Quotes January 24, 2022

We must do extraordinary things. We have to. It would be absurd not to.
Dave Eggers,
writer, editor, publisher
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
George Orwell
I have relied heavily on adrenaline to push me from one place to another—but this year I’m setting an intention to move only from peace and presence.
AmyAnn Cadwell
The only way in which a durable peace can be created is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade.
James Forrestal, First United States Secretary of Defense – 1947-49
I always think it’s a sign of victory when they move on to the ad hominem.
Christopher Hitchens
Ad hominem is a notoriously weak logical argument. And is usually used to distract the focus of a discussion – to move it from an indefensible point and to attack the opponent.
Jim Butcher, Furies of Calderon
I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.
James Joyce
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.
Jeanette Winterson
I am very short-sighted, and if I don’t like a situation I take my glasses off.
Jenny Eclair