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  • #1
    John D. MacDonald
    “Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset.”
    John D. MacDonald

  • #2
    John D. MacDonald
    “We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge.”
    John D. MacDonald, Darker Than Amber

  • #3
    John D. MacDonald
    “If the cards are stacked against you, reshuffle the deck.”
    John D. MacDonald

  • #4
    Voltairine de Cleyre
    “I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.”
    Voltairine de Cleyre

  • #5
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • #6
    Errico Malatesta
    “We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves.”
    Errico Malatesta

  • #7
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “A rational anarchist believes that concepts such as ‘state’ and ‘society’ and ‘government’ have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals. He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame… as blame, guilt, responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else. But being rational, he knows that not all individuals hold his evaluations, so he tries to live perfectly in an imperfect world…aware that his effort will be less than perfect yet undismayed by self-knowledge of self-failure.

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    “My point is that one person is responsible. Always. [...] In terms of morals there is no such thing as ‘state.’ Just men. Individuals. Each responsible for his own acts.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  • #8
    Edward Abbey
    “Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.”
    Edward Abbey

  • #9
    David duChemin
    “Consider this your permission to indulge that inner anarchist. Stop following the path you ought to take; follow instead the one you long to take.”
    David duChemin, VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography

  • #10
    Jennifer Chiaverini
    “Lincoln turned away from her husband with a look of offended dignity, but before”
    Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker



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