• George Galloway   “I have regrets. Only a fool has no regrets. But on the big political issues I’ve been consistently right. And those who rule us have been consistently wrong.”   When you binge watch three documentaries about Saddam Hussein and his sons, you learn a lot. And afterwards you’re keen to learn even more. So […] 2 responses September 20, 2015
  • Ken Jennings “No one would watch me on Jeopardy! and say, ‘Wow, this guy is smarter than Stephen Hawking because he knows all his state birds.’ I think they know it’s a different thing.”   If I get a few answers right on Jeopardy!, I pat myself on the back. Ken Jennings won 74 games in a […] No responses March 17, 2015
  • Jane Goodall “When everybody laughed at me for wanting to go to Africa and live with animals, my mother always said, ‘If you really want something and never give up you’ll always find a way.’”   Every time Jane Goodall delivers a speech she always begins with a chimpanzee greeting. Regardless of her audience – it could […] No responses October 4, 2012
  • Milton Glaser   “The best artists work out of the desire to produce beauty, otherwise it’s not real and something else. This intertwining of money, power, and status is a corruption of purpose.”   You may not recognize the name Milton Glaser, but you would most certainly recognize his art. In 1975, Glaser created what is, perhaps, […] 4 responses August 17, 2012
  • Ravi Zacharias “Mahatma Gandhi said it, ‘I like their Christ, I don’t like their Christian.’ Unfortunately, when Christendom has been hijacked and made into a state religion or a power institution it gets abused… Christianity is a commitment of surrender, not of power over humanity.”   The intellectual pursuit of truth and meaning is a global phenomenon. […] 4 responses March 9, 2012
  • Robert Fowler  “Celine Dion has a huge international following…So, it isn’t surprising that a Senegalese man would know of, and admire, her. But, to have this come from an Al-Qaeda captor in the Sahara Desert, some weeks into our captivity, was so bizarre.”     Anyone who can use the words “Celine Dion,” “Al-Qaeda,” and “captivity” to […] No responses January 13, 2012
  • Vandana Shiva “The higher, more distant, level of patriarchy is capitalism. This is what is represented by corporate truth. You don’t see a man beating a wife, but there’s a fictitious man beating all the women, children and people of the world.” In a world full of powerful agricultural corporations that control biased global trade agreements, bully […] No responses November 5, 2011
  • Raj Patel “The day I start believing that what I have to say is much more important than the people who I learn things from, I will be crossing a dark line.”      Raj Patel is many things: an author of two successful books, an academic with degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious schools, […] 2 responses October 8, 2011
  • Michael Coogan    “I’ve had emails saying that I’m from Satan, and that I’m doomed to hell, but that goes with the territory.”   The Bible is one of the world’s most popular, and controversial books. When you decide to dedicate your whole life to analyzing, interpreting, and drawing new conclusions from its text, you can often […] No responses August 13, 2011