Childlikeness is not childishness. To be childish is to retain in maturity what should have been discarded as the threshold of manhood. Childlikeness, on the contrary, implies that with the mental breadth and practical strength and wisdom of maturity, there is associated the humility, trustfulness, spontaneity, and obedience of the child.
Venerable Fulton Sheen, On Being Human (via patron-saint-of-smart-asses)
You ache with it all; and the more mysterious it is, the more you ache.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From The Underground (via mirroir)