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Vaclav Havel
(1936-2011) born on
Oct 5
Czech playwright, poet, politician. He was a prominent playwright and political dissident under communism, who eventually served as the president of Czechoslovakia, 1989-92.
         
   
F
The cliché organizes life; it expropriates people's identity; it becomes ruler, defense lawyer, judge, and the law.

R
As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
A
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.
N
The role of the writer is not simply to arrange Being according to his own lights; he must also serve as a medium to Being and remain open to its often unfathomable dictates. This is the only way the work can transcend its creator and radiate its meaning
K
There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986; tr. 1990).
R: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 1 (1986; tr. 1990).
A: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 2 (1986; tr. 1990).
N: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 2 (1986; tr. 1990).
K: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986; tr. 1990).
   


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