Veils quotes

  • Our society covers these problems with a veil. All I want is an open discussion
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Veils #Want #Our Society

  • Oh, treacherous night thou lendest thy ready veil to every treason, and teeming mischief's beneath thy shade.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Night #Veils #Shade

  • The only ones to profit from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing are the owners of the fishing fleets who remain hidden behind veils of corporate secrecy.
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Fishing #Veils #Secrecy

  • Of darkness visible so much be lent, as half to show, half veil, the deep intent.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Darkness #Deceit #Veils

  • Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Fire #Religion #Veils

  • We must revolutionize our optical perception. We must remove the veil from our eyes.
    -- Alexander Rodchenko

    #Eye #Perception #Veils

  • Eternity doth wear upon her face the veil of time. They only see the veil, and thus they know not what they stand so near!
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Veils #Faces #Eternity

  • Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
    -- Alfred Nobel

    #Veils #Spirituality #Hiding

  • The sovereigns of the earth do not always grant audience readily; on the contrary, the King of Heaven, hidden under the eucharistic veils, is ready to receive anyone...
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Kings #Heaven #Veils

  • There are truths that shield themselves behind veils, and are best spoken by implication. Even the sun veils himself in his own rays to blind the gaze of the too curious starer.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Truth #Rays #Veils

  • You don't think in depression that you've put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you're seeing truly.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Taken #Thinking #Veils

  • You are at home when you're at a Black Veil Brides concert.
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Home #Black #Veils

  • UNNATURAL CAUSES tears back the veil to show the socio-economic and racial inequities in health as well as the public policies that underpin them. Should be required viewing.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Tears #Veils #Causes

  • Reading a poem in translation is like kissing a woman through a veil.
    -- Anne Michaels

    #Reading #Kissing #Veils

  • Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Believe #Thinking #Veils

  • Hardly any one is able to see what is before him, just as it is in itself. He comes expecting one thing, he finds another thing, he sees through the veil of his preconception, he criticizes before he has apprehended, he condemns without allowing his instinct the chance of asserting itself.
    -- Arthur Symons

    #Vision #Veils #Able

  • The union of nature and soul removes the veil of ignorance that covers our intelligence.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Ignorance #Soul #Veils

  • All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.
    -- Bayazid Bastami

    #Silence #Desire #Veils

  • The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession, if the veil of secrecy is removed.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Veils #Confession #Secrecy

  • Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind
    -- Bridget Riley

    #Focus #Attention #Veils

  • The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Veils #Rich #Myth

  • The reality is we live in a world of scarce resources in this veil of tears, as Tony Abbott often describes the world, we have to be real, we have to accept that we can't spend as much money on everything as we would like and so we have chosen to re prioritise, to change spending.
    -- Chris Bowen

    #Real #Tears #Veils

  • We are spirits clad in veils.
    -- Christopher Pearse Cranch

    #Philosophy #Philosophical #Veils

  • We are spirits clad in veils; Man by man was never seen; All our deep communing fails To remove the shadowy screen.
    -- Christopher Pearse Cranch

    #Failure #Men #Veils

  • We know so little of the why, what the universe is, what infinity is. The veil around us is very fragile.
    -- Conor McPherson

    #Veils #Littles #Infinity

  • Official history is merely a veil to hide the truth of what really happened. When the veil is lifted, again and again we see that not only is the official version not true, it is often 100% wrong.
    -- David Icke


  • Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.
    -- Demosthenes

    #Men #Evil #Veils

  • Sherrill On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.
    -- Douglas Horton

    #Easter #Veils #Eternity

  • A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.
    -- E. B. White

    #Poetry #Doe #Veils

  • The reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul.
    -- Edgar Allan Poe

    #Soul #Veils #Perceive

  • As we approach the Golden Age, the veils shall be removed and the people of the Earth shall become aware of the people of the Universe.
    -- Edgar Cayce

    #People #Age #Veils

  • Dignity is often a veil between us and the real truth of things.
    -- Edwin Percy Whipple

    #Real #Veils #Dignity

  • Certain things, certain events, seem inexplicable only for a time: up to the moment when the veil is torn aside.
    -- Elie Wiesel

    #Events #Veils #Moments

  • A charm invests a face Imperfectly beheld,— The lady dare not lift her veil For fear it be dispelled. But peers beyond her mesh, And wishes, and denies,— Lest interview annul a want That image satisfies.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Wish #Peers #Veils

  • My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight.
    -- Eudora Welty

    #Fall #Passion #Veils

  • I've learned not to hide behind a veil of irony - to talk about my work in a more honest way.
    -- Florence Welch

    #Veils #Way #Irony

  • However we may conceal our passions under the veil ... there is always some place where they peep out.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Passion #Veils #May

  • Louis XVI started to die on June 21st 1791. For his flight tore away the veil of that false constitutional monarchy, and once more confronted the Patriot party with the whole problem of the revolution's future.
    -- Francois Furet

    #Party #June #Veils

  • Anacalypsis: An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic or an Inquiry into the Origin of Languages, Nations and Religions.
    -- Godfrey Higgins

    #Inquiry #Veils #Language

  • I thank the Lord that I may have passed some of the tests, but maybe there will have to be more before I shall have been polished to do all that the Lord would have me do. Sometimes when the veil has been very thin, I have thought that if the struggle had been still greater that maybe then there would have been no veil.
    -- Harold B. Lee

    #Struggle #Veils #May

  • Our beloved ones have not 'gone to a far country.' It is only the veil of sense that separates them from us, and even that veil grows thin when our thoughts reach out to them.
    -- Helen Keller

    #Country #Gone #Veils

  • The girl who chooses to be modest, chooses to be respected.
    -- Howard W. Hunter

    #Girl #Veils #Modesty

  • You are My sight, so have faith. You are My Face, so veil yourself
    -- Ibn Arabi

    #Sight #Veils #Have Faith

  • Knowledge is not gained, it is there all the time. It is the "veils" which have to be dissolved in the mind.
    -- Idries Shah

    #Mind #Veils

  • Nazi ideologies continue to the present day behind the veil of supposedly free societies and governments.
    -- James Morcan

    #Government #Veils #Nazi

  • You can't just draw a veil of secrecy when you are locking people up. You have to do at least the minimum, which is to acknowledge who you are holding.
    -- Jamie Fellner

    #People #Veils #Secrecy

  • When a woman veils her body in modest clothing, she is not hiding herself from men. On the contrary, she is revealing her dignity to them.
    -- Jason Evert

    #Men #Veils #Body

  • Behind a veil, unseen yet present, I was the forceful soul that moved this mighty body.
    -- Jean Racine

    #Soul #Unseen #Veils

  • The ban would apply to the full-body veil known as the burqa or niqab. This is not an article of clothing — it is a mask, a mask worn at all times, making identification or participation in economic and social life virtually impossible.
    -- Jean-Francois Cope

    #Veils #Body #Impossible

  • Whenever we got a glimpse, their faces looked indecently revealed, as though we were used to seeing women in veils.
    -- Jeffrey Eugenides

    #Glimpse #Veils #Faces

  • May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright, Of soft and golden hue, Pierce through the future's veil and show, What fate now holds for you?
    -- Jerry Smith

    #Halloween #Fate #Veils

  • He that calls a man ungrateful sums up all the veil that a man can be guilty of.
    -- Jonathan Swift

    #Men #Ungrateful #Veils

  • Where mathematics and spirit join, where proof of the existence of mystery-salvific mystery-shimmers just below the surfaces of human perception, experience and the linguistic veil itself, Killarney Clary's new book-her best to date-dwells, plumbs, persuades and thrills.
    -- Jorie Graham

    #Book #Perception #Veils

  • The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.
    -- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

    #Struggle #Dark #Veils

  • As long as there are religions, there are going to be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion.
    -- Juliana Hatfield

    #Long #People #Veils

  • Lift the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for.
    -- Kabir

    #Heart #Veils

  • Mysteries are feminine; they like to veil themselves but still want to be seen and divined.
    -- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

    #Veils #Literature #Want

  • In midmost of the stream, embraced in the weir's shimmering arm-spread, a small island lay anchored, fringed close with willow and silver birch and alder. Reserved, shy, but full of significance, it hid whatever it might hold behind a veil, keeping it till the hour should come, and, with the hour, those who were called and chosen.
    -- Kenneth Grahame

    #Islands #Shy #Veils

  • We plan to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the preparation of the budget. We also plan to open up the process of government appointments.
    -- Kim Campbell

    #Government #Preparation #Veils

  • The Quran says nothing about the veil, except for an injunction to veil the bosom, which is obvious. As for the face, Muhammad's wife Khadijeh never wore the veil, nor did the other wives of the Prophet after Khadijeh died. [...] The ulema have twisted the Quran with their hadith, always twisting it toward those in power, until the message Muhammad laid out so clearly, straight from God, has been reversed, and good Muslim women are made like slaves again, or worse.
    -- Kim Stanley Robinson

    #Wife #Veils #Faces

  • Take away, O Lord, the veil of my heart while I read the Scriptures.
    -- Lancelot Andrewes

    #Heart #Veils #Scripture

  • In this age of electronic money, investors are no longer seduced by a financial 'dance of a thousand veils.' Only hard and accurate information on reserves, current accounts, and monetary and fiscal conditions will keep capital from fleeing precipitously at the first sign of trouble.
    -- Lawrence Summers

    #Age #Fleeing #Veils

  • Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards. Silence, too, can speak out.
    -- Lech Walesa

    #Fall #Silence #Veils

  • Listening causes me to find the existence of truth behind the veil.
    -- Loreena McKennitt

    #Wisdom #Listening #Veils

  • All the impressions which are made on us by Nature are designed to exercise our soul during its terms of penitence, to prompt us towards the eternal truths shown beneath a veil, and to lead us to recover what we have lost.
    -- Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

    #Exercise #Soul #Veils

  • I am on the edge of mysteries and the veil is getting thinner and thinner.
    -- Louis Pasteur

    #Veils #Mystery

  • Veils of love which was only hate petrified by longing--that was me.
    -- Louise Erdrich

    #Hate #Veils #Longing

  • To raise the veil. To see what you're saying goodbye to.
    -- Louise Glück

    #Goodbye #Saying Goodbye #Veils

  • Each atom hides beneath its veil The soul amazing beauty of the Beloved's face.
    -- Mahmud Shabistari

    #Soul #Atoms #Veils

  • Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.
    -- Maria Monk

    #Numbers #Views #Veils

  • I never wanted to be Marilyn - it just happened. Marilyn's like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.
    -- Marilyn Monroe

    #Inspiring #Veils #Wanted

  • A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth.
    -- Marion Woodman

    #Strong #Essence #Veils

  • A life that is truly lived is constantly burning away the veils of illusion, gradually revealing the essence of the individual.
    -- Marion Woodman

    #Essence #Veils #Burning

  • Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics.
    -- Mary Ritter Beard

    #Reality #World #Veils

  • Ask not of things to shed their veils. Unveil yourselves, and things will be unveiled.
    -- Mikhail Naimy

    #Life #Veils #Shed

  • Fear the pleading prayer of a wronged one, for there is no veil between it and Allah.
    -- Muhammad

    #Prayer #Islamic #Veils

  • [Turkish women] had lived free of the veil for 5,000 years, and had been covered only in the last 600 years.
    -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

    #Years #Lasts #Veils

  • Make no display of your talents or attainments; for every one will clearly see, admire, and acknowledge them, so long as you cover them with the beautiful veil of modesty
    -- Nathanael Emmons

    #Beautiful #Long #Veils

  • Nature has thrown a veil of modest beauty over maidenhood and moss-roses.
    -- Nathaniel Parker Willis

    #Rose #Veils #Moss

  • A proud bigot, who is vain enough to think that he can deceive even God by affected zeal, and throwing the veil of holiness over vices, damns all mankind by the word of his power.
    -- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

    #Thinking #Veils #Holiness

  • I do not have a bride gene. I haven't been planning a wedding since I was 3. I never put a sheet on my head and pretended that it was a veil.
    -- Niecy Nash

    #Veils #Planning #Sheets

  • There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Keys #Doors #Veils

  • Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.
    -- Oscar Wilde

    #Watches #Veils #World

  • I am all that hath been, and is, and shall be; and my veil no mortal has hitherto raised.
    -- Plutarch

    #Veils #Raised

  • Quite agreeable, of course, was this state of things to those who thought it in their abundant riches the result of inevitable economic laws and accordingly, as if it were for charity to veil the violation of justice which lawmakers not only tolerated but at times sanctioned, wanted the whole care of supporting the poor committed to charity alone.
    -- Pope Pius XI

    #Law #Justice #Veils

  • Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
    -- Poppy Z. Brite

    #Fiction #Veils #Liquor

  • Exhaustion has a way of parting the veils between men, not so much because the effort of censoring their words exceeds them, but because weariness is the foe of volatility. Oft times insults that would pierce the wakeful simply thud against the sleepless and fatigued.
    -- R. Scott Bakker

    #Men #Effort #Veils

  • When the veil of death has been drawn between us and the objects of our regard, how quick-sighted do we become to their merits, and how bitterly do we remember words, or even looks, of unkindness which may have escaped in our intercourse with them.
    -- Reginald Heber

    #Death #Looks #Veils

  • Every veil secretly desires to be lifted, except the veil of Hypocrisy.
    -- Richard B. Garnett

    #Hypocrisy #Desire #Veils

  • But what about you? Have you prayed about your own ancestors’ work? Set aside those things in your life that don’t really matter. Decide to do something that will have eternal consequences. Perhaps you have been prompted to look for ancestors but feel you are not a genealogist. Can you see that you don’t have to be anymore? It all begins with love and a sincere desire to help those beyond the veil who can’t help themselves. Check around. There will be someone in your area who can help you have success.
    -- Richard G. Scott

    #Desire #Looks #Veils

  • Living by synchronicity isn't merely about getting messages. It is about growing the poetic consciousness that allows us to taste and touch what rhymes and resonates in the world we inhabit, and how the world-behind-th e-world reveals itself by fluttering the veils of our consensual reality.
    -- Robert Moss

    #Reality #Veils #World

  • In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
    -- Rumi

    #Fire #Goal #Veils

  • No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God.
    -- Rumi

    #Soul #Veils #Faces

  • Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet.
    -- Rumi

    #Feet #Light #Veils

  • Speaking as somebody with three sisters and a very largely female Muslim family, there is not a single woman I know in my family or in their friends who would have accepted the wearing of a veil.
    -- Salman Rushdie

    #Veils #Female #Three

  • I think the veil is a way of taking power away from women.
    -- Salman Rushdie

    #Thinking #Veils #Way

  • I can't imagine pain greater than stepping across the veil and realizing I had not done what I came here to do - or realizing that I had given up my life to little or nothing, only then to find that it was gone. p 3
    -- Sheri L. Dew

    #Pain #Done #Veils

  • No government can make me wear a veil, no government can force me not to wear it either
    -- Shirin Ebadi

    #Government #Veils #Force

  • All the joys of earth will not assuage our thirst for happiness; while a single grief suffices to shroud life in a sombre veil, and smite it with nothingness at all points.
    -- Sophie Swetchine

    #Grief #Joy #Veils

  • God cannot leave us. It is just that our soul is so vast, we do not always feel His lips upon the veil.
    -- St. Catherine of Siena

    #Soul #Lips #Veils