Ordeal Quotes

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Thomas Ligotti
It has been said that after undergoing certain ordeals — whether ecstatic or abysmal — we should be obliged to change our names, as we are no longer who we once were. Instead the opposite rule is applied: our names linger long after anything resembling what we were, or thought we were, has disappeared entirely. Not that there was ever much to begin with — only a few questionable memories and impulses drifting about like snowflakes in a gray and endless winter. But each soon floats down and settles into a cold and nameless void.”
Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco

Linda Lovelace
“I had the misfortune of meeting Chuck Traynor. He started out as a nice person and then did a complete 180 and beat me up from that day forward, physically, mentally, and psychologically. The psychological damage will never go away”
Linda Lovelace
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J.D. Stroube
“A victim has the potential to transform into a survivor, but if that is forgotten, a true victim is what they become. A survivor must endure strife and persevere against those thoughts that would convince them otherwise. Holding fast to ones will will allow them to know their strength has not evaporated; They will never be without hope.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Spirit

John-Talmage Mathis
allows you to prevent . . .
the intensity of the ordeal.”
John-Talmage Mathis, For the (Soon) Unemployed: You Against Them

Phindiwe Nkosi
“I don’t know what more to say... I did not follow up in the days to come. I did not, I did, I should, I could... Just like that, I let that entire ordeal go.”
Phindiwe Nkosi, Behind the Hospital

“Done right, life is an ordeal.”
Will Craig, Living the Hero's Journey

Iris Murdoch
“In this connection I must mention too a not altogether rational idea which I had nourished more or less vaguely for a long time: the notion that before I could achieve greatness as a writer I would have to pass through some ordeal. For this ordeal I had waited in vain. Even total war (I was never in uniform) failed to ruffle my life. I seemed doomed to quietness.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch
“I had been confronted (at last) with a sizeable ordeal labelled with my name. This was not something to be wasted.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

“ನಿಮ್ಮ ನಾಲಿಗೆಯಿಂದ ನೀವು ನನ್ನ ಬೆವರುವಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೀರಿ
ಅಬೋಂಟಿಕಾ, ಮತ್ತು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದು, ‘ಆಹ್ ಉಪ್ಪು ಸೌಂದರ್ಯ
ಹೃದಯದ ಹೃದಯ… ಪುರುಷತ್ವದ ಪರಿಮಳ… ’
ಆ ದಿನ, ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಕಸ್ಟಡಿಯಿಂದ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದವರೆಗೆ
ಹಗ್ಗವನ್ನು ನನ್ನ ಸೊಂಟಕ್ಕೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿ ಕೈಕವಚ
ನಾನು ಕೊಲೆಗಾರರ ಹುಡ್ಲಮ್ಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಡೆದಿದ್ದೇನೆ;
ರಸ್ತೆಯ ಎರಡೂ ಬದಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸರ್ಕಸ್ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಗುಂಪು.

ದ್ರೋಹಿಗಳು, ಯಾರು ಸ್ವಯಂಪ್ರೇರಿತರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ
ನನ್ನ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ ಹೇಳಲು ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯ, ಯಾವಾಗ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು
ಅವರು ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ ಪೆಟ್ಟಿಗೆಯಿಂದ ಕೆಳಗಿಳಿದು, ‘ಇಲ್ಲ,
ಬೆವರು ಸಿಹಿಯಾಗಿತ್ತು ಮತ್ತು ಉಪ್ಪಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ; ಹೀಗೆ
ವಿಶ್ವಾಸಘಾತುಕತನದ ಯಾವುದೇ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಉದ್ಭವಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ-
ಮತ್ತು ದ್ರೋಹಿಗಳು ಎಂದು ಗುರುತಿಸಬಾರದು.”
Malay Roychoudhury, Selected Poems

P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar