Ryszard Kapuscinski Quotes

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Born: March 4, 1932, Pinsk, Poleskie, Poland [now Pinsk, Belarus]
Birth Country: Poland
Died: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland, January 22, 2007
Occupation: Author

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Readership was high, and very attentive. It was people's only source of knowledge about the world.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

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