"The operation of the church is entirely set up for the sinner, which creates much misunderstanding among the smug".
(Flannery O'Connor, quoted in Kathleen Norris, Acedia and Me, page 54)
"We are not our thoughts. Thoughts come and go. Unacompanied thought pass quickly. Thoughts that are thought about become desires. Desires that are thought about become passions". (Mary Funk, Thoughts Matter, Norris, page 91)