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Words, Wisdom, etc.

Welcome to Words, Wisdom, etc. – a collection of literary quotes. Here I hope you will find a kindred spirit or two. Continue scrolling to browse the latest quotes or search by keyword, author, title, or category using the search bar above.

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The most literal meaning of community is to ‘give among each other.’ Essentially, to share something amongst a group – whether that’s information (communication), goods, common goals, or a sense of family. If you destroy the ability, or simply the desire, to give or to share amongst a group of people, you will destroy the heart of the community. And if you destroy the heart of community and replace it with fear, then you will control the people. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

Torturing prisoners in response to a horrifying act doesn’t make us even. It just means that more horrifying acts have – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

Blunting sorrow means blunting happiness, and dodging grief means dodging love… She is willing to give up a world of love if it means she can avoid a world of hurt.  – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

The harder we work to control nature, the less control we actually have. As much as we’d like to control everything, we just can’t do it. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

Science is only a tool; it’s how you use it that matters. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

The Hunger Games trilogy… shows how a culture’s obsession with the dramatic, even if it is false, can lead to a complete abdication of personal responsibility in exchange for continued entertainment. We are responsible, as citizens, to look beyond bread and circuses and not to accept information as it is handed to us but to search for a deeper truth. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

Sometimes a lie can get to the heart of a matter better than the truth, and sometimes a strict retelling of the truth cannot adequately capture reality. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

Her heart is a weapon, and the way to keep fighting against all the horror and cruelty of the world is to wield that weapon. To keep loving. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

In the natural world even the worst of winters is followed by spring… New life grows, even in graveyards. – The Girl Who Was on Fire, Leah Wilson

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