Inspirational Quotes by Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was an American writer. Below is collection of Inspirational Madeleine L’Engle Quotes.

Her works reflect both her Christian faith and her strong interest in science. She is best known for her books A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

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Madeleine L’Engle Quotes
Madeleine L’Engle Quotes

Madeleine L’Engle Quotes

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Believing takes practice.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“People are more than just the way they look.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Creative scientists and saints expect revelation and do not fear it. Neither do children. But as we grow up and we are hurt, we learned not to trust.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Experiment is the mother of knowledge.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L’Engle quotes

“The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“The unending paradox is that we do learn through pain.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“We turn to stories and pictures and music because they show us who and what and why we are.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Euripedes. Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.”
Madeleine L’Engle quotes

“We do learn and develop when we are exposed to those who are greater than we are. Perhaps this is the chief way we mature.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“It’s hard to let go anything we love. We live in a world which teaches us to clutch. But when we clutch we’re left with a fistful of ashes.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Like and equal are not the same thing at all.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.”
Madeleine L’Engle

“Truth is eternal. Knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
Madeleine L’Engle quotes

“If you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Only a fool is not afraid.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“I love, therefore I am vulnerable.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“I do not know everything; still many things I understand.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“In my dreams, I never have an age.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“Anger is not bitterness. Bitterness can go on eating at a man’s heart and mind forever. Anger spends itself in its own time.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

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