Leif Enger Quotes


Fresh peach pie can lift a bullying reprobate into apologetic courtesy; I have watched it happen.

We and the world my children will always be at war. Retreat is impossible. Arm yourselves.

We see a newborn moth unwrapping itself and announce Look children a miracle! But let an irreversible wound be knit back to seamlessness? We won't even see it though we look at it every day.

Routine is worry's sly assassin.

I remember it as October days are always remembered cloudless maple-flavored the air gold and so clean it quivers.

Of all facial expressions which is the worst to have aimed at you? Wouldn't you agree it's disgust?

Good advice is a wise man's friend of course; but sometimes it just flies on past and all you can do is wave.

Real miracles bother people like strange sudden pains unknown in medical literature.

When a person dies the earth is generally unwilling to cough him back up. A miracle contradicts the will of earth.

Why is it our failures only show us more clearly the people we are failing?

What else exhausts like sustained deception?

So thoughtlessly we sling on our destinies.

Once torched by truth...a little thing like faith is easy.

You can embark on new and steeper versions of your old sins you know and cry tears while doing it that are genuine as any.

Love is a strange fact - it hopes all things believes all things endures all things. It makes no sense at all.

Fair is whatever God wants to do.

It is one thing to be sick of your own infirmities and another to understand that the people you love most are sick of them also. You are very near then to being friendless in the world.

I prayed the Lord would sort (my prayers) out and answer as needed. Above all that he would hurry.

Sometimes heroism is nothing more than patience curiosity and a refusal to panic.

Many a night I woke to the murmer of paper and knew (Dad) was up sitting in the kitchen with frayed King James - oh but he worked that book; he held to it like a rope ladder.

Hope is like yeast you know rising under warmth.

Pride is the rope God allows us all.