The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.
Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.
Caged birds sing of freedom, free birds fly.
The freedom of birds is an insult to me.
Those ignoramuses who think that birds are happy in their cages know not a single thing about freedom!
Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall and falling, they're given wings.
Birds and the people who love freedom have something common: They must fly freely to feel that they are alive!
Freedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, to touch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea, and the other person.
Feeding birds means feeding yourself! Birds are part of nature and feeding nature is nothing but feeding yourself!
Mehmet Murat ildan
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.