Ascent Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ascent" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Robin A.H. Waterfield
“If I am in love, many things about the world, not just the immediate object of my love, seem lovable. To say 'I love X' is somehow really to say 'X inspires love in me', and that love then attaches itself to objects other than X as well. The expansiveness of love is a natural means of ascent between levels.”
Robin A.H. Waterfield

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can only climb the mountains because there’s a valley that makes the mountain a mountain.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Nikos Kazantzakis
“I tried to establish order over the chaos of my imagination, but this essence, the same that presented itself to me still hazily when I was a child, has always struck me as the very heart of truth. It is our duty to set ourselves an end beyond our individual concerns, beyond our convenient, agreeable habits, higher than our own selves, and disdaining laughter, hunger, even death, to toil night and day to attain that end. No, not to attain it. The self-respecting soul, as soon as he reaches his goal, places it still further away. Not to attain it, but never to halt in the ascent. Only thus does life acquire nobility and oneness.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The length of the fall is dictated by how far we had climbed. The outcome of the fall is dictated by whether we’re holding on to that which we’re climbing, or we’re letting God hold onto us.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Through the waters spilled by the spring, I was remade. Forth I fared, a new plant with new leaves in a new time. The stars were there, and I was set to climb.”
Dante Aligherie, The Inferno