Thursday, August 5, 2010

Meandering along . . .

Today is the birthday of Wendell Berry (born August 5, 1934), poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher and farmer.

"Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone." — Wendell Berry

"We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it." — Wendell Berry

"...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope." — Wendell Berry

"The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner." — Wendell Berry

"If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going." — Wendell Berry

"Never forget: We are alive within mysteries." — Wendell Berry

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