Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
— Lance Morrow
The Church became both more accessible and less imposing. It threw itself open to risk.
Everywhere you hang your hat is home. Home is the bright cave under the hat.
A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights.
Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th.
He vanished to the public in order to materialize for his family.
The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.
As they marched, the crowds lining the route broke into applause, a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that was a sort of communal embrace. Welcome home.