If I saw Mr. Haughey buried at midnight at a cross-roads, with a state driven through his heart - politically speaking - I should continue to wear a clove of garlic round my neck, just in case.
__Conor Cruise O'Brien
The exquisite sight, sound, and smell of wilderness is many times more powerful if it is earned through physical achievement, if it comes at the end of a long and fatiguing trip for which vigorous good health is necessary. Practically speaking, this means that no one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
__Garrett Hardin, The Ecologist, February 1974
Does it really matter what these affectionate people do - so long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
__Mrs. Patrick Campbell - Speaking of some actors reputed to be homosexuals
Generally speaking, the first nonviolent act is not fasting, but dialogue. The other side, the adversary, is recognized as a person, he is taken out of his anonymity and exists in his own right, for what he really is, a person. To engage someone in dialogue is to recognize him, have faith in him. At every step in the nonviolent struggle, at every level we try tirelessly to establish a dialogue, or reestablish it if it has broken down. When I say 'the other side, that could be a group of persons or a government.
If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.
__Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh, God. The Sixties are coming back. Well I've got a 12-gauge double-barreled duck gun chambered for three-inch Magnum shells. And - speaking strictly for this retired hippie and former pinko beatnik - if the Sixties head my way, they won't get past the porch steps. They will be history. Which, for chrissakes, is what they're supposed to be.
Rats!; They fought the dogs and killed the cats; And bit the babies in the cradles; And ate the cheeses out of the vats; And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles; Split open the kegs of salted sprats; Made nests inside men's Sunday hats; And even spoiled the women's chats; By drowning their speaking; With shrieking and squeaking; In fifty different sharps and flats;
__Robert Browning; The Pied Piper of Hamelin