quote by Madeleine L'Engle

But grief still has to be worked through. It is like walking through water. Sometimes there are little waves lapping about my feet. Sometimes there is an enormous breaker that knocks me down. Sometimes there is a sudden and fierce squall. But I know that many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.

— Madeleine L'Engle

Most Powerful Quenched quotations

Hungry is a word that I've been analyzing here of late.

It's not hunger that drives me, it's not hunger that needs to drive our football team. Hunger and thirst are things that can be quenched. We have to be a driven group, we have to seek greatness.

There is a tremendous relief in knowing that {God's} love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me.

Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity.

From time immemorial men have quenched their thirst with water without knowing anything about its chemical constituents. In like manner we do not need to be instructed in all the mysteries of doctrine, but we do need to receive the Living Water which Jesus Christ will give us and which alone can satisfy our souls.

Love is as strong as death; its jealousy as unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire; like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away

Fire can warm or consume, water can quench or drown, wind can caress or cut.

And so it is with human relationships: we can both create and destroy, nurture and terrorize, traumatize and heal each other.

Natural thunder heralds the wetness of fresh water high clouds to quench the thirst of fields gone dry and parched, a messenger of blessed rain, but this was as dry as hell must be. My distraught perception refused to believe it, because of the insane suddenness with which it sounded, swelled and hit, and how casually it came to murder my child.

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

Nothing quenches the thirst like a wheat beer, or sharpens the appetite like an India pale ale. Nothing goes as well with seafood as a dry porter or stout, or accompanies chocolate like an imperial stout. Nothing soothes like a barleywine. These are just a few of the specialty styles of beer.

So she sat on the porch and watched the moon rise.

Soon its amber fluid was drenching the earth, and quenching the thirst of the day.

You can tell people of the need to struggle, but when the powerless start to see that they really can make a difference, nothing can quench the fire.

All things are connected, like the blood that runs in your family "The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father." 1854 The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. You must give to the rivers the kindness you would give to any brother.

I am a fanatic! I feel a power within me...a fire that I may not quench, but must keep ablaze.

We [should not] make the mistake of thinking that marriage will provide the ultimate satisfaction for which we all hunger. To assume so would be to be guilty of blasphemy. Only God satisfies the hungry heart. Marriage is but one of the channels He uses to enable us to taste how deeply satisfying His thirst-quenching grace can be.

God, help me to see others not as enemies or as ungodly but rather as thirsty people. And give me the courage and compassion to offer your Living Water, which alone quenches deep thirst.

The search for knowledge is in our genes.

It was put there by our distant ancestors who spread across the world, and it's never going to be quenched.

Water from a fountain quenches the excessive heat which would destroy this life.

Thus water can be called the only everlasting source of continuous being.

Revenge is like a ghost... It takes over every man it touches... Its thirst cannot be quenched... Until the last man standing has fallen.

Presumption must be quenched even more than a fire.

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

Everything is a hero: A lighthouse which gives light to us;

weeds that provide shelter to little insects; a water drop which quenches a thirsty ant! Everything that helps us to live is a hero!

Meditation is the direct means of enjoying the greatest happiness and is the only means to quench the thirst for happiness on earth.

My love is such that Rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence. Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

If we wish to quench our thirst, we must lay aside books which explain thirst and take a drink.

That is the conviction we must come to in our meditation, that the darkness cannot quench the light.

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness.

Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.

And as I watched him, I knew that in every dark night there was, somewhere, a small light burning that could never be quenched.

Yet, when we must put aside our wrath, quench our envy, soften our anger, offer our prayers, and show a disposition which is reasonable, mild, kindly, and loving, how could poverty stand in our way? For we accomplish these things not by spending money but by making the correct choice.

In general, the churches, visited by me often on weekdays.

.. bore for me the same relation to God that billboards did to Coca-Cola; they promoted thirst without quenching it.

Whatever we attempt is a reflection of our inner thirst, which we hope to quench in all these external ways. What we are looking for lies within us, and if we gave out time and energy to an interior search, we would come across it much faster, since that is the only place where it is to be found.

Foul water will quench fire.

All day long and all night through, One thing only must I do: Quench my pride and cool my blood, Lest I perish in the flood.

Religious fanaticism and hatred are a world-devouring fire, whose violence none can quench.