"For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances, until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of logic that plays havoc with the other faculties."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."John C. Ransom on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."John C. Ransom on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."John C. Ransom on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."John C. Ransom on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."John C. Ransom on Albert Camus
"The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?"
"And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious."