George Seaton quotes

  • Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
    -- George Seaton

    #Faith #Believe #Common Sense

  • The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held still.
    -- George Seaton

    #Heart #Joy #Holy

  • I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who, when they write their autobiographies, always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me, etc.
    -- George Seaton

    #Clever #Writing #Aunt

  • There's a lot of bad isms floating around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism.
    -- George Seaton

    #Floating #Isms #World

  • Guys who dress up like Santa Claus, see, and give presents away do it because when they was young they must have did something bad and they feel guilty about it. So now they do something they think is good to make up for it, see?
    -- George Seaton

    #Thinking #Generosity #Giving

  • The imagination is a place all by itself. A separate country. Now, you've heard of the French nation, the British nation. Well, this is the Imagi-nation. It's a wonderful place.
    -- George Seaton

    #Country #Imagination #Wonderful

  • Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

  • Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.

  • ...the great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's backyard.

  • Art without accomplishment becomes a form of faith, sustained more by the intensity of its common practice than by the pleasure it gives to its adherents in private.

  • The needs of the times will teach you what to do.

  • I still secretly believe that afternoons are the time for the test card and you shouldn't watch television when the sun is out.

  • I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.

  • Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

  • Common sense invents and constructs no less than its own field than science does in its domain. It is, however, in the nature of common sense not to be aware of this situation.

  • Common sense is genius in homespun.