All Saints Day – also known as All Hallows – thus last night was All Hallows Eve!
A bit of reflection on saintliness via some literary minds is a nice way to start the month of November. This list of quotes came to my attention on Writers Write blog.
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent. (George Orwell)
If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary. (Margaret Atwood)
Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance. (Anne Sexton)
Kids delight in ‘magical thinking’, whether in the form of the Tooth Fairy or the saints: whether you see these as comforting lies or eternal verities, they are part of how we help kids make sense of the world. (Emma Donoghue)
In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints. (Frederick Buechner)
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. (Oscar Wilde)