Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.  Audacious longings, burning songs, daring thoughts, an impulse overwhelming the heart, usurping the mind- these are all a drive towards serving Him who rings our hearts like a bell. It is as if He were waiting to enter our empty, perishing lives.”


Viktor Frankl

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” 


“We apply certain kinds of pressure to you, under which you are forced to flee to your highest ground… But hopefully, under that pressure, you leave behind all the false You’s–the imitative You, the too-clever You, the Avoiding You–and settle into that (sometimes, at first, disappointing) beast, Real You…Real You is all you have, and all other paths are false. And in the best case, Real You is so happy to finally be recognized, it rewards you with Originality.”