"Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information. Knowledge involves listening."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Henning Mankell on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Henning Mankell on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Henning Mankell on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Henning Mankell on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Henning Mankell on William Shakespeare
"What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people's dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats - and they in turn can listen to ours."
"I live with one foot in the sand and one in the snow. There's European egocentricity, and the African opposite. I normally say that my African experience has made me a better European."
"I am not afraid of dying. I have lived longer than most people in the world. What scares me is to have a body that works but a brain that is waving goodbye. If that happens, I hope I die quickly."
"I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it's myself at eight. Because that's when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they're an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best."
"The wonderful Mozambican people have endured tremendous misery without losing their dignity and their positive outlook on life. Moreover, they have not lost their will to progress and develop. Mozambique is a country where the people never surrendered."
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