Quotes About Resistance

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Lauren Oliver
“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Malcolm X
“If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”
Malcolm X

Karl Marx
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

[These words are also inscribed upon his grave]”
Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

Leonardo da Vinci
“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Michel Foucault
“Where there is power, there is resistance.”
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction

Henrik Ibsen
“You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”
Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People

Dan Millman
“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds. ”
Dan Millman

Susan Sontag
“The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.”
Susan Sontag, At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

Veronica Roth
“Resisting is worth doing.”
Veronica Roth, The Transfer

Terry Eagleton
“After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was.”
Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right

“People don't resist change. They resist being changed.”
Peter M. Senge

Martin Luther King Jr.
“We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Ulrike Marie Meinhof
“Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say I refuse to go along with this anymore. Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too.”
Ulrike Marie Meinhof

Margaret Atwood
“I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Edward W. Said
“Humanism is the only - I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.”
Edward W. Said

Michel Foucault
“Do not think that one has to be sad in order to be militant, even though the thing one is fighting is abominable.”
Michel Foucault, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

“We should make all spiritual talk
Simple today:

God is trying to sell you something,
But you don’t want to buy.

That is what your suffering is:

Your fantastic haggling,
Your manic screaming over the price!”

Virginia Woolf
“Whenever you see a board up with "Trespassers will be prosecuted," trespass at once.”
Virginia Woolf

A.C. Crispin
“Remember that on any world the wind eventually wears away the stone, because the stone can only crumble; the wind can change.”
A.C. Crispin, Time for Yesterday

Steven Pressfield
“If you're are paralyzed with fear it's a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.”
Steven Pressfield

Ghassan Kanafani
“If the prisoner is beaten, it is an arrogant expression of fear.”
Ghassan Kanafani, All That's Left to You: A Novella and Short Stories

Woodrow Wilson
“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.”
Woodrow Wilson

Bell Hooks
“It is necessary to remember, as we think critically about domination, that we all have the capacity to act in ways that oppress, dominate, wound (whether or not that power is institutionalized). It is necessary to remember that it is first the potential oppressor within that we must resist – the potential victim within that we must rescue – otherwise we cannot hope for an end to domination, for liberation.”
Bell Hooks, Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

Toba Beta
“Resistance is common to the unusual.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Rise to the challenge of bringing your dreams to life! Do not be discouraged by
“Rise to the challenge of bringing your dreams to life! Do not be discouraged by resistance, be nourished by it. Success is the experience of rising to the level of your true greatness.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

N. Scott Momaday
“They have assumed the names and gestures of their enemies, but have held on to their own, secret souls; and in this there is a resistance and an overcoming, a long outwaiting.”
N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn

Criss Jami
“Those who stand for different causes during different generations often experience the same oppositions and the same difficulties as those of the previous and the next generations. That is the basis of history repeating itself.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Michel Foucault
“Resistances do not derive from a few heterogeneous principles; but neither are they a lure or a promise that is of necessity betrayed. They are the odd term in relations of power; they are inscribed in the latter as an irreducible opposite.”
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality 1: An Introduction

Toba Beta
“If someone slaps you on one cheek,
offer the other cheek also...
but of course if you were able
to stand soberly
after the first slap.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

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