Playing Small? (Quote by Annie Dillard)

Playing Small? (Quote by Annie Dillard)

Playing small quote by Annie Dillard

“There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. It is so self-conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage.

I won’t have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright.

We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.”

by Annie Dillard from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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  1. John+gregory 2 years ago

    Good stuff, promptly stolen…and quoted.❤️

  2. Sue+Krevitt 2 years ago


  3. Loree 2 years ago

    Love this!

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