- Not pleasure, not glory, not power: freedom, only freedom.
— The first of Yezhi's sixty-four lines
Yezhi (葉知, Yèzhī) is an Earth Kingdom citizen who was born an airbender due to the aftereffects of Harmonic Convergence. He is the founder of the Sky Movement and a sage on whose teachings Oranism was funded. Among his followers, he is worshipped as Song Yiren (送藝人, "person who gives arts").
- Everything was asleep as if the universe was a mistake.
— Line thirty-three
Forming the Movement
- I am nothing.
- I shall never be anything.
- I cannot even wish to be anything.
- Apart from this, I have within me all the dreams of the world.
— Line twenty-nine