Bill Jensen quotes

  • It takes simplicity and humility to worship God acceptably.

  • Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

  • Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.

  • And how am I to face the odds Of man's bedevilment and God's? I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

  • Priests might divide the world into good and bad. In battle there was strong and weak and nothing else.

  • Let me tell you, though: being the smartest boy in the world wasn’t easy. I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t want this. On the contrary, it was a huge burden. First, there was the task of keeping my brain perfectly protected. My cerebral cortex was a national treasure, a masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel of brains. This was not something that could be treated frivolously. If I could have locked it in a safe, I would have. Instead, I became obsessed with brain damage.

  • Very few people changed the world by sitting on their couch.

  • UNIVERSALIST, n. One who forgoes the advantage of a Hell for persons of another faith.

  • Yet the success of plans and the advantage to be derived from them do not at all times agree, seeing the gods claim to themselves the right to decide as to the final result.

  • The advantages of philosophy? That I am able to hold converse with myself.