“Good Friday answers Nietzsche, Easter answers Schopenhauer, the Ascension answers Hegel, and Pentecost answers Spinoza. But Christmas is the final answer to Plato and Kant, and in many ways it is the foundational answer to all the others” (God Rest Ye Merry, p. 68).
“The reformer cannot expect anything worthwhile to happen if all he hears is polite golf applause floating toward him from the establishment” (Rules for Reformers, p. 20)
“If you are going to rescue a lost race, one of the most important things you can do is deal with their know-it-alls who like being lost, just so long as they get to write books about it” (God Rest Ye Merry, p. 67).
“There are two kinds of non-conformity, and only one of them wears hipster glasses” (Rules for Reformers, pp. 19-20).
“He did not come down here, He was not born on the earth, in order to work out a power-sharing arrangement with Caesar” (God Rest Ye Merry, p. 66).
“A true reformer gives the PR department fits” (Rules for Reformers, p. 19).
“Jesus came into the world to save us from our sins, and our political sins are not exempt from this salvation” (God Rest Ye Merry, 65).
“This means that reformers should expect resistance and conflict. A reformer does not walk onto the stage to polite applause . . . When you are attacked by the powers that be, this is not a sign that something has gone dangerously wrong. There is no distinction to be made between working for reformation and picking a fight” (Rules for Reformers, p. 9).