Character Quotes

Using the weapons of the enemy, no matter how good one’s intentions, makes one the enemy

Monday, April 12th, 2010
barbed wire

“You seem to know as much as he does.” Janey said. “Why didn’t you start your own Order?”

“I thought about that,” Goninan said. “When I was young. But to acquire the position of power that Madden presently holds, I would have…”

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I’m shallow, but I’m deep for a shallow person

Sunday, March 14th, 2010
pink boa

Once at an Evangelical Christian Publishers’ awards banquet, where all the top books in the industry are honored, I overheard this comment about the guest speaker, a prolific and well-loved author: “Well, he…”

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When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don’t seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.

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Mind is such an odd predicament for matter to get into.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

What is mind, that one can be out of one’s? How can a neuron feel compassion? What is self? Why did automatic, hand-me-down mammals like our ancestors somehow evolve brains with the ability to consider, imagine, project, compare, abstract, think of the future? If our experience of mind is really just the simmering of an easily alterable chemical stew…

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I’ve got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Spielberg’s examination of irresponsible parent figures and broken families, from The Sugarland Express to Schindler’s List, has led him to film terrifying images of the primal trauma of children being separated from their parents, and

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