09 September 2014

Waugh on Being a Catholic

"You have no idea how much nastier I’d be if I was not a Catholic. Without supernatural aid I would hardly be a human being.” 

 - Evelyn Waugh


Anonymous said...

The mother of all cop-outs !

Jacobite said...

Attributing to Divine intervention that which is achieved through one's own gumption (or even perhaps by a deterministic fate, a highly speculative position in itself) may indicate a certain false modesty; but I fail to see how the term "cop out" has any applicability to the statement at all.