Like it or not, we come to life in the middle of stories
that are not ours. The way to knowledge, and self-knowledge,
is through pilgrimage. We imitate our way to the truth, finding
our lives — saving them — in the process. Then we pass it on.
~ Paul Elie, American Writer and Editor_________________________________
Quoted from Elie's The Life You Save Might Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) (My thanks to Onbeing blog, where I first read this quote and liked it so much I wanted to share it.)
Paul Elie, Writer and Editor; Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Director, American Pilgrimage Project
Elie's other books include Reinventing Bach (FSG, 2012), What Flannery Knew: Catholic Writing for a Critical Age (2008), and A Man for All Reasons (2007).
Interview with Paul Elie at The Days of Yore, 2010