Michael Harrington Quotes
Brief author info: Michael Harrington (1928-1989) American writer and social critic.
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Today is always partly tomorrow and can only be understood in movement, futuristically, speculatively.
For more than fifty years, the Western world has haunted itself with rumors of its own death.
There is a familiar America. It is celebrated in speeches and advertised on television and in the magazines. It has the highest mass standard of living the world has ever known.
Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than to submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.
To be a Negro is to participate in a culture of poverty and fear that goes far deeper than any law for or against discrimination.
Capitalism is moving toward its end massively, imperceptibly, like a glacier. Its decadence is cold, not hot.
To talk of capitalism as an economic system is the first step away from fatalism.
Capitalist man was accomplishing moral and political virtue as well as observing economic reason when he vigorously pursued his personal gain.
Every President of the United States since Harry Truman has proclaimed that it is the duty of the citizen to consume.
Life is lived in common, but not in community.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
A lover's life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.