quote by Saint John Chrysostom

The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.

— Saint John Chrysostom

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Operating superficially, the mind is random in its activity and stale in its insights and images. However, with practice and experience the mind is freed from the skull, and the fresh and new can appear as though for the first time. It

The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

My life is like a memento mori painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition.

Ever wonder what crime you committed that you are confined to a small enclosure above your sinuses, under permanent skull arrest?

Provided we can escape from the museums we carry around inside us, provided we can stop selling ourselves tickets to the galleries in our own skulls, we can begin to contemplate an art which re-creates the goal of the sorcerer: changing the structure of reality by the manipulation of living symbols ... Art tells gorgeous lies that come true.

During my senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can't say anything more.

Cathy, this lamb of yours threatens like a bull!' he said.

'It is in danger of splitting its skull against my knuckles. By God! Mr. Linton, I'm mortally sorry that you are not worth knocking down!

Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don't work.

Passing beauties are only the fugitive reflections of the eternal.

All beauty alters and all life melts away; in short, everything passes with marvelous rapidity; beautiful Helen of Troy has become a toothless skull, then a handful of dust, then nothing.

I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.

I've always envied people who sleep easily.

Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.

We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull.

Look on beauty, and you shall see 'tis purchased by the weight;

which therein works a miracle in Nature, making them lightest that wear most of it: so are those crisped snaky golden locks which make such wanton gambols with the wind upon supposed fairness, often known to be the dowry of a second head, the skull that bred them in the sepulchre.

Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.

We ordinary people might lack your great speed or your X-Ray vision, Superman, but never underestimate the power of the human mind. We carry the most dangerous weapon on Earth inside these thick skulls of ours.

Hell is paved with infants skulls.

It is at night... that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of our skull.

There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?

When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

We are not just highly evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter, and linear causality.

The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle.

God help the teacher, if a man of sensibility and genius, when a booby father presents him with his booby son, and insists on lighting up the rays of science in a fellow's head whose skull is impervious and inaccessible by any other way than a positive fracture with a cudgel.

You should have seen the look on your skull.

Reality is inside the skull.

I also discovered the only complete Brontosaurus skull.

Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before.

The object of my researches is the brain.

The cranium is only a faithful cast of the external surface of the brain, and is consequently but a minor part of the principal object.

Masks beneath masks until suddenly the bare bloodless skull.

I knew the facts of death before I knew the facts of life.

There never was a time when I didn't see the skull beneath the skin.

I choose my battles, Dresden. Not you." She looked up at me calmly. "Let me put this in terms that will get through your skull: My friend is going to save a child from monsters. I'm going with him. That's what friends do, Harry.

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.

When you see me smash somebody's skull, you enjoy it.

I had this fantasy of becoming a neurosurgeon.

You know, the normal Jewish boy fantasy, but I wanted to be a neurosurgeon for some reason. So I started in this unpleasant way. I was an assistant to the coroner, opening up corpses, taking the innards out, opening skulls, taking the brains out.

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