[quotable quotes]

[quotable quotes]

A close and a loving family is a blessing. But the more people we love and the more deeply we love them, the more vulnerable we are to loss and grief and loneliness.

Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy

I was looking for a present for my friend at the mall and couldn’t pass the book store. As a result, I got myself a new Koontz book for my growing collection. Thankfully, I just got done with Dekker’s Man Called Blessed so I could start Koontz right away. The quote above is from that book, Life Expectancy.

When I have read it, I re-read it again, tasting the words, and finding myself agreeing with every word. It reminds me of another quote by another great author, C.S.Lewis:

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.

Just felt like sharing those two quotes…

  • Glad you posted them Zee. They are both good and worth remembering. Hope your birthday went well.

    • 🙂 my birthday's still going on, considering all the parties that i've got planned. already had two (one planned last night and another one on the day of my birthday was a surprise party… three more are coming up))))

      re: quotes – yeah, they are sooo true…

  • Like bill, i'll agree – enjoyed both of those!

  • I've wanted to read a Dean Koontz book for a long time. Could you tell me what his best one is?

    Please?

    • ooooh, considering that i am a Koontz geek, the question is tough… but I'll say – read Odd Thomas. it's a series and the third one (Brother Odd) is the best, but it would not make AS much sense without the previous two (which are also good).

      but i have to warn you – he's HIGHLY addictive if you love word pictures and tough choices.

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