The great, gashed, half-naked mountain is another of God's saints. There is no other like him. He is alone in his own character; nothing else in the world ever did or ever will imitate God in quite the same way. That is his sanctity.
— Thomas Merton in New Seeds of Contemplation
On our crowded planet there are no longer any internal affairs.
— Alexander Solzenitsyn in The Sun and the Moon Over Assisi by Gerard Thomas Straub
We don't need any more ashrams, we need divinized human beings right in the middle of the marketplace, soberly and quietly transforming life from within life.
— Andrew Harvey in The Return of the Mother
Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
— Oscar Wilde in The Nine Muses by Angeles Arrien
Even with insects —
some can sing,
— Issa in The Essential Haiku
Cleaning bestows a blessing on a home or apartment. It makes whole the life of the house.
— Anthony Lawlor in A Home for the Soul
I could not love you any better.
I love you just the way you are.
— Billy Joel in "Just the Way You Are."