the wordy dozen.

malalaThe best way to solve problems and fight against war is through dialogue. –Malala Yousafzai

wes-andersonThere’s no story if there isn’t some conflict.  — Wes Anderson

mandelaIf you want to make peace with your enemy you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. — Nelson Mandela

baruch-spinozaPeace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. — Baruch Spinoza

mikhail-baryshnikov Be good. To yourself, to other people, to everything you do. It’s a norm of life by which people should try to live. Don’t waste time. Be interesting and interested. — Mikhail Baryshnikov

spike-jonzeI don’t know what life was like 1,000 years ago, but I imagine there was the same struggle: people trying to connect with each other. — Spike Jonze

jimi-hendrixWhen the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.  — Jimi Hendrix

john-hurtI’m only alive out of curiosity I’m curious where we’re all marching. — John Hurt, RIP

anne-frankDespite everything, I believe people are really good at heart. — Anne Frank

bowieGentleness clears the soul. Love cleans the mind. And makes it free  — Davide Bowie

piet-mondrianThe position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. — Piet Mondrian (Also true for mediators!)

marc-chagallIf I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. –Marc Chagall


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