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    Life is a school of the spirit.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: school  spirit 
     
    To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    I will weep no more for the lost, asleep in their water graves.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: lost  water 
     
    Call me Silidons, for such I am.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    Truth is a constant delight to those that love her; such beauty holds no power to offend.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: beauty  truth  power 
     
    She [Mérian] shook her head sadly. 'What Bran wants is impossible.' 'Well,' I [Will] said, 'I wouldn't be too sure. I have seen the lone canny fox outwit the hunter often enough to know that it matters little how many horses and men you have. All the wealth and weapons in the world will not catch the fox that refuses to be caught.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: men  world  impossible  wealth 
     
    Arthur's fingers tighten on the silver-braided hilt: see how naturally it fits his hand! He pulls. The Sword of Britain slides from its stone sheath. The ease with which this is accomplished shines in the wonder in Arthur's eyes. He truly cannot believe what he has done. Nor can he comprehend what it means.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: believe  wonder  eyes 
     
    Three things cannot be called back: the arrow when it speeds from the bow, the milk when the churn is upturned, the word when it leaps from the tongue.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    I tell you the truth, a man may not make himself king; only the blessing of him who holds the kingship can elevate a man to that high place. For sovereignty is a sacred trust that may not be bartered or sold; still less may it be stolen or taken by force.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: truth  men  trust  blessing  sacred 
     
    See here, if a simple act of kindness or generosity, such as buying a loaf of bread for some poor working women, can mean that wholesale death and destruction will be avoided - why, a man would be a monster who had it in his power to alleviate all that suffering yet stood by and did nothing.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    Do not think it impossible just because it has never happened. - Friar Tuck
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: impossible 
     
    The path is revealed in the treading.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: path 
     
    We are closest to Christ when sharing the world's misery. Think you Jesus came to remove our pains? Wherever did you get that notion? The Lord came, not to remove our suffering, but to show us the way through it to the glory beyond. We can overcome our travails. That is the promise of the cross.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    I knew, even as we touched that I had never wanted anything more in all my life. All my crabbed cravings were as a cupful of pond water beside the vast ocean of longing I felt surging through me. My head swam; my eyes blurred. I burned from the inside out as if my blood and bones were consumed with liquid fire.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: fire  eyes  ocean  longing  water  blood 
     
    We in our present generation stand on the cusp of a new and glorious dawn when mastery of these energies lies fully within our grasp as secret yields to inquiry, which yields to experimentation, which leads to verification and duplication, which, in the final course, leads to knowledge.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: secret  present  lies  mastery  energy 
     
    Two friends . . . there are stronger forces on earth, perhaps, but few as tenacious and enduring as the bond between true friends.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: friends  earth  true 
     
    If thou wouldst seek justice, thyself must be just.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: justice 
     
    How is a man fortunate to live in the darkness, brother?" "Why do you wonder?" asked Blaise. "For only he who has lived in darkness truly knows and values the light.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: men  live  darkness  value 
     
    To friends! Life belongs to those who love, and where love reigns is man truly king!
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: men 
     
    Knowledge is a burden-once taken up, it can never be discarded.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: truth  heart  language  song  stories 
     
    Apart from pleasure, beauty also kindles imagination, hope and encouragement. If beauty ceased to exist, we would, in a very real sense, cease to exist-for we would be no longer who we are.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    Unbelievers enjoy the security of their unbelief; there is great confidence in ignorance.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    Words are worth little when the heart refuses to hear. Therefore, judge us by our works.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: work  heart  worth 
     
    Humility, if it comes at all, almost always comes too late.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: humility 
     
    They are young and life has no limits. Nothing is impossible, nothing beyond doing or knowing. The world is theirs and everything in it.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    What makes you so certain?" "But I am not certain," I told him. "Nothing is certain. You want certainty?" "Yes!" "Then you want death.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: death 
     
    The Emrys! The Emrys is here!' Merlin shook his head in astonishment. 'Has it come to this?' he wondered. 'Even small children know me by sight.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: children  child 
     
    Do not borrow tomorrow's troubles today
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    That Arthur has not always existed seems odd to me. Like the wind on the moors and the wild winter stars, surely he has always lived . . . and always will.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: star  wild  winter 
     
    None of us ever knows what impact we have on the world around us.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: world 
     
    Contrary to what many may think, immortality is not a fairy tale invented to compensate for an unhappy life.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: immortality 
     
    It had long been an ambition to find the line of force that might lead to the Holy Land in the time of Christ.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: time  ambition  christ  holy 
     
    Jump blind and you might find yourself on the rim of a raging volcano, or smack in the middle of a battlefield during a savage war, or on a swiftly tilting ice floe in a tempest-tossed sea.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: war  savage 
     
    People did not go jumping from one place to another with nothing in between. It simply did not happen.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: people 
     
    Alea iacta est. The die has been cast.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: die 
     
    You see, this universe we inhabit is made up of billions of galaxies literally beyond counting and this is only one universe.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: universe 
     
    Early man recognised these lines of force and marked them out on the landscape with, well, any old thing, really standing stones, ditches, mounds, tumps, sacred wells, and that sort of thing. And, later on, with churches, market crosses, crossroads, and whatnot.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: men  sacred  church 
     
    A ley line is what might be called a field of force, a trail of telluric energy. There are hundreds of them, perhaps thousands, all over Britain, and they've been around since the Stone Age.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
    tags: age  energy 
     
    The air crackled with the presage of lightning, and a heavy mist descended around them.
    — Stephen R. Lawhead
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