Quotation by Václav Havel

Life cannot be destroyed for good, neither ... can history be brought entirely to a halt. A secret streamlet trickles on beneath the heavy lid of inertia and pseudo-events, slowly and inconspicuously undercutting it. It may be a long process, but one day it must happen: the lid will no longer hold and will start to crack. This is the moment when something once more begins visibly to happen, something truly new and unique ... something truly historical, in the sense that history again demands to be heard.
Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czech playwright, president. "Letter to Dr. Gustáv Husák," pt. 1, April 8, 1975, Living in Truth (1986).
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