“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”
“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.”
These are such times…
Speak about life, its essence, its beauty, your loves, your passion for it all, your ideas and inventions, the things you’d like to change to make the world a better place. Try as much as possible to make your words positive ones, because words are seeds.
Speak. Speak before they take away your right to do that.
Most importantly, speak about that too.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
~ Coco Chanel
When will the ancient hatreds finally be resolved on this planet? Only when we the people decide it should and will be so, only when we refuse to pick up weapons and kill other humans in the name of their unholy wars.
Censorship results in such a limited viewpoint of life and the world. It may seem like a good idea if you’re on the side of the “censor of the moment”. But then what about the day (which will inevitably arrive) when it’s your words they want to obliterate?
“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” ~ George R.R. Martin
“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov
There is something so deeply comforting in these words by Suzanne Collins, a timelessness. Where is that place that makes you feel safe from the storms of life?