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  • #1
    Greg Campbell
    “When giving money to the amputated, you must put it directly into their pockets.”
    Greg Campbell, Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones


  • #2
    Tracy Kidder
    “How could a just God permit great misery? The Haitian peasants answered with a proverb: "Bondye konn bay, men li pa konn separe," in literal translation, "God gives but doesn't share." This meant... God gives us humans everything we need to flourish, but he's not the one who's supposed to divvy up the loot. That charge was laid upon us.”
    Tracy Kidder


  • #3
    Paul Farmer
    “We want to be on the winning team, but at the risk of turning our backs on the losers, no, it is not worth it. So we fight the long defeat.”
    Paul Farmer


  • #4
    Tracy Kidder
    “Many people find it easy to imagine unseen webs of malevolent conspiracy in the world, and they are not always wrong. But there is also an innocence that conspires to hold humanity together, and it is made of people who can never fully know the good that they have done.”
    Tracy Kidder


  • #5
    “Cynicism, like gullibility, is a symptom of underdeveloped critical faculties.”
    Jamie Whyte, Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders


  • #6
    Paul Hawken
    “The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.”
    Paul Hawken


  • #7
    Paul Hawken
    “The bottom line is down where it belongs – at the bottom. Far above it in importance are the infinite number of events that produce the profit or loss. ”
    Paul Hawken


  • #8
    Salman Rushdie
    “To understand just one life you have to swallow the world ... do you wonder, then, that I was a heavy child?”
    Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children


  • #9
    Salman Rushdie
    “There is nothing like a War for the reinvention of lives...”
    Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children


  • #10
    Arundhati Roy
    “...the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.

    That is their mystery and their magic.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #11
    Arundhati Roy
    “That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #12
    Arundhati Roy
    “And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to Say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid inside.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #13
    Arundhati Roy
    “Being with him made her feel as though her soul had escaped from the narrow confines of her island country into the vast, extravagant spaces of his. He made her feel as though the world belonged to them- as though it lay before them like an opened frog on a dissecting table, begging to be examined.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #14
    Arundhati Roy
    “It is after all so easy to shatter a story. To break a chain of thought. To ruin a fragment of a dream being carried around carefully like a piece of porcelain. To let it be, to travel with it, as Velutha did, is much the harder thing to do.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #15
    Arundhati Roy
    “Nothing mattered much. Nothing much mattered. And the less it mattered the less it mattered. It was never important enough. Because Worse Things had happened. In the country that she came from poised forever between the terror of war and the horror of peace Worse Things kept happening”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #16
    Arundhati Roy
    “Change is one thing. Acceptance is another.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #17
    Arundhati Roy
    “This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #18
    Arundhati Roy
    “Insanity hovered close at hand, like an eager waiter at an expensive restaurant.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things


  • #19
    Victor Hugo
    “To love another person is to see the face of God.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #20
    Victor Hugo
    “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #21
    Victor Hugo
    “What is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #22
    Victor Hugo
    “Nothing discernible to the eye of the spirit is more brilliant or obscure than man; nothing is more formidable, complex, mysterious, and infinite. There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #23
    Victor Hugo
    “There is a determined though unseen bravery that defends itself foot by foot in the darkness against the fatal invasions of necessity and dishonesty. Noble and mysterious triumphs that no eye sees, and no fame rewards, and no flourish of triumph salutes. Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields that have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #24
    Victor Hugo
    “Diamonds are found only in the dark bowels of the earth; truths are found only in the depths of thought. It seemed to him that after descending into those depths after long groping in the blackest of this darkness, he had at last found one of these diamonds, one of these truths, and that he held it in his hand; and it blinded him to look at it. (pg. 231)”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #25
    Victor Hugo
    “The beautiful is as useful as the useful." He added after a moment’s silence, "Perhaps more so.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #26
    Victor Hugo
    “Gavroche had fallen only to rise again; he sat up, a long stream of blood rolled down his face, he raised both arms in air, looked in the direction whence the shot came, and began to sing.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #27
    Victor Hugo
    “Success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblances to merit.... They confound the brilliance of the firmament with the star-shaped footprints of a duck in the mud.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #28
    Victor Hugo
    “Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


  • #29
    Victor Hugo
    “One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.”
    Victor Hugo


  • #30
    Victor Hugo
    “Ah," cried Gavroche, "what does this mean? It rains again! ...If this continues, I withdraw my subscription.”
    Victor Hugo, Les Misérables




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