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Abel Ferrara Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Abel Ferrara.

I was raised a Catholic and when you're raised a Catholic
they don't teach you to think for yourself.
You're taught not to think too deeply about things.
- Abel Ferrara

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

 

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

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Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City,
so growing up, not only myself but my family,
like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films.
- Anthony Michael Hall

I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself -
you and God -
at some point.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Theodore Roethke was a poet I was raised with so he
has a lot of sentimental value for me.
- Krist Novoselic

My mother raised me in the church.
I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday;
there was no option.
I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.
- Steve Harvey

When you're around someone good, your own standards are raised.
- Ritchie Blackmore

When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California,
it raised the I.Q.
of both states.
- Will Rogers

I'm 23 years old.
I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality,
I'm everybody's child.
Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
- Tupac Shakur

I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country.
You don't need a vote to raise hell!
You need convictions and a voice!
- Mother Jones

I think in church you're raised like God is God and you are here.
- Charles King

Any father whose son raises his hand against him is
guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.
- Charles Peguy

Natural ability without education has more often raised
a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
- Marcus Aurelius

Never in the history of fashion has so little material
been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
- Cecil Beaton

I was raised to pretend.
- Anne Heche

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
- Grandma Moses

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not
the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
- Boris Pasternak

I'm from the US of A. Born in Des Moines, raised in the New York suburbs.
- Stephen Collins

I have my parents to thank for that,
they raised me to be active and play all sports.
They taught me the importance of staying healthy,
being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.
- Kiana Tom

At Home in the World is the story of a young woman,
raised in some difficult circumstances,
and how she survives.
It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood.
- Joyce Maynard

Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest,
in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies,
you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies.
- Sydney Pollack

Domestic goddesses have infiltrated everybody's lives
and raised the bar way too high.
- Daisy Donovan

Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further
above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed
their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
- J. M. Roberts

I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family.
- Olivier Martinez

I was raised thinking I'd burn in hell for being gay,
but I didn't have a choice.
It's just who I am.
- Jai Rodriguez

I raised frogs every spring in our house from tadpoles
and by end of summer our house was overrun with frogs.
- William Joyce

Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets?
The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind,
or whether the knowledge will be harmful.
- Pierre Curie

I'm a Brooklyn boy.
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised there,
and spent most of my childhood there.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker,
put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways
in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that
life is about not where you start,
but where you're going.
That's family values.
- Al Sharpton

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Steve Case

If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead,
where would have been the hardest place on the face
of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.
- Josh McDowell

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised,
like a target, to a position to be fired at.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

I've raised Michael.
I changed his diapers when he was little.
- Jackie Jackson

My family moved to Buffalo, New York in 1940 where I was raised.
- Jack Herer

I've never, ever, raised a fist to anybody in my life.
- Robbie Williams

I was raised in a Christian home and,
in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Another question has been raised rather widely in Europe,
in Japan as well as in the United States is what,
to what extent will the euro become a reserve currency.
- Robert C. Solomon

I was raised in a climate where I believed in God because
I was afraid of going to hell -
and I didn't think that was the right way to fall in love with somebody.
- Scott Stapp

A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die
any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way,
this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.
- Don DeLillo

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry,
and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
- Ben Jonson

Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997.
The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.
- Russ Carnahan

I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions,
and it was OK to say, I'm not sure.
I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.
- Peter Jennings

You live for those really great scenes where you almost
feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed
on the script pages and been raised to another level.
- Tobey Maguire

The main question raised by the thriller is not what
kind of world we live in,
or what reality is like, but what it has done to us.
- Ralph Harper

I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against...
placing limitations on the freedom of the individual.
- Dennis Chavez

As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio,
about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the
Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
- Neil Armstrong

I was born and raised Catholic.
- Tom Araya

I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now,
but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination.
I believe that Jesus is the way.
- Patricia Heaton

I think I had an advantage in the sense that I wasn't raised religiously.
- Amber Tamblyn

I was very lucky.
My parents raised me in such a way that it never occurred
to me that I wasn't equal.
- Victoria Principal

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics
that came out of the men and women that served.
But this generation doesn't quite know;
they haven't been tested.
- Jack Scalia

Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an
independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn't need a man.
I think that's wrong.
I think we all need someone.
- Boris Kodjoe

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from
the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead.
That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
- Josh McDowell

My kids get everything they want and are raised well.
- Suge Knight

We've been raised to compete, to want more!
More!
More!
It's a way of life.
It's about greed.
- Sandy Duncan

I was born and raised in China, and my parents were missionaries.
- Jayne Meadows

I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be
and be that kind of person.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
- Sally Field

I was raised all over.
Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky,
by the time I was 11.
- Jeri Ryan

A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised.
Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard,
you might get lucky and get what you want.
- Martina McBride

I have raised the morals and sobriety of the people.
- James Larkin

I wasn't really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.
- John Malkovich

I don't believe in predestination, even though I was raised a Presbyterian.
- Shelley Long

How I was raised is what I am today.
- Joan Chen


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