Jürgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool Football Club:
There is nothing so important to me that I cannot bear to lose it, and that is why I find I have no reason to fear. But the most important point is that this lust for life is actually connected to my faith. I am a Christian and so I see life as a gift that should be enjoyed sensibly.
Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, the community for people with developmental disabilities, 1928-2019:
We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.
Julian Richer, founder of the Richer Sounds chain of shops, who has become a Christian in later life. Part of an interview about why he has given away £3 million of a windfall to the 500 staff who work for him:
I had jets, helicopters, cars and all that. I had two helicopters at the same time. One wasn’t enough… Now I’m very actively giving money away… The gap between the rich and poor is getting much bigger and people hate it. I hate it. It gives good capitalists a bad name and makes it harder for them too because other people are taking short cuts … I was baptised when I was 47 and I’m very proud of that. I call my faith practical Christianity. I just want to try and make the world a better place.
Quotable Quotes is curated by Peter Graystone (training, Diocese of Southwark)
16 June 2019