Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard was interviewed by Mountain Magazine and had some great quotes:
Like this one about simplicity:
Simple Fly Fishing is a metaphor for society. I want to show that a simple life is not an impoverished life.
But especially this one about empire:
I’m a total pessimist.I’m a doombat.Every single empire in history has collapsed. Empire building is against the laws of nature. Nature loves to spread things out. It loves diversity. It’s always trying to make new species. It hates monoculture and accumulation. Humans are trying to pull everything to the center, and the center doesn’t hold.
Dang. Listen up, church.