Alan Brennert’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Alan Brennert Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Alan Brennert, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Alan Brennert you will find my Ten favourites of Alan Brennert’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Fear is good. In the right degree it prevents us from making fools of ourselves. But in the wrong measure it prevents us from fully living. Fear is our boon companion but never our master.”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

 “Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

“She already felt dead in everything but name. What remained to be taken from her? She longed to be enfolded, welcomed, into the earth – to breathe no more, love no more, hurt no more”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

 “I’ve come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or death….is the true measure of the Divine within us.”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

 “Quoting an old proverb: “An empty cart rattles loudly.” she said. meaning, One who lacks substance boasts loudest.”
― Alan Brennert, Honolulu

 “God didn’t give man wings; He gave him the brains and the spirit to give himself wings. Just as He gave us the capacity to laugh when we hurt, or to struggle on when we feel like giving up.

I’ve come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or death…is the true measure of the Divine within us.”
― Alan Brennert

“No. Grief and anger doesn’t shock me.” Catherine paused. “Rachel, do you remember that day at the convent when we saw the old biplane? Remember what I said?” Rachel laughed without amusement. “I don’t even remember what I said.” “’Who can doubt the presence of God in the sight of men whom He has given wings.’ I recall that so precisely because I’ve had time to consider my error.” She smiled. “God didn’t give man wings; He gave him the brain and the spirit to give himself wings. Just as He gave us the capacity to laugh when we hurt, or to struggle on when we feel like giving up. I’ve come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or death…is the true measure of the Divine within us. Some, like Crossen, choose to do harm to themselves and others. Others, like Kenji, bear up under their pain and help others to bear it. I used to wonder, why did God give children leprosy? Now I believe: God doesn’t give anyone leprosy. He gives us, if we choose to use it, the spirit to live with leprosy, and with the imminence of death. Because it is in our own mortality that we are most Divine.”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

 “…she bid me to look out on the lawn at the leper girls who were running on lame feet, playing croquet with crippled hands.

“There is beauty,” she said, “in the least beautiful of things.”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

“Learn how to smile in the cannibal pot and life will be so much easier.”
― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

“You make all these decisions in your life, and they all seem like the right decisions at the time. You think you’re doing the right thing. And it’s only later that you realize, no, they were exactly the wrong decisions, and instead of bringing you what you wanted, they only carried you even farther away from your dreams. And somehow you’ve got to live with that.”
― Alan Brennert, Palisades Park

10 Famous Quotes by Author Alan Brennert

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Alan Brennert, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Alan Brennert.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Alan Brennert. 

One Final Bonus – Alan Brennert Quote 

“But it’s a poor church that cares only for what happens to a soul after it leaves this life.”

-Damien”

― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

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Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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