Quotes of Cathedral

“ If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. - The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 2. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Where are you searching for me, friend? Look! Here am I right within you. Not in temple, nor in mosque, not in Kaaba nor Kailas, but here right within you am I. ”

- Kabir

“ I can remember the lush spring excitement of language in childhood. Sitting in church, rolling it around my mouth like marbles — tabernacle and pharisee and parable, tresspass and Babylon and covenant. ”

- Penelope Lively

“ He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all. ”

- Sinclair Lewis

“ When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important. ”

- J. Krishnamarti

“ Do you see this egg? With this you can topple every theological theory, every church or temple in the world. ”

- Denis Diderot

“ The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches. ”

- Sir Henry Wotton

“ There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ One may as well dam for water tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man. ”

- John Muir

“ Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. ”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“ Cathedrals are an unassailable witness to human passion. Using what demented calculation could an animal build such places? I think we know. An animal with a gorgeous genius for hope. ”

- Lionel Tiger

“ It is the most hideous waterfront structure ever inflicted on a city by a combination of architectural conceit and official bad taste. the Cathedral of Asphalt. ”

- Robert Moses

“ It was a secular cathedral, dedicated to the rites of travel. ”

- Robert Hughes

“ When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important. ”

- Krishnamurti

“ It's like walking into a cathedral. It reminds me that what I do in the world is a valuable and important thing. ”

- Mary Gordon

“ I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself. ”

- John Muir

“ The church-going bell. ”

- William Cowper

“ If you go to church, and like the singing better than the preaching, that's not orthodox. ”

- Edgar Watson Howe

“ For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. ”

- Martin Luther

“ Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel. ”

- Martin Luther

“ Jesus taught in the temple and the marketplace. ”

- Rick Warren

“ It was the basilica of gossip, the Vatican of inside dope. ”

- Robert Hughes

“ A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ”

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“ There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — . ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals. ”

- John Ruskin

“ A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind. ”

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“ I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ That great Cathedral space which was childhood. ”

- Virginia Woolf
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