"I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Mahatma Gandhi
"Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries - the body has a stronger memory than your mind."
"People dance at any age."
"When I'm alone, I work sometimes with music, sometimes without and sometimes just listening to NPR."
"I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people."
"People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience."