I think I should be active politically. Because I look upon myself as a politician. That’s not a dirty work you know. Some people think that there are something wrong with politicians. Of course something wrong with some politicians.
What does Burma have to give the United States? We can give you the opportunity to engage with people who are ready and willing to change a society.
The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
Frankly if you do politics you should not be thinking about your dignity.
In general people feel more relaxed about participating in politics. They aren’t frightened as they used to be.
In politics you also have to be cautiously optimistic.
The Nobel Peace Prize opened up a door in my heart.
I don’t want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
I haven’t heard any music on the BBC World Service in a long time. Maybe I’m listening at the wrong times. But not one single piece of music.
I think sometimes if you are alone you are freer because your time is your own.
One person alone can’t do anything as important as bringing genuine democracy to a country.
I do protect human rights and I hope I shall always be looked up as a champion of human rights.
I think by now I have made it fairly clear that I am not very happy with the word hope. I don’t believe in people just hoping.
The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.
In terms of the history of a far reaching movement 20 years is not that long.
History is always changing.