"There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Ryszard Kapuscinski on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Ryszard Kapuscinski on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Albert Camus
"He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel."
"Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly."
"Readership was high, and very attentive. It was people's only source of knowledge about the world."
"The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart."
"Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands."