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  • #1
    Jean Baudrillard
    “Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.”
    Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #3
    Miguel de Unamuno
    “Life is doubt,
    And faith without doubt is nothing but death.”
    Miguel de Unamuno

  • #4
    Noam Chomsky
    “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.”
    Noam Chomsky

  • #5
    Bertrand Russell
    “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

  • #6
    Anaïs Nin
    “I am the most tired woman in the world. I am tired when I get up. Life requires an effort I cannot make. Please give me that heavy book. I need to put something heavy like that on top of my head. I have to place my feet under the pillows always, so as to be able to stay on earth. Otherwise I feel myself going away, going away at a tremendous speed, on account of my lightness. I know that I am dead. As soon as I utter a phrase my sincerity dies, becomes a lie whose coldness chills me. Don't say anything, because I see that you understand me, and I am afraid of your understanding. I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe. I am in great terror of your understanding by which you penetrate into my world; and then I stand revealed and I have to share my kingdom with you.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #7
    Raoul Vaneigem
    “People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth”
    Raoul Vaneigem

  • #8
    Gaston Bachelard
    “We must listen to poets.”
    Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

  • #9
    Eduardo Galeano
    “I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.”
    Eduardo Galeano

  • #10
    Michael Parenti
    “The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.”
    Michael Parenti, Against Empire

  • #11
    Arundhati Roy
    “A sparrow lay dead on the backseat. She had found her way through a hole in the windscreen, tempted by some seat-sponge for her nest. She never found her way out. No one noticed her panicked car-window appeals. She died on the backseat, with her legs in the air. Like a joke.”
    Arundhati Roy

  • #12
    Arundhati Roy
    “When she looked at him now, she couldn't help thinking that the man he had become bore so little resemblance to the boy he had been. His smile was the only piece of baggage he had carried with him from boyhood into manhood.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #13
    Arundhati Roy
    “As she watched him she understood the quality of his beauty. How his labor had shaped him. How the wood he fashioned had fashioned him. Each plank he planed, each nail he drove, each thing he made molded him. Had left its stamp on him. Had given him his strength, his supple grace.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #14
    Arundhati Roy
    “Have we raised the threshold of horror so high that nothing short of a nuclear strike qualifies as a 'real' war? Are we to spend the rest of our lives in this state of high alert with guns pointed at each other's heads and fingers trembling on the trigger?”
    Arundhati Roy

  • #15
    Arundhati Roy
    “Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

    The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

    Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

    Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
    Arundhati Roy, War Talk

  • #16
    Arundhati Roy
    “Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.”
    Arundhati Roy, War Talk

  • #17
    Arundhati Roy
    “He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #18
    Arundhati Roy
    “I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me.”
    Arundhati Roy

  • #19
    Naomi Klein
    “This points to a nagging and important question about free-market ideologues: Are they ‘true believers’, driven by ideology and faith that free markets will cure underdevelopment, as is often asserted, or do the ideas and theories frequently serve as an elaborate rationale to allow people to act on unfettered greed while still invoking an altruistic motive?”
    Naomi Klein

  • #20
    Naomi Klein
    “Regardless of the overall state of the economy, there is now a large enough elite made up of new multi-millionaires and billionaires for Wall Street to see the group as "superconsumers," able to carry consumer demand all on their own.”
    Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

  • #21
    Naomi Klein
    “The American Society of Civil Engineers said in 2007 that the U.S. had fallen so far behind in maintaining its public infrastructure -- roads, bridges, schools, dams -- that it would take more than a trillion and half dollars over five years to bring it back up to standard. Instead, these types of expenditures are being cut back. At the same time, public infrastructure around the world is facing unprecedented stress, with hurricanes, cyclones, floods and forest fires all increasing in frequency and intensity. It's easy to imagine a future in which growing numbers of cities have their frail and long-neglected infrastructures knocked out by disasters and then are left to rot, their core services never repaired or rehabilitated. The well-off, meanwhile, will withdraw into gated communities, their needs met by privatized providers. ”
    Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

  • #22
    Walt Whitman
    “Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #23
    Walt Whitman
    “If you done it, it ain't bragging.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #24
    Walt Whitman
    “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough”
    Walt Whitman

  • #25
    Walt Whitman
    “We were together. I forget the rest.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #26
    Walt Whitman
    “Resist much, obey little.”
    Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

  • #27
    Antonin Artaud
    “All writing is garbage. People who come out of nowhere to try and put into words any part of what goes on in their minds are pigs. ”
    Antonin Artaud

  • #28
    Raoul Vaneigem
    “The millions of human beings who were shot, tortured, starved, treated like animals and made the object of a conspiracy of ridicule, can sleep in peace in their communal graves, for at least the struggle in which they died has enabled their descendants, isolated in their air-conditioned apartments, to believe, on the strength of their daily dose of television, that they are happy and free. The Communards went down, fighting to the last, so that you too could qualify for a Caribbean cruise.”
    Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life

  • #29
    Cormac McCarthy
    “At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned”
    Cormac McCarthy, Child of God

  • #30
    Stuart Christie
    “Anarchists have a 'bad name' in the media, not because they can point to one indiscriminate massacre by anarchists--there have been none--but because the one thing holders of power fear is that they personally should be held responsible for their own actions”
    Stuart Christie



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