I’ve been sharing quotations on Facebook and recapping on this blog. These quotations typically come from my own reading/learning/listening and therefore have significant meaning in my life (or at least to a life I aspire to).
The provocation of anger is essential to government by manipulation, and the angriest people are often the most credulous, willing to snatch up without scrutiny whatever feeds their fire. – Rebecca Solnit: Call Them by Their True Names
If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn. – Charlie Parker: Jazz Musician
I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will solve my riddle to the music of the harp. – Psalm 49.4
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – John Wooden
“Freedom from fear” could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. – Dag Hammarskjold
It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that which we have asked to leave. It is hard to desecrate a grove and change your mind. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it; we are lighting matches in vain under every green tree. (Annie Dillard – Teaching a Stone to Talk)