Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to be paid for.:; Don't imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet régime, or any other régime, and then suddenly return to mental decency.:; Once a whore, always a whore.
I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.gustave courbet
For a country to have a great writer ... is like having another government. That’s why no régime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.aleksandr solzhenitsyn