Saturday, 3 November 2018

QotD: "It's a rare gift, you know, to feel reverence for your own life ... To imagine a heaven and then not to dream of it, but to demand it."


"It's a rare gift, you know, to feel reverence for your own life and to want the best, the greatest, the highest possible, here, now, for your very own. To imagine a heaven and then not to dream of it, but to demand it." 
        ~ Kira Argounova, excerpt from We the Living by Ayn Rand
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2 comments:

  1. Well, I'm not one to quibble but it's not a rare gift at all. Every child has it. What's rare is to get it back or, better, not have it snatched away by the likes of government schooling.

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  2. It's often said that folk go around imposing their will on others. One point of the quote, I think, is that too many folk instead can't even impose their will on themselves -- that's the rare gift, you see, to discover who you are and to be honest to that vision over the course of a whole life.

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