"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; / [ . . . ] Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; 'myself' it speaks and spells, / Crying 'What I do is me; for that I came'." --Gerard Manley Hopkins

10 January 2008

Quotable

"Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire." -- Thomas Merton

"A comprehended god is no god." -- St. John Chrysostom

(I am making up my spring book list, delving into the wonders of the Eighth Day Books catalog -- which has long, helpful descriptions of the books, without exclamation marks, and inserts quotes such as the above every couple of pages. I recommend getting the print catalog for browsing, even if you aren't in the market for books at the moment. Of course, for some of us that is a dangerous recommendation . . . .)

6 comments:

GrumpyTeacher1 said...

Yes, yes.

Good quotes.

Cindy said...

Temptress!!!!

predictablepoet said...

Quite dangerous. Almost as dangerous as a three-story Barnes and Noble in NYC! My roommate and I were dragging each other away before we overspent our Christmas shopping money ...

Happy reading!

alaiyo said...

Glad you all enjoyed . . . And LuCindy, my friend, always glad to be of help . . . :)

david said...

is that eighth day books out of wichita ks.?

alaiyo said...

Yes, it is. Have y'all been there? It has scads of books from all kinds of perspectives, including of course Reformed.

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