I don't think she ever knew that a deep-brooding love hung over everything she touched.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest.
As for the words of warm praise addressed to me, I shall carefully refrain from disputing them. For who still believes that there is such a thing as genuine modesty? I should run the risk of being taken for just an old hypocrite.
No one here at the Technikum is up to date in modern physics ? I have already tapped all of them without success. Would I too become so lazy intellectually if I were ever doing well?
He turned his back and went through the door into the cool beyond. Momma backed up inside herself for a few minutes. I forgot everything except her face which was almost a new one to me. She leaned over and took the doorknob, and in her everyday soft voice she said, Sister, go on downstairs. Wait for me. I'll be there directly.
Politicians must set their aims for the high ground and according to our various leanings, Democratic, Republican, Independent, we will follow. Politicians must be told if they continue to sink into the mud of obscenity, they will proceed alone.
He explained when we were smaller that when things were very bad his soul just crawled behind his heart and curled up and went to sleep.
This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.
I am happy at the thought that the worst worries are over for my parents.
They may have forgotten how badly they treated you, or they may pretend that they have forgotten. But watch: They will come back to you.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.