A diplomatic statement, Lena, is a statement of which everything is true but the sentiment which seems to prompt it.
I been silent so long now it’s gonna roar out of me like floodwaters and you think the guy telling this is ranting and raving my God; you think this is too horrible to have really happened, this is too awful to be the truth! But, please. It’s still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.
Millennias old lies can be gradually accepted as truth.
This is the real ultimate power of historical engineering.
Hope is the whisper of our heart about the possibilities of our lives.
When the voice of truth rises from the minarets, the Buddha smiles, and the broken chain of history reconnects.
There is tremendous relief in knowing His love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me , so that no discovery can disillusion him about me , in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me.
The business man who assumes that this life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth. “Yes, I see, dear; it’s about halfway between,” Aunt Juley had hazarded in earlier years. No; truth, being alive, was not halfway between anything. It was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to ensure sterility
He’s got that way of believing his opinion is the truth, but he’s not disagreeable about it. He’s too sure he’s right to bother being disagreeable.
Happiness is the gap between loving and longing.
Men think they like to be challenged. The truth is, they only like to be challenged if they win.