Stanislaw Lem — Polish Writer born on September 12, 1921, died on March 27, 2006

Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire. Trained physician. His books have been translated into forty-one languages and have sold over forty-five million copies. From the 1950s to 2000s, he published many books, both science fiction and philosophical/futurological. He is best known as the author of the 1961 novel Solaris, which has been made into a feature film three times. In 1976, Theodore Sturgeon wrote that Lem was the most widely read science-fiction writer in the world... (wikipedia)

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort.
A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.
Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.