The hotly controversial "you may not be interested in war..." seem totally made-up, though it's definitely in the Alan Furst book (read it -- it's a good one), so I'm really intrigued as to whether he coined it or got it from somewhere else. What I can say, is that an hour of searching on the Russian google, using terms война, Троцкий, "не интересует," диалект, etc. yielded NOTHING! Furst's web site is: http://www.alanfurst.net/main.htm if anyone wants to try to force an explanation from him.
Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to Leon Trotsky. --Antiquary 18:23, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
- Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
- You may not be interested in the dialectic, but the dialectic is interested in you.
- We must accept decisively and without any reservation the complete and unconditional right of the blacks to independence . . . The proletarian revolutionaries must never forget the right of the oppressed nationalities to self-determination, including full separation, and the duty of the proletariat of the oppressing nation to defend this right with arms if necessary. . .
- Unspecified writings on South Africa (1935)
- Under the terrible blows of fate I will feel as happy as during the best days of my youth if I can join you in facilitating its victory. For, my friends, the highest human happiness lies not in the exploitation of the present, but in the preparation of the future.
British labour movement
The following website has a Trotsky quote that may be of interest: http://dar2dream.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/glenn-tweedledum-beck-george-bernard-shaw-was-an-evil-man/ --达伟 16:12, 4 July 2010 (UTC)