"I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Mo Yan on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Mo Yan on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Mo Yan on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Mo Yan on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Mo Yan on Ronald Reagan
"I heard so many stories from Gaomi's peasants that I had an irrepressible urge to write them down. Today, Gaomi's peasants know that they have become famous around the world through my writings, but I think they are a little puzzled by this."