A Random Selection of Underlined Quotes in My Copy of Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
- •"You are God. You want to make a forest, something to hold the soil, lock up solar energy, and give off oxygen. Wouldn't it be simpler just to rough in a slab of chemicals, a green acre of goo?" (352)
- •"What I call innocence is the spirit's unselfconscious state at any moment of pure devotion to any object" (328).
- •"much later in the day came a long slant of light that means good walking" (282).
- •"You know you're alive. You take huge steps, trying to feel the planet's roundness arc between your feet" (283).
- •"Then maybe we all could see color patches too, the world unraveled from reason, Eden before Adam gave names" (305).
- •"Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery" (364).
- •"The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there" (287).