Quote by Alan Cumming
I come more to Scotland than I ever used to, so I feel more connected to it, more part of the zeitgeist. You know when you realize you have a choice and I'm choosing my homeland. It's funny: when you get older these things creep up to you.
In this quote, the speaker expresses a shift in their connection and sense of belonging to Scotland as they have aged. They highlight their increasing visits to Scotland and how it has made them feel more connected to the country and in tune with its cultural and social atmosphere (zeitgeist). They reflect on the realization of having a choice in where to invest their emotional connection and consciously deciding to embrace and prioritize their homeland. The quote suggests that with age and introspection, one's sense of identity and attachment to their home can evolve.
Argument almost always leaves behind a sore feeling in the heart of the one who has been worsted. By loving teaching, by Christ-like living, we are to win this people for our Lord. They do not understand what disinterested love and unselfishness mean: you are to go and live it amont them.
After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back anteroom opening from the yard; and there, retiring into a corner, called up before his mind's eye a vast amphitheatre of faces over which a dusky curtain had hung for many years.