Quotes in the News

Out Loud

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“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

J.K. Rowling

Author (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)


“As a believer, I see DNA, the information molecule of all living things, as God’s language, and the elegance and complexity of our own bodies and the rest of nature as a reflection of God’s plan.”

Francis Collins

Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, who retires Aug. 1 (cnn.com)


“I grew up as a Presbyterian. Presbyterians thought the Methodists were wrong. Catholics thought all Protestants were wrong. The Jews thought the Christians were wrong. So, what I’m financing is humility. I want people to realize that you shouldn’t think you know it all.”

John Templeton

Philanthropist who died this month at the age of 95, discussing the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries About Spiritual Realities. (Business Week/RNS)


“You need tremendous spirituality to stop yourself falling into the abyss.”

Ingrid Betancourt

Former Colombian hostage, speaking two days after her rescue from guerrillas (New York Times/RNS)


“I feel like Cinderella. I’m going to turn into a pumpkin at midnight.”

Ola Reese

After wearing makeup for the first time in her 55 years and attending a ball for homeless people and recovering addicts in Birmingham, Ala., sponsored by the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International (RNS)

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