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Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Positive Quotes About Life
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books.
Ms. L’Engle was born in 1918 in New York City, late in her parents’ lives, an only child growing up in an adult world. Her father was a journalist who had been a foreign correspondent. Her mother was a musician.
Her works included poetry, plays, autobiography and books on prayer, and almost all were deeply, quixotically personal.
But it was in her vivid children’s characters that readers most clearly glimpsed her passionate search for answers to the questions that mattered most.
Madeleine L’Engle. Positive Quotes About Life
“Remember that one of the glories of being human is that we are fallible. We are the creatures who learn by making mistakes. I don’t know about you, but I learn by what I do wrong, not by what I do right. An ant does not have this privilege. In ant societies if an ant deviates from the pattern that ant is a goner. Ants do not have the freedom of choice that we have.”
Madeleine L’Engle was the author of more than sixty books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book.
“A Wrinkle in Time” is a cultural touchstone.
Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ has sold 14 million copies since its publication in 1962.
“L’Engle was living my ideal life in both the Connecticut countryside and New York’s Upper Westside: sophisticated, intelligent, faithful, artistic; surrounded by friends and religious people: nuns, canons, and priests from many religious orders; hosting dinners that included talented artists, musicians, actors, doctors; and extended family, both biological and adopted in various forms. Hers was the model upon which I wanted to build my own life.” Dana R. Casey
L’Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
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