What Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said

zaidpub (old blog)
zaidpub (old blog)

“We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.”

“The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.”

“Let your memory be your travel bag.”

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

“Prize above all else in the world those who love you and who wish you well.”

“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”

“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.”

“For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”

“If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?”

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.”

One thought on “What Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said”

  1. AZ wrote greatly from personal realities

    His best writing is of course the suggested use, in hindsight, of utter violence and killing of those whom would come to enforce the edicts of tyranny…

    In any manner able, fireplace pokers, frying pans, even a metal pole or kitchen knife!

    If he could have traveled back to the second he was captured, he would have better killed the uniformed authorities whom were simply enforcing lawful orders!

    Remember this and keep it close as they arrive at your doors people, for they are coming sooner than later for we have not brought the fight to them to make them ash.

    We are armed to the teeth and have the blood of our forefathers in us.

    The future dystopia has arrived and is giving birth

    What will you do?