our favorite quotes

“Give the people the truth and the freedom to discuss it and all will go well.”
–William T. Evjue

“Our history will be what we make of it. If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge and retribution will not limp in catching up with us. So, just once in a while let us exhault the importance of ideas and information.”
–Edward R. Murrow

"Teaching a kid to read is a laudable and necessary service to the community. Teaching a kid to write is to empower an individual to compete in any field on any stage."
- Vince O’Hern, Publisher of Isthmus

“Writing is the rock on which everything is built.”
-Dan Rather

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
-Jimi Hendrix

"Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it
with us or we find it not."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Freedom lies in being bold."
-Robert Frost

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come
alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who
have come alive."
-Howard Thurman

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
something else is more important than fear."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The love we give away is the only love we keep."
-Elbert Hubbard

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but someone."
-Coco Chanel

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

"If we lose love and respect for each other, this is how we finally die."
-Maya Angelou

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing-- Go to school get a little
knowledge and live dangerously"
-Lord Love A Duck

"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most.
The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book
that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted
with truth and beauty."
-Pablo Neruda

"When I grew up I assembled my role models à la cart. I wanted to be an
astrophysicist. If I tried to find a role model who grew up in the Bronx with my
skin color who was an astrophysicist, I would never have become an astrophysicist."
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Question oldfangled technique"
-blackout poetry

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't
matter and those who matter don't mind."
-Dr. Seuss

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul;
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all."
-Emily Dickinson

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost"
-Fellowship of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you
give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in
judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
- Fellowship of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

"Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to
do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set,
uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live
after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is
not ours to rule.”
-The Return of the King, J.R.R.Tolkien

"When things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them,
so that others may keep them."
-Frodo, The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

"You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend
greatly on our own point of view"
-Obi-Wan, The Return of the Jedi

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with
tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they
cannot find it."
- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from
the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by
education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones."
- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion.
To attack the first is not to assail the last."
- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

"Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the
over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly
so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the
glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the
picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by
passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."
-Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

"You'll know that the night has passed when you can look at any man
and any woman and discern that you are looking at a brother or a
sister. Until you can see with that clarity, the night will always be
with us."
-From a Jewish fable

"Countries rush to war thinking it is the quickest, easiest solution
to conflict, only to find themselves still entrenched years later,
suffering more losses than they expected and asking themselves,
bewildered, "How did we get here?" There is no "winning" a war."
-God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation, Joseph Sebarenzi

"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to
appreciate it...It's a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience,
whether you are a spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the
voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be an artist.
There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate
what they have been privileged to see."
-Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a
hell of heaven.."
-Paradise Lost, John Milton

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written
yet, then you must write it."
-Toni Morrison

"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the
middle of it. "
-P.J. O'Rourke

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one
wants, and the other is getting it."
-Oscar Wilde

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
-Lewis Carroll

"NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good paying American jobs. If I
didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement."
-Bill Clinton