Friday, September 27, 2019

"To Put Meaning In One's Life..."

"To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, but life without meaning is the
 torture of restlessness and vague desire - it is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid."
- Edgar Lee Masters

"I seem to wish to have some importance in the play of time. If not, then sad was my mother's pain, my breath, my bones, my web of nerves, my wondering brain, to be shaped and quickened with such anticipation only to feed the swamp of space. What is deep, as love is deep, I'll have deeply. What is good, as love is good, I'll have well. Then if time and space have any purpose, I shall belong to it. If not, if all is a pretty fiction to distract the cherubim and seraphim who so continually do cry, the least I can do is to fill the curled shell of the world with human deep-sea sound, and hold it to the ear of God, until He has appetite to taste our salt sorrow on His lips. And so you see it might be better to die. Though, on the other hand, I admit it might be immensely foolish."
- Christopher Fry

"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, 
As a moth brushes a window with its wing."
- Christopher Fry

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