"My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Aung San Suu Kyi on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Aung San Suu Kyi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Aung San Suu Kyi on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Aung San Suu Kyi on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Aung San Suu Kyi on Winston Churchill
"Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age."
"At this age, I should be leading a quiet life."
"Maybe it is something to do with age, but I have become fonder of poetry than of prose."
"I think sometimes if you are alone, you are freer because your time is your own."
"One person alone can't do anything as important as bringing genuine democracy to a country."