The wisdom of Ai Weiwei | world influencers |

"Artist Ai Weiwei is perhaps China's foremost dissident, unafraid to confront the masters of Beijing, ...enduring prison, beatings and other tribulations." 





Here is Ai, then, in his own words:



"Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one."


"Everything is art. Everything is politics."


"Nothing. Jail is about nothing."


"I was born radical."


"I don't want the next generation to fight the same fight as I did."


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN