Born July 2, 1923
Polish poet, essayist and translator
"I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost here."
"All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses."
"In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved.Comedy is just tragedy reversed."
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out:it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
"Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy."
"Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die."
"You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects."