Frases de Morris West

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Morris West

Fecha de nacimiento: 26. Abril 1916
Fecha de muerte: 9. Octubre 1999

Morris Langlo West fue un escritor australiano. Morris West se hizo famoso con la tetralogía Las sandalias del pescador, Los bufones de Dios, Lázaro y Eminencia. Otros libros exitosos han sido La salamandra, El abogado del diablo, etcétera. Muchas de sus historias han sido llevadas al cine. Es considerado el escritor más leído de la historia literaria de Australia, con 60 millones de ejemplares vendidos y más de treinta libros publicados.

„Primero hay que educar el corazón y después la cabeza".“

„Predicamos la caridad y la compasión, pero raras veces lo que significan".“

„«Saben entendérselas con la muerte. Es la vida lo que los desconcierta.»“ Las sandalias del pescador

„El valor moral de un acto depende de la intención con que se realiza".“

„If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.“

„One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.“

„I know what you are thinking - you need a sign. What better one could I give than to make this little one whole and new? I could do it, but I will not. I am the Lord and not a conjurer. I gave this mite a gift I denied to all of you - eternal innocence. To you, he looks imperfect but to me he is flawless like the bud that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by the ants. He will never offend me, as all of you have done. He will never pervert or destroy the work of my Father's hands. He is necessary to you. He will evoke the kindness that will keep you human. His infirmity will prompt you to gratitude for your own good fortune. More! He will remind you every day that I am who I am, that my ways are not yours, and that the smallest dust mite, while in darkest space, does not fall out of my hand. I have chosen you. You have not chosen me. This little one is my sign to you. Treasure him!“ The Clowns of God

„I don't believe in miracles, only unexplained facts.“ The Devil's Advocate

„History is alwys written by victors, and the defeated create a new set of myths to explain the past and gild the future“

„I was lost a long time, without knowing it. Without the Faith, one is free, and that is a pleasant feeling at first. There are no questions of conscience, no constraints, except the constraints of custom, convention and the law, and these are flexible enough for most purposes. It is only later that terror comes. One is free - but free in chaos, in an unexplained and unexplainable world. One is free in a desert, from which there is no retreat but inward, toward the hollow core of oneself. There is nothing to build on but the small rock of one's own pride, and this is a nothing, based on nothing... I think, therefore I am. But what am I? An accident of disorder, going no place.“ The Devil's Advocate

„Each of us can walk only the path he sees at his own feet. Each of us is subject to the consequences of his own belief.“ The Devil's Advocate

„I feel the life slipping out of me. When the pain comes, I cry out, but there is no prayer in it, only fear. I kneel and recite my office and the Rosary but the words are empty - dry gourds rattling in the silence. The dark is terrible and I feel so alone. I see no signs but the symbols of contradiction. I try to dispose myself to faith, hope and charity, but my will is a blown reed in the winds of despair.“ The Devil's Advocate

„He had fallen into the error of all liberals: the belief that men are prepared to reform themselves, that good will attracts good will, that truth has leavening virtue of its own.“ The Devil's Advocate

„Even in sin, the act of love -done with love- is shadowed with divinity. Its conformity may be at fault, but its nature is not altered, and its nature is creative, communicative, splendid in surrender. It was in the splendor of my surrender to Nina and she to me, that I first understood how a man might surrender himself to God -if a God existed. The moment of love is a moment of union -of body and spirit- and the act of faith is mutual and implicit.“ The Devil's Advocate

„The truth? the truth my dear Ashely is a luxury available only to those who are not involved in its consequences“

„If prayer fails I am in a greater darkness yet, not knowing whether I have presumed too much or believed too little.“ The Devil's Advocate

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