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The Book of Counted Sorrows Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Book of Counted Sorrows
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“We can embrace love; its not too late. Why do we sleep, instead with hate? Belief requires no suspension to see that Hell is our invention.”
Dean Koontz
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The Book of Counted Sorrows
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love
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“Without a gleaning of purpose in life, we have no vision, we live in strife”
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“Holy men tell us life is a mystery. They embrace that concept happily. But some mysteries bite and bark and come to get you in the dark.”
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“Is there some meaning to this life? What purpose lies behind the strife? Whence do we come, where are we bound? These cold questions echo and resound through each day, each lonely night.”
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“In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite as it seems.”
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“Humanity yearns so desperately to equal God’s great creativity. In some creations, how we shine: music, dance, storyweaving, wine.”
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“Every eye sees its own special vision; every ear hears a most different song. In each man’s troubled heart, and incision would reveal a unique, shameful wrong.”
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“Life without meaning cannot be borne. We find a mission to which we’re sworn”
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“Night has patterns that can be read less by the living than by the dead.”
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“We make Hell real; we stoke its fires. And in its flames our hope expires. Heaven, too, is merely our creation. We can grant ourselves our own salvation. All that’s required is imagination.”
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“We long to find the splendid light that will cast a revelatory beam upon the meaning of the human dream.”
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“To know the darkness is to love the light, to welcome dawn and fear the coming night.”
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“Evil is a faceless stranger, living in a distant neighborhood. Evil has a wholesome, hometown face, with merry eyes and an open smile. Evil walks among us, wearing a mask which looks like all our faces.”
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“Darkness devours every shining day. Darkness demands and always has its way. Darkness listens, watches, waits. Darkness claims the day and celebrates. Sometimes in silence darkness comes. Sometimes with a gleeful banging of drums.”
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“Pestilence, disease, and war haunt this sorry place. And nothing lasts forever; that’s a truth we have to face.”
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“There’s no escape From death’s embrace, though you lead it on a merry chase.”
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“Courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy lift us above the simple beasts and define humanity.”
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“Or are their dark fears exaggerated? Are these doom-criers addlepated? Those who fear the coming of all Hells are those who should be feared themselves”
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“Stranger fiends hide here in human guise than reside in the valleys of Hell. But goodness, kindness and love arise in the heart of the poor beast, as well.”
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“We spend vast energy and time plotting death for one another. No one, nowhere, is ever safe. Not father, child, or mother.”

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