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Quote Left His breast was deep and white, cold and caressable; his eyes were red glass, much to be desired. Quote Right
Quote Left Time to plant tears, says the almanac. The grandmother sings to the marvellous stove and the child draws another inscrutable house. Quote Right
Quote Left The roaring alongside he takes for granted, and that every so often the world is bound to shake.... Quote Right
Quote Left Somebody arranges the rows of cans... Quote Right
Quote Left this cartoon by Raphael for a tapestry for a Pope: Quote Right
Quote Left How had I come to be here, like them, and overhear a cry of pain that could have got loud and worse but hadn't? Quote Right
Quote Left Arthur was very small. He was all white, like a doll that hadn't been painted yet. Quote Right
Quote Left With crayons the child draws a rigid house and a winding pathway. Then the child puts in a man with buttons like tears Quote Right
Quote Left Remembering the Strait of Belle Isle or some northerly harbor of Labrador,... Quote Right
Quote Left True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkness, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds -- a handful of stars tossed into the night sky. Quote Right
Quote Left I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute Quote Right
Quote Left People have often said to me, 'Surely when you are with the tramps they don't really accept you as one of themselves? Surely they notice that you are different--notice the difference of accent?' etc., etc. As a matter of fact, a fair proportion of tramps, well over a quarter I should say, notice nothing of the kind. To begin with, many people have no ear for accent and judge you entirely by your clothes. I was often struck by this fact when I was begging at back doors. Some people were obviously surprised by my 'educated' accent, others completely failed to notice it; I was dirty and ragged and that was all they saw. Again, tramps come from all parts of the British Isles and the variation in English accents is enormous. A tramp is used to hearing all kinds of accents among his mates, some of them so strange to him that he can hardly understand them, and a man from, say, Cardiff or Durham or Dublin does not necessarily know which of the south English accents is an 'educated' one. In any case men with 'educated' accents, though rare among tramps, are not unknown. But even when tramps are aware that you are of different origin from themselves, it does not necessarily alter their attitude. From their point of view all that matters is that you, like themselves, are 'on the bum'. And in that world it is not done to ask too many questions. You can tell people the history of your life if you choose, and most tramps do so on the smallest provocation, but you are under no compulsion to tell it and whatever story you tell will be accepted without question. Even a bishop could be at home among tramps if he wore the right clothes; and even if they knew he was a bishop it might not make any difference, provided that they also knew or believed that he was genuinely destitute. Once you are in that world and seemingly of it, it hardly matters what you have been in the past. It is a sort of world-within-a-world where everyone is equal, a small squalid democracy... Quote Right
Quote Left True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkenss, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds, a handful of stars tossed into the night sky. Quote Right
Quote Left On the edge of destiny, you must test your strength. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Peace, woman,' Mr. Crawley said, addressing her at last. The bishop jumped out of his chair at hearing the wife of his bosom called a woman. ... Quote Right
Quote Left 1 Timothy 3:2: Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (NIV)

Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher (AMP)

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; (KJV)

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Quote Left It is better to wear out than to rust out. Quote Right
Quote Left Institutional Christianity seems fearful of inquiry, fearful of freedom, fearful of knowledge -- indeed, fearful of anything except its own repetitious propaganda, which has its origins in a world that none of us any longer inhabits. Quote Right
Quote Left Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money. Quote Right
Quote Left Passion is the drunkenness of the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. Quote Right
Quote Left It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window. Quote Right
Quote Left The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face. Quote Right
Quote Left Titus 1:7: Since an overseer manages God's household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. (NIV)

For the bishop (an overseer) as God's steward must be blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous; he must not be quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious (brawling, violent); he must not be grasping and greedy for filthy lucre (financial gain) (AMP)

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; (KJV)

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Quote Left Accusations are made directly to Rome about theologians from persons who are not theologians. Some of these accusations are anonymous. The local bishop should be the one to relate to theologians to determine orthodoxy. Quote Right
Quote Left The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Quote Right
Quote Left As a Bishop of the Church of God, I am ashamed to say that the Church as an organization has never made any official pronouncement on the subject of the care and treatment of animals that I am able to find. I am more and more amazed as I have studied the matter to find that the Church has almost completely ignored the animal kingdom... It is time, fully time, that all Christian people awake to the necessity of taking an active part in the fight against what I dare to call the Crime of Animal Cruelty. Everyone who loves God and animals should help bear the burden of the fight against this insidious evil.' Quote Right
Quote Left A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. Quote Right
Quote Left Carolyn Burnham: What are you doing? Lester Burnham: Nothing. Carolyn Burnham: You were masturbating! Lester Burnham: I was not. Carolyn Burnham: Yes you were! Lester Burnham: Oh, all right! So shoot me, I was whacking off! That's right, I was choking the bishop, chafing the carrot, you know, saying 'hi' to my monster! Quote Right
Quote Left A priest is sent to Alaska. A bishop goes up to visit one year later. The bishop asks, 'How do you like it up here?' The priest says, 'If it wasn't for my Rosary, and 2 martinis a day, I'd be lost. Bishop, would you like a martini?' 'Yes.' 'Rosary, get th Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Bishop

Quote Left Rejecting A Bishop's Alter Call For Repentance Is Like Neglecting A Doctor's Advice Against Self Medication And Its Consequential Effects.... Quote Right