Lawrence English quotes

  • I honestly feel, that difficult periods can be used as a means for radical rethinking and reconnection with some of the fundamental qualities that have made human societies and communities worthwhile and valuable. We all just need to strive towards these new ways of being.
    -- Lawrence English

    #Mean #Community #Quality

  • Music does not exist in isolation, it is rooted in the political, the social, the cultural. We need to remember this at all times, and especially in these times! Our voices have never been so very critical.
    -- Lawrence English

    #Voice #Political #Doe

  • The wonderful thing about sound is that it is invitational, so ultimately each person is going to find their own relation to the material.
    -- Lawrence English

    #Sound #Wonderful #Relation

  • I have optimism and am incredibly hopeful for the future. I often say to friends, it's always darkest before the dawn, and lets be frank there's a lot of darkness out there right now, at least at a macro level. But once you drill down through that I think there's so much light, or at least the chance for it to erupt and illuminate the dark.
    -- Lawrence English

    #Dark #Thinking #Optimism

  • That the mechanisms of mass-production, which feed the demand for endlessly growing consumption in one generation can radically effect the possible futures for subsequent generations. Furthermore, to undo the effects of one generation's actions is not temporally relative. What is done, cannot be undone in the same timeframe. Like the factories themselves, the effects linger, they haunt us long after their final breath.
    -- Lawrence English

    #Long #Done #Action

  • If you want to kill off a child's interest in music, get them a recorder.
    -- Lawrence English

    #Children #Want #Interest

  • One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.

  • The whole bible is the working out of the relationship between God and man. God is not a dictator barking out orders and demanding silent obedience. Were it so, there would be no relationship at all. No real relationship goes just one way. There are always two active parties. We must have reverence and awe for God, and honor for the chain of tradition. But that doesn't mean we can't use new information to help us read the holy texts in new ways.

  • I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.

  • There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a billion people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.

  • I am not one of those people who will ever be comfortable mocking or making caricatures of the stereotypes attached to any community.

  • The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.

  • What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.

  • Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility, it becomes rashness, or obstinacy.

  • My worthiness is all my doubt His Merit- all my fear- Contrasting which my quality Does however appear

  • You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality.