"Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Vaclav Havel on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Vaclav Havel on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Vaclav Havel on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Vaclav Havel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Vaclav Havel on John Lennon
"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."