Create Yours

Madeleine L'Engle Quotes
Page 9 of 10

Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “And When is not what matters. It’s what happens in the When that matters.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The medieval mystics say the true image and the true real met once and for all on the cross: once and for all: and yet they still meet daily.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The artist cannot hold back; it is impossible, because writing, or any other discipline of art, involves participation in suffering, in the ills and the occasional stabbing joys that come from being part of the human drama.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “It isn’t just in distant galaxies that strange, unreasonable things are happening. Unreason has crept up on us so insidiously that we’ve hardly been aware of it. But think of the things going on in our own country which you wouldn’t have believed possible only a few years ago.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “As human beings, the closest we can get to truth is through story.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “How did all this happen? Isn’t it wonderful? I feel as though I were just being born! I’m not alone anymore! Do you realize what that means to me?”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We do have to use our minds as far as they will take us, yet acknowledging that they cannot take us all the way.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “But as she had felt she was beyond fear, so now she was beyond screaming.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “On a planet that has given in... you must prepare to be very strong.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Somehow or other, the loving parents had swallowed one of the Tempter’s hooks, and the child was given total self-indulgence, which is far from free will. He still tempts. The ancient, primordial battle to destroy Community, to shatter Trinity, still continues. Creation still groans with the pain of it. Like it or not, we’re caught in the middle.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Because we suddenly see that making everything all right would NOT make everything all right. We would not be human beings. We would then be no more than puppets obeying the strings of the master puppeteer. We agree sadly that it is a good thing that we are not God; we do not have to understand God’s ways, or the suffering and brokenness and pain that sooner or later come to us all.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “In a reverse way, sharing my mother’s long, slow dying consumes my creative energy. I manage one angry and bitter story, and feel better for it, but most of me is involved in Mother’s battle. Watching her slowly being snuffed out is the opposite of pregnancy, depleting instead of fulfilling: I am exhausted by conflict.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “There’re a lot of things you don’t understand.” Zachary smoldered his gaze at me. “I came looking for you, and then when I found out where you were, suddenly it didn’t seem worth it. It wasn’t you. It was everything and nothing. Life. Ma’s death. Talking to anybody. Not worth it.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “So I know, with a sense of responsibility that hits me with a cold fist in the pit of my stomach, that what I am is going to make more difference to my own children and those I talk to and teach than anything I tell them.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Just a moment,” Mrs. Whatsit murmured, and appeared to calculate rapidly upon her fingers. She nodded triumphantly. “Exactly 2,379,152,497 years, 8 months and 3 days.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “That was surely the purest kind of kything. Mr. Jenkins had never had that kind of communion with another human being, a communion so rich and full that silence speaks more powerfully than words.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “If God’s peace is in our hearts, we carry it with us, and it can be given to those around us, not by our own will or virtue, but by the Holy Spirit working through us. We cannot give what we do not have, but if the spirit blows through the dark clouds, and enters our hearts, we can be used as vehicles of peace, and our own peace will be thereby deepened. The more peace we give away, the more we have.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Perhaps one of the most compelling and moving descriptions of that internal battle comes near the end of the book, when Mrs Whatsit tells the children that 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. What you say is completely up to you.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I do hope I wasn’t born in some dreadful mitochondrion which lives in some horrible isolated human host on a lonely planet like yours.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “There’s no such thing as an unbreakable scientific rule, because, sooner or later, they all seem to get broken. Or to change.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The novelist helps us to see things we might not notice otherwise.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Okay, Polly,” her grandfather said. “Let’s have some normal, ordinary lesson time. What is Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle?”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “As far as I’m concerned, there is only one absolute: God is love.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “She screamed out... and whether it was to help him or for him to help her, she did not know.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “He’s nothing but a deformed emanation of energy.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “That’s quite something, to be loved by someone like Mrs Whatsit.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Story always tells us more than the mere words, and that is why we love to write it, and to read it.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I wrote because I wanted to know what everything was about.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “To try to talk about art and about Christianity is for me one and the same thing, and it means attempting to share the meaning of my life, what gives it, for me, its tragedy and its glory.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We human beings grow through our failures, not our virtues.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Just relax and don’t worry over things that needn’t trouble you,” Mrs Whatsit said.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I am a mere unicorn.” Gaudior dropped his silver lashes modestly.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “The stones do not tell us what is going to happen, or what we are to do, any more than the stars. They speak to us only of our present position in the great pattern. Where we are now; here. Sometimes that helps us to see the pattern more clearly. That is all.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Ach,′ she heard someone saying, ‘I left mein ceinture dans le shower ce morgen. Quelle dope ich bin!”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “As a child, when I came across a word I didn’t know, I didn’t stop reading the story to look it up, I just went on reading. And after I had come across the word in several books, I knew what it meant; it had been added to my vocabulary. This still happens.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Don’t be afraid to be afraid.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “It’s my worst trouble, getting fond. If I didn’t get fond I could be happy all the time.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “I found myself earnestly explaining to the young minister that I did not believe in God, ’but I’ve discovered that I can’t live as though I didn’t believe in him. As long as I don’t need to say any more than that I try to live as though I believe in God, I would very much like to come to church – if you’ll let me.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “A book, too, can be a star ’explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “No, it was not anger, it was loathing; it was hatred, sheer and unadulterated, and as she became lost in hatred she also began to be lost in IT.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Oh, my darling you are not dumb,” her father answered. “You’re like Charles Wallace. Your development has to go at its own pace. It just doesn’t happen to be the usual pace.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “There always have been and there always will be people who have been corrupted into enjoying any excuse for cruelty.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “My heart believed even when my mind faltered. I listened to my heart and I wrote “A Wrinkle in Time” as an affirmation that there was indeed light in the darkness with which I was surrounded. I wrote it for God.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “What you think is not the point. What you do is what’s going to count.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We must pray when prayer seems dry as dust; we must write when we are physically tired, when our hearts are heavy, when our bodies are in pain.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “And as long as there are even a few who belong to the Old Music, you are still our brothers and sisters.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “It’s all been said better before. If I thought I had to say it better than anybody else, I’d never start. Better or worse is immaterial. The thing is that it has to be said; by me; ontologically. We each have to say it, to say it our own way. Not of our own will, but as it comes out through us. Good or bad, great or little: that isn’t what human creation is about. It is that we have to try; to put it down in pigment, or words, or musical notations, or we die.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “One of the most helpful tools a writer has is his journals. Whenever someone asks how to become an author, I suggest keeping a journal.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “We, and I think I’m speaking for many writers, don’t know what it is that sometimes comes to make our books alive. All we can do is write dutifully and day after day, every day, giving our work the very best of what we are capable. I don’t that we can consciously put the magic in; it doesn’t work that way. When the magic comes, it’s a gift.”
Madeleine L'Engle Quote: “Our sins defeat us unless we are willing to recognize them, confess them, and so become healed and whole and holy – not qualified, mind you; just holy.”
PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEXT
Quotes About Writing
Book Quotes
Reading Quotes
Firsts Quotes
Quotes About Stories
Intuition Quotes
Motivational Quotes
Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes
Positive Quotes
Startup Quotes
Albert Einstein Quotes
Steve Jobs Quotes

Beautiful Wallpapers and Images

We hope you enjoyed our collection of 500 free pictures with Madeleine L'Engle Quotes.

All of the images on this page were created with QuoteFancy Studio.

Use QuoteFancy Studio to create high-quality images for your desktop backgrounds, blog posts, presentations, social media, videos, posters and more.

Learn more