Sanctuary quotes

  • This is what the Sabbath should feel like. A pause. Not just a minor pause, but a major pause. Not just lowering the volume, but a muting. As the famous rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel put it, the Sabbath is a sanctuary in time.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Sanctuary #Volume #Should

  • The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril and they are fully aware of this. No less than human beings are doing in all parts of the world, they are seeking sanctuary.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Animal #World #Sanctuary

  • If I turned towards books, it was because they were the only sanctuary I knew, one I needed in order to survive, to protect some aspect of myself that was now in constant retreat.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Book #Order #Sanctuary

  • A temple, first of all, is a place of prayer; and prayer is communion with God. It is the 'infinite in man seeking the infinite in God.' Where they find each other, there is holy sanctuary--a temple.
    -- B. H. Roberts

    #Prayer #Men #Sanctuary

  • Don’t sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind?
    -- Chang-Rae Lee

    #Mind #Vices #Sanctuary

  • I felt impotent and out of control, which I really, really hate. I had to find sanctuary in a place where I could gather my thoughts and regain my strength.
    -- Cher

    #Hate #Sanctuary #My Thoughts

  • The first rule of Evernight is that any vampire who seeks sanctuary must be given a place." -Charity
    -- Claudia Gray

    #Vampire #Charity #Sanctuary

  • Sanctuaries are magical places - dare I say holy?
    -- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    #Sanctuary #Holy #Dare

  • Home is a sanctuary for me and the place where I can relax. Everyone should have the right to a safe and secure home.
    -- Corinne Bailey Rae

    #Home #Relax #Sanctuary

  • There's an inherent thing in me where, if things are going too smooth, I'll sabotage the hell out of them just to make the music more of a sanctuary.
    -- Daniel Johns

    #Sanctuary #Hell #Smooth

  • We're here on Sanctuary business," Skulduggery tried. The man on Deadfall's right bristled, and Deadfall grinned. "Hear that, Pete? They're with that Sanctuary." Hokum Pete snarled. "I hate the Sanctuary." "Oh," Skulduggery said. "We all hate the Sanctuary." "Ah. Then we're not here on Sanctuary business. I was just joking.
    -- Derek Landy

    #Hate #Men #Sanctuary

  • What would killing the Elders result in?" "Panic? Fear? Three empty parking spaces in the Sanctuary?
    -- Derek Landy

    #Space #Sanctuary #Panic

  • There is no sanctuary of virtue like a home.
    -- Edward Everett

    #Home #Sanctuary #Virtue

  • Preserve, within a wild sanctuary, an inaccessible valley of reverie.
    -- Ellen Glasgow

    #Valleys #Sanctuary #Spirituality

  • Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
    -- Gautama Buddha

    #Self #Looks #Sanctuary

  • Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press
    -- Hugo Black

    #Government #Criticism #Sanctuary

  • Something awful is always going to happen, Arton. It's Sanctuary. You're a Stepson. Awful is a big part of your job.
    -- Janet Morris

    #Jobs #Commitment #Sanctuary

  • Our danger is to think that happiness will come from outside of us, from the things we possess or the power of our group, and not from within us, from the inner sanctuary of our being.
    -- Jean Vanier

    #Thinking #Groups #Sanctuary

  • [Providences] often puzzle and entangle our thoughts, but bring them to the Word, and your duty will be quickly manifested. "Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then understood I their end" (Ps. 73:17). And not only their end, but his own duty, to be quiet in an afflicted condition and not envy their prosperity.
    -- John Flavel

    #Envy #Sanctuary #Quiet

  • Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
    -- Julie Burchill

    #Suicide #Growing #Sanctuary

  • For the earliest period of the history of Israel, all that precedes the building of the temple, not a trace can be found of any sanctuary of exclusive legitimacy.
    -- Julius Wellhausen

    #Israel #Sanctuary #Temples

  • Basketball is my refuge, my sanctuary. I go back to being a kid on the playground. When I get here, it's all good.
    -- Kobe Bryant

    #Basketball #Kids #Sanctuary

  • I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.
    -- Lady Gaga

    #Sanctuary #Reborn

  • A laboratory of natural history is a sanctuary where nothing profane should be tolerated. I feel less agony at improprieties in churches than in a scientific laboratory.
    -- Louis Agassiz

    #Agony #Church #Sanctuary

  • Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
    -- Margaret Drabble

    #Family #Choices #Sanctuary

  • Things don't get tough in the studio. Sometimes things get tough outside the studio and going in the studio is a relief, a sanctuary, therapy.
    -- Mark Kostabi

    #Sanctuary #Relief #Tough

  • It's time for ordinary Americans to come out of the shadows and remind Washington every day in words and actions that we are a sovereign nation, not a sanctuary nation.
    -- Michelle Malkin

    #Shadow #Sanctuary #Sovereign

  • I love zoo sanctuaries.
    -- Nancy Travis

    #Zoos #Sanctuary

  • I have always felt that violence was the last refuge of the incompetent, and empty threats the last sanctuary of the terminally inept.
    -- Neil Gaiman

    #Sanctuary #Lasts #Violence

  • Art offers sanctuary to everyone willing to open their Hearts as well as their Eyes.
    -- Nikki Giovanni

    #Art #Eye #Sanctuary

  • The most powerful State in the world, which up to now was relatively protected from terrorist violence, is no longer an inviolable sanctuary.
    -- Omar Bongo

    #Powerful #Sanctuary #Violence

  • Finding a sanctuary, a place apart from time, is not so different from finding a faith.
    -- Pico Iyer

    #Different #Sanctuary #Findings

  • Be sanctuaries of respect for life, proclaiming the sacredness of every human life from conception to natural death
    -- Pope Francis

    #Sanctuary #Natural #Human Life

  • Our listening creates a sanctuary for the homeless parts within another person.
    -- Rachel Naomi Remen

    #Compassion #Listening #Sanctuary

  • Let the gym be a sanctuary for you to be at peace. Let it calm you and ground you and allow you to appreciate everything around you. Let it also be a place for you to unload and explode with intensity through your training.
    -- Robert Cheeke

    #Appreciate #Training #Sanctuary

  • They all agree, they are all unanimous in Congress, in the States, on the rostrum, in the sanctuary - everywhere they declare that slavery shall not go into the Territories.
    -- Robert Toombs

    #Sanctuary #Slavery #Territory

  • Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.
    -- Rumi

    #Doors #Sanctuary #Remember

  • When the Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels, who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.
    -- Saint John Chrysostom

    #Angel #Sanctuary #Victim

  • Liturgy and worship were never meant to be confined to the cathedrals and sanctuaries. Liturgy at its best can be performed like a circus or theater - making the Gospel visible as a witness to the world around us.
    -- Shane Claiborne

    #World #Sanctuary #Circus

  • In truth, the laboratory is the forecourt of the temple of philosophy, and whoso has not offered sacrifices and undergone purification there has little chance of admission into the sanctuary.
    -- Thomas Huxley

    #Philosophy #Sacrifice #Sanctuary

  • In the private sanctuary of one's own conscience lies that spirit, that determination to cast off the old person and to measure up to the statue of true potential.
    -- Thomas S. Monson

    #Determination #Lying #Sanctuary

  • Love is the ultimate revelation, the final sanctuary.
    -- Toyohiko Kagawa

    #Love #Finals #Sanctuary

  • My bedroom is my sanctuary. It's like a refuge, and it's where I do a fair amount of designing - at least conceptually, if not literally.
    -- Vera Wang

    #Design #Sanctuary #Bedroom

  • To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries.
    -- Virginia Woolf

    #Library #Sanctuary #Spirit

  • We go to sanctuaries to remember the things we hold most dear, the things we cherish and love. And then-the great challenge-we return home seeking to enact this wisdom as best we can in our daily lives.
    -- William Cronon

    #Home #Challenges #Sanctuary

  • The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship; they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper... no one cared what he believed about its origin.
    -- William Robertson Smith

    #Sanctuary #Fancy #Worship

  • God's mercy is a holy mercy, which knows how to pardon sin, not to protect it; it is a sanctuary for the penitent, not for the presumptuous.
    -- Edward Reynolds

    #Sins Not #Sanctuary #Mercy

  • Trial by jury must and shall be preserved! Amidst the throng of crude sacrilegisms ... that assail us nowadays in the legal sanctuary, none is more shortsighted, none more dangerous, than the proposal to abolish trial by jury.
    -- John Henry Wigmore

    #Trials #Sanctuary #Proposal

  • You are going to hear how he [Donald Trump] is going to address the 11 million, and some other issues as well, including sanctuary cities.
    -- Kellyanne Conway

    #Cities #Issues #Sanctuary

  • the Sanctuary was reserved for the rich and elite--those with fortunes, not soldiers of fortune.
    -- Drew Karpyshyn

    #Soldier #Sanctuary #Rich

  • I think that banning sanctuary cities should be upheld in court.
    -- Greg Abbott

    #Thinking #Cities #Sanctuary

  • From living in my own little secluded hell in this world, oblivious to the world around me, I found sanctuary with the bears, where I had made peace with myself of the consequences I have allowed while living in society.
    -- Timothy Treadwell

    #World #Sanctuary #Littles

  • Music is a place to take refuge. It's a sanctuary from mediocrity and boredom. It's innocent and it's a place you can lose yourself in thoughts, memories and intricacies.
    -- Lisa Gerrard

    #Memories #Boredom #Sanctuary