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Hugh Mackay Quotes


33 Hugh Mackay quotes:



"A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?"
"Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me."
"Although we love the idea of choice - our culture almost worships it - we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable."
"But the rule seems to be that the bigger and more life-changing the decision, the less it will seem like a decision at all."
"Despite the availability of cheap and effective contraception, it looks as if we are not as careful in our decisions about reproduction as all the talk of family planning might suggest."
"Far more people have enjoyed Jane Austen's work on television than will ever read her books."
"Frankly, I'm more worried about the violence we do to ourselves and our children by allowing the media to create an expectation of instant gratification."
"I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately designed to inflict suffering on people who have already been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled."
"Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance."
"It seems inevitable that the magic of the written word will fade."
"It's Australian to do such things because, however uncivilised they may seem, it's human to do them."
"No one welcomes chaos, but why crave stability and predictability?"
"Obviously, every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills."
"One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives."
"Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account."
"Recounting their histories, people often sound like interested bystanders to their own lives."
"So let's not get carried away by hubris: Australians are no better than anyone else when it comes to occupation of the moral high ground."
"So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?"
"Some researchers sensibly suggest that rather than worrying too much about which programs our children are watching, we should concentrate on trying to reduce the total amount of time they spend in front of the screen."
"Still, most of those effects occur in the context of harmless play and it is patently obvious that children are not normally turned into aggressive little monsters by TV or video games, since most children do not become aggressive little monsters."



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