"For in the baby lies the future of the world..." - From a Mayan Proverb
"Let me say at the risk of seeming ridiculous that a true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love." - Che Guevara
"From your garden of dreams, many things may blossom." - Fortune cookie fortune from Jenni's wallet
"Go Lakers!!" - Jenni and much of LA this month
We are born with purpose and when we walk in purpose... we collide with destiny. - Dr. Bertice Berry, "It's Time to Change: The Art of Transformation, Becoming all that you are!"
Unless each individual develops a sense of responsibility, the whole community cannot move. So therefore it is very essential that we should not feel that individual effort is meaningless - you should not feel that way. We should make an effort. - The Dalai Lama's Book of Love & Compassion
Let me just say: Peace to you, if you're willing to fight for it. - Fred Hampton, Chair Illinois Black Panther Party
Each of us needs to be awakened to a personal and compassionate recognition of the inseparable interconnection between our minds, hearts, and bodies, between our physical and psychical well-being, and between our selves and all the other selves in our country and in the world. - Grace Lee Boggs, National Exchange on Arts & Civic Dialogue, Flint, October 2003
"Year of the Monkey 2004 - Monkeys are intelligent, fun and loving persons who are always cheerful and energetic. Monkeys are born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004."
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of." - Burt Bacharach (Lyrics)
"Together, let's build a new world
a world without violence
a world free of weapons and warriors
a world of lasting PEACE!
--Okinawan Women Against Military Violence
"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We must go beyond organic, as it is currently defined in the National Organic Standards, and strive for food that is not only healthful and natural but also local... Buying locally means farmers get more of the food dollar, we get better nutrition, and less fuel is consumed in transport." - Kathleen Merrigan, Organic Gardening magazine (September/October 2002)
"Somehow, some way, the arts will again emerge from the current crisis and grow stronger, for despite all the attacks, the arts offer something irreplaceable to society. As long as we are a species, nothing can ever destroy the instinct to create, and the desire we have to access that creativity. Someday we won't have to encourage people to think outside the box; someday there won't be any boxes anymore." - Barry Hessenius, Executive Director, California Arts Council
"The future depends on what we do in the present." - Grace Lee
Peace can start with just one heart,
From a small step to leaps and bounds
A walk becomes a race for time
And a brave child calls out from the crowd
We will have peace, we will because we must
We must because we cherish life
- Holly Near from "The Great Peace March
"Facing backwards, I see the past, our nation gained, our nation lost, our sovereignty gone, our lands gone, all traded for the promise of progress, what would they say... what can we say? Facing future I see hope, hope that we will survive, hope that we will prosper, hope that once again we will reap the blessings of this magical land, for without hope I cannot live, remember the past but do not dwell there, face the future where all our hopes stand."
- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." - Albert Einstein
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
"Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought... Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction. " - Helen Keller
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
"Peace isn't the absence of war, but the presence of justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Keep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want." - Alice Walker (Taken from Code Pink, Women's Pre-emptive Strike for Peace.)
"During his entire presentation Powell never mentioned the word 'oil,' and yet the whole world knows that Bush and his corporate clients are already drawing up plans for the seizure of Iraq's oil reserves. For public consumption the talk is disarmament or democracy, but behind closed doors, the administration is meeting with oil industry executives to divide up Iraq's oil fields." (Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2003).
"We too, are trying to figure out our 'collective' moves and response in the wake of 911. Sure did change the course of World History real fast didn't it? Anyway... in spite of the ever present dangers of the country moving quickly to the far right. We got to keep on keepin on... Intensify the Struggle in all our areas of work... we have to dig deeper within ourselves not to let the false patriotism, jingoism and other ideological bullshit push aside all the important gains that we have made in our struggles for civil rights and civil liberties. Sound like 'old hat' don't it? But yes indeed... Freedom IS a Constant Struggle." - Bill Sorro