I am here to offer you a seat on the next night home. You could be with Dr. Aris by this time tomorrow. But then you will never let me return. You are free to choose, Madam. Your husband and children. Or your country.
-Now, what kind of freedom is that?
I stand before you here today, to accept on behalf of my mother, Aung San Suu Kyi, this greatest of prizes, the Nobel Prize for Peace. Because circumstances do not permit my mother to be here in person, I will do my best to convey the sentiments I believe she would express. We must remember that the lonely struggle taking place in a heavily guarded
compound in Rangoon, is part of the much larger struggle, worldwide, for the emancipation, of the human spirit from political tyranny and psychological subjection. The lessons of the past will not be forgotten. It is our hope for the future that we celebrate today.