I was uninspired today, so I asked my brother for TTT topic suggestions. He came up with a bunch, but none of them grabbed me until he suggested “ten great quotes from authors.” I’m going to kill the two proverbial birds; I’ll get a TTT post AND have fodder for my classes’ morning writing prompts.
1. ‘There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.’ – Patrick Rothfuss I love this quote, and it’s kind of inspiring me to read some of this man’s work.
2. ‘Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.’ – John F. Kennedy
3. ‘Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.’ – Howard Zinn
4. ‘You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ – E. L. Doctorow
5. ‘Sometimes, questions are more important than answers.’ – Nancy Willard
6. ‘Activism is my rent for living on this planet.’ – Alice Walker
7. ‘There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.’ – Nelson Mandela
8. ‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.’ – Desmond Tutu
9. ‘Caring for myself is not self-indulgence; it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.’ – Audre Lourde
10. ‘Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.’ – Thomas Mann
Marc included this one:
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers