Quotes About Revolt

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Albert Camus
“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”
Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

John Milton
“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

John Steinbeck
“And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression. The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings, and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out. The changing economy was ignored, plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered, while the causes of revolt went on.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Patrick Henry
“Give me liberty or give me death."

[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry.]”
Patrick Henry

“The situation is like this: they hired our parents to destroy this world, and now they'd like to put us to work rebuilding it, and -- to add insult to injury -- at a profit.”
The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection

J.D. Robb
“Didn't people consider what could happen if armies of farm animals united in revolt?”
J.D. Robb, Indulgence in Death

Mohamed ElBaradei
“When you have half of Caironese in slums, when you don't have clean water, when you don't have a sewer system, when you don't have electricity, and on top of that you live under one of the most repressive regimes right now... Well, put all that together, and it's a ticking bomb. It's not of a question of threat; it is question of looking around at the present environment and making a rational prognosis.”
Mohamed ElBaradei

“We have been expropriated from our own language by television, from our songs by reality TV contests, from our flesh by mass pornography, from our city by the police and from our friends by wage-labor.”
The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection

Mervyn Peake
“He saw in happiness the seeds of independence, and in independence the seeds of revolt.”
Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

“To call the population of strangers in the midst of which we live "society" is such a usurpation that even the sociologists wonder if they should abandon a concept that was, for a century, their bread and butter. Now they prefer the metaphor of a network to describe the connection of cybernetic solitudes, the intermeshing of weak interactions under names like "colleague," "contact," "buddy," acquaintance," or "date." Such networks sometimes condense into a milieu, where nothing is shared but codes, and where nothing is played out except the incessant recomposition of identity.”
The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection

Criss Jami
“The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of the house in denial of the Word of God and in scrutiny of a great deal of those who stand by the Word of God. The epithet 'Heavenly Father' is a grand reflection, a relation to that of human nature.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Marko Šelić
“Ja sam sve što kažete da jesam, i još gore od toga. I da nisam, ipak jesam. Šta imam od toga?! (Bol i revolt)”
Marko Šelić

“Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier — and much, much harder.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

G.K. Chesterton
“Being surrounded with every conceivable kind of revolt from infancy, Gabriel had to revolt into something, so he revolted into the only thing left — sanity. But there was just enough in him of the blood of these fanatics to make even his protest for common sense a little too fierce to be sensible.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Julius Evola
“There is a superior unity of all those who despite all, fight in different parts of the world the same battle, lead the same revolt, and are the bearers of the same intangible Tradition. These forces appear to be scattered and isolated in the world, and yet are inexorably connected by a common essence that is meant to preserve the absolute ideal of the Imperium and to work for its return.”
Julius Evola, Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Insurgence and all forms of evil in a society doesn't describes her as a failure, but vividly shows a lack of love for one another.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

G.K. Chesterton
“There again," said Syme irritably, "what is there poetical about being in revolt? You might as well say that it is poetical to be sea-sick. Being sick is a revolt. Both being sick and being rebellious may be the wholesome thing on certain desperate occasions; but I'm hanged if I can see why they are poetical. Revolt in the abstract is – revolting. It's mere vomiting.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Mihail Sebastian
“The abundance of beards in periods of social unrest, times of revolt or upheaval, should be noted. It's the handiest way people have of making themselves mysterious.”
Mihail Sebastian, For Two Thousand Years

Victor Hugo
“Let us show that, if the people abandon the republicans, the republicans do not abandon the people.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Lindsey Renee Backen
“Some stood up for the prince, declaring that he would set things to right, while others argued that nothing good could ever come from Galephy. Most, however - as people are apt to do when they do not think they can change their circumstances - raised their glasses to their lips and ignored the entire situation.”
Lindsey Renee Backen, The Secret of Sentarra

“In the United States, people don't revolt in order to obtain freedom, but continue denying it to others.”
CrimethInc., Contradictionary

“Freedom is the inherent state of nature. A bird is free until you clip its wings and put it in a cage. Just because you pick up its shit, give it food and water, and let it do as it pleases within the confines of its cage does not make it any less a captive. Even if the cage was made of pure gold, the ornate bars would serve the same purpose.”
Dane Whalen

Rebecca Solnit
“the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality.”
Rebecca Solnit, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

“[O]ur revolt was as much against the traditional black leadership structure as it was against segregation and discrimination.”
John Lewis, March: Book One

Saul Williams
“Who me? I play scales. The scales of
dead fish of oil-slicked seas. My sister
blows wind through the hollows of fallen
trees. And we are the echoes of eternity.
Maybe you’ve heard of us.
We do rebirths, revolts, and resurrections.”
Saul Williams, The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop

Alejo Carpentier
“The old man began to lose heart at this endless return of chains, this rebirth of shackles, this proliferation of suffering, which the more resigned began to accept as proof of the uselessness of all revolt" (171-172).”
Alejo Carpentier, The Kingdom of This World
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Tarif Naaz
“Kashmir was ignorant and, therefore, unaffected of the happenings taking place behind its lofty mountains. No social or political upheaval was permitted to cross the sky-high and colossal walls of Kashmir. It was mainly because Dogra regime was loyal to the British Government and proved its loyalty in the difficult and testing time of revolt 1857.”

Faik Konica
“Bashkim ç’do me thënë? Armiqtë e kombit tonë thonë se që të bashkohen shqiptarët duhet secilido të lëshojë fenë e vet; sa gënjeshtër e madhe ! Jo. Se cilido le të mbajë fenë e vet, muhamedanët le të venë në xhami dhe të krishterët në kishë. Por kur dalin nga xhamia dhe nga kisha le të kujtohen që janë një fëmijë dhe një gjak edhe le të mblidhen tok për të kuvenduar mbi të mirën e mëmëdheut.”
Faik Konica
tags: revolt

“Either offend or represent, don’t be a spectator.”
Pradeepa Pandiyan

Faik Konica
“Ati ynë që je në qiell, jepna fuqinë të mbajmë gojën mbyllur kur s'kemi gjë për të thënë. Falna durimin të thellojmë një punë përpara se të shkruajmë mbi të! Frymëzona me një ndenjë të mprehtë të drejtësisë që të flasim jo vetëm me paanësi, por dhe të sillemi ashtu! Shpëtona nga grackat e gramatikës, nga shtrembërimet e gjuhës dhe nga lajthimet e shtypit. Ashtu qoftë!”
Faik Konica
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