— Norbert Elias German sociologist 1897 - 1990
„This sort of teaching is not for the living but for the dead“
— Anthony de Mello, Context: "What kind of a person does Enlightenment produce?" Said the Master: "To be public-spirited and belong to no party, to move without being bound to any given course, to take things as they come, have no remorse for the past, no anxiety for the future, to move when pushed, to come when dragged, to be like a mighty gale, like a feather in the wind, like weeds floating on a river, like a mill-stone meekly grinding, to love all creation equally as heaven and earth are equal to all — such is the product of Enlightenment." On hearing these words one of the younger disciples cried, "This sort of teaching is not for the living but for the dead," and walked away, never to return. Rejection
„I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again.“
— Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
„There is only one dream worth having... to live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead.“
— Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
From a speech entitled Come September http://ada.evergreen.edu/~arunc/texts/politics/comeSeptember.pdf.
— Lynn Margulis American evolutionary biologist 1938 - 2011
„Don’t just teach your children to read…
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach them to question everything.“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— Berenice Abbott American photographer 1898 - 1991
„I wish to establish some sort of system not guided by chance but by some sort of definite and exact principle.“
— Dmitri Mendeleev Russian chemist and inventor 1834 - 1907
— Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Stobaeus, iv. 32a. 19
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
— Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make