Fidel Castro Quotes
A revolution is not a trail of roses.... A revolution is a fight to the death between the future and the past.
Speech on January 2nd, 1961
I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution.
Quoted in The New York Times (October 23, 1992)
I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun.
I Won't Be a Dictator, interview with Ruth Lloyd in January 1959, printed in The Spokesman-Review (May 25, 1959)