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These are just a few quotes I've picked up along the way. Some make me think, some make me laugh, and some do both.

Just because we believe the gospel is a life-and-death matter doesn't mean we have to act as if we're dead." - Michael Yaconelli in his book Dangerous Wonder

"I want him to show the rest of us that is is possible to maintain a relationship and a large record collection simultaneously." - From the book High Fidelity

"This planet, at times, hangs by a very fine thread, and in a similar way so do our lives. Life is incredibly fragile but for the most part worth the risk and pain. The true Christmas message tells us we are loved and of great value, no matter who we are, or who we think we are......The new year may not bring great changes but we must keep loving, keep forgiving, keep giving, keep growing, and keep going.' - Martyn Joseph

"Beating each other up won't make her look any better" - Charles Wilkins

"Life moves pretty fast... If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

"That the scriptures are brim full of hustlers, murderers, cowards, adulterers and mercenaries used to shock me. Now it is a source of great comfort." - Bono

"I hope you'll find a love affair with life beyond anything you've imagined." - Alan Cordell

"Mom, I'm going to go tell them my dad is smoking in the wrong bay." - Little girl of a wacked out family on board train I was on in Scotland

"Have a good life." - Ryan Cordell to girl getting off train in Chester.

"Many famous people have stayed in this area, movie stars, you know. But heck, I wouldn't know if one were standing here talking to me." - man who owned coffee bar in Hollyhead in conversation to me.

"We should ask the nice little guy (conductor) if this is a no smoking car." - American lady to her daughters, while sitting less than three feet from large sticker on window notifying of it being a nonsmoking area.

"Taking a scenic route in Southeast Iowa is like talking about a good Barry Manilow album. You have to make certain allowances." - Bill Bryson in the book The Lost Continent

"A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do." - from High Fidelity quote

"I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored." - Bill Bryson in the book The Lost Continent

"Wow! After I jumped it occured to me, life is perfect, life is just the best. It is full of magic, and beauty, opportunty, and television, and surprises, lots of surprises. And then there is that stuff that everyone longs for, but you only realy feel when its gone. All that just kind of hit me. I guess you don't see it that clearly, when, you know, you're alive." - Tom Tom in The Million Dollar Hotel

"Yessir. The whole world's gonna know about it. Starlight Starbright Trailer Park. The place where Alex and Maggie left for the stars." - Otis in the Last Starfighter

"Most of the rich countries are white and at least nominally Christian. What an ironic tragedy if the white, affluent, 'Christian' minority in the world continue to amass wealth while hundreds of millions of people hover on the edge of starvation" - Ron Sider

"The question is not did Jesus party with pagans, but why....Jesus spent a lot of time at parties, because he loved people and knew God could do good things in these settings" - Dick Staub

"Dear God, if you spare this town from becoming a smoking hole in the ground, I'll try to be a better Christian. I don't know what I can do... ummm, oh, the next time there's a canned food drive, I'll give something the poor something they'd like instead of old lima beans and pumpkin mix." - Marge Simpson

"Spring is in the air.... and it is making me nauseous." - Ryan Cordell

"I'm flying by the seat of my pants, and I fear the landing." - Sean Sawatzky

"I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have." - Leonardo da Vinci

"Of all modern notions, the worst is this, that home, they say is dead decorum and routine. Outside is adventure and variety, but the truth is that home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment, or induldge in a whim. The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of rules and set tasks." - G.K. Chesterton

"But it has been my experience that the risks are faroutweighed by the rewards, chief of which is when you speak to strangers as though they are friends, more often than not, if only for as long as the encounter lasts, they become friends, and if in the process they also think of you as a little peculiar, who cares?" - Frederick Buechner

"I'm a James Earle Jones fan and BIG Starwars fan so I bought it just for the name. HOWEVER, what a pleasant surprise! James Earle Jones magnificant voice reading the bible in the original King James Version. That ought to make the traditionalists happy, and it makes me a generation Xer happy 'cuz Vader is reading the Bible." - Renee from Hempstead on a review of James Earl Jones reading the Bible at www.christianbook.com

"There are two types of men in this world- one is looking for a woman to make his life complete and the other is looking for a woman to join his complete life." - Donald Miller"

"It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preocupy me with the meaningless." - Donald Miller

"The people I used to be surrounded by are getting along without me. Somehow, that really bugs me." - Donald Miller

"How you see Napster says more about you than it does about Napster." - Prince"

"...what is ailing the Internet. My answer is always the same: The Razor Scooter. Think about it. Would you entrust the future of America's so-called most important industry to the type of people who consider a molded scooter to be a legitimate transportation device?" - Ty Wenger in an article in the June Yahoo Life"

"I went to a restaurant. It said, 'Breakfast anytime.' So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance." - Steven Wright.

"Movies, movies, Christian movies, Praise the Lord and pass the popcorn. - from the book Second Coming Attractions

"Instead of asking what it feels like to follow God or be used by God, we should be asking who God is, and whether we really know Him. Everything else will take care of itself." - Donald Miller

"This Journal is getting to be the production of somebody to whom I have never had the dishonor of an introduction." - Thomas Merton

"When you reread your journal you find out that your newest discovery is something you already found out five years ago." - Thomas Merton

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