Favorite Quotes

An Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back;
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields,
until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.


"The opposite of faith is not heresy. It is indifference."
~ Elie Wiesel


"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart"
~Opening scene of "Faust"


If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey.  You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables - of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprenhensibles, and most of all, things unfair.
~ Madame Jeanne Guyon 


"She was in no humour for conversation with any one but himself; and to him she had hardly the courage to speak." ~ Pride and Prejudice

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." 
~ Northanger Abbey  

"...I don't know how to say it, but after last night I feel
different. I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are
going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can't turn
back. It isn't to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want -
I don't rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and
it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you
understand me."

~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him.  For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."

~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King