After discussion with OftenBen, he/we hope to run these every second Tuesday, more or less. First quotes thread here.

"My diaries are safe with me now. One entry from June, 1989, says, 'Lies written in ink cannot cover truth written with blood.' I know there are millions of diaries like mine hidden all over China, and their owners are waiting to bring them into the light." - Rowena XiaoQing He, author of Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China

This quote is from a newspaper article about China's attempt to suppress all knowledge of the Tiananmen Square massacre. I found the quote and the whole article troubling and inspiring.

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    The Bible legend tells us that the absence of labour - idleness - was a condition of the first man's blessedness before the Fall. Fallen man has retained a love of idleness, but the curse weighs on the race not only because we have to seek our bread in the sweat of our brows, but because our moral nature is such that we cannot both be idle and at ease. An inner voice tells us we are in the wrong if we are idle. If man could find a state in which he felt that though idle he was fulfilling his duty, he would have found one of the conditions of man's primitive blessedness.
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

posted by lil: 1674 days ago