No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.
We learn, grow and become compassionate and generous as much through exile as homecoming, as much through loss as gain, as much through giving things away as in receiving what we believe to be our due.
American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure.
Hearing the word is the devout receiving of the will of God.
Americans are accustomed to welcoming, or at least receiving, refugees from other countries, not creating our own.
As we’ve gotten more successful, there’s a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.
The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years’ worth of education.