Czeslaw Milosz - Quotes

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It is impossible to communicate to people who have not experienced it the undefinable menace of total rationalism. ---->>>

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose. ---->>>

At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are. ---->>>

The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history. ---->>>

What is poetry which does not save nations or people? ---->>>

Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above. ---->>>

Biography

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Born: 06-30, 1911
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Die: 08-14, 2004
Occupation: Poet
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Czesław Miłosz ([ˈt͡ʂɛswaf ˈmiwɔʂ]; 30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence The World is a collection of twenty "naïve" poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris and Washington, D (wikipedia)