“For one cannot help reflecting that if there were no winters to guard against, then the Grasshopper would not get his comeuppance nor the ant his shabby victory. The life of the Grasshopper would be vindicated and that of the Ant absurd.”

— Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia

“If people merely become caught up in reacting, moving to the left or to the right, depending on conditions, the result is only more activity.”

— Masanobu Fukuoka, わら一本の革命, “Natural farming”