Or perhaps she's just softening me up: she's a Baptist, she'd like me to find Jesus, or vice versa, before it's too late. That kind of thing doesn't run in her family: her mother Reenie never went in much for God. There was mutual respect, and if you were in trouble, naturally you'd call on him, as with lawyers, but as with lawyers, it would have to be bad trouble. Otherwise it didn't pay to get too mixed up with him.
[Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin Canadian critic, feminist, novelist, & poet (1939 - )]
2009/08/02 05:57 - Sunday » famous quotes and quotations of famous people
We didn't think much in the air corps of a fellow who wangled a cushy job out of his C.O. by buttering him up. It was hard for me to believe that God thought much of a man who tried to wangle salvation by fulsome flattery. I should have thought the worship most pleasing to him was to do your best according to your lights.
[W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge, 1943 English dramatist & novelist (1874 - 1965)]
2009/08/02 06:00 - Sunday » famous quotes and quotations of famous people