Once you accept the existence of God-however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him-then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.
And I've always worked on the principle that if it interests me enough to write about it, then it must interest a lot of other people.
I've always worked on the principle that if it interests me enough to write about it, then it must interest a lot of other people.
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we're talking about, the ever turning wheel.
If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence, his noblest function is the search for truth.
None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.
Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside!
O Mother of Christ, who saw what men could do to one who heard an alien music! Bend to me, be tender. I am blind and deaf and dumb. And yet I do see visions, shout a kind of praise, feel in my pulse apocalyptic drums.
I'm a Nolan. I could dazzle you in dialect, because the words do not make the same sense to different men.
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.