Czech Author Quotes
Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible, then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
Quite obviously a cat trusts human beings; but she doesn't trust another cat because she knows better than we do.
Anne Frank's legacy is still very much alive and it can address us fully, especially at a time when the map of the world is changing and when dark passions are awakening within people.
A lad changed to a shrub in spring,
the shrub into a shepherd boy,
A fine hair to a lyre string,
snow into snow on hair piled high.
Magnify the divine mystery and the holiness of mankind.
Here in the Lord's bosom rests
The tongues of beggars,
The lungs of generals,
The eyes of informers,
The skins of martyrs
In the absolute
Of the microscope's lenses.
I know that no reader ever asks a question. A writer must force his favors upon his readers.
Lost in my dreams, I somehow cross at the traffic signals, bumping into street lamps or people, yet moving onward, exuding fumes of beer and grime, yet smiling, because my briefcase is full of books and that very night I expect them to tell me things about myself I don't know.
Fear is the touch of death, death reminding us of its existence.
Quote of the day
How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon