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"Turtle doves have declined by 93 per cent since 1970 and it is stated that they could become extinct in the UK in as little as eight years. And the nightingales could be next. Do you care yet?"
"I’m happy to marry an atheist. Because Jesus didn’t care so much about whether you went to the temple or followed a ritual. He cared whether you stopped to help those people who have been forgotten by the side of the road."
"The rush to use words to answer questions highlights our discomfort.
"Stillness comes when we know words have been spoken and will be spoken, but perhaps, do not need to be spoken right now."
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"This sense of unabashed sincerity and togetherness, is something which cannot be undone by terror. In their sadness, people see something greater."
"The voice spoke loud and clear: 'You are my child, and I am pleased with you.' You learned that, actually, you had value."
"One thing I particularly enjoy about news is that an entire story can be built around a catchy headline which has little, if anything, to do with the topic covered in the article."
"Perhaps we need to enter into our own darkness, to acknowledge the shame we feel and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. Perhaps when we begin to acknowledge the darkness that lies within ourselves, we will be able to move closer to understanding the darkness in others and the potential that lies within us all for hatred and harm."
"I’m not suggesting we let ourselves be consumed by the burden of injustice, but I wish I had more of that pull, that urgency, more of the action-provoking anger that Tolokonnikova describes."
"Perhaps it takes such candidness – and even then it’s only in the form of an interview – for us to realise fame doesn’t equate to being happy, perfect, or free of pain."
"I’m not warding people off such tests. I can’t tell you how helpful it was for me to learn I erred towards Feeling and that other people were similar to me. It brought a sense of freedom for me to love myself more - but it’s got to be more than that."
"I wonder if a lot of our culture hasn’t become about reaching a bar that we can’t possibly reach. I wonder if we’ve screwed ourselves over to be able to find real happiness."
"When I came back to God, I found power to change the things that I thought were inherently hard-wired into my DNA. I am kinder than I was; I am more compassionate than I was; I forgive more frequently and faster than I did before."
"If people of faith don’t learn to communicate in accessible, comprehensible ways and if the language that we use hasn’t evolved from the way we would engage even a decade ago, then people will (quite rightly) think exactly the same as they would of myself sauntering round Le Petit Village asking for pork scratchings and a pint of London Pride, all the while singing God Save The Queen."
"All is not lost. While the IPCC report does make for grim reading, it tells us there is still time to create a safer planet: if governments take bolder, more ambitious steps to manage and reduce the climate risks, there is still hope."
"You know what relationships aren’t supposed to be? An exercise in working out who is ‘best’ for you.
"You know what they are? An exercise in working out who you could be better for, and who you really want to be better for."
"No matter how it is euphemistically defined, the stark sadness of divorce cannot be masked by redefining it as ‘conscious uncoupling."
"Tearfund are working to make villages places people want to stay, and by dealing with the root causes, doing more to make a difference than the well-meaning and good intentioned work of charities focused on the city could ever achieve."