But the character of the music emphasized the tale as allegory–humorous, poignant, humane allegory–disclosing the metamorphosis of life itself, in which man moves from confident inexperience through the bitterness of experience, toward the rueful wisdom...
One learns one’s mystery at the price of one’s innocence.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
I was afraid and did not know what I feared, which is the worst kind of fear.
He [Jesus] had a terrible temper, you know, undoubtedly inherited from His Father.