Wendell Berry Quotes

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Wendell Berry quotes: People who own the world outright for profit will have to be stopped by influence, by power, by us. People who own the world outright for profit will have to be stopped by influence, by power, by us.
Wendell Berry quotes: I began to know my story then. Like everybody's, it was going to be the story of living in the absence of the dead. I began to know my story then. Like everybody's, it was going to be the story of living in the absence of the dead.
Wendell Berry quotes: You can't be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work. You can't be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work.
Wendell Berry quotes: One cannot be aware both of the history of Christian war and of the contents of the gospels without feeling that something is amiss. One cannot be aware both of the history of Christian war and of the contents of the gospels without feeling that something is amiss.
Wendell Berry quotes: Any abundance, in any amount, is illusory if it does not safeguard its producers. Any abundance, in any amount, is illusory if it does not safeguard its producers.
Wendell Berry quotes: The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass. The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.
Wendell Berry quotes: The mind that is not baffled, is unemployed The mind that is not baffled, is unemployed
Wendell Berry quotes: To mind being disliked by a woman you don't desire and are not married to is yet another serious failure of common sense. To mind being disliked by a woman you don't desire and are not married to is yet another serious failure of common sense.
Wendell Berry quotes: The world had become pretty generally Ceceliafied. The world had become pretty generally Ceceliafied.
Wendell Berry quotes: Troy went into debt and bought his new equipment because he didn't want to be held back by demanding circumstances. Troy went into debt and bought his new equipment because he didn't want to be held back by demanding circumstances.
Wendell Berry quotes: An art that heals and protects its subject is a geography of scars. An art that heals and protects its subject is a geography of scars.
Wendell Berry quotes: Without animals, something essential is removed from the minds of the farmers. Without animals, something essential is removed from the minds of the farmers.
Wendell Berry quotes: If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war. If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.
Wendell Berry quotes: In losing stewardship we lose fellowship; we become outcasts from the great neighborhood of creation. In losing stewardship we lose fellowship; we become outcasts from the great neighborhood of creation.
Wendell Berry quotes: The promoters of the global economy ... see nothing odd or difficult about unlimited economic growth or unlimited consumption in a limited world. The promoters of the global economy ... see nothing odd or difficult about unlimited economic growth or unlimited consumption in a limited world.
Wendell Berry quotes: There is, in practice, no such thing as autonomy. Practically, there is only a distinction between responsible and irresponsible dependence. There is, in practice, no such thing as autonomy. Practically, there is only a distinction between responsible and irresponsible dependence.
Wendell Berry quotes: There comes ... a longing never to travel again except on foot. There comes ... a longing never to travel again except on foot.
Wendell Berry quotes: We can grow good wheat and make good bread only if we understand that we do not live by bread alone. We can grow good wheat and make good bread only if we understand that we do not live by bread alone.
Wendell Berry quotes: If the devil doesn't exist ... how do you explain that some people are a lot worse than they're smart enough to be? If the devil doesn't exist ... how do you explain that some people are a lot worse than they're smart enough to be?
Wendell Berry quotes: The principle of neighborhood at home always implies the principle of charity abroad. (pg. 260, The Idea of a Local Economy) The principle of neighborhood at home always implies the principle of charity abroad. (pg. 260, The Idea of a Local Economy)
Wendell Berry quotes: Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass. Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass.
Wendell Berry quotes: There's nothing under the ground that's worth more than the little layer of topsoil sitting on top of it. There's nothing under the ground that's worth more than the little layer of topsoil sitting on top of it.
Wendell Berry quotes: A Sustainable Agriculture does not deplete soils or people. A Sustainable Agriculture does not deplete soils or people.
Wendell Berry quotes: We are living in the most destructive and, hence, the most stupid period of the history of our species. We are living in the most destructive and, hence, the most stupid period of the history of our species.
Wendell Berry quotes: Oh Lord, make us ableTo eat all that's on this table,And if there's some we haven't gotBring it to us while it's hot Oh Lord, make us able
To eat all that's on this table,
And if there's some we haven't got
Bring it to us while it's hot
Wendell Berry quotes: To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry quotes: Why I am NOT going to buy a computer Why I am NOT going to buy a computer
Wendell Berry quotes: We can fight the global economy with a strong local economy. We can fight the global economy with a strong local economy.
Wendell Berry quotes: You have to be able to imagine lives that are not yours. You have to be able to imagine lives that are not yours.
Wendell Berry quotes: Waking up from a dream of violence is much the same as waking up from a dream of love. You must go on living your life. Waking up from a dream of violence is much the same as waking up from a dream of love. You must go on living your life.
Wendell Berry quotes: It is wrong to condemn people for doing a thing and then offer no alternative but failure. A person could get mad about that. It is wrong to condemn people for doing a thing and then offer no alternative but failure. A person could get mad about that.
Wendell Berry quotes: For want of a Pilate of their own, some Christians would accept a Constantine or whomever might be the current incarnation of Caesar. For want of a Pilate of their own, some Christians would accept a Constantine or whomever might be the current incarnation of Caesar.
Wendell Berry quotes: Perhaps all the good that ever has come here has come because people prayed it into the world. Perhaps all the good that ever has come here has come because people prayed it into the world.
Wendell Berry quotes: Far from making peace, wars invariably serve as classrooms and laboratories where men and techniques and states of mind are prepared for the next war. Far from making peace, wars invariably serve as classrooms and laboratories where men and techniques and states of mind are prepared for the next war.
Wendell Berry quotes: If we do not serve what coheres and endures, we serve what disintegrates and destroys. If we do not serve what coheres and endures, we serve what disintegrates and destroys.
Wendell Berry quotes: There is a use for everyone. There is a use for everyone.
Wendell Berry quotes: But the only possible guarantee of the future is responsible behavior in the present. But the only possible guarantee of the future is responsible behavior in the present.
Wendell Berry quotes: A music attends the things of the earth. To sense that music is to be near the possibility of health and joy. A music attends the things of the earth. To sense that music is to be near the possibility of health and joy.
Wendell Berry quotes: A viable neighborhood is a community: and a viable community is made up of neighbors who cherish and protect what they have in common. A viable neighborhood is a community: and a viable community is made up of neighbors who cherish and protect what they have in common.
Wendell Berry quotes: As much as any of the old-timers, he regarded the Depression as not over and done with but merely absent for a while, like Halley's comet. As much as any of the old-timers, he regarded the Depression as not over and done with but merely absent for a while, like Halley's comet.
Wendell Berry quotes: Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone. Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone.
Wendell Berry quotes: His work has been his necessity and his desire. His work has been his necessity and his desire.
Wendell Berry quotes: You don't need to be told some things. You can sometimes tell more by a man's silence and the set of his head than by what he says. You don't need to be told some things. You can sometimes tell more by a man's silence and the set of his head than by what he says.
Wendell Berry quotes: Having hope is hard; harder when you get older. Having hope is hard; harder when you get older.
Wendell Berry quotes: I have always loved a window, especially an open one. I have always loved a window, especially an open one.
Wendell Berry quotes: If the crop of any one year was all, a man would have to cut his throat every time it hailed. If the crop of any one year was all, a man would have to cut his throat every time it hailed.
Wendell Berry quotes: A teacher's major contribution may pop out anonymuosly in the life of some ex-student's grandchild. A teacher's major contribution may pop out anonymuosly in the life of some ex-student's grandchild.
Wendell Berry quotes: It's sad that we live in a society that has the refrain 'thank God it's Friday, that means you despise 5/7ths of your life. It's sad that we live in a society that has the refrain 'thank God it's Friday, that means you despise 5/7ths of your life.
Wendell Berry quotes: Those who say Islam is a warlike religion must ask if Christianity has been as well. Those who say Islam is a warlike religion must ask if Christianity has been as well.
Wendell Berry quotes: Corn and bean people, I'm afraid, have extremely specialized minds. Corn and bean people, I'm afraid, have extremely specialized minds.
Wendell Berry quotes: But grief and griever alike endure. But grief and griever alike endure.
Wendell Berry quotes: It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are. It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.
Wendell Berry quotes: The world is whole beyond human knowing. The world is whole beyond human knowing.
Wendell Berry quotes: We live the given life, and not the planned. We live the given life, and not the planned.
Wendell Berry quotes: Kindness is not a word much at home in current political and religious speech, but it is a rich word and a necessary one. Kindness is not a word much at home in current political and religious speech, but it is a rich word and a necessary one.
Wendell Berry quotes: I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water.
Wendell Berry quotes: To be sane in a mad time is bad for the brain, worse for the heart. To be sane in a mad time is bad for the brain, worse for the heart.
Wendell Berry quotes: Reverence makes it possible to be whole, though ignorant. It is the wholeness of understanding. Reverence makes it possible to be whole, though ignorant. It is the wholeness of understanding.
Wendell Berry quotes: My label is just "good farming", which isn't something you can put on a t-shirt. My label is just "good farming", which isn't something you can put on a t-shirt.
Wendell Berry quotes: Thinking is the most overrated human activity. Thinking is the most overrated human activity.
Wendell Berry quotes: Never forget: we are alive within mysteries." - Wendell Berry Never forget: we are alive within mysteries." - Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry quotes: And his words fell upon the table like a blessing. And his words fell upon the table like a blessing.
Wendell Berry quotes: What can't be helped must be endured, Mat Feltner said. And he was a man who knew. What can't be helped must be endured, Mat Feltner said. And he was a man who knew.
Wendell Berry quotes: Do not tax your life with forethought of grief. Do not tax your life with forethought of grief.
Wendell Berry quotes: At night make me one with the darknessIn the morning make me one with the light. At night make me one with the darkness
In the morning make me one with the light.
Wendell Berry quotes: To love anything good, at any cost, is a bargain. To love anything good, at any cost, is a bargain.
Wendell Berry quotes: A sustainable agriculture is one which depletes neither the people nor the land. A sustainable agriculture is one which depletes neither the people nor the land.
Wendell Berry quotes: I've had a good life, and was born to and among people I've admired and loved. I've had a good life, and was born to and among people I've admired and loved.