Robert Farrar Capon Quotes

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Robert Farrar Capon quotes: It is precisely our sins, and not our goodnesses, that most commend us to the grace of God. It is precisely our sins, and not our goodnesses, that most commend us to the grace of God.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right. The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: We are saved gratis, by grace. We do nothing and we deserve nothing; it is all, absolutely and without qualification, one huge, hilarious gift. We are saved gratis, by grace. We do nothing and we deserve nothing; it is all, absolutely and without qualification, one huge, hilarious gift.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The truth that makes us free is always ticking away like a time-bomb in the basement of everybody's church. The truth that makes us free is always ticking away like a time-bomb in the basement of everybody's church.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: If you take all your meals seriously, none of them gets a chance to matter. If you take all your meals seriously, none of them gets a chance to matter.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: We are not saved by what Jesus taught, and we are certainly not saved by what we understand Jesus to have taught. We are saved by Jesus Himself. We are not saved by what Jesus taught, and we are certainly not saved by what we understand Jesus to have taught. We are saved by Jesus Himself.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: An eye for an eye won't work because all it does is double the number of eyeless people. An eye for an eye won't work because all it does is double the number of eyeless people.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: prepackaged slices or the Supermarket swiss (which has the texture but no where near the flavor, of rubber gloves) prepackaged slices or the Supermarket swiss (which has the texture but no where near the flavor, of rubber gloves)
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News of Jesus into the bad news of religion. The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News of Jesus into the bad news of religion.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The only result of a truly dedicated campaign to get rid of evil will be the abolition of literally everybody. The only result of a truly dedicated campaign to get rid of evil will be the abolition of literally everybody.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than useful. Food is the daily sacrament of unnecessary goodness, ordained for a continual remembrance that the world will always be more delicious than useful.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Paradox is the only basket large enough to hold truth: Paradox is the only basket large enough to hold truth:
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives. At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: A world in which no sparrow falls unknown, but-so much for the neatness of our diagrams-it is the Father's will that sparrows fall. A world in which no sparrow falls unknown, but-so much for the neatness of our diagrams-it is the Father's will that sparrows fall.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Grace perennially waits for us to accept our destruction and, in that acceptance, to discover the power of the Resurrection and the Life. Grace perennially waits for us to accept our destruction and, in that acceptance, to discover the power of the Resurrection and the Life.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The world looks as if it has been left in the custody of trolls. The world looks as if it has been left in the custody of trolls.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The world has taken a five-thousand-year bath in wisdom and is just as grimy as ever. The world has taken a five-thousand-year bath in wisdom and is just as grimy as ever.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Even to this day, grace remains hard to swallow. Religiosity and moralism go down easier than free forgiveness. Even to this day, grace remains hard to swallow. Religiosity and moralism go down easier than free forgiveness.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Every real thing is a joy, if only you have eyes and ears to relish it, a nose and tongue to taste it. Every real thing is a joy, if only you have eyes and ears to relish it, a nose and tongue to taste it.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: The notion that people won't sin as long as you keep them well supplied with guilt and holy terror is a bit overblown. The notion that people won't sin as long as you keep them well supplied with guilt and holy terror is a bit overblown.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own. Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Everybody, even the worst stinker on earth, is somebody for whom Christ died. Everybody, even the worst stinker on earth, is somebody for whom Christ died.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: There is only one unpardonable sin, and that is to withhold pardon from others. There is only one unpardonable sin, and that is to withhold pardon from others.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Grace cannot prevail ... until our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed. Grace cannot prevail ... until our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: It's just misery to try to keep count of what God is no longer counting. It's just misery to try to keep count of what God is no longer counting.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Grace doesn't sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line. Grace doesn't sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Your stew, so long deferred, stands finally extra causas. Greet it as your fellow creature. It is as deliciously unnecessary as you are. Your stew, so long deferred, stands finally extra causas. Greet it as your fellow creature. It is as deliciously unnecessary as you are.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Only miracle is plain; it is in the ordinary that groans with the weight of glory. Only miracle is plain; it is in the ordinary that groans with the weight of glory.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Judgment falls not on the unacceptable but only on those who will not accept acceptance Judgment falls not on the unacceptable but only on those who will not accept acceptance
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Man was made to lead with his chin; he is worth knowing only with his guard down, his head up and his heart rampant on his sleeve. Man was made to lead with his chin; he is worth knowing only with his guard down, his head up and his heart rampant on his sleeve.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: All salt and no finesse makes Jack a dull cook. All salt and no finesse makes Jack a dull cook.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm. I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.
Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: What is good is difficult, and what is difficult is rare. What is good is difficult, and what is difficult is rare.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: Only when you are finally able, with the publican, to admit that you are dead will you be able to stop balking at grace. Only when you are finally able, with the publican, to admit that you are dead will you be able to stop balking at grace.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: God does not punish people for being nonpacifists; war alone is punishment enough. God does not punish people for being nonpacifists; war alone is punishment enough.
Robert Farrar Capon quotes: It turns out that what makes history come out in triumph is some dumb sheep that couldn't find its way home. It turns out that what makes history come out in triumph is some dumb sheep that couldn't find its way home.