Quotations

Deep thoughts and inspirations

"In addition to time, craft also demands a conscience — a sense that it matters how well things are done, made, written, or spoken. ​"

Jim Burke on teaching English (2010)

"Radicals expand the political imagination and, hopefully, prevent incrementalism from becoming a virtue."

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic (2016)

"You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant."

— Benjamin Franklin Fairless (1950)

"Success comes from building on and encouraging a child’s strengths, not taking them for granted. ​"

— Margaret Stevens​ on giftedness (2008)

"A careful reading of history shows that Canada was founded on a series of bargains with Aboriginal peoples — bargains this country has never fully honoured."

— Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996)

"Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society."

— Sonia Sotomayor (2011)

"Old soul, waiting my turn / I know a few things, but I still got a lot to learn"

— Kacey Musgraves, “Slow Burn” (2018)

"The strongman, the autocrat, only succeeds when a vast swath of the population decides they’ve seen enough and give up."

— Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)