Most Popular Quotes on Millennial in 2013

These are the most popular quotes we have featured in our “Quote of the Day” series:

Stephen Colbert: “I happen to be profoundly affected by the story of Jesus, and I can no more – as Robert Bolt says in his introduction to A Man for All Seasons – I can no more remove that from me than you can the marble from the shape of a statue. That is just who I am.”

Bishop Stephen Blaire, Archbishop Jose Gomez, and Bishop Richard Pates: “The Catechism of the Catholic Church unambiguously states it is the proper role of government to ‘make accessible to each what is needed to lead a truly human life: food, clothing, health, work, education and culture, suitable information, the right to establish a family, and so on’ (no. 1908).”

Two from Chris Rock:

“I might be crazy but I got this weird feeling that the new pope might be the greatest man alive.”

“This new pope is like the Floyd Mayweather of popes.”

And these are the most popular from Pope Francis:

“If we look at the most painful moments of our lives, when we lost a loved one – our parents, a brother, a sisters, a spouse, a child, a friend – we realize that, even amid the tragedy of loss, even when torn by separation, the conviction arises in the heart that everything cannot be over, that the good given and received has not been pointless.”

“How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society! How important it is to have intergenerational exchanges and dialogue, especially within the context of the family.”

“We cannot sleep peacefully while babies are dying of hunger and the elderly are without medical assistance.”

“I want a more missionary church, one that doesn’t seek tranquility first of all.”

“Don’t learn from us older folk that which is too often our favorite sport, complaining.”

“Joy doesn’t come from the latest smartphone, a faster scooter, a car someone will notice.”

“A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”

“We do in fact witness today, in the age of globalization, a growing sense of disorientation and isolation; we see, increasingly, a loss of meaning to life, an inability to connect with a “home” and a struggle to build meaningful relationships. It is therefore important to know how to dialogue and, with discernment, to use modern technologies and social networks in such a way as to reveal a presence that listens, converses and encourages.”