quote by Steven Wright

If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

— Steven Wright

Informative Poland quotations

Spring and summer 1942 was probably the worst period of internal terror in Slovakia. It was also the time of mass deportation of Slovak Jews to the extermination camps in Poland.

The first printed mention of bagels... is to be found in the Community Regulations of Kracow, Poland, for the year 1610 which stated that bagels would be given as a gift to any woman in childbirth.

For sure, all over Poland, kids had my picture of a lemur on their bedroom wall - but the chances are they may never get to see a real lemur in Madagascar. I thought this was great and it really meant a lot to me.

The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.


I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back.

Poland is an ally of the United States of America.

It was our duty to show that we are a reliable, loyal, and predictable ally. America needed our help, and we had to give it.

The United States is the only country left now, bar Romania, Bulgaria and Poland, that has this all-government system.

I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.

My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force.


If I had means, I would like to spend half a year in Palestine in order to contemplate what has been, and half a year in Poland in order to preserve what remains.

I can tell you a graphic difference. In Prague, for example, big red posters were put up on which could be read that seven Czechs had been shot today. I said to myself: If I put up a poster for every seven Poles shot, the forests of Poland would not be sufficient to manufacture the paper for such posters.

Let's allow Poland and the Czech Republic to have that missile shield that they were entitled to by joining NATO. I think that's the right strategic response to Russian aggression.

In Poland a man must be one thing: white or black, here or there, with us or against us -- clearly, openly, without hesitations. . . . We lack the liberal, democratic tradition rich in all its gradations. We have instead the tradition of struggle: the extreme situation, the final gesture.

Whoever comes to me, will be free and equal, because I am freedom.


I have lost my mother, my father, my five, and ninety relatives in Poland.

Poland is for me a cemetery.

One Cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Poland

Roosevelt was determined to stop Stalin from taking over Eastern Europe.

He thought they finally had an agreement on Poland. Before Roosevelt died, he realized that Stalin had broken his agreement.

Poland is one of the few countries that can afford to conduct a conventional monetary policy and that means we have to act against the buildup of imbalances in the economy.

No invader has ever conquered the heart of Poland, that spirit which is the inheritance of sons and daughters, the private passion of families and the ancient, unbreakable tie to all those who came before.


I am happy that Poland is returning to the road of pluralism and democracy.

I just can't listen to any more Wagner, you know...I'm starting to get the urge to conquer Poland.

Unfortunately, manipulation and defamation are part of the bad manners that have been prevailing in Poland's politics for ten years now.

I am a citizen of the Soviet Union and I think sharp measures need to be taken against anti-Soviet forces that are trying to make their way into the leadership. In addition, it is vitally important to maintain the lines of communication with Germany through Poland.

If prayers worked, Hitler would have been stopped at the border of Poland by angels with swords of fire.


I've tried every kind of bottled water, but Poland Spring is my go-to.

I always have room-temperature bottles of it on side of stage for post-performance.

There is no "ruler" in our country. Poland is a democracy. Our Prime Minister leads the government; the President is fulfilling his tasks. But there is a little bit left for the party leader.

Life is good, after all...and that's what stays with me, even now, even when I'm about to be packed off to Poland.

I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me.

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


The Bundists did not wait for the Messiah, nor did they plan to leave for Palestine. They believed that Poland was their country and they fought for a just, socialist Poland, in which each nationality would have its own cultural autonomy, and in which minorities' rights would be guaranteed.

In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30.

At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.

I'm okay with roaming around the world in my bunk for days on end.

Maybe every third day I'll get a shower or stumble out at dawn and realize I'm in a field in Poland. I like that kind of life.

Ronald Reagan is going to go into negotiations with [Vladimir] Putin from a position of strength. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave up the game on day one when they reset the relationship with Russia and they gave up the nuclear defense of Poland and the Czech Republic.

Poland is smaller than France or Germany, for example.

What would a common foreign policy look like? Would the trip I took to Kiev last week require a detour through Brussels in the future? Would it require approval from Brussels? While the West, for its part, doesn't think twice about other countries when it comes to its projects?

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