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Czeslaw Milosz Quotes and Sayings

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It is impossible to communicate to people who have
not experienced it the undefinable menace of total rationalism.
- Czeslaw Milosz

What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
- Czeslaw Milosz

The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason.
The passionless cannot change history.
- Czeslaw Milosz

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.
Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality.
Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself,
so the weary travelers may find repose.
- Czeslaw Milosz

 

At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor,
Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds.
I stare and stare.
It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
- Czeslaw Milosz

Human material seems to have one major defect:
it does not like to be considered merely as human material.
It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must
resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
- Czeslaw Milosz

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still
dreaming of impossible future conquests.
- Charles Lindbergh

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time.
Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have
the power to choose either.
- Wayne Dyer

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

Love without conversation is impossible.
- Mortimer Adler

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

Who so loves believes the impossible.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs,
and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold

Don't be told something is impossible.
There's always a way.
- Robert Rodriguez

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant
enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise,
and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow
for an inevitable fall in playing.
- Samuel Butler

I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity,
it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible
combinations in one's mind.
- Norman Mailer

I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere.
Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.
- John Malkovich

Once the return tide starts, it will be impossible to stem it,
and it will prove our undoing.
- Moshe Sharett

If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City,
I would...
but its just impossible to get to everyone.
- Dante Hall

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life.
The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen,
who themselves know nothing of heroism.
- Johan Huizinga

Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it,
it's doomed to failure.
- John Haggai

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going
beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe,
to his or her own point of view.
If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view,
it's impossible to be a creator.
- Manuel Puig


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