Stanisław Lem Quotes

Who was Stanisław Lem?

Polish science fiction author best known for 'Solaris'.

Born September 12, 1921
Died March 27, 2006
Aged 84 years old

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Best 6 Quotes by 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.”

“I hadn't known there were so many idiots in the world until I started using the Internet.”

“If a man who can’t count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?”

“When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.”

Solaris Quotes

“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.”


“We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is.”


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