Quotations

Words shape our reality, and a song or poem has that power in a potently condensed form. Likewise a pithy quotation can say it all – and lodge in the mind to drip-feed our own purpose and courage. Here are the quotations that  appear throughout this website – they will change from time to time as new ones find and inspire me.

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience rather than understanding that influences behaviour.

Marshall McLuhan

We don’t need to focus on the unanswered questions so much as the unquestioned answers.

Buckminster Fuller

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here…
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

David Wagoner

We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply…
It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.

Charles Handy

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

You must give birth to your images, they are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel, the future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the hour of new clarity.

Rainer Maria Rilke

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent that survive, but the ones that are most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.

Raymond Williams

In these matters, the only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny the Elder23 - 79 AD

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.

Mahatma Gandhi

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It is not the strongest or the most intelligent that survive, but the ones that are most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin
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