Tom Shakespeare

Realism doesn’t consist in reproducing reality, but in showing how things really are.

Bertolt Brecht

Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.

Isaiah Berlin

Of doctor and poet, musician and madman, we each have some trace.

Mexican proverb

Helping is not socialised masochism and the helper has also a right to satisfaction, joy and love from the process.

David Brandon

Professionals tell you what you need, and claim the power to proscribe. They not only recommend what is good,but actually ordain what is right.

Ivan Illich

The greatest crimes against humanity (and by humanity) have been perpetrated in the name of the rule of reason, of better order and greater happiness

Zygmunt Bauman

We know with what sufferings humanity has paid for every one of their triumphs of the mind.

Frantz Fanon

The world is damned queer – it really is. But people won’t realise the immensity of its queerness.

Lytton Strachey

Do not ask me who I am, and do not expect me to remain the same: leave it to the police and the border guards to check that our papers are in order.

Michel Foucault

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains .

Tennesee Williams

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