November 28th, 2008

my current favorite roman catholic

The 10,000-pound elephant in the room is...

What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism.

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.

Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists, as the mother can love the unborn child.

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.

The center of every man's existence is a dream. Death, disease, insanity, are merely material accidents, like a toothache or a twisted ankle. That these brutal forces always besiege and often capture the citadel does not prove that they are the citadel.

An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity.

Yet he is right enough about there being a white magic, if he only knows where to look for it.

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