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“Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.”
Jacqueline Winspear
“Coincidence is a messenger sent by truth.”
Jacqueline Winspear
“Truth walks toward us on the paths of our questions...as soon as you think you have the answer, you have closed the path and may miss vital new information. Wait awhile in the stillness, and do not rush to conclusions, no matter how uncomfortable the unknowing.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“Shame, isn’t it? That we only like our heroes out in the street when they are looking their best and their uniforms are ‘spit and polished,’ and not when they’re showing us the wounds they suffered on our behalf.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“I'll tell you this. Leaving that which you love breaks your heart open. But you will find a jewel inside, and this precious jewel is the opening of your heart to all that is new and all that is different, and it will be the making of you-if you allow it to be.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved
“Memories are links in a golden chain that bind us until we meet again.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“Wolfgang von Goethe:"A man can stand anything, except a succession of ordinary days.”
Jacqueline Winspear, A Lesson in Secrets
“The extraordinary hides behind the camouflage of the ordinary. Assume nothing, Maisie.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“Truth walks toward us on the paths of our questions," Maurice's voice once again echoed in her mind. "As soon as you think you have the answer, you have closed the path and may miss vital new information. Wait awhile in the stillness, and do not rush to conclusions, no matter how uncomfortable the unknowing.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“There is nothing of which every man is so afraid, as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“Coincidence is a messenger sent by the truth." [Dr. Maurice Blanche]”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“She would not allow someone for whom she had so little regard to have a negative effect on her mood at the start of a new week. -Pardonable Lies”
Jacqueline Winspear
“Though there had yet to be a victor in this great war that had begun almost three years ago, Maurice had written to her that they had, all of them, on all sides, lost their freedom. Freedom to think hopefully of the future.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“. . . if the way ahead is not clear, time is often the best editor of one's intentions.”
Jacqueline Winspear, The Mapping of Love and Death
“And it occurred to her that she was so used to turning over everything in her mind, as if each thought were an intricate shell found at the beach, that she had never truly known the value of simply accepting things as they were.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Elegy for Eddie
“Truth walks towards us on the paths of our questions." [Dr. Maurice Blanche]”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“And there's a thin line between genius and insanity, isn't there?”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“... the vacuum left by the departing visitor seemed to echo along the hallway and into the walls. It was at those times, when her aloneness took on a darker hue, that she almost wished there would be no more guess, for then there would be no chasm of emptiness for her to negotiate when they were gone.”
Jacqueline Winspear, The Mapping of Love and Death
“My child, when a mountain appears on the journey, we try to go to the left, then to the right. We try to find the easy way to navigate our way back to the easier path.…. But the mountain is there to be crossed. It is on that pilgrimage, as we climb higher, that we are forced to shed the layers upon layers we have carried for so long. Then we find that our load is lighter, and we have come to know something of ourselves in the perilous climb…..Do not seek to avoid the mountain, my child. For it has been placed there at a perfect time. It will only become larger if you seek to delay or draw back from the ascent. ”
Jacqueline Winspear, Pardonable Lies
“She closed her eyes, silently continuing the pleas that she be given words that might soothe, words that would begin the healing of bereaved parents. She had seen, when she entered the kitchen, the chasm of sorrow that divided man and wife already, each deep in their own wretched suffering, neither knowing what to say to the other. She knew that to begin to talk about what had happened was a key to acknowledging their loss, and that such acceptance would in turn be a means to enduring the days and months ahead.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Messenger of Truth
tags: grief
“Never judge a journey by the distance...”
Jacqueline Winspear, Birds of a Feather
“I’m not really interested in the black and white, the 'goodies and baddies.' I find the complexity of the gray areas more compelling, more intriguing. As I have said before, there are angels and demons in all of us, and I am interested in the relationship between the two within the ‘ordinary’ person.”
Jacqueline Winspear
“The heart does not know chronos time, Maisie.”
Jacqueline Winspear, An Incomplete Revenge
“Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it. But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“The boy laughed, for he was a boy and not yet a man.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“But the thing is, in all my experience as an artist, I have found that there are people who want to destroy beauty. Is that because it's beyond them? Is it because beauty represents something they cannot have, or is not inside them?”
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved
“Thus a day that had seen so many tears ended in the midst of a rainbow.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs
“Suffice it to say that we only answer questions when the person asking has a lot of silver on the epaulettes, or around the peak of his cap.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“But there are many men-and women-who do things in a time of war that they wouldn't dream of doing in peacetime, and all for the common good.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved
“And you think journeying abroad will give you this knowledge you crave?

I think it will contribute to my understanding of the world, of people.

More so than say, the old lady who has lived in the same house her entire life, who has borne children both alive and dead? Who tends her soil; who sees the sun shine and the rain fall over the land, winter, spring, summer and autumn? What might you say to the idea that we all have a capacity for wisdom, just as a jug has room for a finite amount of water-pouring more water in the jug doesn't increase that capacity.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved

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