Madeleine L’Engle: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Madeleine L’Engle Quotes 

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

About Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters are among Madeleine L’Engle’s best-known young adult novels. Several of her works are infused with references to modern science, such as tesseracts in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, and organ regeneration in The Arm of the Starfish.

Madeleine was born on November 29th, 1918, and spent her formative years in New York City. She found that she preferred to write stories, poems, and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades (not good). However, she did not let that discourage her.

Born: November 29, 1918, New York City, New York, The United States
Died: September 06, 2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs

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Popular Quotes

“Believing takes practice.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time: With Related Readings

 “If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

 “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

 “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

 “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time: With Related Readings

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

10 Famous Quotes by Author Madeleine L’Engle

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Madeleine L’Engle, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Madeleine L’Engle.  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 Madeleine L’Engle. 

One Final Bonus – Madeleine L’Engle Quote 

“No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I’ve been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water is bright and suddenly I am returned to a state of love again — till next time. I’ve learned that there will always be a next time, and that I will submerge in darkness and misery, but that I won’t stay submerged. And each time something has been learned under the waters; something has been gained; and a new kind of love has grown. The best I can ask for is that this love, which has been built on countless failures, will continue to grow. I can say no more than that this is mystery, and gift, and that somehow or other, through grace, our failures can be redeemed and blessed.”

― Madeleine L’Engle

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