“In our age, the mere making of a work of art is itself a political act.” – W.H. Auden

“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die.” – John Steinbeck

All thinking that is imbued with wonder is graceful and gracious thinking… And thought, if it’s not open to wonder, can be limiting, destructive and very, very dangerous.” – John O’Donohue

“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire.” – Maria Mitchell

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,” – Nietzsche

“To see different results we have to start doing different things.” – Joel Dominguez talking about learning to dance salsa

“No-one knows what your life or life itself should be because it is in the process of being created. Life moves according to a growing consciousness of life and is completely unpredictable.” – Agnes Martin

“We made the world we’re living in and [now] we have to make it over” – James Baldwin