Quotes of Cloister

“ Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminister Abbey. ”

- Horatio Nelson

“ Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin. ”

- Quentin Crisp

“ My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk. ”

- John Keats

“ He heard the convent bell, Suddenly in the silence ringing For the service of noonday. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's soul. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ I believe there is also a Tim Roth Monastery. ”

- Tim Roth

“ I was doing things that weren't good for me. So I checked into the Churchill Priory clinic. It was the best thing I've done for ages. ”

- Kate Moss

“ This (Westminster Abbey) great Magazine of Mortality. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters — where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangement is happiness. ”

- Erik Erikson

“ In America a woman loses her independence for ever in the bonds of matrimony. While there is less constraint on girls there than anywhere else, a wife submits to stricter obligations. For the former, her father's house is a home of freedom and pleasure; for the latter, her husband's is almost a cloister. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville
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