"An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Andrew Greeley on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Andrew Greeley on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Andrew Greeley on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Andrew Greeley on Mark Twain
"I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century."
"Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?"
"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half."
"I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad."
"Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?"