Fresh Quotes: January REVOLUTION

Yes! Fresh Quotes, a former monthly feature of this blog has returned…and returned with a renewed vigor. This month we honor

REVOLUTION

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Must revolution always be wrought with bloody violence?  Must it beat down the door and thrust a gun in one’s hands? Or may the revolution creep along quietly like a whisper, serenading sweet somethings into the collective consciousness of humanity beckoning “come closer”, ever so gently? Need a revolution be a destructive prospect? Should we automatically fear it?

Could it be that revolution is part of a natural growth process? In some circumstances could a revolution be a good thing, a wonderful thing?

Perhaps it is the duty of the next generation to challenge the ideas of the preceding ones, to stretch boundaries and reach just a little bit further.

As we traverse the present and head on straight for tomorrow what will we find there? Isn’t change constant and could we possibly encounter tiny revolutions at every step? Change happens whether we look for it or not, whether we even notice the change at all. Could we be amid a quiet revolution right now; at this very second and not quite realize it?

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“A revolution is coming.  A revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough. Compassionate if we care enough. Successful if we are fortunate enough–but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character. We cannot alter its inevitability.”

~Robert F. Kennedy

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“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”

~Jim Morrison

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“Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

~George Orwell

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“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.”

~Edward R. Murrow

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“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”
― Dorothy Day

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“Revolutions are not made ; they come. A revolution is as natural as an oak. It comes out of the past. It’s foundations are laid far back.”

~Wendell Phillips

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The challenge remains. On the other side are formidable forces: money, political power, the major media. On our side are the people of the world and a power greater than money or weapons: the truth.
Truth has a power of its own. Art has a power of its own. That age-old lesson – that everything we do matters – is the meaning of the people’s struggle here in the United States and everywhere. A poem can inspire a movement. A pamphlet can spark a revolution. Civil disobedience can arouse people and provoke us to think, when we organize with one another, when we get involved, when we stand up and speak out together, we can create a power no government can suppress. We live in a beautiful country. But people who have no respect for human life, freedom, or justice have taken it over. It is now up to all of us to take it back.” 
― Howard ZinnA Power Governments Cannot Suppress

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HELLO  January 2014–How did you get here so soon?

I’m not ready for it in the slightest but here it is.  Here’s to taking this year head on like a hurricane and seizing the damn thing and making it your own.  My tiny revolutions start today.

Right on!  Cheers my friends…and

Happy New Year.

~Nancy

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31 thoughts on “Fresh Quotes: January REVOLUTION

  1. Glad that the quotes are back! You find the absolute best, and photos to go with them. I really like the Jim Morrison quote. Change starts within….if peace is within, perhaps revolution can be peaceful as well.

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    • Hey Janet! Thanks my friend. I have learned a lot from quotes, those choicest bits from the best and the brightest.

      Sorry I’ve taken so long to respond. I’ve been hit with a touch of the flu. (Getting better now.) I hope you are staying warm and well.

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      • I am washing my hands like Lady MacBeth. Flu is raging here too. So far I’ve dodged it. I hope you feel better very soon! The 6 degrees of the polar vortexon Tuesday is replaced by 60 degrees and severe thunderstorms on Saturday. Hard to know what season it is!

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        • Hello Janet! “Out flu, out”. Says Janet. I love the MacBeth reference. I like to bring up Lady MacBeth in conversation, always to blank stares. Thanks Janet for being yourself. :) Damn crazy weather….

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      • Couldn’t get “Gulp” (someone else had it checked out) and I was getting a bit bored with “Wild Duck Flying Backward” (by Robbins) so picked up Roach’s “Bonk” instead… verrrrry interesting! ;)

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  2. As long as the limbic system is still in primary command revolutions will be bloody. We can only hope evolution manages to disentangle the brain so reason takes control before homo sapiens becomes one of the 99/100 other extinct species that had a go at survival but failed

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