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A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.
 

And their conviction is that if it is done with that kind of purity it will go somewhere. I believe that with all my heart, but I'm not responsible for its going somewhere.
 

Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap.
 

I don't have to prove my life. I just have to live.
 

I don't know what more to say. I mean, we're all going to die in a world that is worse than when we entered it.
 

I never met a Jesuit before I applied for the order.
 

I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison.
 

I was publishing when I was 20, 21. And it really never stopped.
 

I'd like to die with my boots on.
 

It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
 

It's not going to be easy to change things.
 

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.
 

My father had very little formal education.
 

One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.
 

Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue.
 

The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
 

The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.
[Hope]
 

The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they're the least remembered people.
 

There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent.
[Peace]
 

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
 


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