Exceptional courage is a quality drawn from certain people in exceptional conditions.
Mr Fainberg’s single-mindedness, his energy (drawing more on anger than on pity) and his willingness to make a nuisance of himself outside and inside the walls of any institution, friend or foe, which bore upon his cause, prompted the thought that his captors must have been quite pleased to get rid of him. He was not a man to be broken or silenced…
Introduction to the play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Bukovsky