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  • #1
    Albert Camus
    “An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Can they be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts.”
    Albert Camus

  • #2
    Arundhati Roy
    “This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #3
    Anaïs Nin
    “From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.”
    Anais Nin

  • #4
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “So the problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #5
    Anaïs Nin
    “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.”
    Anais Nin

  • #7
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #8
    Juliet Marillier
    “I wish- I wish I could dry these tears, I wish I could make this better for you. But I don't know how.”
    Juliet Marillier, Son of the Shadows

  • #11
    Neil Gaiman
    “If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boy and his dog and his friends. And a summer that never ends.”
    Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • #13
    Arundhati Roy
    “Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.”
    Arundhati Roy

  • #17
    Howard Zinn
    “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #24
    Arundhati Roy
    “It was a time when the unthinkable became the thinkable and the impossible really happened”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #25
    Howard Zinn
    “Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #32
    Juliet Marillier
    “Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt hollow and empty and aching.”
    Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest

  • #38
    Marlon Brando
    “Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.”
    Marlon Brando

  • #39
    Nelson Mandela
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #39
    Lemony Snicket
    “I suppose I'll have to add the force of gravity to my list of enemies.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

  • #42
    Howard Zinn
    “How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?”
    Howard Zinn

  • #45
    Howard Zinn
    “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #46
    Maya Angelou
    “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #48
    Howard Zinn
    “The challenge remains. On the other side are formidable forces: money, political power, the major media. On our side are the people of the world and a power greater than money or weapons: the truth.
    Truth has a power of its own. Art has a power of its own. That age-old lesson – that everything we do matters – is the meaning of the people’s struggle here in the United States and everywhere. A poem can inspire a movement. A pamphlet can spark a revolution. Civil disobedience can arouse people and provoke us to think, when we organize with one another, when we get involved, when we stand up and speak out together, we can create a power no government can suppress. We live in a beautiful country. But people who have no respect for human life, freedom, or justice have taken it over. It is now up to all of us to take it back.”
    Howard Zinn, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

  • #51
    Howard Zinn
    “If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.”
    Howard Zinn

  • #52
    Maya Angelou
    “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

    (Popular misquote of "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.")”
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

  • #54
    Howard Zinn
    “The memory of oppressed people is one thing that cannot be taken away, and for such people, with such memories, revolt is always an inch below the surface.”
    Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States

  • #55
    Maya Angelou
    “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #57
    Howard Zinn
    “We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children”
    Howard Zinn
    tags: war

  • #63
    Maya Angelou
    “There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #64
    Howard Zinn
    “Nations are not communities and never have been. The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals the fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such as world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.”
    Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States

  • #73
    Howard Zinn
    “I will try not to overlook the cruelties that victims inflict on one another as they are jammed together in the boxcars of the system. I don’t want to romanticize them. But I do remember (in rough paraphrase) a statement I once read: “The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don’t listen to it, you will never know what justice is.”
    Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States

  • #75
    Albert Camus
    “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
    Albert Camus

  • #76
    Maya Angelou
    “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
    Maya Angelou



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