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Rebecca Solnit
“The planting of [orchards] represents a reduction of a complex ecology into the monocultural grid of modern agriculture, and the transformation of a complex symbiosis with the land into the simpler piecework or agricultural labour for surplus and export.”
Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

George Saunders
“And I don't know, it is one thing to look out a window, but when you are Out, actually Out, that is something very powerful, and how embarrassing was that, because I could not help it, I went down flat on my gut checking out those flowers, and the feeling of the one I chose was like the silk on that Hermes jacket I could never seem to get Reserved because Vance was always hogging it, except the flower was even better, it being very smooth and built in like layers? With the outside layer being yellow, and inside that a white thing like a bell, and inside the white bell-like thing were fifteen (I counted) smaller bell-like red things, and inside each red thing was an even smaller orange two-dingly-thing combo.”
George Saunders, In Persuasion Nation

Victor Lodato
“Wenn ich alleine fernsehe, habe ich meine eigenen Regeln und schalte nur ab, nachdem etwas Gutes passiert ist, oder so, dass die letzten Worte, die man hört, einen nicht verletzen. Man will doch nicht abschalten, wenn zwei Leute mitten im Streit sind oder wenn jemand gerade 'Schwein' sagt oder 'Tod' oder 'Mein Auto ist verreckt'.”
Victor Lodato, Mathilda Savitch

Simon Wiesenthal
“I stood up and looked in his direction, at his folded hands. Between then there seemed to rest a sunflower.
At last I made up my mind and without a word I left the room.”
Simon Wiesenthal, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness