• Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.

    "Expulsion". Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's letter to the Secretariat of the Soviet Writers' Union (November 12, 1969) as translated in "Solzhenitsyn: A Documentary Record" edited by Leopold Labedz, 1970.