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Convent Quotes

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I was in a convent for a year.
- Beatrice Wood

That's the great thing about entering a convent:
There are things that you simply can't do,
so you don't have to worry about them.
- Lars von Trier

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish
for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce

We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each
other only on such subjects as related to the Convent,
and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
- Maria Monk

 

So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject;
that is,
I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of
the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children.
- Maria Monk

She gave me another piece of information which excited other feelings in me,
scarcely less dreadful.
Infants were sometimes born in the convent;
but they were always baptized and immediately strangled!
- Maria Monk

After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion,
I wanted nothing whatever to do with it.
I felt disgusted with it.
If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train,
I'd think, how awful.
- Karen Armstrong

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My mother had been educated at a convent,
and she had been converted to communism by my father
during Stalin's most rampant period,
at the beginning of the 1930s.
So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community
is so intent on building bridges,
then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from
ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else,
but move it away from that area, the same as the pope
directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
- Peter King

There ain't any news in being good.
You might write the doings of all the convents of the
world on the back of a postage stamp,
and have room to spare.
- Finley Peter Dunne

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

I look forward to their convention and look forward
to hearing the President talk about what he will do for the next four years.
He hasn't done it up to this point.
- Harold Ford

Folk rock was my real roots.
I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons

Under the Geneva Convention, for example,
a POW is required only to provide name,
rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
- John Yoo

Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured
$1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund
the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods.
- Thomas Menino

As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention,
during Vietnam there was a chance to serve;
there was a chance not to serve.
- Mark Shields

One of my movies was called "True Lies."
It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think we've established a convention on the show
that allows us to do pretty much anything we want to.
- Thayer David

Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
- Mary Cheney

This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited
by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law.
- John Yoo

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction
of addressing the Republican National Convention.
This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
- Emanuel Celler

I'm a sworn enemy of convention.
I despise the conventional in anything,
even the arts.
- Hedy Lamarr

Running those poor steers back and forth in the heat is ridiculous.
What they ought to do is put the steers in the convention
hall and run the delegates.
- Stanley Marcus

However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees
in accord with the Geneva Convention,
even though that is not required because of the inhumane
methods used by these killers.
- Bill Shuster

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible
benefits to the world's poor.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes
yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

You must renounce all superficiality,
all convention, all vanity and delusion.
- Gustav Mahler

I thought this convention phenomenon was very flattering,
but that's about the extent of it.
- George Takei

2004 was a great year for Boston!
The Patriots won the Super Bowl!
Boston hosted its first national political convention!
And - the Red Sox won the World Series!
- Thomas Menino

I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war.
I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention,
but I did know of that prohibition.
- Otto Hahn

We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who,
in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention,
disregarded also the humane aspiration.
- Irving Babbitt

By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally
bound to implement the rights therein.
- Carol Bellamy

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state
who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at
his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- Robert Casey

What is the Geneva Convention on wars!
I have never read it.
- Yoweri Museveni

I've been doing these conventions for 20 years,
and we used to at least have debates about issues.
Nothing is happening basically at this convention,
other than speeches.
- Susan Estrich

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest
unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
- Franz Schubert

This war no longer has anything to do with knightly
conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention.
- Wilhelm Keitel

This is the first convention of the space age -
where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
- David Brinkley

It wasn't until the first season ended that I went
to my first Star Trek convention.
It was in Denver.
There were two and a half thousand people there.
- Patrick Stewart

The dream of the Convention was born from the that
children and their needs were not been considered when
policies were being made,
laws passed or actions undertaken.
- Carol Bellamy

If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete,
then what do others who have our soldiers say?
- Charles Schumer

I think it would be bizarre to pick somebody to speak
at the convention based on their sexual preference,
because once you go down that road, why don't you pick a transvestite?
- Gary Bauer

I wasn't looking for another marriage.
I had been married before.
He is a nice man - a geologist, an Ernest Hemingway type.
But Paul and I married because of convention.
- Linda McCartney

This isn't really a convention, This is really an infomercial.
And every night we'll have a different infomercial
and people view it with a certain level of cynicism.
- Susan Estrich

The media.
It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.
- Tom Stoppard

At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention.
But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.
- Otto Hahn

A political convention is not a place where you can
come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
- Murray Kempton

There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner
had been shot trying to escape.
He had obviously been recaptured and shot,
and that violated the Geneva Convention.
- Charles Guggenheim

It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads,
but it's a convention of drama.
If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs,
you have to play their fathers.
- Ian Hart

A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW.
There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
- Andrew Vachss

Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals,"
is a favorite of the Obamas.
Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention.
One Alinsky tactic is to "Pick the target,
freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
That's what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh,
Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer.
- Karl Rove

Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi
civilian who is not a member of the armed forces,
has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces,
the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive
interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks.
- John Yoo

Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation
we have under the genocide convention but,
more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong
and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
- Jon Corzine

I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make
the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes.
Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades.
I may go again this year.
- Alan Dean Foster

I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention.
They're here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag,
which I think is inappropriate in many ways,
but it's their choice.
- Harold Ford

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other,
it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing
them as parents or husband,
that they belong to each other in the name of Nature,
and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system,
Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the
Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected
by all those people who had worked with him in Washington.
- Michael Beschloss

Radical constructivism, thus, is radical because it
breaks with convention and develops a theory of knowledge
in which knowledge does not reflect an 'objective' ontological reality.
- Paul Watzlawick

I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good.
It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities.
Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen.
- Peter Tork

I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late '80s.
I hadn't gone to a convention before that.
It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
- Persis Khambatta

On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues
they simply must be multilateral.
There's no other way around.
You have the instances like the global warming convention,
the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S.
went its own way.
- Hans Blix

Attending that Convention and talking with those people
and many others convinced me that I should become a
blogger in my efforts to reform the government and
uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws
made in furtherance thereof.
- John Jay Hooker

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity
may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds
of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
- John Maynard Keynes

A convention was drawn up on June 17,
1925, in which the principle of supervision,
as opposed to that of simple propaganda,
was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members,
of whom I was one.
- Leon Jouhaux

I've just got into the convention circuit in the last
couple of years and it's great to see all these people
who are still interested in the show.
It's so gratifying to hear that so many people enjoyed
the work that Erin and I have done.
- Gil Gerard

The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in
accordance with the Geneva Convention,
and of course I was not reassured by that,
but I couldn't prove that that was wrong;
so we're clearer about that.
- Peter Singer

The point is, the political reporters are the ones
who no longer understand the ritual they are covering.
They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid
events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
- William Greider


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