15 Mar 2011

More quotes

Some more quotes that inspire and made me think, smile or cringe - for more click on the 'label' below. Photo: Ruscombe valley

"Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent. "Aung San Suu Kyi

"The technology we need most badly is the technology of community - the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done. Our sense of community is in disrepair."
Bill McKibben

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

Carl Sagan

"Concern for our environment is a clear imperative arising from the respect we owe to creation and to each other. It is about securing justice for each other and for the generations to come. So questions of airport expansion, like all developments that risk increasing the damage we do to our global environment - which still impact hardest on the poorest - cannot be considered uncritically, or to be in a morality-free zone."
Rowan Williams

"We consume a great deal of time and energy going somewhere else. The average American moves ten times in a lifetime, and spends countless hours at airports and on highways going to places that look a great deal like those just left behind. Our lives are lived amidst the architectural expressions of deplacement: the shopping mall, apartment, neon strip, freeway, glass office tower, and homogenized development - none of which encourage much sense of rootedness, responsibility, and belonging."

David Orr, Ecological Literacy

"What breaks your heart, what you really love, is the thing that will sustain you. That’s what you ought to be doing.”
Andrew Harvey

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