You knew I had to include Peace Like a River quotes this week, right? How could I possibly share a week of lovely lines and not quote Leif Enger, whose brilliant fiction often reads like poetry? He delights me on paper and is just as wonderful in person!
“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, golden and so clean it quivers.”
“When a person dies, the earth is generally unwilling to cough him back up. A miracle contradicts the will of earth.”
“Be careful whom you choose to hate. The small and the vulnerable own a protection great enough, if you could but see it, to melt you into jelly. Beware those who reside beneath the shadow of the Wings.”
How about this from So Brave, Young, and Handsome:
“…for his life seemed a curving line, capricious, moment by moment inviting grace.”