Ian Caldwell Quotes.

1. "The worst thief is a bad book"
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

2. "Leanoardo wrote that a painter should begin every canvas wit a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. Most painters do the opposite, starting with a whitewash and adding the shadows last. But Paul, who knows Leonardo so well you'd thing the old man slept on the bottom bun, understands the value of starting with the shadows. The only things people can ever know about you are the ones you let them see."
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

3. "...Because every desire has its proper object...people spend their lives wanting things the shouldn't. The world confuses them into taking heir love and aiming it where it doesn't belong...All it takes to be happy is to love the right things, in the right amounts. Not money. Not books. People. Adults who don't understand that never feel fulfilled..."
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

4. "They could never quite reconcile themselves to the idea that our lives don't follow the dramatic arc that a good author gives to a great literary character. Only in accidents of pure perfection does the world actually become a stage." (Rule of Four, 54-55)"
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

5. "With that in mind, I try to imagine the greatest gift I could've given my father. And as sleep descends on me, the answer seems strangely clear: my faith in his idols. That was what he wanted all along - to feel that we were united by something permanent, to know that as long as he and I believed in the same thing, we would never be apart."
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

6. "I would sell my last cow for a handful of magical beans"
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

7. "Hope, Paul said to me once, which whispered from Pandora's box only after all the other plagues and sorrows had escaped, is the best and last of all things. Without it, there is only time. And time pushes at our backs like a centrifuge, forcing us outward and away, until it nudges us into oblivion...Like all things in the universe, we are destined from birth to diverge. Time is simply the yardstick of our separation. If we are particles in a sea of distance, exploded from an original whole, there is a science to our solitude. We are lonely in proportion to our years."
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

8. "He told me once that praying is like being a soccer coach and calling saints off the bench."
- Quote by Ian Caldwell

9. "Never mix books and bed. In the spectrum of excitement, sex & thought were on opposite ends. Both to be enjoyed, but never at the same time."
- Ian Caldwell, The Rule Of Four

10. "The darkest mistakes can be forgiven, but they can never be undone."
- Ian Caldwell, The Fifth Gospel

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