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Tag: Quotes

Tough Love from Orwell

” There is no possibility that any perceptible change will happen within our own life time. We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future.
We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. “

George Orwell



Effort and Faith

“Now, let me share my Miracles.
Only, their ultimate effectiveness will be
determined by your efforts, and your faith.”

—Petrus of Thorolund, Dark Souls.

Significance in Obscurity

“Our significance isn’t found in fame or fortune, but in knowledge that we have been links in the great Cosmic chain. Our faithfulness, even in obscurity, will yield results that can only be calculated in eternity.” 


The Small Things

“Be faithful in the small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.”
–Saint Teresa.

What is Better?

“What is better, to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?”

On Love & Hate

“Hate is not the opposite of love. Apathy is the opposite of love.”


A Gleam at Midnight

” Love has made you Weak!”


 “No, Love made me Strong.”

Enjoying and Suffering the Passions

“Once you suffered passions and called them evil. But now you have only your virtues left: they grew out of your passions…And whether you came from the race of the choleric or the voluptuous or the fanatic or the vindictive:

All your passions in the end became virtues, and all your devils angels.

Once you had wild dogs in your cellar: but they changed at last into birds and charming singers.

Out of your poisons you brewed your balsam; you milked your cow, misery—now you drink the sweet milk of her udder.”


As Salmons Strive Upstream

“Dark is a way and light is a place,

Heaven that never was

Nor will be ever is always true.”

Dylan Thomas. 

No Crime

I know that the night
Brings you down
On your knife,
But it’s all right—

Darling it’s no crime.

Better yourself,
Know that got lost
You shalt,
But it’s all good—

Darling it’s no crime.

                —Hands In the Garden