Karen Armstrong Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

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Karen Armstrong quotes and sayings page 2 (77 year old writer). Here's quote # 11 through 20 out of the 54 we have for her.

“We have domesticated God's transcendence. We often learn about God at about the same time as we are learning about Santa Claus; but our ideas about Santa Claus change, mature and become more nuanced, whereas our ideas of God can remain at a rather infantile level.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“I have a very sharp tongue, I'm very impatient, and it's a lifelong struggle.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“I am not interested in the afterlife. Religion is supposed to be about losing your ego, not preserving it eternally in optimum conditions.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam; when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“Well, logos is science or reason, something that helps us to function practically and effectively in the world, and it must therefore be closely in tune and reflect accurately the realities of the world around us.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“Ironically, the first thing that appealed to me about Islam was its pluralism. The fact that the Koran praises all the great prophets of the past.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“All religions are designed to teach us how to live, joyfully, serenely, and kindly, in the midst of suffering.”
Karen Armstrong Quotes
“Mythology and science both extend the scope of human beings. Like science and technology, mythology, as we shall see, is not about opting out of this world, but about enabling us to live more intensely within it.”

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