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The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.
There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape.
There are three points of view to everything - mine, yours, and the truth.
Europe is no longer Europe, it is 'Eurabia,' a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.
We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century
If a man is a man and not a sheep in the flock, he has a survival instinct in him that leads him to fight even if he realizes he's fighting in vain, even if he knows he will lose.
The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom.
I defend Israel's right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time.
No matter what system you live under, there is no escaping the law that it's always the strongest, the cruellest, the least generous who win.
You belong neither to God nor the state nor me. You belong to yourself and no one else.
Love isn’t putting chain on someone who wants to struggle and is ready to die for it, love is letting him die in the way he’s chosen.
Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I didn't vote because I have dignity. If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them, I would spit on my own face.
I’ll parade with those who are alone like me. They exist. They are very few, but they exist. I’ll find them.
I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.
You cannot govern, you cannot administrate, with an ignoramus.
Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.
I always introduce myself as an encyclopedia of defects which I do not deny. Why should I? It took me a whole life to build myself as I am.
Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true. There must be some human truth that is beyond religion.
America's a hard school, I know, but hard schools make excellent graduates.
True power does not need arrogance, a long beard and a barking voice. True power strangles you with silk ribbons, charm and intelligence.
This Islam business kidnapped me.
You wear yourself out in the pursuit of wealth or love or freedom, you do everything to gain some right, and once it's gained you take no pleasure in it.
I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.
Life is such an effort, Child. It's a war that is renewed each day, and its moments of joy are brief parentheses for which you pay a cruel price.
I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion.
To have realized your dream makes you feel lost.
Wojtyla was a warrior, who did more to end the Soviet Union than even America.
With our progress we have destroyed our only weapon against tedium: that rare weakness we call imagination.
Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.
What's the point anyway - Of suffering, dying? It teaches us to live, boy. A man who does not struggle does not live, he survives.
I have expressed my opinion through the written word through my books, that is all.
War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.
I am a danger to myself if I get angry.
How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It's like asking Seneca for a solution. You remember what he did? He committed suicide!
Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?
Listen: if I am a painter and I do your portrait, have I or haven't I the right to paint you as I want?
I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
America is God equals America equals Business equals America equals God.
America's vulnerability comes precisely from its strength, its wealth, its power and its modernity. It's the usual story of the dog chasing its own tail.
I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans.
Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient?
But here's what I've learned in this war, in this country, in this city: to love the miracle of having been born.
It brought back to mind the injustice I spoke of, the solitude that oppresses women intent on defending their own destinies, their own dreams, their own mistakes.
Objectivity does not exist - it cannot exist!.. The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.
I no longer have the energy to get really angry, like I used to.
I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism.