To introduce the unexpected into the world necessitates interaction with others.

Only in relations with you can I discover myself…these things are instrumental, the relationship itself is of value, and important to my well being.

We are all angels with but one wing, and only by embracing each other can we fly.

I don’t know any virtue more important these days than hospitality to the stranger, to those we perceive as “other” than us.

Those communities which included the greatest number of the most sympathetic members would flourish best, and rear the greatest number of offspring.

In our interconnected world, we must learn to feel enlarged, not threatened by difference.

Right now, in your community, at this very moment, there is someone who is dreaming about doing something to improve his/her lot. If we could learn how to help that person to transform the dream into meaningful work, we would be halfway to changing the economic fortunes of the entire community.

One of the great functions of art is to help us imagine what it is like to be not ourselves, what it is like to be someone or something else, what it is like to live in another skin, what it is like to live in another body, and in that sense to surpass ourselves, to go out beyond ourselves.

Movement builders must be, “able to recognize the humanity in others, including their opponents, and therefore the potential within them for redemption and the possibility of work-through-change.

If you want to understand a pine tree, become the pine tree.

One’s life has value as long as one attributes value to the lives of others, by means of love, friendship and compassion.

You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love. That is why geometrically speaking the circle is a one. Everything comes to you from the other. You have to be able to reach the other. If not you are alone.

We are bound together in a single garment of destiny. The means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

The only adequate response to the fear and hatred of difference is to honour the dignity of difference.

In our African language we say ‘a person is a person through other persons.’ I would not know how to be a human being at all except that I learned this from other human beings. We are made for a delicate network of relationships of interdependence. We are meant to complement each other.

The sad and unfortunate fact is that we continue to view poverty as the fault of the individual and ignore the social and economic systems and mechanisms that are so often responsible for it.

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.

I try to strip away the prevailing image of the Other – the desert, the veiled woman.