"I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens', forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life."
Quote of the Week
"A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination."
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
"No politician who voted funds for war, no business contractor for the military, no general who ordered young men into battle, no FBI man who spied on anti-war activities, should be invited to public ceremonies on this sacred day. Let the dead of past wars be honored. Let those who live pledge themselves never to embark on mass slaughter again."
"I believe that art is born not of 'I can' but 'I must.'"
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
"Love is the white light of emotion. It includes many feelings which, out of laziness and confusion, we crowd into one simple word. Art is the prism that sets them free…"
Diane Ackerman (born 7 October 1948), American author, poet, and naturalist.
"Only the mediocre are always at their best."
"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
"It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."
Anne Frank (12 June 1929 - early March 1945), diarist and Jewish victim of the Holocaust.