Uprising Quotes

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James Patterson
“Margo, they're afraid of us. They're afraid of everything.' And then I kept on talking without really thinking, until it turned into a chant:

They're afraid of change, and we must change.
They're afraid of the young, and we are the young.
They're afraid of music, and music is our life.
They're afraid of books, and knowledge, and ideas.
They're most afraid of our magic.”
James Patterson, Witch & Wizard

Malcolm X
“... the young people are the ones who most quickly identify with the struggle and the necessity to eliminate the evil conditions that exist.”
Malcolm X, Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power

Daniel H. Wilson
“It's hard to wipe your eyes when you have whirring buzzsaws for hands.”
Daniel H. Wilson, How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion

“They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious”

Guy de Maupassant
“Since governments take the right of death over their people, it is not astonishing if the people should sometimes take the right of death over governments."

[On Water]”
Guy de Maupassant, Collected Stories of Guy De Maupassant

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your downfall is a preparation for your up-rise. If you don’t know this secret, you will remain on the floor, blaming your legs instead of your head!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Tomi Adeyemi
“We can always do something to fight back.
We have the power to change the evils in the world.
We’ve been knocked down for far too long.
Now let’s rise.”
Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone

Anthony Liccione
“Why after the dust settles, someone has to come by and blow at it, stirring it up into the air again?”
Anthony Liccione

Neal Shusterman
“Hayden shouts, "To the new Teen Uprising!”
neal shusterman

Hakim Bey
“I was beginning to feel that there would never be another American uprising, that the energy was gone, and I have some reasons to think that might be true. I like to point out that the crime rate in America has been declining for a long time, and in my opinion it’s because Americans don’t even have enough gumption to commit crimes anymore: the creative aspect of crime has fallen into decay. As for the uprising that takes a principled stand against violence, hats off to them, I admire the idealism, but I don’t think it’s going to accomplish much.”
Hakim Bey (Peter Lamborn Wilson)

Stewart Stafford
“A traitor only becomes one if their plot is discovered. The imposition of guilt means nothing to those who feign loyalty. More skilled conspirators wield treason as a clinical tool of regime change and political expediency. Then, with their own hand writing history, such traitors may wear the clothes of patriots.”
Stewart Stafford

Amanda Hocking
“Throughout history, the ruling class has gotten even better at enslaving you all," Gugalanna said. "They trick you into believing it's for your own good. They keep you safe, they promise. This is what you need, they guarantee. And now they've done such a wonderful job I doubt most of you even realize that you're caged.
"Those with all the power have always hidden away from those they oppress, and none are as far away or as powerful as those that hide in Vanaheimr, far removed from the mess that they've created." The Bull stopped speaking long enough to case a disparaging glare toward the sky, toward the legendary house of the Vanir gods and goddesses.
"It wasn't until I was trapped in the underworld that I began to see the earth for what it truly is: a cage," Gugalanna explained. "A place to hold you, to keep you busy, distracted. So you don't realize what they're doing to you and everything around you.”
Amanda Hocking, From the Earth to the Shadows

“if the world will attain its utmost peace and stability;and contentions be limited, then the ideology, philosophy and mentality of people in the world should be shifted from the more you acquire the more valuable you are to the more you give the more important you are and with the mentality that giving is a sacred responsibility and not a competition”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Paul Bowles
“There's a little war in progress here. There won't be anything left of the place if it goes on at this rate." (But it's hard to feign innocence if you've eaten the apple, he reflected.) "And it looks to me as if it is going to go on, because the French aren't going to give in, and certainly the Arabs aren't, because they can't. They're fighting with their backs the the wall."

"I thought maybe you meant you expected a new world war," he lied.

"That's the least of my worries. When that comes, we've had it. You can't sit around mooning about Judgement Day. That's just silly. Everybody who ever lived has always had his own private Judgment Day to face anyway, and he still has. As far as that goes, nothing's changed at all.”
Paul Bowles, The Spider's House

Joe Abercrombie
“She scarcely ever had a moment to herself, but she was grateful for that, too. When she was alone, the things she had seen and done the day of the uprising rushed into her mind, like filthy water into a holed boat, and dragged her down so quickly she felt she was drowning.”
Joe Abercrombie, A Little Hatred

“Black hawk down.

Black eagle up.”
Cass van Krah

“It only takes one man with a voice to convince a hundred men to fight”
Ondine Grace

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“It should be said that all these years, in all the Special Camps, orthodox Soviet citizens, without even consulting each other, unanimously condemned the massacre of the stoolies, or any attempt by prisoners to fight for their rights. We need not put this down to sordid motives (though quite a few of the orthodox were compromised by their work for the godfather) since we can fully explain it by their theoretical views. They accepted all forms of repression and extermination, even wholesale, provided they came from above—as a manifestation of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Even impulsive and uncoordinated actions of the same kind but from below were regarded as banditry, and what is more, in its "Banderist" form (among the loyalists you would never get one to admit the right of the Ukraine to secede, because to do so was bourgeois nationalism). The refusal of the katorzhane to be slave laborers, their indignation about window bars and shootings, depressed and frightened the docile camp Communists.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books V-VII

Zufishan Rahman
“they’d want you to diffuse
into the smoke but do they know
they give birth to clouds
who bring rain and thunder?”
Zufishan Rahman, Foxfire - A book of poems

Dennis Cronin
“Good God, man!” The major general exploded and thumped the well-padded arm of the chair with his fist, a length of ash fell from the end of the cigar and landed on the rug where Kruger nosed it quizzically to determine if it was edible. “This is not any other killing, this is a recipe for an uprising. The bloody country is on the brink of civil war and I’m damned if it will start in my patch on my watch. You will hold that inquest tomorrow morning... the longer this thing drags on the more dangerous it becomes.”
Dennis Cronin, Michael Sweeney