Lee Maracle quotes

  • There is a direct connection between violence against the Earth and violence against women.
    -- Lee Maracle

    #Connections #Earth #Violence

  • I think the arts has great potential to create citizens. Citizenship is about the direction your imagination travels. We can't plan or calculate or examine citizenship; it's an imagined thing. Community is an imagined thing. And if your imagination isn't working - and, of course, in oppressed people that's the first thing that goes - you can't imagine anything better. Once you can imagine something different, something better, then you're on your way.
    -- Lee Maracle

    #Art #Thinking #People

  • Where do you begin telling someone their world is not the only one?
    -- Lee Maracle


  • On the one hand, the reality is dire, on the other, reality is always false, it is a mask covering what is coming up underneath.
    -- Lee Maracle

    #Reality #Hands #Covering

  • My activism has to do with my conscience; I cannot let certain things slide without doing something. My public speaking is part of an art form that is cultural.
    -- Lee Maracle

    #Art #Slides #Public Speaking

  • Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed.

  • In the human mind, the number of possible connections that can be made between neurons greatly exceeds the number of atoms in the universe.

  • I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.

  • John Dewey reminded us that the value of what students do 'resides in its connection with a stimulation of greater thoughtfulness, not in the greater strain it imposes.

  • I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.

  • But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.

  • I can't remember any text of mine where I said that one should fight Hitler without violence; I'm not an idiot.

  • It is the quietest and meekest people who are often capable of the most sudden and unexpected violences for the reason that when their control does snap, it goes entirely. (Hercule Poirot)

  • Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable.

  • I'm not going to appeal to violence or aggression - of course not.