quotes tagged with 'limits'

The Savior was critical of some of the early Saints for their "lustful . . . desires" (D&C 101:6; see also D&C 88:121). These were people who lived in a non-television, non-film, non-Internet, non-iPod world. In a world now awash in sexualized images and music, are we free from lustful desires and their attendant evils? Far from pushing the limits of modest dress or indulging in the vicarious immorality of pornography, we are to hunger and thirst after righteousness. To come to Zion, it is not enough for you or me to be somewhat less wicked than others. We are to become not only good but holy men and women. Recalling Elder Neal A. Maxwell's phrase, let us once and for all establish our residence in Zion and give up the summer cottage in Babylon

Author: Elder D. Todd Christofferson , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-947-13,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice desires hunger zion limits holiness consecrate thirst enough 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Even within the limits of the possible, the possibilities are limitless.
Author: Jules Deelder, Source: unknownSaved by friedmoon in limits possibilities impossiblities writers 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in.
Author: ?, Source: ?Saved by ritchieheber in limits boundaries 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Nabokov calls every great novel a fairy tale, I said. Well, I would agree. First, let me remind you that fairy tales abound with frightening witches who eat children and wicked stepmothers who poison their beautiful stepdaughters and weak fathers who leave their children behind in forests. But the magic comes from the power of good, that force which tells us we need not give in to the limitations and restrictions imposed on us by McFate, as Nabakov calls it.

Every Fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies. In all great works of fiction, regardess of the grim reality they present, there is an affirmation of life against the transience of that life, an essential defiance. This affirmation lies in the way the author takes control of reality by retelling it in his own way, thus creating a new world.

Every great work of art, I would declare pompously, is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infideilities of life. The perfection and beauty of form rebels against the ugliness and shabbiness of the subject matter.
Author: Azar Nafisi, Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran, p.47Saved by mlsscaress in freedom potential life art good fiction reality Nabokov newness limits 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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