Love Quotes and Sayings
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Norman Maclean Love Quotes and Sayings

Norman Maclean Love Quotes and Sayings

1. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.

2. We can love completely what we cannot completely understand.

3. At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding.


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Excerpt from Wikipedia: Norman Fitzroy Maclean (23 December 1902 in Clarinda, Iowa — 2 August 1990 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American author and scholar most noted for his books A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976) and Young Men and Fire (1992).
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Sayings by Norman Maclean

1. One of life’s quiet excitements is to stand somewhat apart from yourself and watch yourself softly becoming the author of something beautiful even if it is only a floating ash.

2. All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes you see something you weren’t noticing which makes you see something that isn’t even visible.

3. When I was young, a teacher had forbidden me to say “more perfect” because she said if a thing is perfect it can’t be more so. But by now I had seen enough of life to have regained my confidence in it.

4. The hardest thing usually to leave behind, as was the case now, can loosely be called the conscience.

5. Unless we are willing to escape into sentimentality or fantasy, often the best we can do with catastrophes, even our own, is to find out exactly what happened and restore some of the missing parts.

6. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.