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Christian Wiman Quotes: I suppose I do believe that the greatest art consoles a wound that it creates, that art can give you the capacity to endure and respond to the pain it forces you to feel. Psychological pain, I mean.
         

I suppose I do believe that the greatest art consoles a wound that it creates, that art can give you the capacity to endure and respond to the pain it forces you to feel. Psychological pain, I mean.


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We should be suspicious when God's call conforms so neatly to our own inclinations.



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I don't think that someone who does not speak the original language can ever expect to produce a real translation.



I honestly don’t know whether I am describing something essential about the way we know God or merely my own weakness of mind.

I honestly don’t know whether I am describing something essential about the way we know God or merely my own weakness of mind.



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I find myself continually falling back into wounds, wishes, terrors I thought I had risen beyond.



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