When I hear Wendell Berry speak I can’t help thinking that I’m watching a living example of what the Bible calls wisdom. I’m not going to comment here, I’m just going to listen.
“What I am waiting for is for somebody to come along and say, ‘Look, we’ve got to use less.’ This thing that we’re calling our standard of living can’t be maintained, and so this means that we’ve all got to make a criticism of our lives and of our standard of living.”
“We’re getting the scale wrong… We’re putting too much at stake. Nobody thinks about anything little.”
“Finally we’re coming into a time when the context is beginning to speak back to us very knowledgeably, very loudly. We live in the world, and we’ve been pretending like we don’t. Now we’re hearing from the world.”