I’m going to start this off by saying that people in Romania have started protesting. Massively. All over the country.
Even in my “nothing ever happens” town. Students march. Things have started moving. And I am excited. Because it feels and smells like change. Because the government has resigned. Because people have understood that corruption kills. Because the flames of that club have surrounded the whole Romania. And, as cheesy as it sounds, it will be reborn out of its own ashes. Phoenix-like. I hope, God how I hope that things are going to get better.
In honor of this and because of my great excitement and because I love words and quotes and all of it, here are some of my favorite quotes about deep things. In no particular order, mainly focused on freedom of thought and social issues. A post full of beautiful words and exuberant phrases and the idolization of beauty shall be written another time.
I first read this on a Mexican protester’s poster. Kept it in mind ever since.
”War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
George Orwell, “1984”
“Let her sleep
For when she wakes,
She will move mountains.”
Napoleon Bonaparte ( I know no context for this one, but I love it greatly)
“I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.”