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Why in the world shouldn’t they have regarded with awe and reverence that act by which the human race is perpetuated. Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony.

Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.

Comment to Maurice O'Connor Drury

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

Tell them I’ve had a wonderful life.

Last words, to his doctor's wife (28 April 1951)

A good guide will take you through the more important streets more often than he takes you down side streets; a bad guide will do the opposite. In philosophy I’m a rather bad guide.