“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
— Decleration of Independence
“I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”
— Andy Warhol
“Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts.
It has therefore been the source and fountain of the ideas that have moved and made America, and is, in a high and honourable sense, the hub of the New World”
— Foster Barham Zincke
Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this -
That if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education”
— John Alexander Smith
“The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the river occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains, from which we are not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything of the kind I had ever witnessed”
— Sir James Stirling
“The child in each of us knows paradise.
Paradise is home. Home as it was or home as it should have been.
Paradise is one’s own place, one’s own people, one’s own world, knowing and known, perhaps even loving and loved.
Yet every child Is cast from paradise - into growth and new community, into vast, ongoing change.”
— Octavia E. Butler