Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Quotes i find interesting part 4

i am reading a book called Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. i like it very much. here are a few passages that especially stood out to me:

"You and Tobias are hopping around in the sprinkler. The sprinkler is a magnificent invention because it exposes raindrops to sunshine. This does occur in nature, but it is rare. ... 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."

"I believe the of sin covetise is that pang of resentment you may feel when even the people you love the best have what you want and don't have. From the point of view of loving your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:18), there is nothing that makes a person's fallenness more undeniable than covetise - you feel it right in your heart, in your bones. In that way it is instructive. I have never really succeeded in obeying that Commandment, Thou shalt not covet."

"Boughton says he has more ideas about heaven every day. He said, 'Mainly I just think about the splenders of the world and multiply by two. I'd multiply by ten or twelve if I had the energy. But two is much more than sufficient for my purposes.' So he's sitting there multiplying the feel of the wind by two, multiplying the smell of the grass by two."

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Alice said...