"Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Vaclav Havel on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Vaclav Havel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Vaclav Havel 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."Vaclav Havel on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Vaclav Havel on Dalai Lama
"It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly."
"The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it."
"If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed."
"What's certain is that a totalitarian enclave like Cuba's can't continue to exist, so change will definitely come there, eventually."
"The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought."