The best Quotes by Ai Weiwei

The best Quotes by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei (born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese contemporary artist, documentarian, and activist. As an activist, he has been openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights.

Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.
Oktober 2009
A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.
Censorship is saying: "I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine." But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.
We see the tendency in the world to criticise democracy and sometimes even to say that authoritarian countries like China are more efficient. That is very short-sighted. China looks efficient only because it can sacrifice most people's rights. This is not something the west should be happy about.

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We all remember the bed time stories of our childhoods. The shoe fits Cinderella, the frog turns into a prince, sleeping beauty is awakened with a kiss. Once upon a time and then they lived happily ever after. Fairy tales, the stuff of dreams. The problem is, fairy tales don't come true. It's the other stories, the ones that begin with dark and stormy nights and end in the unspeakable. It's the nightmares that always seem to become reality. The person that invented the phrase "Happily ever after" should have his ass kicked, so hard!
Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy - Season 5 Episode 1
33
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
20
Hermione: "We didn't hear stories like that when we were little, we heard 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' and 'Cinderella'..."
Ron: "What's that? An illness?"
17
Fairy tales are meant to be shared.
8
One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.
6
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
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Fairy tales are for everyone.
4
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
I am still against any kind of censorship. It's a subject in my life that has been very important.
1
Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship.
I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
5
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek - Season 4 Episode 21
3
We change people through conversation, not through censorship.
2
Give me your love and not your like!
5
The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.
3
Just move to the Internet, its great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome.
2
People can say some extraordinary things when they're hiding behind a keyboard.
1
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
1
The Internet is like a wave. You either learn to swim with it or you sink.
1
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
1
You're like the iPhone 5 of German TV hosts. Thin, light and unnecessarily tall.
Klaas Heufer-Umlauf in Joko & Klaas - neoParadise vom 13.09.2012
2
We live in a world where losing your iPhone is more dramatic than losing your virginity.
1
There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.
Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) - 04/2007, 2 months before first iPhone is released
1
Asked my daughter to get me a phone book...
She's like, "Yo Gen X, how about keeping up? Just use my iPhone!"
I shrugged, took her iPhone and totally wrecked it when I crushed the spider on the wall.
Apple has long been a leading innovator of mobile technology; I myself own an iPhone.
They have a new high-end iPhone called the iPhone 5S. The 'S' stands for 'shut up and give us your money'.
This is about as close as America gets to having a royal baby; Apple unveiling a new iPhone.
Why are all the news ladies Chinese? They should stick to what they know: railroads, sushi and dim sum.
Frank Gallagher in Shameless - Season 1 Episode 4
I'm just one of the 1.3 billion Chinese.
China will always remain the builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and upholder of international order.
I went to stay in China for about three months, and everywhere I went, the people are so shielded from what's going on in the world.
In the past months since February 24th, we had to realize that aggressive rhetoric can lead to dangerous actions. China's rhetoric about Taiwan is concerning.
Annalena Baerbock - August 2022
You can't punish people for their thoughts. I'm from China, we've tried.
Mindy Chen in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 8
China... the country responsible for huge technological advances and yet, it still can't seem to get pandas to fck.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022

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