Thursday, October 9, 2008

some quotes

Why love when losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore, only the life I have lived. Twice in that life I have been given the choice: as a boy, and as a man. The boy chose safety; the man chooses suffering. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal. — C.S. Lewis

I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets. And you are your secrets. Our secrets are human secrets, and our trusting each other enough to share them with each other has much to do with the secret of what it is to be human. — Frederick Buechner

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is important to tell our secrets too because … it makes it easier for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own, and exchanges like that have a lot to do with what being a family is all about and what being human is all about. — Frederick Buechner

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? — Kahlil Gibran

We wake, if ever we wake at all, to mystery, rumors of death, beauty, and violence. — Annie Dillard

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul. — Eileen Mayhew

We are healed of a suffering only by expressing it to the full. — Marcel Proust

I beg you... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. — Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


the nibbling marmot said...

My god, I love that Dillard.

Jojoellen said...

i really like the quote
let your tears flow let them water your soul

I think lately. let them flow and your heart becomes tender and no longer rock hard. you be come tender and gentle and strong. ahhh good stuff.

Simone said...

That last quote really helped un-knot me. I also loved the one about sorrow carving more room for joy. I really believe in that, over bi-polar disorder.

I also like that second Buechner secrets quote coming from you, whom I trust. :D

melkytown said...

oooh, love the Annie Dillard quote :)

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