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"Sacred texts always offend reason." - Mason Cooley

"Everything sacred, nothing sacred." - Bodhidharma

"Everything is sacred and nothing is sacred." - Shailene Woodley

"Women are sacred." - Vin Diesel

"The tarot is sacred." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Twitter? No, I'd rather use phone and texts." - Domenico Dolce

"The world's holy texts are built on ancient oral traditions." - Martin Lindstrom

"I've always been a composer dependent on texts." - David Del Tredici

"Sacred texts give no specific depiction of God, so for centuries, artists and filmmakers have had to choose their own visual depiction." - Ridley Scott

"Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art." - Gabrielle Roth

"If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred." - Walt Whitman

"Love is a sacred silence." - Orhan Pamuk

"Sage is cleansing and sacred." - Pink

"Wisdom is a sacred communion." - Victor Hugo

"I hate writing texts to girlfriends because you can't really see emotions in texts. You can get confused on what she says." - Theophilus London

"Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together." - Rumi

"It took me whole decades to appreciate the depth and true value of yoga. Sacred texts supported my discoveries, but it was not they that signposted the way. What I learned through yoga, I found out through yoga." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Much though he recites the sacred texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others - he does not partake of the blessings of the holy life." - Gautama Buddha

"Pascal in his bitter rendition of the practices of the Jesuit intellectuals he despised, including their demonstration of "the utility of interpretation," a device of manufacturing consent based on reinterpretation of sacred texts to serve wealth, power, and privilege." - Noam Chomsky

"No calamity happens to those who eagerly follow auspicious customs and the rule of good conduct, to those who are always careful of purity, and to those who mutter ,sacred texts and offer burnt oblations." - Guru Nanak

"The biblical texts that we Christians have used for centuries to justify our hostility toward the Jews need to be banished forever from the sacred writings of the Christian church." - John Shelby Spong

"I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare." - Louise Jameson

"Objects let you tell a narrative that encompasses everybody. Texts don't." - Neil Macgregor

"You get a buzz when getting texts: 'Oh, someone's thinking about me.'" - Spike Jonze

"Anything based on ancient texts is difficult for a modern reader to get their head around." - Joanne Harris

"The words secret and sacred are siblings." - Mary Ruefle

"In love the ordinary is made sacred." - Arthur Dobrin

"Liberty and equality-lovely and sacred words!" - Giuseppe Mazzini

"Great sorrow makes sacred the sufferer." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"Honorable battle sustains a Sacred Band." - Janet Morris

"What will be / the sacred words?" - Amiri Baraka

"Sacred religion! mother of form and fear." - Samuel Daniel

"The sacred influence of light appears." - John Milton

"Celebrate the Sacred in the ordinary." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift." - Albert Einstein

"Comments are free but facts are sacred." - C P Scott

"Sacred cows make the best hamburgers." - Mark Twain

"Comment is free, but facts are sacred." - C P Scott

"Everything sacred is a tie, a fetter." - Max Stirner

"Music is my life. It is sacred." - Jimmy Chamberlin

"The body is a sacred garment." - Martha Graham

"Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I find most 'sacred music' pretty dismal." - Dick Cavett

"Sacred cows make very poor gladiators." - Nikki Giovanni

"Work to me is a sacred thing." - Margaret Bourkewhite

"Nothing is sacred to a gamester." - Bernard Joseph Saurin

"I think laughter is a sacred act." - Tom Shadyac

"Committing yourself to one person is sacred." - Natalie Portman

"The bandstand is a sacred place." - Wynton Marsalis

"A noble truth is a sacred creed." - Bob Dylan

"O sacred hunger of ambitious minds." - Edmund Spenser

"Those who would assail the Book of Mormon should bear in mind that its veracity is no more dubious than the veracity of the Bible, say, or the Qur'an, or the sacred texts of most other religions. The latter texts simply enjoy the considerable advantage of having made their public debut in the shadowy recesses of the ancient past, and are thus much harder to refute." - Jon Krakauer

"No belief or idea is sacred, unless it treats all people as sacred." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Nothing is sacred. And, more importantly...the 'nothing' you end up with is truly sacred." - Douglas Rushkoff

"The sacred truth of science is that there are no sacred truths." - Carl Sagan

"In the absence of the sacred, nothing is sacred - everything is for sale." - Oren Lyons

"Laugh at what you hold sacred, and still hold it sacred." - Abraham Maslow

"I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred." - Tom Robbins

"The novelist's intuition for the sacred differs from the translator's interrogation of the sacred." - Cynthia Ozick

"I studied scriptural interpretation, which is more about how people get meaning out of texts, looking at stuff in the Old Testament - Muslims, Christians, Jews, different interpretations of the same texts." - Win Butler

"I got a lot of texts from friends and emails from friends and most of them were just pure jealousy." - Michael Schur

"I've given my phone number to the weirdest people. I get texts from people all the time." - Dani Levy

"Texts are always in flux." - Robert Darnton

"Dad sometimes sends me texts saying, 'Just heard you on the radio, thumbs up', or whatever. So that's pretty cute." - Courtney Barnett

"I still put punctuation in my texts. If it's an 'I', I make sure it's a capital." - Simon Cowell

"Far more women read fiction than men, and because of this, novels have become marginalised as serious texts." - Siri Hustvedt

"Whenever a mind is simple and receives an old wisdom, old things pass away,-means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into present hour. All things are made sacred by relation to it,-one as much as another." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Secular humanism does not have the essential attributes of a religion: belief in a deity, the wish for some sort of afterlife, sacred dogma or texts, or an absolutist moral creed. Instead, it expresses a philosophical and ethical point of view, and it draws upon the scientific method in formulationg its naturalistic view of the nature." - Paul Kurtz

"We like to put sacred texts in flowing waters, so I rolled it up, tied it to a piece of wood, placed a dandelion on top, and floated it in the stream which flows into the Swat River. Surely God would find it there." - Malala Yousafzai

"The president is the high priest of what sociologist Robert Bellah calls the 'American civil religion.' The president must invoke the name of God (though not Jesus), glorify America's heroes and history,quote its sacred texts (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution), and perform the transubstantiation of pluribus unum." - Jonathan Haidt

"One can contrive a religious motivation for virtually any choice of action, from commitment to the highest ideals to support for the most horrendous atrocities. In the sacred texts, we can find uplifting calls for peace, justice and mercy, along with the most genocidal passages in the literary canon. Conscience is our guide, whatever trappings we might choose to clothe it in." - Noam Chomsky

"There's no way you can misunderstand the teachings of the Qur'an, there's no way you can misunderstand the teachings of the Bible, there's no way you can misunderstand the teachings of the Bhaghavad Gita, or of the Book of Mormon, or of the other sacred texts of many of those religions." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Like lots of baby boomers, I was brought up on archaic anthropomorphism. Upstanding Christian dogs. Rabbits with family values. Because the ancient texts and pictures were sacred - Potter, Milne and the rest. Even concerned parents who knew Freud and Jung never saw the contradictions in feeding us on them." - Peter York

"The 21st century - and the atheists - needs the presence of religion, just as religion must deal with the real challenges and the thinkers of the day in order to sharpen the conscience and the intelligence of those who study the timeless sacred texts in a spirit of responding to the questions of their time." - Tariq Ramadan

"If you make time for silence, the sacred will unfold." - Rod Stryker

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbor." - Giotto Di Bondone

"My joy in friends, those sacred people, is my consolation." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We cannot gamble with anything so sacred as money." - William Mckinley

"Times change; years speed by; but Christmas continues sacred." - Thomas S Monson

"Non-cooperatio n with evil is a sacred duty." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When you consider Life as sacred,Nature waits on you" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Love makes every space sacred and every moment meaningful . . ." - Barbara De Angelis

"The mundane and the sacred are one and the same." - Alan Watts

"Meeting another human is always a sacred event." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Even bad books are books, and therefore sacred." - Gunter Grass

"Laughter - that is something very sacred especially for us Indians." - John Fire Lame Deer

"It is only the sacred things that are worth touching" - Oscar Wilde

"It doesn't have to be somber to be sacred." - David Wolpe

"To recognize another's inwardness is to have seen the sacred." - Peter Koestenbaum

"[T]ruth is considered profane, and only illusion is sacred" - Ludwig Feuerbach

"Everywhere is the center of the world. Everything is sacred." - Black Elk

"Every part of the earth is sacred to my people." - Chief Seattle

"Football is the last sacred ritual of our time." - Pier Paolo Pasolini

"Scared is what happens when the sacred gets scrambled." - Anodea Judith

"All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe." - Rob Jackson

"Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive." - Heraclitus

"Opening to the sacred, we transform our vision of ourselves." - Stephanie Dowrick

"The family is more sacred than the state." - Pope Pius XI

"Without a sacred center, no one knows right from wrong." - Thomas Yellowtail

"The next time you get scared, get sacred!" - Abiola Abrams

"Mantras are passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred." - Deva Premal

"Life isn't nearly as sacred as the appreciation of passion." - Kurt Cobain

"Happiness is all about milking the "sacred now"." - Robert Holden

"The clock is the most sacred thing in a hospital." - John Wyndham

"Love wins. Sleep is a healer. Loved ones are sacred." - Jennifer Nettles

"I have another duty equally sacred.... My duty to myself." - Henrik Ibsen

"Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires." - Alexander Pope

"Or ope the sacred source of sympathetic tears." - Thomas Gray

"It is only the sacred things that are worth touching." - Oscar Wilde

"Oh! may each youthful bosom, catch the sacred fire..." - Ann Plato

"Drawing and masturbation were the first sacred experiences I remember." - Carolee Schneemann

"The sacred exists only at the expense of the truth." - Mark Russell

"All our "most sacred affections " are merely prosaic habit." - Cesare Pavese

"I have other duties equally sacred ... Duties to myself." - Henrik Ibsen

"Poetry and art and knowledge are sacred and pure." - George Eliot

"The constitution is a sacred document in a democracy." - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

"The Druids held the trees as very sacred." - Enya

"Even bad books are books and therefore sacred." - Gunter Grass

"The sacred title of 'father' is shared with the Almighty." - Ezra Taft Benson

"What goes on between the actor and director is sacred." - Jack Kilmer

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour." - Giotto Di Bondone

"No sacred fane requires us to submit to insult." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The Bible is God's sacred Word of truth." - Joseph Franklin Rutherfor

"There's nothing more fun than making fun of what's sacred." - Adam Mckay

"Comedy clubs are sacred ground. That's where anything goes." - Tracy Morgan

"She was deeply passionate about the sacred feminine." - Dan Brown

"Every woman knows the power of the sacred feminine." - Deborah King

"Trust is transcendent, resolute, universal, sacred and tolerant." - Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

"The road to the sacred leads through the secular." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"There are two worlds: the world where nothing is sacred except money, an the other world, where everything is sacred." - Ron Kauk

"The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred. Sacred energy renews us." - Marianne Williamson

"To theology, ... only what it holds sacred is true, whereas to philosophy, only what holds true is sacred." - Ludwig Feuerbach

"From the animist point of view, humans belong in a sacred place because they themselves are sacred. Not sacred in a special way, not more sacred than anything else, but merely as sacred as anything else - as sacred as bison or salmon or crows or crickets or bears or sunflowers." - Daniel Quinn

"A picture is worth a thousand texts." - Melissa De La Cruz

"Tyrannosaurus drives. Tyrannosaurus texts. Tyrannosaurus rex." - Anonymous

"Maxims are texts to which we turn in danger or sorrow, and we often find what seems to have been expressly written for our use." - George Eliot

"I definitely check my phone for texts a lot - like, 'Did anyone text me? Is anyone thinking about me? Does anyone love me?'" - Spike Jonze

"The prime goal of censorship is to promote ignorance, whether it is done via lying and bowdlerized school texts or by attacking individual books." - Felice Picano

"I've discovered just how symbiotic the relationship is between writers, directors and actors. They ask the same questions and strip down texts in exactly the same way." - Damian Lewis

"They have the texts in their favor; said he, so much the worse for the texts." - Pierre Paul Royer-Collard

"They have the texts on their side, but I pity the texts." - Pierre Paul Royer-Collard

"In reality, the monotheist texts preach neither peace, love nor tolerance. They are texts of hate." - Michel Houellebecq

"The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree; they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or 'wholly other.'" - Mircea Eliade

"I could not write about a subject sacred to me because I would be too flippant. Fortunately, there are no subjects sacred to me." - Joseph Heller

"The song and the drumming were like this: Behold, a sacred voice is calling you; All over the sky a sacred voice is calling." - Black Elk

"All wars are sacred to those who have to fight them. If the people who started wars didn't make them sacred, who would be foolish enough to fight?" - Margaret Mitchell

"All nights are sacred nights to make confession and resolve and prayer; all days are sacred days to wake new gladness in the sunny air." - Helen Hunt

"America's commitment to collective defense under Article 5 of NATO is a sacred obligation in our view - a sacred obligation not just for now, but for all time." - Joe Biden

"There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred and desecrated places. My belief is that the world and our life in it are conditional gifts." - Wendell Berry



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