Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wisdom from Wislawa Szymborska

From her Nobel Prize lecture:

There is, has been, and will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It's made up of all those who've consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination. It may include doctors, teachers, gardeners - and I could list a hundred more professions. Their work becomes one continuous adventure as long as they manage to keep discovering new challenges in it. Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous "I don't know."

1 comment:

missey said...

I make guys copy this quote down on the first day of poetry every year. Good stuff.