"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Saint Augustine
"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."