Top 10 Quotes by Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner

...words are in a way our godly sharing in the work of creation, and the speaking and writing of words is at once the most human and the most holy business we engage in.

Frederick Buechner
It is important to tell our secrets too because ... it makes it easier for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own, and exchanges like that have a lot to do with what being a family is all about and what being human is all about.
Frederick Buechner

Like a house in the rain, books were havens of permanence and protection from whatever it was that as a child I needed protection from.

Frederick Buechner
It's very easy in a way, horrible in some ways, but simply to give up the whole thing, to say, "Well, the hell with it, as far as I'm concerned life is pointless and [so] live the fullest, most successfully self-fulfilling life you can and let the rest go hang" - I've never reached that point in my life.
Frederick Buechner

A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.

Frederick Buechner
In New England, especially, [faith] is like sex. It's very personal. You don't bring it out and talk about it.
Frederick Buechner

Preaching and writing - it's the same. Whether I'm writing to speak or writing to be read in a book, it's the same thing. Y

Frederick Buechner
If you want to talk about grace, if you want to talk about revelation, talk about your life with some depth, which doesn't mean lurid revelations as much as simply looking at your own deep experiences and describing them as they are.
Frederick Buechner

The birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of living it.

Frederick Buechner
I pray for people I love when they are sick. I pray that way.