Quotes August 19, 2019

“So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.”
William Faulkner
“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”
Albert Schweitzer
“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”
Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
George Bernard Shaw
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
Albert Camus
“One cannot conceive of objectivity without subjectivity.”

“Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence;… to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects.”

“If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.”

“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people–they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.”
Paulo Freire
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
Stephen King
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
E.B. White
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank
“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss
“Laughter is poison to fear.”
George R.R. Martin
“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.”
Shirley Maclaine
“If it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
Leo Tolstoy
“When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as ‘enemies,’ it’s time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.”

“I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.”
Molly Ivins
“You do not notice changes in what is always before you.”
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw
“To be furious, is to be frighted out of fear.”
William Shakespeare
“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”
Herman Melville
“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”
So then there was the Greek, Socrates, he was great… He invented questioning. Before Socrates, no questioning. Everyone sort of went, ”Yeah, I suppose so.”
Eddie Izzard
“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.”

“It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
Abigail Van Buren