Monday, December 19, 2011

Vaclav Havel Quotes

"The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less."
"I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."
"There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them."

"There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side."
"The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle."
"Many people hardly ever see a politician as a person anymore. Instead, a politician is a shadow they watch on television, not knowing whether he is speaking impromptu or reading a text written for him by anonymous advisers or experts from a screen hidden behind the cameras."
"We live in the postmodern world, where everything is possible and almost nothing is certain."
(Signs placed on Highways 1, 17 and 101 in Santa Cruz and Marin counties.)

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