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Marilynne Robinsonová

Datum narození: 26. listopad 1943

Marilynne Summers Robinsonová je americká spisovatelka a esejistka, členka Americké akademie umění a věd.

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„Vždyť přát si dotek něčí ruky na svých vlasech je bezmála jako jej cítit. Cokoliv ztrácíme, získávame samotnou touhu zase zpět. A když sníme, aniž o tom víme, touha nás střeží jako anděl, hladí nás po vlasech a nosí nám lesní jahody.“

„Nepřipouštím ideu střetnutí mezi vědou a náboženstvím. Rozpor je mezi náboženstvím a tradicí myšlení, jež si dělá nárok na autoritu vědy, ale ve skutečnosti ztuhlo kolem malého jádra předpokladů – což je moc málo vědecká věc.“


„Pod povrchem života se toho hodně ukrýva, to je známa věc. Spousta zášti, strachu a viny - a mnoho osamělosti, i tam, kde by ses ji nenadál.“

„Stojí za to žít natolik dlouho, abychom překonali každý pocit příkoří, který jsme během života získali.“

„There's so much to be grateful for, words are poor things.“ Home

„This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.“ Gilead

„Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.“ Gilead

„To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.“ Housekeeping


„Love is holy because it is like grace--the worthiness of its object is never really what matters.“ Gilead

„Memory can make a thing seem to have been much more than it was.“ Gilead

„Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.“ Housekeeping

„These people who can see right through you never quite do you justice, because they never give you credit for the effort you're making to be better than you actually are, which is difficult and well meant and deserving of some little notice.“ Gilead


„There is so little to remember of anyone - an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh, and that the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with dreaming habitual fondness not having meant to keep us waiting long.“ Housekeeping

„It all means more than I can tell you. So you must not judge what I know by what I find words for.“ Gilead

„She knew that was not an honest prayer, and she did not linger over it. The right prayer would have been, Lord... I am miserable and bitter at heart, and old fears are rising up in me so that everything I do makes everything worse.“ Home

„I’m writing this in part to tell you that if you ever wonder what you’ve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been God’s grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle. You may not remember me very well at all, and it may seem to you to be no great thing to have been the good child of an old man in a shabby little town you will no doubt leave behind. If only I had the words to tell you.“ Gilead

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