2018

  • One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. — Aldo Leopold
  • One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. — William Shakespeare, Troilus & Cressida
  • Somehow, in the midst of ruins, we must maintain enough curiosity to notice the strange and wonderful as well as the terrible and terrifying. […] Such curiosity also means working against singular notions of modernity. How can we re-purpose the tools of modernity against the terrors of Progress to make visible the other worlds it has ignore and damaged. — Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, via nicolasnova.net
  • I was foolishly optimistic and energetic. – Christopher Horvath, vfxblog.com
  • I want to live a savage life, off bared teeth and beauty and love. — Twm Gwynne
  • Men are qualified for civil liberty, in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without…men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. — Edmund Burke, A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly
  • You can have a king, and you can have a lord, but the man to fear is the tax collector. — Sumatran Proverb
  • Raiding is our agriculture. — Berber saying, via Against the Grain
  • … his lips drink water but his heart drinks wine … ― e.e. cummings
  • House finished, man dies. — Chinese Proverb (unsubstantiated)
  • … because learning is a ramshackling affair [… and] the culture that I know doesn’t believe in learning. It believes in knowing. Rewards knowing. — Stephen Jenkinson, Dumbo Feather, Issue 54
  • It’s just not that big an achievement to be sure of yourself. — Stephen Jenkinson, Dumbo Feather, Issue 54
  • We don't grow through certainty, we grow through doubt. So ambiguity is unavoidable for anyone who's really being honest about their life and about the nature of the universe. Today's certainty becomes tomorrow's imprisonment. — James Hollis, A Summons to a Deeper Life
  • If there were forks in the road and each time there was a fork, the right decision was made, then you get to a goat rodeo. — Yo-Yo Ma, The Goat Rodeo Sessions
  • We will not fight to save what we do not love. — Stephen Jay Gould
  • Visions become responsible through all sort of processes. The best one I know is sharing it with other people who bring in their knowledge, their points of view, and their visions. The more a vision is shared, the more responsible it gets, and also the more ethical. — Donella Meadows, via Making Permaculture Stronger
  • In a living system what is to be, always grows out of what is, supports it, extends its structure smoothly and continuously, elaborates new form — sometimes startlingly new form — but without ever violating the structure which exists. — Christopher Alexander, via Making Permaculture Stronger
  • Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. — Galileo Galilei
  • … don't worry, about a thing, 'cause every little thing, gonna be alright … — Bob Marley

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