If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:1030) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:584) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:772) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
When you're cold, don't expect sympathy from someone who's warm.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:911) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn ( /soʊlʒəˈniːtsɨn/;Russian: Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын, pronounced ; 11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a writer, who, through his often-suppressed writings, helped to raise global awareness of the gulag, the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system from 1918 to 1956 – particularly in The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the Soviet system had collapsed.