And that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength. Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. We can sit in our corners mute forever while our sisters and our selves are wasted, while our children are distorted and destroyed, while our earth is poisoned; we can sit in our safe corners mute as bottles, and we will still be no less afraid.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
I wonder how many livable days on earth we lose with every Blue Angels show.
Even after controlling for income, age and other factors, compared with a household with children, a childless household consumed about 4.4 pounds more fruit and vegetables per person over the two-week period.
I was in the stacks helping a young girl find a particular series of books.
Me [handing her a book]: “If you like that series, you might like this one.”
Girl [frowning]: “My friend says that series is for boys.”
Me: “You wanna know a secret? They’re for everybody. You can read whatever the heck you want.”
Girl [grins and takes book]
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Many writers, young and old, never learn to write from the heart. This is not a matter of writing sentimentally, that is, writing with exaggerated emotions to manipulate the reader so that tears well up, the way soaring music can cause us to cry in a feel-good movie. Rather, it is a matter of losing one’s ego as a write and burrowing deep into oneself to find one’s characters, and this follows from finding empathy for one’s fellow citizens of the planet.