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Derrick Jensen quotes: Civilization can never be sustainable. Civilization can never be sustainable.
Derrick Jensen quotes: If the world is presented as resources to be exploited, then, more than likely, you're going to exploit the world. If the world is presented as resources to be exploited, then, more than likely, you're going to exploit the world.
Derrick Jensen quotes: A language Older Than Words A language Older Than Words
Derrick Jensen quotes: I think it's very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we're doing isn't working, clearly. I think it's very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we're doing isn't working, clearly.
Derrick Jensen quotes: Within this culture wealth is measured by one's ability to consume and destroy. Within this culture wealth is measured by one's ability to consume and destroy.
Derrick Jensen quotes: When we realize the degree of agency we actually do have, we no longer have to "hope" at all. We simply do the work. When we realize the degree of agency we actually do have, we no longer have to "hope" at all. We simply do the work.
Derrick Jensen quotes: As is true for most people I know, I've always loved learning. As is also true for most people I know, I always hated school. Why is that? As is true for most people I know, I've always loved learning. As is also true for most people I know, I always hated school. Why is that?
Derrick Jensen quotes: Maud Gonne was - excuse me, Maud Gonne was central to the Gaelic literature revival. She wrote plays, and she sang. Maud Gonne was - excuse me, Maud Gonne was central to the Gaelic literature revival. She wrote plays, and she sang.
Derrick Jensen quotes: Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical. Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical.
Derrick Jensen quotes: From the beginning, this culture - civilization - has been a culture of occupation. From the beginning, this culture - civilization - has been a culture of occupation.
Derrick Jensen quotes: We have been too kind to those who are killing the planet. We have been inexcusably, unforgivably, insanely kind. We have been too kind to those who are killing the planet. We have been inexcusably, unforgivably, insanely kind.
Derrick Jensen quotes: Premise Eight: The needs of the natural world are more important than the needs of the economic system. Premise Eight: The needs of the natural world are more important than the needs of the economic system.
Derrick Jensen quotes: I had broken the most basic commandment of our culture: Thou shalt pretend there is nothing wrong. I had broken the most basic commandment of our culture: Thou shalt pretend there is nothing wrong.
Derrick Jensen quotes: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. Civilization is not and can never be sustainable.
Derrick Jensen quotes: Love does not imply pacifism. Love does not imply pacifism.
Derrick Jensen quotes: There is always money to kill people. There is never enough money for life affirming ends. There is always money to kill people. There is never enough money for life affirming ends.
Derrick Jensen quotes: Every morning when I awake I ask myself whether I should write or blow up a dam. I tell myself I should keep writing, though I'm not sure that's right Every morning when I awake I ask myself whether I should write or blow up a dam. I tell myself I should keep writing, though I'm not sure that's right
Derrick Jensen quotes: In sum, one of the primary things I learned was how to kill time. I learned also to wish away my life. I learned to give myself away. In sum, one of the primary things I learned was how to kill time. I learned also to wish away my life. I learned to give myself away.
Derrick Jensen quotes: A friend asked, "If increased awareness means less happiness, why bother?" No answer. A friend asked, "If increased awareness means less happiness, why bother?" No answer.
Derrick Jensen quotes: The stories we are told shape the way we see the world, which shapes the way we experience the world. The stories we are told shape the way we see the world, which shapes the way we experience the world.
Derrick Jensen quotes: If your community is founded on an injustice, that injustice cannot be questioned. If your community is founded on an injustice, that injustice cannot be questioned.
Derrick Jensen quotes: All writers are propagandists. All writers are propagandists.
Derrick Jensen quotes: White [...] "Indian wannabees" or as those who mine indiginous traditions the way multinationals mine their land. White [...] "Indian wannabees" or as those who mine indiginous traditions the way multinationals mine their land.
Derrick Jensen quotes: In order to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other, and especially to ourselves. In order to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other, and especially to ourselves.
Derrick Jensen quotes: To believe Christianity stands in opposition to slavery is at best to think anachronistically and at worst to not understand Christianity. To believe Christianity stands in opposition to slavery is at best to think anachronistically and at worst to not understand Christianity.
Derrick Jensen quotes: If your homeland were invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air and contaminated the food supply, would you resist? If your homeland were invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?
Derrick Jensen quotes: I'm frightened of the intellectualism that can insulate us from action and turn the problems and solutions into puzzles or fantasies. I'm frightened of the intellectualism that can insulate us from action and turn the problems and solutions into puzzles or fantasies.
Derrick Jensen quotes: A system of domination will always be undernourished. A system of domination will always be undernourished.
Derrick Jensen quotes: The global industrial economy is the engine for massive environmental degradation and massive human (and nonhuman) impoverishment. The global industrial economy is the engine for massive environmental degradation and massive human (and nonhuman) impoverishment.
Derrick Jensen quotes: If you only had a limited time to life (which is of course the case), how would you spend your time? If you only had a limited time to life (which is of course the case), how would you spend your time?
Derrick Jensen quotes: The only real job of a teacher, especially a writing teacher, is to help students find themselves. The only real job of a teacher, especially a writing teacher, is to help students find themselves.