Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Week of MLE Quotes

One evening he came in as I was, as usual, banging away on the typewriter. "Madeleine, are you afraid of death?"
I turned around. "Of course, Red>"
"Thank God. Nobody's ever admitted it to me before>"
I've had people tell me they aren't afraid of death. I don't think I believe them. . . . My agnostic faith does not, at its worst, include pie in the sky. If if runs along the same lines as does William James's, it cannot evade acceptance of responsibility, judgement, and change. Whatever death involves, it will be different, a venture into the unknown, and we are all afraid of the dark. (Circle Of Quiet p 175)