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 Greg Blue - “They're part of the SEC. We can cheer each other on, even though when the season starts, we hate each other.”
 Greg Blue - “I'd rather be labeled as a big hitter. I'm not mad. I'm glad I am considered a big hitter because that's rare. It's hard to find safeties who will put their head in there on every play.”
 Vida Blue - “I just pick it up and throw it. He hit it. They scored. We didn't. That's it. It's over. It's history. OK.”
 Lionel Blue - “What would I have done if I'd been put to the test Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst.”
 Lionel Blue - “To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.”
 Lionel Blue - “This Christian poison hasn't stopped yet.”
 Lionel Blue - “The secular world is more spiritual than it thinks, just as the ecclesiastical world is more materialist than it cares to acknowledge.”
 Lionel Blue - “The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me.”
 Lionel Blue - “Someone gave me a New Testament. I had never before read it systematically. Some parts made sense, some parts shocked me.”
 Lionel Blue - “So many plusses, so many minuses.”
 Lionel Blue - “Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.”
 Lionel Blue - “On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned.”
 Lionel Blue - “It was admitted by the early rabbis that the sectarians could be as full of good works as eggs were full of meat.”
 Lionel Blue - “It is not possible to unknow what you do know - the result of that is fanaticism.”
 Lionel Blue - “I was not comfortable worshipping another Jew.”
 Lionel Blue - “I was not allowed a physical lover. Falling in love with Love was the best I could get.”
 Lionel Blue - “I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.”
 Lionel Blue - “I still go to a Christian priory for retreats.”
 Lionel Blue - “I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version.”
 Lionel Blue - “I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford.”
 Lionel Blue - “I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.”
 Lionel Blue - “I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually, were really my soul's plusses.”
 Lionel Blue - “I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly.”
 Lionel Blue - “Good things come, and I'm not just referring to riding the buses.”
 Lionel Blue - “For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him.”

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