China pledged to guarantee my constitutional rights and called me a free man. I want them to keep their commitment by allowing me to travel abroad to recuperate. I want to go to the United States and rest for a while, since I haven’t had a Sunday in seven years.Chen Guangcheng • Speaking over speakerphone from his Beijing hospital room to U.S. Congressional commission members. As we pointed out earlier, Chen wants to leave for the U.S. But something about this quote grabbed us — specifically the “I haven’t had a Sunday in seven years” — so we just had to share it. This man — the center of so much controversy in recent days, along with years of personal turmoil — is endlessly quotable.
May 3, 2012 // 20:17 // 1 year ago