Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes: You know the words from the Bible: 'Build not on sand, but on rock....' Tyrant leaders respect only firmness...and laugh at persons who give in to them.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quote: Each person has his special moment of life when he unfolded himself to the fullest, felt to the deepest, and expressed himself to the utmost, to himself and to others.
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Quotes about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Generosity is a two-edged virtue for an artist - it nourishes his imagination but has a fatal effect on his routine.
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Quote about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Beat a dog once and you only have to show him the whip.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Sayings: Some are bound to die young. By dying young a person stays young in people's memory. If he burns brightly before he dies, his brightness shines for all time.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Saying: Freedom! To fill people's mailboxes, eyes, ears and brains with commercial rubbish against their will, television programs that are impossible to watch with a sense of coherence. Freedom! To force information on people, taking no account of their right not to accept it or their right of peace of mind. Freedom! To spit in the eyes and souls of passersby with advertisements.
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Sayings about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Thus, literature, together with language, preserves and protects a nation's soul.
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Saying about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: In our country they do not permit any information to be X-rayed through and through, nor any discussion to encompass all the facets of a subject. All this is invariably suppressed at the very beginning, so no ray of light should fall on the naked body of truth. And then all this is piled up in one formless heap covering many years, where it languishes for whole decades, until all interest and all means of sorting out the rusty blocks from all this trash are lost.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes: Ideology - that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the neccessary steadfastness and determination... Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quote: Nothing is more boring than a man with a career.
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Quotes about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The same old caveman feeling-greed, envy, violence, and mutual hate, which along the way assumed respectable pseudonyms like class struggle, racial struggle, mass struggle, labor-union struggle-are tearing our world to pieces.
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Quote about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Our 20th Century has proved to be more cruel than preceding centuries, and the first fifty years have not erased all its horrors; our world is rent asunder by those same old cave-age emotions of greed, envy, lack of control, mutual hostility which have picked up in passing respectable pseudonyms like class struggle, radical conflict, struggle of the masses, trade-union disputes.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Sayings: In the camp, this meant committing my verse-many thousands of lines-to memory. To help me with this I improvised decimal counting beads and, in transit prisons, broke up matchsticks and used the fragments as tallies. As I approached the end of my sentences I grew more confident of my powers of memory, and began writing down and memorizing prose-dialogue at first, but then, bit by bit, whole densely written passages. My memory found room for them! It worked. But more and more of my time-in the end as much as one week every month-went into the regular repetition of all I had memorized.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Saying: We particularly like people who value us highly.
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Sayings about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: One world, one mankind cannot exist in the face of six, four or even two scales of values: We shall be torn apart by this disparity of rhythm, this disparity of vibrations.
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Saying about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes: You took my freedom away a long time ago and you can't give it back because you haven't got it yourself.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quote: The simple act of an ordinary courageous man is not to take part, not to support lies! Let that come into the world and even reign over it, but not through me. Writers and artists can do more: they can vanquish lies! ... Lies can stand up against much in the world, but not against art.
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