Frederick Buechner

16Frederick Buechner Quotes

American Clergyman born on July 11, 1926,

Carl Frederick Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books. His work encompasses different genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays and sermons, and his career has spanned six decades. Buechner's books have been translated into many languages for publication around the world. He is best known for his works A Long Day's Dying; The Book of Bebb, a tetralogy based on the character Leo Bebb published in 1979; Godric, a first person narrative of the life of the medieval saint, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1981; Brendan, a second novel narrating a saint's life, published in 1987; Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner; and his autobiographical works The Sacred Journey, Now and Then, Telling Secrets, and The Eyes of the Heart: Memoirs of the Lost and Found. He has been called "Major talent" and "…a very good writer indeed" by the New York Times, and "one of our most original storytellers" by USA Today. Annie Dillard says: "Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers.".. (source)

If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child. view quote

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage. view quote

Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death. view quote

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. view quote

In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints. view quote

It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle. view quote

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. view quote

You can't be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by. view quote

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