• One of the most difficult things to say to another person is, 'I hope that you will love me for no good reason.' But it is what we all want and rarely dare to say to one another, to our children, to our parents and mates, to our friends, and to strangers, especially to strangers who have neither good, nor bad reasons to love us.

    "American Spirituality: Tony Campolo and Russell Banks". Interview with Michael Carey, July 19, 2000.