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“We must renounce the gambit of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – even in its inverted form. We must acknowledge that misapprehensions abound, that violence is to be found everywhere, and that our partial understanding of violence by no means assures us victory over it.” — René Girard, Violence and the Sacred

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To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time. ― Susan Sontag, On Photography

“Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.” ― Susan Sontag

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent. – Mahatma Gandhi

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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War is what happens when language fails. ― Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood on using our words carefully

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