What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? – Nick Lowe
Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery anymore. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something they will call you. When they want you to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute. Love the Lord. Love the world. Work for nothing. Take all that you have and be poor. Love someone who does not deserve it.
– Wendell Berry, excerpted from his poem “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer’s Front”
Resist much. Obey little. – Walt Whitman
Here is how I propose to end Book Burning in this country once and for all:
Every candidate for school committee should be hooked up to a lie detector and asked this question: “Have you read a book from start to finish since high school? Or did you even read a book from start to finish in high school?” If the honest answer is “no,” then the candidate should be told politely that he cannot get on the school committee and blow off his big bazoo about how books make children crazy. – Kurt Vonnegut
That’s just the way it isn’t. – BOHD
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