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 1939-1941.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both Poland and Canada should be advocates of long-‘lasting, peaceful solutions in eastern Ukraine, based on unconditional respect of international law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The road that led me to literature was very different from the one followed by my fellow writers in Poland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
However, I don’t doubt that a wave of immigration will come to Poland.
We are giving the citizens of Poland a sense that a reasonable and predictable government is ruling here.
The circumstances In which I grew up In Poland were not auspicious for humor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.