Dorothy Day Quotes

23 Dorothy Day quotes:

"Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do."
"Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul."
"I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor."
"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."
"Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again."
"Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them."
"Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate."
"We believe in loving our brothers regardless of race, color or creed and we believe in showing this love by working for better conditions immediately and the ultimate owning by the workers of their means of production."
"Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm."
"My radical associates were the ones who were in the forefront of the struggle for a better social order where there would not be so many poor."
"The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on."
"We cannot build up the idea of the apostolate of the laity without the foundation of the liturgy."
"The basis of the liturgical movement is prayer, the liturgical prayer of the church. It is a revolt against private, individual prayer."
"Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action."
"Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily."
"We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community."
"As for ourselves, yes, we must be meek, bear injustice, malice, rash judgment. We must turn the other cheek, give up our cloak, go a second mile."
"I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers."
"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?"
"They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time."

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