Favorite Quotations

It is dangerous to condemn stories as junk which satisfy the deep hunger of millions of people. These books are not literary art, but a great deal of what is acclaimed as literary art in our time offers no comfort or fulfillment to anybody.
(from For Your Eyes Alone; the Letters of Robertson Davies, edited by Judith Skelton Grant, Viking Press.)

Be bold. Be brave. Let go of what is safe and familiar and search out what is new … find the best teachers here and take the most interesting courses, even if they are tough.

(Advice from Susan Schmidt, MBC Class of 1975, when she delivered the college’s Founders Day address 2007)

“God has placed clear limits on Man’s intelligence, but none on his stupidity.

– Father John Corapi

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

– Miguel de Cervantes

Let’s face it. We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something. If this seems so clearly the case with grief, it is only because it was already the case with desire. One does not always stay intact.

– Judith Butler

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