I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air... So I trained myself to say 'Holy Cow' instead.— Harry Caray
Pleasurable Profane quotations
The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, not heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism - no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet. There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as cordiality.
A lie is profanity. A lie is the worst thing in the world. Art is the ability to tell the truth.
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
A society whose members are united by the fact that they think in the same way in regard to the sacred world and its relations with the profane world, and by the fact that they translate these common ideas into common practices, is what is called a Church. In all history, we do not find a single religion without a Church.
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
That there is a Devil is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influence of the Devil. For any to deny the being of a Devil must be from ignorance or profaneness worse than diabolical.
Ireland still remains the Holy Isle whose aspirations must on no account be mixed with the profane class-struggles of the rest of the sinful world ... the Irish peasant must not on any account know that the Socialist workers are his sole allies in Europe.
Backward we traveled to reclaim the day Before we fell, like Icarus, undone;
All we find are altars in decay And profane words scrawled black across the sun.
There are in life a few moments so beautiful,that even words are a sort of profanity.
We live, after all, in a world where illusions are sacred and truth profane.
Both magic and religion are based strictly on mythological tradition, and they also both exist in the atmosphere of the miraculous, in a constant revelation of their wonder-working power. They both are surrounded by taboos and observances which mark off their acts from those of the profane world.
To whatever degree he may have desacralized the world, the man who has made his choice in favor of a profane life never succeeds in completely doing away with religious behavior.
1. Be on time. 2. Never criticize a teammate. 3. Never use profanity.
Rock music pays off. Rock music takes me on a joyride. Rock music keeps me off the hell city bus. Rock music will always look out for me. But I will not let my torture profanity demon shoot it down.
The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.
Through your love existence and nonexistence merge.
All opposites unite. All that is profane becomes sacred again.
If we want to know what's most sacred in this world, all we need to do is look for what is most violently profaned.
What I'm saying might be profane, but it's also profound.
Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.
Before the first World War women were arrested for smoking cigarettes in public, for using profanity, for appearing on beaches without stockings, for driving automobiles without a man beside them, for wearing outlandish attire for example, shorts
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
The fact that slang is apt and forceful makes its use irresistibly tempting.
Coarse or profane slang is beside the mark, but "flivver," "taxi," the "movies," "deadly" (meaning dull), "feeling fit," "feeling blue," "grafter," a "fake," "grouch," "hunch" and "right o!" are typical of words that it would make our spoken language stilted to exclude.
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.
It's dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that.
Do angels take the Lord's name in vain? The idea is so ridiculous that we scarcely like to ask the question. ... How dare we do that which angels dare not do? Is it possible for us to argue that that which is forbidden in heaven is praiseworthy on earth?
For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity.
Stay out of the gutter in your conversation.
Foul talk defiles the man who speaks it... Don't swear. Don't profane. Avoid so-called dirty jokes. Stay away from conversation that is sprinkled with foul and filthy words. You will be happier if you do so, and your example will give strength to others.
No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
I've started to think that maybe I wouldn't mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity.
Thinking of what Jesus did NOT say from the cross: not a bitter, angry, unkind, whining, profane, unnecessary word. There is none like Him!
Marriage is to me apostasy, profanation of the sanctuary of my soul, violation of my manhood, sale of my birthright, shameful surrender, ignominious capitulation, acceptance of defeat.
Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Aping urbanity, Oozing with vanity, Plump as a manatee, Faking humanity, Intellectual inanity, Journalistic calamity, Fox Noise insanity, You're a profanity, Hannity.