The cost of daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
Ian McEwan, from Atonement (Jonathan Cape, 2001)
Self-sufficiency is the enemy of salvation. If you are self-sufficient, you have no need of God. If you have no need of God, you do not seek Him. If you do not seek Him, you will not find Him.
William Nicholson, Shadowlands (via feellng)