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Andrew Greeley Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Andrew Greeley.

Nobody puts constraints on God.
She doesn't like it.
- Andrew Greeley

Practically speaking, your religion is the story you tell about your life.
- Andrew Greeley

In God, the characteristics of men and women that we
admire in men and women are combined.
That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God
is the combination of opposites.
- Andrew Greeley

There is good news in the data the strongest support
for priests is to be found among the younger generation.
- Andrew Greeley

 

Is the patience of the American people that long suffering?
Is there no outrage left in the country?
- Andrew Greeley

I think the real problem for American religion are
those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify
political policies with religion.
- Andrew Greeley

Would it not be much better to have a president who
deliberately lied to the people because he thought
a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb
as to be taken in by intelligence agencies,
especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?
- Andrew Greeley

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There has always been a certain proportion of people
who leave the Church on issues of authority and sex.
That hasn't changed since we started doing research
on it back in the early 1960s.
- Andrew Greeley

Note the three most important Cabinet positions.
Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of
mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud.
- Andrew Greeley

Well, religion has been passed down through the years
by stories people tell around the campfire.
Stories about God, stories about love.
Stories about good spirits and evil spirits.
- Andrew Greeley

I don't think Jesus was an exclusivist.
He said, and we believe, that He is the unique representation of God in the world.
But that doesn't mean this is the only way God can work.
- Andrew Greeley

The leadership lost its nerve.
Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement...
they pulled the plug on it.
They tried and are still trying to return the church
to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.
- Andrew Greeley

Yet, if the most frequent sex and apparently the best
sex is that between married partners who are faithful to one another,
is there not a hint that affection might be an important
aspect of sex? Even love?
- Andrew Greeley

The Catholic men are more upset about women not being
able to be priests than are Catholic women.
- Andrew Greeley

If we get you in the early years of your life and we
fill your head with all of the Catholic stories,
then it's very hard for you to stop being Catholic.
Catholics are Catholics because they like being Catholic.
- Andrew Greeley

An adolescent is somebody who is in between things.
A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there.
And so living with them through the various teenage
hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me.
- Andrew Greeley

I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization
is the evangelization of good example.
- Andrew Greeley

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession,
the priesthood has very serious problems.
They are not new.
They did not develop yesterday or last year.
- Andrew Greeley

Two studies from the year 2000, however,
indicate that Catholics give lower ratings to their
clergy's ministerial activities across the board than do Protestants.
- Andrew Greeley

I wouldn't say the world is my parish,
but my readers are my parish.
And especially the readers that write to me.
They're my parish.
And it's a responsibility that I enjoy.
- Andrew Greeley

It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested
in arts and science graduate schools.
They weren't going to be intellectuals.
And so I put the theses to the test.
And they all collapsed.
- Andrew Greeley

Priest organizations around the country,
both local and national, should realize that their
membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.
- Andrew Greeley

It is also asserted that the election settled the matters
of the war and the torture of prisoners.
These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed.
- Andrew Greeley

I think that the core doctrines of Christianity -
the incarnation,
the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever.
In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.
- Andrew Greeley

You're a Catholic in Italy when you're born,
it's unthinkable to stop being Catholic.
You just take the rules a lot more seriously,
because it pervades your culture.
- Andrew Greeley

I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision
to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me...
I have been and am happy as a priest,
and I have never been lonely...
I could have used a bit more solitude.
- Andrew Greeley

Everyone takes surveys.
Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has
engaged in a survey of some sort.
- Andrew Greeley

As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year,
the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between
the United States and its former allies,
on his own terms of course.
- Andrew Greeley

I have terrible handwriting.
I now say it's a learning disability...
but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over
the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
- Andrew Greeley

I write easily, let's put it that way.
And in a novel particularly, the characters take over.
And they tell me what to say and they tell me what they're doing.
And I'm a third of the way into a novel and then I
just let the characters finish it for me.
- Andrew Greeley

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

Nobody ever gets to see what could have been.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
- Alice Walker

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
- Aristotle Onassis

Do what nobody else can do for you.
Omit to do anything else.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
- Harold MacMillan

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken


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