For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.
I should like to underline: no people, no country, in which a Communist dictatorship has been established, ever found its way out of it.
I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.
In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.
At a certain age you’re always uncertain how other people will take you.
The dream of socialists, the Maximum Programme, has always been to eliminate the private property, the family and the nation state. With the private property they have not succeeded, but they continue on the path of destruction of the family and the nation.
The experience of opposing mass movements was acquired by the KGB during perestroika. It was then that the politicians decided to develop and nourish mass movements for their purposes.
Usually, the leaders appear in the moment of the highest stress, when it is time, speaking symbolically, to go to the barricades. Then people, clever, capable, but focused on their own tasks, will leave their immediate occupations and go to the barricades, because there is nowhere to hide.
I’m not religious in any formal sense, not in any God sense.
I started writing when I was about thirteen.