Sep 14, 2010

"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."
— Sophie Scholl

3 comments:

Kelsey said...

I
LOVE
this quote.

but you knew that already.

Emily said...

I love it. That completely sums up what I've been struggling against--a small life that is safe but does not accomplish anything great for the Kingdom of God. Thanks for that, Kay-dear!

I love you so much!

PS The new look is super adorable! and I love the song on your playlist--it's beautiful!

Laura said...

Wow-- very inspiring.