Wallace Stegner –
A place is not a place until people have been born in it, have grown up in it, known it, died in it. … Some are born in their place, some find it, some realize after long searching that the place they left is the one they have been searching for.”
(thanks for the quote, elise)
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Arthur C. Clarke:
I sometimes think that the universe is a machine designed for the perpetual astonishment of astronomers.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Quote via Wellspring International, which identifies existing organizations aiding women and children at risk, giving financial support to vetted projects and providing individual scholarships to support education, healthcare, and basic living needs.