We are part of the earth and it is part of us [Chief Seattle]
Fear of the Unknown [H.P. Lovecraft]
Talk to Animals [Chief Dan George]
The purpose of the mammal brain [Robert Bly]
Matters of great and small Concern [Ghost Dog]
It is hard to fill a cup which is already full [AVATAR]
How to beat A River [Doctor Strange]

Quotes by Others

Here I've assembled a few quotes and text snippets by other, far more famous and respected people than myself. I find these noteworthy and valuable in regards to the subject and content of the project and idea that I am suggesting here.

We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadows, the body heat of the pony, and man --- all belong to the same family.

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin.

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the manů the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

- Chief Seattle, chief of the Suquamish

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Fear of the Unknown

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear,
and the oldest and strongest kind of fear
is fear of the unknown.

- H.P. Lovecraft, a master of horror

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Talk to Animals

If you talk to animals they will talk with you
            And you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them,
            And what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears one destroys.

- Chief Dan George, chief of the Tsleil-waututh Nation in Burrard Inlet, British Columbia (1899-1981)

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The purpose of the mammal brain is to resonate with another being.

Somewhere deep in the brain is a musical string which, when struck, will resonate sending out a vibration that is picked up by another brain living on the same vibration.

- Robert Bly, a father of the men's movement

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Matters of great and small Concern

Among the maxims on Lord Nooshige's wall there was this one: "Matters of great concern should be treated lightly."
Master Ittei commented, "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously."

- Jim Jarmusch's film 'Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai' (1999)

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It is hard to fill a cup which is already full

[Mo'At]: Why did you come to us?
[Jake]: I came to learn.
[Mo'At]: We have tried to teach other Sky People.
It is hard to fill a cup which is already full.
[Jake]: Well, my cup is empty, trust me.
[Mo'At]: It is decided. My daughter will teach you our ways.
Learn well, Jakesully. Then we will see if your insanity can be cured.

- Mo'At and Jake Sully, in James Cameron's film 'AVATAR' (2009)

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How to beat A River

[The Ancient One]: You cannot beat a river into submission.
You have to surrender to its current,
and use its power as your own.
[Doctor Strange]: I control it, by surrendering control?
It doesn't make any sense.
[The Ancient One]: Not everything does. Not everything has to.
Your intellect has taken you far in life.
But it will take you no further.
Surrender. Silence your ego, and your power will rise.

- The Ancient One and Doctor Strange, adapted from Marvel Studio's film 'Doctor Strange' (2017)

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