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Stanisław Jerzy Lec

Date de naissance: 6. mars 1909
Date de décès: 7. mai 1966
Autres noms:Stanislaw Jerzy Lec,Stanislav Jerzy Lec

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Stanisław Jerzy Lec, , de son vrai nom Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz, né à Lviv le 6 mars 1909 et mort à Varsovie le 7 mai 1966, est un poète et écrivain polonais.

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„Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?<!-- <sup> [http://books. google. com/books? id=yCwxAAAAIAAJ&q=%22is+it+progress+if+a+cannibal+uses+knife+and+fork%22&pg=PA78#v=onepage] This inspired the title for Cannibals with Forks : The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business (1998) by John Elkington

„Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.<!-- p. 27

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„When everything has to be right, something isn't.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: When everything has to be right, something isn't.<!-- p. 157

„In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. [http://books. google. com/books? id=NTtiAAAAMAAJ&q;=%22In+a+war+of+ideas+it+is+people+who+get+killed%22&pg;=PA21#v=onepage]<!-- p. 21

„The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: The moment of recognizing your own lack of talent is a flash of genius.<!-- p. 116

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

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy. <!-- p. 50

„All of our separate fictions add up to joint reality.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Context: All of our separate fictions add up to joint reality.<!-- p. 93; also p. 21

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„There were grammatical errors even in his silence.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
Variant translation: Even in his silence were grammatical errors.

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„Those who are ahead of their time often have to wait for it in uncomfortable quarters.“

— Stanisław Jerzy Lec
As quoted in Power for the World (2010) by Wolfgang Palz, Foreword, p. xxi

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