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.
- 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.
Quote for the Second Day
“Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”
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?