Monday, July 29, 2002

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
- Stanislaw J. Lec (1909-1966) Unkempt Thoughts

I just stumbled across this author and web site as a result of the above quote. It had appeared on a different site, and I went to Google to research just who this Lec character was. Apparently, this book of aphorisms ("Unkept Thoughts") may be all that's been translated to English. Here are some more:

Only the dead can be resurrected. It's more difficult with the living.

I know why Jews are considered wealthy - they pay for everything.

One has to multiply thoughts to the point where there aren't enough policemen to control them.

There are grammatical errors even in his silence.

Even his ignorance is encyclopedic.

I wanted to tell the world just one word. Unable to do it, I became a writer.

Human flesh cannot contain alcohol and anti-Semitism simultaneously. Pour in a little alcohol and out pours anti-Semitism.

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

The fact that he died does not prove that he lived.

In his modesty he thought he was just a hack writer; he was in fact an informer.

Not every Abel can afford his own Cain. Some have to rely on collective ones.

Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.

Don't loose your mind unless you have paid for it.

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