I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again - I dwell among the people.
— John Henry Newman

Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
James Baldwin steeples quote

Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea.
— Hans Christian Andersen

An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I still say a church steeple with a lightening rod on top shows a lack of confidence.
— steeples quotation by Doug McLeod