I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
More Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn quotes :
It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn