Quotation Ring Homepage, including joining info Next site in the Quotation Ring A random Quotation Ring site View a list of all Quotation Ring sitesQuotation Ring

decorative gif


Quotation of the Week

13th September

Very often... the harshest version of a religion seems the purest, the most serious and authentic. Those inclined to defer to 'Christianity,' however defined, can be persuaded by an apparent consensus that it is essentially a system of prohibitions meant to fortify believers' consciences against any doubt they might otherwise feel about behaviour the Bible forbids--vilifying and condemning, for example, or about depriving and excluding. This might be what moral rigor looks like, after all.

Marilynne Robinson, 'Memory', in The Givenness of Things: essays (2015)



Previous weeks' quotations

Previous weeks' quotations 2016

Previous weeks' quotations 2015

Previous weeks' quotations 2014

Previous weeks' quotations 2013

Previous weeks' quotations 2012

Previous weeks' quotations 2011

Previous weeks' quotations 2010

Previous weeks' quotations 2009

Previous weeks' quotations 2008

Previous weeks' quotations 2007

Previous weeks' quotations 2006

Previous weeks' quotations 2005

Previous weeks' quotations 2004

Previous weeks' quotations 2003

Previous weeks' quotations 2002

Previous weeks' quotations 2001

Previous weeks' quotations 2000

Previous weeks' quotations 1999



Recommend a quotation

Link to amazon.co.ukLink to amazon.com

Home

History of Sexuality Women's History Stella Browne Archival matters Books
Interwar Progressives Science Fiction and Fantasy Random Links of Interest
Victoriana Quirky Stuff