Joseph Stalin Quote
There are various forms of production: artillery, automobiles, lorries. You also produce 'commodities', 'works', 'products'. Such things are highly necessary. Engineering things. For people's souls. 'Products' are highly necessary too. 'Products' are very important for people's souls. You are engineers of human souls.
speech to writers at gorky's house, 26 October 1932; A. Kemp-Welch Stalin and the Literary Intelligentsia, 1928–39 (1991)