• Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night, and we watch television.

    "You are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring". Paul Hawken's commencement speech at University of Portland in Oregon, May 2, 2014.