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“So, with all this time on my hands, I decided to start a revolution.”

— J.G. Ballard, Millennium People, Share via Whatsapp

“Revolutions that really effect lasting change happen thoughtfully in peacetime.”

— Grayson Perry, The Descent of Man, Share via Whatsapp

“You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.”

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed, Share via Whatsapp

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”

— Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Share via Whatsapp

“This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.”

— Osamu Dazai, The Setting Sun, Share via Whatsapp

“Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.”

— Anais Nin, Share via Whatsapp

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”

— Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes, Share via Whatsapp

“The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

— Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson, Share via Whatsapp

“Ask for work. If they don t give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread.”

— Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays, Share via Whatsapp

“There is no final one; revolutions are infinite.”

— Yevgeny Zamyatin, We, Share via Whatsapp

“You said, They’re harmless dreamers and they’re loved by the people. What, I asked you, is harmless about a dreamer, and what, I asked you, is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.”

— Tennessee Williams, Share via Whatsapp

“But I suppose the most revolutionary act one can engage in is... to tell the truth.”

— Howard Zinn, Marx in Soho: A Play on History, Share via Whatsapp

“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”

— Emiliano Zapata, Share via Whatsapp

“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.”

— Subcomandante Marcos, Share via Whatsapp

“Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”

— Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, Share via Whatsapp

“True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the rejects of life, to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands--whether of individuals or entire peoples--need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world.”

— Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Share via Whatsapp

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”

— Dorothy Day, Share via Whatsapp