Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
Even rock stars are entitled to privacy.
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
If you’ve ever been in a position in your life where you just can’t take any more, you just have to get through the next second, and the next second after that.
Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character, and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years, these are portrayed as awful figures.
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one’s trouble does not make it any better.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.
We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.