Quotes July 03, 2017

I think we have to get rid of the idea that protest will bring about change. We need to do visionary organizing.
Grace Lee Boggs
Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.
Christian Lous Lange
It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Education … is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
John Dewey,
psychologist and educational reformer
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus,
“Between what a man calls me and what he simply calls mine the line is difficult to draw. We feel and act about certain things that are ours very much as we feel and act about ourselves.”
William James, The Principles of Psychology
“Silence was the cure, if only temporarily, silence and geography. But of what was I being cured? I do not know, have never known. I only know the cure. Silence, and no connections except to landscape.”
Mary Cantwell, Manhattan, When I Was Young
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
Zen Shen
“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.”
Octavia E. Butler, author and winner of the MacArthur “Genius Grant”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Will Durant, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom
“Habits gradually change the face of one’s life as time changes one’s physical face; and one does not know it.”
Virginia Woolf, English writer and modernist
“Life is habit. Or rather life is a succession of habits.”
Samuel Beckett, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature
Criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure.
Djuna Barnes,
writer and artist