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Author QuotedRomain Rolland
Title QuotedInde: journal 1915-1943
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/07/08
ImprintParis. Lausanne Bâle : Vineta, 1951
QuotationAn understanding of why I am so taken with Romain Rolland, why he speaks to me with such warmth of conviction: a chance phrase. "Tout m'est ferme en France; et je n'ai pas où aller [All is closed to me in France, and I have nowhere to go]" (Inde, p. 282). That is the condition for penetrating everywhere-but to a few.
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 140
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