What is closed?

Famous quotes containing the word closed:

    Because you live, O Christ,
    the spirit bird of hope is freed for flying,
    our cages of despair no longer keep us closed and life-denying.
    The stone has rolled away and death cannot imprison!
    O sing this Easter Day, for Jesus Christ has risen!
    Shirley Erena Murray (20th century)

    What I call middle-class society is any society that becomes rigidified in predetermined forms, forbidding all evolution, all gains, all progress, all discovery. I call middle-class a closed society in which life has no taste, in which the air is tainted, in which ideas and men are corrupt. And I think that a man who takes a stand against this death is in a sense a revolutionary.
    Frantz Fanon (1925–1961)

    Alas for the cripple Practice when it seeks to come up with the bird Theory, which flies before it. Try your design on the best school. The scholars are of all ages and temperaments and capacities. It is difficult to class them, some are too young, some are slow, some perverse. Each requires so much consideration, that the morning hope of the teacher, of a day of love and progress, is often closed at evening by despair.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)