Un area de conflictos
es un area de oportunidades para cambiar. (An area of conflict
is an opportunity for change).
- Hugo Antonio Santiago, Oaxaca
We are all stupid, just on different subjects.
- Mark Twain
For you, the world is weird because if you're not bored with
it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because
it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest
has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility
for being here in this marvelous time.
- Don Juan talking to Carlos Castaneda
Look and you will find. Find you will define.
- Ziggy Marley, Dragonfly
The earth is a satellite of the moon.
- Leonel Rugama
My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made
while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.
- H. Fred Ale
When you see the world as lover, every being, every phenomenon,
can become - if you have a clever, appreciative eye - an expression
of that ongoing, erotic impulse.
- Joanna Macy, World
A lot of tourists have a consumer attitude -- what can I get,
instead of what can I learn. We have to put aside our own cultural
biases and learn as much as possible from the people we visit.
I find that if you stay long enough, learn the language, you
get a sense of who locals are as people.
- Clay Hubbs, publisher of Transitions
Abroad, quoted in Rethinking
It's a matter of perspective. We're the ones that
frown at e-mail compared to wikis. The e-mailerers ARE happy
to be e-mailing - their reality is completely different than
ours.- Steve Gutenberg, Wiki
collaboration leads to happiness
You have visitors in your house, not tourists nor travelers.
- Conversation with tourism official
And in that moment we all thought of the space that her round
arms would occupy moving backward and forward over the great
mound of flour and eggs ... while her arms kneaded and kneaded,
white and shiny with oil up to the elbows, and we thought of
the space the flour would occupy and the wheat for the flour
and the fields to raise the wheat and the mountains from which
the water would flow to irrigate the fields ... of the space
it would take for the Sun to arrive with its rays, to ripen
the wheat; of the space for the Sun to condense from the clouds
of stellar gases and burn; of the quantities of stars and galaxies
and galactic masses in flight through space which would be needed
to hold suspended every galaxy, every nebula, every sun, every
planet, and at the same time we thought of it, this space was
inevitably being formed, at the same time that Mrs. Pavacini
was uttering those words: "... ah, what pasta, boys!"
the point that contained her and all of us was expanding in
a halo of distance in light years and light centuries and billions
of light millennia and we were being hurled to the four corners
of the universe ... and she dissolved into I don't know what
kind of energy-light-heat, she, Mrs. Pavacini, she who in the
midst of our closed, petty world had been capable of a generous
impulse, "Boys, the pasta I could make for you!" a
true outburst of general love, initiating at the same time the
concept of space and, properly speaking, space itself, and time,
and universal gravitation, and the gravitating universe, making
possible billions and billions of suns, and planets, and fields
of wheat, and Mrs. Pavacinis scattered through the continents
of the planets, kneading with floury, oil-shiny, generous arms
and she lost at that very moment, and we, mourning her loss.
- Italo Calvino, Cosmicomics (quoted in Joanna Macy's World
When I see a drive towards certification it indicates to me
that our leadership is at best, somewhat disconnected from our
clientele and the realities faced by the average ecotourism
operator. It's most certainly in contradiction to what our clientele
have taught us over the last decade.
- Tour operator, Belize
So let's leave it alone 'cause we can't see eye to eye. There
ain't no good guy, there ain't no bad guy, there's only you
and me and we just disagree.
- Dave Manson
Little round planet in a big universe
Sometimes it looks blessed,
sometimes it looks cursed
Depends on what you look at obviously
But even more it depends on the way that you see
Cockburn, Child of the Wind
Don't take it as a negative. Take it as a positive.
point of view - Wikinews
is the value of attention?