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The Bible is not primarily a written or printed text to be scrutinized in private, in a scholar's study or a contemplative cell. It is a body of oral messages, announcements, prophecies, promulgations, recitals, histories, songs of praise, lamentations, etc., which are meant either to be uttered or at least read aloud, or chanted, or sung, or recited in a community convoked for the purpose of a living celebration.


Thomas Merton

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It is a lie.
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The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living...
THOMAS MERTON
Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is ...
THOMAS MERTON
Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
THOMAS MERTON
One of the most important-and most neglected-elements in the beginning of the interior life is the a...
THOMAS MERTON
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us fro...
THOMAS MERTON
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with anot...
THOMAS MERTON
I am willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected ...
THOMAS MERTON
You must realize that it is the ordinary way of God's dealings with us that our ideas do not work ou...
THOMAS MERTON
It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as Gods will when you yourself have warm ...
THOMAS MERTON
No one can find God without having first been found by Him. A monk is a man who seeks God because he...
THOMAS MERTON
The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
THOMAS MERTON
In this age of crowds in which I have determined to be a solitary, perhaps the greatest sin would be...
THOMAS MERTON
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from...
THOMAS MERTON
Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.
THOMAS MERTON
The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
THOMAS MERTON
An author in a Trappist monastery is like a duck in a chicken coop. And he would give anything in th...
THOMAS MERTON
The degradation of the sense of symbol in modern society is one of its many signs of spiritual decay...
THOMAS MERTON
Technology is not in itself opposed to spirituality and to religion. But it presents a great temptat...
THOMAS MERTON
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for ''finding...
THOMAS MERTON
In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was sud...
THOMAS MERTON
On the last day of January 1915, in the second year of the Great War, down in the shadow of some Fre...
THOMAS MERTON
To know the Cross is not merely to know our own sufferings. For the Cross is the sign of salvation, ...
THOMAS MERTON
In all His acts God orders all things, whether good or evil, for the good of those who know Him and ...
THOMAS MERTON
Art enables us to find ourselves and loose ourselves at the same time.
THOMAS MERTON
Every man becomes the image of the God he adores.
He whose worship is directed to a dead thing ...
THOMAS MERTON
For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God'...
THOMAS MERTON
If I had a message to my contemporaries it is surely this: Be anything you like, be madmen, drunks, ...
THOMAS MERTON
Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
THOMAS MERTON
I brought all the instincts of a writer with me into the monastery.
THOMAS MERTON
I was not sure where I was going, and I could not see what I would do when I got [there]. But you sa...
THOMAS MERTON
We must be willing to accept the bitter truth that, in the end, we may have to become a burden to th...
THOMAS MERTON
Everyone of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self..We are not very good at recognizing ...
THOMAS MERTON
The selfishness of an age that has devoted itself to the mere cult of pleasure has tainted the whole...
THOMAS MERTON
When I turned about 12 or 13, I realised that being funny wasn't about remembering jokes. It was...
PAUL MERTON
There's something magical about film, it's the ultimate for me, because it's kind of per...
PAUL MERTON
I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by...
PAUL MERTON
Ian Hislop is going to be the new Doctor Who.
PAUL MERTON
I was trying to organise my DVDs into a sort of chronological order, and I am afraid that it all tra...
PAUL MERTON
Beginning with a trip out to Ellis Island, I saw for myself where thousands of European immigrants t...
PAUL MERTON
All disc jockeys are without talent. Noel Edmonds - I can't stand Noel Edmonds.
PAUL MERTON
On my first day in New York a guy asked me if I knew where Central Park was. When I told him I didn&...
PAUL MERTON
My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the miser...
PAUL MERTON
So everybody has some information. The function of the markets is to aggregate that information, eva...
MERTON MILLER
Everyone recognizes that's a joke because obviously the number and shape of the pieces doesn'...
MERTON MILLER
My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the miser...
PAUL MERTON
You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
MERTON MILLER
If you became a comedian in the '80s, you had to work the circuit and make people laugh. Canned ...
PAUL MERTON
When I used to do the Edinburgh Festival, there was a bunch of guys selling fresh oysters and I'...
PAUL MERTON
And like the old stereotype, I overcame my shyness by making my friends laugh.
PAUL MERTON