what's important is that world leaders are
able to sit down with one another,
have frank conversations and move forward.
- Valerie Jarrett


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