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Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "I felt, as I have often felt, that my failing the truth could have no bearing at all on the Truth itself, which could never conceivably be in any sense dependent on me or on anyone."

I felt, as I have often felt, that my failing the truth could have no bearing at all on the Truth itself, which could never conceivably be in any sense dependent on me or on anyone.




Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "There is more beauty than our eyes can bear, precious things have been put into our hands and to do nothing to honor them is to do great harm."

There is more beauty than our eyes can bear, precious things have been put into our hands and to do nothing to honor them is to do great harm.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "I believe there are visions that come to us only in memory, in retrospect."

I believe there are visions that come to us only in memory, in retrospect.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "remembering and forgiving can be contrary things"

remembering and forgiving can be contrary things




Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "it's hard to find time to think about Kansas."

it's hard to find time to think about Kansas.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "It is a good thing to know what it is to be poor, and a better thing if you can do it in company."

It is a good thing to know what it is to be poor, and a better thing if you can do it in company.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "Well, but you two are dancing around in your iridescent little downpour, whooping and stomping as sane people ought to do when they encounter a thing so miraculous as water."

Well, but you two are dancing around in your iridescent little downpour, whooping and stomping as sane people ought to do when they encounter a thing so miraculous as water.




Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "In eternity this world will be like Troy, I believe, and all that has passed here will be the epic of the universe, the ballad they sing in the streets."

In eternity this world will be like Troy, I believe, and all that has passed here will be the epic of the universe, the ballad they sing in the streets.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "It seems to me some people just go around lookin' to get their faith unsettled. That has been the fashion for the last hundred years or so."

It seems to me some people just go around lookin' to get their faith unsettled. That has been the fashion for the last hundred years or so.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "Memory can make a thing seem to have been much more than it was."

Memory can make a thing seem to have been much more than it was.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "My grandfather once told her if you couldn't read with cold feet, there wouldn't be a literate soul in the state of Maine."

My grandfather once told her if you couldn't read with cold feet, there wouldn't be a literate soul in the state of Maine.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "The word "preacher" comes from an old French word, predicateur, which means prophet. And what is the purpose of a prophet except to find meaning in trouble?"

The word "preacher" comes from an old French word, predicateur, which means prophet. And what is the purpose of a prophet except to find meaning in trouble?




Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "That is to say, I pray for you. And there's an intimacy in it. That's the truth."

That is to say, I pray for you. And there's an intimacy in it. That's the truth.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "i know more than i know and must learn it from myself"

i know more than i know and must learn it from myself



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "It has been my experience that guilt can burst through the smallest breach and cover the landscape, and abide in it in pools and danknesses, just as native as water."

It has been my experience that guilt can burst through the smallest breach and cover the landscape, and abide in it in pools and danknesses, just as native as water.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "It is worth living long enough to outlast whatever sense of grievance you may acquire."

It is worth living long enough to outlast whatever sense of grievance you may acquire.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "When something ought to be true then it proves to be a very powerful truth."

When something ought to be true then it proves to be a very powerful truth.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "We lost track of which was which, but we were fairly sure that some of the creatures had been borne away still in the darkness of paganism, and that worried us a good deal."

We lost track of which was which, but we were fairly sure that some of the creatures had been borne away still in the darkness of paganism, and that worried us a good deal.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "I'll pray that you grow up a brave man in a brave country. I will pray you find a way to be useful.I'll pray, and then I'll sleep."

I'll pray that you grow up a brave man in a brave country. I will pray you find a way to be useful.I'll pray, and then I'll sleep.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "I feel as if I am being left out, as though I’m some straggler and people can’t quite remember to stay back for me."

I feel as if I am being left out, as though I’m some straggler and people can’t quite remember to stay back for me.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "It seems to me people tend to forget that we are to love our enemies, not to satisfy some standard of righteousness but because God their Father loves them."

It seems to me people tend to forget that we are to love our enemies, not to satisfy some standard of righteousness but because God their Father loves them.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "I believe there is dignity in sorrow simply because it is God's good pleasure that there should be. He is forever raising up those who are brought low."

I believe there is dignity in sorrow simply because it is God's good pleasure that there should be. He is forever raising up those who are brought low.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "How I wish you could have known me in my strength."

How I wish you could have known me in my strength.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "Avoid transgression. How's that for advice."

Avoid transgression. How's that for advice.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "Love is holy because it is like grace--the worthiness of its object is never really what matters."

Love is holy because it is like grace--the worthiness of its object is never really what matters.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "I think the attempt to defend belief can unsettle it, in fact, because there is always an inadequacy in argument about ultimate things."

I think the attempt to defend belief can unsettle it, in fact, because there is always an inadequacy in argument about ultimate things.



Marilynne Robinson, Gilead Quotes: "A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension."

A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.