If I do not burn
If you do not burn
If we do not burn
How will darkness come to light?
– Nazim Hikmet
Mentally I am a Walt Whitman who has learned to wear a collar and a dress shirt (although at times inimical to both).
– Ezra Pound
In the general movement of their uninterrupted resistance to exploitation and oppression, the masses think justly.
– Alain Badiou
The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.
– Jack Kerouac
Poor fool, you are divided at the the heart, lost in its maze of chambers, blood, and love, a heart that will one day beat you to death.
– Suji Kwock Kim
The poor tell us who we are
The prophets tell us who we could be
So we hide the poor
And kill the prophets
– Phil Berrigan
Watch your eye, should it ever reveal to you the faults of others, say to it: ‘O my eye, other people have eyes too’.
– Imam Ahmad Zarruq
There is a theological impulse within the theory of psychoanalysis that seeks to put out of play any criticism of the symbolic father, the law of psychoanalysis itself. The theory exposes its own tautological defense. The law beyond laws will finally put an end to the anxiety produced by a critical relation to final authority that clearly does not know when to stop: a limit to the social, the subversive, the possibility of agency and change, a limit that we cling to, symptomatically, as the final defeat of our own power. Its defenders claim that to be without such a law is pure voluntarism or anarchy!
– Judith Butler