"When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Vaclav Havel on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Vaclav Havel on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Vaclav Havel on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Vaclav Havel on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Vaclav Havel on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."