potent quotables.

 Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade. –Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 The world won’t be made safer by creating barriers between people. –Michael Palin

 Sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city’s wealth of public life must grow.  — Jane Jacobs

 An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. — Charles Bukowski   (Another way in which mediators are artists!)

 I tell you what freedom means to me: no fear. –Nina Simone

Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.  — Jeff Bridges 

Hey babe, calm down. Tomorrow there will be sun. –Gabourey Sidibe