"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Vaclav Havel on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Vaclav Havel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Vaclav Havel on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Vaclav Havel on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Vaclav Havel on Maya Angelou
"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."