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Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Nothing, no one, is too small to matter. What you do is going to make a difference.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Believing takes practice.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “If you don’t recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The minute we begin to think we have all the answers, we forget the questions.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I love, therefore I am vulnerable.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point. French. Pascal. The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “People become trustworthy when they are trusted.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “When we believe in the impossible, it becomes possible, and we can do all kinds of extraordinary things.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; for want of a horse the rider was lost; for want of a rider the message was lost; for want of the message the battle was lost; for want of the battle the war was lost; for want of the war the kingdom was lost; and all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour – write, write, write.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The best way to guide children without coercion is to be ourselves.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “To grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Deepest communion with God is beyond words, on the other side of silence.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of indifference and out-and-out evil which surrounds us or we light a candle to see by.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation-coming home again.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “A long-term marriage has to move beyond chemistry to compatibility, to friendship, to companionship. It is certainly not that passion disappears, but that it is conjoined with other ways of love.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “If you’re going to care about the fall of the sparrow you can’t pick and choose who’s going to be the sparrow. It’s everybody.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Time exists so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “If I’m not free to fail, I’m not free to take risks and everything in life that’s worth doing involves a willingness to take a risk.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “When we celebrate Christmas, we are celebrating that amazing time when the Word that shouted all the galaxies into being limited all power and, for love of us, came to us in the powerless body of a human baby.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Truth is eternal. Knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Art is communication.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “It was a dark and stormy night.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We need the rock of the past under our feet in order to spring forward into the future.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Remember the root word of humble and human is the same: humus: earth. We are dust. We are created; it is God who made us and not we ourselves. But we were made to be co-creators with our maker.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “People are more than just the way they look.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “It is the ability to choose which makes us human.”
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