"It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Lawrence Welk
"It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed."
"I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever."
"Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation."
"The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature."
"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones."