Plundering Famous Quotes & Sayings

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

58 Plundering Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Plundering Sayings By Richard Cobden: Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of plundering and oppressing commerce. Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of plundering and oppressing commerce. — Richard Cobden
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole. — Friedrich Nietzsche
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Frederick Douglass: I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ; I therefore hatethe corrupt, slaveholding, I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ; I therefore hatethe corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial, and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity. I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels. — Frederick Douglass
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Alethea Kontis: Dream of me, my beloved family, happy in my plundering and adventuring, for when the Dream of me, my beloved family, happy in my plundering and adventuring, for when the waves rock me to sleep tonight, I will be dreaming of you. — Alethea Kontis
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Ta-Nehisi Coates: When you have a policy of making sure that African Americans cannot build wealth, of When you have a policy of making sure that African Americans cannot build wealth, of plundering African American communities of wealth, giving opportunities to other people, it's only right that you might want to, you know, pay that back. — Ta-Nehisi Coates
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Diodorus Siculus: King Croesus, watching Persian soldiers sack [his capital city], is supposed to have asked the King Croesus, watching Persian soldiers sack [his capital city], is supposed to have asked the Persian King Cyrus, 'What is it that all those men of yours are so intent upon doing?' 'They are plundering your city and carrying off your treasures,' Cyrus replied. 'Not my city or my treasures,' Croesus corrected him. 'Nothing there any longer belongs to me. It is you they are robbing.' — Diodorus Siculus
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Leslie Jamison: Is a wound we keep tucked in those parts of the country that can't afford Is a wound we keep tucked in those parts of the country that can't afford to turn it away, who need its jobs or revenue, who must endure the quiet violence of its physical presence - its "Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers" warning signs, its barbed fences - the same way a place must endure the removal of its mountaintops and the plundering of its seams: because a powerful rhetoric insists we can only be delivered from our old scars by tolerating new ones. — Leslie Jamison
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Lexxie Couper: She wanted his swollen length in her hand, in her mouth, in her c#nt. She She wanted his swollen length in her hand, in her mouth, in her c#nt. She writhed against him, bare feet slapping on the floor as he spun around and propelled her backward.
Her arse hit the door first. His hips ground against her second. He fucked her mouth with his tongue, plundering, taking, possessing. And all the while his hands raked her body. Under her shirt, over her ribs, capturing her breast. She moaned, the sound turning to a cry when he pulled her pyjama top over her head and tossed it aside. — Lexxie Couper
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Robert H. Jackson: The German organized plundering, planned it, disciplined it, and made it official just as he The German organized plundering, planned it, disciplined it, and made it official just as he organized everything else, and then he compiled the most meticulous records to show that he had done the best job of looting that was possible under the circumstances. And we have those records. — Robert H. Jackson
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Steven Erikson: One conversation, here on the surface, yet another beneath. The priest and the mage are One conversation, here on the surface, yet another beneath. The priest and the mage are playing games, the entwining of suspicion with knowledge. Heboric sees a pattern, his plundering of ghostly lives gave him what he needed, and I think he's telling Kulp that the mage himself is closer to that pattern than he might imagine. "Here, wielder of Meanas, take my invisible hand ... " Felisin — Steven Erikson
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Mel Torme: To me, nostalgia is nothing more than a mindless plundering of the past for the To me, nostalgia is nothing more than a mindless plundering of the past for the commonplace. — Mel Torme
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Karl Marx: Under private property, each tries to establish over the other an alien power, so as Under private property, each tries to establish over the other an alien power, so as thereby to find satisfaction of his own selfish need. The increase in the quantity of objects is therefore accompanied by an extension of the realm of the alien powers to which man is subjected, and every new product represents a new potentiality of mutual swindling and mutual plundering. — Karl Marx
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Danelle Harmon: The Pirate Queen did not seem amused. I hope you intend to bring that poor The Pirate Queen did not seem amused. I hope you intend to bring that poor girl more happiness than it appears you have already brought her!" "Have no fear of that, milord. Following my business with you, and my fleet, I'll have Colin take me to her island so I can claim her and rectify the situation immediately." He raised his glass and gave a sly grin. "Her days of plundering the Spanish Main are, I can assure you, about to end." "I should damn well hope so," Nelson snapped. "Should the Admiralty in London learn of your antics, it'd be disastrous enough, but if you were to involve yourself with a pirate, they'd waste no time demanding your resignation regardless of how many laurels your career boasts." "All the more reason to put an end to Her Majesty's piratical pursuits, now. — Danelle Harmon
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Benjamin Disraeli: For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and For nearly five years the present Ministers have harassed every trade, worried every profession, and assailed or menaced every class, institution, and species of property in the country. Occasionally they have varied this state of civil warfare by perpetrating some job which outraged public opinion, or by stumbling into mistakes which have been always discreditable, and sometimes ruinous. All this they call a policy, and seem quite proud of it; but the country has, I think, made up its mind to close this career of plundering and blundering. — Benjamin Disraeli
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Dwight D. Eisenhower: We ... must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own We ... must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
More Pictures »
Plundering Sayings By Scott Hutchins: What happened to us American men? There we were, joyfully plundering the world like openhanded What happened to us American men? There we were, joyfully plundering the world like openhanded pirates, and now that we have it all we sit in half-lotus on the edge of paradise, the most beautiful country in the most beautiful state in the luckiest country under the sun, to meditate on loss and resentment. — Scott Hutchins
Plundering Sayings By Andre Vltchek: People have been tolerating their insane political system, in exchange for the countless privileges they People have been tolerating their insane political system, in exchange for the countless privileges they are getting from their countries' plundering of the planet, and violating entire nations and continents. But in Africa, Asia and elsewhere, those "un-people" have no choice at all. — Andre Vltchek
Plundering Sayings By Walter E. Williams: One of the wonderful things about free markets is that the path to greater wealth One of the wonderful things about free markets is that the path to greater wealth comes not from looting, plundering and enslaving one's fellow man, as it has throughout most of human history, but by serving and pleasing him. — Walter E. Williams
Plundering Sayings By Melanie Joy: Another myth of necessity is that killing is an economic imperative. While an economic motive Another myth of necessity is that killing is an economic imperative. While an economic motive has driven many violent ideologies
the economy of the New World was largely buttressed by slavery, and the plundering of gold and other assests as well as the unpaid labor of Nazi victims financed the German war machine
that doesn't mean the economy would collapse were the killing to cease. It is far more likely that the economic status quo would break down; the carnistic-corporate power structure, rather than the citizenry, would suffer were carnism abolished. — Melanie Joy
Plundering Sayings By K'naan: The pirates are serving a purpose right now. They come from regions which have been The pirates are serving a purpose right now. They come from regions which have been completely ignored, and Westerners have tried to destroy these regions by their constant plundering of resources and by the illegal dumping of nuclear waste. The pirates really began in order to discourage these actions - initially. And then the business became lucrative. — K'naan
Plundering Sayings By Frederick Douglass: What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the slaveholding religion of this land, and with no possible reference to Christianity proper; for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference - so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity. — Frederick Douglass
Plundering Sayings By Dorothy Dunnett: And here, above the valley of Yarrow, Lord Culter and his brother and twenty men And here, above the valley of Yarrow, Lord Culter and his brother and twenty men from Midculter in their wedding finery with, thank God, half armour beneath, waited to intercept the English army on its plundering march, with two shepherds, twelve arquebuses, some pikes, some marline twine, a leather pail of powder, shot, matches, some makeshift colours, and eight hundred rusted helmets from the Warden's storehouse at Talla. — Dorothy Dunnett
Plundering Sayings By Pamela Grim: We even save a few lives, but only a fraction of the lives that need We even save a few lives, but only a fraction of the lives that need to be saved. Soon, we will leave and when we leave there will be nothing to take our place. The meningitis epidemic, cholera, measles, typhoid fever, all preventable diseases, will return and continue as before. The only solution is a political solution, national public health programs, responsible corporations who reap only as much as they sow. Shell Oil with a conscience. Nigeria doesn't need us. What we do here is less than nothing. We take the pressure off the powers that be, making it easier for those who plunder to keep on plundering. This is the humanitarian aid paradox. — Pamela Grim
Plundering Sayings By Rush Limbaugh: Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with making sure that illegal aliens are granted citizenship. The Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with making sure that illegal aliens are granted citizenship. The American people are not. They're concerned about jobs, the economy, debt. They're concerned about a plundering country. They're concerned about a decaying, dying country. — Rush Limbaugh
Plundering Sayings By Lisa Kleypas: My sweet, there are altogether too many respectable ladies in the world. The supply has My sweet, there are altogether too many respectable ladies in the world. The supply has far exceeded the demand. But there's an appalling shortage of attractive pirates, and you do seem to have a gift for plundering and ravishing. I think we've found your true calling. — Lisa Kleypas
Plundering Sayings By Beth Ann Fennelly: Do you remember in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! when the Grinch is alone on Do you remember in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! when the Grinch is alone on the mountain after plundering the Christmas of the Whos down below, and his heart swells to three times its normal size? That's the other thing that happens when you become a mom. You feel more deeply. You become capable of a raw, scary fullness of emotion that tenderizes the hardened muscle of the heart. And it endangers you. Because you feel for other people's suffering more than you used to, especially for the suffering of children, as if the love you bear for your child is so outsized that it can't be contained but splashes out into the world, your salty tears brimming the salty oceans. — Beth Ann Fennelly
Plundering Sayings By Herbert J. Muller: The First Crusade ... set off on its two-thousand-mile jaunt by massacring Jews, plundering and The First Crusade ... set off on its two-thousand-mile jaunt by massacring Jews, plundering and slaughtering all the way from the Rhine to the Jordan. "In the temple of Solomon," wrote the ecstatic cleric Raimundus de Agiles, "one rode in blood up to the knees and even to the horses" bridles, by the just and marvelous judgment of God. — Herbert J. Muller
Plundering Sayings By Alan W. Watts: Not long ago Congress voted, with much patriotic rhetoric, for the imposition of severe penalties Not long ago Congress voted, with much patriotic rhetoric, for the imposition of severe penalties upon anyone presuming to burn the flag of the United States. Yet the very Congressmen who passed this law are responsible, by acts of commission or omission, for burning, polluting, and plundering the territory that the flag is supposed to represent. Therein, they exemplified the peculiar and
perhaps fatal fallacy of civilization: the confusion of symbol with reality. — Alan W. Watts
Plundering Sayings By Helene Cixous: Voice-cry. Agonythe spoken "word" exploded, blown to bits by suffering and anger, demolishing discourse: this Voice-cry. Agony
the spoken "word" exploded, blown to bits by suffering and anger, demolishing discourse: this is how she has always been heard before, ever since the time when masculine society began to push her offstage, expulsing her, plundering her. Ever since Medea, ever since Electra. — Helene Cixous
Plundering Sayings By H.D. Smith: I pulled Thanos in for a kiss, surprising him. I wasn't sure if it was I pulled Thanos in for a kiss, surprising him. I wasn't sure if it was our bond or the fear this might be my last kiss, but I didn't hold anything back. I let him in. He took full advantage, plundering my mouth as if I were the last woman on Earth, which could have been a result of him being trapped in a desolate wasteland for the last five hundred years - but I decided not to overthink it. — H.D. Smith
Plundering Sayings By Nicholas Rodger: The arrival of the Barbary pirates radically changed English attitudes. Instead of patriotic pirates plundering The arrival of the Barbary pirates radically changed English attitudes. Instead of patriotic pirates plundering foreign cargoes and bringing them homes to enrich their countrymen, the 'Turks' were in the usual Mediterranean business of slave-raiding - and now the English were the victims. The West Country men suffered the heaviest, and did not appreciate the irony. The Newfoundland fishery, dominated by Devon ports, lost at least 20 ships in 1611 alone. — Nicholas Rodger
Plundering Sayings By Fidel Castro: The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history. — Fidel Castro
Plundering Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: What an augmentation of the field for jobbing, speculating, plundering, office-building and office-hunting would be What an augmentation of the field for jobbing, speculating, plundering, office-building and office-hunting would be produced by an assumption of all the state powers into the hands of the general government. — Thomas Jefferson
Plundering Sayings By Pindar: Custom is the lord of everything, of mortals and immortals king. High violence it justifies, Custom is the lord of everything,
of mortals and immortals king.
High violence it justifies,
with hand uplifted plundering. — Pindar
Plundering Sayings By Mohammed Morsi: We must confront this Zionist entity. All ties of all kinds must be severed with We must confront this Zionist entity. All ties of all kinds must be severed with this plundering criminal entity, which is supported by America and its weapons, as well as by its own nuclear weapons, the existence of which is well known. It will bring about their own destruction. — Mohammed Morsi
Plundering Sayings By Walter E. Williams: Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man. — Walter E. Williams
Plundering Sayings By Periyar E.V. Ramasamy: Money lending is a horrible profession. If we are to call it otherwise it is Money lending is a horrible profession. If we are to call it otherwise it is lawful plundering. — Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Plundering Sayings By Murray Bookchin: Social Ecology:The notion that man must dominate nature emerges directly from the domination of man Social Ecology:
The notion that man must dominate nature emerges directly from the domination of man by man ... But it was not until organic community relation ... dissolved into market relationships that the planet itself was reduced to a resource for exploitation. This centuries-long tendency finds its most exacerbating development in modern capitalism. Owing to its inherently competitive nature, bourgeois society not only pits humans against each other, it also pits the mass of humanity against the natural world. Just as men are converted into commodities, so every aspect of nature is converted into a commodity, a resource to be manufactured and merchandised wantonly. ... The plundering of the human spirit by the market place is paralleled by the plundering of the earth by capital. — Murray Bookchin
Plundering Sayings By Howard Carter: As we cleared the passage we found mixed with the rubble broken potsherds, jar seals, As we cleared the passage we found mixed with the rubble broken potsherds, jar seals, and numerous fragments of small objects; water skins lying on the floor together with alabaster jars, whole and broken, and coloured pottery vases; all pertaining to some disturbed burial, but telling us nothing to whom they belonged further than by their type which was of the late XVIIIth Dyn. These were disturbing elements as they pointed towards plundering. — Howard Carter
Plundering Sayings By David Self: Swis bank & banks like this must be done away with to put an end Swis bank & banks like this must be done away with to put an end to plundering of poor nations. the account holders should be hanged. — David Self
Plundering Sayings By David McCullough: She was particularly curious about the Viginians, wondering if, as slaveholders, they had the necessary She was particularly curious about the Viginians, wondering if, as slaveholders, they had the necessary commitment to the cause of freedom. "I have," she wrote, "sometimes been ready to think that the passions for liberty cannot be equally strong in the breasts of those who have been accustomed to deprive their fellow creature of theirs." What she felt about those in Massachusetts who owned slaves, including her own father, she did not say, but she need not have
John knew her mind on the subject. Writing to him during the First Congress, she had been unmistakably clear: "I wish most sincerely there was not a slave in the province. It always seemed a most iniquitous scheme to me
[to] fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have. — David McCullough
Plundering Sayings By Brian D. McLaren: I've come to see that just as the Doctrine of Discovery was used to justify I've come to see that just as the Doctrine of Discovery was used to justify white Christian supremacy and the exploitation of nonwhites and non-Christians, the "doctrine of dominion" (Genesis 1:28) is still being used to justify human supremacy and the exploitation of the earth and all its creatures. Aided and abetted by harmful doctrines about the future (especially "left behind" dispensationalist eschatology), industrial-era Christians have used toxic, industrial-strength beliefs to legitimize the plundering of the earth, without concern for future generations of humans, much less our fellow creatures. After all, if Jesus is coming back soon, and if God will soon destroy the earth and take righteous souls to heaven, who cares about the earth? What's a little human domination in comparison to divine damnation? — Brian D. McLaren
Plundering Sayings By Aaron Swartz: But all of this action goes on in the dark, hidden underground. It's called stealing But all of this action goes on in the dark, hidden underground. It's called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn't immoral - it's a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy. — Aaron Swartz
Plundering Sayings By David Gemmell: It seems to me, that you people spend a great deal of time talking about It seems to me, that you people spend a great deal of time talking about honour, but strip away the high sounding words and you are no different from any other race. Family? Has Priam not killed wayward sons? When a king dies do his sons not go to war with one another to succeed him? Men speak of how you reacted to your father's death. They say it was amazing, for you did not order your little brother's execution. Your race thrives on blood and death, Helikaon. Your ships raid the coasts of other nations, stealing slaves, burning and plundering. Warriors brag of how many men they have killed, and women they have raped. Almost all of your kings either seized their thrones with swords and murder, or are children of men who seized power with swords and murder. So put all this talk of honour to one side. — David Gemmell
Plundering Sayings By Sun Tzu: When campaigning, be swift as the wind; in leisurely march, majestic as the forest; in When campaigning, be swift as the wind; in leisurely march, majestic as the forest; in raiding and plundering, like fire; in standing, firm as the mountains. As unfathomable as the clouds, move like a thunderbolt. — Sun Tzu
Plundering Sayings By Murray Rothbard: We libertarians are not the spokesmen for any ethnic or economic class; we are the We libertarians are not the spokesmen for any ethnic or economic class; we are the spokesmen for all classes, for all of the public; we strive to see all of these groups united, hand-in-hand, in opposition to the plundering and privileged minority that constitutes the rulers of the State. — Murray Rothbard
Plundering Sayings By Dwight D. Eisenhower: As we peer into society's future, we you and I, and our government must avoid As we peer into society's future, we
you and I, and our government
must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
Plundering Sayings By Friedrich Kellner: We can bear up under everything, if we have only the certainty that the monster We can bear up under everything, if we have only the certainty that the monster Hitler with his insatiable bloodletting and plundering will have committed soon his last shameful deed. — Friedrich Kellner
Plundering Sayings By William Graham Sumner: Now, the plan of plundering each other produces nothing. It only wastes. All Now, the plan of plundering each other produces nothing. It only wastes. All — William Graham Sumner
Plundering Sayings By Benjamin Franklin: How grossly are they mistaken in imagining slavery to be disallowed by the Alcoran! Are How grossly are they mistaken in imagining slavery to be disallowed by the Alcoran! Are not the two precepts, to quote no more, Masters treat your slaves with kindness: Slaves serve your masters with cheerfulness and fidelity, clear proofs to the contrary? Nor can the plundering of infidels be in that sacred book forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the world and all that it contains to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of right as fast as they can conquer it. Let us then hear no more of this detestable proposition, the manumission of christian slaves, the adoption of which would, by depreciating our lands and houses, and thereby depriving so many good citizens of their properties, create universal discontent, and provoke insurrections, to the endangering of government, and producing general confusion. — Benjamin Franklin
Plundering Sayings By William Stafford: I have this feeling of wending my way or plundering through a mysterious jungle of I have this feeling of wending my way or plundering through a mysterious jungle of possibilities when I am writing. This jungle has not been explored by previous writers. It never will be explored. It's endlessly varying as we progress through the experience of time. These words that occur to me come out of my relation to the language which is developing even as I am using it. — William Stafford
Plundering Sayings By Saint John Chrysostom: Shall I tell you of their plundering, their covetousness, their abandonment of the poor, their Shall I tell you of their plundering, their covetousness, their abandonment of the poor, their thefts, their cheating in trade? — Saint John Chrysostom
Plundering Sayings By Henning Mankell: The fundamental driving force for me is to create a change in the world we The fundamental driving force for me is to create a change in the world we live in ... It is about exploitation, plundering and degradation. I have a small possibility to participate in the resistance. Most of the things that I do are part of a resistance, a form of solidarity work. — Henning Mankell
Plundering Sayings By Jim Tully: Plundering and stealing, cheating and lying, laboring, fighting and loving; taking all we could and Plundering and stealing, cheating and lying, laboring, fighting and loving; taking all we could and returning little, we went our careless and irresponsible ways, with laughter in our hearts and sneers on our lips - as anti-social as hyenas who howled at the changes in the weather. — Jim Tully
Plundering Sayings By Ted Steinberg: It is wrong to draw a sharp line in one's imagination between the "nature" present It is wrong to draw a sharp line in one's imagination between the "nature" present on the Rocky Mountain front and that available in the suburbanite's own front yard. The natural world found on even the most perfect and stylized of lawns is no less real than that at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Different, yes, but to draw too sharp a distinction between the sparsely settled world of Alaska and the dense suburbs of Levittown is a prescription for the plundering of natural resources. It is easy to see how the yard, conceived as less natural and thus less important than the spotted owl, is easily ignored. The point is underscored by research showing that, surprisingly, people who evince concern for the environment are more likely to use chemicals on their yards than those who are less ecologically aware. — Ted Steinberg
Plundering Sayings By Osama Bin Laden: For over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in For over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples. — Osama Bin Laden
Plundering Sayings By Chris Hedges: The words consent of the governed have become an empty phrase. Our textbooks on political The words consent of the governed have become an empty phrase. Our textbooks on political science and economics are obsolete. Our nation has been hijacked by oligarchs, corporations, and a narrow, selfish, political, and economic elite, a small and privileged group that governs, and often steals, on behalf of moneyed interests. This elite, in the name of patriotism and democracy, in the name of all the values that were once part of the American system and defined the Protestant work ethic, has systematically destroyed our manufacturing sector, looted the treasury, corrupted our democracy, and trashed the financial system. During this plundering we remained passive, mesmerized by the enticing shadows on the wall, assured our tickets to success, prosperity, and happiness were waiting around the corner. — Chris Hedges
Plundering Sayings By Richard Flanagan: And when I had finished painting & looked at that poor leatherjacket which now lay And when I had finished painting & looked at that poor leatherjacket which now lay dead on the table I began to wonder whether, as each fish died, the world was reduced in the amount of love that you might know for such a creature. Whether there was that much less wonder & beauty left to go round as each fish was hauled up in the net. And if we kept on taking & plundering & killing, if the world kept on becoming ever more impoverished of love & wonder & beauty in consequence, what, in the end, would be left? — Richard Flanagan