Craig David Quotes

We've searched our database for all the quotes and captions related to Craig David. Here they are! All 76 of them:

Therefore, when a person refuses to come to Christ it is never just because of a lack of evidence or because of intellectual difficulties: at root, he refuses to come because he willingly ignores and rejects the drawing of God's Spirit on his heart. No one in the final analysis fails to become a Christian because of a lack of arguments; he fails to become a Christian because he loves darkness rather than light and wants nothing to do with god.
William Lane Craig
He plants himself right there in front of Craig’s mother and says, “You need to love him. I don’t care who you thought he was, or who you want him to be, you need to love him exactly as he is because your son is a remarkable human being. You have to understand that.” And Craig’s mother whispers back, “I know. I know.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
None of these people who are talking know Craig or Harry, or even care about who Craig or Harry are. The minute you stop talking about individuals and start talking about a group, your judgment has a flaw in it.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
John Hodgson can describe Richard Dawkins's atheism as vacuous only because 'atheist' is a term which non-believers use purely as a polemical convenience when we have to define concisely what we don't believe [...]. No atheist is principally that. What we'd want to call ourselves is humanist or materialist, or biologist or linguist, or for that matter socialist, because one or more of these, or something else again, is what we do and think and are. We have 'purely and simply finished with God', to adapt a phrase of Engels's.
David Craig
It is 12:23 in the morning, and people are coming to be here, coming to help. They saw what happened, and they can’t stay in their houses. Not just Harry and Craig’s friends. But their friends’ parents, too. Jim from the tech crew has sped over with more lights from his basement. There have to be at least a dozen people. Then more than a dozen. Smita’s mom is here. Two more police officers. And a man Harry’s never seen before walks up and goes straight to Mr. Bellamy, saying, “I’m staying right here with you.” They wear matching rings.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
David cuts through all the many needs, wants, and desires that may have been bouncing around inside him and essentially says, "If I could have only one thing, I want to be with God, to be in His presence, to know that he is always with me." Whether in good times or bad times, David knew the thing he needed most: to feel God's presence close by, intimately, through worship.
Craig Groeschel (Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working)
Craig can't bear it. He opens his eyes, looks over to Tariq, who has tears in his own eyes. He mimes writing. Tariq scrambles for a marker and some paper. He runs over to Craig. All the things Craig has to say boil down to the essential... I'M GAY, MOM. I'M GAY. Craig rotates his and Harry's bodies so he's facing his mother. Then he holds up his shaky sign. He sees her eyes as she understands it.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
The song “Dream a Little Dream of Me” comes on Tariq’s playlist, which makes Harry think of the movie Beautiful Thing, as Tariq no doubt knew it would. Harry can feel Craig smile under his lips, and knows he must be sharing the same thought. As confirmation, Harry feels Craig’s finger on his back, tracing the letter B, then T. They start to shuffle and slow-dance. It feels good to move their legs.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
He looks off to the side and sees the two figures coming closer. Craig’s mother. His oldest brother, Sam, a senior at the high school. They head right to Craig, and Craig’s mother asks him if he’s okay. He nods slightly. “Sam was watching, and he came to get us.” Us. Craig hears the us, and at first doesn’t understand it. Then his father and his other brother, Kevin, are there, too. “Parked the car,” Craig’s father says. “Your mom couldn’t wait.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
It would be infinitely more prudent to be a single “David” standing with God, than a million “Goliath’s” standing without Him.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. — Henry David Thoreau
Craig Groeschel (Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World)
Perking up, the little girl said, “Is your head hurt mister, ‘cause you keep rubbing it?” Pausing, David said, “Ah, no. Sometimes it’s just the thoughts that hurt.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
In Fleeced I explained how we could use human rights legislation to scupper the plans of our corrupt wasteful leaders. The Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 received
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
As he poured himself a drink, David thought about his dead father-in-law, Dudley Craig, a charming, drunken Scotsman who had been dismissed by Eleanor’s mother, Mary, when he became too expensive to keep.
Edward St. Aubyn (The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels)
Quote from Ranger Captain David Craig, character in Voice in the Wilderness, page 187: “If the House and the Senate had the guts to stick to it [Constitution], and we could trust SCOTUS to uphold it, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
H.L. Wegley (Voice in the Wilderness (Against All Enemies #1))
Some Goliath shows up every day. And despite the fact that I ran out of stones a long time ago, I keep using the sling. And as I do, amazingly enough the Goliath’s keep falling, for God is the God of giants, absent stones, and empty slings.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
All through their relationship, Harry was the one in charge, Harry was the one who gave them direction. This wasn’t because Harry was smarter or even better at it than Craig was; it just meant more to him, to be in control. And Craig didn’t really care, so he ceded it away. He liked not being responsible all the time. Complacency. Craig realizes now that this was complacency. One of the reasons he liked the sound of Harry’s voice was because it meant he didn’t have to use his own. But eventually this strategy backfired. Eventually Harry realized what was happening, and didn’t feel right about it. He wanted Craig to fight a little more, but by the time Craig started fighting for them to stay together, he had already lost.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
In the time it takes for all of this to happen, Tariq takes a shower. In the time it takes for all of this to happen, Craig (admittedly a slow eater) eats a piece of French toast. In the time it takes for all of this to happen, Peter loads up a video game and starts to play. In the time it takes for all of this to happen, Avery wakes to find a phone number still written on his hand, and wonders what to do next. He doesn’t have to worry, though. Ryan is already on it. He has Avery’s number in his phone, and as soon as the clock hits ten, he’s going to call. He feels it’s rude to call anyone before ten. So he waits. Impatiently, he waits. It’s funny the things you miss. Like phone cords. Reading
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
His mother’s expression softens. “Do you need anything?” she asks. For a moment, Craig’s heart feels entirely porous. Not because his mother has asked such a monumental question, but because it’s such an ordinary one. This is the mother he knows. Do you need anything? As if she were running to Walgreens or the grocery store. As if nothing has changed.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
Harry has kissed Craig so many times, but this is different from all of the kisses that have come before. At first there were the excited dating kisses, the kisses used to punctuate their liking of each other, the kisses that were both proof and engine of their desire. Then the more serious kisses, the it’s-getting-serious kisses, followed by the relationship kisses—that variety pack, sometimes intense, sometimes resigned, sometimes playful, sometimes confused. Kisses that led to making out and kisses that led to saying goodbye. Kisses to mark territory, kisses meant only for private, kisses that lasted hours and kisses that were gone before they’d arrived. Kisses that said, I know you. Kisses that pleaded, Come back to me. Kisses that knew they weren’t working. Or at least Harry’s kisses knew they weren’t working. Craig’s kisses still believed. So the kissing had to stop.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
Hell, and what to do in the lower planes   Tell people that they will go to hell if they do not convert to your particular brand of religion and you'll soon have converts knocking at your door. Sadly, many religions have used the fear of retribution to threaten their flock. The New Age philosopher David Ike summed it up for me when we met on a television show called the “Mystic Challenge.” "Religion is the most sophisticated form of brainwashing ever invented.
Craig Hamilton-Parker (What to Do When You Are Dead: Life After Death, Heaven and the Afterlife)
In my GEnie days (1991-1996?) I discussed the fiction of Gene Wolfe with Greg Feeley, Neil Gaiman, Joe Mayhew, Michael Swanwick, and Jeff Wilson, among others. I published Lexicon Urthus in 1994. The Lexicon brought me letters from David Langford. It also brought me friendship with Alice K. Turner (1939-2015), and she talked me into joining the Urth List in 1997. There I met many, but for this application I will limit the roll to Marc Aramini, Robert Borski, Craig Brewer, Bill Carmichael, Roy C. Lackey, Jonathan Laidlow, Dan Parmenter, Nigel Price, Pedro Jorge Romero, and James Wynn.
Michael Andre-Driussi (Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun: A Chapter Guide)
Mook had chosen not to spend money on polling, to the great frustration of some of the campaign’s aides and advisers in key states. In Florida, Craig Smith, the former White House political director, and Scott Arceneaux, a veteran southern Democratic political operative, had begged Mook to poll the state in October to no avail. Mook believed it was a waste of money. He had learned from David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager, that old-school polling should be used for testing messages and gauging the sentiments of the electorate and that analytics were just as good for tracking which candidate was ahead and by how much in each state. Plus, the analytics were quicker and much cheaper.
Jonathan Allen (Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign)
At first there were the excited dating kisses, the kisses used to punctuate their liking of each other, the kisses that were both proof and engine of their desire. Then the more serious kisses, the it’s-getting-serious kisses, followed by the relationship kisses—that variety pack, sometimes intense, sometimes resigned, sometimes playful, sometimes confused. Kisses that led to making out and kisses that led to saying goodbye. Kisses to mark territory, kisses meant only for private, kisses that lasted hours and kisses that were gone before they’d arrived. Kisses that said, I know you. Kisses that pleaded, Come back to me. Kisses that knew they weren’t working. Or at least Harry’s kisses knew they weren’t working. Craig’s kisses still believed. So the kissing had to stop. Harry had to tell Craig. And it was bad, but not as bad as he feared.
David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing)
thousand Craig Haycocks had been unleashed on St. Davids. An army of men, women and children reduced to insane savagery.
K.R. Griffiths (Panic (Wildfire Chronicles #1))
But nobody lives in a universal thing called culture. They live only in specific cultures, each of which differ from one another. Plays written and produced in Germany are three times as likely to have tragic or unhappy endings than plays written and produced in the United States. Half of all people in India and Pakistan say they would marry without love, but only 2 percent of people in Japan would do so. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they are often afraid of saying the wrong things in social situations, whereas 65 percent of all Japanese say they are often afraid. In their book Drunken Comportment, Craig MacAndrew and Robert B. Edgerton found that in some cultures drunken men get into fights, but in some cultures they almost never do. In some cultures drunken men grow more amorous, but in some cultures they do not.
David Brooks (The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources Of Love, Character, And Achievement)
I concur with Adolph Guggenbühl-Craig’s thesis in Marriage: Dead or Alive4that a marriage, like a person, individuates (grows and develops) and actualizes itself.
David H. Rosen (The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity (Compass))
Guggenbühl-Craig, A. (1977) Marriage: Dead or Alive. Dallas: Spring Publications.
David H. Rosen (The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity (Compass))
When you're in trouble and all your defenses get stripped away, you realize what matters and who matters. That's when you need to get back to your roots and to your values. —David Gergen, counselor to four U.S. presidents
Nick Craig (The Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Finding Your Authentic Leadership (J-B Warren Bennis Series))
While Keith Taylor, then, might dismiss questions of "whether Vietnam 'belongs' to Southeast Asia or [North] East Asia" as "probably the least enlightening in Vietnamese studies," it could equally be argued that it is precisely Vietnam's historical, geographical, and cultural location at the frontier of different, identifiable, and historically sedimented cultural formations that makes its situation so distinctive and interesting.
David Craig (Familiar Medicine: Everyday Health Knowledge and Practice in Today's Vietnam)
World-class rower Craig Lambert has described how it feels in Mind Over Water (Houghton Mifflin, 1998): Rowers have a word for this frictionless state: swing. . . . Recall the pure joy of riding on a backyard swing: an easy cycle of motion, the momentum coming from the swing itself. The swing carries us; we do not force it. We pump our legs to drive our arc higher, but gravity does most of the work. We are not so much swinging as being swung. The boat swings you. The shell wants to move fast: Speed sings in its lines and nature. Our job is simply to work with the shell, to stop holding it back with our thrashing struggles to go faster. Trying too hard sabotages boat speed. Trying becomes striving and striving undoes itself. Social climbers strive to be aristocrats but their efforts prove them no such thing. Aristocrats do not strive; they have already arrived. Swing is a state of arrival. The
David Allen (Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity)
It’s our destiny, Craig, one way or the other,’ I leveled with him some more. ‘Either we’re replaced by a superintelligence, or we become superintelligent ourselves. Remaining human, isn’t an option anymore.
David Simpson (Superhuman (Book 6))
Maybe," David pondered, "That’s why we don’t know our futures. Maybe if we knew what was coming we’d mess with our lives so much that the very thing that life is calling us to do is the very thing we’d screw up.
Craig D. Lounsbrough (The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey)
Pausing and scanning the landscape for a moment, he turned back to little David and with a subdued voice said, “You just have to have hope in something bigger than people, that’s all. You have to have hope in something that’s so big that if everything you’ve got is taken from you, you’ll always have more than what was taken.
Craig D. Lounsbrough (The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey)
Faith in God is believing that the size of the giant never dictates the size of the stone. It’s just being willing to use it.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Given the giants in my life, I’ve discovered that I need the wisdom to know when to sling a stone and when not to sling one. For sometimes not to sling a stone is the most deadly stone of all.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
In my opinion, a lie is a physical act, verbal statement, or omission, deliberately designed to deceive another of the truth.
David Craig (Lie Detecting 101: A Comprehensive Course in Spotting Lies and Detecting Deceit)
sophistry
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
panjandrums
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
Brown inherited a growing economy, low inflation and rising tax revenues. If he had just done nothing, or stayed in bed, or taken up Scottish country dancing full time, or gone on holiday for the rest of his life and not meddled with the economy, he would have gone down in history as one of Britain’s greatest ever chancellors.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
by removing the 10p band on non-savings income’. Here, what looked like a simplification of the tax system was in fact the abolition of the 10p tax rate that Brown had so proudly introduced when he first became Chancellor. This change meant that someone earning £10,000 a year would lose £223 a year from the abolition of the 10p tax rate and gain just £50 a year from the reduction in income tax from 22p to 20p
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
These bills include hundreds of thousands of economic migrants who, after years in the UK, probably still can’t believe that British taxpayers are stupid enough to give them free housing, free education, free healthcare and £20,000 or £30,000 or even £40,000 a year for producing ever more children without ever having to do a day’s work.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
Oliver Cromwell is credited with having given the following speech when he dissolved Parliament on 20th April 1653: It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
there are just 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 in the Senate for almost three hundred million people.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
Thanks to Blair’s catastrophically invertebrate decision to agree to a cut in Britain’s EU budget rebate, we now pay far too much into the EU compared to other countries. It’s time for our politicians to start negotiating with the EU by showing a bit of backbone rather than already starting as hopeless losers.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
But the alternative is the return to power of Labour. This is the party which did more than any other to wreck Britain with its obsession with borrowing and wasting our money on its public-sector paymasters; its policy of diluting our national identity by allowing uncontrolled immigration; its attempts to destroy the middle classes, which Labour loathed, by removing any excellence or aspiration from our education system while Labour politicians mostly sent their own children to private schools; and its pandering to the liberal elites through the introduction of human rights legislation which has made human rights lawyers wealthy, has protected criminals and has been used to persecute those who do try to obey the law.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
It could be argued that Parliament is an agency of the EU and therefore the theft of our money by our MPs is a breach of our right to good administration. Moreover, perhaps all public-sector bodies are EU institutions and they are breaching our human rights by taking and wasting hundreds of billions of pounds of our money.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
So the lesson is – ‘only bank with your bank’. Only let your high-street bank run your current account. If you do any other business with the likes of HSBC, Barclays, RBS, Lloyds, Natwest then the chances are that you are paying for over-priced, poorly-performing products.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
have tried to show the scale of the problem and suggest some actions our Government should take to help us out of our current economic quagmire. These have included giving our bureaucrats a short, sharp shock with the imposition of a four-day week; scrapping corporation tax; bringing in a False Claims Act; cutting the cost of politics; protecting our national assets; taking on the pensions and unit trust industry and standing up to the EU.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
only way we can defend the rights and interests of the majority against the greed, arrogance, waste and incompetence of the small ruling elite of politicians, bureaucrats, business bosses and bankers is by active campaigning and by using their laws against them. It will be interesting to see whether we can ever successfully fight back to defend our interests against the rapacious, self-serving, new ruling caste.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
Another hidden danger with ‘switch and get rich’ is that older pensions might have guaranteed bonuses or annuity rate guarantees hidden away in the small print. Many of these will date from the 1980s and 1990s when interest rates were higher and stock-market performance was much better than it is today and will be for at least the next five to ten years. Most savers probably don’t know about these guarantees and may be lured into switching from older, better funds and thus losing valuable benefits.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
People who are retiring now are finding that annuity rates have been squashed by QE, and that they will get a smaller pension than they expected. Retirees who get locked into a weak annuity will find that the Bank’s money printing leaves them out of pocket for the rest of their lives.134
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
Another commented, ‘QE is a key ingredient in a recipe that is destroying the value of the UK’s retirement savings. It’s a torture for pension funds because it artificially suppresses long-term interest rates’.138
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
Your annuity can be guaranteed (it pays out for an agreed number of years even if you pop your clogs) or not guaranteed (if you go to a better place, the annuity provider keeps all your money).
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
So, while it’s clearly in the interests of your pension provider and financial adviser to get hold of your money as soon as they can, it’s probably in your interest to buy your annuity as late as possible or
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
at least to wait until your failing health qualifies you for an enhanced annuity.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
But if you’d waited before buying an annuity and suddenly go to that great spaceship in the sky before handing over your cash, then your family or friends or your dog will get your money - rather them than some greedy
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
As one critic of these schemes wrote, ‘the only winners in equity release are the companies and elderly people who die just a few years after taking out the policy.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
it is true that the recession has been made much worse by Downing Street since the Coalition took office. But what was actually needed was not Labour’s cherished solution to every problem - more borrowing and spending that we couldn’t afford. Instead there should have been a rapid transfer of money from unproductive areas, like pointless bureaucracy, into job-creating activities such as house and road building.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
while public spending more than doubled under the financially incontinent Gordon Brown and Ed Balls from £322bn to over £700bn, the number of frontline workers in the NHS, policing, local government and education only went up by a modest ten to fifteen per cent.
David Craig (GREED UNLIMITED: How Cameron and Clegg protect the elites while squeezing the rest of us)
The avid walker Henry David Thoreau said in 1851, “The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.
Craig Wright (The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness)
The Bohemian Grove has held secret meetings for the global elite since 1873 in a redwood forest of northern California. In addition to Republican presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, members have included James Baker, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, David Rockefeller, William Casey, and Henry Kissinger. Each year, the members don red, black, and silver robes and conduct a ritual in which they worship a giant stone owl.
Craig Unger (House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties)
Craig Weiler called Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet, which I whole-heartedly recommend.
Paul Davids (An Atheist in Heaven: The Ultimate Evidence for Life After Death?)
Craig David’s ‘Seven Days.’ The perfect synonym for what I wanted with this girl.
Charlene Namdhari (Duality (Timeless Love, #1))
You have the same power, faith, and courage available to you through Christ. Don’t forget, just like David, you are a giant-slayer.
Craig Groeschel (Daily Power: 365 Days of Fuel for Your Soul)
Franklin’s view, then, is that universals are concrete objects immanent in things. One would expect him therefore to have something to say about the problem of how a concrete universal can be multiply instantiated, that is to say, exist wholly at distinct places in space. The Platonist faces no such conundrum, since his abstract universals have multiple, distinct instances in the physical world. But some explanation is in order for how any concrete object can exist wholly at separated places. Unfortunately, Franklin does not even address this question, apart from a passing endorsement of David Armstrong’s view “that the basic structure of the world is ‘states of affairs’ of a particular’s having a universal” (p. 12). Armstrong himself, however, admits that he cannot explain how concrete universals can be multiply instantiated.
William Lane Craig
Franklin’s view, then, is that universals are concrete objects immanent in things. One would expect him therefore to have something to say about the problem of how a concrete universal can be multiply instantiated, that is to say, exist wholly at distinct places in space. The Platonist faces no such conundrum, since his abstract universals have multiple, distinct instances in the physical world. But some explanation is in order for how any concrete object can exist wholly at separated places. Unfortunately, Franklin does not even address this question, apart from a passing endorsement of David Armstrong’s view “that the basic structure of the world is ‘states of affairs’ of a particular’s having a universal” (p. 12). Armstrong himself, however, admits that he cannot explain how concrete universals can be multiply instantiated.
William Lane Craig
Claire had wondered why he didn’t just talk to them. For David, the answer was the same as to why you couldn’t reason a person out of a severe mental illness. Groups that practiced mind-control techniques rewired brains.
Craig DiLouie (The Children of Red Peak)
David thought of the Flood, how the rising water covered the Earth and killed every living thing on it. He wondered how Noah survived with his sanity intact while the world drowned all around him.
Craig DiLouie (The Children of Red Peak)
Craig Bartholomew observes that time and place are the two great coordinates of created life, and when our law courts are not the place where justice finds its appropriate time, the very order of creation itself breaks down.5
David Gibson (Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End)
The greatest predictor of social pathology in children is fatherlessness, greater even than poverty. In his book Fatherless Generation (Zondervan) John Sowers claims, “The most reliable predictor for gang activity and youth violence is neither social class nor race or education but fatherlessness.” In Fatherless America (Basic Books) David Blankenhorn says, “It is no exaggeration to say that fatherlessness is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation. It is the engine driving our most urgent social problems”. I am convinced that the damage to humanity caused by the epidemic of unfathered men and women is far greater than the damage caused by war and disease combined.
Craig Wilkinson (Dad: The Power and Beauty of Authentic Fatherhood)
believing, Jody Hotchkiss (Onward!), David Grossman, Helen Heller, and the tireless Chandler Crawford. I am grateful and indebted to every single person at Riverhead Books. In particular, I want to thank Susan Petersen Kennedy and Geoffrey Kloske for their faith in this story. My heartfelt thanks also go to Marilyn Ducksworth, Mih-Ho Cha, Catharine Lynch, Craig D. Burke, Leslie Schwartz, Honi Werner, and Wendy Pearl. Special thanks to my sharp-eyed copy editor, Tony Davis, who misses nothing, and, lastly, to my talented editor, Sarah McGrath, for her patience, foresight, and guidance. Finally, thank you, Roya.
Khaled Hosseini (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
To Christine Craig, for walking me through
David Baldacci (Zero Day (John Puller, #1))
David J. Bosch describes it, Compassion and solidarity had been replaced by pity and condescension. In most of the hymns, magazines, and books of the early nineteenth century, heathen life was painted in the darkest colors, as a life of permanent unrest and unhappiness, as life in the shackles of terrible sins. . . . The pagans’ pitiable state became the dominant motive for mission, not the conviction that they were objects of the love of Christ. (1991, 290)
Craig Ott (Encountering Theology of Mission (Encountering Mission): Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues)
Treasure Hunters Who Followed the Restalls When I started this book, I intended to tell the full Oak Island story, including those treasure hunters who came after the Restalls. But space will not allow it, so we will have to be satisfied with the briefest of highlights. • Robert Dunfield was the first treasure hunter after the accident. He had a causeway built connecting the mainland to Oak Island. It allowed mammoth equipment to be moved over to the island. Down at the Money Pit end of the island, no work was done to stop the sea water, but the huge machinery moved soil from this place to that in search of the treasure. The work gouged out part of the clearing so that the Money Pit, which had been 32 feet above sea level, was reduced to just 10 feet. His work drastically changed the terrain, giving free rein to the incoming sea water. It turned that end of the island into a huge heap of slippery mud. No treasure was found. • Dan Blankenship and David Tobias formed Triton Alliance Limited, the next treasure-hunting company. After drilling countless exploratory holes, they put down a mammoth caisson; Dan climbed down inside, but the caisson began to slowly collapse, threatening to crush the life out of him. He barely escaped. Before this near-fatal event, Triton had located and videotaped what many believe to be evidence of treasure within a huge cavern beneath the bedrock of the island. Their video also revealed what appears to be a human hand. • Oak Island Tours Inc., the final treasure-hunting company, is still at work on Oak Island. In fact, they have only just begun. This company includes a pervious Oak Island treasure hunter, Dan Blankenship, and four newcomers from Michigan--Craig Tester, Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina, and Alan J. Kostrzewa. It is reported that they possess adequate financing to see the job through to a successful end. I’ve exchanged emails with one of these men from Michigan and met face-to-face with another, and I’m convinced that they respect the island and the searchers who went before them and that they will give their search for treasure their very best effort. I wish them every success.
Lee Lamb (Oak Island Family: The Restall Hunt for Buried Treasure)
Timeline 1795 Daniel McInnis, John Smith, Anthony Vaughan 1804-05 The Onslow Company 1849-50 The Truro Company 1861-65 The Oak Island Association 1866-67 The Eldorado Company of 1866 (a.k.a. The Halifax Company) 1878 Mrs. Sophia Sellers accidentally discovers the Cave-In Pit 1893-99 The Oak Island Treasure Co. (Frederick Blair) 1909-11 The Old Gold Salvage Company (Captain Henry Bowdoin) 1931 William Chappell 1934 Thomas Nixon 1935-38 Gilbert Hedden 1938-44 Professor Edwin Hamilton 1951 Mel Chappell and Associates 1955 George Green 1958 William and Victor Harman 1959-65 Robert Restall 1965-66 Robert Dunfield 1969-2006 Triton Alliance (David Tobias and Dan Blankenship) 2006 Oak Island Tours Inc. (Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina, Craig Tester, Alan J. Kostrzewa, and Dan Blankenship)
Lee Lamb (Oak Island Family: The Restall Hunt for Buried Treasure)