May Swenson On Poetry

May Swenson (May 28, 1913 – December 04, 1989) The best poetry has its roots in the subconscious to a great degree. Youth, naivety, reliance on instinct more than learning and method, a sense of freedom and play, even trust in randomness, is necessary to the making of a poem.  

Winston Churchill On The Independent Person

Winston Churchill (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965) The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here is some one outside its jurisdiction; someone before whom its allurements may be spread in vain; some one strangely enfranchised, untamed, untrammeled by convention, moving independent of the ordinary currents of human action. 

Rachel Carson On Mankind

Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964) Mankind is challenged, as it has never been challenged before, to prove its maturity and its mastery — not of nature, but of itself. Therein lies our hope and our destiny.

John Green On Enough

John Green (August 24, 1977 -) Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough.

Audre Lorde On Racism

Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.