Blog topic: Other

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral

Paulo Freire

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

Sometimes it’s more important to be human than to have good taste

Bertolt Brecht

Angst essen Seele auf
Fear eats the soul

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it either

Pirkei Avot

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

I am a complex enough being that I can hold in my heart the understanding that we are really, really fucked, and at the same time that life is really, really good.
I am full of rage, sorrow, joy, love, hate, despair, happiness, dissatisfaction, and a thousand other feelings. We are really fucked.
Life is still really good.

Derrick Jensen

La plus belle ruse du diable, c'est de faire croire qu'il n'existe pas
The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist

Charles Baudelaire

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved.
You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?

Alice Walker – The Color Purple