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Activism quotes by Lisa Kemmerer
#1. You ultimately decide, every day, whether or not your life will speak on behalf of the oppressed, or remain an inaudible but decisive tool for the status quo. #Quote by Lisa Kemmerer
Activism quotes by Dinos Christianopoulos
#2. They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds. #Quote by Dinos Christianopoulos
Activism quotes by Patti Smith
#3. I'm not really a musician. I'm a performer, and I love rock n' roll. I've embraced rock n' roll because it encompasses all the things I'm interested in: poetry, revolution, sexuality, political activism - all of these things can be found in rock n' roll. #Quote by Patti Smith
Activism quotes by Rachel Maddow
#4. Activism is setting a goal of something you would like to be different, and figuring out what would have to change to achieve that goal. It's sort of like math. #Quote by Rachel Maddow
Activism quotes by Alicia Silverstone
#5. My attention since 'Clueless' has been on family, relationships, activism, the planet, and my career. #Quote by Alicia Silverstone
Activism quotes by Paul Wellstone
#6. Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia. #Quote by Paul Wellstone
Activism quotes by Russell D. Moore
#7. If the apostles reminded even Paul himself to remember the poor (Galatians 2:10), then surely the rest of us need such a reminder. #Quote by Russell D. Moore
Activism quotes by David H. Hackworth
#8. If a policy is wrongheaded feckless and corrupt I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed. #Quote by David H. Hackworth
Activism quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#9. It is the cry of the separate self, 'What about me?' As long as we keep acting from that place, it doesn't matter who wins the war against (what they see as) evil. The world will not deviate from its death-spiral. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Activism quotes by Carolyn Baker
#10. Gratitude is a state of mind that inherently recognizes interdependence with the external world, whether it be other humans, nature, the sacred, or a combination of these. #Quote by Carolyn Baker
Activism quotes by Kelly J. Cogswell
#12. We Lesbian Avengers have built this shrine. It stands for our fear. It stands for our grief. It stands for our rage. And it enshrines our intention to live fully and completely as who we are, wherever we are. We take the fire of action into our hearts. And we take it into our bodies. And we stand, here and now, to make it known that we are here, and here we will stay. Our fear does not consume us. Their fire will not consume us. We take that fire, and we make it our own. #Quote by Kelly J. Cogswell
Activism quotes by Harold Bloom
#13. School of Resentment is a term coined by critic Harold Bloom to describe related schools of literary criticism which have gained prominence in academia since the 1970s and which Bloom contends are preoccupied with political and social activism at the expense of aesthetic values.[1]
Broadly, Bloom terms "Schools of Resentment" approaches associated with Marxist critical theory, including African American studies, Marxist literary criticism, New Historicist criticism, feminist criticism, and poststructuralism - specifically as promoted by Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. The School of Resentment is usually defined as all scholars who wish to enlarge the Western canon by adding to it more works by authors from minority groups without regard to aesthetic merit and/or influence over time, or those who argue that some works commonly thought canonical promote sexist, racist or otherwise biased values and should therefore be removed from the canon. Bloom contends that the School of Resentment threatens the nature of the canon itself and may lead to its eventual demise. Philosopher Richard Rorty[2] agreed that Bloom is at least partly accurate in describing the School of Resentment, writing that those identified by Bloom do in fact routinely use "subversive, oppositional discourse" to attack the canon specifically and Western culture in general. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Activism quotes by Mother Teresa
#14. At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. #Quote by Mother Teresa
Activism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#15. Time and again the need arises for one fierce sword of character to stand face to face with the inhumans and bigots, and announce with a earth-shaking fervor - from this moment on, you are only inches away from extinction - at night look closely to every shadow - and by the light of day know that I am just one step behind you - mark me - one sinister move, one malicious deed and I will swoop down on you like god's thunder - from this moment on, I own your evil heart, and I will crush it, if you hurt the people anymore. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Activism quotes by Joe Walsh
#16. I wrote these songs for a dying planet, I'm sorry, but I'm telling the truth. #Quote by Joe Walsh
Activism quotes by N.K. Jemisin
#17. It is so easy to have principles. Far, far harder to live by them. #Quote by N.K. Jemisin
Activism quotes by James W. Mercer
#18. Judicial activism, by definition, is a term applied to judges who render decisions with which you disagree. #Quote by James W. Mercer
Activism quotes by Rob Stewart
#19. No anti-slavery crusader aimed for a partial solution or settled on a regimen of interim targets. The fight to end slavery was a fight to end 100 percent of slavery for all time. In just that way, we can't settle for partial measures if we are going to win the war for our world. We need to fight for 100 percent sustainability, now. #Quote by Rob Stewart
Activism quotes by Staceyann Chin
#20. Every day I get better at knowing that it is not a choice to be an activist; rather, it is the only way to hold on to the better parts of my human self. It is the only way I can live and laugh without guilt. #Quote by Staceyann Chin
Activism quotes by Kimberly Springer
#21. I consider it my activism whenever I leave the house. #Quote by Kimberly Springer
Activism quotes by Al Yankovic
#22. It doesn't take a military genius to see we'll all be crispy critters after World War III. #Quote by Al Yankovic
Activism quotes by Norman Lear
#23. I guess because the shows were activist in their own way - the marriage of my public activism and my career activism, you know - people understand me very well. They also understand there's a very strong bipartisan part in all of this. #Quote by Norman Lear
Activism quotes by Al Gore
#24. CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally ... Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past. #Quote by Al Gore
Activism quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#25. Anger points powerfully to the denial of rights, but the exercise of rights can't life and thrive on anger. It lives and thrives on the dogged pursuit of justice. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Activism quotes by Jim Fowler
#26. Almost all these hotspots around the world, most have been destroyed to the point where there is no wildlife and very little of the natural world left. #Quote by Jim Fowler
Activism quotes by Seyla Benhabib
#27. All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power. #Quote by Seyla Benhabib
Activism quotes by Clare Boothe Luce
#28. Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes." ~ ' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes." - #Quote by Clare Boothe Luce
Activism quotes by John Scalzi
#29. It's not an effective protest if it's not pissing people off. #Quote by John Scalzi
Activism quotes by John May
#30. When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can't eat money. #Quote by John May
Activism quotes by Isabel Allende
#31. Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country. #Quote by Isabel Allende
Activism quotes by Noam Chomsky
#32. Over the last 25 years, the major popular movements that have had significant impact on the general society and have changed it, that have had a major civilizing effect – the feminist movement, the environmental movement, and so on – these are mostly developments of the '70s and '80s. Their roots might be in the activism of the '60s, but the movements themselves developed and extended later. The same is true of the changes in respect for other cultures, rights of oppressed people, and so on. These are quite significant changes. If you compare the United States now to what it was, say, 35 years ago, the changes are quite dramatic. These are changes in popular consciousness that are quite deeply embedded. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Activism quotes by Willow Bay
#33. Social activism has gone mainstream. A new generation of philanthropic leaders such as Bill and Melinda Gates, and Bono are providing inspiration, guidance, and billions of dollars through their global foundations. #Quote by Willow Bay
Activism quotes by Damian Kulash
#34. I'm very active in pushing for net neutrality and an open Internet. There are countless other causes I support personally and privately, but I try to keep my public activism fairly focused. #Quote by Damian Kulash
Activism quotes by Reni Eddo-Lodge
#35. ...feminism has to be absolutely utopian and unrealistic, far removed form any semblance of the world we're living in now. We have to hope for and envision something before agitating for it, rather than blithely giving up, and accepting the way things are. After all, utopian ideals are as ideological as the political foundations of the world we're currently living in. Above everything, feminism is a constant work in progress. We are all still learning. #Quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Activism quotes by Rob Stewart
#36. The vision of the ideal life that we've been taught in the West, which is gaining ever more purchase in China and India and elsewhere, feeds the system we need to undo. Go to school in order to get a degree in order to get a job in order to earn money so you can try to buy happiness because your life sucks, then retire and die: this is not meaningful living. #Quote by Rob Stewart
Activism quotes by Bertolt Brecht
#37. If you join the rat race - you're in the race of rats. #Quote by Bertolt Brecht
Activism quotes by John Howard Griffin
#38. I spent years," he told me, "studying the phenomenon of love."
"And I spend years studying the phenomenon of justice."
"At base, we spend years studying the same thing. #Quote by John Howard Griffin
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#39. It was not the blatant evil that broke the soul. No, in the face of utter darkness, the human spirit often rose to soaring heights. It was the shades of gray, the nuances and subtleties that wore people down. It was dealing with sellouts and side deals, small injustices and petty grievances that turned heroes into stoop-shouldered, weary old men. That was how they crumbled, idealists like this young man. They tripped on the garbage heap of miserly greed and fearful half-measures. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Ann Coulter
#40. Invalidating laws has absolutely nothing to do with judicial activism. It depends on whether the law is unconstitutional or not. That's really the key point. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Activism quotes by Mona Charen
#41. Liberalism in various guises - feminism, the sexual revolution, gay activism - has been at war with marriage and family for several decades now. And when do-gooders look around at the wreckage of human lives caused by disintegrating families, they call for government to act as father, mother, brother, and sister. #Quote by Mona Charen
Activism quotes by Jonathan Talat Phillips
#42. They built a city of their dreams, with a thriving gift economy and vibrant culture that encouraged all participants to let loose their wildest, most glorious freak. They weren't protesting; they were celebrating. #Quote by Jonathan Talat Phillips
Activism quotes by Miya Yamanouchi
#43. We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences. #Quote by Miya Yamanouchi
Activism quotes by Anthony Fauci
#44. Activism has been very productive in our society. #Quote by Anthony Fauci
Activism quotes by Cornal West
#45. As long as you're scared you're on the plantation. #Quote by Cornal West
Activism quotes by Bill Madden
#46. Independent thinkers have always been a threat to those whose courage lies in the masses. #Quote by Bill Madden
Activism quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#47. If we want to reach them, our articulation of the problem has to avoid ascribing personal evil to them, while also being uncompromising in describing the dynamics of the problem. I cannot offer a formula for how to do this. The right words and strategies arise naturally from compassion: from the understanding that the bankers or whoever do as I would do, were I in their shoes. In other words, compassionate - and effective - words arise from a deeply felt realization of our common humanity. And this is possible only to the extent to which we have applied the same to ourselves. Truly, to be an effective activist requires an equivalent inner activism. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Activism quotes by Michael Kinsley
#48. So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned. #Quote by Michael Kinsley
Activism quotes by Bryant McGill
#49. The most effective form of activism is kindness. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Activism quotes by Barack Obama
#50. A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. #Quote by Barack Obama
Activism quotes by June Jordan
#51. That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes. #Quote by June Jordan
Activism quotes by Tamara Pearson
#52. It seems that awareness gives our life context and connects us to the world and its peoples, and that as we learn, we remake ourselves over and over again. #Quote by Tamara Pearson
Activism quotes by L.R. Knost
#53. I know the concern over the events in our nation doesn't end at our borders. Because there are no borders, really, if you think about it. Everything we do on this planet has repercussions that reverberate around the world. Because we're connected. We belong to each other. And we need each other. We will get through this. Together. And we'll learn and grow and overcome. Together. I believe the good things in this world outnumber the sad. And I believe the good people outnumber the bad. We are the lights sparkling in the darkness, and our hope and love are going to set the world on fire. I believe in us. #Quote by L.R. Knost
Activism quotes by Bill Vaughan
#54. If CASA?s board, which includes such scientific experts as actress Jamie Lee Curtis, wants to tell the world that drinking is bad for you, that?s their prerogative? But there?s no excuse for political activism masquerading as science. #Quote by Bill Vaughan
Activism quotes by Alice Walker
#55. Activism pays the rent on being alive and being here on the planet. #Quote by Alice Walker
Activism quotes by Victor Hugo
#56. It will come, citizens, the day when all shall be concord, harmony, light, joy and life; it will come, and it is so that it may come that we are going to die. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Activism quotes by Tom Lehrer
#57. Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air! #Quote by Tom Lehrer
Activism quotes by Michel Foucault
#58. Where there is power, there is resistance. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Activism quotes by Monica O Montgomery
#59. Museum education has the power and the responsibility to do the challenging inner work of tackling tough topics and turning them into teachable moments. #Quote by Monica O Montgomery
Activism quotes by Angelina Jolie
#60. I'm hopeful that increased awareness of the issues in Africa will bring about a new wave of progress and activism among young people everywhere. #Quote by Angelina Jolie
Activism quotes by Tim Wise
#61. Antiracism is not "my" campaign. I have been doing antiracism organizing, activism, educating and writing for 20 years, in one form or another, but it's not a personal crusade. My work is part of a larger tradition, and larger effort, involving mostly people of color, and of course some white allies as well. #Quote by Tim Wise
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#62. Respecting the humanity of our opposition - who are our fellow citizens whether we approve of their actions or not - requires a depth of fearlessness far beyond the tactics of dehumanization and attacking. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Julia Penelope
#63. As for us, we saw the police as a natural catastrophe - like floods, fires, earthquakes. There was nothing you could do about these things except to try and escape them. We had no analysis, no understanding that society could be changed. We simply tried to survive, as ourselves, as kamp girls, natural rebels. We did not feel that the police might not be entitled to hunt us, but accepted them as inevitable.

I was beaten up for suggesting that a woman ask for a lawyer. It was seem as a stupid - even dangerous - suggestion. Fighting back with threats of lawyers would only make the police even angrier at us. But part of me felt that what was happening was unfair and unjust, though I had no idea how things could ever be different.

Melbourne and Adelaide were exactly the same. The public lesbian scene was dangerous and difficult. There were many other New Zealand lesbians around, too. In spite of everything, I loved it. The "mateship" was amazing and close, important enough for any risk. And the freedom to be ourselves, to be real, to be queer, affirmed us.

There were private, closeted scenes too, but they were hard to find and cliquey. They were fearful of being "sprung" by kamps who were too obvious. They were mainly older middle-class women. I knew some of them, learnt many things from them - like how to behave in a nice restaurant if you are taken to dinner. But they too had no sense of anything being able to change - except for the one str #Quote by Julia Penelope
Activism quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#64. One of the ways that your project, your personal healing, or your social invention can change the world is through story. But even if no one ever learns of it, even if it is invisible to every human on Earth, it will have no less of an effect. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Activism quotes by Lin-Manuel Miranda
#65. You cannot let all the world's tragedies into your heart. You'll drown. But the ones you do let in should count. Let them manifest action. #Quote by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Activism quotes by Ryszard Legutko
#66. The ideological man is thus both absolutely suspicious and absolutely enthusiastic. There seems to be no idea under the sun that he would not put into question and make an object of derision, skepticism, or contempt, no idea that he would not reduce to an offshoot of hidden instincts, mundane interests, biological drives, and psychological complexes. Hence he is likely to despise reason as an autonomous faculty, to downgrade lofty ideals, and to debunk the past, seeing everywhere the same ideological mystification. But at the same time, he lives in a constant state of mobilization for a better world. His mouth is full of noble slogans about brotherhood, freedom, and justice, and with every word he makes it clear that he knows which side is right and that he is ready to sacrifice his entire existence for the sake of its victory. The peculiar combination of both attitudes--merciless distrust and unwavering affirmation--gives him an incomparable sense of moral self-confidence and intellectual self-righteousness. #Quote by Ryszard Legutko
Activism quotes by Terri Windling
#67. Charles de Lint creates a magical world that's not off in a distant Neverland but here and now and accessible, formed by the "magic" of friendship, art, community, and social activism. Although most of his books have not been published specifically for adolescents and young adults, nonetheless young readers find them and embrace them with particular passion. I've long lost count of the number of times I've heard people from troubled backgrounds say that books by Charles saved them in their youth, and kept them going. #Quote by Terri Windling
Activism quotes by Daryl Hannah
#68. Outside of my film work, my advocacy and activism is centered around inter-connection and inter-dependence. #Quote by Daryl Hannah
Activism quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#69. You cannot change people but you can change the system so that people are not pushed into doing evil things. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Activism quotes by Cherrie Moraga
#70. Spirituality which inspires activism and, similarly, politics which move the spirit - which draw from the deep-seated place of our greatest longings for freedom - give meaning to our lives. #Quote by Cherrie Moraga
Activism quotes by Mordecai Richler
#71. But I hate being a grandfather. It's indecent. In my mind's eye, I'm still twenty-five. Thirty-three max. Certainly not sixty-seven, reeking of decay and dashed hopes. My breath sour. My limbs in dire need of a lube job. And now that I've been blessed with a plastic hip-socket replacement, I'm no longer even biodegradable. Environmentalists will protest my burial. #Quote by Mordecai Richler
Activism quotes by Cheong Yip Seng
#72. Soon after [George Yeo] became a politician, he made a famous speech, and for the first time, the term "OB markers" was used in political discourse. He was using golfing language to vividly make the point that Singapore needed OB markers to demarcate areas of public life that should remain out of bounds to social activism and the media. Otherwise, society paid an unacceptably high price. His essential point was that Singaporeans worked better if the cover of the banyan tree did not remain so broad. He was signalling that the state should pull back and give the people more free play. #Quote by Cheong Yip Seng
Activism quotes by Gerard Way
#73. Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence! #Quote by Gerard Way
Activism quotes by Robert Graves
#74. Poets can't march in protest or do that sort of thing. I feel that's against the rules, and pointless. If mankind wants a great big final bang, that's what it'll get. One should never protest against anything unless it's going to have an effect. None of those marches do. One should either be silent or go straight to the top. #Quote by Robert Graves
Activism quotes by Fanny Lewald
#75. I fought windmills with such heavy weapons that I risked dislocating my arm ... #Quote by Fanny Lewald
Activism quotes by Barack Obama
#76. The kind of violence, looting, destruction that we saw from a handful of individuals in Baltimore, there's no excuse for that, that's not a statement, that's not politics, that's not activism, it's just criminal behavior. #Quote by Barack Obama
Activism quotes by Ayn Rand
#77. In order to fight any issue, it is necessary to fight for something, not merely against something. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Activism quotes by Grace Lee Boggs
#78. Every crisis, actual or impending, needs to be viewed as an opportunity to bring about profound changes in our society. Going beyond protest organizing, visionary organizing begins by creating images and stories of the future that help us imagine and create alternatives to the existing system. #Quote by Grace Lee Boggs
Activism quotes by Hazel Blackthorn
#79. Why do you live out here? You're a great healer; you could get work in the inner city if you wanted to. Even in E-star, I bet."
"Well, I just don't want to live anywhere else," She looked up, smiling so that the lines at the edges of her eyes crinkled. As she looked out into the expanse of endless desert that led up to the crater wall, she seemed as though her thoughts were far away. "This place is our home. It was my mother's home, and her mother's before that. This is what we know, and even though our lives aren't as long as those with the clean air... this is our land. #Quote by Hazel Blackthorn
Activism quotes by Susan Sarandon
#80. I hope they're present in their lives and feel some kind of empathy. I think a lot of the mistakes that have been made in the world have been through a lack of empathy. If you can identify with someone else and empathise with someone else, then activism is a short step away, she explained in an interview with Parade. #Quote by Susan Sarandon
Activism quotes by Malcolm X
#81. I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action. #Quote by Malcolm X
Activism quotes by Jack Newfield
#82. The goal of radicalism is to improve the human condition, not to prove one's own moral superiority. #Quote by Jack Newfield
Activism quotes by Dolores Huerta
#83. We criticize and separate ourselves from the process. We've got to jump right in there with both feet. #Quote by Dolores Huerta
Activism quotes by Karl Rove
#84. 'Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. #Quote by Karl Rove
Activism quotes by Melanie Lutz
#85. An ancient melody calls us
To the awareness of who we are
Infinite heart
Infinite love
Infinite peace
Fierce compassion
Ultimate power
-I am a Magnificent Woman #Quote by Melanie Lutz
Activism quotes by Tim DeChristopher
#86. Going through intense change with an ignorant and apathetic citizenry, driven by a corporate agenda, is a really, really scary proposition. But going into it with an educated and empowered citizenry that feels it can determine the course of its society and can hold its corporations and governments accountable has a lot of power and potential to it. To me, that's what makes activism so important. #Quote by Tim DeChristopher
Activism quotes by Livy
#87. We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort. #Quote by Livy
Activism quotes by Chela Sandoval
#88. The 1970s-80s social movement called U.S. third world feminism functioned as a central locus of possibility, an insurgent social movement that shattered the construction of any one ideology as the single most correct site where truth can be represented. Indeed, without making this kind of metamove, any 'liberation' or social movement eventually becomes destined to repeat the oppressive authoritarianism from which it is attempting to free itself, and become trapped inside a drive for truth that ends only in producing its own brand of dominations. What U.S. third world feminism thus demanded was a new subjectivity, a political revision that denied any one ideology as the final answer, while instead positing a tactical subjectivity with the capactiy to de- and recenter, given the forms of power to be moved. These dynamics are what were required in the shift from enacting a hegemonic oppositional theory and practice to engaging in the differential form of social movement, as performed by U.S. feminists of color during the post-World War II period of great social transformation. p. 58-59. #Quote by Chela Sandoval
Activism quotes by Joseph Stein
#89. After Jacob had worked for Laban for seven years, do you know what happened? Laban fooled him and gave him his ugly daughter Leah. So to marry Rachel, Jacob was forced to work another seven years.

So, you see, children, the Bible clearly teaches us you can never trust an employer. #Quote by Joseph Stein
Activism quotes by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
#90. Why is it that the people who seem to have the most to say aren't doing anything at all? #Quote by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Activism quotes by Rollo May
#91. One means of allaying anxiety is frantic activity. The anxiety arising out of the dilemma of powerlessness in the face of suprapersonal economic forces on one hand, but theoretical belief in the efficacy of individual effort on the other, was symptomized partly by excessive activism. #Quote by Rollo May
Activism quotes by Og Mandino
#92. I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person. #Quote by Og Mandino
Activism quotes by June Stoyer
#93. Sadly, we live in a world where if you do good things, there are no financial rewards. If you poison the earth, there is a fortune to be made. #Quote by June Stoyer
Activism quotes by Darnell Lamont Walker
#94. If you had the option to pray for me or fight with me, you better choose the fight. #Quote by Darnell Lamont Walker
Activism quotes by Terence Lester
#95. Having an open mind means learning too add more to our already existing beliefs about affirming dignity of those who are impoverished. #Quote by Terence Lester
Activism quotes by Noam Chomsky
#96. My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state, for two reasons. For one thing, because it happens to be the larger component of international violence. But also for a much more important reason than that; namely, I can do something about it. So even if the U.S. was responsible for 2 percent of the violence in the world instead of the majority of it, it would be that 2 percent I would be primarily responsible for. And that is a simple ethical judgment. That is, the ethical value of one's actions depends on their anticipated and predictable consequences. It is very easy to denounce the atrocities of someone else. That has about as much ethical value as denouncing atrocities that took place in the 18th century. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Activism quotes by Glenn Greenwald
#97. Promoting the human capacity to reason and make decisions: that is the purpose of whistle-blowing, of activism, of political journalism. #Quote by Glenn Greenwald
Activism quotes by Fady Joudah
#98. For me, poetry is a form of activism. And that word enables the labelers, and also gives them a rash. #Quote by Fady Joudah
Activism quotes by Jess Row
#99. My parents didn't really restrict my movement, so I got involved in the underground music scene and the activism scene; I was doing some volunteering in food relief. I spent a lot of time throughout the city in poor areas, even though my family lived in a wealthy area. #Quote by Jess Row
Activism quotes by Patti Smith
#100. I've embraced rock 'n' roll because it encompasses all the things I'm interested in: poetry, revolution, sexuality, political activism - all of these things can be found in rock 'n' roll. But I am also engaged in all of these things separately. #Quote by Patti Smith
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#101. The Earth was singing her revolution. She was calling her brave men and women to her defense. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Ulrike Marie Meinhof
#102. Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say I refuse to go along with this anymore. Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too. #Quote by Ulrike Marie Meinhof
Activism quotes by Sandor Ellix Katz
#103. Resistence takes place on many planes. Occasionally it can be dramatic and public, but most of the decisions we are faced with are mundane and private. What to eat is a choice that we make several times a day, if we are lucky. The cumulative choices we make about food have profound implications. Food offers us many opportunities to resist the culture of mass marketing and commodification. Though consumer action can take many creative and powerful forms, we do not have to be reduced to the role of consumers selecting from seductive convenience items. We can merge appetite with activism and choose to involve ourselves in food as cocreators. (Page 27) #Quote by Sandor Ellix Katz
Activism quotes by Joy Browne
#104. Take your hurt feelings and channel them into political activism. #Quote by Joy Browne
Activism quotes by Genevieve Gerard
#105. Today, I encourage you to consider your life, your values, and your relationships and consider who you are by the test of what you do. I invite you to re-affirm the values you hold dear and decide today to stand up for what you believe is right and good in the world. #Quote by Genevieve Gerard
Activism quotes by Alice Walker
#106. Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet. #Quote by Alice Walker
Activism quotes by Cory Booker
#107. My story starts with my dad, a black boy born to a single mother in a small town in North Carolina. It starts with my parents meeting in Washington, D.C., in the '60s, at a time of incredible activism. #Quote by Cory Booker
Activism quotes by Sting
#108. How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy? #Quote by Sting
Activism quotes by Marisha Pessl
#109. In college I studied '60s and '70s radicalism, student activism, forms of political violence, groups like the Weathermen, the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the New Left. #Quote by Marisha Pessl
Activism quotes by Tawakkol Karman
#110. I discovered that wearing the veil is not suitable for a woman who wants to work in activism and the public domain. People need to see you, to associate and relate to you. It is not stated in my religion to wear the veil; it is a traditional practice, so I took it off. #Quote by Tawakkol Karman
Activism quotes by Richard Cotovsky
#111. Abbie Hoffman's inspiration was, in a sense, inadvertent. I wanted to do something to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Woodstock at the time, and it just happened that Abbie died the same year. Hoffman was always an inspiration to me, for his activism and execution of that activism, and any of his books will give you a guide and a map to creating almost anything, if you apply it to what it is you want to do. #Quote by Richard Cotovsky
Activism quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#112. For twenty years I have sat alone at a desk tinkering with sentences and then sending them out, and for most of my literary life the difference between throwing something in the trash and publishing it was imperceptible... #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Activism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#113. Sometimes losses in life are not losses at all. They are simply the evidence God provides, in order to build a story so profound, that it will cause social change. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Activism quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#114. They were dealt with as in war, and they naturally employed the means that were used against them. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Activism quotes by John Lennon
#115. Free all the prisoners everywhere, all they want is truth and justice, all they need is love and care. #Quote by John Lennon
Activism quotes by Nellie L. McClung
#116. Never explain, never retract, never apologize. Just get the thing done and let them howl. #Quote by Nellie L. McClung
Activism quotes by Benjamin Vogt
#117. Gardens have deep meaning when they are created and managed to benefit other species, even other humans….Gardening from a larger-than-human perspective can also be empowering. In this time of climate disruption and mass extinction, gardens are becoming places of activism#Quote by Benjamin Vogt
Activism quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#118. Hope is not a door, but a sense that there might be a door at some point, some way out of the problems of the present moment even before that way is found or followed. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Activism quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#119. There's a kind of activism that's more about bolstering identity than achieving results, one that sometimes seems to make the left the true heirs of the Puritans. Puritanical in that the point becomes the demonstration of one's own virtue rather than the realization of results. And puritanical because the somber pleasure of condemning things is the most enduring part of that legacy, along with the sense of personal superiority that comes from pleasure denied. The bleakness of the world is required as contrasting backdrop to the drama of their rising above. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Activism quotes by Pete Townshend
#120. We won't get fooled again! #Quote by Pete Townshend
Activism quotes by Rhys Ifans
#121. As a Welsh speaker, I'm very conscious of how activism can effect real change. #Quote by Rhys Ifans
Activism quotes by Maajid Nawaz
#122. Islamism demanded no less of a root-and-branch overhaul of society. But because it was cloaked in religious garb, no one quite knew what to do with it, and people were desperate not to offend. There was confusion over whether to define our activism as a cultural identity, an ideology or a faith. To top it off, Islamism went through a decade of being embraced by both the left and right wings. The default left-leaning liberal position was to embrace the movement as part of multicultural sensitivity: to tell people to stop practising their faith was imperialism in nineties clothing, a colonial hangover bordering on racism. Instead, we were embraced as a new generation of anti-colonial politicised youth. Curiously, the default position on the right was to embrace us too, because it had been the Afghan Mujahideen, backed by the CIA, who fought the Soviet Union. Lest we forget, this was when Hollywood films such as Stallone's Rambo 3 portrayed the Afghan Mujahideen as heroes. #Quote by Maajid Nawaz
Activism quotes by L.R. Knost
#123. If this past election and our present political, social, and environmental upheavals have done nothing else, they have inspired a new generation of thinkers. From poets to activists to journalists to scholars, the raw and gritty realities we face as a nation and as global citizens are being exposed, dissected, and examined. Freedom of the press, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, and the right to peacefully protest are not the luxuries of a free society, they are the defenders,supporters, and protectors of a free society. They are what make a free society possible. The solutions to our problems will no doubt be lengthy, complex, and difficult, but a generation awakened from the lethal sleep of apathy is a beginning. And that offers true hope for our future. #Quote by L.R. Knost
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#124. Stop listening to the TV tell you about America the beautiful ... get up and be America the beautiful. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Jamie Arpin-Ricci
#125. Gradualism veiled as hope is all too often a balm to the privileged and a poison to the oppressed. #Quote by Jamie Arpin-Ricci
Activism quotes by Greg Johnson
#126. It should go without saying that any cause is better served by doing something well than by doing it badly... In fact, it is better to do nothing for the cause at all than to do something that reflects badly on it... So the first principle of responsible activism should not be "Do something." Instead, one should take a page from medical ethics and "First, do no harm." (Harm to the cause, that is.) #Quote by Greg Johnson
Activism quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#127. I believe in hope as an act of defiance, or rather as the foundation for an ongoing series of acts of defiance, those acts necessary to bring about some of what we hope for while we live by principle in the meantime. There is no alternative, except surrender. And surrender not only abandons the future, it abandons the soul. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Activism quotes by Bill Ayers
#128. To me, activism requires you to try very hard to open your eyes to the world as it is. See as much as you can, knowing that whatever you see is going to be partial. That you possess a partial consciousness in an infinite and expanding universe. #Quote by Bill Ayers
Activism quotes by Grace Lee Boggs
#129. The physical threat posed by climate change represents a crisis that is not only material but also profoundly spiritual at its core because it challenges us to think seriously about the future of the human race and what it means to be a human being. #Quote by Grace Lee Boggs
Activism quotes by Dario Spini
#130. To retain our dignity, we must sometimes refuse to live life at any cost #Quote by Dario Spini
Activism quotes by Harry Whitewolf
#131. Your politics are so far right,
They're wrong. #Quote by Harry Whitewolf
Activism quotes by Brenda Shaughnessy
#132. I do see the poet as someone whose role it is to push back against anti-intellectualism, anti-activism, and passivity in general. The purpose of this pushing back is to show that there are always infinite sides to a story, amazing unimagined perspectives on any narrative, and no limit to how weird and wild and unexpected our language and its meanings can get. #Quote by Brenda Shaughnessy
Activism quotes by Richard Dunphy
#133. The different strategies and visions of 'reformists' and 'radicals' are not the only subject of major debate within lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer politics. The fact is that only a tiny minority of non-heterosexuals are involved in any sort of political activism. Various writers and activists have noted with rising alarm an almost mass depoliticisation of lesbian and gay communities in the 1990s. The crass commercialism of the gay scene and the rise of the so-called pink pound and of 'lifestyle' as a signifier of sexual identity (and human worth) has allowed huge profits to be reaped. Playing on the insecurities of people sells 'packages' which can include everything from 'gay apartments' to 'gay holidays' and 'gay clothes' to designer drugs. #Quote by Richard Dunphy
Activism quotes by Paul Auster
#134. (...) Taking the journalist's vow of impartiality and objectivity was not unlike joining an order of monks and spending the rest of your life in a glass monastery - removed from the world of human affairs even as it continued to whirl around you on all sides. To be a journalist meant you could never be the person who tossed the brick through the window that started the revolution. You could only watch the man toss the brick, you could try to understand why he had tossed the brick, you could explain to others what significance the brick had in starting the revolution, but you yourself could never toss the brick or even stand in the mob that was urging the man to throw it. #Quote by Paul Auster
Activism quotes by George Elliott Clarke
#135. The only good produced by the disappearance of Africville was the appearance of a conscious black nationalism ... In this regard, Consecrated Ground is the heir of fierce, vengeful, and epic activism. #Quote by George Elliott Clarke
Activism quotes by Robin Talley
#136. The values many of us take for granted today are the result of hard-fought battles that happened years, decades and centuries ago. Working alongside the civil right leaders we revere today, lik Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of now-forgotten activists who sacrificed everything they had so people today could live the way we do. Every generation needs to remember that--and to remember that it's up to us to make sacrifices of our own for the ones who will come next. #Quote by Robin Talley
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#137. This world does not grow from violent roots. It flowers from the seeds of love and respect planted in our hearts. It arises in people who hold the dignity of others in equal measure to their determination for justice. It emerges in the hearts of those who remember that the greatest courage is to move from love instead of hate. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by William Clay Ford, Jr.
#138. There's a rising tide of environmental awareness and activism among consumers that's going to continue to swell in the 21st century. Smart companies will get ahead of that wave and ride it to success and prosperity. Those that don't are headed for a wipeout. #Quote by William Clay Ford, Jr.
Activism quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#139. We inhabit, in ordinary daylight, a future that was unimaginably dark a few decades ago, when people found the end of the world easier to envision than the impending changes in everyday roles, thoughts, practices that not even the wildest science fiction anticipated. Perhaps we should not have adjusted to it so easily. It would be better if we were astonished every day. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Activism quotes by Christine Pope
#140. If not you, who? If not now, when? The worst thing well-meaning people can do is simply let things remain as they are. #Quote by Christine Pope
Activism quotes by Elvia Alvarado
#141. They [the church] wanted us to give food out to malnourished mothers and children, but they didn't want us to question why we were malnourished to begin with. They wanted us to grow vegetables on the tiny plots around our houses, but they didn't want us to question why we didn't have enough land to feed ourselves. [p. 16] #Quote by Elvia Alvarado
Activism quotes by Edward Snowden
#142. We'd do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn't defend us; we defend the law. And when it becomes contrary to our morals, we have both the right and the responsibility to rebalance it toward just ends. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Activism quotes by Tony Cleaver
#143. You can coddle your rage, or you can fully engage. #Quote by Tony Cleaver
Activism quotes by Dana Kramer-Rolls
#144. War ... is ugly and brutalizing, and the nobility is in doing it without becoming ugly and brutalizing. #Quote by Dana Kramer-Rolls
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#145. With Love, the pivot of change emerges, the lever stretches long enough to move the world, the arc of the universe bends toward justice, the spirit of humanity soars, and the flood of life revives. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Rick Santorum
#146. The state has a right to do that [outlaw contraceptives], I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statutes they have. That is the thing I have said about the activism of the Supreme Court, they are creating right, and they should be left up to the people to decide. #Quote by Rick Santorum
Activism quotes by Bell Hooks
#147. Given the way universities work to reinforce and perpetuate the status quo, the way knowledge is offered as commodity, Women's Studies can easily become the place where revolutionary feminist thought and feminist activism are submerged or made secondary to the goals of academic careerism. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Activism quotes by R-swift
#148. We strive hard for excellence in the music, while striving even harder for change outside the music. #Quote by R-swift
Activism quotes by Margaret Laurence
#149. It is my feeling that as we grow older we should become not less radical but more so. I do not, of course, mean this in any political-party sense, but rather in a willingness to struggle for those things in which we passionately believe. Social activism and the struggle for social justice are often thought of as the natural activities of the young but not of the middle-aged or the elderly. In fact, I don't think this was ever true. #Quote by Margaret Laurence
Activism quotes by Dorothy Allison
#150. I became a feminist activist propelled in part by outrage and despair, and a stubborn determination to shape a life, and create a literature, that was not a lie. #Quote by Dorothy Allison
Activism quotes by George Takei
#151. Our Democracy is a Participatory Democracy. Existentially it's dependent on people who cherish the shinning, highest ideals of our Democracy and actively engage in the political process. #Quote by George Takei
Activism quotes by Paul Farmer
#152. But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists. #Quote by Paul Farmer
Activism quotes by Gloria Steinem
#153. [On the Internet and activism:] The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online - of sending an email or twitter and confusing that with action - while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on. In a way, the highest purpose of the Internet is to bring us together for empathy and action. After all, the reflector cells and empathy-producing chemicals in our brains only work when we're physically together with all five senses. You can't raise a baby online. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Activism quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#154. Activism: the noisiest form of idleness. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Activism quotes by Edward Allen Bernero
#155. I also think one of the things that's really hurting us is political activism of any stripe. Michael Jordan had it exactly right, he was my idol - when he was asked about a political question at one point and he said I'm not going to answer it, and they said why not, and he said: Because Republicans buy gym shoes too, right? That doesn't exist anymore, that kind of smarts. #Quote by Edward Allen Bernero
Activism quotes by Jonathan Auxier
#156. I suppose I am remembering Passover as a way to remind myself that the struggle for freedom is as old as time. That there are always others who yet need to be delivered. #Quote by Jonathan Auxier
Activism quotes by Rob Stewart
#157. We are our own asteroid. Our consumption of fossil fuels has released--is releasing--a store of carbon into the atmosphere that has been accumulating for hundreds of millions of years. Corals, plankton, predators: everything in the ocean is screaming at us to stop. If we don't listen and take action right now, we could be witnesses to the death of most life on earth. We will be the cause of that death... We will have erased ourselves in a blink of geologic time. #Quote by Rob Stewart
Activism quotes by Julia Hardy
#158. If you don't challenge things, all you have done is passed it on to the next woman to deal with. #Quote by Julia Hardy
Activism quotes by Andrew Harvey
#159. A spirituality that is only private and self-absorbed, one devoid of an authentic political and social consciousness, does little to halt the suicidal juggernaut of history. On the other hand, an activism that is not purified by profound spiritual and psychological self-awareness and rooted in divine truth, wisdom, and compassion will only perpetuate the problem it is trying to solve, however righteous its intentions. When, however, the deepest and most grounded spiritual vision is married to a practical and pragmatic drive to transform all existing political, economic and social institutions, a holy force - the power of wisdom and love in action - is born. This force I define as Sacred Activism. #Quote by Andrew Harvey
Activism quotes by Theda Skocpol
#160. Grassroots Tea Party activism therefore marries participatory engagement and considerable learning about the workings of government with factually ungrounded beliefs about the content of policies. If people actively engage in the political process but on mistaken premises, is that good or bad for democracy? Our heads are left spinning. #Quote by Theda Skocpol
Activism quotes by Wynton Marsalis
#161. It was Dr. King's tireless activism that fostered our modern way of relating to one another. #Quote by Wynton Marsalis
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#162. Roots, he wrote, symbolize more than underground strong-arms. Roots are also origins, the tendrils of a sprouting seed that give rise to life. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Pegi Eyers
#163. Loving the Earth with a fierce devotion can mean that we view the damage being done to nature as attacks on our own family and kinship group. The despair and rage we feel as witnesses to terracide, animal exploitation and the everyday callous disregard for the environment can be channelled into creating awareness, resistance efforts, the earth rights movement, and by rejecting the numbing and destructive values of Empire. By opening our hearts to the Earth in our thoughts, words, actions and cultural life we will find sacred purpose in the co-creation of an earth-honoring society. Our re-enchantment with the natural world is essential for devoting ourselves to eco-activism, environmental healing, earth restoration and rewilding, and the future rests with us! #Quote by Pegi Eyers
Activism quotes by Alec Ross
#164. If Paul Revere had been a modern day citizen, he wouldn't have ridden down Main Street. He would have tweeted. #Quote by Alec Ross
Activism quotes by DeRay Mckesson
#165. I have grown tired of the notion of an ally. I prefer the language of an "accomplice." An ally loves you from a distance. An accomplice loves you up close. We need allies to make the transition to accomplices. An ally is someone who has unpacked her personal privilege but hasn't yet made the link to institutional issues and is not willing to risk anything besides her mental comfort. An accomplice rolls up her sleeves and engages in the work that is beyond her. She'll march in the streets, yes. But an accomplice also faces her own participation in whiteness, acknowledges it, and then looks beyond that personal acknowledgment to identify how her awareness can be applied to changing the systems and mindsets that prop up the system. #Quote by DeRay Mckesson
Activism quotes by Amy Grant
#166. Everybody needs a helping hand, take a look at your fellow man. #Quote by Amy Grant
Activism quotes by Ted Cruz
#167. You want to know what judicial activism is? Judicial activism is judges imposing their policy preferences on the words of the Constitution. #Quote by Ted Cruz
Activism quotes by Mark Lilla
#168. Equal protection under the law is not a hard principle to convince Americans of. The difficulty comes in persuading them that it has been violated in particular cases, and of the need to redress the wrong. Prejudice and indifference run deep. Education, social reform, and political action can persuade some. But most people will not feel the sufferings of others unless they feel, even in an abstract way, that 'it could have been me or someone close to me'. Consider the astonishingly rapid transformation of American attitudes toward homosexuality and even gay marriage over the past decades. Gay activism brought these issues to public attention but attitudes were changed during tearful conversations over dinner tables across American when children came out to their parents (and, sometimes, parents came out to their children). Once parents began to accept their children, extended families did too, and today same-sex marriages are celebrated across the country with all the pomp and joy and absurd overspending of traditional American marriages. Race is a wholly different matter. Given the segregation in American society white families have little chance of seeing and therefore understanding the lives of black Americans. I am not black male motorist and never will be. All the more reason, then, that I need some way to identify with one if I am going to be affected by his experience. And citizenship is the only thing I know we share. The more differences between us are emphasized, th #Quote by Mark Lilla
Activism quotes by Charles Eisenstein
#169. The world is on fire! Why am I sitting in front of my computer? It is because I don't have a fire extinguisher for the world, and there isn't a global 911 to call. #Quote by Charles Eisenstein
Activism quotes by Paul Hawken
#170. Wrong is an addictive, repetitive story; Right is where the movement is. #Quote by Paul Hawken
Activism quotes by Paul Krugman
#171. [W]hat possible purpose does this lashing-out serve? Will activists be shamed into recovering their previous enthusiasm? Will Republicans stop their vicious attacks because Obama is lashing out to his left? It was pure self-indulgence; even if he feels aggrieved, he has to judge his words by their usefulness, not by his desire to vent. This isn't about him. #Quote by Paul Krugman
Activism quotes by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
#172. We felt as though we had a responsibility to do something about it. So, we did. #Quote by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Activism quotes by Scott Thompson
#173. Activism isn't about holding your faults up to the light. That's what comedy is about, it's about saying, 'Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we're all this frail and damaged so let's laugh at it.' #Quote by Scott Thompson
Activism quotes by Elie Wiesel
#174. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Activism quotes by Matt Taibbi
#175. McCain said the lower gas prices were sitting somewhere under the Gulf of Mexico. Obama said they were sitting in the bank accounts of companies like Exxon in the form of windfall profits to be taxed.

The formula was the same formula we see in every election: Republicans demonize government, sixties-style activism, and foreigners. Democrats demonize corporations, greed, and the right-wing rabble.

Both candidates were selling the public a storyline that had nothing to do with the truth. Gas prices were going up for reasons completely unconnected to the causes these candidates were talking about. What really happened was that Wall Street had opened a new table in its casino. The new gaming table was called commodity index investing. And when it became the hottest new game in town, America suddenly got a very painful lesson in the glorious possibilities of taxation without representation. Wall Street turned gas prices into a gaming table, and when they hit a hot streak we ended up making exorbitant involuntary payments for a commodity that one simply cannot live without. #Quote by Matt Taibbi
Activism quotes by Belden C. Lane
#176. …wilderness backpacking can be a form of spiritual practice…Exposure to the harsh realities and fierce beauties of a world not aimed at my comfort has a way of cutting through the self-absorption of my life. The uncontrolled mystery of nature puts the ego in check and invites the soul back (in more than one way) to the ground of its being. It elicits the soul's deepest desire, enforces a rigorous discipline, and demands a life marked by activism and resistance. It reminds me, in short, that spiritual practice – far from being anything ethereal – is a highly tactile, embodied, and visceral affair. (p 4) #Quote by Belden C. Lane
Activism quotes by Richard O'Barry
#177. I'm fighting now only for individual captive dolphins and dolphins in general but also for people, for the mind and sensibilities of future generations toward the world itself. #Quote by Richard O'Barry
Activism quotes by Mark  Isaacs
#178. Our world needs more love, more acceptance, more generosity, more compassion. Justice is a struggle. Don't be disheartened. Don't give up. #Quote by Mark Isaacs
Activism quotes by Kevin DeYoung
#179. Christians often equate holiness with activism and spiritual disciplines. And while it's true that activism is often the outgrowth of holiness and spiritual disciplines are necessary for the cultivation of holiness, the pattern of piety in the Scripture is more explicitly about our character. We put off sin and put on righteousness. We put to death the deeds of the flesh and put on Christ. To use the older language, we pursue mortification of the old man and the vivification of the new. #Quote by Kevin DeYoung
Activism quotes by Paulo Freire
#180. Critical reflection on practice is a requirement of the relationship between theory and practice. Otherwise theory becomes simply "blah, blah, blah, " and practice, pure activism. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Activism quotes by Bernardine Evaristo
#181. We should celebrate that many more women are reconfiguring feminism and that grassroots activism is spreading like wildfire and millions of women are waking up to the possibility of taking ownership of our world as fully-entitled human beings
How's can we argue with that? #Quote by Bernardine Evaristo
Activism quotes by Rivera Sun
#182. nonviolent action succeeds twice as often as violent means, in a third of the amount of time, and with a fraction of the casualties. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Activism quotes by Curious George Brigade
#183. Anarchy has the flexibility to overcome many of the traditional problems of activism by focusing on revolution not as another cause but as a philosophy of living. This philosophy is as concrete as a brick being thrown through a window or flowers growing in the garden. By making our daily lives revolutionary, we destroy the artificial separation between activism and everyday life. Why settle for comrades and fellow activists when we can have friends and lovers? #Quote by Curious George Brigade
Activism quotes by Randall Robinson
#184. I wanted to write and think. Activism is a displacing kind of passion. #Quote by Randall Robinson
Activism quotes by Sarah Liss
#185. If you can get with the freaks, then we want you here. #Quote by Sarah Liss
Activism quotes by T.J. Klune
#186. So while I drove my little and planned his fantasy night of how I was going to give Otter the key to my soul (his words, not mine), I silently panicked and wrote lines of bad poetry. Normally, I am quite adept at writing poems and lyrics to songs I'l never sing, but this stuff was just atrocious. For example:
I love you
You love me
Thank God for that
I'm so happy
And Ty's personal favorite (which he helped me on):
Otter! Otter! Otter!
Don't lead cows to slaughter
I love you and I know
I should've told you soon-a
But you didn't buy the dolphin-safe tuna!
TY asked me if I got the hidden message in his poem. I told him it was loud and clear. #Quote by T.J. Klune
Activism quotes by Mark  Randall
#187. We have more success if we think of a project as a group effort, find partners and build a coalition. There is always strenght in numbers. #Quote by Mark Randall
Activism quotes by Maggie Nelson
#188. Even identical genital acts mean very different things to different people. This is a crucial point to remember, and also a difficult one. It reminds us that there is difference right where we may be looking for, and expecting, communion. #Quote by Maggie Nelson
Activism quotes by Chris Hedges
#189. When everybody was, you know, pushing for multiculturalism in lead institutions, it really meant filtering a few people of color or women into university departments or newsrooms, while carrying out this savage economic assault against the working poor and, in particular, poor people of color in deindustrialized pockets of the United States. Very few of these multiculturalists even noticed. I am all for diversity, but not when it is devoid of economic justice. Cornel West has been one of the great champions, not only of the black prophetic tradition, the most important intellectual tradition in our history, but the clarion call for justice in all its forms. There is no racial justice without economic justice. And while these elite institutions sprinkled a few token faces into their hierarchy, they savaged the working class and the poor, especially poor people of color.

Much of the left was fooled by the identity politics trick. It was a boutique activism. It kept the corporate system, the one we must destroy, intact. It gave it a friendly face. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Activism quotes by Naomi Klein
#190. Let's stop making the same old mistakes. Here are a few, but I trust that you will silently add your own: Projecting messianic fantasies onto politicians. Thinking the market will fix it. Building a movement made up entirely of upper-middle-class white people and wondering why people of color don't want to join 'our movement.' Tearing each other to bloody shreds because it's easier to do that than go after the forces most responsible for this mess. These are social change clichés, and they are getting really boring.

We don't have the right to demand perfection from each other. But we do have the right to expect progress. To demand evolution. So, let's make some new mistakes. Let's make new mistakes as we break through our silos and build the kind of beautifully diverse and justice-hungry movement that actually has a chance of winning - winning against the powerful interests that want us to keep failing. #Quote by Naomi Klein
Activism quotes by Gloria Steinem
#191. Flo especially took me in hand. When I felt I had to prove the existence of discrimination with statistics, for instance, she pulled me aside. 'If you're lying in the ditch with a truck on your ankle,' she said patiently, 'you don't send someone to the library to find out how much the truck weighs. You get it off! #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Activism quotes by Heather  Marsh
#192. Governance to me is action not an organization. It is something people have to just do. It is only after governance by the people is established that politicians can be lobbied into supporting it until it makes them obsolete. #Quote by Heather Marsh
Activism quotes by Frank Zappa
#193. In your dreams you can see yourself as a prophet saving the world. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Activism quotes by Naomi Novik
#194. But the world I wanted wasn't the world I lived in, and if I would do nothing until I could repair every terrible thing at one, I would do nothing forever. #Quote by Naomi Novik
Activism quotes by John Lennon
#195. If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. #Quote by John Lennon
Activism quotes by Mark Speltz
#196. Cast by the media at the time as sporadic and less significant than the heroic, nonviolent protests in the South, the local activism that took place in the North, West, and Midwest is all but absent in the way we characterize, teach, and remember the civil rights era. In response, this book seeks to recast the visual narrative of the era by bringing the broad, nationwide struggle for black freedom into sharper view. #Quote by Mark Speltz
Activism quotes by Laurence Overmire
#197. The truth is the truth. Denying it doesn't make it go away. #Quote by Laurence Overmire
Activism quotes by Stewart Brand
#198. Over the next ten years, I predict, the mainstream of the environmental movement will reverse its opinion and activism in four major areas: population growth, urbaninzation, genetically engineered organisms, and nuclear power. #Quote by Stewart Brand
Activism quotes by Dario Spini
#199. Examples of goodness that know no ethnic, religious, racial, or political bounds are important documents of war, as they also represent an axis around which a healthy future can be constructed after the atrocities have halted. #Quote by Dario Spini
Activism quotes by Michel Foucault
#200. The necessity of reform mustn't be allowed to become a form of blackmail serving to limit, reduce, or halt the exercise of criticism. Under no circumstances should one pay attention to those who tell one: "Don't criticize, since you're not capable of carrying out a reform." That's ministerial cabinet talk. Critique doesn't have to be the premise of a deduction that concludes, "this, then, is what needs to be done." It should be an instrument for those for who fight, those who resist and refuse what is. Its use should be in processes of conflict and confrontation, essays in refusal. It doesn't have to lay down the law for the law. It isn't a stage in a programming. It is a challenge directed to what is. #Quote by Michel Foucault

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