THE SHELTERING SKY BOOK QUOTES

“Nothing is more alienating than the arbitrary passage of time.”

“There is a house in the desert where one cannot hide a grain of sand.”

“Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life.”

“How fragile we are under the sheltering sky. Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and all we have is each other.”

“Follow the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent; create a chance by following a mobile structure.”

“When someone asked him to define love, the question sounded like a joke. His response was, ‘When you hear someone else’s name being called and it no longer matters.'”

“What more can you ask of life than to be able to look up at the sky and feel that you have never seen anything so beautiful and terrifying?”

“The only way to do it, is to do it.”

“You never dreamed. ‘Really? Never?’ Well, I did a lot of other things—read, went to movies, listened to music, I loved music. I used to hear it when I was sound asleep.”

“Only the black man wants to be recognized as a man, wants to be addressed as a man – in short, wants to become a white man.”

“How can you break your heart when you have no heart?”

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

“People do not learn by the experiences of others, but only by their own.”

“The desert is healing, the desert is purifying. It’s a breeding ground for strange thoughts and hallucinations.”

“Reach out with your heart and love someone.” QUOTES ABOUT LOVING YOUR WIFE

“The value of love is slowly lost when we have way too much.”

“We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins.”

“In the desert, emotions become magnified. The human heart beats faster here, and the sun burns hotter.”

“We get the sense that it’s all slipping away.”

“To speak without thinking, first you must think.”

“For a man to become a philosopher, he must first identify his own self as his own particular fate.”

“We are travelers here. We shall not remain.”

“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”

“One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.”

“You, too, have a lot of old fat to lose.”

“No matter how far you travel, you always end up finding yourself.”

“Death is a release, a liberation, the fulfillment of a curiosity.”

“Outside the ordered universe is that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon-sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud.”

“You have no idea where you’re going. You don’t know where you’ve come from. You still function according to the beliefs and thoughts instilled in you by your background, but you ask yourself, ‘What’s the point?'”