19 Oct 2011

More quotes

"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm." Henrick Ibsen

"This is not like an ordinary recession where you lose output and get it back quickly. You may not get it back for many years, if ever, and that is a big, long-run loss of living standards for all people in this country. When something isn't working, it behoves us to question whether a different approach might be more appropriate." Mervyn King, Governor Bank of England (March 2011)

'How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question. It's really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or complex skills. Here's the answer. Consume less. Share more. Enjoy life.' Penny Kemp and Derek Wall

"A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.
 Well, there's a very simple answer.
 Nobody bothered to check the oil.
 We just didn't know we were getting low.
 The reason for that is purely geographical.
 Our OIL is located in the North Sea
 Our DIPSTICKS are located in Westminster!"

“Trickledown theory–the less than elegant metaphor that if one feeds the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road to the sparrows” JK Galbraith

"You start with your nose, then your hands, your back door, your doorstep. You get all that right, then everything is right. If all that*s wrong, nothing can ever be right." Bill Mollison, co-founder of Permaculture.

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