"There is a relationship between the sign, the word or words, and the thing signified. In writing, the relationship is between the words and their author, with the quill/person as the conduit or sacrament and the letter the effect."
"Just as God repeatedly uses the weakest, most unlikely individuals as instruments to carry out His will in our world, He chooses Frodo to undertake the monumental task in Tolkien's epic story."
"The essence of love is an act of the will. Feelings come and go in marriage. Those with happy marriages those who choose."
"As a young farm boy gazing wistfully at Tatooine's binary sunset, Luke Skywalker never could have dreamed where his spiritual journey would take him."
"The children and women cowered in the farthest corners of the Sorcerer's house - and then the silence was broken as the Sorcerer began to chant, banging against the walls of the house."
"The Catholic and the Convert both wrote about life as part of a grand Story, of the dangers and seductiveness of Evil, of the power of Good, and of the End."
"The Valar also play instrumental roles in aiding the Ring-bearer and his friends during the War of the Ring and beyond."
"I loved how the culture was so imbued with Catholicism and how the history testified to the lineage of the Church."