Quotes by Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich is a Belarusian investigative journalist, essayist and oral historian who writes in Russian. She was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time".

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All our lives, we fight for certain ideals, and they get diluted, and then we have to fight for them again.

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I don't want to be like other authors and say that there are only a few story lines in literature. A story is like a human face. We have as many stories as human faces. You might have similar facial features, but they're all a little different.

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Nobody thought the Soviet Union would collapse; it was a shock for everyone.

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Reality has always attracted me like a magnet; it tortured and hypnotized me. I wanted to capture it on paper.

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Freedom is not an instantaneous holiday, as we once dreamed. It is a road. A long road. We know this now.

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