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I meant to listen to the 1999 Audie Award version, but Hoopla had the Kelsey Grammer version. so. I wish it hadn't been abridged...I may have to reread or relisten to this one.
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I had avoided this book because it was so popular. Well, jokes on me. I devoured it. The amount of planning that goes into a crime thriller has to be simply overwhelming. I'll be curious to see how the movie corresponds to the book.
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Thomas Merton
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Chaim Potok
“Truth has to be given in riddles. People can't take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.”
Chaim Potok, The Gift of Asher Lev
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Karen Cushman
“Just because you don't know everything don't mean you know nothing.”
Karen Cushman, The Midwife's Apprentice

Chaim Potok
“Human beings do not live forever, Reuven. We live less than the time it takes to blink an eye, if we measure our lives against eternity. So it may be asked what value is there to a human life. There is so much pain in the world. What does it mean to have to suffer so much if our lives are nothing more than the blink of an eye?

I learned a long time ago, Reuven, that a blink of an eye in itself is nothing. But the eye that blinks, that is something. A span of life is nothing. But the man who lives that span, he is something. He can fill that tiny span with meaning, so its quality is immeasurable though its quantity may be insignificant. Do you understand what I am saying? A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life.

It is hard work to fill one's life with meaning. That I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest. I want to be worthy of rest when I am no longer here.”
Chaim Potok, The Chosen

Dorothy L. Sayers
“We are much too much inclined in these days to divide people into permanent categories, forgetting that a category only exists for its special purpose and must be forgotten as soon as that purpose is served.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

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