Monday, January 4, 2010

Quotes: Religion (6).

Impressions of Religion

Religion 99 I saw a side of [Ambrosch] I had not seen before; he was deeply, slavishly, devout; he did not say a word all morning, but sat with his rosary in his hands, praying, now silently, now aloud...never looked away from his beads, nor lifted his hands except to cross himself; several times the poor boy fell asleep where he sat, wakened with a start, and began to pray again. Cather, My Ántonia

Religion 391 …the firm conviction that life is good because the Lord Himself has ordained it all. Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth.

Religion 316 The doctor [Kennicott] asserted, “Sure religion is a fine influence—got to have it to keep the lower classes in order—fact, it’s the only thing that appeals to a lot of these fellows and makes ‘em respect the rights of property.” Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Religion 317 Men [in church] with highly plastered hair, so painfully shaved that their faces looked sore…. Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Religion 83 [Mike Monday] has converted over two hundred thousand lost and priceless souls at an average cost of less than ten dollars a head. Lewis, Babbitt.

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