Saturday, 14 January 2017

Quotations for Saturday


"The habit of ignoring nature is deeply implanted in our times. I had to find some special occupation, some kind of work that would not force me to turn away from the sky and the stars, that would allow me to discover the meaning of life."
Marc Chagall

"May you never feel small or insignificant. You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself." 

Alan Watts

“Push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you. What people don’t realise is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross.”
Flannery O’Connor

"Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language."
Hilaire Belloc

“[The modern age] knows nothing about isolation and nothing about silence."
Wallace Stegner

1 comment:

  1. David in Banja Luka15 January 2017 at 12:11

    “Unadjusted impressions have their value, and the road to a true philosophy of life seems to lie in humbly recording diverse readings of its phenomena as they are forced upon us by chance and change."

    Thomas Hardy,
    Preface to “Poems of the Past and Present”.

    Quoted by David Kynaston in his own preface for “Austerity Britain 1945-1951”, the first volume of his history of Britain 1945-1979.