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Elizabeth Goudge

Dátum narodenia: 24. apríl 1900
Dátum úmrtia: 1. apríl 1984
Ďalšie mená: Elizabeth Goudgeová

Elizabeth Goudgeová anglická spisovateľka.


„Všetko, čo chceme uniesť, unesieme. To je zákon duchovného života. Jediná prekážka... je strach.“

„In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried... nothing is so warming and companionable.“


„Humanity can be roughly divided into three sorts of people - those who find comfort in literature, those who find comfort in personal adornment, and those who find comfort in food;“ Little White Horse

„We all of us need to be toppled off the throne of self, my dear," he said. "Perched up there the tears of others are never upon our own cheek.“ The White Witch

„Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life...“ Green Dolphin Street

„she had long accepted the fact
that happiness is like swallows in
Spring. It may come and nest under
your eaves or it may not. You cannot
command it. When you expect to be
happy you are not, when you don't
expect to be happy there's suddenly
Easter in your soul, though it be
midwinter.“
The White Witch

„Robin: When youmarry, will you marry?
Maria: I have not quite decided yet, but I think I shall marry a boy I knew in London.
Robin(yells): What? Marry some mincing nincompoop of a Londoner with silk stockings and a pomade in his hair and face like a Cheshire cheese? You dare do such a thing! You - Maria - if you marry a London man I'll wring his neck! (...) I'll not only wring his neck, I'll wring everybody's necks, and I'll go right away out of the valley, over the hills to the town where my father came from, and I won't ever come back here again. So there!
(...)
Maria: Why don't you want me to marry that London boy?
Robin(shouting): Because you are going to marry. Do you hear, Maria? You are going to marry.“
The Little White Horse

„There is always something particularly delightful about exceptions to a rule.“ The Little White Horse


„In a world where thrushes sing and willow trees are golden in the spring, boredom should have been included among the seven deadly sins.“ The Rosemary Tree

„What is the scent of water?"
"Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew.“
The Scent of Water

„Most of us tend to belittle all suffering except our own," said Mary. "I think it's fear. We don't want to come too near in case we're sucked in and have to share it.“ The Scent of Water

„Nothing is ever finished and done with in this world. You may think a seed was finished and done with when it falls like a dead thing into the earth; but when it puts forth leaves and flowers next spring you see your mistake.“ The Little White Horse


„In my opinion, too much attention to weather makes for instability of character.“ The Little White Horse

„[I]f you believe in God omnipresent, then you must believe everything that comes into your life, person or event, must have something of God in it to be experienced and loved; not hated.“ Green Dolphin Street

„... The simple little words came easily, fitting themselves to the tune that had come out of the harpsichord. It didn't seem to her that she made them up at all. It seemed to her that they flew in from the rose-garden, through the open window, like a lot of butterflies, poised themselves on the point of her pen, and fell off it on to the paper.“ The Little White Horse

„He grinned at her, and she grinned at him, and it seemed to Maria that suddenly the sun came out.“

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