Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry: 10 Great Quotes from a Masterpiece

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry: 10 Great Quotes from a Masterpiece March 6, 2016

WBerry.001“You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out – perhaps a little at a time.”

“To love anything good, at any cost, is a bargain.”

“I could die in peace, I think, if the world was beautiful. To know it’s being ruined is hard.”

“Christ did not come to found an organized religion but… to found an unorganized one.”

“Faith is not necessarily, or not soon, a resting place. Faith puts you out on a wide river in a boat, in the fog, in the dark.”

“Some of the best things I have ever thought of I have thought of during bad sermons.”

“If the devil doesn’t exist… how do you explain that some people are a lot worse than they’re smart enough to be?”

“The Economy does not take people’s freedom by force, which would be against its principles, for it is very humane. It buys their freedom, pays for it, and then persuades its money back again with shoddy goods and the promise of freedom.”

“The mercy of the world is you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

“You can sometimes tell more by a man’s silence and the set of his head than by what he says.”

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