Can a man who's warm understand one who's freezing?
("One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich")
More Quotes from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:The central government possesses no plan of finding the way out of this blind alley.
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.
Yes, you live with your feet in the mud and there's no time to be thinking about how you got in or how you're going to get out.
It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.
A genius doesn't adjust his treatment of a theme to a tyrant's taste
First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
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