Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quotes from Appetites...

"...There is no escape from the fact that at any moment because of any number of things, events, people, your life can change completely...There is no such thing as finding safety outside yourself, not even in the earth." (221)

"Life itself is a huge, temporary gift." (235)

"Live my life only as I can live it, or live a lie." (236)

"The purpose of life is not to be safe. It is to be open. To be dedicated to the truth, to the joy as it streams through your life. Because if you are not, then no matter what you have, you will always want more, you will be forever hungry. And if you are, than no matter what happens, you will one day discover that it is you who you have been hungering for. It has been you, not the food you eat, the clothes you buy, the people you love, the money you make. For lifetimes, for eons, for as long as it takes for a mountain to become a mountain, it has always been you. You are the feast.
You." (237)

By Geneen Roth