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Vaclav Havel Quotes By J.J. McAvoy: It is not enough to stare up the It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. - Vaclav Havel — J.J. McAvoy
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Lying can never save us from another lie. Lying can never save us from another lie. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The tragic element in modern man, not ignore The tragic element in modern man, not ignore the meaning of his life, but it bothers him less and less. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: By perceiving ourselves as part of the river, By perceiving ourselves as part of the river, we take responsibility for the river as a whole. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Truth is not merely what we are thinking, Truth is not merely what we are thinking, but also why, to whom and under what circumstances we say it. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Truth and love will overcome lies and hatred. Truth and love will overcome lies and hatred. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Keep the company of those who seek the Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: We fell morally ill because we became used We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Communism was overthrown by life, by thought, by Communism was overthrown by life, by thought, by dignity. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: It lies in human nature that where you It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Hope is not the conviction that something will Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: To serve grand ideas with a major work To serve grand ideas with a major work is not bad, nor is it all there's to art. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Tom Stoppard: I would count myself as a friend of I would count myself as a friend of Vaclav Havel. — Tom Stoppard
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: If the world is to change for the If the world is to change for the better it must start with a change in human consciousness, in the very humanness of modern man. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Judy Woodruff: I think he [Vaclav Havel] felt that he I think he [Vaclav Havel] felt that he could speak more truth, in a way, through writing plays. — Judy Woodruff
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: English is the 'language of liberty' for nations English is the 'language of liberty' for nations emerging from years of cultural oppression. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: If a single writer in a country is If a single writer in a country is in chains, then there are some links of that chain that binds us all. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Those that say that individuals are not capable Those that say that individuals are not capable of changing anything are only looking for excuses. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The only lost cause is one we give The only lost cause is one we give up on before we enter the struggle. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The hope of the world lies in the The hope of the world lies in the rehabilitation of the living human being, not just the body but also the soul. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Follow the man who seeks the truth; run Follow the man who seeks the truth; run from the man who has found it. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: In my opinion, theater shouldn't give advice to In my opinion, theater shouldn't give advice to citizens. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Jerzy Buzek: Vaclav Havel is the figure that represents the Vaclav Havel is the figure that represents the Velvet Revolution and the reunification of Europe. He will be sorely missed. — Jerzy Buzek
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Courage means going against majority opinion in the Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: You can't spend your whole life criticizing something You can't spend your whole life criticizing something and then, when you have the chance to do it better, refuse to go near it. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Whether all is really lost or not depends Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: There's always something suspect about an intellectual on There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Judy Woodruff: The system was afraid of Vaclav Havel. And The system was afraid of Vaclav Havel. And so they either harassed him for put him in jail. — Judy Woodruff
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Drama assumes an order. If only so that Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have - by disrupting that order - a way of surprising. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: I have said it so often: if the I have said it so often: if the West does not stabilize the East, the East will destabilize the West. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: I think it's important for one to take I think it's important for one to take a certain distance from oneself. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: There is only one thing I will not There is only one thing I will not concede: that it might be meaningless to strive in a good cause. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: We must not be afraid of dreaming the We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: True enough, the country is calm. Calm as True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say? — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: A genuinely fundamental and hopeful improvement in "systems" A genuinely fundamental and hopeful improvement in "systems" cannot happen without a significant shift in human consciousness. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: All human suffering concerns each human being All human suffering concerns each human being — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: I have read somewhere that in a totalitarian I have read somewhere that in a totalitarian system martyrdom does better than thought. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Modern science kills God and takes his place Modern science kills God and takes his place on the vacant throne. Science is the sole legitimate arbiter of all relavent truth. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Judy Woodruff: Vaclav Havel had this great sense of humor. Vaclav Havel had this great sense of humor. And you kind of felt that he was making a little bit fun of everything at the same time. — Judy Woodruff
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Judy Woodruff: He [Vaclav Havel] did love music. And so He [Vaclav Havel] did love music. And so much about the Czech revolution was about music. — Judy Woodruff
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect. I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Vision is not enough, it must be combined Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: What's certain is that a totalitarian enclave like What's certain is that a totalitarian enclave like Cuba's can't continue to exist, so change will definitely come there, eventually. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The salvation of the world lies in the The salvation of the world lies in the human heart. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Theater is there to search for questions. It Theater is there to search for questions. It doesn't give you instructions. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: It's not hard to stand behind one's successes. It's not hard to stand behind one's successes. But to accept responsibility for one's failures ... that is devishly hard! — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The truth is not simply what you think The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why, and how it is said. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Evil must be confronted in its womb and, Evil must be confronted in its womb and, if it can't be done otherwise, then it has to be dealt with by the use of force. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: When a truth is not given complete freedom, When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The tragedy of modern man is not that 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. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: There can be no doubt that distrust of There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: I cannot imagine that I could strive for I cannot imagine that I could strive for something if I did not carry hope in me. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Nothing is more powerful than individuals acting out Nothing is more powerful than individuals acting out of their own conscience. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The real test of a man is not The real test of a man is not when he plays the role that he wants for himself but when he plays the role destiny has for him. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Hope is the deep orientation of the human Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Hope is not a feeling of certainty that Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: We live in the postmodern world, where everything We live in the postmodern world, where everything is possible and almost nothing is certain. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: People, your Government has returned to you! People, your Government has returned to you! — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: But if I were to say who influenced But if I were to say who influenced me most, then I'd say Franz Kafka. And his works were always anchored in the Central European region. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: Truth lies not only in what is said, Truth lies not only in what is said, but also in who says it, to whom, why, how and under what circumstances. — Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel Quotes By Vaclav Havel: The deeper the experience of an absence of The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought. — Vaclav Havel