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It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph. ---->>>

If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him. ---->>>

The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness. ---->>>

On an exhausted field, only weeds grow. ---->>>

The profession of the writer has its thorns about which the reader does not dream. ---->>>

This homage has been rendered not to me - for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me - but to the Polish achievement, the Polish genius. ---->>>

Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety. ---->>>

Evidently the merit depends on the result of the work. ---->>>

But the French writers always had more originality and independence than others, and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion, long since ceased to exist for them. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Polish
Born: May 5, 1846
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Die: 11-15, 1916
Occupation: Novelist
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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (Polish: [ˈxɛnrɨk ˈadam alɛˈksandɛr ˈpʲus ɕɛnˈkʲevʲit͡ʂ]; also known by the pseudonym "Litwos" [ˈlitfɔs]; 5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916) was a Polish journalist, novelist and the Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896) (wikipedia)