"To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I'm adding up the evidence on either side, and I'm seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Julia Sweeney on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Julia Sweeney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Julia Sweeney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Julia Sweeney on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Julia Sweeney on Mahatma Gandhi
"Our family was too strange and weird for even Santa Claus to come visit... Santa, who was jolly - but, let's face it, he was also very judgmental."
"I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it's a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life - then I think it's a great career."
"Because death and illness are the most horrible things in life, of course that's where the most absurdly funny things are going to happen."
"I think one of the basic tasks in life - one of the nice things we can do for each other - is to take things that are horrible and scary and make them acceptable and less frightening and, if possible, funny. It feels great to succeed at that."
"Well, you can't be depressed and sad 24 hours a day."