A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 196: Saturday Life Quotes – L’Engle


“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”

Madeleine L’Engle is an award-winning American writer, the author of many brilliant works of fiction for young adults. Her classic novel A Wrinkle in Time is set to be released as a movie in March of 2018. She provides this Saturday’s Life Quotes.

“If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

“The unending paradox is that we do learn through pain.”

“Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.”

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.”

“When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.”

“It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.”



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