"When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money."
"Tennessee’s Sec of State is pushing #SB971, creating criminal penalties for people who do voter registration work. This intimidation is meant to scare people from registering new voters. It is wrong."
"The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."
"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. "
"Remember this in the darkest moments, when the work doesn’t seem worth it, and change seems just out of reach: out of our willingness to push through comes a tremendous power… Use it. "
"For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer. We are striking because we have done our homework and they have not."
"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. "
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
"If we waited on politicians to act, we would still be waiting. "
"Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations."
"I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes, but I laugh, and eat well, and grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table when company comes. Nobody’ll dare say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” then. Besides, they’ll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed— I, too, am America."