Quote by Jennifer Blake
If you lose a man because you thought the best but were all wrong, then that's his fault. If you lose him because you thought the very worst and were wrong, then that's yours. And there's nothing so sad as missing out on love for lack of a little faith.
This quote emphasizes the significance of faith and perception in relationships. It suggests that if we judge someone based on negative assumptions and are proven wrong, causing us to lose them, the responsibility lies with us. Conversely, if we lose someone because we anticipated the worst but were mistaken, it becomes our own fault. The quote implies that it is disheartening to miss out on love due to a lack of faith and the inability to see the best in others. It encourages having faith in love and relationships rather than being driven by pessimism.
In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.
I mean the beauty of being a writer is it's not like being a swimmer. When they were talking about our Olympic swimmers and they'd say, 'Oh she's so old,' and she's all of 25 or something. So the beauty for a writer is that you can keep doing it right into your dotage, and I hope to be able to keep doing it as long as I can get away with it, yeah.