Quotable

Stories are important, the monster said. They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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Quotable - Washington Irving, born 3 April 1783, died 28 November 1859
Washington Irving: Seven Quotes

amandaonwriting:

Quotable - Washington Irving, born 3 April 1783, died 28 November 1859

Washington Irving: Seven Quotes

“Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
“For, as I have discovered, passionate grief does not link us with the dead but cuts us off from them.”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
“God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
“It is arrogance in us to call frankness, fairness, and chivalry ‘masculine’ when we see them in a woman; it is arrogance in them to describe a man’s sensitiveness or tact or tenderness as ‘feminine.’”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
“On the other hand, ‘Knock and it shall be opened.’ But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac?”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
“What do people mean when they say, ‘I am not afraid of God because I know He is good’? Have they never even been to a dentist?”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
“And grief still feels like fear. Perhaps, more strictly, like suspense. Or like waiting; just hanging about waiting for something to happen. It gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn’t seem worth starting anything.”
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed