❝ It is only process that saves us from the poverty of our intentions.
— Elizabeth King.A student’s hesitance to get started on a project, because she didn’t know what she wanted to do, made me think about this quote attributed to one of my former teachers. I’ve found this to be rather true in my work. My intentions contrast markedly from where my work takes me (and sometimes transforms me.)
❝ With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.
— Doris Lessing
❝ A small act is worth a million thoughts.
— Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
❝ We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
❝ You must carry on / Like hurt has never touched you / Or like gravity is still theory