Zbigniew Herbert Quotes

Zbigniew Herbert Quotes.

I turn to history not for lessons but to confront my ex

I turn to history not for lessons but to confront my experience with the experience of others and to win for myself a sense of responsibility for the state of the human conscience.
Zbigniew Herbert
And if the City falls and one survives
he shall carry the City within on the roads of exile
he shall be the City
Zbigniew Herbert
No time to grieve for roses when the forests are burning.
Zbigniew Herbert
Study the world’s skin before you set out to look for its heart.
Zbigniew Herbert
I could write a treatise on the sudden transformation of life into archaeology
Zbigniew Herbert
Be courageous when the mind deceives you Be courageous In the final account only this is important
Zbigniew Herbert
I thank You Lord for creating the world beautiful and various and if this is Your seduction I am seduced for good and past all forgiveness
Zbigniew Herbert