Faith is why I'm here today and faith is why I made it through.
It's faith that got me here. So it's faith that will get me through.
All life is but a skull-bone and
A rack of ribs through which
we keep passing food & fuel-
just so's we can burn so
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
If I seem to you to change my state and alter my condition, I do not change my mind. I try always to be Hutten, never to desert myself, but to walk with equanimity through the unequal scenes of life.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Wisdom bookroom wisdom
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.