Saturday, July 22, 2006

quotes



"Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short. Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him (her) demand-free and asking for nothing but his (her) company."--The Unbearable Lightness of Being

this reminds me of pride, a sickness we are all victim of at one point of another, Kierkegaard said this about pride--

"Pride is rightly called the root of al sin, because it is invisible to the one who is guilty of it and he can only infer it from results"

this next quote has nothing to do with pride, but i like it--

"Moreover, the essence of human existence is uncertainty, the very realm in which faith must live to become meaningful. This indirect suggestion toward truth is the only adequate vehicle for its mysterious character"

2 Comments:

Anonymous lillie said...

"Pride is rightly called the root of all sin, because it is invisible to the one who is guilty of it and he can only infer it from results"

it's so awesome that you posted that quote and i read it today. tonight my friends and i talked religion/christianity/theology/reconciliation for like 3 hours, and the topic of pride came up somewhere in there. it really is a terrible thing and it's so hard to stop when it comes on, you know? "the root of all sin" is definitely a good way to explain it. thanks for sharing, zach!

12:29 AM

 
Blogger spydrwebb said...

i don't know about the "root" but it sure hasn't lead to much that i wouldn't just as soon forget.

8:14 PM

 

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