Quotes by: Nancy Gibbs

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The Catholic Church is one of the oldest, largest and richest institutions on earth, with a following 1.2 billion strong, and change does not come naturally.
Nancy Gibbs
Members of royal families are born into a world of indulgence and entitlement, and the princelings who grow up that way may never have to develop any discipline.
Nancy Gibbs
What cultural DNA remains from those first Puritan forays onto American soil may be our love of a fresh start.
Nancy Gibbs
High school is a haunted house in April, when seniors act up because the end is near. Even those who hate school sometimes cling to the devil they know. And for the kids who love it, the goodbyes are hard to think about.
Nancy Gibbs
Virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe strikes, generosity spikes like a fever. Courage spreads in the face of tyranny.
Nancy Gibbs
It's funny how things change slowly, until the day we realize they've changed completely.
Nancy Gibbs
It is faith that drives us to build, a belief that we cannot be limited by lack of nerve or airspace.
Nancy Gibbs
Emotional life grows out of an area of the brain called the limbic system, specifically the amygdala, whence come delight and disgust and fear and anger.
Nancy Gibbs
Once a conflict has dragged on for a decade, most people are tired of war - and the troubles that flow from it.
Nancy Gibbs
A typical smart phone has more computing power than Apollo 11 when it landed a man on the moon.
Nancy Gibbs
Americans sometimes ask what the government does and where their tax money goes. Among other things, it pays for all kinds of invisible but essential safety nets and life belts and guardrails that are useless right up until the day they are priceless.
Nancy Gibbs
Americans are grateful for the connection and convenience their phones provide, helping them search for a lower price, navigate a strange city, expand a customer base or track their health and finances, their family and friends.
Nancy Gibbs
When U.S.-based editors and columnists parachute into a news storm, it is often the stringers who keep us out of trouble, helping us glimpse the complexity behind the headlines.
Nancy Gibbs
When you are a media celebrity, every word you speak is dissected, as are those you choose not to speak.
Nancy Gibbs
Terror works like a musical composition, so many instruments, all in tune, playing perfectly together to create their desired effect. Sorrow and horror and fear.
Nancy Gibbs
Runners exalt the marathon as a public test of private will, when months or years of solitary training, early mornings, lost weekends, rain and pain mature into triumph or surrender. That's one reason the race-day crowds matter, the friends who come to cheer and stomp and flap their signs and push the runners on.
Nancy Gibbs
The understanding of Syria's devastating civil war has been distorted by the immense danger and difficulty of covering it.
Nancy Gibbs
Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge.
Nancy Gibbs
We've seen what happens when it serves a president's interest to flaunt his faith - which is almost inevitably does, since every poll affirms that Americans want their leader to submit to some higher power.
Nancy Gibbs
Be bored and see where it takes you, because the imagination's dusty wilderness is worth crossing if you want to sculpt your soul.
Nancy Gibbs
Modesty means admitting the possibility of error, subsuming the self for the good of the whole, remaining open to surprise and the gifts that only failure can bring. There are many ways to practice it. Try taking up golf. Or making your own bagels. Or raising a teenager.
Nancy Gibbs
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