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Man Has Places In His Heart Which Do Not Yet Exist…

Last night I began reading Graham Greene’s The End Of The Affair. On the title page is the following written by a French author named Leon Bloy

“Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence.”

This reminded me of Robert Kennedy’s words after the assassination of Martin Luther King—

“My favorite poet was Aeschylus. He once wrote: “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”

January 18, 2008 - Posted by | Books | , , , , ,


  1. The End of the Affair is one of my all-time favs. Very accurate picture of jealosy and of how love and hate really do come from the same place – a fine line indeed. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    Comment by andrea | January 18, 2008

  2. Andrea–Great. I look forward to finishing the book. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | January 19, 2008

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