Five (or ten) Quotes from Madeleine L'Engle

November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007

“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.”

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”

“Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” 

“Hate hurts the hater more'n the hated.”

“People are more than just the way they look.”

“I do not think that I will ever reach a stage when I will say, "This is what I believe. Finished." What I believe is alive ... and open to growth"

“Only a fool is not afraid.”

“The minute we begin to think we have all the answers, we forget the questions.”

“Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.”

“Art is communication.”