Philip Sherrard quotes

  • Once we repossess a sense of our own holiness, we will recover the sense of the holiness of the world... Only in this way will we once again become aware that our destiny and the destiny of nature are one and the same.
    -- Philip Sherrard

    #Destiny #Holiness #Way

  • One of the great unresolved psychological enigmas of the modern western world is the question of what or who has persuaded us to accept as virtually axiomatic a self-view and a world-view that demand we reject out of hand the wisdom and vision of our major philosophers and poets in order to imprison our thought and our very selves in the materialist, mechanical and dogmatic torture-chamber devised by purely quantitative and third-rate scientific minds.
    -- Philip Sherrard

    #Self #Views #Hands

  • We do not have any respect, let alone reverence, for the world of nature because we do not have any respect, let alone reverence, for ourselves. It is because we cripple and mutilate ourselves that we cripple and mutilate everything else as well. Our contemporary crisis is really our own depravity writ large.
    -- Philip Sherrard

    #Environmental #World #Stewardship

  • Our choices determine our destiny

  • When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other's destiny.

  • Geography is destiny.

  • Faith refers to Christ. Holiness depends on faith. Heaven depends on holiness.

  • Laughter is a bubbly, effervescent form of holiness

  • Let us defend the home as a place which is second only to the temple in holiness.

  • Science fiction is never about the future, in the same way history is rarely about the past: they're both parable formats for examining or commenting on the present.

  • It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see, not perhaps the way out, but the way in.

  • I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.

  • The only way to write is well and how you do it is your own damn business.