Saturday, December 13, 2008

quote time

i'm reading Odd Hours by Dean Koontz. as usual, there are tons of excellent quotes!! here are a few that caught my attention...made me read them over again a few times...

"the given world dazzles with wonder, poetry, and purpose. The man-made world, on the other hand, is a perverse realm of ego and envy, where power-mad cynics make false idols of themselves and where the meek have no inheritance because they have gladly surrendered it to their idols in return not for lasting glory but for an occasional parade, not for bread but for the promise of bread."

"to protect the innocent, to avoid being one of Burke's good men who do nothing, [refers to the quote by edmund burke in 1795 'the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing] you have to accept permanent scars that cincture the heart and traumas of the mind that occasionally reopen to weep again.

to do something, to do what you feel sure is right and in the aid of justice, you sometimes have to do things that, when recalled on lonely nights, make you wonder if in fact you are the good man that you like to believe you are.

such doubts are high cards in the devil's hand, and he knows how to play them well, in hope of bringing you to despair and ennui, if not to self-destruction."

"we are coming now to dark shoals in rough waters, to straits so narrow that virtue and wickedness voyage close together and may be at times more difficult than usual to differentiate from each other."Share

1 comment:

Ren said...

Wow. Awesome stuff.
I love Dean Koontz....maybe it's time to start reading again. I used to have my nose in a book all the time and lately it seems I've forgotten the art.