Sunday, November 05, 2006

Truer Words Seldom Spoken

"We know so little about even those who are closest to us," said Alex. "We're all mysteries to one another--and often we're profound mysteries to ourselves."
. . . He closed his eyes. Then suddenly he said very clearly: "Oh God, how we all lie to one another!"

--Alex Jardine, Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch

"Most people have, at some time or another, to stand alone and to suffer, and their final shape is determined by their response to their probation: they emerge either the slaves of circumstances or in some sense captains of their souls."

--Charles E. Raven, A Wanderer's Way
Quoted in Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch

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