"But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining …
"And these were Heavenly becausehe never saw them clear enoughto satisfy his love, his needto see them all again, again."
"Whatever is foreseen in joyMust be lived out from day to dayVision help open in the darkBy our ten thousand days of work.Harvest will fill the barn; for thatThe hand must ache, the face must sweat."
—Wendell Berry, "Sabbaths" (1979, X)
In each system, some …
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyfulthough you have considered all the facts.
—Wendell Berry, "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front"