Amish Quotes

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Jodi Picoult
“If she spoke, she would tell him the truth: she was not okay at all, but horribly empty, now that she knew what it was like to be filled.”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth

Vannetta Chapman
“The knowing is easy. It's the doing that gives us trouble.”
Vannetta Chapman, A Simple Amish Christmas

Beverly Lewis
“Happiness isn't wanting what you can get, but wanting what you have.”
Beverly Lewis, The Judgment

Criss Jami
“I respect traditional people - they have the eyes which see value in the tarnished. This is a gift in itself. Tradition requires a wealth of discipline in order to be adhered to, hence it is rarely found in youth.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Barbara Cameron
“All was in God's plan, and he had to accept even as he didn't understand.”
Barbara Cameron, A Time to Love

Vannetta Chapman
“Say what's in your heart, Annie.'
'You're in my heart, Samuel.”
Vannetta Chapman, A Simple Amish Christmas

Nancy Sleeth
“The Amish are islands of sanity in a whirlpool of change.”
Nancy Sleeth, Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

Slavoj Žižek
“Are, however, the terrorist fundamentalists, be they Christian or Muslim, really fundamentalists in the authentic sense of the term? Do they really believe? What they lack is a feature that is easy to discern in all authentic fundamentalists, from Tibetan Buddhists to the Amish in the US: the absence of resentment and envy, deep indifference towards the non-believer's way of life.”
Slavoj Žižek, In Defense of Lost Causes
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Karen Harper
“Southern hospitality and Amish cooking - Ya'll Come Back, Danki.”
Karen Harper, Fall from Pride

Laura V. Hilton
“Silas stared at the miniature marshmallows floating like hard pebbles on the surface of the hot chocolate, apparently undisturbed by the heat that was slowly softening them.”
Laura V. Hilton, The Amish Wanderer

Barbara Cameron
“What I see here, what I feel here is that people in your world believe spirituality isn't distant. It's close and real. Religion seems born in the home, stays in the home. I mean, the services are even held in the home. And there's not one person in charge, one speaker set above the others. It's farmers and carpenters, and well, just average folk speaking spontaneously about the message they find in the Bible. [...] A message from the heart to the heart.”
Barbara Cameron, A Time to Love

“In your life, the people become like a patchwork quilt. Some leave with you a piece that is bigger than you wanted and others smaller than you thought you needed. Some are that annoying itchy square in the corner, and others that piece of worn flannel. You leave pieces with some and they leave their pieces with you. All the while each and every square makes up a part of what is you. Be okay with the squares people leave you. For life is too short to expect from people what they do not have to give, or were not called to give you.”
Anna M. Aquino

J.E.B. Spredemann
“It was then that she realized she still had God. He was the only one who hadn't left her. He knew who she was, even if she didn't. A single tear formed in the corner of her eye as she thanked God for not abandoning her - especially when she needed Him most.”
J.E.B. Spredemann, Amish by Accident

Ira Wagler
“A mental choice, absent a real heart change, is no choice at all. We couldn’t force ourselves to be something we were not. That just couldn’t happen. And it didn’t.”
Ira Wagler, Growing Up Amish

Bill Bryson
“The most splendid thing about the Amish is the names they give their towns. Everywhere else in America towns are named either after the first white person to get there or the last Indian to leave. But the Amish obviously gave the matter of town names some thought and graced their communities with intriguing, not to say provocative, appellations: Blue Ball, Bird in Hand, and Intercourse, to name but three. Intercourse makes a good living by attracting passers-by such as me who think it the height of hilarity to send their friends and colleagues postcards with an Intercourse postal mark and some droll sentiment scribbled on the back.”
Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
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Karl Wiggins
“We crossed the Mississippi and on to Illinois. At Starved Rock, 100 miles south of Chicago, we followed 40 or 50 bikers with ‘Bikers against Child Abuse’ as their colours. Next was Indiana, with foggy river towns and vast farmlands, Amish homes in Ohio with smoke curling from the chimneys, then 43 miles of unbroken forests and prime trout-water rivers in West Virginia. We stayed overnight and ate fresh game pie, although whether we were eating possum, rabbit or raccoon we never discovered.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Saloma Miller Furlong
“Murphy's law inverted: What can go right, will go right. (Works if you're an optimist.)”
Saloma Miller Furlong

Vannetta Chapman
“Charlie Everman understood, in the very depth of his soul, that God's mercies were new each morning.”
Vannetta Chapman, Joshua's Mission

Saloma Miller Furlong
“Murphy's law inverted: What can go right, will go right.”
Saloma Miller Furlong, Why I Left the Amish

Ira Wagler
“Even among the Amish, other Amish seem odd.”
Ira Wagler, Growing Up Amish

Rosalind Lauer
“He had never imagined that a man in love could be so lonely.”
Rosalind Lauer, A Simple Autumn

Carol Devine
“You are speaking of something sacred, something holy. Love is patient and kind. It does not envy or boast. It casts out pride, selfishness and anger. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres and never fails.”
Carol Devine, A Man of the Land

“We may not have computers or telephones or television, but we have books and conversations. And we talk to each other in person, not through e-mails and texts.”
Nancy Grossman, A World Away

Samantha Bayarr
“We can’t change the past, but we can change how we spend the rest of our days on this earth.”
Samantha Bayarr

“Now, as a non-Amish person in the twentieth century who is not a part of the aging and thus noncoveted seventy-five-plus marketing demographic that views things like cell phones and iPads with that quaint, old-people mixture of astonishment, fascination, confusion, and abject fear, I spend as much time pawing my cell phone as members of the postpubescent marketing demographic spend pawing each other and themselves.”

Ira Wagler
“The box of Amish life and culture might provide some protection, but it could never bring salvation.”
Ira Wagler, Growing Up Amish

Amish Tripathi
“Death is believed to be inauspicious in some foreign lands west to us; to them it signifies the end of everything. But nothing never really dies. No material can ever truly escape the universe. It just changes form. In that sense, death is actually also the beginning of regeneration; the old form dies and a new form is born. If the south is the direction of death, then it is also the direction of regeneration.”
Amish Tripathi, Scion of Ikshvaku

James  Schwartz
“Amish are basically disgruntled Catholics. - Plain Rainbows: LGBTQ Amish and Anabaptist Stories podcast”
James Schwartz
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James  Schwartz
“Amish are basically disgruntled Catholics.”
James Schwartz
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Amanda Flower
“She gave out advice like Amish Kettle Corn.”
Amanda Flower, Lemon Drop Dead

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