Quotations for Now

 

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“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” – Hafiz

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” – Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“Wonders never ceased. Nor, Duckworth thought, did the public's willingness to be conned.” – from Parting Shot, a mystery novel by Linwood Barclay

“Damn what anybody thinks of you – do what’s right. It’s really fun.” – Lucy Lawless, N. Z. actor & activist arrested with 6 Greenpeace activists on Save the Arctic campaign (from Sierra magazine Jan/Feb. 2013)

“While we may learn from the past, we don’t seem to learn much.” – Ronald Wright in A Short History of Progress

“Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.” – Sofia Kovalevskaya, 19th century Russian mathematician

“The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Planning is not part of our culture. You just get up in the morning and do what you need to do for the day.” – Marilyn Wallace of the Kuku Nyungka ‘mob’ (aboriginal nation) in northern Queensland, Australia. - quoted in Steve Leahy article 'Indigenous Peoples Needed to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change'    (scroll down to find the article)

“Do nothing because it is righteous or praiseworthy or noble to do so; do nothing because it seems good to do so; do only that which you must do and which you cannot do in any other way.” – Ursula K. LeGuin, quoted in my Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much (June 19th entry)

“We’re under some gross misconception that we’re a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we’ll correct our errors and God will smile on us. It’s delusion.” – Farley Mowatt, quoted in Guy McPherson SFU lecture here

“It seems we all have the tendency to move away from the present moment. It’s as if this habit is built into our DNA.” – Pema Chödrön

“When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.” – Martin Buber

“Walking is truly medicine.” – Max Lugavere, author of Genius Foods & 'Breadhead' filmmaker, quoted in episode 2 of  the Dr. Mark Hyman 'Broken Brain' series. ** more walking quotes

4 Rules for Life: Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don’t be attached to the results.” – Angeles Arrien, U.S. teacher, author (1940 – )  

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” George Orwell

"Telling the truth is like making oxygen." – Joanna Macy (in Toronto, June 19, 2009) * more truth quotes

"Talk – Action = Zero" ……… ad in Jan/Feb. 2009 ‘Watershed Sentinel’ magazine

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you. No one knows how it will all end.” – Háfiz

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