“We have come to banish the darkness.
In our hands is light and fire.
Every one is a small light.
But together we are a mighty fire.
Run away before the power of light!”
– traditional Channukah song
“Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.”
– Paul Tillich
“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.”
“Which is worth more, a crowd of thousands
Or your own genuine solitude?
Freedom, or power over an entire nation.
“A little while alone in your room
Will prove more valuable than anything else
That could ever be given to you.”
(A person) has to choose between awe and anxiety, between the divine and the demonic, between radical amazement and radical despair. A time without awe becomes an age of anxiety; blindness to the presence of the divine leads to being possessed by the demonic.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
“In all the Gospel I see no sinner who was invited to repent except by endearments and kindness.”
~ Saint Claude de la Colombière
“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.”
– Charlie Chaplin
“Seek in reading and you will find in meditation, knock in prayer and it will be opened to you in contemplation”
-St John of the Cross
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. ”
– Meister Eckhart
“Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it.”
~ Mary Oliver