She realized with deep respect that this woman had always done what she had to do and faced what she had to face. If many of her fears and burdens would have seemed unreal to another woman, there was nothing unreal about her courage.”

THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

 ― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water

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“Owen meany who rarely wasted words and who had the conversation-stopping habit of dropping remarks like coins into a deep pool of water… remarks that sank, like truth, to the bottom of the pool where they would remain untouchable.”

― John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

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