Quote by Lin Biao
One word from Chairman Mao is worth ten thousand from others. His every statement is truth. We must carry out those we that understand as well as those we don't.
This quote signifies the reverence and unquestioning loyalty towards Chairman Mao and his leadership in Communist China. It implies that Chairman Mao's words hold immense value and carry absolute truth. It emphasizes the need to diligently follow and implement his directives, regardless of whether they are completely understood or not. The quote reflects the strong cult of personality surrounding Mao and his dictatorial leadership style, promoting blind faith and obedience to his every word.
Then there is the other secret. There isn't any symbolysm [sic]. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.
It is my belief that the writer, the free-lance author, should be and must be a critic of the society in which he lives. It is easy enough, and always profitable, to rail away at national enemies beyond the sea, at foreign powers beyond our borders who question the prevailing order.But the moral duty of the free writer is to begin his work at home; to be a critic of his own community, his own country, his own culture. If the writer is unwilling to fill this part, then the writer should abandon pretense and find another line of work: become a shoe repairman, a brain surgeon, a janitor, a cowboy, a nuclear physicist, a bus driver.