It is important to know what they drink. It is more important to know to what gods they pray and what kind of fights they love.
There is no community without loneliness. Man carries his loneliness within him.
Saga is able to communicate to us out of the past history as experienced, the internal meaning of events and happenings. And if the deepest meaning of man’s life is his relation to God, saga and poetry are exceedingly more important ways of telling history.
Bad dreams are a model of clarity, and…their mad anti-logic makes horrific good sense.
The father returns, the boy (now a man) is allowed to open the red box. We get to touch. But with this reassurance come mystery, illumination, hair-on-end chills—experiences that, however distant from comfort and justice, are still things that we want from stories.
I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it.