Ai Weiwei Quotes

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Ai Weiwei Quotes

If Shakespeare were alive today, he might be writing on Twitter.
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To protect the right of expression is the central part of an artist's activity ... In China many essential rights are lacking, and I wanted to remind people of this.

— Ai Weiwei

Twitter was like a poem. It was rich, real and spontaneous. It really fit my style. In a year and a half, I tweeted 60,000 tweets, over 100,000 words. I spent a minimum eight hours a day on it, sometimes 24 hours.

— Ai Weiwei

Creativity is the power to reject the past, to change the status quo, and to seek new potential. Simply put, aside from using one's imagination - perhaps more importantly - creativity is the power to act.

— Ai Weiwei

This world should be much more open and should be much more free, so the young people would have the chance to exercise the quality of their lives.

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I loved New York-every inch of it. It was a little bit scary at that time, but still, the excitement was so strong-visually and intellectually. It was like a monster.

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We should leave behind discrimination, because it is narrow-minded and ignorant, denies contact and warmth, and corrodes mankind's belief that we can better ourselves. The only way to avoid misunderstanding, war, and bloodshed is to defend freedom of expression and to communicate with sincerity, concern, and good intentions.

— Ai Weiwei

We move so fast that memory is something we can only grasp

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I think it's more important to show your work to the public.

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If you don't act, the danger becomes stronger.

— Ai Weiwei

If Shakespeare were alive today, he might be writing on Twitter.

— Ai Weiwei

I always thought that in modern history Chinese people are like a dish of sand, never really close together. But I think a dish of sand is a good metaphor because we have the Internet. We don't have to be physically united. You can be an individual and have your own set of values but join others in certain struggles. There is nothing more powerful than that.

— Ai Weiwei

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