"We do not inherit nature from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children" - Native proverb
"Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead the stars come out every night, and we watch television." - Paul Hawkin
Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors. - Hunter S. Thompson
Smile pretty, and watch your back. ~ Ani
Little strokes Fell great oaks.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. - Herbert Hoover (!!!)
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. - Will Durant
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ~ Aldous Huxley
The walls, the bars, the guns & the guards can NEVER encircle or hold down the idea of the people. And the people must always carry forward the idea which is their dignity & their BEAUTY. ~ Huey P. Newton
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in". ~ Leonard Cohen
What is the greatest thing? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata (the people, the people, the people) ~ Maori Proverb
A person of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ~ Carlos Castaneda
If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then do me a favor. When you go home tonight, take all your albums, your CDs, your tapes and BURN 'em. 'Cause ya know what? All the bands that made all that great music that has enhanced your lives over the years? Rrrrrrrreal fuckin' high on drugs. The Beatles were so high they even let Ringo sing a few songs. ~ Bill Hicks
The earth is for all the people. That is the demand. The collective ownership & control of industry and its democratic management in the interest of all the people. That is the demand. The end of class struggles & class rule, of master and slave, of poverty and shame-- the birth of freedom, the dawn of Brotherhood. That is the demand. ~ Eugene V. Debs
Logic ridicules love & love smiles knowingly at the whole foolishness of logic. ~ Osho Rajneesh
The moon is made by some lame cooper, and you can see the idiot has no idea about moons at all. He put in a creosoted rope and some wood oil; and this has led to such a terrible stink all over the earth that you have to hold your nose.
Another reason the moon is such a tender globe it that people just cannot live on it any more, and all that's left alive there are noses. This is also why we cannot see our own noses - they're all on the moon. ~Nikolay Gogol; Diary of a Madman
Men have become the tools of their tools. ~ Thoreau
It’s a stupid, dangerous, HELLISH world, but don’t let it FRIGHTEN you! - Hunter S. Thompson
"never question who i am. 'cause god knows, and I know god personally... in fact, he lets me call him 'me.' " ~ Saul Williams
It is devotion to the risks, the difficult dialogue,
that moves us toward a courageous discourse, shy of definition / of ideas frozen in embryo or in age.
Revelation has no political or social boundaries of etiquette, / but the augur of authenticity to travel,
to leave the comfort of the oasis for the more rugged
debate of the wilderness / and from there drink from surprising springs.
Let the feminine fugitive be celebrated for her originality. The view of the avenue of trees depends on from what standpoint you exist.
In truth it is your leap of experience that rocks the boat.
Bring on the storms, the gales, the changes in direction, for the journey must be volatile.
Without your ideas, your flexible provocations,
your rejections of the bland, / how can we navigate the demanding and treacherous territory of enlightenment?
How else, for pity's sake, can we speak out our names and our children's names,/ no matter in what synagogue, temple, forest, shrine, or meeting place it is that we kneel? ~ "Offering," by Judith Adams
."Wild Geese," Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are
moving across the landscapes, over the prairies
and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese,
harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
I could recite the grass on the hill
and memorize the moon.
I know the clouds' form of love by heart
and have brought tears to the eye of a storm
my memory banks vaults of autumn forests
and amazon riverbanks / and I've screamed them into sunsets / that echo in earthquakes
shadows have been my spotlight
as I monologue the night and dialogue with days
soliloquies of wind and breeze / applauded by sun-rays.
My life is altered by the moon / foot prints written in soil... and yes, the soil speaks highly of me.
when earth seeds root me, poet, tree.
~ Saul Williams