Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Once again, let me thank akkoanime for inviting me to participate in this contest.  Without to further ado, let me post the rules and quotation followed by my three nominees.

The Rules:
  • Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  • Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

My favorite author.

Quote for the Second Day

“Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”

–Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas is my all-time favorite writer.  If I could, I would pull up quotes from Dumas all day.  I almost chose Dumas’ retort to a man who had insulted him over his ancestry: “My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends.”  Amusingly, this quote has a near parallel in modern times to what Ben Carson told a haughty atheist he debated in Hollywood.

Anyway, I love the above quote because it gives one hope even in the darkest despair.  Could not the present despair merely be the seed of ultimate bliss?  Why not persevere through despair when God might just be waiting for the right moment to fulfill your wildest dreams?

My Nominees:
  1. Caraniel of Caraniel’s Ramblings
  2. AngryJellyfish
  3. Moonlitasteria

Three Musketeers

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5 comments on “Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

  1. Oh, wow, nice one, Mr. Dumas! Speaking of which, I guess I should try reading some of his works sometime! Based on what I know, his stories are still being published today! Got any Dumas works that you’d like to recommend to me, MediOta? 🙂

    • They especially love Alexandre Dumas for movies. His masterpiece is The Count of Monte Cristo, but The Three Musketeers is the best novel for someone new to Alexandre Dumas. (The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, featuring Michael York and Charlton Heston, are the best movie adaptations, if you’re curious.). I’ve read twelve of his novels and have just started to plow through one in French. Only Fyodor Dostoyevsky comes close to Dumas in his understanding of human nature and ability to relate religious truths to ordinary life.

  2. […] Here’s my second post for the Three-Day Quote Challenge! Again, thanks very much for tagging me, Medieval Otaku! […]

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