James Lee Burke

No matter what they throw at you, walk through the cannon smoke and grin. It drives them crazy. — James Lee Burke

Flannery O’Connor

It seems to be a fact that you suffer as much from the church as for it. — Flannery O’Connor

St. Hildegard of Bingen

Be not lax in celebrating. Be not lazy in the festive service of God. Be ablaze with enthusiasm. Let us be an alive burning offering before the altar of God. — St. Hildegard of Bingen

Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. — Douglas Adams


The strong do as they can, while the weak suffer what they must. — Thucydides

Eastern Orthodox prayer for enemies

Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst command us to love our enemies, and those who defame and injure us, and to pray for them and forgive them; Who Thyself didst pray for Thine enemies, who crucified thee: grant us, we pray, the spirit of Christian reconciliation and meekness, that we may heartily forgive every injury and be reconciled with our enemies. Grant us to overcome the malevolence and offences of people by means of Christian meekness and true love of our neighbor. We further beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant to our enemies true peace and forgiveness of sins; and do not allow them to leave this life without true faith and sincere conversion. And help us repay evil with goodness, and to remain safe from the temptations of the devil and from all the perils which threaten us, in the form of visible and invisible enemies. Amen. — Eastern Orthodox prayer for enemies

Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. — Albert Einstein