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Stanislaw Lem
(1921-2006) born on
Sep 12
Polish writer, physician. He scrutinizes ethical questions of modern science and technology in his fantasy satires, philosophical essays, and science fiction; wrote "Solaris."
         
   
F
A man who for an entire week does nothing but hit himself over the head has little reason to be proud.

R
Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.
A
When smashing momuments, save the pedestals -- they always come in handy.
N
Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort.
K
Cancel me not -- for what shall then remain?
Abscissas, some mantissas, modules, modes,
A root or two, a torus and a node:
The inverse of my verse, a null domain.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Wit: Humorous Quotations from Woody Allen to Oscar Wilde," by Des MacHale, 1998.
R: "The Star Diaries," 1976.
A: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," by Robert Byrne, 1988.
N: "Holiday," Sep 1963.
K: "Cyberiad Fables For The Cybernetic Age."
   


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