quoth the mavens.

carter-blueUnless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent. — Jimmy Carter

leymah-colorDon’t wait for a Gandhi, don’t wait for a King, don’t wait for a Mandela. You are your own Mandela, you are your own Gandhi, you are your own King.  — Leymah Gbowee

michael-k-williamsChildhood is that state which ends the moment a puddle is first viewed as an obstacle instead of an opportunity.  — Michael K. Williams

orwell-yellowOn the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. — GeorgeOrwell

john-cageI can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones. — John Cage

gloria-steinem-yellowThe first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. — Gloria Steinem

leonard-bernsteinThis will be our reply to violence: to make music more beautifully, more intensely, more devotedly than ever before. — Leonard Bernstein

indira-gandhiYou cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. — Indira Gandhi

kundera-colorHate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.  — Milan Kundera

vonnegut-yellowThere is room enough for an awful lot of people to be right about things and still not agree. — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

nick-cave-colorTo sustain hatred is a very difficult thing to do, year after year. It’s exhausting. –Nick Cave

oliver-sacks-colorWe speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. — Oliver Sacks

nin-blueWe don’t see things as they are, we seem them as we are. — Anais Nin

mahler-yelloI am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.  — Gustav Mahler

kyi-colorSince we live in this world, we have to do our best for this world. –Aung San Suu Kyi

cyndi-colorI can’t judge the way other people behave. I can only look at myself. — Cyndi Lauper


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