Collective Quotes

Quotes tagged as "collective" (showing 1-30 of 33)
Terence McKenna
“The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.”
Terence McKenna

Michael Burawoy
“...I take as a point of departure the possibility and desirability of a fundamentally different form of society--call it communism, if you will--in which men and women, freed from the pressures of scarcity and from the insecurity of everyday existence under capitalism, shape their own lives. Collectively they decide who, how, when, and what shall be produced.”
Michael Burawoy, Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Monopoly Capitalism

Shannon L. Alder
“Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jeffrey Tucker
“Socialism is not really an option in the material world. There can be no collective ownership of anything materially scarce. One or another faction will assert control in the name of society. Inevitably, the faction will be the most powerful in society -- that is, the state. This is why all attempts to create socialism in scarce goods or services devolve into totalitarian systems of top-down planning.”
Jeffrey Tucker

Elon Musk
“In terms of the Internet, it's like humanity acquiring a collective nervous system. Whereas previously we were more like a [?], like a collection of cells that communicated by diffusion. With the advent of the Internet, it was suddenly like we got a nervous system. It's a hugely impactful thing.”
Elon Musk

Toba Beta
“The collective consciousness of mankind defines the existence and sustainability of this civilization.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“Although complex, life is simple. It is individual.

Living is the challenge. It is interactive. It's collective.”
1 Minuto na Palma da Mão

Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
“Their musical ability and performance seems to derive from the past collective experience and presents itself in the individual unconscious today. Through it we tap into something eternal and it is apparent even in how they approach their playing. Perhaps we relate to it because, of any other instrument, the cello has a range that matches the human voice.”
Kytka Hilmar-Jezek, CELLOGIRLS: Identity and Transformation in 2CELLOS Fan Culture

C.G. Jung
“People go on blithely organizing and believing in the remedy of mass action, without the least consciousness of the fact that the most powerful organizations can be maintained only by the greatest ruthlessness of their leaders and the cheapest of slogans.”
C.G. Jung

Toba Beta
“It wasn't science and technology that cause a slow progress,
but collective knowledge of the society and market demands.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“There is more for us to gain through love than hate.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

R.D. Laing
“The being of any group from the point of view of the group members themselves is very curious. If I think of you and him as together with me, and others again as not with me, I have already formed two rudimentary syntheses, namely, We and Them. However, this private act of synthesis is not in itself a group. In order that We come into being as a group, it is necessary not only that I regard, let us say, you and him and me as We, but that you and he also think of us as We. I shall call such an act of experiencing a number of persons as a single collectivity, an act of rudimentary group synthesis.”
R.D. Laing

“The desire to “do more in less time” is not a neutral force in our culture; it is the handmaiden of miserable experts, specialists, and leaders. Not everyone has rushed to become efficient. Something else exists on the periphery: an inefficient utopia, a culture of consensus, collectives, and do-it-yourself ethics. A place where time is not bought, sold, or leased and no clock is the final arbiter of our worth. For many people in North America, the problem is not just poverty but lack of time to do the things that are actually meaningful. This is not a symptom of personal failures but the consequence of a time-obsessed society. Today, desire for efficiency springs from the scarcity model, which is the foundation of capitalism. Time is seen as a limited resource when we get caught up in meaningless jobs, mass-produced entertainment, and – the common complaint of activists – tedious meanings.”
Curious George Brigade

“As you try to balance between the socialist and capitalist systems in the world, you will come up against the biggest problem facing humanity today. Jung wrote in 1938 "Any large company composed of wholly admirable persons has the morality and intelligence of an unwieldy, stupid, and violent animal. The bigger the organization, the more unavoidable is its immorality and blind stupidity." Each of these systems promotes itself by pointing out the moral failings of the other, but these moral failings are actually failings brought about by people acting within the context of large organizations. What is truly needed is to learn a structure of organization of human beings that provides for the organized group the same capacity and propensity for moral behavior that is possessed by individuals.”

“The invisible fuel for this healing process is our heartfelt compassion and loving presence and the sincerity of the collective intention that we bring to it.”
William Keepin, Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men

A.P. Sweet
“We learn
that all life
is scarce yet abundant.
Profane yet
yet hateful.
yet obscured.
Isolated yet
That life is
somehow derived from love.”
A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

“The possibility for such collective healing holds tremendous transformative power that remains as yet untapped. It is difficult for people to imagine the freedom and energy that would be released if our society were to seriously embrace this task of collective gender healing in community.”
William Keepin, Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men

“Gender imbalance is, at its root, a collective spiritual crisis.”
William Keepin, Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men

“Personal Responsibility leads to collective responsibility.”
Sunday Adelaja

Azar Nafisi
“We were thirsty for some form of beauty, even in an incomprehensible, overintellectual, abstract film with no subtitles and censored out of recognition. There was a sense of wonder at being in a public place for the first time in years without fear or anger, being in a place with a crowd of strangers that was not a demonstration, a protest rally, a breadline or a public execution...For a brief time we experienced collectively the kind of awful beauty that can only be grasped at through extreme anguish and expressed through art.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Is there anything like a collective brain?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Tarun Betala
“We ought to, as human beings, have the courage to seek a collective “truth” that benefits our species the most, and to accept that all of our doctrines and beliefs may just be incomplete. That we don’t know it all and that perhaps we never will. That others like us may have something to teach us, and we may have something to contribute to their communities. That communities, types of people, are divisions we’ve created for ourselves. That for all of what we know, the knowledge and wisdom that we have gathered in the few millennia may be a small fraction of what is there to be discovered, understood and applied.”
Tarun Betala, The Things We Don't Know

William A.  Adams
“Collective leadership effectiveness drives business performance.”
William A. Adams, Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Aldous Huxley
“Orgy-porgy, round and round and round, beating one another in six-eight time.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Bryant A. Loney
“The individual is the refined reflection of themselves within the collective.”
Bryant A. Loney, Sea Breeze Academy

Bryant A. Loney
“It is due to a collective human aggregation that we are able to create things of deniably and undeniably inherent nature that would have otherwise surfaced in some other medium and probably not as clearly. Creation is the space in which we are woven. The act of creating is a channel from that space.”
Bryant A. Loney, Sea Breeze Academy

Murray Bookchin
“The respect for the individual, which Radin lists as an aboriginal attribute, deserves to be emphasized, today, in an era that rejects the collective as destructive of individuality on the one hand, and, yet, in an orgy of pure egotism, has actually destroyed all the ego boundaries of free-floating, isolated, and atomized individuals on the other hand. A strong collectivity may be even more supportive of the individual, as close studies of certain aboriginal societies reveal, than a “free market” society with emphasis on an egoistic, but impoverished, self.”
Murray Bookchin, Remaking Society

“There are no such things as nations, States and societies existing as collective common realities which stand on a higher level than personality and turn it into part of themselves.”
Nikolai Berdyaev

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