"It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory."