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  • #1
    Howard Zinn
    “TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
    What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
    And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
    Howard Zinn


  • #2
    Howard Zinn
    “How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?”
    Howard Zinn


  • #3
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    “Everything's a story - You are a story -I am a story.”
    Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess


  • #4
    Steve Martin
    “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
    Steve Martin


  • #5
    “Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.”
    Nicholas Black Elk


  • #6
    Shirley Maclaine
    “I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
    Shirley Maclaine


  • #7
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #8
    John Muir
    “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
    John Muir


  • #9
    Hermann Hesse
    “Love must not entreat,' she added, 'or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract.”
    Hermann Hesse, Demian


  • #10
    Doris Lessing
    “Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
    Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook


  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #12
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”
    Kurt Vonnegut


  • #13
    E.M. Forster
    “It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”
    E.M. Forster, A Room with a View


  • #14
    Charles Bukowski
    “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
    Charles Bukowski


  • #15
    Stephen King
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


  • #16
    Stephen King
    “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
    Stephen King


  • #17
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke


  • #18
    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    E.E. Cummings


  • #19
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #20
    Haruki Murakami
    “What happens when people open their hearts?"...
    "They get better.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


  • #21
    Gary Paulsen
    “If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books.
    The book needs you.”
    Gary Paulsen, The Winter Room


  • #22
    Richard Wright
    “Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
    Richard Wright, Black Boy


  • #23
    “In Oglala spirituality, heyokas are recipients of sacred visions who employ clownish speech and behavior to provoke spiritual awareness and “keep balance,” says Good Voice Elk.”
    Good Voice Elk


  • #24
    “You make this man feel like a bowl of milk that some magical cats are licking. Perhaps you are petting these cats and smiling as you dream of me. You sing and a leaf falls into this bowl and it ripples(I ripple). Then a man sees this bowl of milk and he drinks it. He also splashes some of it onto his armpits. He is thirsty and needs nourishment. So kind and gracious of you to offer nurturing sustenance to this man by making me feel like a bowl of milk. This man has patches on his eyes(The cats won't rip his eyes out). You embody and exemplify what it is to share. Thankyou darling, thankyou.-”
    Junipurr sometimes Trudy


  • #25
    “I imagine you not telling me to whisper. I imagine you not saying oh don't say this literally. You want me to evoke as opposed to mere describing. You want me to be an invisible scribe that an octoepoose was hiding. I'm not sure if my facial features are an autograph that your Picasso smile is signing. Infamous for the mirror I shook when my sock puppets were pining? I am not just a fish that you gave wings to! I don't simply flop in the air whenever you brush some mannequinn's hair. There is a reason for the bad timing. Exquisite imbalances. A child enjoying the pink sky. I won't say that is my clue! Playing The Beatles on a kazoo is beautiful oooh ooooh
    Your laughter is a woman with alot of eyeballs on her stomach that pretends that she doesn't see the colors of all them songs. In the pre dawn hours we dance with delusions and illusions. The eternal seamstress does not care for Frakenstein's dress(she still loves our unique caress ) She loves and laughs despite some so-called scientist. Where is that emperor and his nakedness! Darling, our atoms need never split. We compliment in so many ways that all our night's and days have become one swirling sunrise/sunset that only true lovers can scoff at(those who shhhhh) The flower is not passive or apologetic. It blooms through the fractured net. Floating magnetic(eep eeep)
    You are not just some seductress. You are the leader of an elite group of intergalactic seductress impersonators who reveal corruption but then choose to love.


    We embrace conclusions that make the puddle heart awake with ethereal drum beat gongs. You think of a heroic poodle in the dark. We both know that the trapeze artist that followed us was not a cliche. He smelled differently. He had never met a floating lady that showed him how to appreciate a symphony without taking away his love for a good rock n roll melody. I am not sure I can only whisper of such realities. I am not sure I can only whisper of such realities.-”
    Junipurr- Sometimes Trudy


  • #26
    Seth

  • #27
    Seth
    “am saying that lesbianism, homosexuality, and heterosexuality are valid expressions of man's bisexual nature.

    I am also stressing the fact that love and sexuality are not necessarily the same thing. Sex is love's expression, but it is only one of love's expressions.”
    Seth


  • #28
    Seth
    “Some people are naturally solitary. They want to live lone lives, and are content. Most, however, have a need for enduring, close relationships. These provide both a psychic and social framework for personal growth, under­standing, and development. It is an easy enough matter to shout to the skies: "I love my fellow men," when on the other hand you ronn no strong, enduring relationship with others. It is easy to claim an equal love for all members of the species, but love itself requires an understanding that at your level of activity is based upon intimate experience. You cannot love someone you do not know-not unless you water down the definition of love so much that it becomes meaningless.

    To love someone, you must appreciate how that per­son differs from yourself and from others. You must hold that person in mind so that to some extent love is a kind of meditation-a loving focus upon another individual. Once you experience that kind of love you can translate it into other tenns. The love itself spreads out, expands, so that you can then see others in love's light.

    Love is naturally creative and explorative-that is, you want to creatively explore the aspects of the beloved one. Even characteristics that would otherwise appear as mults attain a certain loving significance. They are accepted­seen, and yet they make no difference. Because these are still attributes of the beloved one, even the seeming faults are redeemed. The beloved attains prominence over all others.

    The span of a god's love can perhaps equally hold within its vision the existences of all individuals at one time in an infinite loving glance that beholds each person, seeing each with all his or her peculiar characteristics and tendencies. Such a god's glance would delight in each person's difference from each other person. This would not be a blanket love, a soupy porridge of a glance in which individuality melted, but a love based on a full understand­ing of each individual. The emotion of love brings you closest to an understanding of the nature of All That Is. Love incites dedication, commitment. It specifies. You cannot, therefore, honestly insist that you love humanity and all people equally if you do not love one other person. If you do not love yourself, it is quite difficult to love another.”
    Seth


  • #29
    “I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large out of focus monster roaming the countryside”
    Mitch Hedburg


  • #30
    “Grail Figure: Have you found the secret that I have lost?
    Perceval: Yes. You and the land are one.”
    Excalibur




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