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  • #1
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

  • #3
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #4
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
    C.S. Lewis
    tags: god

  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #11
    C.S. Lewis
    “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #12
    J.K. Rowling
    “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #13
    Bob Dylan
    “Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.”
    Bob Dylan

  • #14
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #15
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

  • #16
    Le Ly Hayslip
    “For you see, the face of destiny or luck or god that gives us war also gives us other kinds of pain: the loss of health and youth; the loss of loved ones or of love; the fear that we will end our days alone. Some people suffer in peace the way others suffer in war. The special gift of that suffering, I have learned, is how to be strong while we are weak, how to be brave when we are afraid, how to be wise in the midst of confusion, and how to let go of that which we can no longer hold. In this way, anger can teach us forgiveness, hate can teach us love, and war can teach us peace.”
    Le Ly Hayslip, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace
    tags: peace

  • #17
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #18
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #19
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #20
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #21
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #22
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #24
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Truth is one, paths are many.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #25
    Loung Ung
    “I think how the world is still somehow beautiful even when I feel no joy at being alive within it. ”
    Loung Ung, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

  • #26
    William Paul Young
    “All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. It's not your job to change them, or to convince them. You are free to love without an agenda.”
    William Paul Young, The Shack

  • #27
    Robin Hobb
    “A woman of many talents. And intelligent, too. He'd probably have to kill her soon.”
    Robin Hobb

  • #28
    Augusten Burroughs
    “I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
    Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking

  • #29
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #30
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #31
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly.”
    Madeleine L'Engle
    tags: god



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