"If might is right then love has no place in the world. Maybe so. Maybe
so, but I don't have the strength to live in a world like that." ~~ Fr.
Gabriel in The Mission
"Measure your life in love." ~~ from Jonathan Larson's Rent
"The hardest part of love, and the rarest part of love, and the truest
part of love is the letting go." ~~ Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden
"Come sit beside me in the dying light. What storms the morning brings
we'll weather all right, your hand in my hand." ~~ Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden
"Through all this stuff I have not become a cynic, I
haven't. Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about
pushing chocolate-covered candies and you know, in some cultures... a
chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don't care cause I do...
believe in it."~~ Dr. Perry Cox, Scrubs
"You will know heartache, prayers that don't work, and times of bitter
circumstances. But I still believe in second chances." ~~ Stephen
Schwartz’s Children of Eden
"Changes can come from the power of many, but only when the many come
together to form that which is invincible.... the power of one." ~~ The Power of One
"Go with it as best you can. Do that day by day and give the rest over
to God. There's nothing else you can do, is there?" ~~ Paul Edgecombe
of Stephen King's The Green
"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still
remains." ~~ Anne Frank
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming
it." ~~ Helen Keller
"I believe in the sun even when it is not shining
I believe in love even when I feel it not
I believe in God even when He is silent."
~~ (Written on a wall in a concentration camp)
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end." ~~ Semisonic
"Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal
of your mind, that you may know what is the will of God, what is good
and pleasing and perfect." ~~ Romans 12:2
"As you grow older you will discover that the most important things
that will happen to you will often come as a result of silly things."
~~ Chaim Potok's- The Chosen
''And what is as important as knowledge?" asked the mind--
"Caring and seeing with the heart," answered the soul. ~~ Author unknown
"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is
where the dance of life really takes place." ~~ Barbara De Angelis
"Not to know is bad, but not to wish to know is worse." ~~ African
"Who understands why Spring is born out of Winter's laboring
pain? Or why we all must die a bit before we grow again."~~ El
Gallo in The Fantasticks
not saying I don't cry. But in-between I laugh. And I realize how silly
it is to take anything too seriously. But I look forward to a good cry.
Feels pretty good."~~ Sam (Natalie Portman) to Andrew (Zach Braff) in Garden State
"For such a time as this I was placed upon the earth. To hear the voice
of God and do His will, whatever it is." ~~ Wayne Watson
"I'm tired of people being ugly to each other.... I'm tired of all the
times I've wanted to help and couldn't." ~~ John Coffey of Stephen
King's The Green Mile
"I'll be your candle on the water, 'til ev'ry wave is warm and bright.
My soul is there beside you." ~~ "Candle on the Water" from Disney's Pete's Dragon
"Wrongs will be righted if we're united." ~~ Newsies
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and
tolerant of the weak and the strong-- because someday you will have
been all of these." ~~ George Washington Carver
"Use what talents you possess--- the woods would be very silent if no
birds sang there except those that sang best." ~~ Henry Van Dyke
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will
do!" ~~ Everett Hale
"Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have
welcomed angels with out knowing it." ~~ Hebrew 13:2-3
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"Grief is great. Let us be good to one another." ~~ Aslan in C.S.
Lewis' The Lion, the Witch,
and the Wardrobe
"For a dreamer night's the only time of day." ~~ Newsies
"You are not given a dream, without being given the power to make it
come true." ~~ Unknown
"Heal the past; live the present; dream the future." ~~ Unknown
"A dream is nothing more than reality shorn of cynicism." Fr.
Joseph Girzone's Joshua and
the Holy Land
"Dreams are naive and simplistic only to the faint-hearted and the
cynics."~~ Joshua in Fr. Joseph Girzone's Joshua and the Holy Land
FAITH AND ETERNITY
Stepping on shore, and finding it Heaven!
Of taking hold of a hand, and finding it God's hand.
Of breathing a new air, and finding it celestial air.
Of feeling invigorated, and finding it immortality.
Of passing from storm to tempest to an unbroken calm.
Of waking up, and finding it home.
~~ Author unknown
" I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he
didn't trust me so much." ~~Mother Teresa
"Reality is for people who lack imagination." ~~ Unknown
"Having a dream isn't stupid, Norm. It's not having a drean that's
stupid." ~~ Cliff Clavin, Cheers
"He who has no friend has God. ~~ Egyptian proverb
"You knew nothing about this world before you entered it. Why do you
fear the next?" ~~ Elmer,The
"People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger that my best
friend was born in a manger?" ~~ DC Talk in "Jesus Freak"
"If anyone proved to me that Christ was outside the truth... then I
would prefer to remain with Christ than with the truth." ~~ Fyodor
"Doesn't it seem odd--we say we trust him with the big things, with all
his theories, but when it comes to the actual details of our lives, to
the areas we're the experts in, we can barely give him an inch."~~
Suzanne in Eli
"You and I know of Christ from the stories people have told. The faith
we have came from hearing them. The stories have been passed from one
generation to another. Stories of one brief shining moment when the
earth was graced with the presence of its once and future King."~~ Reflections on the Movies: Hearing
God in the Unlikliest of Places
by Ken Gire
"Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith
is to see what we believe."~~ St. Augustine
"Did you hear what he said? Us Lions. That means him and me. Us Lions.
That's what I like about Aslan. No side, no stand-offishness. Us Lions.
That meant him and me."~~ from C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the
"The sages have a hundred maps to give/ That trace their
crawling cosmos like a tree,/ They rattle reason out through many a
sieve/ That stores the sand and lets the gold go free:/ And all these
things are less than dust to me/ Because my name is Lazarus and I
live."~~ G.K. Chesterton
"He was a man of no reputation/And by the wise, considered a fool /When
He spoke about faith and forgiveness /In a time when the strongest arms
ruled/But this man of no reputation/Loves us all with relentless
affection/And He loves all those poor in spirit, come as you are/To the
man of no reputation"~~ Rick Elias
"Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands, suns
that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your
land. Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have
made blue for the sky and the color green that fills Your fields with
praise."~~ Rich Mullins
""Every perfect now and then/ I caught a glimpse of Aslan's mane/ And I
longed for His treasure/ Something in His mystery was drawing me/ To
Love the Author of my own biography"~~ Chris Rice from his song "Nonny,
"What we become depends on what we read
after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest
university of all is a collection of books."~~ Thomas Carlyle
"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of
those who are."~~ C.S. Lewis' Selected
"Please, God, please-- don't let me be
normal!"~~ Luisa in The
"Once my friend told me that he had found Jesus. I thought to
myself, 'WooHoo, we're rich!' It turns out he meant something
different."~~ Jack Handey
"Oh... Time to repress another memory!"~~ Bart Simpson
King Pellinore: Who is that, Arthur?
King Arthur: One of what we all are, Pelly. Less than a drop in the
great blue sea. But it seems some of the drops sparkle, Pelly. Some of
them do sparkle!
~~ from Camelot