― Abraham Verghese, quote from Cutting for Stone, “God will judge us, Mr. Harris, by--by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,642. You give her too much, there will be nothing left of you. Your 'Gloria' lives within you. but it can also deepen the wound.”, “Life, too, is like that. Children were the foot wedged in the closing door, the glimmer of hope that in reincarnation there would be some house to go to, even if one came back as a dog, or a mouse, or flea that lived on the bodies of men. This is why I weep.' For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book It affirms that the spiritual development of the human race cannot be prematurely cut off, either gradually or suddenly; that every stone of offence against which we stumble is a stepping-stone to some greater good:;; that, at the end of days, if we choose to put it so, or, rather, in some sphere beyond the world of space and time, all the rays of progress will be summed and centred in a transcendent focus. Born place: in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia ― Abraham Verghese, quote from Cutting for Stone, “He was teaching me how to die, just as he'd taught me how to live.” They are people willing to take social risks—to do things that others might disapprove of.” | About Us — Richard Selzer, Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. “ Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny. “The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. That night the old man died in his sleep.We all saw it the same way.
If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. But there's another kind of hole, and that is the wound that divides family.
— Abraham Verghese. All Quotes who share an affinity for books. Don't leave the instrument sitting in its case, my son.
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fixing holes is precisely what he did. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. ― Abraham Verghese, quote from Cutting for Stone, “Life, too, is like that. Leave no part of your instrument unexplored. — Ezra Pound, life was a stone cutting and grinding... — Raymond Carver, The reader, knowing nothing about the 'dark continent,' filled in the blanks.
— Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, When rewriting, move quickly.
We can't do a thing about our should haves and our could haves. And it can. We'll leave much unfinished for the next generation.” Refresh and try again. ― Abraham Verghese, quote from Cutting for Stone, “...guilt leads to righteous action, but rarely is it the right action.”
― Grace Draven, quote from Master of Crows, “I would not have shied away from an assignment to sail a canoe around Cape Horn or to take charge of the government of Afghanistan.”
You would not value the finest head cut upon a carrot. — Adrienne Clarkson, A fellow will hack half a year at a block of marble to make something in stone that hardly resembles a man.
“It was a tale well known to children all over Africa: Abu Kassem, a miserly Baghdad merchant, had held on to his battered, much repaired pair of slippers even though they were objects of derision. ― Abraham Verghese, quote from Cutting for Stone, “There is a point when grief exceeds the human capacity to emote, and as a result one is strangely composed-”
There are also numerous other kinds: for instance, in Campania , red and black tufas ; in Umbria , Picenum, and Venetia , white tufa which can be cut with a toothed saw like wood.
Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself.
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