„How to explain to the earth that it was more functional as a vegetable patch than a flower garden, just as factories were more functional than schools and boys were more functional as weapons than as humans.“

—  Kamila Shamsie, livro Burnt Shadows

Fonte: Burnt Shadows

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„The single flower contains more brightness than a hundred flowers.“

—  Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author, Nobel Prize winner 1899 - 1972

Japan, the Beautiful and Myself (1969)
Contexto: The single flower contains more brightness than a hundred flowers. The great sixteenth-century master of the tea ceremony and flower arranging, Rikyu, taught that it was wrong to use fully opened flowers. Even in the tea ceremony today the general practice is to have in the alcove of the tea room but a single flower, and that a flower in bud. In winter a special flower of winter, let us say a camellia, bearing some such name as White Jewel or Wabisuke, which might be translated literally as "Helpmate in Solitude", is chosen, a camellia remarkable among camellias for its whiteness and the smallness of its blossoms; and but a single bud is set out in the alcove. White is the cleanest of colors, it contains in itself all the other colors. And there must always be dew on the bud. The bud is moistened with a few drops of water.

Mary Howitt photo

„Yes, in the poor man's garden grow
Far more than herbs and flowers—
Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,
And joy for weary hours.“

—  Mary Howitt English poet, and author 1799 - 1888

The poor Man's , reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Girls scare me more than boys. Boys are cruel. Girls are mean.“

—  Julie Anne Peters, By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead

Fonte: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead

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Tomas Tranströmer photo

„My total experience of school was mixed, with more darkness than light. Just as my image of society has become.“

—  Tomas Tranströmer Swedish poet, psychologist and translator 1931 - 2015

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För levande och döda (For the Living and the Dead) 1996

David Levithan photo

„There is danger in deep water, and danger is more real than beauty in a boy’s mind.“

—  Mervyn Peake English writer, artist, poet and illustrator 1911 - 1968

Fonte: Gormenghast (1950), Chapter 50, section 2 (p. 661)

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„The latent function of schooling, that is, the hidden curriculum, which forms individuals into needy people who know that they have now satisfied a little bit of their needs for education, is much more important…“

—  Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002

We the People interview (1996)
Contexto: The latent function of schooling, that is, the hidden curriculum, which forms individuals into needy people who know that they have now satisfied a little bit of their needs for education, is much more important... The idea that people are born with needs, that needs can be translated into rights, that these rights can be translated into entitlements, is a development of the modem world and it's reasonable, it's acceptable, it's obvious only for people who have had some of their educational needs awakened or created, then satisfied, and then learned that they have less than others. Schooling, which we engage in and which supposedly creates equal opportunities, has become the unique, never-before-attempted way of dividing the whole society into classes. Everybody knows at which level of his twelve or sixteen years of schooling he has dropped out, and in addition knows what price tag is attached to the higher schooling he has gotten. It's a history of degrading the majority of people.

George Herbert photo

„682. One father is more than a hundred schoole-masters.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit.“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

Letter to Cassandra (1799-06-11) on decorating her hat [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
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