I came from a real tough neighborhood.
I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand.
According to Simon Read, in Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Anarchism, But Were Afraid to Ask: The English anarchist Colin Ward calls anarchism the cement that holds the bricks of society.
Thats a great line, paradoxical-sounding but true (though I usually quote it as Anarchy is the glue that holds society together). Its a more succinct, and more radical, version of Paines Great part of that order … passage. (See also Emersons hooks and eyes line.) But where, exactly, does Colin Ward say it if he does?
After looking through some Ward books I own and doing some internet searches (as well as searches through Wards books via Amazons look/search inside feature), I cant find any place where he says this though I did find a passage assigning the social-cement role to human solidarity, and another assigning it to music-making.
Can any of my readers recognise/confirm/disconfirm this quote?