Quotes: The Recording Angel--Corra Harris (1912)

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Quotes: The Recording Angel--Corra Harris (1912)

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1Corkster
Mar 24, 2009, 7:54pm

He was a good man,who firmly believed that his Heavenly Father was a severe one. His religion was a sort of spiritual penitentiary of the soul,and nothing could exceed the ardour with which he sincerely laboured for the incarceration of other souls.

2Corkster
Mar 24, 2009, 8:09pm

You experienced a change of heart at the sight of her.The tears were streaming down her grim old face,softening it.She had done a good deed.The sod of her soul was turning green,was blossoming before your eyes.A fool may become great in the twinkling of an eye.God has arranged it so without reference to our little systems of judgement.The Hypocrite is sometimes a saint for one aurora moment,and the saint does not always avoid the limelight of hypocrisy.They knelt together,side by side.It was as if Rachel wanted the Lord to see her there.We are all such children as that in the presence of Him,sometimes hiding,sometimes "showing Off".
The Recording Angel--Corra Harris

32wonderY
Edited: Aug 10, 2011, 9:22am

Hey Corkster,

I just acquired The Recording Angel on Saturday, and I'm dipping in. I love Corra's descriptions and I'm caught up on the first page.
Corra Harris
I wish this group was more populous, because one of my new favorite activities is to collect and catagorize quotations.

I plan on having fun here...

4Corkster
Sep 9, 2011, 2:23pm

This is a fantasy which needs no apology,for who among us has not been intrigued by the alternatives history never reveals----Douglas C. Jones (The Court -Martial of George Armstrong Custer)

5Corkster
Sep 9, 2011, 2:26pm

Ghetto Pedagogy

"Dad?"
"Yes?"
"Why do black men always kill each other?"
(long pause)
"Practicing."

Walter Mosley (Black Betty)

6Corkster
Sep 9, 2011, 2:31pm

One all-extending,all-preserving Soul
Connects each being,greatest with the least;
Made beast in aid of man,and man in aid of beast;
All served,all serving;nothing stands alone;
The chain holds on,and where it ends,unknown.

Alexander Pope

7Corkster
Sep 9, 2011, 2:36pm

Messages come from all kinds of places---
Curious Habits of our Common Birds,Animals and Plants--- John Harvey Furbay

You who wish to write about men,go into the deserts,become for a moment the child of nature,and then---and then only---take up the pen..--- Chateaubriand

8Corkster
Sep 9, 2011, 2:42pm

The Sage is one who has first discovered what is common in our hearts...Mencius

9Corkster
Sep 9, 2011, 2:46pm

"O my friend, why do you,who are a citizen of the great and mighty and wise city of Athens,care so much about the laying up of the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation,and so little about wisdom and truth?"

----Socrates on trail---