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Page 17 - I would not have written this book if someone else had done it; and, at the same time, it could just be that in the great Catholic literary figures we find more originality and vibrancy of thought — an intellectual life thriving superbly in a free and open landscape — than we do in the somewhat broken-winded theology of our time, which is satisfied with quite slender fare.
Page 18 - Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. 30 When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; 31 in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.