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  • #1
    C.S. Lewis
    “The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now...Come further up, come further in!”
    C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

  • #4
    Hans Urs von Balthasar
    “It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”
    Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

  • #5
    Philip K. Dick
    “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
    Philip K. Dick, VALIS

  • #6
    Ben Okri
    “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
    Ben Okri

  • #7
    Hervé Le Tellier
    “There are some works so luminous...so powerful that they give us strength, and force us to new undertakings. A book can play this role.”
    Hervé Le Tellier

  • #8
    George MacDonald
    “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
    George MacDonald

  • #9
    Michael Crichton
    “Ellie said, "Isn't it a little warm for black?"

    You're extremely pretty, Dr. Sattler," he said. "I could look at your legs all day. But no, as a matter of fact, black is an excellent color for heat. If you remember your black-body radiation, black is actually best in heat. Efficient radiation. In any case, I wear only two colors, black and gray."

    Ellie was staring at him, her mouth open. "These colors are appropriate for any occasion," Malcolm continued, and they go well together, should I mistakenly put on a pair of gray socks with my black trousers."

    But don't you find it boring to wear only two colors?"

    Not at all. I find it liberating. I believe my life has value, and I don't want to waste it thinking about clothing," Malcolm said. "I don't want to think about what I will wear in the morning. Truly, can you imagine anything more boring than fashion? Professional sports, perhaps. Grown men swatting little balls, while the rest of the world pays money to applaud. But, on the whole, I find fashion even more tedious than sports."

    Dr. Malcolm," Hammond explained, "is a man of strong opinions."

    And mad as a hatter," Malcolm said cheerfully. "But you must admit, these are nontrivial issues. We live in a world of frightful givens. It is given that you will behave like this, given that you will care about that. No one thinks about the givens. Isn't it amazing? In the information society, nobody thinks. We expected to banish paper, but we actually banished thought.”
    Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

  • #10
    James Baldwin
    “Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word "love" here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace - not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #11
    James Baldwin
    “If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #12
    James Baldwin
    “how can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live the way they say they do, or the way they say they should?”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #13
    James Baldwin
    “The impossible is the least that one can demand.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #14
    James Baldwin
    “All of us know, whether or not we are able to admit it, that mirrors can only lie, that death by drowning is all that awaits one there. It is for this reason that love is so desperately sought and so cunningly avoided. Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #15
    James Baldwin
    “To accept one's past - one's history - is not the same things as drowning in it. An invented past can never be used; it cracks and crumbles under the pressures of life like clay in a season of drought.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #16
    James Baldwin
    “There are too many things we do not wish to know about ourselves.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #17
    James Baldwin
    “It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #18
    Makoto Fujimura
    “According to Flaubert, the artist inhabits his or her work as God does: present everywhere, but visible nowhere.”
    Makoto Fujimura, Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering

  • #19
    Ta-Nehisi Coates
    “I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
    Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

  • #20
    Seamus Heaney
    “If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.”
    Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney

  • #21
    “Where cross-cultural engagement is concerned, token adjustments are no longer an option. To advance a credible message of God’s love for all people in an increasingly diverse society, we must move ourselves entirely as well as the churches we lead. We must adjust to a new reality.”
    DeYmaz, Mark

  • #22
    Brené Brown
    “Joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience in our lives.”
    Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone