Madelein K. L'Engle Quotes

Most popular Madelein K. L'Engle Quotes

Inspiration comes during work, not before it.

inspiration inspirational

The naked intellect is an extraordinarily inaccurate instrument.

intellect

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

failure adversity

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

concentration

But of course we can't take any credit for our talents.  It's how we use them that counts.

talent

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

aging

The moment that humility becomes self-conscious, it becomes hubris.  One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.

humility

Integrity, like humility, is a quality which vanishes the moment we are conscious of it in ourselves.  We see it only in others.

integrity

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
— Madelein K. L'Engle

beliefs

It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally.  It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.

losing our way

It is all right to wallow in one's journal; it is a way of getting rid of self-pity and self-indulgence and self-centeredness.  What we work out in our journals we don't take out on family and friends.

journalism

The concentration of a small child at play is analogous to the concentration of the artist of any discipline.  In real play, which is real concentration, the child is not only outside time, he is outside himself.

play concentration

Severe illness isolates those in close contact with it, because it inevitably narrows the focus of concern. To a certain extent this can lead to healing, but not if the circle of concern is so tight that it cannot be broken into, or out of.

illness