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Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism,
by Lionel Blue

Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism,
and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
- Lionel Blue

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.
- Lionel Blue

The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me,
and attracted me.
- Lionel Blue

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I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto
and the Jewish badge of shame.
The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
- Lionel Blue

The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in
how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest
themselves in the lives of practicing Christians.
- Lionel Blue

Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense,
but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off.
- Lionel Blue


 

I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford.
- Lionel Blue

The secular world is more spiritual than it thinks,
just as the ecclesiastical world is more materialist
than it cares to acknowledge.
- Lionel Blue

It's more fun to watch without joining in.
- Lionel Blue

So many plusses, so many minuses.
- Lionel Blue

To change, to convert? Why bother?
- Lionel Blue

Old friends die on you, and they're irreplaceable.
You become dependent.
- Lionel Blue

I have begun to sympathetically understand Paul,
though I don't like him much.
- Lionel Blue

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover
that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now,
woven into this life.
- Lionel Blue

I was not comfortable worshipping another Jew.
- Lionel Blue

Someone gave me a New Testament.
I had never before read it systematically.
Some parts made sense, some parts shocked me.
- Lionel Blue

On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats,
which I accept and bless them in return,
a transaction satisfying to all concerned.
- Lionel Blue

I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version.
- Lionel Blue

Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas,
and insults against Jews in Martin Luther.
- Lionel Blue

For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved,
will always be the only one for her or him.
- Lionel Blue

I was not allowed a physical lover.
Falling in love with Love was the best I could get.
- Lionel Blue

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers;
decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be
at the other end of the stick.
Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.
- Lionel Blue

It is not possible to unknow what you do know -
the result of that is fanaticism.
- Lionel Blue

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism,
once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings.
Only a bit more so!
- Lionel Blue

Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles,
whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection
or casting out demons from an epileptic.
- Lionel Blue

I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually,
were really my soul's plusses.
- Lionel Blue

For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that
God has fully revealed himself.
For a Jew this cannot be.
- Lionel Blue

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households,
I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue

This Christian poison hasn't stopped yet.
- Lionel Blue

Good things come, and I'm not just referring to riding the buses.
- Lionel Blue

It was admitted by the early rabbis that the sectarians
could be as full of good works as eggs were full of meat.
- Lionel Blue

For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism.
The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
- Lionel Blue

In speaking of Jesus, I must speak about Christianity
because I do not think it possible or profitable to divide the two.
- Lionel Blue

Christianity had two faces which bewildered me -
two pictures which didn't fit.
- Lionel Blue

I still go to a Christian priory for retreats.
- Lionel Blue

My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've
begun to enjoy parts of it too.
So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely.
- Lionel Blue

I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown,
perplexed by my own sexuality.
I was gay.
- Lionel Blue

I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven,
heaven happened.
These things changed my life.
I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion.
When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended,
she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston.
- Lionel Blue

The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship
but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him
manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians.
Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs.
- Lionel Blue

What would I have done if I'd been put to the test?
Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably,
I would have looked the other way at best or become
another apologist for evil at worst.
- Lionel Blue

I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto,
though it hasn't been very comfortable.
Taken together, their limitations cancel each other
out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly.
- Lionel Blue

I didn't want to be on the losing side.
I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear.
I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering.
I was sickened by our sad songs.
- Lionel Blue

I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish
one have much to give each other.
If this open society continues and there is no return
to political anti-Semitism,
then this encounter, deeper than any theology,
may happen.
- Lionel Blue

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

I wish I'd known early what I had to learn late.
- Richie Ashburn

My friend James Cameron and I made three films together -
True Lies,
The Terminator and Terminator 2.
Of course, that was during his early,
low-budget, art-house period.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

No, I had a back injury early on in my life.
- Merle Haggard

When I first started in rock, I had a big guy's audience for my early records.
I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid '80s.
- Bruce Springsteen

That's called a microphone.
It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say -
and you're starting early.
- Prince Charles

Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high
heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I would also like to thank my father who discouraged
me from playing the violin at an early age.
- Paul Desmond

My father was a diplomatic officer.
As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.
- Kathleen Turner


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