Conscience. Conscience is the ultimate measure of a man.
Dear child, some stories have no morals. Sometimes darkness and madness are simply that.
I have had much experience with the unclean and uncivilized in the recent past. Shall I tell you what I discovered? I am not the state of my feet. I am not the dirt on my hands or the hygiene of my private parts. If I were these things, I would not have been at liberty to pray at any time since my arrest. But I did pray, because I am not these things. In the end, I am not even myself. I am a string of bones speaking the word God.
Controversy is what mediocre people start because they can’t communicate anything meaningful.
The censors don’t bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can’t understand them. They think it’s all kids’ stuff. They’d die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about.
Once you discover that the world rewards reckless faith, no lesser world is worth contemplating.
Love the life you have been given. And be humbled by it. It is not to be despised.
you can’t really separate modernity from history or spiritual concerns from mundane ones. Everything feeds into everything else.
Many of us prefer to live in places abandoned by humans. Less work for us. Detroit is very popular.