Wednesday, July 30, 2003


"One of the most radical discoveries [Gandhi] was to make in a lifetime of experimentation: in order to transform others, you have to transform yourself." -Eknath Easwaran in his biography of Mahatma Gandhi

"All that you are seeking is also seeking you," she writes. "If you sit still, it will find you. It has been waiting for you a long time. Once it is here, don't move away. Rest. See what happens next." Clarissa Pinkola Estes in her book Women Who Run With the Wolves.

"Each of us is free to stoke the crematory fires of Buchenwald or nurse lepers in an African hospital." -Albert Camus

"Know what you want and all the universe conspires to help you achieve it." -Paulo Cuelho

"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature." -Tom Robbins

"I carry a torch in one hand
And a bucket of water in the other:
With these things I am going to set fire to Heaven
And put out the flames of Hell
So that no one worships God
for fear of hell or greed of heaven."

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Meade

"The hero has to awaken the sleeping images of the future, which can and must come forth from the night, in order to give the world a new and better face." -Ernst Barlach

"The only thing that can save humanity in the 21st century is for women to take over the management of the world." -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"It's antithetical to the definition of power in this culture that a person might derive power by service rather than control, but that's the essence of midwifery." -midwife Elizabeth Davis.

"Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise." -Lewis Thomas in his book Lives of a Cell

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people." -George Bernard Shaw

"Pollution is nothing but resources we're not harvesting." -Buckminster Fuller

"Reality is what you can get away with." -Robert Anton Wilson

"The primordial fire that sparked millions of galaxies is the same fire that sparks the human creative impulse." -Cindy Spring, environmental activist

"One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a dancing star." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein

"Before we can receive the unbiased truth about anything, we have to be ready to ignore what we would like to be true." -Ann Davies

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