Friday, May 25, 2007

Solzhenitsyn's quotes of wisdom!!!

"For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones. "

"You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again."

"Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press."

"Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence."

"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones."

"Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man."

Quotes from Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. Russian writer and Nobel Prize in Literature 1970.


Swobodin said...

How famous is Solzhenitsyn in Tunisia?

samsoum said...

ha ha. I just read your post.
Yep, he doesn't seem to be famous in TN or even known.