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Richard Morris Quotes and Sayings

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For two thousand years, the Church has guided the development of music,
carefully legislating to fuse artistic talent and aesthetic
beauty with the demands of the Faith.
- Richard Morris

You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo
churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic
music program of any quality,
consistent with the Roman rite tradition.
- Richard Morris

You can read about it all you want, but there is no
substitute for just doing it.
- Richard Morris

All you hear Catholics turning out these days are pop
versions of the old Protestant anthems.
- Richard Morris

 

Ironically, we live in times that are awash in authentic sacred music.
- Richard Morris

But nowadays hymns are the norm, because people don't have much else to sing.
- Richard Morris

Once the Mass is restored to its rightful place,
we will again see choirs being developed.
- Richard Morris

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At St.
Francis de Sales in Atlanta, we do not have an organ.
We do not have rehearsals during the week.
We do not have a professional choir.
- Richard Morris

Then suddenly the Roman liturgy disappeared as we knew it.
- Richard Morris

When the truth is that there would be no great Western music,
and certainly no decent choral repertoire,
without the Catholic faith.
- Richard Morris

Never have so many recordings of the great Masses and
motets been in wider circulation.
- Richard Morris

Catholic liturgical music, it would seem,
is everywhere but in the Catholic Church itself.
- Richard Morris

There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for
seven seconds and then falling silent again.
- Richard Morris

And this speaks to the larger problem that no one wants to talk about:
the restoration of the Roman rite is a precondition
for a long-term fix for the problem.
- Richard Morris

Record stores have whole sections devoted to the chant.
- Richard Morris

Thus the slogan should be reversed: Catholics taught
the world what music is supposed to sound like,
and, more importantly, what it is supposed to mean.
- Richard Morris

Participation is easily obtained with Latin chant.
- Richard Morris

It would be difficult to discover the truth about the
universe if we refused to consider anything that might be true.
- Richard Morris

The pastor of a parish will typically have no education
in the chant or in music,
and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door.
- Richard Morris

It bothers me when I hear it in a car commercial or some such.
But for the most part, it's better than seeing sacred
music relegated to the scrap heap.
- Richard Morris

The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
- Richard Morris

As for sacred polyphony, there is no reason to be afraid of it.
- Richard Morris

The democratic and pedestrian character of the new
Mass itself seems to invite the ditties that pass for hymns these days.
- Richard Morris

Music had always been the handmaid of the Roman liturgy.
- Richard Morris

Inaudible prayers, particularly of the Canon,
which at first don't seem to have anything to do with music,
end up being a very important part of the aesthetic
of the traditional structure of the Mass.
- Richard Morris

Even Catholic parishes today are not wanting for talent.
But no serious singer or organist will get anywhere
near the typical music program,
at least if he wants to retain his self-respect.
- Richard Morris

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher PHOTO

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
- Billy Graham

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho


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