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Nature, philosophy and social issues are the three things that always occupy my mind. You do not have any power over others but can only change yourself.
What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society.
The Occupy movement is - it was a big surprise.
The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The polls show that concern over inequality among the general public rose pretty sharply after the Occupy movement started, very probably as a consequence. And there are other policy issues that came to the fore, which are significant.
Thank you, Occupy Wall Street. With your vivid example of anticapitalist squalor, I've been able to convince all three of my children to become investment bankers.
P. J. O'Rourke
I urge you to read the Occupy Manifesto, written by the New York City General Assembly. It is unavoidably clear. This is not directionless action. If it were, the media would have moved on.
I detest 'Jingle Bells,' 'White Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,' and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too.
A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
I don't think about the end game. I've got lots to occupy my mind. It's the rage that keeps me going.
When my wife died, I booked myself into the studio just to work, to occupy myself.
It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
I love being down at Occupy Wall Street. The sincerity, the youth involvement, the desire for better, is palpable and moving. There is true caring, sharing, and refreshingly naive hope.
The thing about Occupy is that the sentiment the movement embodies is timeless: Don't be greedy, share.
The point about melody and beat and lyric is that they exist to engage you in a very particular way. They want to occupy your attention.
Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. When you occupy it, step into it consciously, you live it.
There's no violence coming from the Occupy protesters.
At a certain point, we saw the police cracking down on the Occupy Wall Street activists. I won't call the actions of police appropriate or inappropriate.
The only good political movement I've seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippy playing a flute.
Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
I don't have a lot of hobbies. I don't play golf. I don't have any children. Things that occupy people's time. I just try to take jobs.
Would you allow a people to come from somewhere else and occupy a part of the United States, and set up an independent state, and, after 50 years, you would not be able to stay on this land?
Internet companies created the social-media tools that fueled the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street insurgencies, and that have helped political candidates rally grass-roots support.
I say to the Occupy protesters - you're occupying the wrong place, you're protesting the wrong thing.
First of all, no candidate is going to win by catering to the alleged Occupy Wall Street vote.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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