Ivan Illich

A Quote by Ivan Illich on change


If you want to change society then you must tell an alternative story.

Ivan Illich

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A Quote by Ivan Illich on religion, oneness, and desire

There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God

Ivan Illich

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A Quote by Ivan Illich on life, death, and flippant

I don't want to die of some disease I want to die of death

Ivan Illich

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A Quote by Ivan Illich on art, communication, difficulty, effort, gifts, learning, people, silence, and time

It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they "speak with the accent of natives" they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.

Ivan Illich

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