17 Total Quotes

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn Quotes

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#American Musician #Russian Author #Disease

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.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#People #Russian Author

I'd rather have the United States be the world's policeman than the Soviet Union be the world's jailer
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#United States

Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Truth #Russian Novelist

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Force #Russian Author

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Opportunity

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.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Government #Russian Author

If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Russian Author

All this leaves no doubt that they are preparing to completely encircle Russia and deprive it of its sovereignty.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Doubt

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
#Affectation #Russian Author