Quote by Fred Allen
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
This quote humorously highlights the preference for indulgence and retaining one's mental faculties, representing a choice between maintaining enjoyment of life and preserving one's ability to think critically and make conscious decisions. It implies that one would rather have a drink in their hand than undergo a lobotomy, a surgical procedure that attempts to obliterate or alter parts of the brain. Ultimately, the quote suggests the importance of personal autonomy and enjoyment of life over losing one's essential cognitive functions.
If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say: meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it, and had better be on speaking terms with it.
Exporting Church employees to Latin America masks a universal and unconscious fear of a new Church. North and South American authorities, differently motivated but equally fearful, become accomplices in maintaining a clerical and irrelevant Church. Sacralizing employees and property, this Church becomes progressively more blind to the possibilities of Sacralizing person and community.
We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.