Cool Quote of the Day

Before being in jail, it was hard for me to understand what Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi meant when they said that prisons are the temples of freedom. It’s clear that they can do many things to your body and try to oppress you and use psychological violence. But there’s something so strong inside each of us, the human spirit, that they can not reach. They can put you in shackles and cold cement cells, and feed you horrible food, and put you in solitary confinement, but there’s no way that they can reach the human spirit. That was powerful—to find once again that that part is sacred.

– Pancho Ramos-Stierle, who was arrested while meditating during the police raid on Occupy Oakland on Nov. 14, 2011

4 thoughts on “Cool Quote of the Day

  1. Hi, thanks for finding my post from Yes magazine about Pancho Ramos-Stierle and using this for your quotes page. I like your blog, and your quote from Robert Thurman about cool revolution. Viva La Revolution, no matter what temperature it is!! in solidarity, SB

    • Thank you! I really enjoyed your interview. And I like your blog as well–I’ll be visiting often. Please come back, I’ll welcome your comments and thoughts.

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