"The more we believe that God hurts only to heal, the less we can believe that there is any use in begging for tenderness."
— C.S. Lewis
"Ted: I keep waiting for it to happen and waiting for it to happen and I guess umm, I’m tired of waiting. And that is all I’m going to say on that subject.
Stella: You know I once talked my way out of a speeding ticket?
Stella: I was heading upstate to my parents’ doing like 90 on this country road and I got pulled over. So this cop, he gets out of his car and swaggers on over and says, “young lady, I’ve been waiting for you all day.” So I looked up at him and said, “Sorry officer I got here as fast as I could.”
Ted: For real?
Stella: No. It was a joke.
Stella: I know that you’re tired of waiting. And you may have to wait a little while more, but she’s on her way Ted. And she’s getting here as fast as she can."
— How I Met Your Mother, ‘As Fast As She Can’
"We felt that to be abandoned by God was worse than to be punished by Him. Better an unjust God than an indifferent one. For us to be ignored by God was a harsher punishment than to be a victim of His anger. Man can live far from God - not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering."
— Elie Wiesel