“I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them.”
“And the man clad in black and silver with a silver rose upon him? He would like to think that he has learned something of trust, that he has washed his eyes in some clear spring, that he has polished an ideal or two. Never Mind. He may still be only a smart-mouthed meddler, skilled mainly in the minor art of survival, blind as ever the dungeons knew him to the finer shades of irony. Never mind, let it go, let it be. I may never be pleased with him.”
“Ali gotovo uvijek idemo najkraćim putem, ravno, pa zaboravljamo da čovjek može napredovati čak i kad ide u krug.”
“So I simply said one of the great trite truths: "There is generally more than one side to a story.”
“Predosjećaji su se igrali lovice u dubinama moga uma, ali niti jedan od njih nije mi se sviđao dovoljno da bih ga poveo na ručak.”
“Sometimes you feel things so much, so intensely, it becomes a new kind of numbness, the oblivion of overstimulation.”
“The “god” which the vast majority of professing Christians “love” is looked upon very much like an indulgent old man, who himself has no relish for folly, but leniently winks at the “indiscretions” of youth. But the Word says, “Thou hatest all workers of iniquity” (Psa 5:5). And again, “God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psa 7:11). But men refuse to believe in this God, and gnash their teeth when His hatred of sin is faithfully pressed upon their attention. No, sinful man was no more likely to devise a holy God than to create the Lake of Fire in which he will be tormented for ever and ever.”
“The right ending is an open door you can't see too far out of. It can mean exactly the opposite of what you are thinking.”
“Take my camel, dear,' said my aunt Dot, climbing down from that animal on her return from high Mass.”
“All this is just a place, she said. And sometimes such a lonely one.”
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