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"I believe the Sabbath; I keep the Sabbath." - John Harvey Kellogg

"I never try and sound like Sabbath" - Geezer Butler

"The hushed winds their Sabbath keep." - William C Bryant

"I never try and sound like Sabbath." - Geezer Butler

"More than Israel has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept Israel." - Ahad Ha'am

"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath." - Bible

"The Sabbath was made for Man; not Man for the Sabbath." - John Byrom

"Faith in God engenders a love for the Sabbath; faith in the Sabbath engenders a love for God. A sacred Sabbath truly is a delight." - Russell M Nelson

"There's one thing about Black Sabbath which should not be understated: If Black Sabbath is missing any one of its members it's no longer Black Sabbath." - Henry Rollins

"The Sabbath-day is the savings-bank of humanity." - Arthur Frederick Saunders

"I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started" - Geezer Butler

"Sabbath is the celebration of life beyond and outside productivity." - Walter Brueggemann

"The savings bank of human existence is the weekly Sabbath." - William Blaikie

"Ours it is to bear the Sabbath in our souls." - Nina Salaman

"Behold congenial Autumn comes, the Sabbath of the Year." - John Logan

"Sabbath were a hippy band. We were into peace." - Ozzy Osbourne

"E'en Sunday shines no Sabbath day to me." - Alexander Pope

"Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, in my opinion." - Eddie Trunk

"I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started." - Geezer Butler

"Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others." - Russell M Nelson

"I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in" - Geezer Butler

"The Sabbath is not for the sake of the weekdays; the weekdays are for the sake of Sabbath. It is not an interlude but the climax of living." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in." - Geezer Butler

"Silence is the Sabbath of the soul. Therein we rest, and therein we hear everything." - Marianne Williamson

"In observing the Sabbath, one is both giving a gift to God and imitating Him." - Lauren F. Winner

"Poetry is to philosophy what the Sabbath is to the rest of the week." - Augustus William Hare

"Without a Sabbath, no worship; without worship, no religion; and without religion, no permanent freedom." - Charles Forbes Rene de Montalembert

"God himself took a day to rest in, and a good man's grave is his Sabbath." - John Donne

"So sang they, and the empyrean rung With Hallelujahs. Thus was Sabbath kept." - John Milton

"Who backs his rigid Sabbath, so to speak, Against the wicked remnant of the week." - Thomas Hood

"The Sabbath is not a day to feast our bodies, but to feed our souls." - Marie Josephine

"On the Sabbath- we are reminded that we are not human doings, but human beings." - Rob Bell

"Sabbath is not simply the pause that refreshes. It is the pause that transforms." - Walter Brueggemann

"God presents the Sabbath rest as a shelter we can enter. (Hebrews 4:1-11)" - Charles R Swindoll

"Night is the Sabbath of mankind, To rest the body and the mind." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"And the sabbath rang slowly In the pebbles of the holy streams." - Dylan Thomas

"Poetry is to philosophy what the Sabbath is to the rest of the week." - Augustus Hare

"Obviously [Black] Sabbath is definitely a huge name and of course deserving with Ozzy coming back." - John Petrucci

"I love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Guns N' Roses and AC/DC." - Paul Dano

"Jesus once caused a sick man to arise on the Sabbath and take up his bed, whereupon the pious of the land raised a great outcry. But Jesus answered with superior contempt that the Sabbath was there for the sake of man, not man for the sake of the Sabbath; consequently, man was also master over the Sabbath." - Alfred Rosenberg

"Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week." - Alice Walker

"I'm Reconstructionist; I don't serve the Sabbath, but I go to synagogue." - Jessica Hecht

"I think people will always love a heavy Sabbath riff because it's fundamental to rock." - Stone Gossard

"See Christians, Jews, one heavy sabbath keep, And all the western world believe and sleep." - Alexander Pope

"There's only one Sabbath guitarist and he is the architect for everything, Tony Iommi." - Zakk Wylde

"I remind everybody that the Sabbath was the Jewish gift to civilization." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"Everybody knows that Black Sabbath started everything and almost every single thing that people are playing today has already been done by Black Sabbath. They wrote every single good riff... ever." - Rob Zombie

"The happiness of heaven is the constant keeping of the Sabbath. Heaven is called a Sabbath, to make those who have Sabbaths long for heaven, and those who long for heaven love Sabbaths." - Philip Henry

"If we do not allow for a rhythm of rest in our overly busy lives, illness becomes our Sabbath- our pneumonia, our cancer, our heart attack, our accidents create Sabbath for us." - Wayne Muller

"The sabbath is God's special present to the working man, and one of its chief objects is to prolong his life, and preserve efficient his working tone. The savings bank of human existence is the weekly sabbath." - William Blaikie

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work." - Bible

"Yes, child of suffering, thou may'st well be sure He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Sabbath rest is more than mere abstention from physical work; and, therefore, must include worship and Scripture-reading" - Joseph Hertz

"Every day is a Sabbath to me. All pure water is holy water, and this earth is a celestial abode." - John Burroughs

"Our Sabbath practices reveal which Trinity we truly worship: Father, Son, and Spirit... or me, myself, and I." - Mark Hart

"The streams of religion run deep or shallow, according as the banks of the Sabbath are kept up or neglected." - Matthew Henry

"Why will you break the Sabbath of my days? Now sick alike of Envy and of Praise." - Alexander Pope

"Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath" - Jello Biafra

"Christ bounds and terminates the vast desires of the soul; He is the very Sabbath of the soul." - John Flavel

"An Ulster Scot may come to disbelieve in God, but not to wear his weekday clothes on the Sabbath." - C S Lewis

"I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in every year." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The Bible nowhere states that people before the law observed the Sabbath as a day of rest or worship." - David K. Bernard

"Has it ever struck you that trout bite best on the Sabbath? God's critters tempting decent men." - James M Barrie

"The Sabbath is the link between the paradise which has passed away and the paradise which is yet to come." - Andrew Wylie

"I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no sabbath." - Henry David Thoreau

"You can experience true delight on the Sabbath from family history work...Finding family members...can bring immense joy." - Russell M Nelson

"In the early days, you would get skinheads, the Eagles and Black Sabbath playing the same show." - Ozzy Osbourne

"When I was really young, I was really into Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden and those kinds of bands." - David Pajo

"Nor can his blessed soul look down from heaven, Or break the eternal sabbath of his rest." - John Dryden

"Sabbath rest is more than mere abstention from physical work; and, therefore, must include worship and Scripture-reading" - Joseph H. Hertz

"A Scot is a man who keeps the Sabbath, and everything else he can lay his hands on." - Chic Murray

"The Sabbaths of Eternity, One Sabbath deep and wide - A light upon the shining sea - The Bridegroom with his bride!" - Alfred Tennyson

"Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship." - James E Faust

"If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun." - Lars Ulrich

"You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath, if the tree might be dependent on you for support." - Ovadia Yosef

"The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart." - Anita Diament

"Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff, Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath." - Jello Biafra

"I don't work on my Sabbath. I write five-and-a-half or six days a week." - Chaim Potok

"I've always been very image prone, along the lines of bands like Black Sabbath and even Devo." - Peter Steele

"No one really gets rich doing this. A couple people do, Black Sabbath does. We don't sell any records anymore." - Thurston Moore

"You listen to Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio in it, and it's not Black Sabbath. They should have just called it 'Heaven and Hell' right from the beginning. Because you listen to that 'Heaven and Hell' album, that doesn't sound anything close to Black Sabbath." - Zakk Wylde

"I do not love the Sabbath, The soapsuds and the starch, The troops of solemn people Who to Salvation march. I take my book, I take my stick On the Sabbath day, In woody nooks and valleys I hide myself away. To ponder there in quiet God's Universal Plan, Resolved that church and Sabbath Were never made for man." - Robert Graves

"To the Sabbath! To the Sabbath!' they cried. 'On to the Witches' Sabbath!" Up and down that narrow hall they danced, the women on each side of him, to the wildest measure he had ever imagined, yet which he dimly, dreadfully remembered, till the lamp on the wall flickered and went out, and they were left in total darkness. And the devil woke in his heart with a thousand vile suggestions and made him afraid." - Algernon Blackwood

"The purpose of Sabbath is not simply to rejuvenate yourself in order to do more production, nor is it the pursuit of pleasure. The purpose of Sabbath is to enjoy your God, life in general, what you have accomplished in the world through his help, and the freedom you have in the gospel-the freedom from slavery to any material object or human expectation. The Sabbath is a sign of the hope that we have in the world to come." - Timothy Keller

"I like The Beatles and I like The Kinks and I like The Rolling Stones and I like Led Zeppelin and I like Black Sabbath." - Rachel Trachtenburg

"Sabbath, n. A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh." - Ambrose Bierce

"Sabbath is that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing." - Eugene H Peterson

"Now, really, this appears the common case Of putting too much Sabbath into Sunday - But what is your opinion, Mrs. Grundy?" - Thomas Hood

"A good conscience is the palace of Christ; the temple of the Holy Ghost; the paradise of delight; the standing Sabbath of the saints." - Saint Augustine

"If you're an American kid, you can't help but be influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones because they're always on the radio," - Chris Cornell

"Is there no God, then, but at best an absentee God, sitting idle, ever since the first Sabbath, at the outside of his Universe?" - Thomas Carlyle

"Every cool riff has already been written by Black Sabbath. You're either playing it faster or slower or backwards, but they wrote it first." - Rob Zombie

"Sabbath on Saturday in favor of The Lord's Day (Sunday). (Mag 9.1), rejected Judaizing (Mag 10.3), first use of term Christianity (Mag 10)." - Josephus

"Like a path through the forest, Sabbath creates a marker for ourselves so, if we are lost, we can find our way back to our center." - Wayne Muller

"Jesus did not call upon people to repent, or fast, or observe the sabbath. He did not threaten with hell or promise heaven." - Robert W. Funk

"The work on weekdays and the rest on the seventh day are correlated. The Sabbath is the inspirer, the other days the inspired." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"During our first meeting, Tony Iommi was a great jazz guitarist, his capabilities cover all styles - Black Sabbath has even narrowed his horizons." - Geezer Butler

"The rest of the guys in Sabbath became boring old farts, and there I was, this crazy guy, still into wrecking hotel rooms and having parties." - Ozzy Osbourne

"I love Black Sabbath. They made an amazing contribution to music today. Almost every band that made it big in the Nineties owed a debt to them" - Dave Grohl

"The Sabbath is not simply a time to rest, to recuperate. We should look at our work from the outside, not just from within." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day... thou shalt not do any work." - Bible

"He has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it." - Mark Twain

"Some keep the Sabbath going to Church - I keep it, staying at Home- With a Bobolink for a Chorister - And an Orchard, for a Dome-" - Emily Dickinson

"I must say they regard the Sabbath and attend preaching, for there are churches of every denomination and able ministers of the gospel." - Rachel Donelson Jackson

"Keep score, which is what the Talmud recognizes as a distinction between work and play that renders a game unfit for the Sabbath." - John Thorn

"The Sabbath, as now recognized and enforced, is one of the main pillars of Priestcraft and Superstition, and the stronghold of a merely ceremonial Religion." - William Lloyd Garrison

"He [George Washington Cable] has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it." - Mark Twain

"Some keep the Sabbath going to church, I keep it staying at home, with a bobolink for a chorister, and an orchard for a dome." - Emily Dickinson

"If you're an American kid, you can't help but be influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones because they're always on the radio." - Chris Cornell

"Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh." - Ambrose Bierce

"As we keep or break the Sabbath Day we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises." - Abraham Lincoln

"Bell, thou soundest merrily, When the bridal party To the church doth hie! Bell, thou soundest solemnly, When, on Sabbath morning, Fields deserted lie!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"And the Sabbath bell, That over wood and wild and mountain dell Wanders so far, chasing all thoughts unholy With sounds most musical, most melancholy." - Samuel Rogers

"That's really the thing that got me into playing a lot - getting excited about playing along with my favorite bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath." - Chad Smith

"The people who misuse the Sabbath lose the blessings of spiritual food and growth promised to those who keep this commandment." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it." - Geezer Butler

"To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band. That s all we were. We just took those blues roots and made them heavier." - Geezer Butler

"Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death." - Geezer Butler

"To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge." - Geezer Butler

"Relegating conservation to government is like relegating virtue to the Sabbath. Turns over to professionals what should be daily work of amateurs ." - Aldo Leopold

"I think the greatest records we've ever heard, from Zeppelin to Purple to Sabbath to The Who, were all recorded in the studio live." - Glenn Hughes

"O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through the sea! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable." - William Wilberforce

"I hope nobody is seriously suggesting that we get our morals from scripture because if we did we'd be stoning people for working on the Sabbath or switching on a light on the Sabbath. So the point is that you can find good bits of the Bible but you have to cherry-pick, you have reject the nasty bits and pick the nice bits." - Richard Dawkins

"My paternal grandmother would not light a fire on the Sabbath and piled all Sunday's washing-up in a bucket, to be dealt with on Monday morning, because the Sabbath was a day of rest-a practice that made my paternal grandfather, the village atheist, as mad as fire. Nevertheless, he willed five quid to the minister, just to be on the safe side." - Angela Carter

"Many feel the terms "Sabbath day" and "play day" are synonymous. . . . But I . . . know that remembering to keep the Sabbath day holy is one of the most important commandments we can observe in preparing us to be the recipients of the whisperings of the Spirit." - H. David Burton

"I took to religion at about age 12; it was very hard for me to be Sabbath observant as a kid in a home which was not Sabbath observant. I think my parents thought the whole Jewish thing was a phase." - Erica Brown

"Life and blessing will attend the man who observes the Sabbath. The Sabbath of rest is a continual lesson to him to turn his eye from all created objects, and look to that heavenly rest into which God is entered, and which is promised to man." - James Milner

"O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through Jordan! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable." - Samuel Wilberforce

"This is what the Sabbath should feel like. A pause. Not just a minor pause, but a major pause. Not just lowering the volume, but a muting. As the famous rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel put it, the Sabbath is a sanctuary in time." - A J Jacobs

"Sabbath requires surrender. If we only stop when we are finished with all our work, we will never stop, because our work is never completely done. With every accomplishment there arises a new responsibility... Sabbath dissolves the artificial urgency of our days, because it liberates us from the need to be finished." - Wayne Muller

"It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life." - Priscilla Shirer

"I saw it, said James. I saw it when he made the sparrows out of clay on the Sabbath. The teacher told him he shouldn't do such things on the Sabbath. Jesus looked at the birds and they turned into real birds. They flew away. You saw it too. He killed Eleazer, Mother, I saw it." - Anne Rice

"I once asked Ozzy Osbourne, truly one of my favorite people in the world, if he was cool with singing Black Sabbath songs year after year, whether he was performing with Black Sabbath or out on a solo tour. He said it was great." - Henry Rollins

"I was Jewish, through and through, although in our house that didn't mean a whole lot. We never went to synagogue. I never had a Bar Mitzvah. We didn't keep kosher or observe the Sabbath. In fact, I'm not so sure I would have known what the Sabbath looked like if it passed me on the street, so how could I observe it?" - Gilbert Gottfried

"What is worthy or unworthy on the Sabbath day will have to be judged by each of us by trying to be honest with the Lord. On the Sabbath day, we should do what we have to do and what we ought to do in an attitude of worshipfulness and then limit our other activities." - James E Faust

"See, once you have begun to experience solitude and silence, you discover that you actually have a soul and that there is a God.Then you can begin to practice Sabbath and that will enable you to re-enter community.You can't have community without Sabbath." - Dallas Willard

"Now, I know it's hard, particularly for our young people, to choose to observe the Sabbath day when athletic teams on which they so much want to participate regularly schedule games on Sunday. I too know it seems trivial to many who are in need of just a few items on the Sabbath to quickly stop at a convenience store to make a Sunday purchase. But I also know that remembering to keep the Sabbath day holy is one of the most important commandments we can observe in preparing us to be the recipients of the whisperings of the Spirit" - H. David Burton

"Now, I know it's hard, particularly for our young people, to choose to observe the Sabbath day when athletic teams on which they so much want to participate regularly schedule games on Sunday. I too know it seems trivial to many who are in need of just a few items on the Sabbath to quickly stop at a convenience store to make a Sunday purchase. But I also know that remembering to keep the Sabbath day holy is one of the most important commandments we can observe in preparing us to be the recipients of the whisperings of the Spirit" - H. David Burton

"The Muslims observe their Sabbath on Friday, the Jews observe on Saturday, and the Christians on Sunday. By the time Monday rolls around God is completely f***in' worn out." - George Carlin

"I never thought I could write anything or do a show sober, ever. But I did the Black Sabbath shows sober, and it was so much better fun for me, and everybody." - Ozzy Osbourne

"I finally came to the decision that I couldn't do it like that anymore. So I surrendered to that. I did (the Sabbath reunion tour) without anything - cigarettes, tobacco, dope, anything. And I had so much more fun without it." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Its no coincidence that the word holiday suggests a holy day, or that the longest book in the Torah concerns the Sabbath. If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat." - Pico Iyer

"Really, there is no infidelity, nowadays, so great as that which prays, and keeps the Sabbath, and rebuilds the churches. The sealer of the South Pacific preaches a truer doctrine." - Henry David Thoreau

"When music is presented which, however appropriate for other occasions, does not fit the Sabbath, much is lost. . . . The Spirit does not ratify speech nor confirm music which lacks spiritual substance." - Boyd K. Packer

"It was shocking to see Nirvana play, because it was like, "Here's this little guy with a monster-guitar sound." And it was heavier than Black Sabbath. That was shocking." - Billy Corgan

"Those who participate in [sabbath] break the anxiety cycle. They are invited to awareness that life does not consist in frantic production and consumption that reduces everyone else to threat and competition." - Walter Brueggemann

"A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the week." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ryTay! Alas! I am very sorry to say That ninety lives have been taken away On the last Sabbath day of1879, Which will be remember'd for a very long time." - William Topaz McGonagall

"The first creation of God in the works of the days was the light of the sense; the last was the light of the reason: and His Sabbath-work ever since is the illumination of the spirit." - Francis Bacon

"The longer I live the more highly so I estimate the Christian Sabbath, and the more grateful do I feel towards those who impress its importance on the community." - Daniel Webster



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