Cower Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
life-is-too-short-to-cower-claire-cross
this-is-your-chance-are-you-going-to-cower-make-excuses-are-you-going-to-do-what-you-really-want-to-do-sa-tawks
fear-only-has-power-when-i-cower-under-illusion-poppet
tell-president-to-stand-up-to-our-enemies-not-cower-to-them-make-excuses-for-them-jim-gilmore
democracy-is-stronger-than-terrorism-and-we-will-not-cower-to-the-terrorists-campaign-of-fear
adversaries-will-cower-in-wake-his-appearance-clad-with-remains-their-friends-cannibal-corpse
being-deeply-in-love-with-someone-can-create-another-cower-in-this-world-one-more-hero-in-this-earth-ailany-icassatti
i-have-really-difficult-time-watching-myself-on-film-i-literally-cower-in-my-seat-cover-my-face-brooklyn-decker
go-on-he-offered-magnanimously-feel-free-to-piss-on-yourselves-cower-helplessly-gods-sometimes-his-generosity-overwhelmed-him-ga-aiken
as-long-as-firmament-you-is-spread-over-me-tempests-causality-cower-at-my-heels-whirl-doom-congeals-martin-buber
you-can-cower-she-told-them-in-clear-voice-wrapping-her-long-shaking-fingers-around-cold-iron-bars-but-i-will-stand-gwenn-wright
some-are-born-brilliant-some-have-brilliance-thrust-upon-them-others-cower-in-dark-crying-it-burns-it-burns-ka-laity
but-often-life-asks-much-you-you-either-honor-life-by-answering-with-all-your-heart-you-cower-your-way-into-your-grave-james-clemens
ill-stand-by-you-and-by-stand-i-mean-cower-in-your-shadow-its-probably-cold-there-im-going-to-knit-myself-warm-cat-sweater-to-wear-jarod-kintz
only-love-can-free-us-from-fear-fear-causes-us-to-cower-in-shadows-love-allows-us-to-dance-in-sunlight-donald-l-hicks
I was standing lost, sunk, my hands in my pockets, gazing toward Tinker Mountain and feeling the earth reel down. All at once, I saw what looked like a Martian spaceship whirling towards me in the air. It flashed borrowed light like a propeller. Its forward motion greatly outran its fall. As I watched, transfixed, it rose, just before it would have touched a thistle, and hovered pirouetting in one spot, then twirled on and finally came to rest. I found it in the grass; it was a maple key... Hullo. I threw it into the wind and it flew off again, bristling with animate purpose, not like a thing dropped or windblown, pushed by the witless winds of convection currents hauling round the world's rondure where they must, but like a creature muscled and vigorous, or a creature spread thin to that other wind, the wind of the spirit that bloweth where it listeth, lighting, and raising up, and easing down. O maple key, I thought, I must confess I thought, o welcome, cheers. And the bell under my ribs rang a true note, a flourish of blended horns, clarion, sweet, and making a long dim sense I will try at length to explain. Flung is too harsh a word for the rush of the world. Blown is more like it, but blown by a generous, unending breath. That breath never ceases to kindle, exuberant, abandoned; frayed splinters spatter in every direction and burgeon into flame. And now when I sway to a fitful wind, alone and listing, I will think, maple key. When I see a photograph of earth from outer space, the planet so startlingly painterly and hung, I will think, maple key. When I shake your hand or meet your eyes, I will think two maple keys. If I am maple key falling, at least I can twirl. Thomas Merton wrote, 'There is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.' There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. It's no self-conscious, so apparently moral, simple to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage. I won't have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright. We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus. Ezekiel excoriates false prophets who have 'not gone up into the gaps.' The gaps are the thing. The gaps are the spirit's one home, the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that the spirit can discover itself for the first time like a once blind man unbound. The gaps are the cliffs in the rock where you cower to see the back parts of God; they are the fissures between mountains and cells the wind lances through, the icy narrowing fjords splitting the cliffs of mystery. Go up into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock- more than a maple- a universe. This is how you spend the afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.

Annie Dillard
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