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My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed. ...
by Christopher Morley

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers
to the vibrations of beauty.
- Christopher Morley

 

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky,
are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
- Christopher Morley

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
- Christopher Morley

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
- Christopher Morley

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Only the sinner has the right to preach.
- Christopher Morley

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces
of paper and ink and glue -
you sell him a whole new life.
- Christopher Morley

Dancing is a wonderful training for girls,
it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is
going to do before he does it.
- Christopher Morley

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
- Christopher Morley

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade
in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
- Christopher Morley

There is only one rule for being a good talker -
learn to listen.
- Christopher Morley

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

No one appreciates the very special genius of your
conversation as the dog does.
- Christopher Morley

There are three ingredients in the good life:
learning,
earning and yearning.
- Christopher Morley

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

Man, an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
- Christopher Morley

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious;
he learned the habit from Nature.
- Christopher Morley

If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing,
perhaps it isn't so.
- Christopher Morley

Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms,
where it's usually too late?
- Christopher Morley

The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.
- Christopher Morley

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
- Christopher Morley

Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
- Christopher Morley

We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit;
perhaps it is larger than ours is,
for it can take in almost anything without effort.
- Christopher Morley

I had a million questions to ask God:
but when I met Him,
they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
- Christopher Morley

All students can learn.
- Christopher Morley

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
- Christopher Morley

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
- Christopher Morley

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical
equipment moves so much faster,
that we are thinking faster, too.
- Christopher Morley

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
- Christopher Morley

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
- Christopher Morley

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
- Christopher Morley

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes,
and I mean to make the best of my chance.
- Christopher Morley

The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
- Christopher Morley

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant.
All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
- Christopher Morley

The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
- Christopher Morley

A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
- Christopher Morley

Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
- Christopher Morley

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left
to say all that we wanted to say,
every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling
other people to stammer that they loved them.
- Christopher Morley

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I do not believe in the God of theology
who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible
by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells,
is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in
this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
- William James

The humanities need to be defended to-day against the
encroachments of physical science,
as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.
- Irving Babbitt

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible,
then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq.
And that was never done.
- Jim Wallis

Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires
us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse
there are some true statements.
- Kenneth L. Pike

If we take science as our sole guide,
if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable,
the old theology must go.
- John Burroughs

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

There is only one theology, but there are many theologians.
- Athenagoras I

Our theology is still in a time of crisis,
and I think this will last for some years more.
- Godfried Danneels

Theology made no provision for evolution.
The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all!
Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?
- E. O. Wilson

The Epistle to the Romans is an extremely important
synthesis of the whole theology of St.
Paul.
- Hans Kung

The best theology would need no advocates;
it would prove itself.
- Karl Barth

Theology is anthropology.
- Anselm Feuerbach

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

For the first time in our history, ideology and theology
hold a monopoly of power in Washington.
- Bill Moyers

Life isn't like a book.
Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly.
Life is a mess most of the time.
And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
- Charles Caleb Colton

John Paul II made it clear that...
liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary,
but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
- Claudio Hummes

Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will,
and you can't give somebody free will and then send
in a play from the sidelines.
- Roger Ebert

Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper
at the intersection between their inherited religious
traditions and their current life situations.
- Larry Graham

There is too much theology in the Church now,
and too little of the Gospel.
- Lewis Tappan

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in
terms of the not worth knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Let us put theology out of religion.
Theology has always sent the worst to heaven,
the best to hell.
- Robert Green Ingersoll


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