Quotes by Ai Weiwei

The best Quotes and Sayings

Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.

Freedom of SpeechAi Weiwei, Oktober 2009

A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.

FairytalesAi Weiwei

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.

Censorship, InternetAi Weiwei

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.

iPhonesAi Weiwei

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.

ChinaAi Weiwei