I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. -James Baldwin, writer (2 Aug 1924-1987)


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Beings long to free themselves from misery, but misery itself they race to catch. We long for joy, but in our ignorance, destroy it, as we would a hated enemy.

- Shantideva


Don't make excuses for nasty people. You can't put a flower in an asshole and call it a vase.

- unknown


If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.

- Lenny Bruce


Knowing that life is short, enjoy it. Moment by Moment.

- Suzuki Roshi


Quite frankly I talk about the fact that I'm a feminist as often as I can, and every time I do it gets huge reaction .... I will keep saying that until there is no more reaction to that when I say it, because that's where we want to get to.

- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (b. 25 Dec 1971)


Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

-Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797)

There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign.

- Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (13 Nov 1850-1894)


Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

-Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (14 Mar 1879-1955)


We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are.

- Anais Nin


Yaa Gyasi

The family is like a forest: if you are outside it is dense; if you are inside you see that each tree has it's position.


- Okinawan for it will be ok - something will happen.