Rigidity Quotes

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Tom Robbins
“Disorder is inherent in stability. Civilized man doesn't understand stability. He's confused it with rigidity. Our political and economic and social leaders drool about stability constantly. It's their favorite word, next to 'power.'

'Gotta stabilize the political situation in Southeast Asia, gotta stabilize oil production and consumption, gotta stabilize student opposition to the government' and so forth.

Stabilization to them means order, uniformity, control. And that's a half-witted and potentially genocidal misconception. No matter how thoroughly they control a system, disorder invariably leaks into it. Then the managers panic, rush to plug the leak and endeavor to tighten the controls. Therefore, totalitarianism grows in viciousness and scope. And the blind pity is, rigidity isn't the same as stability at all.

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.”
Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Salman Rushdie
“Obviously, a rigid, blinkered, absolutist world view is the easiest to keep hold of, whereas the fluid, uncertain, metamorphic picture I've always carried about is rather more vulnerable. Yet I must cling with all my might to … my own soul; must hold on to its mischievous, iconoclastic, out-of-step clown-instincts, no matter how great the storm. And if that plunges me into contradiction and paradox, so be it; I've lived in that messy ocean all my life. I've fished in it for my art. This turbulent sea was the sea outside my bedroom window in Bombay. It is the sea by which I was born, and which I carry within me wherever I go.”
Salman Rushdie

Dejan Stojanovic
“I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept?”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Abhijit Naskar
“A nation is alive only when it grows, constantly discarding its outdated traditions, habits, rituals and assumptions.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Imperfection facilitates improvement, perfection facilitates stagnation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Abhijit Naskar
“We may consider something wrong due to our lack of knowledge, but in the face of overwhelming evidence only an animal refuses to change their outlook and persists with their delusions.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“Rigid obedience to anything is but a denial of life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“Expansion is life, narrowness is death. Universality is life, nationality is death.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Stand up to the acts of cultural supremacy, not to a person's right to their culture.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Love without growth is no love.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Love that refutes growth is not love.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“We are all born with narrowness embedded in our neurons. To unlearn that narrowness will take a lifetime. And it is with this act of unlearning our narrowness, that we shall make our surroundings civilized.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Take nothing as gospel (not even my words), except growth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Progress

Where the nation ends,
There the world begins.
Where the self fades,
There community begins.
Where luxury withers,
There equality begins.
Where biases shrink,
There truth begins.
Where pride dies,
There growth begins.
Where rigidity ends,
There life begins.
Such true life is forever revered.
Prejudice conquered is world conquered.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“The world needs young, accountable and unorthodox politicians with the revolutionary vision of a unified planet, who are never afraid to correct their mistakes and grow according to the need of the time, rather than prehistoric buffoons with ideas and beliefs from the stoneage.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Social development is quite like memory consolidation in the human brain. Important memories are meticulously get imprinted from old dying neurons to newly born neurons and unimportant memories fade away while making way for new memories to flourish. Such should be the course of societal progress.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Traditions

Society must shed its dead traditions,
Like one sheds dead skin.
Anything that lives must evolve,
For stagnation is death's twin.
The difference between life and death,
Lies in the desire for evolution.
Fancy rags on a prehistoric mind,
Makes way for a horrific extinction.
Other animals lack brain power,
To overcome shortcomings and be better.
But the jelly inside the human skull,
Can take us on an endless adventure.
All that is old is not necessarily gold.
Accepting yesterday’s good move ahead bold.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Stagnation

Stagnated water breeds disease,
When in motion it breathes life.
Stagnated mind breeds segregation,
When in motion it breaks divide.
Stagnated air breeds pollution,
When in motion it brings rejuvenation.
Stagnated ideas breed prejudice,
When in motion they bring illumination.
We are not a species, we are a family,
A stagnated psyche cannot feel its delight.
Open your eyes from your rigid sleep,
In your vision the world will unite.
All animals are bound to live in stagnation.
Only human neurons hold the capacity for expansion.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Stagnated water breeds disease, when in motion it breathes life. Stagnated mind breeds segregation, when in motion it breaks divide.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“All that is old is not necessarily gold. Accepting yesterday’s good move ahead bold.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Question leads to correction and correction leads to growth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Abhijit Naskar
“When someone assumes a two thousand year old book to be perfection, there is no reasoning with such a person.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Take nothing as gospel, except growth.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“I've got no beef with tradition, but I ain't gonna let no tradition triumph over society at the expense of humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“Any book that claims to be a book of life and love while demanding absolute obedience is but a book of death and degradation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Fundamentals

Equality, harmony, diversity,
These are not something you believe.
Just like water, air and food,
These are not something you believe.
Fundamentals of human life,
Are beyond all pettiness of opinion.
Argumentation may have its place,
But we must distinguish facts from fiction.
Plenty are the minds so are the beliefs,
But beliefs mustn't undermine humanity.
All of us are dumb, some less some more,
So we must place people before rigidity.
No belief is ultimate, no opinion olympian.
Putting aside truth, let us first be human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“Gamblers of Rigidity (The Sonnet)

Rigidity in the name of religion,
Will fill this world with tears and fear.
Prejudice in the name of tradition,
Will turn this land into a graveyard.
Doctrines are truth for dumbbells,
Holy books are life for the unholy.
Hear all fools, all rigid corpses,
Love is the only sign of divinity.
Let us lose religion if we do,
We'll stand proudly as human beings.
Let us lose all faith and allegiance,
We'll live as lovers, not fragmented fiends.
There's no future for gamblers of rigidity.
Let us step forward with reason and amity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“All of us are dumb, some less some more, So we must place people before rigidity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“Cut off all allegiance to the dead and dark, as new humans build your own moral arc.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Heaven and Hell

There's a tale we hear of a heavenly kingdom,
Which is passed on through generations.
Because once you place salvation outside life,
Accountability vanishes from all prioritization.
Self-determination makes one unfit for slavery,
Reason makes one unfit for manipulation.
If you take charge of your life and community,
Institutions fail to dictate your ambition.
Heaven and hell exist here and now,
They are manifestations of human behavior.
Acts of oneness bring heaven in a moment,
Deeds of division breed hell from thin air.
The paradigm we have was made yesterday.
It is our world, let's build it our way.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

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