Birthing a Life-Friendly Earth
“In an unjust world I am to pursue justice. Those words were stitched into my DNA through the thread of stories of our family—my two grandmothers, my aunt, my older brother—none of whom I ever met. Though we may not have set a place for them at the dinner table, the lost were a constant presence in our home. Relentless reminders that my life was a gift to be earned.”
"If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago
"I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant. Hardly anyone would believe that it could start a revolution. But I have come to realize the weight and power of this straw. For me this revolution is very real."
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
"The answer to your question, “How in your opinion are we to prevent war?” must be that we can best help to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods, but by finding new words and creating new methods."
Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas