I do not know if I am getting this story right. The fact that I heard one man say to another: “You are as stupid as Svejk,” means I’m not. If the word Švejk becomes a new gesture, I must be content with at least this enrichment of the Czech language. - Jaroslav Hašek
Two furious beasts: Hasek and Svejk. Both of them know the whole world, and yet they are mysterious. A hero or a coward? Crowd follower or anarchist? Idiot or philosopher? Burlesque joker or grotesque? A mysticist or a madman of truth? Cynic or ribald? Shit! The madness of the time is the only one to survive!