“Many of us are willing to embark upon any adventure, except to go into stillness and to wait, to place all the wealth of wisdom in the secrecy of the soil, to sow our own soul for a seed in that tract of land allocated to every life which we call time - and to let the soul grow beyond itself. Faith is the fruit of a seed planted in the depth of a lifetime.“
- Abraham J. Heschel, Man is not alone. A Philosophy of Religion, New York 1976 (1951), S.87f. (Herv. v. mir).