"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Henning Mankell on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Henning Mankell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Henning Mankell on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Henning Mankell on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Henning Mankell on Dalai Lama
"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 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."
"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 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."