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Marcus O'Donnell  Interests in digital learning, contemplative art and pedagogy, myth, art and multimedia documentary. I'm @marcusod on twitter

And she walked on clutching her umbrella determined to avoid the rain

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.” ― Arundhati Roy

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ― Margaret Atwood

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but ... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

"Hope is only possible where despair is. Something truly new begins when you are in such a shit that with the existing coordinates you can find no way out and then in order to survive you have to invent something. Magic is to turn a desperate situation into a new beginning." ― Slavoj Žižek

“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be... This, in turn, means that our politicians, our business people, everyone, must take on a science fictional way of thinking.” ― Isaac Asimo

“Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.” ― Gary Zukav

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.” ― Albert Einstein