Knowledge eliminates amazement, because someone who knows everything cannot
be taken by surprise! "The Cyberiad"

You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down! "The Cyberiad"

The world is actually an hallucination of some Superbrain gone berserk in a manner infinite but bounded. "The Cyberiad"

Where one can do all, the pleasure will pall. ["The Cyberiad"]

Each civilization may choose one of two roads to travel, that is, either fret itself to death, or pet itself to death. "The Cyberiad"

Reason, once perfectly happy, will immediately desire to be perfectly unhappy. "The Cyberiad"

Plenitude, when too plenitudinous, was worse than destitution. "The Cyberiad"

Sex is a fundamental source of conflict between Reason and Happiness; as Sex is wholly unreasonable and Reason by no means sexual. "The Cyberiad"

Everything dissolves in time. There is no stronger solvent. "The Cyberiad"

Wisdom consists of delegating to someone else the work one is supposed to do. "The Cyberiad"