quote by William Hooper

I am proud to find, from two astronomical observations, that Chapel Hill lies right in the orbit of Jupiter and his satellites, and that the period of his revolution is about twelve years.

— William Hooper

Sensual Chapel quotations

My friends, it is one thing to go to church or chapel; it is quite another thing to go to God.

Why build a zoo when we can just put up a fence around Chapel Hill?

Take the money and run.

Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel.

To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.


John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.

No yoga exercise, no meditation in a chapel filled with music will rid you of your blues better than the humble task of making your own bread.

Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell.

If God dislikes gays so much, how come he picked Michelangelo, a known homosexual, to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling while assigning Anita Bryant to go on television and push orange juice?

Today there are very few chefs at that high level who are behind their stoves.

You don't feel their presence within the room. Where's the romance? Where's the show? Where's the theater? The modern day restaurant - it's like dining in a chapel. It's boring.


There is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.

I am proud of my connections to Carolina and pleased to know that some results from a lifetime of work on television, film, stage and recordings will have a permanent home in Chapel Hill.

Wherever God erects a house of prayer the Devil always builds a chapel there;

And 't will be found, upon examination, the latter has the largest congregation.

Take your troubles to the Chapel, get down on your knees and pray.

Your burdens will be lighter, and you'll surely find the way.

Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen be your apples.


One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor

On Sofia Coppola's 16th birthday, way back in 1987, I stole a lip gloss from her Sistine Chapel of a bedroom. Years later, I left a Chanel lip gloss in the reception of the Mercer Hotel for her. You know why? I believe that you've got to fix your karma.

No man can hinder our private addresses to God;

every man can build a chapel in his breast, himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, and the earth he treads on, the altar.

A peaceful home is as sacred a place as any chapel or cathedral.

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.


I suddenly recall the arpeggios of laughter lilting across the tender, springtime grass-gay-welling, far-floating, fluent, spontaneous, a bell-like feminine fluting, then suppressed; as though snuffed swiftly and irrevocably beneath the quiet solemnity of the vespered air now vibrant with somber chapel bells.

I have never heard a dancer asking for advice about how to stay focused on her footwork, or a painter complaining about the dull day-to-day task of painting. What task worth doing isn't worth daily effort? Do you think Michelangelo was having fun the whole time he was on his back painting the Sistine Chapel's ceiling?

A story is like building a chapel; a novel is a cathedral.

Speeches are for the younger men who are going places.

And I'm not going anyplace except six feet under the floor of that little chapel adjoining the museum and library at Abilene.

Communication has always been at the service of power.

Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel for the Pope. Is it not an advertisement for the Church? I try to make the best pictures I can and sometimes they are used in advertising campaigns.


There's no such thing as a coincidence in a prayer chapel.

Even God had a Welsh name : He spoke to him in the old language;

He was to have a peculiar care For the Welsh people. History showed us He was too big to be nailed to the wall Of a stone chapel, yet still we crammed him Between the boards of a black book .

There is a brotherhood among the kindly- Closer and defter and more integral- Than any of aisle or coven- For love rang out before the chapel bell

I think its pretty clear that film is the pre-eminent art form of our age.

If Michaelangelo or Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today they’d be making Avatar, not painting a chapel. Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.

Fashion is everywhere. Everywhere! Flowers are fashion to me, the sky is fashion, my garden is fashion. My darling, the Sistine Chapel is fashion.


Don't tell anyone, but on the pagan day of the sun god Ra, I kneel at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh. ...And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion.

St. Paul's Chapel stands - without so much as a broken window. Little miracle.

There are no conditions in which we subordinate the interests of the class as a whole to the interests of any sect, any chapel, any separate organization.

If that's your definition of the Clinton faction, then I think that that seems to be in ascendancy. That might include a guy like John Edwards, who's just starting this new center in Chapel Hill to deal with issues of poverty and work.

Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head.