Quotes ‘n Stuff
I like reading books, lots of books. I read books of many philosophies, some ugly, some beautiful, but all relevant to life in this fallen world. The list of books I have read is found here.
When I read books, it is invariably with highlighter in hand. I mark passages that might be important, wonderful, funny, wicked; basically things that I think are interesting, for whatever reason. Perhaps I am mistaken, but hopefully some readers will find these lists stimulating, intriguing, and potentially helpful in their own search for truth. If I hear any other interesting quotes, from any source, I’ll cite them too.
In this category I will provide the lists of quotes, as they are made available digitally.
Quotes: Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey, Touchstone, 1968 Page 4. Lavender clouds sail like a fleet of ships across the pale green dawn; each cloud, planed flat on the wind, has a base of fiery gold. Page 6. … clamor and filth and confusion of the cultural apparatus…. Page 11. Above the mesa the sun [...]
Quotes: The Truth War, by John MacArthur, Thomas Nelson, 2007 Page X I. Every true Christian should know and love the truth. Scripture says one of the key characteristics of “those who perish” (people who are damned by their unbelief) is that “they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be [...]
Quotes: The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, 2002, Back Bay Books Page 83. In some studies, students who have a high degree of synchrony with their teachers are happier, more enthused, interested, and easygoing Page 84. We imitate each other’s emotions as a way of expressing support and caring and, even more basically, as a [...]
John Bunyan, by Frank Mott Harrison, The Banner of Truth Trust, 1989 Page 190. Prayer with Bunyan is very real, and when he prays he always asks himself: ‘To what end, O my soul, art thou retired to this place? To converse with the Lord in prayer? Is He present, will He hear thee? Is [...]
Teachings of Nature in the Kingdom of Grace, by Charles Spurgeon, Pilgrim publications, Pasadena, Texas, 1975 Page 15. A spider’s line is a cable compared with the thread of thy life. Dreams are substantial masonry compared with the bubbly structure of thy being. Page 35. Another thing is very noticeable, that though the ground was [...]
I have not as yet been able to discover the reason for these properties of gravity from phenomena, and I do not feign hypotheses. For whatever is not deduced from the phenomena must be called a hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, or based on occult qualities, or mechanical, have no place in experimental [...]
Revolution Via Education, by Samuel Blumenfeld, Chalcedon Press, 2009 Page vii In my conversations with him, he stressed the importance of educating Christian children with a Bible-based curriculum. What particularly annoyed him was the fact that more than 80 percent of Christian parents patronized the ungodly government schools and were thus committing sin. He [...]
The Word of Flux, by Rousas John Rushdoony, Ross House Books, 1965 Page 3. Berkeley and Hume…. school of empiricism, a school which holds that the sole source of all knowledge is experience. Page 5. Kant…. We can never know things in themselves. The world as we know it is at least relative [...]
The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb, Random House Books, 2010 Page xxi. Today academics in abstract disciplines depend on one another’s opinion, without external checks, with the severe occasional pathological result of turning their pursuits into insular progress-showing contests. Whatever the shortcomings of the old system, at least it enforced some standard of relevance. [...]
The white South African, an endangered species, by Joseph Andriola, published by Howard Timmins, 1976 Page x. I was not ground down “democratically” into the level of the lowest common denominator of the rest of the class as is so often the case in American public school education today with its pathological emphasis on so-called [...]