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Alexander Solzhenitsyn
(1918-2008) born on
Dec 11
Russian novelist. He is well known for his books describing forced labor camps, e.g., "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," 1962.
         
   
F
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

R
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience . . . from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
A
Generosity is a two-edged virtue for an artist - it nourishes his imagination but has a fatal effect on his routine.
N
It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within our power . . . a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.
K
A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
R: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
A: "The First Circle," 1964.
N: In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992.
K: "The First Circle."
   


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