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Madeleine L'Engle
(1918-2007) born on
Nov 28
US novelist. She won the 1963 Newberry award for "A Wrinkle in Time."
         
   
F
To be born is to start the journey towards death.

R
Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
A
When I am grappling with ideas which are radical enough to upset grown-ups, then I am likely to put these ideas into a story which will be marketed for children, because children understand what their parents have rejected and forgotten.
N
I didn't mean to give you the impression that life at the cathedral is like "Barchester Towers," as written by Dostoyevsky and heavily edited by John Updike.
K
Sometimes idiosyncrasies which used to be irritating become endearing, part of the complexity of a partner who has become woven deep into our own selves.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:
R: "Writer, Wife, Theologian" "Anglican Digest," Pentecost 83
A:
N: On Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, NYC, "A Severed Wasp," Farrar, Straus & Giroux 82
K: Two-Part Invention, 1988
   


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