marți, 29 iulie 2008


"What matters is not to know the world but to change it."—Frantz Fanon

"Be humble in the face of facts and proud in the face of opinions." - Hugh Laurie

"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." Mohandas Gandhi

"Be careful how you interpret the world; it is like that."--Erich Heller

"There is no stone in the street and no brick in the wall that is not actually a deliberate symbol - a message from some man, as much as if it were a telegram or a post-card."--G.K. Chesterton

"The past is the past and besides it's passed." NormanMailer

"Indeed what could be more fitting than for the wisdom of God to be opposed to ignorance?" St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons on the Song of Songs (number 86)

"It is by knowing where you stand, that you grow able to judge where you are." Eudora Welty

“Memory is life. It is always carried by groups of living people, and therefore it is in permanent evolution. It is subject to the dialectics of remembering and forgetting, unaware of its successive
deformations, open to all kinds of use and manipulation . . . History is the always incomplete and problematic reconstruction of what is no longer there.” Pierre Nora, Les lieux de la mémoire

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time." Martha Graham

"Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger." Abbie Hoffman

"It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that he tolerates their existence." Samuel Butler 1835-1902

"Supposing is good, but finding out is better." Mark Twain's Autobiography

"People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an
apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past." Milan Kundera

"Well behaved women rarely make history." Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"You don't have anything, if you don't have the stories." Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

"A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions." Antonio Gramsci

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