Wednesday, January 27, 2010

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness...And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.

from "The Optimism of Uncertainty"

Rest in peace, good sir.



Blogger Trevor23 said...

Great quotes, Ammie!

January 28, 2010 at 12:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger saudade said...

Thanks Trevor!

January 28, 2010 at 4:11:00 PM PST  

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