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"Are anybody's parents typical?" ~ Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle

We're afraid to be human because if we're human we might get hurt.

If it can be verified, we don't need faithÖ Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.

Because I am a storyteller I live by words. Perhaps music is a purer art form. It may be that when we communicate with life on another planet, it will be through music, not through language or words.

Creativity comes from accepting that you're not safe, from being absolutely aware, and from letting go of control. It's a matter of seeing everything even when you want to shut your eyes.

I do not believe that true optimism can come about except through tragedy.

In our dreams we are able to fly... and that is a remembering of how we were meant to be.

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.

It is the ability to choose which makes us human.

The great thing about getting older is that you donít lose all the other ages youíve been.

The unending paradox is that we do learn through pain.

To be born is to start the journey towards death.

I share Einstein's affirmation that anyone who is not lost on the rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe "is as good as a burnt out candle."