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refuge Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about refuge
  1. #1
    “In a world where mortal man has become the dominant force, most creatures of enchantment have fled to refuges like this one.”
  2. #2
    “Taking Mum’s hand, I whispered ‘Are we really safe, here?’ ”
  3. #3
    “For many of us, the hospital was as much a refuge as it was a prison. Though we were cut off from the world and all the trouble we enjoyed stirring up out there, we were also cut off from the demands and expectations that had driven us crazy. What could be expected of us now that we were stowed away in a loony bin? The hospital shielded us from all sorts of things. We’d tell the staff to refuse phone calls or visits from anyone we didn’t want to talk to, including our parents.”
  4. #4
    “These people were my relatives, my ancestors. And this place could be my refuge.”
  5. #5
    “I hated to leave France. Life was so simple in France. I felt I was a fool to be going back into Spain. In Spain you could not tell about anything.”
  6. #6
    “Paris, a city so perilously close to the war, became a refuge for artists throughout the 1920s.”
  7. #7
    “The left bank of the Seine River became and outpost for an entire generation of the dispossessed and disillusioned.”
  1. #8
    “I bow down to and take refuge in the sacred teachings, including the doctrines of the ultimate truth, quiescent and desireless, the irreversible path of the three vehicles, and the transmissions, esoteric instructions, and treatises of the transmitted precepts and treasures.”
  2. #9
    “Alone, abandoned by his premonitions, fleeing the chill that was to accompany him until death, he sought a last refuge in Macondo in the warmth of his oldest memories. ”
  3. #10
    “Where could my heart find refuge from itself? Where could I go, yet leave myself behind? Was there any place where I should not be a prey to myself? None.”
  4. #11
    “And so, in that Greek letter that looks like a shack with a corrugated tin roof, in that elusive, irrational number with which scientists try to understand the universe, I found refuge.”
  5. #12
    “The child, screaming for refuge, senses how feeble a shelter the twig hut of grown-up awareness is. They claim strength, these parents, and complete sanctuary.”
  6. #13
    “Yes, truly. I speak not as desiring more,
    But rather wishing a more strict restraint
    Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare.”
  7. #14
    “Every herd is a refuge for giftlessness . . . Only the solitary seek the truth, and they break with those who don’t love it sufficiently.”

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