Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel

He was the tenth and last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first President of the Czech Republic (1993–2003).
If a single writer in a country is in chains, then there are some links of that chain that binds us all.More Vaclav Havel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The kind of hope that I often think about…I understand above all as a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we have hope within us, or we don’t. It is a dimension of the soul It’s not essentially dependent upon some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation. Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.More Vaclav Havel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without the constantly living and articulated eperience of absurdity, there would be no reason to attempt to do something meaningful. And on the contrary, how can one experience one's own absurdity if one is not constantly seeking meaning?More Vaclav Havel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In any case, ideals are something we strive for; they are somewhere on the horizon of our efforts; they provide meaning and direction; they are not, however, static quotas that we either fulfill or do not.More Vaclav Havel quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed.More Vaclav Havel quotes [08/13/2011 05:08:59]

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