Mark Kurlansky Quotes.

1. "There is a big difference between living in a society that hunts whales and living in one that views them. Nature is being reduced to precious demonstrations for entertainment and education, something far less natural than hunting. Are we headed for a world where nothing is left of nature but parks? Whales are mammals, and mammals do not lay a million eggs. We were forced to give up commercial hunting and to raise domestic mammals for meat, preserving the wild ones as best we could. It is harder to kill off fish than mammals. But after 1,000 years of hunting the Atlantic cod, we know that it can be done."
- Quote by Mark Kurlansky

2. "I did not realize at the time, as I have discovered since, that anyone who attempts any thing original in this world must expect a bit of ridicule." Clarence Birdseye"
- Quote by Mark Kurlansky

3. "Nobody can easily bring together a nation that has 265 kinds of cheese' (Charles de Gaulle, 1961 speech)"
- Quote by Mark Kurlansky

4. "Writing beautifully—calligraphy—was China’s first graphic art form. Although elsewhere in the world people drew first and learned to write later, in China, the reverse was true. First you learned to write beautifully, and then you painted. After mastering those twin skills, you could move on to writing poetry, but many chose to remain just calligraphers, a highly appreciated art form in China. Another"
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

5. "And another small point, or two actually; Aldus was the first to use the modern semicolon."
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

6. "Europeans started wearing linen underwear instead of wool. There is no record indicating that this made the Europeans less irritable, but it did make a lot more rags available."
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

7. "It was one thing to talk of using technology to topple the authority of the aristocracy and the Church, but who or what would replace them? Diderot and the French revolutionaries had assumed it would be the people. But as the nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet once wryly observed, The people, in its highest ideal, is difficult to find in the people. As"
- Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History

8. "la violencia es real y la no violencia no lo es. Pero cuando la no violencia se hace real es una fuerza poderosa."
- Mark Kurlansky, No violencia: 25 lecciones sobre una idea peligrosa

9. "La no violencia, exactamente igual que la violencia, es una forma de persuadir, una técnica para el activismo político, un sistema para prevalecer. La"
- Mark Kurlansky, No violencia: 25 lecciones sobre una idea peligrosa

10. "El hinduismo y Gandhi insisten en que la no violencia no debe proceder jamás de la debilidad, sino de la fuerza, y que solo las personas más fuertes y disciplinadas pueden alcanzarla. Quienes"
- Mark Kurlansky, No violencia: 25 lecciones sobre una idea peligrosa

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