There was once a conjurer who boasted that he had become god-like. One god happened to overhear, and challenged him to a contest.
“Can you do this?” the god asked, scooping up a handful of dirt and making it into a bird. They watched the bird fly away.
“Sure,” said the conjure-man, and reached down for a handful of raw material.
“Hey,” said god. “Use your own dirt.”
[found: Making Light: “Fanfic”: force of nature]
“Accept that other people see things differently to you, and have different requirements, and see what you can learn from those differences (actually, that may be the formula for world peace, so let’s just try a local implementation and see how we go).”
~ Melodie Neil
“Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.”
~ Gian Carlo Menotti
[found by Alice]
“I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.”
~ Eleanor in Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard
“Faith is a torment. It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.”
~ Antonius Block