"It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Georges Bernanos on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Georges Bernanos on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Georges Bernanos on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Georges Bernanos on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Georges Bernanos on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Hell, madam, is to love no longer."
"Faith is not a thing which one 'loses,' we merely cease to shape our lives by it."
"Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it."
"A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread."
"Hope is a risk that must be run."