Quote for the Day

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few sources of information left that is served up without the silent black noise of a headline, the doomy hullabaloo of a commercial. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.

— Edward P. Morgan, Clearing the Air (1963)

Talking about "Befriending Silence"
Seven Essential Thomas Merton Books
The Intelligent Person's Guide to Prayer
Sister Joan Chittister and the Way of Paradox
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • http://www.themercysite.milestonenet.co.uk MikeF

    …And the same things can be said of a web page, 45 years later!

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlmccolman/ Carl McColman


  • http://discombobula.blogspot.com Sue

    Ha, yes, I agree with Mike! Thank God for methods of expression. This is a fantastic quote, Carl :)