Top 135 Poland Quotes

In this post, you will find great Poland Quotes from famous people, such as Roald Hoffmann, Laurence Fishburne, John Krasinski, Melissa Leong, Ewa Kopacz. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 19

Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941.
Roald Hoffmann
When I first read ‘Boyz,’ I cried. It could have been about some kids in Warsaw, Poland. I knew it was good, but I had no idea what it would do to me.
My name was originally John Collins, but I just didn’t think it had the flair I needed. I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business.
From hearty beet-red borscht and soft, pliable pierogi dumplings to dill-scented pickles and hearty braises, the food of Eastern Europe – that is The Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Georgia and their close neighbours – is tasty stuff, but it’s never really taken off in Australia in any significant way.
To those who don’t know the historical truth, I would like to say today, Poland was not an aggressor but a victim during the Second World War.
Ewa Kopacz
I believe it lies in the interests of Poland that our representatives are in the most prestigious positions, both in the European and global arena.
Russia is a direct threat to our NATO allies in the Baltics and in Poland as well as a threat to peace and stability in the entire western world.
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.
Nigel Dennis
I served the Poland that existed.
Wojciech Jaruzelski
I think that as president of Poland, I can speak about the suffering.
When people are coming to Krakow and we show them how and where we practice, they are like, ‘Seriously? Are you kidding me?’ But we’re always saying that what matters about the courts – the lines, the nets – are the same. I’m practicing in Poland even when I don’t have good facilities.
Agnieszka Radwanska
Poland, of course, was the key country. I remember Stalin telling me that the plains of Poland were the invasion route of Europe to Russia and always had been, and therefore he had to control Poland.
Poland needs reform of the judiciary, but I am a supporter of a wise reform.
Poland is quite a mediocre country in some regards. The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom.
Donald Tusk
We can feel in Poland a kind of phantom pain for lost multi-ethnic territories.
I will do everything I can… to make sure that Poland sticks to a development that fosters the rule of law, democracy.
We… our war began September the 3rd 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and thereafter the great state of danger in England at that time, with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation of children.
Poland is a wildly dramatic and tragic story. It’s just unbelievable what went on with those people. How they survive, I don’t really know. The Germans had a particular hatred for the Poles; they really considered them subhuman Slavs, and they were very brutal to them.
Poland is my home country but in go-karts, Formula Renault and Formula 3, I always raced for Italian teams and spent over a year living close to Monza, so this whole area holds good memories for me.
Twenty-two years I’ve been doing this comedy lark, so it’s been like a meteoric rise to fame… if the meteor was being dragged by an arthritic donkey across a ploughed field, in northern Poland.
I went to Poland for the Warsaw Film Festival, and it was quite an intense experience. I didn’t think it would be, but it did feel quite emotional to go back to this place I’d heard so much about.
I was born in Poland I came to Sweden when I was eight and always wanted to act and suddenly ended up in a Bond movie which was for me at that time absolutely enormous.
Izabella Scorupco
I will be the personal bodyguard for every investment in my city. If Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary can transform, then so can Ukraine.
My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States.
My family is from Russia and Poland. We never had that thing with the German Jews.
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.
To those who are incapable of presenting the historic truth in an honest way, I want to say that Poland was not a perpetrator but a victim of World War Two.
Ewa Kopacz
It’s wonderful that Poland is free again and there’s open debate and people can pursue their interests. I’m all for it.
Being part of the E.U. in Poland means that for the first time in a millennium, nobody disputes Poland’s borders, and it brought a level of freedom that Poland has never known before.
The thing about World War II is that everyone knows about the concentration camps in Europe – in Nazi Germany and Poland and Auschwitz and the other camps – but, no one really talks about the camps that were here in the United States.
It has been said that Poland is dead, exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
My father was raised in an orphanage, and my mother was

My father was raised in an orphanage, and my mother was an immigrant from Poland whose first childhood memory was of hunger. Somehow, despite all of that, I am called a member of the ‘elite.’ If so, I damned well earned it.
In 1936, when I was born in the small Silesian village of Waltersdorf in the county of Sprottau in the then-eastern part of Germany, now part of Poland, the fine structure of the cell was still an enigma.
Gunter Blobel
Those who voted for me voted for change. Together we can change Poland.
The best course of action for Poland would be to have U.S. troops stationed on its territory. It’s the only way to guarantee the country’s security.
You’ve got some very powerful countries: Poland, the United Kingdom, Sweden and others who have a genuine desire to see the euro zone straighten itself out. It’s good for all of us, whether you’re in the euro zone or not, to make sure that it doesn’t lead to a fracturing.
Both Poland and Canada should be advocates of long-‘lasting, peaceful solutions in eastern Ukraine, based on unconditional respect of international law.
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.
I can’t imagine life without Poland. I find it very hard to find a place for myself in the West.
My father emigrated from Poland and my mother from Romania. There was no affluence in my family.
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.
Marek Belka
It was an away game, I think in Poland. I ate some chicken and had really bad salmonella.
I can confirm that Poland should become a eurozone country, and not just because of the treaties that have been signed, but because I consider it of strategic interest both for Poland and the E.U.
Donald Tusk
By the time Napoleon abandoned his army to its fate in Poland – arriving back in Paris on 5 December – it numbered fewer than 10,000 effectives. It was a disaster from which he would never recover.
I remember one of my first international trips to Poland. After a long, tortuous journey, we arrived at the hotel exhausted but without the team management, who had gone ahead of us from the airport in cars, checked into the best rooms, and left us with what was left.
I knew Szpilka from around 2004, after he had stopped being a football hooligan and I was over in Poland for business. We did some filming together for about 10 minutes and hung out afterwards, he is a cool guy.
My all-time favorite skin cream is from Poland. Its called Eva Natura with Polish herbs, including rosemary. It smells wonderful and is soothing and comforting.
Dagmara Dominczyk
Poland is my home, my roots are here. There is nowhere I would rather live.
Listen, if Bill Belichick were coaching in Poland, I think you’d be excited about playing for him.
I was named after my Jewish grandfather who left Poland early in the 20th century. What I knew from an early age was that he had lived most of his life in England, his Jewish wife had died, and he married a non-Jewish woman who was my grandmother.
I think we can be confident that U.S. policy toward Poland and thus also our relations will not deteriorate, that at least they will not become weaker.
The 1960s were a time of cultural revolution in Poland. And I was a part of that revolution. For me, those years – the late 1950s and early 1960s – were the most fruitful.
Poland is ready to admit every refugee who arrives in Poland, fleeing the war in the Middle East, no matter their faith or economic status, provided that they comply with our legal regulations and want to stay in our country.
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.
I have found my perfect place on earth in Poland, in Luslawice, near Krakow.
I grew up at the time of Social Realism in Poland, when everyone was supposed to be ‘writing for the workers.’ But I soon became allergic to this. I have never written for audiences. I like it if they appreciate my music. But I would never change my style for them.
Poland is the natural bridge between East and West.
People like, George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax.
The most important funder of the British Brexit campaign had odd Russian contacts. So did some cabinet ministers in Poland’s supposedly anti-Russian, hard-right government, elected after a campaign marked by online disinformation in 2015.
I dream of Poland becoming a modern society that is defined not by the crippling nature of history, but by our individual achievements, a sense of our own self-worth and ideas for the future.
We invented a history of Poland as a tolerant, open country, a country that has not been tainted by any atrocities committed against its minorities.
It is Trump who plays with the tax code to pay no taxes; it is Trump whose Trump-brand products are made overseas by cheap labor; it is Trump who hires undocumented workers from Poland to work on his projects, then refuses to pay them minimum wages.
Poland in the 1990s saw a surge of unrestrained, Americ

Poland in the 1990s saw a surge of unrestrained, American-style capitalism. With millions of Poles living in the U.S.A., the defeat of communism led many to aim for a lifestyle derivative of Chicago or Detroit.
The road that led me to literature was very different from the one followed by my fellow writers in Poland.
Marek Hlasko
I’ve never lived in Eastern Europe, although both my wife and I have ancestors in Poland and Russia – but I can see the scenes I create.
I decided to write a crime novel. That genre was at the height of its popularity in Poland, so I thought it might earn me a bit of cash to go on with my work on ‘The Books of Jacob.’ I shut myself away for a few months and devoted myself entirely to ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.’
The Aegis Ashore sites in Poland and Romania are designed to counter long-range ballistic missiles that may be launched from other nations, outside of the Euro-Atlantic area, against our European NATO partners.
James A. Winnefeld, Jr.
Everything that was interesting was outside of Poland. Great music, art, film, hippies, Mick Jagger. It was impossible even to dream of escape. I was convinced as a teen-ager that I would have to spend the rest of my life in this trap.
Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema, the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
There is no official censorship in literature, but I feel a certain fear when I see that a kind of self-censorship is developing in Poland. Authors are somehow afraid of expressing what they really think or feel because they fear political consequences.
But the fact is we did have colonies in the east of Poland, we did have a slave economy there. But this is not common knowledge – or part of our national myth. It goes against the current romanticised view of the government, and much of the country, that Poles have always been victims, never oppressors.
Poland is not a very large country, but it’s also not a small country.
Donald Tusk
I remember being a young boy in Poland, watching David Seaman, Thierry Henry, Dennis Berkamp and others play for Arsenal. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get a chance to play for the club I supported as a little kid.
My dad is Jean-Paul Bourelly, a really prestige guitar player in Europe, and he toured with Miles Davis. I was always surrounded by the most prestige kind of musicians from Senegal, Trinidad, Poland, Nigeria, and all around the world.
With some other top players I’m part of a company trying to put on events in Europe, especially Germany, but also Poland, Austria, Russia. There’s so much talent coming out of the Far East now, and we want the same thing in Europe.
John Higgins
I always needle a bit when people say I’m a champion of the Poles, because I’ve always had a very multinational view of Poland.
Poland is a country of strong women.
Joanna Kulig
The last years of fading communism provided an ideal environment for Poland’s Catholic Church, which acted as an umbrella for dissenters of all sorts.
I would like to say to my friends in Poland: Let’s make good choices, vote for democracy.
Poland not only has a capable military but also is strong economically and does not need money being raised for it.
The Holocaust committed by the Nazis turned this country, where most of the European Jews used to live and where their culture used to flourish, into a massive grave. This is why initiatives to revive Jewish culture in Poland is so important.
Marek Belka
Nato is supposed to be here to protect the alliance… If Poland and other central European countries constitute the real flank of Nato, then it seems natural to me, a logical conclusion, that bases should be placed in those countries.
When you play a gig in Poland or Australia, or you play a gig in Toledo, they all clap at the same parts of the show. They’re clapping for the solos in the exact same way.
My parents emigrated from Poland in 1924 with my brother, who was a few months old. They were from a simple family of Polish Jews. They were looking, I suppose, for a better economic life and were escaping from an anti-Semitic environment.
Francois Englert
So I think that I can say, as the President of Poland, we’re proud that I am coming from Poland, which is different and what’s more important, much better than before.
I am the president of Poland, and I will never accept Poles being insulted or humiliated or facts being distorted that hurt our dignity.
In 1945, when the Second World War technically ends in Poland, the incoming Soviet army liberates some groups of people but begins to oppress the general population, in some ways more harshly than it had happened before.
At age 14, my paternal grandfather fled Poland to escape the pogroms that killed tens of thousands of European Jews. He worked full-time for a cobbler in Boston, making his way to California and eventually starting his own business in Taft – the Goldman Oil Supply Company.
Poland is an attractive country, and first and foremost it’s got a very important strategic location in Europe.
Our country vanished from the map of Europe after the attack of the Soviet Union against Poland. That is our history. It is a very difficult one.
I’ve lost Poland. Without Poland, I go down. I’ve been thrown out; yet I love my country.
Marek Hlasko
No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don’t believe anything could change in our relations.
Marek Belka
My grandparents got out of Poland right before the Holocaust and came here, and the only thing that mattered was surviving.
If you ask the Polish people, I believe that a vast maj

If you ask the Polish people, I believe that a vast majority of them would say they are pleased with E.U. membership, but also a majority consider very highly the sovereignty and independence of Poland – they are very attached to Polish tradition.
My grandparents were very well-educated people, but in the Jewish tradition. They knew everything about the Bible. And then they had to come to Brussels, to run away from Poland, because there was too much anti-Semitism. They lost everything they had.
Chantal Akerman
However, I don’t doubt that a wave of immigration will come to Poland.
My father was a dreamer – my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady‘s handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: ‘Don’t end up like me.’
Hermes scarf designers can be found in places from Poland to Japan, not to mention the U.S. post-office sorting room in Waco, Texas. Kermit Oliver, a longtime postal employee, has designed more than a dozen Hermes scarves.
Christina Binkley
I was born in Poland, and then I was six years in France. I returned to Poland, and then, at the age of eight and a half, we came to Germany.
Of course we have the right to have expectations towards Europe – especially towards the Europe that left us to be the prey of the Russians in 1945 – but above all we have the right to rule ourselves here on our own and decide what form Poland should have.
Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn’t write in English. Still, he’s an American.
We are giving the citizens of Poland a sense that a reasonable and predictable government is ruling here.
Donald Tusk
I have never said I would adopt the euro. Not today, not tomorrow, not in five years. We will introduce the euro when it will benefit Poles and Poland.
Ewa Kopacz
The circumstances In which I grew up In Poland were not auspicious for humor.
There are Jews who were born in Poland before World War II and survived the Holocaust, who think Poland and the Poles deserve an apology.
My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
For those of us imprisoned in Poland, the Prague Spring was a harbinger of hope.
Hinde Esther Singer was born in Poland on March 31, 1881, the daughter of Bathsheva and Pinchos Mendel Singer. Bathsheva was an intellectual, but both Bathsheva’s father and her husband disapproved of erudite women.
Unfortunately, as hate speech has proliferated, no one in Poland has been held responsible. The police take people’s statements and dismiss them. This tacit consent has demoralized weakened minds.
Poland was once a powerful imperial country that disappeared from maps of Europe for more than 100 years. It was partitioned and occupied by the Nazis and the Russians… We pop up and disappear and we do not trust what we are told to believe.
The E.U. cannot give up on common solidarity. The idea that every country does its own thing, and history and geography decides whose turn it is – whether Greece or Italy or Spain or, who knows, even Poland if there’s a crisis in north-eastern Europe – that just can’t be. There has to be a common policy.
Paolo Gentiloni
In the past, I’d felt I didn’t want to try something because I might get shot down for it. I’d tried it with England, and the goalkeeper – I think it was against Poland – saved it. This time, it came off.
Poland is a big European country. I believe it is an interesting partner where the United States and the U.S. business is very much welcome.
Poland, after the First World War, was beset by chaos, disorder, and a foolish incursion by the Red Army, which helped to produce the ultra-nationalist military dictatorship of General Pilsudski.
We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty-five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction.
If someone is undertaking aggressive military activities in Ukraine and Syria, if someone is bolstering his military presence near his neighbors… then we have an unequivocal answer regarding who wants to start a new Cold War. Certainly, it is not Poland or the NATO alliance.
In Poland we still believe – and this certainly applies to my government – that greater competitiveness, and greater growth and savings are possible in an economy which is as sparely regulated as possible, where freedom, competition and private ownership are key values.
Donald Tusk
Poland should be strong and prosperous and independent and play its proper role as a great nation in the heart of Europe.
There’s no question that Stalin broke the agreements made at Yalta completely about elections that were supposed to be held immediately in Poland, and Eastern Europe was plunged into slavery as a consequence.
Mark Shields
I had come from Poland and the attention on you is much bigger when you get to the Premier League, so everything was doubled or tripled. Obviously, there were times when I struggled to deal with the criticism.
Just about every single person who visits me in Poland tells me that everything here is better than they thought it would be – especially the food.
And I used to go the punk clubs such as a gay club in Poland Street that everyone would go to because it was the only place you could go to looking like that without getting beaten senseless.
In Lithuania they had racially abused me, in Poland they hadn’t paid me, and I thought: ‘I don’t need this.’ I said to my family: ‘I’m not playing football again.’
For myself, I’m still little Joanna from the hood – from a small town in Poland, and I’m still having my goals, my dreams.
The European Union should come up with a solid plan to

The European Union should come up with a solid plan to help especially Poland and Slovakia make this transition away from coal.
Brussels’ stance against Poland is not just… they should give more respect to the Poles.
The United States is the only country left now, bar Romania, Bulgaria and Poland, that has this all-government system.
What I find very painful are all these charges that democracy is really shaken in Poland, that we have been switching into some authoritarian regime.
The decision to withdraw our missile defense sites from Poland put us in greater jeopardy, in my view.
I am happy that Poland is returning to the road of pluralism and democracy.
That is our dilemma in Poland. We don’t like to be ruled by the East.
Strangely, you know, my parents, who left Poland separately and, you know, divorced, ended up marrying other people. But then they met again abroad, and they got together again.
Growing up in Poland, I didn’t have the experience of going to Disneyland as a child, so I don’t have any childhood memories connected to it, good or bad.
Abel Korzeniowski
And in the last sentence I would like also to mention that Poland is one of the countries with which the United States has run strategic dialogues since last year.
Marek Belka
History never repeats, but there are the obvious precedents that pessimists can reach for: Sarajevo, 1914; the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia, 1938. But equally relevant might be the tragically meaningless guarantees Britain extended to Poland in 1939.