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1. "I doubt that anyone has a Damascus moment after experiencing discrimination. Most people seem to have shining moments of change after experiencing grace."
Author: Anna White
2. "My travels inevitably begin with copious research and planning. I began this kind of planning long ago when I was very young and anxious to hit the road. Hours were spent pouring over junior encyclopedias memorizing the names of exotic-sounding cities---Addis, Ababa, Samarkand, Damascus. Lengthy lists were written detailing the most minute necessities: three pairs of socks, two pencils. spare batteries, rope."
Author: Barbara Hodgson
3. "True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics."
Author: Bayard Taylor
4. "Although Damascus is considered the oldest city in the world, the date of its foundation going beyond tradition, there are very few relics of antiquity in or near it."
Author: Bayard Taylor
5. "So our hotheaded rabbi sought authorization to arrest followers of Jesus in Damascus and return them to Jerusalem. He was on his journey when God intervened and knocked him off his donkey."
Author: Beth Moore
6. "God, you smell intoxicating." "It's jasmine," she said dreamily. "It reminds me of Damascus," he told her, brushing the tip of his nose against her skin as he inhaled her. "Oh, I definitely think an elopement is in order," he muttered. "The sooner I get you all to myself, the better." She gazed up at him adoringly. "If we eloped, would we be doing many more things like that?" "Many, many more," he promised, and she sighed in response."
Author: Deanna Raybourn
7. "The public highways, which had been constructed for the use of the legions, opened an easy passage for the Christians missionaries from Damascus to Corinth, and from Italy to the extremity of Spain or Britain; nor did those spiritual conquerors encounter any of the obstacles which usually retard or prevent the introduction of a foreign religion into a distant country."
Author: Edward Gibbon
8. "I even made poor Louis take me on Crusade. How's that for blasphemy? I dressed my maids as Amazons and rode bare-breasted halfway to Damascus. Louis had a seizure and I damn near died of windburn...but the troops were dazzled."
Author: James Goldman
9. "It was from us they learnt the secret of life: that we grow old without growing wise. They realized that nothing happened when we grew up: no blinding light on the road to Damascus, no sudden feeling of maturity."
Author: John Le Carré
10. "Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known."
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
11. "The sword has spoke the truth - in authority and wisdom - only the sword O Damascus is certain!"
Author: Nizar Qabbani
12. "As I recall, St. Paul stood by and held the coats of the men who were stoning him (Stephen). Apparently he wasn't a believer at the time. In fact, I think he was regarded as the most terrible enemy of the Church. And yet he later repented, didn't he? So I suggest you think of me, not as the enemy of God, but as an apostle who has not yet been stopped on the road to Damascus"
Author: Orson Scott Card
13. "And it's true, you hear things in Damascus and, after a few hours, the human double-take stops operating."
Author: Robert Fisk
14. "Conservative evangelicals don't want government support for our faith, because we believe God created all consciences free and a state-coerced act of worship isn't acceptable to God. Moreover, we believe the gospel isn't in need of state endorsement or assistance. Wall Street may need government bailouts but the Damascus Road never does."
Author: Russell D. Moore
15. "For me, a journey to Damascus is an amazing hunt from beginning to end, a slice through layers of history in search of treasure."
Author: Tahir Shah

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