"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
Steve Jobs, Commencement Address
"Optimism is a political act. Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think nothing is going to get any better. In fact, these days, cynicism is obedience."
Alex Steffon, The Bright Green City
"The human definition of the natural world is always going to be too small, because the world is more diverse and complex than we can ever lnow. We're not going to comprehend it, it comprehends us."
Wendell Berry, Digging In