let any moral come along and she would uphold it;
Revival time was a time of war: war on sin, Coca-Cola, picture shows, hunting on Sunday; war on the increasing tendency of young women to paint themselves and smoke in public;
The second night he preached, his topic was The Wages of Sin. At that time the local movie house was featuring a film of the same title (persons under sixteen not admitted):
“Aunty, you know good and well if I walked in church today with a hat on they’d think somebody was dead.”
the greatest talent for dullness he had ever seen in a man on the near side of fifty.
she was uneasy all the time she was away from the security of those who she knew loved her.
Had the earth stopped turning, had the trees frozen, had the sea given up its dead, Jean Louise would not have noticed.
they were vaguely felt sorry for, and were produced to date any stray extra man who happened to be visiting their friends.
It takes a lot of what I don’t have to be a member of this wedding.
we do ask you to conduct yourself within the rules that those who know have laid down for your behavior, and don’t try to be anything else.
he still couldn’t print this because it was blasphemous and didn’t scan.
A man can be boiling inside, but he knows a mild answer works better than showing his rage. A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.
Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”