Quotes about Poland

Quotations about Poland

Here we have a selection of quotes made by various people about Poland. Some positive. Others somewhat amusing. Some rather negative!

“I think one sees more pretty women in five minutes in Warsaw than in half an hour in any other European capital, London thrown in”. Harry de Windt

“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland”. Woody Allen

“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”. Lech Walesa

“The soul of Poland is indestructible. She will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock”. Sir Winston Churchill

“Poland was but a breakfast”. Edmund Burke

“I have placed my death’s-head formation in readiness, for the present only in the East, with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language”. Adolf Hitler

“Poor Poland. They go sadly there”. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Marie Curie is my hero. Few people have accomplished something so rare – changing science. And as hard as that is, she had to do it against the tide of the culture at the time. The prejudice against her as a foreigner, because she was born in Poland and lived in France. And the prejudice against her as a woman”. Alan Alda

“(Poland is) the advanced outpost of western civilisation”. Joseph Conrad

“I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me”. Bette Midler

“(Poland is) a country in which it is difficult to imagine or exaggerate the variety of human wretchedness”. N Wraxall

“Poland should be strong and prosperous and independent and play its proper role as a great nation in the heart of Europe”. George W Bush

“If this is Upper Silesia, what on earth must Lower Silesia be like?” P. G. Woodhouse

“Poland has been a source of trouble for over five hundred years”. Franklin D. Roosevelt

“There are few virtues which the Poles do not possess and there are few errors which they have ever avoided”. Sir Winston Churchill

“Nobody who comes to Poland will be in any danger because of his race. This is not our custom, as is not pointing out similar incidents in other countries, although we know they take place. In Poland, they’re a rarity”. Donald Tusk

“I began to realise why the Poles were so dour and icy. They had been several times through hell, and war had steeled their hearts against everything. They had become so hard that nothing now could hurt them again”. James Kirkup

“The first day of September 1939 was a black day in history, and the events it ignited brought years of tyranny and despair to Poland and other European countries”. Barack Obama

“There are 600,000 of my compatriots lying in the Polish soil, who brought the victory over Nazism nearer. Six-hundred thousand!” Vladimir Putin

POlish Quotes

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