True learning – learning that is permanent and useful, that leads to intelligent action and further learning — can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner

John Holt

We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us.
When we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

Andy Goldsworthy

The ultimate famine is the starvation of the imagination

Diane Di Prima

Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.

Cesar A. Cruz

Homeostasis is the force that ensures life is regulated within a range that is not just compatible with survival but also conducive to flourishing, to a projection of life into the future of an organism or a species.

Antonio Damasio

We take almost all of the decisive steps in our lives as a result of slight inner adjustments of which we are barely conscious

W. G. Sebald

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you

George Bernard Shaw

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

Audre Lorde