Wednesday, July 20

Quotes of Note

Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else's religion practiced on us.

John Irving, novelist (b. 1942)

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"Always show the greatest kindness to the ones you like the least. If you show kindness to your mother-in-law, who like all women has been bred to hate her daughter-in-law, then you will create an obligation she will never be able to repay."  Author Lisa See, in Dreams of Joy, 2011

10 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

The Irving quote is perfect. Someone should send it to certain political/religious factions. I think it's a hoot to see Glen Beck dress up like Thomas Paine who was an atheist and Beck is obviously too dumb to believe it.

I loved my mother-in-law -- she was a great lady.

Granny Annie said...

It is tempting to print out that first quote on religion and wear it around my neck as my mantra.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh but Lisa, the joy in watching her struggle.
Actually I got along with my MIL much better than my husband. She was a sweetie.

Gilly said...

My MIL was a lovely lady. I got on much better with her than I did my own mother.

Mind you, maybe MIL was only goo pleased to have me take her son off her hands! ;)

tiff said...

I dig both of them!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha I love both of them. My m-i-l is ok too, it's my mother than can be a right pain in the butt.

Darlene said...

Yep, I, too, love the Irving quote.

Anonymous said...

I sorely miss my beloved mother-in-law. She was wonderful in every way. (How in the world did the "wicked mother-in-law" myth get started?!!!!)
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Pat said...

I agree with the first - not so sure about the second.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Good Quotes, Judy...! Thought provoking, indeed!