13 Oct 2012

More quotes

Tree along Ruscombe Brook
Every so often I add a few quotes that I came across...here's a few more....

"We don’t need services; we need community" and "We are not disabled, we are 'dis' but we are disconnected". Pat Worth was labeled retarded as a child and was living on a park bench when he decided to organize people who shared his experience. This led to a national organisation in Canada.

"Deep frying one of our products would go against our commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles." Mars Incorporated distances itself from the 'Scottish delicacy', the deep-fried Mars bar (Taken from The Big Issue Sept 10-16 2012)

"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives."
Native American Proverb

"And here’s the deal: Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done. When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world."
From Commencement Address 2009 By Paul Hawken

“Whenever people say, 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it.” Brigid Brophy

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