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

Madeleine L'Engle

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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She felt that she was being measured and found wanting.

A life lived in chaos is an impossibility...

To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.

Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.

I'll ask you a riddle. What do you have the more of, the more of it you give away?

I was only just beginning to realize what a horribly destructive thing hate is, how it destroys inwards as well as outwards.

Maybe the job of the artist is to see through all of this strangeness to what really is, and that takes a lot of courage and a strong faith in the validity of the artistic vision even if there is not a conscious faith in God.

Euripedes. Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.

People become trustworthy when they are trusted.

We are all strangers in a strange land.

A book, too, can be a star, explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

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.

But I'm not patient!" cried Meg passionately. "I've never been patient!

We all tend to make zealous judgments and thereby close ourselves off from revelation. If we feel that we already know something in its totality, then we fail to keep our ears and eyes open to that which may expand or even changes that which we so zealously think we know.