That’s why I’ve changed to mortal form — how do I look? Convincingly human?
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- “… For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.”
- ‘I am not out of breath,’ I said between gasps. ‘I appear to be out of breath because you assume that I should be but in fact I have no breath to be out of. You see, although you imagine my form, I exist independently from it. Although I appear to be a postman, I am not a postman. I have taken a form that is appropriate for this meeting but I can take any form. My form is meaningful; it is symbolic of my nature. Like a postman, I am a messenger.
- “To become wise, they would have to learn the true meaning of their own doctrines, symbols, and books, of which they at present merely know the outward form and the dead letter. They would have to form a much higher and nobler conception of God than to invest Him with the attributes of semi-animal man.”
- “A clap of thunder at that instant shook the castle to its foundations; the earth rocked, and the clank of more than mortal armour was heard behind.”
- “For the Game is of course purely a symbol of the human imagination and emphatically not a patentable “Monopoly” of the mind.”