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"Sacrilege is acceptable only as a game." - Julien Torma

"We have legalized confiscation, consecrated sacrilege, and condoned high treason." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The protection of God cannot, without sacrilege, be invoked but in behalf of justice and right." - Lajos Kossuth

"It is sacrilege to attempt analysis of birth or love or death. Death and birth, the mysteries! Love, the revelation!" - Katherine Cecil Thurston

"To regard Christ as God, and to pray to him, are to my mind the greatest possible sacrilege." - Leo Tolstoy

"There is a kind of pleasure which comes from sacrilege or the profanation of the objects offered us for worship." - Marquis De Sade

"Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something." - Carl Jung

"At times on quiet waters one does not speak aloud but only in whispers, for then all noise is sacrilege." - Sigurd F. Olson

"There is nothing more serious than the sacrilege of schism because there is no just cause for severing the unity of the Church." - Saint Augustine

"The historian's first duties are sacrilege and the mocking of false gods. They are his indispensable instruments for establishing the truth." - Jules Michelet

"For me, it is the worst kind of sacrilege if you are given some of special talent and you don't take advantage of this gift." - Jaromir Jagr

"Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue." - Jeremy Taylor

"The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive." - Henry Miller

"Nat Parson says it's the devil's mark." "Nat Parson's a gobshite." Maddy was torn between a natural feeling of sacrilege and a deep admiration of anyone who dared call a parson 'gobshite." - Joanne Harris

"Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise." - Adolf Hitler

"We poison the wine as He decants it into us; murder a melody He would play with us as the instrument...Hence all sin, whatever else it is, is sacrilege." - C S Lewis

"The time at length arrives, when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"The rice bowl is to me the most valid reason in the world for doing anything. A piece of one's soul to the multitudes in return for rice and wine does not seem to me a sacrilege." - Han Suyin

"No one must use the name of God to commit violence. To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman." - Pope Francis

"Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault." - Henry A Kissinger

"It just doesn't attract me. I'm of a certain period, a certain evolution. I hear music differently I mean, for me, comparing electric bass to acoustic bass is sacrilege." - Bill Evans

"I pay a bit more than lip-service to health: I don't eat chips or pre-prepared food, and it might be a comedy sacrilege to admit I do like vegetables, fruit and salad and stuff." - Jo Brand

"People learn to shop for churches; there is no loyalty to the church. They're consumers being attracted to one product or another. I think it's sacrilege, to tell you the truth, it really is." - Eugene H Peterson

"Each instrument has something to say to you. It's got its own character. Each horn has its own character and will say to you certain things. If you violate that, it's almost a sacrilege!" - Jerome Richardson

"I was...attacked for being a pasticheur, chided for composing "simple" music, blamed for deserting "modernism," accused of renouncing my "true Russian heritage." People who had never heard of, or cared about, the originals cried "sacrilege": "The classics are ours. Leave the classics alone." To them all my answer was and is the same: You "respect," but I love." - Igor Stravinsky

"Dear Habicht, / Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us that I almost feel as if I am committing a sacrilege when I break it now with some inconsequential babble... / What are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried, canned piece of soul...?" - Albert Einstein

"When you overpay small people you frighten them. They know that their merits or activities entitle them to no such sums as they are receiving. As a result their boss soars out of economic into magic significance. He becomes a source of blessings rather than wages. Criticism is sacrilege, doubt is heresy." - Ben Hecht

"When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him." - Simone Weil

"In the most rigorous [Roman] laws, a wife was condemned to support a gamester, a drunkard, or a libertine, unless he were guilty of homicide, poison, or sacrilege, in which cases the marriage, as it should seem, might have been dissolved by the hand of the executioner." - Edward Gibbon

"I was a kid and it was kind of scabrous, and it wasn't the sacrilege that bothered me so much as the obscenity that challenged a 14-year-old American. But over the years, I came to have a keen appreciation of Charlie Hebdo and what it did." - Scott Simon

"How prone we are to come to the consideration of every question with heads and hearts pre-occupied! How prone to shrink from any opinion, however reasonable, if it be opposed to any, however unreasonable, of our own! How disposed are we to judge, in anger, those who call upon us to think, and encourage us to enquire! To question our prejudices seems nothing less than sacrilege; to break the chains of our ignorance, nothing short of impiety!" - Frances Wright

"Now, if I could get Mark to put down his phone and stop taking breaks, we'd be able to finish up before Oprah comes on." - Bubba "Bubba, what are you going to do when they cancel her show?" - Caleb "Shut your mouth, boy. That's sacrilege in this store. You talk like that, and I'll toss you through the window like an old-timey hobo in a Western." - Bubba" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Now, if I could get Mark to put down his phone and stop taking breaks, we"d be able to finish up before Oprah comes on." - Bubba "Bubba, what are you going to do when they cancel her show?" - Caleb "Shut your mouth, boy. That's sacrilege in this store. You talk like that, and I"ll toss you through the window like an old-timey hobo in a Western." - Bubba" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Most people are walking around the city like corpses; they aren't alive enough to notice the trash. They come from other places and they see it as a big garbage dump. Do you want to live and work in a garbage dump? I don't. That's partly because I grew up in the most pristine environment possible - Hawaii, where it is sacrilege to leave your garbage on the ground." - Bette Midler

"In that most burdensome moment of all human history, with blood appearing at every pore and an anguished cry upon His lips, Christ sought Him whom He had always sought-His Father. "Abba," He cried, "Papa," or from the lips of a younger child, "Daddy." This is such a personal moment it almost seems a sacrilege to cite it. A Son in unrelieved pain, a Father His only true source of strength, both of them staying the course, making it through the night-together." - Jeffrey R. Holland

"But carbon 13 [the carbon from corn] doesn't lie, and researchers who have compared the isotopes in the flesh or hair of Americans to those in the same tissues of Mexicans report that it is now we in the North who are the true people of corn.... Compared to us, Mexicans today consume a far more varied carbon diet: the animals they eat still eat grass (until recently, Mexicans regarded feeding corn to livestock as a sacrilege); much of their protein comes from legumes; and they still sweeten their beverages with cane sugar. So that's us: processed corn, walking." - Michael Pollan



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