"The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Vaclav Havel on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Vaclav Havel on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Vaclav Havel on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Vaclav Havel on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Vaclav Havel on Booker T. Washington
"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."