My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.