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『David and Goliath
~Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants』
/ Malcolm Gladwell
(Little Brown, p.275)
Trickster tales were fulfillment in which slaves dreamed
of one day rising above their white masters...
African-Americans were outnumbered and overpowered,
and the idea embedded in the Brar Rabbit stories was
that the weak could compete in even the most lopsided
of contests if they were willing to use their wits.
The lesson of trickster tales is the unexpected freedom
that comes from having nothing to lose.
The trickster gets to break the rules.
(Wyatt walker, p.171-173)
Only in a world, where the Tortoise and the Hare are playing
by the same rules, and where everyone's effort is rewarded.
In a world that isn't fair - and no one would have called
Birmingham in 1963 fair - the Terrapin has to place his
relatives at strategic points along the racecourse.
The trickster is not a trickster by nature.
He is a trickster by necessity...
"We got to use what we got."
(Wyatt walker, p.189)
David has nothing to lose, and because he has nothing to lose,
he has the freedom to thumb his nose at the rules set by others.
(Wyatt walker, p.190-191)
"It has been said that most revolutions are not caused
by revolutionaries in the first place, but by the stupidity
and brutality of governments."
(Rosemary Lawlor, p.204)
"I couldn't put just and cop in there," she said, sounding
more like a social worker than a police chief.
"I had to have a cop that loves kids. I had to have a cop
that didn't have an ounce of negativity about them,
and who had the ability to help sway kids and push them
in the right direction."
(Rosemary Lawlor, p.212)
We forgive and we move on.
Forgive those who trespass against you.
(Wilma Derksen, p.257)
A man employs the full power of the state in his grief
and ends up plunging his government into a fruitless
and costly experiment.
A woman who walks away from the promise of power
finds the strength to forgive - and saves her friendship,
her marriage, and her sanity.
The world is turned upside down.
(Wilma Derksen, p.262)
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