„We do not have time to wait for the enlightenment of our neighbors so that we can work together toward the development of Asia.“
— Fukuzawa Yukichi Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio University 1835 - 1901
Context: Once the wind of Western civilization blows to the East, every blade of grass and every tree in the East follow what the Western wind brings... We do not have time to wait for the enlightenment of our neighbors so that we can work together toward the development of Asia. It is better for us to leave the ranks of Asian nations and cast our lot with civilized nations of the West... We should deal with them exactly as the Westerners do. "Datsu-a-ron" [On departure from Asia], Jiji Shimpo (1885-03-16).
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
"Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy", Joseph P. Lash (1980) http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/04/21/together/
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
„We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
— Mitch Albom, For One More Day
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Context: A friend told me that there are these clean and sober dykes that have piercings every couple months just to get high. It's about learning about my body. I didn't know my body could do this. It's not exactly pleasure. It's more like vision. I didn't know the body is such a visionary factory. Basically we grew up not wanting to know that we had bodies. And it's not as if these piercings are in that deep — it's just on the surface. So if that little thing can do so much, who knows what else we can experience?
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
"A Tale of Two Gardens"
„We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970