Marilynne Robinson Quotes

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When we accept dismissive judgments of our community we stop having generous hope for it. We cease to be capable of serving its best interests. -Marilynne Robinson
That's one good thing about the way life is, that no one can know you if you don't let them. -Marilynne Robinson
Fiction may be, whatever else, an exercise in the capacity for imaginative love, or sympathy, or identification, -Marilynne Robinson
A letter makes ordinary things seem important. -Marilynne Robinson
It seems to me some people just go around lookin' to get their faith unsettled. That has been the fashion for the last hundred years or so. -Marilynne Robinson
I think the attempt to defend belief can unsettle it, in fact, because there is always an inadequacy in argument about ultimate things. -Marilynne Robinson
In that eternity of his, where everybody will be happy, how could he feel the lack of her, the loss of her? -Marilynne Robinson
If you thought dead was just dead, then you wouldn't have to worry about any of this. -Marilynne Robinson
Dawn and its excesses always reminded me of heaven, a place where I have always known I would not be comfortable. -Marilynne Robinson
Memory can make a thing seem to have been much more than it was. -Marilynne Robinson
We are in the process of disabling our most distinctive achievement - our educational system - in the name of making the country more like itself. -Marilynne Robinson
The best things that happen I'd never have thought to pray for. In a million years. The worst things just come like the weather. -Marilynne Robinson
The locus of the human mystery is perception of this world. From it proceeds every thought, every art. -Marilynne Robinson
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