Mr. Zuss: “Of course he sickens you, He trusts the will of God and loves - Loves a woman who must sometime, somewhere, Later sooner, leave him; fixes All his hopes on little children One night’s fever on a running dog Could kill between the dark and day; Plants his work, his enterprise, his labor, Here where every planted thing Fails in its time but still he plants it…” (47).
Job: “How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth? They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it” (4:19-20)
Nickles: “Why must he suffer then? [...] To learn! Every human creature is born into the bright delusion Beauty and loving kindness care for him Suffering teaches! Suffering is good for us! Imagine men and women dying Still believing that the cuddling arms Enclosed them! [...] We learn to wish we’d never lived!” (49).
“It is the mental agony caused by the injustice, the unreasonableness of it all” (Frankl, 24)
“Does God demand deception of us? - Purchase His innocence by ours? Must we be guilty for Him? - bear The burden of the world’s malevolence For Him who made the world?” (109).
“This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked” (9:22)
“There are things that must cause you to lose your reason or you have non to lose” (Frankl, 20)
Nickles: “If you had seen what I have seen You’d never laugh again” (21).
Nickles: “If God is Will And Will is well Then what is ill? God still? Dew tell!” (78-79).
“God will not punish without cause” (109)
“J.B.: Of course He’s just. He’ll never change. A man can count on Him. Look at the world, the order of it, the certainty of day’s return And spring and summer’s: the leaves’ green - That never cheated expectation” (39).
Nickles: “I know what hell is now - to see. Consciousness of consciousness” (22).
“Making the Creator of the Universe The miscreator of mankind” (126)
The quotes above are taken from: The Book of Job (from the Bible) Man's Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl J.B. by Archibald MacLeish
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