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Letter "M" » Michael Novak Quotes
«To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia»
«Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society»
«Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.»
«[Then again, Christianity seems to have done quite well by mixing worship and commerce.] Religion is like yeast in dough, ... It's in every part of life, so for it to show up everywhere is only natural - in commerce, politics, sports, labor unions and so on and so forth.»
«Sometimes it's so vulgar that it's not particularly good for religion. But if religion is in everything, it has to be in the vulgar stuff, too.»
«No great, inspiring culture of the future can be built upon the moral principle of relativism. For at its bottom such a culture holds that nothing is better than anything else, and that all things are in themselves equally meaningless. Except for the fragments of faith (in progress, in compassion, in conscience, in hope) to which it still clings, illegitimately, such a culture teaches every one of its children that life is a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing.»
«Even rock stars are entitled to privacy.»
«It sounds like we are trying to make new law here and we are really not.»
«That just further underscores that this is not authorized.»