"It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Andrew Greeley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Andrew Greeley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Andrew Greeley on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"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."
"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."