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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.
Literature that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society . . . loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read.

The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either -- but right through every human heart.
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Open letter, 16 May 1967, to the Fourth Soviet Writers' Congress (published in Problems of Communism, July-Aug. 1968;
R: The Gulag Archipelago
A: Cancer Ward."
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Bobynin, in The First Circle, ch. 17 (1968).

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