My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.