“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.”
“Auch, wenn ihre Nachbarn litten - solange das Leid nicht bei ihnen selbst Einkehr hielt, zogen sie es vor, wegzusehen und so zu tun, als würden die schlechten Dinge nicht existieren. Es war nicht immer Feigheit. Für manche erforderte das Leben an sich schon sehr viel Mut.”
“She was a page torn from a calendar, a year folded neatly and laid aside in some place you never look.”
“But our knowledge, the things we learn, can carry on in others after we are gone...The toil of this journey, our journey, is the man for those who will follow.”
“What was all this fuss about religion? Surely, she thought, religion should be practiced without thought of race or color, with all its ceremonies carried out in mosques, churches, and synagogues.”
“You have to drive! You think I trust that big blue knucklehead to get us there?”
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