'We know that we abide with quarks and constellations in a reality unknowable by us in a degree, we will never be able to calculate but reality all the same, the stuff and the matrix of our supposedly qotidian existence'. The Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson 2010.
'This starlit world is still the world, presumably, and every part of it, including humankind, is unchanged in its nature still embodying the history that is also its ontogeny. The Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson 2010.
"Withoutmfirst having a thorough understanding of the political economy of the past, any act of imagination based on contemporary feelings, values and moral convictions will be teleologically silly and misleading." Noel Pearson quoted in Tim Rowse's "Rethinking Social Justice" p. 143
'The safety of the ceremonial sites still in present-day aboriginal use depends solely upon the ignorance of white Australian depredators of their very existence.' From Strehlow quoted in Tim Rowse's 'Rethinking Social Justice' 2012 p.54
"Aborigines traditionally enjoyed a condition of community that complex European societies must strive to match lest they sinkfurther into anomic egoism." Quoting AP Elkin in Tim Rowses: Rethinking Social Justice 2012 p.41