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“... the Great Society's War on Poverty was also a war on alternative values. In reality it became a war on the poor, not on poverty.”
“In most of the traditional cultures of the world, homelessness would be impossible; first because of large protective kin systems, and second because homes were easily constructed from materials at hand. In America today we consider homelessness as a lack of shelter, not as a breakdown of community.”
“People are easier to control when they are all alike.”
“Diversity is the most basic principle of creation. No two snowflakes, blades of grass or people are alike.”
“Hope is a terrible thing when you have accustomed yourself to despair.”
Lynn Laitala, U.S. writer, journalist
Full name: Lynn Maria Laitala.