Lila Quotes.

1. "It felt very good to have him walking beside her. Good like rest and quiet, like something you could live without but you needed anyway. That you had to learn how to miss, and then you'd never stop missing it."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

2. "This is not to say that joy is a compensation for loss, but that each of them, joy and loss, exists in its own right and must be recognised for what it is... So joy can be joy and sorrow can be sorrow, with neither of them casting either light or shadow on the other."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

3. "You best keep to yourself, except you never can."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

4. "If you think about a human face, it can be something you don't want to look at,so sad or so hard or so kind. It can be something you want to hide, because it pretty well shows where you've been and what you can expect. And anybody at all can see it, but you can''t. It just floats out there in front of you. It might as well be your soul, for all you can do to protect it."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

5. "The best things that happen I'd never have thought to pray for. In a million years. The worst things just come like the weather."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

6. "My faith tells me that God shared poverty, suffering, and death with human beings, which can only mean that such things are full of dignity and meaning, even though to believe this makes a great demand on one’s faith, and to act as if this were true in any way we understand is to be ridiculous. It is ridiculous also to act as if it were not absolutely and essentially true all the same."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

7. "She said, I don’t know why I come here. That’s a fact. He shrugged. Since you are here, maybe you could tell me a little about yourself? She shook her head. I don’t talk about that. I just been wondering lately why things happen the way they do. Oh! he said. Then I’m glad you have some time to spare. I’ve been wondering about that more or less my whole life."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

8. "I can't love you as much as I love you. I can't feel as happy as I am."..."Were you as sad as you were sad? As lonely as you were lonely? I wasn't." "Me neither. I would have died of it."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

9. "That sound of settling into the sheets and the covers has to be one of the best things in the world. Sleep is a mercy. You can feel it coming on, like being swept up in something."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

10. "She could see it surprised him, too, sometimes. He told her once when there was a storm a bird had flown into the house. He’d never seen one like it. The wind must have carried it in from some far-off place. He opened all the doors and windows, but it was so desperate to escape that for a while it couldn’t find a way out. It left a blessing in the house, he said. The wildness of it. Bringing the wind inside."
- Marilynne Robinson, Lila

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