Annie Dillard Quotes
Brief author info: Annie Dillard (1945- ) American writer, poet and novelist; winner of 1975 Pulitzer Prize.
Showing: 1 - 10 Annie Dillard Quotes of 26
The dear, stupid body is as easily satisfied as a spaniel.
Our life seems cursed to be a wiggle merely, and a wandering without end.
Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf.
We live half our waking lives and all of our sleeping lives in some private, useless, and insensible waters we never mention or recall.
Unless all ages and races of men have been deluded by the same mass hypnotist (who?), there seems to be such a thing as beauty, a grace wholly gratuitous.
Why do people in churches seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?
Evolution loves death more than it loves you or me. This is easy to write, easy to read, and hard to believe.
The courage of children and beasts is a function of innocence.
I think that the dying pray at the last not "please" but "thank you," as a guest thanks his host at the door.
The mind wants the world to return its love, or its awareness; the mind wants to know all the world, and all eternity, and God.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.