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Daniel Berrigan quotes

My father had very little formal education.

The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.

A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.

Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap.

I don't know what more to say. I mean, we're all going to die in a world that is worse than when we entered it.

I think of my brother just out of prison again. He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison.

You just have to do what you know is right.

It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.

I don't have to prove my life. I just have to live.

The Jesuits I know who have died and all their lives were great teachers, they're the least remembered people.

I never met a Jesuit before I applied for the order.

I was publishing when I was 20, 21. And it really never stopped.

I'd like to die with my boots on.

It's not going to be easy to change things.

Most Americans would agree that Plowshares is a Theatre of the Absurd.

One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.

Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue.

You can't bank on the outcome.

You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can.

And their conviction is that if it is done with that kind of purity it will go somewhere. I believe that with all my heart, but I'm not responsible for its going somewhere.