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.
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.george orwell
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