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Annie Dillard Quotes
Brief author info: Annie Dillard (1945- ) American writer, poet and novelist; winner of 1975 Pulitzer Prize.
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Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf.
Our life seems cursed to be a wiggle merely, and a wandering without end.
The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.
The dear, stupid body is as easily satisfied as a spaniel.
Why do people in churches seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?
We live half our waking lives and all of our sleeping lives in some private, useless, and insensible waters we never mention or recall.
Unless all ages and races of men have been deluded by the same mass hypnotist (who?), there seems to be such a thing as beauty, a grace wholly gratuitous.
Evolution loves death more than it loves you or me. This is easy to write, easy to read, and hard to believe.
The courage of children and beasts is a function of innocence.
I think that the dying pray at the last not "please" but "thank you," as a guest thanks his host at the door.
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