"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."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Vaclav Havel on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Vaclav Havel on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Vaclav Havel on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Vaclav Havel on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Vaclav Havel on Winston Churchill
"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."