I'm very superstitious... I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table.

— Norman Cook

Spectacular Superstitious quotations

We have taken the glorious gospel of our blessed God and reduced it down to four spiritual laws and five things God wants you to know, with a little superstitious prayer at the end; and if someone repeats it after us with enough sincerity, we popishly declare them to be born again. We've traded regeneration for decisionism.

Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don't have the wit to deal with the problems of life.

Can it really be said that before the day of our pretentious science, humanity was composed solely of imbeciles and the superstitious?

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.

Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.

Man is an essentially superstitious and fearful animal.

Take away the herd's Christian gods and saints and they will without failing come to worship...something else.

The unadmitted reason why traditional readers are hostile to e-books is that we still hold the superstitious idea that a book is like a soul, and that every soul should have its own body.

Christians are the unstable, unlettered, superstitious masses

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe;

the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them...

Specifically, I would suggest that the effective organization is garrulous, clumsy, superstitious, hypocritical, monstrous, octopoid, wandering, and grouchy.

The proverb says, "Born lucky, always lucky," and I am very superstitious.

As a small boy I was notoriously lucky. It was usual for one or two of our lads (per annum) to get drowned in the Mississippi or in Bear Creek, but I was pulled out in a 2/3 drowned condition 9 times before I learned to swim, and was considered to be a cat in disguise.

Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.

I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious.

[Macbeth] is historically set in a place depicted by Shakespeare as brutal and violent, incredibly superstitious, and that's something that I do believe is Scottish.

Creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.

I'm superstitious... but not like wear the same underwear for two weeks superstitious.

Christianity was an epidemic rather than a religion.

It appealed to fear, hysteria and ignorance. It spread across the Western world, not because it was true, but because humans are gullible and superstitious.

I believe in the religion of reason -- the gospel of this world;

in the development of the mind, in the accumulation of intellectual wealth, to the end that man may free himself from superstitious fear, to the end that he may take advantage of the forces of nature to feed and clothe the world.

Religion is still useful among the herd - that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be. Take away his Christian god and saints, and he will worship something else.

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd.

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.

I am a very superstitious person.

My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true.

I'm superstitious enough to believe that.

The Jewish part of me is superstitious.

Any irrational fears?no, i'm quite a rationalist.

i'm not superstitious, i think life is too full of natural wonders and logical complexities to worry about illogical things.

We have to recognize that spirituality is a legitimate dimension in the psyche.

It's a legitimate dimension in the universal scheme of things. It doesn't mean that you are superstitious, that you are in to magical, primitive thinking, if you take spirituality seriously.

My mother was Irish and she was superstitious, if you'll forgive the tautology.

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism.

Okay, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I'm a very superstitious person. I'm walking onto the plane as we speak. I'm putting my hands on the outside of the plane and my feet are on the lip of the plane. I have to do it every time before I fly.

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe;

the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible.

The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them.

'Tis the temper of the hot and superstitious part of mankind in matters of religion ever to be fond of mysteries, and for that reason to like best what they understand least.

Superstition is the poesy of practical life; hence, a poet is none the worse for being superstitious.

Until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared