“Women throughout history have traded their very lives for the idea that there is nothing more important than nurturing others. In some ways, I believe that. In other ways, I know that idea, unexamined, threatens my sanity and health.”
Some believers accuse skeptics of having nothing left but a dull, cold, scientific world. I am left with only art, music, literature, theatre, the magnificence of nature, mathematics, the human spirit, sex, the cosmos, friendship, history, science, imagination, dreams, oceans, mountains, love, and the wonder of birth. That’ll do for me.
Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it.
~I don’t care if younger women know who I am. I want them to know who they are.
~Many of us live the unlived dreams of our mothers. While that is wonderful that we get to live it, it would be better if our mothers were able to live it themselves.
~If we don’t have democratic families we are not going to have a democratic society. As the family is, so is the society.
~A movement has to last a century to be truly absorbed into a society. The way I figure it, we are 40 years into it (referring to Women’s and Civil Rights movements).
~Considering our society’s obsession with accumulation, I would teach two courses about money: “Money is boring” and “What is enough?”
Our solar eclipse and summer solstice…Eclipses wash away the past to start a whole new cycle of energy. Powerful doorways to create major shifts and creative cycles of energy. The Solar & Lunar Eclipse generally come in pairs. The Solar Eclipse opens the heart for the lunar eclipse to wash away the old. Freedom is one of the themes of this eclipse…receiving and envisioning.
“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.”
“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid”.
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.”
“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see — or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.”
“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.”
“How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers’ names.”
Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
“if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
“Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos.”
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
“It’s a noble goal that science should be apolitical, acultural, and asocial, but it can’t be, because it’s done by people who are all those things.”
“The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.”
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