"The only way I can pay back for what fate and society have handed me is to try, in minor totally useless ways, to make an angry sound against injustice."
"You don't spend twenty years of your life in the service and not have a warm, nostalgic feeling left in you … It's a small service, and there's a lot of esprit de corps."
"If someone is to consider black and white for their project I guess I would say the heads up that I would offer is that they need to be prepared to fight for it and lobby for that... Connections are not in color or in black and white. They’re invisible but just as real."
"If we’re going to solve the problems that we’re trying to solve – and it’s not just for the Foundation, it’s for all of us, we’ve got to tap into the creativity and the capability and the innovation potential of the private sector."
"Be patient with the belligerence of the simple-minded. It is not easy to understand that one doesn’t understand."
-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 19th century Austrian novelist
"Research can be undertaken in any kind of environment, as long as you have the interest. I believe that true education means fostering the ability to be interested in something."
"Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject."
"Truth has never been, can never be, contained in any one creed or system."
"My passion is actually for people. So the exploration into different musics of different times has to do with trying to figure out who these people are, what this music represents and what context do we want to give it and what does it mean to us right now."
"Companies really want inclusion but they often predicate that inclusion on the surrender of various forms of diversity that people bring to the table. So the idea is that if you modulate your outsider identity to adopt mainstream behaviors then you’ll be included. And so it puts people to this tragic choice between their identity and inclusion."
"Limitations force you to find the essence of what you want to say, which is one of the most important things to know for an artist."
"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation."
"I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down." -Jack Kerouac
Canadian physician Lt. Col. John McCrae composed this poem after presiding over the funeral of a friend killed at the 2nd Battle of Ypres in 1915.