A Circle of Quiet

L'Engle, Madeleine

Seabury, 1972

p. 124

“I do not think that it is naive to think that it is the tiny, particular acts of love and joy which are going to swing the balance[in forming a Christian life], rather than general, impersonal charities. These acts are spontaneous, unself-conscious, realized only late if at all. They may be as quiet as pulling a blanket up over a sleeping baby. Or as noisy as the might of trumpets and stars.”