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Ursula Hegi

  • Some acts of faith, I believe, have the power to grant us something infinitely wiser than what we imagine.

  • A perfectly happy marriage? There is no such thing. There are strong marriages that can survive problems, but happiness is such a brief condition, interrupted by difficulties and plain, boring routine.

  • Now the purpose of her stories had changed. She spun them to discover their meaning. In the telling, she found, you reached a point where you could not go back, where — as the stories changed — it transformed you, too.

  • About endings ... unless we do them well, we have to keep repeating them.

  • That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and — in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love — you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.

  • The absence of doubt will turn humans into beasts.

Ursula Hegi, German-born U.S. writer

(1946)