Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end ... Art must not serve might.
Statement to S. K. Neumann, as quoted Karel ?apek: Life and Work (2002) by Ivan Klima
I think I am slowly becoming an anarchist, that this is only another label for my privateness, and I think that you will understand this in the sense of being against collectivity.Karel Čapek
Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel.Karel Čapek
I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up.Karel Čapek
I don't say that it is a bad or useless profession: but it isn't one of the superlatively fine and striking ones, and the material used is of a strange sort — you don't even see it. But I'd like all the things I used to see to be in it: the ringing hammer-strokes of the smith and the colors of the whisping of the stone-mason, the bustling of the baker, the humility of the poor, and all the lusty strength and skill which men of towering stature put into their work before the astonished and fascinated eyes of a child.Karel Čapek