"Why should conservationists have a positive interest in... farming? There are lots of reasons, but the plainest is: Conservationists eat."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Wendell Berry on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Wendell Berry on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Wendell Berry on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Wendell Berry on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Wendell Berry on John Wooden
"We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease."
"It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits."
"To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd."
"Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can't be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy."
"The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it."
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