Alfred Delp quotes

  • It is undeniable that every human being is entitled to living space, daily bread, and the protection of the law as a common birthright; these are fundamentals and should not be handed out as an act of charity.
    -- Alfred Delp

    #Law #Space #Bread

  • In half an hour, I'll know more than you do.
    -- Alfred Delp

    #Half #Hours

  • If there was a little more light and truth in the world through one human being, his life has had meaning.
    -- Alfred Delp

    #Light #Littles #World

  • Space is still filled with the noise of destruction and annihilation, the shouts of self-assurance and arrogance, the weeping of despair and helplessness. But round about the horizon the eternal realities stand silent in their age-old longing. There shines on them already the first mild light of the radiant fulfillment to come. From afar sound the first notes as of pipes and voices, not yet discernable as a song or melody. It is all far off still, and only just announced and foretold. But it is happening, today.
    -- Alfred Delp

    #Song #Reality #Self

  • The Common Law of England has been laboriously built about a mythical figure-the figure of 'The Reasonable Man'.

  • Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.

  • The principle of Parliamentary sovereignty means neither more nor less than this, namely, that Parliament thus defined has, under the English constitution, the right to make or unmake any law whatever; and, further, that no person or body is recognised by the law of England as having a right to override or set aside the legislation of Parliament.

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws.

  • Negative space is important. When I teach students to read critically I advise them to look for what the author isn't saying just as carefully as for what he or she is.

  • Your belief system saturates the space around you.

  • I'll get up there and I'll do my guitar solos in one of those space outfits.

  • I always knew I was going to die in space.

  • I drank my bottle of milk and ate my morsel of bread somewhere on the outskirts, while I circumspectly studied my environment or else fell to meditating on my own harsh lot.

  • My Jesus! What a lovable contrivance this holy Sacrament was - that You would hide under the appearance of bread to make Yourself loved and to be available for a visit by anyone who desires You!