Madeleine L'Engle

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on equality, semantics, words, and language

Like and equal are two entirely different things.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: A Wrinkle in Time

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on fall of the sparrow, victims, and compassion

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.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: The Arm of the Starfish (Laurel Leaf Books)

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on ideas, radicalism, stories, storytelling, and open mindedness

When I am grappling with ideas which are radical enough to upset grown-ups, then I am likely to put these ideas into a story which will be marketed for children, because children understand what their parents have rejected and forgotten.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on writing, painting, composing, creativity, and art

When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on schooling, education, and questions

Schooling, instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on growing up, grown-ups, vulnerability, and adults

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable.  But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on art and birthing

I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, "Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me."

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on birth, death, and fate

To be born is to start the journey towards death.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

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A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on artists, children, and creativity

All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on witness, propaganda, mystery, and god

To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, not even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.

Madeleine L'Engle

Contributed by: Zoar

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