Posts Tagged ‘evil’

Quote of the day, Aug. 19

August 19, 2017

Flannery O’Connor, on writing (from Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose)

“There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2016

Blaise Pascal, from the Pensees

“All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.”

Quote of the day, July 16

July 16, 2015

Iain Banks, on libraries

“It’s a library; only the stupid or the evil are afraid of those.”

Quote of the day, July 17

July 16, 2014

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on ethics

“In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.”