Maturation Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist--a master--and that is what Auguste Rodin was--can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is . . . and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be . . . and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Harper Lee
“I can't beat you, I can't join you.”
Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman

Lois Lowry
“Lily appeared, wearing her nightclothes, in the doorway. She gave an impatient sigh. 'This is certainly a very LONG private conversation,' she said. 'And there are certain people waiting for their comfort object.'
Lily,' her mother said fondly, 'you're very close to being an Eight, and when you're an Eight, your comfort object will be taken away. It will be recycled to the younger children. You should be starting to go off to sleep without it.'
But her father had already gone to the shelf and taken down the stuffed elephant which was kept there. Many of the comfort objects, like Lily's, were soft, stuffed, imaginary creatures. Jonas's had been called a bear.
Here you are, Lily-billy,' he said. 'I'll come help you remove your hair ribbons.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

Dave Harvey
“Everything in Scripture is either preparation for the Gospel, presentation of the Gospel, or participation in the Gospel.”
Dave Harvey

Allen M. Steele
“We make stupid mistakes when we're young; we do our best to make amends for them as we get older. We survive by learning; by learning we survive. Such is life. So be it.”
Allen Steele, Coyote

Ransom Riggs
“anything that changes you forever, split my life into halves: Before and After.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

John Howard Griffin
“A love for his child was so profound, it spilled over to all humanity.”
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“How we handle what’s ahead of us will be determined by what we learned from everything that’s behind us. For if we learned nothing, what’s behind us will be the exact same thing that’s in front of us.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Eric Metaxas
“(Bonhoeffer's) change was not an ungainly, embarrassing leap from which he would have to retreat slightly when he gained more maturity and perspective. It was by all accounts a deepening consistent with what had gone before.”
Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

David Whyte
“The great measure of human maturation is the increasing understanding that we move through life in the blink of an eye; that we are not long with the privilege of having eyes to see, ears to hear, a voice with which to speak and arms to put round a loved one; that we are simply passing through.”
David Whyte, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Alexandra Robbins
“QUIRK THEORY: Many of the differences that cause a student to be excluded in school are the same traits or real-world skills that others will value, love, respect, or find compelling about that person in adulthood and outside of the school setting.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

“Old age is especially cruel to vain men. Aging and its accompanying iniquities brings physical and intellectual decline and spiritual indisposition, depriving egotistical men of their superfluous pleasures.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sitting down with a great book means that when you stand up, you will be a completely different person from who you were when you sat down.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The thing that maintains my confidence in my fellowman is realizing that the choices that they make might be a reflection of who they, but they are not a reflection of who they could be.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Pain is the enemy that bears the gifts of growth.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If it were believable, we wouldn’t have to stretch ourselves to believe it. Therefore, because God refuses to leave us trapped in the smallness of ourselves, He says things that are unbelievable so that we have no choice but to be stretched.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Terry Pratchett
“He noticed that the boy seemed rather less elbows than he remembered, stood a little more upright and, bluntly, could use a word like 'expectancy'. It was all that library.”
Terry Pratchett, Mort

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The quote, “God is not done with me ‘yet’” implies a conclusion to God’s work in our lives when the existence of such a concept is non-existent.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Great writing is about packing a single thought into a handful of words so that your life can be enlarged by a boatload of growth. And if what you’re reading isn’t doing that for you, it’s just scribbling.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Every day that we live, we must address new truths that pertain to life and death. Each incremental decade in the hayride of life incites us to address a newfangled realism. By age ten, the weepy passing of pets or grandparents, the death of sitting or past presidents, or the demise of other notable figures, obliges us to address the fact that no one including our parents and siblings will live forever. Cognition of each person’s fickle mortality spurs an awaking in our ken, which newly grasped knowledge is sure to cause a ray of resentment for humankind’s lack of immortality, especially if the people who a person cares deeply about fail to sanctify their body with nourishing and purifying habits.”
Kilroy J. Oldster

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“While the wise person does not invite hardship, the first thing that they see when it shows up is opportunity.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The real crisis in any crisis is not the crisis itself. Rather, it is having missed the opportunities within the crisis.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I have not challenged you to something better, I have doomed you to something worse.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Without hesitation, I can tell you that it wasn’t the ability to get it right that got me here. Rather, it was the ability to learn every time that I got it wrong.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Never having made a mistake is a success that is always inferior to having made a mistake and having learned from it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Remember, laying on the ground looking up grants us an invaluable perspective that will dramatically enhance what everything will look like when we’re back on our feet.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is in the grand contradictions of the deepest soul that great moments of life are afoot.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The greatest part of God growing us is His need to work against the growth that we have mistaken for growth.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The frightened, pampered child-woman who had been deserted by her husband ten months ago was gone forever. In her place stood a self-confident, independent creature who would not hesitate to dare the devil.”
Deana James, Captive Angel

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The only time that pain is not opportunity is when we won’t let it be. But even then, it is opportunity even though we have rendered it opportunity missed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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