Peter the Great quotes

  • Swedes, we are not - Russians, we do not want to become ... so let us be Finnish.

  • A historical property has morals and ethics of the society that created it and it can be revived. What I mean is that we can discover new possibilities from the process of dismantling, transforming, and recreating.

  • Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history.

  • The degeneration of the revolution in Russia does not pass from the revolution for communism to the revolution for a developed kind of capitalism, but to a pure capitalist revo­lution. It runs in parallel with world-wide capitalist domination which, by successive steps, eliminates old feudal and Asiatic forms in various zones. While the historical situation in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries caused the capitalist revolution to take liberal forms, in the twentieth century it must have totalitarian and bureaucratic ones.

  • If I get an idea for a series that I really like, I'm sure I won't be able to resist coming back and doing it.

  • I knew that even if I was able to call for help, I was in a place so remote that it wasn't likely there would be anyone who could help me. And even if there were, it could take weeks.

  • You can teach taste, editorial sense, but the ability to say something funny is something I've never been able to teach anyone.

  • Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.

  • The only people I have been able to use are those who fought

  • It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.