Madeleine L'engle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old madeleine l'engle quotes, madeleine l'engle sayings, and madeleine l'engle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.     

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Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.      

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People are more than just the way they look.     

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A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.     

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Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything.     

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People are more than just the way they look.     

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If we aren't capable of being hurt we aren't capable of feeling joy.     

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The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been..     

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The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.     

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It takes too much energy to be against something unless it's really important.     

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Because to take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.     

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Maybe that's the best part of going away for a vacation-coming home again.     

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You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.     

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Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.     

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A new year can begin only because the old year ends.     

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Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.     

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A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.     

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A new year can begin only because the old year ends.     

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You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.     

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Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.     

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Detachment and involvement: the artist must have both. The link between them is compassion. It has taken me over fifty years to get a glimmer of what this means.     

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If you're too happy about anything, fate usually gives you a good sock in the jaw and knocks you down.     

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But when the world is, indeed, in chaos, then an affirmation of cosmos becomes essential.     

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Life is the greatest gift that could ever be conceived ... A daffodil pushing up through the dark earth to the spring, knowing somehow deep in its roots that spring and light and sunshine will come, has more courage and more knowledge of the value of life than any human being I've met.     

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Agape love is...profound concern for the well-being of another, without any desire to control that other, to be thanked by that other, or to enjoy the process.     

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There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.     

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If you're going to care about the fall of the sparrow you can't pick and choose who's going to be the sparrow. It's everybody.     

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The naked intellect is an extraordinarily inaccurate instrument.     

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Experiment is the mother of knowledge.     

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If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are.     

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