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Morris L. West

Geburtstag: 26. April 1916
Todesdatum: 9. Oktober 1999

Morris Langlo West war ein australischer Schriftsteller.

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„Once you accept the existence of God — however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him — then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.“

—  Morris West

The Clowns of God (1981)
Kontext: Once you accept the existence of God — however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him — then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things. You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.

Author's Note (at the beginning of the novel) <!-- p. 9 -->

„O Mother of Christ, who saw what men could do to one who heard an alien music!“

—  Morris West

The Heretic (1968)
Kontext: O Mother of Christ, who saw what men could do to one who heard an alien music! Bend to me, be tender. I am blind and deaf and dumb. And yet I do see visions, shout a kind of praise, feel in my pulse apocalyptic drums.

„I say you have no right to make terms for my life. I tell you then — No! I will not recant.“

—  Morris West

The Heretic (1968)
Kontext: Who said to me, a foetus in the womb, a puling babe, "You have your life, but on the condition that you thus believe?" No one! Not even God! So gentlemen, I say you have no right to make terms for my life. I tell you then — No! I will not recant.

„No man — prince, peasant, pope, — has all the light, who says else is a mountebank. I claim no private lien on truth, only a liberty to seek it, prove it in debate, and to be wrong a thousand times to reach a single rightness.“

—  Morris West

The Heretic (1968)
Kontext: No man — prince, peasant, pope, — has all the light, who says else is a mountebank. I claim no private lien on truth, only a liberty to seek it, prove it in debate, and to be wrong a thousand times to reach a single rightness. It is that liberty they fear. They want us to be driven to God like sheep, not running to him like lovers, shouting joy!

„If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.“

—  Morris West

Quelle: The Clowns of God (1981), Ch. II (ellipses in original) <!-- p. 35 -->
This statement begins with a quotation from Horace, Odes, Book I, Ode ix, line 13.
Kontext: "Forbear to ask what tomorrow may bring" … If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

„In a marriage you need 'compatibility of conscience.“

—  Morris West

Gisela Mundt in Ch. 13
Masterclass (1988)

„That's what faith is about — living with paradox.“

—  Morris West

London: Coronet Books, 1984, p. 78
The World Is Made of Glass (1983)

„In Switzerland everything that is not forbidden is legal.“

—  Morris West

Gisela Mundt in Ch. 10
Masterclass (1988)

„The prevalence of evil is the darkest and most frightening mystery of the universe.“

—  Morris West

Cardinal Luca Rossini in Ch. 8
Eminence (1998)

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