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Jay Parini quotes: American politicians who dwell on American exceptionalism only dishonor us by suggesting we play dumb to our past. American politicians who dwell on American exceptionalism only dishonor us by suggesting we play dumb to our past.
Jay Parini quotes: It is not an easy thing to alter the trajectory of your life. People have expectations on your behalf. You come to believe them yourself. It is not an easy thing to alter the trajectory of your life. People have expectations on your behalf. You come to believe them yourself.
Jay Parini quotes: The ability to sympathize with those around us seems crucial to our survival, and it's connected to the mirroring functions of the brain. The ability to sympathize with those around us seems crucial to our survival, and it's connected to the mirroring functions of the brain.
Jay Parini quotes: It's probably incorrect to say that Islam is 'a religion of peace,' as some politicians like to say. Overstatements like that don't clarify anything. It's probably incorrect to say that Islam is 'a religion of peace,' as some politicians like to say. Overstatements like that don't clarify anything.
Jay Parini quotes: I suspect that the framers of the Bill of Rights have long since rolled over in their graves. I suspect that the framers of the Bill of Rights have long since rolled over in their graves.
Jay Parini quotes: God is God, but he has various names in different languages, and each strand of monotheistic religion has multiple ways of describing the godhead. God is God, but he has various names in different languages, and each strand of monotheistic religion has multiple ways of describing the godhead.
Jay Parini quotes: It's not unusual for socio-economic, even racial or ethnic, groups to cluster. It's not unusual for socio-economic, even racial or ethnic, groups to cluster.
Jay Parini quotes: I think that the practice of religion allows one to discover emotional and psychological truth of a kind not available in the secular world. I think that the practice of religion allows one to discover emotional and psychological truth of a kind not available in the secular world.
Jay Parini quotes: All writers would like to be overrated in their own lifetimes. All writers would like to be overrated in their own lifetimes.
Jay Parini quotes: As a Christian, I try to meditate or pray at least once a day, however briefly. As a Christian, I try to meditate or pray at least once a day, however briefly.
Jay Parini quotes: In a sense, I wrote the book about Jesus that I wanted to read. In a sense, I wrote the book about Jesus that I wanted to read.
Jay Parini quotes: The most dazzling aspect of 'Possession' is Ms. Byatt's canny invention of letters, poems and diaries from the 19th century. The most dazzling aspect of 'Possession' is Ms. Byatt's canny invention of letters, poems and diaries from the 19th century.
Jay Parini quotes: In truth, Jesus did not, in his own time, attract much notice. In truth, Jesus did not, in his own time, attract much notice.
Jay Parini quotes: Actually, a myth is a story that is not just not true, but it's a story that is especially true. And I think the myth of Jesus is especially true. Actually, a myth is a story that is not just not true, but it's a story that is especially true. And I think the myth of Jesus is especially true.
Jay Parini quotes: I'm tired of hearing about this 'well-regulated militia' that is so necessary for American freedom. I'm tired of hearing about this 'well-regulated militia' that is so necessary for American freedom.
Jay Parini quotes: The whole point of the Resurrection stories - and the Resurrection itself - is that we don't recognize Jesus when he comes back to us. The whole point of the Resurrection stories - and the Resurrection itself - is that we don't recognize Jesus when he comes back to us.
Jay Parini quotes: When you think about 'The Grapes of Wrath,' it's an American masterpiece, and a very long process goes into the making of such a book. When you think about 'The Grapes of Wrath,' it's an American masterpiece, and a very long process goes into the making of such a book.
Jay Parini quotes: The core of the Jesus message is what has made him relevant for twenty centuries. The core of the Jesus message is what has made him relevant for twenty centuries.
Jay Parini quotes: 'Bag of Bones' was a big, distorted yet wonderfully entertaining novel that rode high on the bestseller lists in 1998. 'Bag of Bones' was a big, distorted yet wonderfully entertaining novel that rode high on the bestseller lists in 1998.
Jay Parini quotes: Poetry is a language adequate to one's experience. Poetry is a language adequate to one's experience.
Jay Parini quotes: In dreams begin possibilities. In dreams begin possibilities.
Jay Parini quotes: The idea that owning a gun in America was an individual right only dates to the 1980s. The idea that owning a gun in America was an individual right only dates to the 1980s.
Jay Parini quotes: I envy Muslims their practice of regular and genuine prayer. It's a beautiful practice that enriches their daily lives. I envy Muslims their practice of regular and genuine prayer. It's a beautiful practice that enriches their daily lives.
Jay Parini quotes: Among the disciples of Jesus, it seems most likely that at least Philip was bilingual in Aramaic and Greek. Among the disciples of Jesus, it seems most likely that at least Philip was bilingual in Aramaic and Greek.
Jay Parini quotes: It's impossible to see the face of Jesus without seeking that face in some concentrated way, in the practice of the faith, through prayer and action. It's impossible to see the face of Jesus without seeking that face in some concentrated way, in the practice of the faith, through prayer and action.
Jay Parini quotes: The British, and most European countries, have struggled to accommodate Muslim immigrants, but they have nevertheless welcomed them in large numbers. The British, and most European countries, have struggled to accommodate Muslim immigrants, but they have nevertheless welcomed them in large numbers.
Jay Parini quotes: I regard Jesus, like the Buddha, as a figure with the power to shape our lives. I regard Jesus, like the Buddha, as a figure with the power to shape our lives.
Jay Parini quotes: My earliest memories of holidays are from when I was about eight. We lived in Pennsylvania, and every year we'd visit Miami. My earliest memories of holidays are from when I was about eight. We lived in Pennsylvania, and every year we'd visit Miami.
Jay Parini quotes: I've spent a good deal of time in the Middle East over the years, lecturing at universities in places like Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and Morocco. I've spent a good deal of time in the Middle East over the years, lecturing at universities in places like Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and Morocco.
Jay Parini quotes: The stories about the life and teachings of Jesus were mainly told in Greek, the original language of the gospels. The stories about the life and teachings of Jesus were mainly told in Greek, the original language of the gospels.
Jay Parini quotes: History is, of course, a made thing. It does not exist by itself in anything like a recognizable form. History is, of course, a made thing. It does not exist by itself in anything like a recognizable form.