Loss Of Faith Quotes

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Patricia Briggs
“She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.”
Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf

Joan Didion
“People who have recently lost someone have a certain look, recognizable maybe only to those who have seen that look on their own faces. I have noticed it on my face and I notice it now on others. The look is one of extreme vulnerability, nakedness, openness. It is the look of someone who walks from the ophthalmologist's office into the bright daylight with dilated eyes, or of someone who wears glasses and is suddenly made to take them off. These people who have lost someone look naked because they think themselves invisible. I myself felt invisible for a period of time, incorporeal. I seemed to have crossed one of those legendary rivers that divide the living from the dead, entered a place in which I could be seen only by those who were themselves recently bereaved. I understood for the first time the power in the image of the rivers, the Styx, the Lethe, the cloaked ferryman with his pole. I understood for the first time the meaning in the practice of suttee. Widows did not throw themselves on the burning raft out of grief. The burning raft was instead an accurate representation of the place to which their grief (not their families, not the community, not custom, their grief) had taken them.”
Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Joe Hill
“I see God now as an unimaginative writer of popular fictions, someone who builds stories around sadistic and graceless plots, narratives that exist only to express His terror of a woman's power to choose who and how to love, to redefine love as she sees fit, not as God thinks it ought to be. The author is unworthy of His own characters.”
Joe Hill, Horns

“You do trust him, though, Giddon?"
"Holt, who is stealing your sculptures and is of questionable mental health?"
"I trusted him five minutes ago. Now I'm at a bit of a loss."
"Your opinion five minutes ago is good enough for me.”
Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

Shannon L. Alder
“God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”
Shannon L. Alder

Tammara Webber
“It isn't fair how I doubt him, and I wonder if he'll ever gather that my loss of faith extends further than I'd ever known it would, severing lines of trust and leveling my confidence like a city-flattening tornado.”
Tammara Webber, Good For You

David Anthony Durham
“She would never be caught unprepared again, she swore to herself. She would never trust. Never love. Never put faith in other human beings again. She would learn all she could of the shape and substance of the world, and she would find a way to survive in it.”
David Anthony Durham, Acacia: The War with the Mein

“Loss is like a wind, it either carries you to a new destination or it traps you in an ocean of stagnation. You must quickly learn how to navigate the sail, for stagnation is death.”
Val Uchendu

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“There are only two most powerful situations- being so small that you have nothing to lose and being so big that you don't care what you lose!”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“...such loss of faith is ever one of the saddest results of sin.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“When you look back with regret, that (regret, loss) becomes your focus.
Then your focus directs you: you go back to that – again and again.
Choose a new rudder: Look forward now – and focus on your passion with joyful anticipation.
Then your passion will fill the empty space of your loss...and where you land up will amaze you!”
The Truth AD Infinitum

“When you look back with regret, that (regret, loss) becomes your focus.
Then your focus directs you: you go back to that – again and again.
Look forward now – and focus on your passions with joyful anticipation.
Then your passion will fill the gap of your loss...and where you land us will amaze you!”

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without hope we fail to exist.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Kate Kaiser
“When nothing becomes the vocal
Then nothing becomes the focal
And nothing’s becoming at all”
Kate Kaiser, Letters to my Mother

Mordecai Richler
“Following the death of his wife, Sam Johnson wrote to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Warton, "I have ever since seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a kind of solitary wanderer in the wilds of life, without any certain direction, or fixed point of view: a gloomy gazer on a world to which I have little relation."
But my wife wasn't dead, merely absent.”
Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May you comfort and healing.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Alan Heathcock
“Maybe awful things is how God speaks to us, Vernon thought, trudging up the lightless tunnel. Maybe folks don’t trust in good things no more. Maybe awful things is all God’s got to remind us he’s alive. Maybe war is God come to life in men. Vernon pushed on toward the light of day. He stepped out onto the ledge and into the heat, and it felt like leaving a theater after the matinee had shown a sad film, the glare of sunshine after the darkness far too real to suffer.”
Alan Heathcock, Volt

Regina O'Melveny
“I thought of the old proverb: Where there are three physicians, there are two atheists.”
Regina O'Melveny, The Book of Madness and Cures

L.M. Montgomery
“[Ilse] was suffering so keenly that she wanted to arraign the universe at the bar of her pain.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs

Bruce Springsteen
“...The beat of her heart, the slow burning away...of the bitter fires of the devil's arcade.”
Bruce Springsteen, The New Best of Bruce Springsteen for Guitar: Easy Tab Deluxe

John Daniel Thieme
“I wish to go down under the waters—
the cool, crystalline waters that I knew, where all
that is, here, existing, is
is only to be lost within the susurrations
and the rumours of water and the evening star
we wait for...”
John Daniel Thieme, paulinskill hours and other poems

“I fought with all I had, a battle led by heart and faith. I fought till I had nothing. How do you restart without a heart or faith?? Now lost, broken and with no direction, I often wonder if I should have quit , while I had something left in the tank.”
Terry Houchin

Lawrence G. Taylor
“You must understand, owing to my loss of faith in life, I had gradually, inevitably embarked upon a small world of my creation.”
Lawrence G. Taylor, Strangers In Another Country

Chil Rajchman
“I become almost wild and shout at them: - To whom are you reciting Kaddish? Do you still believe? And what do you believe, whom are you thinking? Are you thanking the Lord for his mercy and taking away our brothers and sisters, our fathers and mothers? No, no! It is not true; there is no God. If there were a God, he would not allow such misfortune, such transgression, where innocent small children, only just born, or killed, by people who want only to to honest work and make themselves useful to the world are killed! and you, living witnesses of the great misfortune, remain thankful. Whom are you thanking?”
Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka

Alan Heathcock
“Laws on killing, even God's demands, didn't allow for peace. Not always. There'd still be pain; missing that child would break her parents' hearts. But what Helen knew, what she'd seen in those woods, would be too much for them, for everybody.”
Alan Heathcock, Volt

Clyde DeSouza
“Somewhere out there, a higher
form of sadism, won the first round.
Well, screw that. I'm not ready to be
Clyde Dsouza, Memories With Maya

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do we reflect on life? Someday this life will be gone.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lianne Oelke
“I had never told Bonnie this, but I always respected her faith more than my own. Her faith was a conscious decision, a hard-earned achievement, constantly evolving to deal with her family's agnosticism and her own bisexuality. I wore my own faith like the shirt I fell asleep in because I was too lazy to change.”
Lianne Oelke, Nice Try, Jane Sinner

“People whom live in a world dominated by science and technology are losing belief in God and turning away from religion. Science eliminated the traditions that formerly made living an art form including the rain celebration of spring and traditional harvest festivals.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls