The Quote Collector
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."
"In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them further over the world’s rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest, which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned."
What is hope?
It is the hunch that the overwhelming brutality
Of facts that oppress and repress us
Is not the last word.
It is the suspicion that reality is more complex
Than the realities want us to believe.
That the frontiers of the possible are not
Determined by the limits of the actual;
And in the miraculous and unexplained way
Life is opening up creative events
Which will open the way to freedom and resurrection.
"Power and Control: The ability to articulate a concept, idea, or reality to another individual or group of people an convince them that this imposed reality is real, is genuine."
"Dysconciousness: When one’s reality is so far removed from the reality of racism."
"Zone of cognitive dissonance called political correctness."
"You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens."
Fat Positivity Note
If you have just started following this tumblr because of the recent fat positivity post that is going around, this is actually the parent tumblr account on which I only post my favorite quotes. My personal, among other things, fat positive tumblr is here.