"If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Mary Douglas on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Mary Douglas on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Mary Douglas on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Mary Douglas on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Mary Douglas on Mahatma Gandhi
"I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too."
"Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other."
"Mormons... are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command."
"Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination."
"If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny."