Frederick Buechner Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Frederick Buechner quotes and Frederick Buechner sayings, and Frederick Buechner proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Vocation is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need ."

"You can’t be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he’ll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by."

"Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving."

"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you."

"Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst."

"It’s less the words they say than those they leave unsaid that split old friends apart."

"Grace is something you can never get but can only be given. There’s no way to earn it or deserve it or bring it about anymore than you can deserve the taste of raspberries and cream or earn good looks."

"The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you."

"Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too."

"Laugh till you weep. Weep till there’s nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it’s all one."

"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep need meet."

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