George Konrad — Hungarian Novelist born on April 02, 1933,

György Konrád is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom... (wikipedia)

You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.