98 Best Dejan Stojanovic Quotes from the Serbian Poet

Dejan Stojanović is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman and former journalist, born on 11 March 1959 in Peć, Kosovo.

He completed his secondary education in Montenegro and earned a law degree from the University of Pristina.

He started writing poetry in the late seventies, initially keeping his work private before publishing in literary magazines.

He developed a philosophical system of ideas exploring metaphysical questions, language and literature.


Unfortunately, his manuscripts and library were lost in a fire after the Kosovo war. He established a publishing firm, Metoh and published his first poetry book, Krugovanje, in 1993.

He also worked as a foreign correspondent, interviewing prominent writers, including Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow.

His poetry collections feature compact, dense poems organized in sequences, often covering paradoxical themes with new perspectives and meanings.

He used various poetic forms, some new to Serbian poetry, earning him the description of a ‘cosmosophist’ by critic David Kecman.

I have selected the best quotes by Dejan Stojanovic for you.

Best Dejan Stojanovic Quotes


I travel, always arriving in the same place. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Deliver thunder, God If you choose not to talk. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Creating means living. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Infinity is the end. End without infinity is but a new beginning. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Get close to grass and you’ll see a star. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Wherever I go, I run into myself. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Accidents are not accidents but precise arrivals at the wrong right time. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Strangers are endearing because you don’t know them yet. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


In the essence of truth lies deceit. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Stars are only the rain of the Absolute. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Your head is a lit chamber. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


The game itself is bigger than the winning. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Whatever others may say, they say it to deceive and comfort themselves, not help you. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Through everything I have passed but nowhere I have been. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Every man needs his siren to check his courage and strength When he hears her song In his travels through the unknown. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


It is easy to see the glow but hard to recognize the awakening of silence. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sound effects. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Famous Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

It is not possible to express the most precious insights, To see all that craves to be seen, To visit even the closest neighbors in the universe, To learn all that needs to be learned, To live without dying, And I am sad about it. But I lived And I am happy about that. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

I visited many places, Some of them quite Exotic and far away, But I always returned to myself. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

A hidden spark of the dream sleeps In the forest and waits In the celestial spheres of the brain. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

The most complicated skill is to be simple. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Dreams are our only geography – our native land. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

I recreate myself; that is my only power. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Do not look too far for you will see nothing. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Life is only a flicker of melted ice. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Top Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Eyesight for an eagle is what thought is to a man. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Life eats life to live. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Devil and God – two sides of the same face. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Love is almost never simple. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

In an endless silence even screams sound silent. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Arrival in the world is really a departure and that, which we call departure, is only a return. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Too often, feelings arrive too soon, waiting for thoughts that often come too late. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Senses empower limitations, senses expand vision within borders, senses promote understanding through pleasure. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Eternity is a glorious word, but eternity is ice. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Popular Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

Eternity is a glorious word, but eternity is ice. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

I can see myself before myself – A being through dark scenery. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


In the end, the world returns to a grain. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Why poetry, you ask? Because of life, I answer. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

We built tall buildings, but we have not become any taller. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

There are no winners in real games. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Even great men bow before the Sun; it melts hubris into humility. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

In every sound, the hidden silence sleeps. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

When the star dies, Its eye closes; tired of watching, It flies back to its first bright dream. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Every star was once darker than the night, before it awoke. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Hope without love is hopeless. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

To go against the grain is the secret of bravery. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Great Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

To dream on occasion is not dreaming. ~ Dejan StojanovicDejan Stojanovic.

For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

The farther away, the closer the home becomes. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Everybody talks, but there is no conversation. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

When all is lost, there is still a memory. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


God is busy and has no time for you. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

How many unuttered words died in the heads of those for whom a word was too expensive. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Without space, there is no time. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Wise Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

God is a cloud from which rain fell. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Fly without wings; Dream with open eyes; See in darkness. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Based on the law of probability Everything is possible because The sheer existence of possibility Confirms the existence Of impossibility. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

To keep the air fresh among words is the secret of verbal cleanliness. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

When magic through nerves and reason passes, Imagination, force, and passion will thunder. The portrait of the world is changed. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Possible is more a matter of attitude, A matter of decision, to choose Among the impossible possibilities, When one sound opportunity Becomes a possible solution. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

You are hurrying to the sweet place, To the nonsense chasing your spirit And in the nonsense you look for answers. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

They blossomed, they did not talk about blossoming. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Either all lights are turned off or one inner light is missing. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

There is a moonlight note in the Moonlight Sonata; there is a thunder note in an angry sky. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


Everything that looks too perfect is too perfect to be perfect. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Powerful Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

We will go far away, to nowhere, to conquer, to fertilize until we become tired. Then we will stop and there will be our home. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Either you will be you or you will not be at all. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago He would’ve thought they were birds Or angels from another world Or messengers from other planets. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

I wanted to write the most beautiful poem but that is impossible; the world has written its own. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

If emptiness is empty, how can something be borne or awaken from it. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Those who hate rain hate life. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

To leave out beautiful sunsets is the secret of good taste. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.


One hand I extend into myself, the other toward others. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

What does infinity mean to you? Are you not infinity and yourself? ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Inspiring Dejan Stojanovic Quotes

From whichever side I start, I think I am in an old place where others have been before me. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Color is the overpowering of black; white – the final victory over black. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

The world is always open, Waiting to be discovered. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.

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