Resist Quotes

Quotes tagged as "resist" (showing 1-30 of 74)
Cora Carmack
“No matter how close, you are always too far. My eyes are drawn everywhere you are...”
Cora Carmack, Losing It

Otep Shamaya
“I'm one of the
freaks, the faggots,
the geeks, the savages,
rogues, rebels, dissident devils,
artists, martyrs, infidels ...

do we sit still
under attack?

or do we start pushing back?

never back up
never back down

Otep Shamaya

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Persistence wears down resistance.”
William J. Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

Timothy Snyder
“Anticipatory obedience is a political tragedy.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder
“History permits us to be responsible: not for everything, but for something... History gives us the company of those who have done and suffered more than we have.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Israelmore Ayivor
“You got to insist on your success, resist every obstacle and persist in times of difficulty and you will get there.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Oriana Fallaci
“Ho guadagnato una vita,
un biglietto per la morte,
e viaggio ancora.
In certi momenti
ho creduto d'essere giunto,
alla fine del viaggio mi sbagliavo.
Erano solo imprevisti del cammino.”
Oriana Fallaci, A Man

Salman Rushdie
“In these our cowardly times, we deny the grandeur of the Universal, and assert and glorify our local Bigotries, and so we cannot agree on much. In these our degenerate times, men bent on nothing but vainglory and personal gain- hollow, bombastic men for whom nothing is off-limits if it advances their petty cause- will claim to be great leaders and benefactors, acting in the common good, and calling all who oppose them liars, envious, little people, stupid people, stiff, and, in a precise reversal of the truth, dishonest and corrupt.”
Salman Rushdie, The Golden House

Toba Beta
“It's so tempting to resist a little gift
when you're expecting the otherwise.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

L.M. Browning
“Shall we not recover ourselves? Shall we not redeem ourselves to one another? Shall we not restore this world?
Could we not be the generation who did what always should have been done? Who took the hard path so that humanity could be returned to the right path? Shall we not reexamine all that we choose to pursue and reconsider what will actually fulfill us?
The past has been defined by what we have done; while the present and future are decided by what we choose to do.
Shall we believe in what should be and go in search of it? Shall we believe in what needs to be and build it together?
We become more by believing that we can be more. Life becomes better when we are willing to act on the belief that it can be better.
To believe is to reach and reach is what we all must do.”
L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations

Kamand Kojouri
“Let my silence grow with noise
as pregnant mothers grow with life.
Let my silence permeate these walls
as sunlight permeates a home.

Let the silence rise from unwatered graves
and craters left by bombs.
Let the silence rise from empty bellies
and surge from broken hearts.

The silence of the hidden and forgotten.
The silence of the abused and tortured.
The silence of the persecuted and imprisoned.
The silence of the hanged and massacred.

Loud as all the sounds can be,
let my silence be loud
so the hungry may eat my words
and the poor may wear my words.

Loud as all the sounds can be,
let my silence be loud
so I may resurrect the dead
and give voice to the oppressed.

My silence speaks.”
Kamand Kojouri

Howard Zinn
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world.”
Howard Zinn, A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

L.M. Browning
“Question everything—no matter how beloved, or how long-held, or how exalted—without apology. Only those who build their world upon lies need fear an inquisitive mind. The truth will remain, even after a storm of doubt and revolution has washed over it. Only illusions need be protected. The truth need not be defended; it existed before us and will continue to exist after us.”
L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations

Philip A. Becnel IV
“Despite the odium and widespread condemnation of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, he passed with all the fanfare of a fart in a mesh sack. Medical examiners said it was a thrombotic stroke, likely exacerbated by obesity and high blood pressure. Some said cocaine and opioids had been found in his system, but these reports were never confirmed. Trump was dead, and now it was time to start glossing over his dismal legacy and perpetuating his vision, posthumously, for Making America Great Again...”
Philip A. Becnel IV, Freedom City

DaShanne Stokes
“Resistance isn’t enough. If we want change, we have to get out the vote.”
DaShanne Stokes

Timothy Snyder
“Life is political, not because the world cares about how you feel, but because the world reacts to what you do. The minor choices we make are a kind of vote, making it more or less likely that free and fair elections will be held in the future. In the politics of the everyday, our words and gestures, or their absence, count very much.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

L.M. Browning
“We pass hatred and prejudice on to our children, as though they were heirlooms of humanity. We cling to traditions that keep us bound to a way of life that no longer works and arguably never has.
Those who can glean the wisdom of the old traditions, but put away the ignorance and prejudices interwoven into them by the generations to come before, have always played a vital role in our global community; though their actions are usually met with resistance. We—all of us—must be assured that change can come without loss of identity. There are certain things we can leave along the roadside without becoming less than we are—certain heirlooms that, when let go, free us to move forward into a healthier future.”
L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations

“If the devil is sending you thoughts of fear, resist him, stop the thoughts”
Sunday Adelaja

“You have to resist unfaithfulness and irresponsibility”
Sunday Adelaja

Timothy Snyder
“Other forces were at work besides conformism. But without the conformists, the great atrocities would have been impossible.”
Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Brandt Legg
“No one knew it then because it started, as revolutions often do, as something quiet and almost routine.”
Brandt Legg, The Last Librarian

“The problem with Trump voters is, they're so dumb, they don't even know how much stuff they don't know. They just assume nobody else knows more about evolution or global warming than they do. If they don't understand how it works, they think nobody understands how it works.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Finding Happiness in Los Angeles

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Don't make a deal with the devil.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

A.G. Stranger
“Poetry is what you turn to when nothing else works.”
A.G. Stranger

Maureen Johnson
“We all have an innate desire to make a difference, to make an impact, to be seen, to be heard, to leave behind something better than what we're brought into.”
Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson
“No one fixes the world alone.”
Maureen Johnson, How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation

David Sedaris
“I later learn that what I suffered was called blunt force trauma. It's remarkably similar to how I felt after the election, as if I'd been slammed into a wall or hit by a car. Both pains persist-show no signs, in fact, of ever going away. The damage is permanent. I will never be the same as I was before the accident/election.”
David Sedaris, Calypso

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