Beloved Quotes

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Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Brennan Manning
“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning
“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Jodi Picoult
“Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Brennan Manning
“To ignore, repress, or dismiss our feelings is to fail to listen to the stirrings of the Spirit within our emotional life. Jesus listened. In John's Gospel we are told that Jesus was moved with the deepest emotions (11:33)... The gospel portrait of the beloved Child of Abba is that of a man exquisitely attuned to His emotions and uninhibited in expressing them. The Son of Man did not scorn of reject feelings as fickle and unreliable. They were sensitive antennae to which He listened carefully and through which He perceived the will of His Father for congruent speech and action.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Toni Morrison
“Not knowing it was hard; knowing it was harder”
Toni Morrison

Rainer Maria Rilke
“It is part of the nature of every definitive love that sooner or later it can reach the beloved only in infinity.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Alan Paton
“ — This world is full of trouble, umfundisi.
— Who knows it better?
— Yet you believe?
Kumalo looked at him under the light of the lamp. I believe, he said, but I have learned that it is a secret. Pain and suffering, they are a secret. Kindness and love, they are a secret. But I have learned that kindness and love can pay for pain and suffering. There is my wife, and you, my friend, and these people who welcomed me, and the child who is so eager to be with us here in Ndotsheni – so in my suffering I can believe.
— I have never thought that a Christian would be free of suffering, umfundisi. For our Lord suffered. And I come to believe that he suffered, not to save us from suffering, but to teach us how to bear suffering. For he knew that there is no life without suffering.
Kumalo looked at his friend with joy. You are a preacher, he said.”
Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country

Brennan Manning
“Our identity rests in God's relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning
“While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Kamand Kojouri
“You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.”
Kamand Kojouri

Brennan Manning
“The engaged mind, illuminated by truth, awakens awareness; the engaged heart, affected by love, awakens passion. May I say once more - this essential energy of the soul is not an ecstatic trance, high emotion or a sanguine stance toward life: It is a fierce longing for God, an unyielding resolve to live in and out of our belovedness. - pg. 152

Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

C.S. Lewis
“As Venus within Eros does not really aim at pleasure, so Eros does not aim at happiness. We may think he does, but when he is brought to the test it proves otherwise... For it is the very mark of Eros that when he is in us we had rather share unhappiness with the Beloved than be happy on any other terms.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

L.M. Montgomery
“Good night, belovedest. Your sleep will be sweet if there is any influences in the wishes of your own.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars

Kamand Kojouri
“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.”
Kamand Kojouri

Toni Morrison
“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind."

Sixo”
Toni Morrison

Robin Hobb
“Ah, Catylast, can it be that you do not see all the changes you have made? Some by your resignation and acceptance of circumstance, some by your wild struggles. You say that you hate change, but you *are* change.
The Fool in Fool's Fate”
Robin Hobb

Thomas Mann
“And then the sly arch-lover that he was, he said the subtlest thing of all: that the lover was nearer the divine than the beloved; for the god was in the one but not in the other - perhaps the tenderest, most mocking thought that ever was thought, and source of all the guile and secret bliss the lover knows.”
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

Toni Morrison
“It's gonna hurt, now," said Amy. "anything dead coming back to life hurts.”
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison
“No gasp at a miracle that is truly miraculous because the magic lies in the fact that you knew it was there for you all along.”
Toni Morrison

Kamand Kojouri
“I do not write about love
as if I have invented it.
I write about love
because thoughts of you
inspire self-forgetfulness.
And because writing about you
gives birth to a star.
These stars sit inside me
where there was once
darkness.”
Kamand Kojouri

John Dufresne
“I loved her for what I couldn't understand about her. Love searches for the mystery in the beloved, seeks the unknowable.”
John Dufresne, Love Warps the Mind a Little

Toni Morrison
“Nobody loved her and she wouldn’t have liked it if they had, she considered love a serious disability.”
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison
“Mister was allowed to be and stay what he was. But I wasn't allowed to be and stay what I was [...] School teacher changed me. I was something else and that something else was less than a chicken sitting in the sun on a tub. (Paul D.)”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

Toni Morrison
“Her heart kicked and an itchy burning in her throat made her swallow all her saliva away. She didn't know which way to go.”
Toni Morrison

Pipit Di
“sincere love that makes her beloved one happy”
Pipit Di, The Time Machine

Robin Hobb
“As if he hadn't always known he was loved the best. That he was the Beloved.”
Robin Hobb, Assassin's Fate

Suzanne Enoch
“Don’t cry,nyonda,” he murmured.
Phillipa took a deep breath. “What does that mean, anyway? Nyonda?”
His green gaze held hers. “It’s Swahili. It means ‘beloved.’” A small smile touched his mouth, and he brushed her cheek again. “You do know I love you, Phillipa. To an alarming degree.”
Suzanne Enoch, The Care and Taming of a Rogue

Toni Morrison
“The desire, let alone the gesture,to meet her needs was good enough to loft her spirits to the place where she could take the next step: ask for some clarifying word; some advice about how to keep on with a brain greedy for news nobody could live with in a world happy to provide it.”
Toni Morrison

Alberto Caeiro
“I don’t know how to talk because I’m feeling.
I’m listening to my voice as if it were someone else’s,
And my voice is speaking about her as if she were speaking.
She has hair as blond as yellow wheat in the sun,
And when she speaks her mouth says things that aren’t words.
She laughs, and her teeth are as clean as stones in a river.”
Alberto Caeiro, O Pastor Amoroso

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