Stanislav Lem

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Stanislav Lem

Stanislav Lem

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.More Stanislav Lem [07/30/2011 05:07:11]
To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.More Stanislav Lem [07/30/2011 05:07:20]
Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort.More Stanislav Lem [07/30/2011 05:07:31]
A lot of experience you can get only from the people who lost everything.More Stanislav Lem [05/09/2016 02:05:17]
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How do you expect to communicate with the ocean, when you can’t even understand one another?More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines..More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness..More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have to admit that he was not bad at combinatorial analysis - a branch, however, that even then I considered to be dried up.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 wayMore Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 whiMore Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are like snails, each stuck to his own leaf.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The horse respects and obeys man because its large eyes magnify everything, so man appears much larger than the horse itself.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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!More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 More Stanislav Lem [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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