— Mike Krzyzewski American basketball player and coach 1947
„The reactionaries of our Movement are keen to prevent Socialists from coming into it. The last thing anyone should do is to pander to the reactionaries by staying out. James Maxton and Harry Pollitt should be the Leaders of the Labour Movement today“
„All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are really powerful.“
— Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976
Chapter 6 https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/red-book/ch06.htm, originally published in Talk with the American Correspondent Anna Louise Strong (August 1946), Selected Works, Vol. IV, p. 100.
— Maxim Gorky Russian and Soviet writer 1868 - 1936
„The last thing I watched on telly with my mother, she died in very late 2008 in the middle of the financial crash, was Gordon Brown saying that it was the destiny of the Labour movement to save the global banking system. And that statement –‘the destiny of the Labour movement to save the global banking system’… I looked to my mum and the last movement she made, really, was to shake her head. You know, it may be the fate of the Labour movement but it can’t be its destiny, that’s just crazy. She just looked bewildered by that.“
— Maurice Glasman, Baron Glasman British philosopher 1961
Interview with Inside Politics, 4 February 2015 https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/architect-blue-labour-interview-lord-glasman
„Nothing is more true than that excess of every kind is followed by reaction; a fact which should be pondered by reformer and reactionary alike.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Context: Nothing is more true than that excess of every kind is followed by reaction; a fact which should be pondered by reformer and reactionary alike. We are face to face with new conceptions of the relations of property to human welfare, chiefly because certain advocates of the rights of property as against the rights of men have been pushing their claims too far. The man who wrongly holds that every human right is secondary to his profit must now give way to the advocate of human welfare, who rightly maintains that every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.
„When our party took over political power, the exploiting classes and reactionary forces went into action. The only rusty and antiquated tool that they use against us is preaching in the name of faith and religion against the progressive movement of our homeland... They ought to be uprooted as a cancerous tumor is from the body of a patient in a surgical operation.“
— Nur Muhammad Taraki Prime Minister of Afghanistan 1917 - 1979
Speech August 1, 1978 http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1978/eirv05n35-19780912/eirv05n35-19780912_061-who_are_afghanistans_new_leaders.pdf.
„Movement is the translation of life, and if art depicts life, movement should come into art, since we are only aware of living because it moves.“
— Arshile Gorky Armenian-American painter 1904 - 1948
p. 64, in an unpublished letter of Gorky
„Movement is the translation of life and if art depicts life, movement should come into art, since we are only aware of life, because it moves.“
— Henri Gaudier-Brzeska French painter and sculptor 1891 - 1915
Letter to Sophie Brzeska-Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931) Stanley Casson Some modern sculptors sculptors quoted by Jim Ede in his book Savage Messiah By H S (Jim) Ede Heinimann (1931)
— Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802) Scottish publisher and writer 1802 - 1871
Context: Just suppose for a moment that every fact reported to us by others were viewed in the light of the skeptical system, as to the fallaciousness of the senses and the tendency to self-deception. Should we not from that moment be at a stand-still in all the principal movements of our lives? p. 7
„Participation in parliamentary politics has affected the Socialist labour movement like an insidious poison. It destroyed the belief in the necessity of constructive Socialist activity and, worst of all, the impulse to self-help, by inoculating people with the ruinous delusion that salvation always comes from above.
Thus, in place of the creative Socialism of the old International, there developed a sort of substitute product which has nothing in common with real Socialism but the name. Socialism steadily lost its character of a cultural ideal, which was to prepare the peoples for the dissolution of capitalist society, and, therefore, could not let itself be halted by the artificial frontiers of the national states. In the minds of the leaders of this new phase of the Socialist movement the interests of the national state were blended more and more with the alleged aims of their party, until at last they became unable to distinguish any definite boundaries between them. So inevitably the labour movement was gradually incorporated in the equipment of the national state and restored to this equilibrium which it had actually lost before.“
— Rudolf Rocker anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist 1873 - 1958
Ch. 4 "The Objectives of Anarcho-syndicalism"
„Another source of the Nazi Party’s popularity was its liberal borrowing from the intellectual tradition of the socialist left. Many of the men who would become the movement’s leaders had been involved in communist and socialist circles.“
— Götz Aly German journalist, historian and social scientist 1947
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
letter to Bill Vogt, 21 January 1946, quoted in Curt Meine, Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, p. 478.
„The ranks of the City are now divided. The advanced section, headed by Mr McKenna and Mr Keynes, face the orthodox and reactionary ranks which are led by Mr Montagu Norman and the heads of the Treasury. To the uninitiated it... seems a little unfortunate that the ex-Labour chancellor should appear... to be an ardent supporter of Mr Montagu Norman. It will be little less than a disaster if in this struggle Labour support is accorded to the reactionary elements in the City.“
— Oswald Mosley British politician; founder of the British Union of Fascists 1896 - 1980
Socialist Review (September 1927), quoted in Robert Skidelsky, Oswald Mosley (Papermacs, 1981), p. 152.
„For my taste, sculpture should have as little movement as possible. It should not fall, and gesture, and grimace, and if one depicts movement, grimaces come too easily. Rodin himself remains quiet; he puts movement into his rendering of muscles, but the whole remains quiet and calm.“
— Aristide Maillol sculptor from France 1861 - 1944