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  • #1
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #2
    Karl Barth
    “To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.”
    Karl Barth

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #4
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    tags: god, joy

  • #5
    Flannery O'Connor
    “She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”
    Flannery O'Connor

  • #6
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow: 8 Stories

  • #7
    Amy Bloom
    “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
    Amy Bloom

  • #8
    Frederick Buechner
    “It is a world of magic and mystery, of deep darkness and flickering starlight. It is a world where terrible things happen and wonderful things too. It is a world where goodness is pitted against evil, love against hate, order against chaos, in a great struggle where often it is hard to be sure who belongs to which side because appearances are endlessly deceptive. Yet for all its confusion and wildness, it is a world where the battle goes ultimately to the good, who live happily ever after, and where in the long run everybody, good and evil alike, becomes known by his true name....That is the fairy tale of the Gospel with, of course, one crucial difference from all other fairy tales, which is that the claim made for it is that it is true, that it not only happened once upon a time but has kept on happening ever since and is happening still.”
    Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

  • #9
    Gabriel García Márquez
    “It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
    Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • #10
    E.B. White
    “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy. It is this largess that accounts for the presence within the city’s walls of a considerable section of the population; for the residents of Manhattan are to a large extent strangers who have pulled up stakes somewhere and come to town, seeking sanctuary or fulfillment or some greater or lesser grail. The capacity to make such dubious gifts is a mysterious quality of New York. It can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending a good deal on luck. No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”
    E.B. White, Here Is New York

  • #11
    Timothy J. Keller
    “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”
    Timothy J. Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

  • #12
    John Updike
    “The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
    John Updike

  • #13
    Flannery O'Connor
    “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.”
    Flannery O'Connor, Collected Works: Wise Blood / A Good Man is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear it Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays and Letters

  • #14
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “I don't know if they're really like everybody else, or if they're able to pretend they are.”
    Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

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