Funny Things Quotes

There’s lots of kinds of chains. You can’t see most of them, the one’s that bind folks together. But people build them, link by link. Sometimes the links are weak, snap like this one did. That’s another funny thing, now that I think of it. Sometimes when you mend a chain, the place where you fix it is strongest of all.

God has a sense of humor though and he must see funny things in us. He must also have some love. We’re still here and there are still great things that go on. There are great doctors who discover how to separate twins and how to put together a human being to walk again after it’s said he won’t. Those are all there as signs.

The funny thing is, nationalism only could have come about in Europe after the invention of printing. You could have this thing that was a book in a vernacular language, and you could imagine there were other readers of this book who you couldn’t see, but they were a theoretical union of readers who all use the same language. That is kind of a prerequisite for a national fantasy. You need that thing, and it’s a strange thing.