"Species exist today that would be fossil records if Philo Farnsworth hadn't invented the picture tube. Your can of tuna has a little 'dolphin-safe' symbol on it because in 1963 Chuck Connors starred in a film called Flipper."
"A crowded world... has a dangerous opacity, providing cover for cruelty and corruption."
"Trying to scale up technologies that work on the local level leads to depletion of resources and other unforeseen consequences that can ultimately collapse the system."
"Our idea of progress is so bound up with the idea of putting something new in the world that it can feel counterintuitive to equate progress with destruction, removal, and remediation."
"Dividing power does not decrease it... its plural interplay increases it."
"Meaningful acts of refusal have come not directly from fear, anger, and hysteria, but rather from the clarity and attention that makes organizing possible."