Quotes / December 5, 2014

Fresh Friday Quote: Madeleine L’Engle

Each Friday I will share a quote I appreciate. It might be long or short. It might be funny or thought provoking.

A Conversation between Meg Murry and her mother:

“And you think all this has something to do with Father?”

“I think it must have.”

“But what?”

“That I don’t know. But it seems the only explanation”

“Do you think things always have an explanation?”

“Yes. I believe that they do . But I think that with our human limitations we’re not always able to understand the explanations. But you see, Meg, just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.”

“I like to understand things,” Meg said.

“We all do. But it isn’t always possible”

– Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time, pages 42-43




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1 Comment

Dec 21, 2014

I read this book several months ago and though I couldn’t remember the characters’ names, I immediately recognized their words starting with: “Do you think things always have an explanation?”.

I am a lot like Meg. I REALLY like to understand things. Her mother’s words are good counsel to me. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of these profound words found in some classic YA literature.



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