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The Quotable Books Series ...

The Miracle
of Life

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(sample quotations from the book)

True miracles are created by men when they use the courage and intelligence that God gave them. — Jean Anouilh, French playwright

Not all miracles have to take forever; in fact, some take only moments. — Aussie hair conditioner advertisement

We have dreamt of every woman there is, and dreamt too of the miracle that would bring us the pleasure of being a woman, for women have all the qualities—courage, passion, the capacity to love, cunning—whereas all our imagination can do is naively pile up the illusion of courage. — Jean Baudrillard, philosopher

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. — Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop

The next time you need a miracle, don't wait for it to happen. You have the power to create it. — Leo Buscaglia, psychologist

The child must know that he is a miracle, a miracle that there hasn't been since the beginning of the world, and there won't be another like him until the end of the world. He is a unique thing, from the beginning to the end of the world. — Pablo Casals, cellist

Where there is great love, there are always miracles. — Willa Cather, novelist

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle. — Cher, singer and actress

The more you notice the love, the miracles and the beauty around you, the more love comes into your life. — Betty Eadie, author

Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24/7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume—snap... crackle... this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world. — Hugh Elliott, blogger, Standing Room Only

There is a giant asleep within every man. When the giant awakes, miracles happen. — Frederick Faust

For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient. — Nancy Gibbs

However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle. — Valerie Harper, actress

Suffering is everywhere. Don't ever think it isn't. So are miracles. Don't ever think they aren't. — Jewel, singer

There is nothing more outstanding, more unusual than life. That makes life, any life, a miracle. So abundantly rare, it has got to be beautiful. — John Kremer, author

I'm in love with the potential of miracles. For me, the safest place is out on a limb. — Shirley MacLaine, actress, Out on a Limb

There is no greater power than the power of love. It can melt the rocks. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru

When there are monsters, there are miracles. — Ogden Nash, poet

The miracle is this—the more we share, the more we have. — Leonard Nimoy, actor

Don’t believe in miracles—depend on them. — Laurence J. Peter, business author

Never to be squandered ... the miracle of another human being. — Prelude to a Kiss movie, introduction

Miracles are perfectly natural. They are the results of the Universe working the way it’s intended to work. — Michael Rann and Elizabeth Rann Arrott, authors of Shortcut to a Miracle

People have been so busy relating to how I look, it's a miracle I didn't become a self-conscious blob of protoplasm. — Robert Redford, actor, producer, and director

Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth. — David Sarnoff, businessman

Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear. — Lemony Snicket, children’s author, A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Hostile Hospital

One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people, well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world. — Ned Svendborg, character in Northern Exposure TV show

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. — Mother Teresa, missionary

And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels. — Walt Whitman, poet, Leaves of Grass

Here are the other seven books in the Illustrated Quotable Books section. Click on the titles to see sample quotations:

The Best Things in Life Are Free: My Favorite Quotations

How to Live Your Dreams

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

If God Intended Man to Smoke, He’d Have Set Him on Fire … and Other Conclusions of God’s Work

If I Had My Life to Live Over . . .

Playing the Percentages: Lies, Damned Funny Lies, Statistics, and Everything in Between

When in Doubt, Kiss the Fish — And Other Extremely Wise Advice

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