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 Antony Sher - “You don't expect to get the letter saying, Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.”  
 Antony Sher - “Most of my career has been spent with the RSC doing Shakespeare, and the thing you learn from Shakespeare is that his historical plays don't bear anything other than a basic resemblance to history.”  
 Antony Sher - “I have no cynicism at all.”  
 Olive Schreiner - “Our fathers had their dreams we have ours the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.”  
 Olive Schreiner - “Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.”  
 Breyten Breytenbach - “The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests.”  
 Breyten Breytenbach - “It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.”  
 Breyten Breytenbach - “In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one's breath.”  
 Breyten Breytenbach - “I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious because it is not a clearly defined partisan one.”  
 Thabo Mbeki - “Well, because lots of questions had been raised about the toxicity of the drug, which is very serious.”  
 Thabo Mbeki - “We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population.”  
 Thabo Mbeki - “It must not be heard, it must not be seen, that's the demand now. Why is Thabo Mbeki talking to discredited scientists, giving them legitimacy.”  
 Thabo Mbeki - “If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects.”  
 Thabo Mbeki - “I say that why don't we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about.”  
 Thabo Mbeki - “I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.”  
 Nelson Mandela - “There is no such thing as part freedom.”  
 Nelson Mandela - “Only free men can negotiate prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.”  
 Nelson Mandela - “It always seems impossible until its done.”  
 Nelson Mandela - “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”  
 Nelson Mandela - “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”  
 Nelson Mandela - “There is nothing like returning to a place that reminds unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”  
 Thomas Wilson - “I'm just truly out of things to say. I'm on the record about everything.”  
 Thomas Wilson - “I was studying acting in New York, and wasn't being hired by anyone to do anything other than to work in an Oriental rug warehouse.”  
 Thomas Wilson - “And by the same token, I appreciate math, because I can't do math. If I have to read a map or figure out the tip on a restaurant bill, I might start to tear up a little bit.”  
 Oliver Tambo - “We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society.”  

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