“The human mind is incredible. It can do nothing without belief, yet practically anything with it.”
“People who love each other can no more keep from communicating than from breathing.”
“Must a man then live as his fellows live, and never reach beyond?”
“There are different kinds of truth. And if our kind is more mature than theirs, it's so only because we know that.”
“What is it, I wonder, that makes two people suddenly become important to each other? So important that everything else around them just fades away?”
“I know little of magic, Lady,' he said haltingly. 'I am but a woodcutter's son, and there is much that is not given to men to understand; but of this I am sure: there is more to things than we imagine. Beyond the stars are worlds without number, perhaps, and had I never sought to look beyond my own I should be the poorer for it.”
“It is the only happiness now possible to me, to know that all is well with you”
“But a light now waxed within him at the knowledge that such wonders as he had been shown could exist.”
“We will never be happy until we make God the source of our fulfillment and the answer to our longings. He is the only one who should have power over our souls.”
“So ask yourself, you swirling tornado of a human being, in a world of disoriented honeybees, do you want to look locked out the minute you sit down?”
“But it is not everything in life that has its ticket, so much. There are things that are not for sale.”
“Ellie, I want everything with you.”
“It was a thought, that. Not to attach yourself to a man, but to confront instead the open world, the wide fields of France and Spain, the ocean, anything. Not just to hitch a lift with the first fellow who looked as though he knew where he was going, but just to go.”
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