Quotes

11 November 2014
Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.
11 November 2014
We follow the mystics. They know where they are going. They, too, go astray, but when they go astray they do so in a way that is mystical, dark, and mysterious.
11 November 2014
In Poland a man must be one thing: white or black, here or there, with us or against us—clearly, openly, without hesitations.... We lack the liberal, democratic tradition rich in all its gradations. We have instead the tradition of struggle: the extreme situation, the final gesture.
11 November 2014
Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve.
11 November 2014
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
11 November 2014
When man meets an obstacle he can't destroy, he destroys himself.
11 November 2014
Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.
11 November 2014
The so-called new Russian man is characterized mainly by his complete exhaustion. You may find yourself wondering if he has the strength to enjoy his new-found freedom. He is like a long- distance runner who, on reaching the finishing line, is incapable even of raising his hands in a gesture of victory.
11 November 2014
Although a system may cease to exist in the legal sense or as a structure of power, its values (or anti-values), its philosophy, its teachings remain in us. They rule our thinking, our conduct, our attitude to others. The situation is a demonic paradox: we have toppled the system but we still carry its genes.
11 November 2014
Our job is like a baker's work—his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.

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