Daniel Quinn

A Quote by Daniel Quinn

Because revolution in our culture has always represented an attack on hierarchy, it has always meant upheaval--literally a heaving up from below. But upheaval has no role to play in moving beyond civilization. If the plane is in trouble, you don't shoot the pilot*, you grab a parachute and jump. To overthrow the hierarchy is pointless; we just want to leave it behind.

*or yell and wave signs and write songs about what a bad job the pilot is doing (i said that)

Daniel Quinn

Source: Beyond Civilization

Contributed by: Almond

A Quote by Daniel Quinn

Karl Marx recognized that workers without a choice are workers in chains. But his idea of breaking chains was for us to depose the pharaohs and then build the pyramids for ourselves, as if building pyramids is something we just can't stop doing, we love it so much.

Daniel Quinn

Source: Beyond Civilization

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A Quote by Daniel Quinn

We need schools to force kids to learn things they have no use for.

Daniel Quinn

Source: My Ishmael

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A Quote by Daniel Quinn on story, stories, parables, fair tales, deeper meaning, and meaning

No story is devoid of meaning ... If you know how to look for it.

Daniel Quinn

Source: My Ishmael

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A Quote by Daniel Quinn on change, save world, new programs, new minds, change minds, and change world

If the world is saved, it will not be by old minds with new programs but by new minds with no programs at all.

Daniel Quinn

Source: The Story of B

Contributed by: Tanya

A Quote by Daniel Quinn on life and science

"You know how to split atoms, how to send explorers to the moon, how to splice genes, but you don't know how people ought to live."

Daniel Quinn

Source: Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, Pages: 87

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Daniel Quinn on culture, conscious, and listen

"Once you learn to discern the voice of Mother Culture humming in the background, telling her story over and over again to the people of your culture, you'll never stop being conscious of it. Wherever you go for the rest of your life, you'll be tempted to say to the people around you, 'How can you listen to this stuff and not recognize it for what it is?'"

Daniel Quinn

Source: Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, Pages: 37

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Daniel Quinn on quinn

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we can still walk away from the pyramid.

Daniel Quinn

Source: Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

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A Quote by Daniel Quinn on ishmael and quinn

With Gorilla gone, will there be hope for Man? With Man gone, will there be hope for Gorilla?

Daniel Quinn

Source: Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

Contributed by: Maya

A Quote by Daniel Quinn

This system would work perfectly if people were a little better than people are. (paraphrase)

Daniel Quinn

Source: The Story of B

Contributed by: Kansas

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