„She knew that was not an honest prayer, and she did not linger over it. The right prayer would have been, Lord… I am miserable and bitter at heart, and old fears are rising up in me so that everything I do makes everything worse.“

—  Marilynne Robinson, Home

Quelle: Home

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanische Romanautorin und Essayistin 1943

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„What sort of arrogance did she have, even to imagine reaching back into the past and making changes? Who am I, she thought, if I dare to answer prayers intended for the gods?“

—  Orson Scott Card, buch Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (1996)

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„She never can grow ugly, changed, or old to me. I accept everything, agree to everything, and worship her as she is.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, buch Without Dogma

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Kontext: I love her now beyond all words; she sees it, — she reads it in my eyes, and in my whole manner towards her. When I succeed in cheering her up, or call forth her smiles, I am beside myself with delight. There is at present in my love something of the attachment of the faithful servant who loves his mistress. I often feel as if I ought to humble myself before her, as if my proper place were at her feet. She never can grow ugly, changed, or old to me. I accept everything, agree to everything, and worship her as she is.

„She knew … everything. She had no words for what she knew.“

—  Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016

Quelle: The Visitor (2002), Ch. 40 : at ogre's gap
Kontext: She knew... everything. She had no words for what she knew. The pause became anticipatory silence. There were no words she could use for the reality and truth and understanding she had been given.

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„She had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn’t make any difference.“

—  Kameron Hurley American writer 1980

Quelle: God’s War (2011), Chapter 1 (p. 6).

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„I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

1970s, First Presidential address (1974)
Kontext: I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many.
If you have not chosen me by secret ballot, neither have I gained office by any secret promises. I have not campaigned either for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. I have not subscribed to any partisan platform. I am indebted to no man, and only to one woman — my dear wife — as I begin this very difficult job.

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„I have found heaven on earth, since heaven is God and God is in my soul. The day I understood that, everything became clear to me, and I would like to share this secret with all those I love so that they, too, might cling to God through everything, so that this prayer of Christ might be fulfilled: "Father, may they be made perfectly one!"“

—  Elizabeth of the Trinity French Carmelite nun and mystic 1880 - 1906

Letters to Madame de Sourdon, L 122, 15 June 1902; as quoted in Always Believe in Love: Selected Writings of Elizabeth of the Trinity by Marian Murphy, 2017, p. 109 https://books.google.it/books?id=JX3LDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA109.

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