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37 Top Robert Farrar Capon Quotes To Pep You Up When You Go Down Swinging

Famous As: Priest
Born On: October 26, 1925
Died On: September 5, 2013
Born In: New York City, New York, United States
Died At Age: 87

Robert Farrar Capon was a celebrated American chef, author, and Episcopal priest. His first book, ‘Bed and Board: Plain Talk About Marriage,’ was published in 1965. Some of his most notable works include ‘The Supper of the Lamb,’ ‘The Parables of Grace,’ ‘The Parables of The Kingdom,’ ‘Kingdom, Grace, Judgement,’ ‘Health, Money and Love...And Why We Don’t Enjoy Them,’ amongst various others. We have amassed some noteworthy thoughts and quotes by Robert Farrar Capon on teaching, hands, garden, pain, efforts, mistake, believe, goal, acceptance, hate, humanity etc. Take a look at quotes by Robert Farrar Capon, which have been curated from his books, writing, etc.

I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.
Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.

I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work. Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm.

Robert Farrar Capon
Do you seriously envision St. Paul or Calvin or Luther opening bottles of Welch's Grape Juice in the sacristy before the service? Luther at least would turn over in his grave.

Do you seriously envision St. Paul or Calvin or Luther opening bottles of Welch's Grape Juice in the sacristy before the service? Luther at least would turn over in his grave.

Robert Farrar Capon
Man was made to lead with his chin; he is worth knowing only with his guard down, his head up and his heart rampant on his sleeve.

Man was made to lead with his chin; he is worth knowing only with his guard down, his head up and his heart rampant on his sleeve.

Robert Farrar Capon
Every real thing is a joy, if only you have eyes and ears to relish it, a nose and tongue to taste it.

Every real thing is a joy, if only you have eyes and ears to relish it, a nose and tongue to taste it.

Robert Farrar Capon
What is good is difficult, and what is difficult is rare.

What is good is difficult, and what is difficult is rare.

Robert Farrar Capon
Only miracle is plain; it is in the ordinary that groans with the weight of glory.

Only miracle is plain; it is in the ordinary that groans with the weight of glory.

Robert Farrar Capon
In the Bible, the opposite of Sin, with a capital 'S,' is not virtue - it's faith: faith in a God who draws all to himself in his resurrection.

In the Bible, the opposite of Sin, with a capital 'S,' is not virtue - it's faith: faith in a God who draws all to himself in his resurrection.

Robert Farrar Capon
Unless I am mistaken, it was Mr. Welch himself (an adamant total abstainer) who persuaded American Protestantism to abandon what the Lord obviously thought rather kindly of.

Unless I am mistaken, it was Mr. Welch himself (an adamant total abstainer) who persuaded American Protestantism to abandon what the Lord obviously thought rather kindly of.

Robert Farrar Capon
IMITATION CITRUS FLAVORED DIETARY ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED CARBONATED BEVERAGE. That, I submit, is not a label; it is an incantation. Someday, it should be set to a suitable plainsong tune or Anglican chant.

IMITATION CITRUS FLAVORED DIETARY ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED CARBONATED BEVERAGE. That, I submit, is not a label; it is an incantation. Someday, it should be set to a suitable plainsong tune or Anglican chant.

Robert Farrar Capon
A good time occurs precisely when we lose track of what time it is.

A good time occurs precisely when we lose track of what time it is.

Robert Farrar Capon
A world in which no sparrow falls unknown, but-so much for the neatness of our diagrams-it is the Father's will that sparrows fall.

A world in which no sparrow falls unknown, but-so much for the neatness of our diagrams-it is the Father's will that sparrows fall.

Robert Farrar Capon
There is only one unpardonable sin, and that is to withhold pardon from others.

There is only one unpardonable sin, and that is to withhold pardon from others.

Robert Farrar Capon
It turns out that what makes history come out in triumph is some dumb sheep that couldn't find its way home.

It turns out that what makes history come out in triumph is some dumb sheep that couldn't find its way home.

Robert Farrar Capon
Grace doesn't sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line.

Grace doesn't sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line.

Robert Farrar Capon
Jesus not only revealed himself, he hid himself at the same time.

Jesus not only revealed himself, he hid himself at the same time.

Robert Farrar Capon
The Christian religion is not about the soul; it is about man, body and all, and about the world of things -with- which he was created, and -in- which he is redeemed. Don't knock materiality. God invented it.

The Christian religion is not about the soul; it is about man, body and all, and about the world of things -with- which he was created, and -in- which he is redeemed. Don't knock materiality. God invented it.

Robert Farrar Capon
It cannot be said too often that in the New Testament, the opposite of sin is not virtue, it is faith.

It cannot be said too often that in the New Testament, the opposite of sin is not virtue, it is faith.

Robert Farrar Capon
If you take all your meals seriously, none of them gets a chance to matter.

If you take all your meals seriously, none of them gets a chance to matter.

Robert Farrar Capon
Both heaven and hell are populated entirely and only by forgiven sinners. Hell is just a courtesy for those who insist they want no part of forgiveness.

Both heaven and hell are populated entirely and only by forgiven sinners. Hell is just a courtesy for those who insist they want no part of forgiveness.

Robert Farrar Capon
Grace perennially waits for us to accept our destruction and, in that acceptance, to discover the power of the Resurrection and the Life.

Grace perennially waits for us to accept our destruction and, in that acceptance, to discover the power of the Resurrection and the Life.

Robert Farrar Capon
Jesus obviously does not answer many questions from you or me. Which is why apologetics is always such a questionable enterprise. Jesus just doesn’t argue.

Jesus obviously does not answer many questions from you or me. Which is why apologetics is always such a questionable enterprise. Jesus just doesn’t argue.

Robert Farrar Capon
Everybody, even the worst stinker on earth, is somebody for whom Christ died.

Everybody, even the worst stinker on earth, is somebody for whom Christ died.

Robert Farrar Capon
Goodness itself, in other words, if it is sufficiently committed to plausible, right-handed, strong-arm methods, will in the very name of goodness do all and more than all that evil ever had in mind.

Goodness itself, in other words, if it is sufficiently committed to plausible, right-handed, strong-arm methods, will in the very name of goodness do all and more than all that evil ever had in mind.

Robert Farrar Capon
To make belief the touchstone of the kingdom's operation is simply to turn faith into just one more cold work. Of course we must believe; but only because there is nothing left for us to do but believe.

To make belief the touchstone of the kingdom's operation is simply to turn faith into just one more cold work. Of course we must believe; but only because there is nothing left for us to do but believe.

Robert Farrar Capon
The only reason that judgment comes into it at all is the sad fact that there will always be dummies who refuse to trust a good thing when it's handed to them on a platter.

The only reason that judgment comes into it at all is the sad fact that there will always be dummies who refuse to trust a good thing when it's handed to them on a platter.

Robert Farrar Capon
The reason for not going out and sinning all you like is the same as the reason for not going out and putting your nose in a slicing machine: it's dumb, stupid, and no fun.

The reason for not going out and sinning all you like is the same as the reason for not going out and putting your nose in a slicing machine: it's dumb, stupid, and no fun.

Robert Farrar Capon
Jesus didn't shy away from sinners, so why should the church? And don't tell me the church welcomes sinners. I know better. It welcomes only sinners who repent and then never seriously need forgiveness again.

Jesus didn't shy away from sinners, so why should the church? And don't tell me the church welcomes sinners. I know better. It welcomes only sinners who repent and then never seriously need forgiveness again.

Robert Farrar Capon
People converted by fear-mongering are people converted from evil, not to the truth.

People converted by fear-mongering are people converted from evil, not to the truth.

Robert Farrar Capon
All salt and no finesse makes Jack a dull cook.

All salt and no finesse makes Jack a dull cook.

Robert Farrar Capon
One real thing is closer to God than all the diagrams in the world.

One real thing is closer to God than all the diagrams in the world.

Robert Farrar Capon
The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News ofJesus into the bad news ofreligion.

The wickedness of the church can be one thing and one only: turning the Good News ofJesus into the bad news ofreligion.

Robert Farrar Capon
It's just misery to try to keep count of what God is no longer counting.

It's just misery to try to keep count of what God is no longer counting.

Robert Farrar Capon
Prepackaged slices or the Supermarket swiss (which has the texture but no where near the flavor, of rubber gloves)

Prepackaged slices or the Supermarket swiss (which has the texture but no where near the flavor, of rubber gloves)

Robert Farrar Capon
Perhaps you see, therefore, why I think taste must come before nutrition? Our infatuation for the quasi-scientific has left us easy marks for con men and tin fiddle manufacturers.

Perhaps you see, therefore, why I think taste must come before nutrition? Our infatuation for the quasi-scientific has left us easy marks for con men and tin fiddle manufacturers.

Robert Farrar Capon
Your stew, so long deferred, stands finally extra causas. Greet it as your fellow creature. It is as deliciously unnecessary as you are.

Your stew, so long deferred, stands finally extra causas. Greet it as your fellow creature. It is as deliciously unnecessary as you are.

Robert Farrar Capon
What role have I left for religion? None. And I have left none because the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ leaves none. Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion.

What role have I left for religion? None. And I have left none because the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ leaves none. Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion.

Robert Farrar Capon
Only when you are finally able, with the publican, to admit that you are dead will you be able to stop balking at grace.

Only when you are finally able, with the publican, to admit that you are dead will you be able to stop balking at grace.

Robert Farrar Capon