There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.

It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

If you have form'd a circle to go into,Go into it yourself, and see how you would do.They said this mystery never shall cease:The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace.

I shall always be a priest of love.

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The poet is the priest of the invisible.

I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.

Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.

How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.

A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.

I hesitate to deposit money in a bank.

I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?

Never has any one been less a priest than Jesus, never a greater enemy of forms, which stifle religion under the pretext of protecting it. By this we are all his disciples and his successors; by this he has laid the eternal foundation-stone of true religion; and if religion is essential to humanity, he has by this deserved the Divine rank the world has accorded him.

The voodoo priest and all his powders were as nothing compared to espresso, cappuccino, and mocha, which are stronger than all the religions of the world combined, and perhaps stronger than the human soul itself.

No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.

Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.

Not our logical faculty, but our imaginative one is king over us.

I might say, priest and prophet to lead us to heaven-ward, or magician and wizard to lead us hellward.

In the true Literary Man there is thus ever, acknowledged or not by the world, a sacredness: he is the light of the world; the world's Priest; -- guiding it, like a sacred Pillar of Fire, in its dark pilgrimage through the waste of Time.

I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. As I grew and stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved, I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us

I'm a priest, not a priestess. Priestess implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world -- it's better than being invisible.

When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.

A nun, at best, is only half a woman, just as a priest is only half a man.

The priest persuades a humble people to endure their hard lot, a politician urges them to rebel against it, and a scientist thinks of a method that does away with the hard lot altogether.

We teach that every priest shall extinguish heathendom, and forbid wilweorthunga (fountain worship), and licwiglunga (incantations of the dead), and hwata (omens), and galdra (magic), and man worship, and the abominations that men exercise in various sorts of witchcraft, and in frithspottum (peace-enclosures) with elms and other trees, and with stones, and with many phantoms.

A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.

You know, I've got a confession to make myself.

I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards.

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop.

I considered becoming a priest very seriously.

I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!

We're a Muslim family, but we're also very cultured and we have a mixture of different religions. For example, my brother-in-law is Catholic, and my sister converted and my nephews are baptized. I have an uncle who just graduated and currently he's a priest.

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest.

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church.

a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.

No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.

By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.

I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain.

I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me... I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely... I could have used a bit more solitude.

Priest organizations around the country, both local and national, should realize that their membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.

I know my own soul, how feeble and puny it is: I know the magnitude of this ministry, and the great difficulty of the work; for more stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales which disturb the sea.

And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature.

Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion.

Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord.

The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself;

for a priest it is a supreme peril .

There is here, what is not in the old country.

In spite of hard, unfamiliar things, there is here - hope. In the old country, a man can be no more than his father, providing he works hard. If his father was a carpenter, he may be a carpenter. He many not be a teacher or a priest. He may rise - but only to his father's state. In the old country, a man is given to the past. Here he belongs to the future. In this land, he may be what he will, if he has the good heart and the way of working honestly at the right things.

I was everything, patriarch, priest, father and judge.

There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church.