I was afraid of my own fear. I was afraid of not being able to stand it. Everything is programmed to undo you as a human being.

I was afraid, like everyone there now is very afraid, and that's why the government continues to exist in that great theater that is living in Cuba.

[His] long and painful process ... but I was scared to take steps because I knew what happens to those who dissent.

It was a delirious idea at the time.

The old lady from my block who testified against me at my trial gets relief packages from her sister in Miami.