Quotes by ceremony

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  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Ceremony was but devised at first to set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, recanting goodness, sorry ere 'Tis shown; but where there is true friendship, there needs none.
  • George Gurdjieff
    George Gurdjieff
    Russian teacher and writer 1873-1949
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    Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.
  • Bill Simmons
    Bill Simmons
    American sports analyst and author 1969-
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    Five days after the Tsarnaev brothers blew up Boston's most sacred event, and just 24 hours after one brother was killed and the other was caught, everyone decided that it was OK to play baseball at Fenway again. The game happened on a Saturday afternoon, preceded by an emotional ceremony and many prayers.
  • Carine Roitfeld
    Carine Roitfeld
    French fashion editor 1954-
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    In Japan, you can learn how to make a bunch of flowers. This is an art. Tea ceremony, it's an art.
  • Brad Sherman
    Brad Sherman
    American politician 1954-
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    Male circumcision has been practiced for thousands of years and is a deeply important ceremony for two major religions.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
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    Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    The Church [in the 14th century] gave ceremony and dignity to lives that had little of either. It was the source of beauty and art to which all had some access and which many helped to create.
  • John Cheever
    John Cheever
    American writer 1912-1982
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    The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    This ceremony is held in the depth of winter. But, by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring.
    Source: Inaugural Address, 20 January 1993
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
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    What war has always been is a puberty ceremony. It's a very rough one, but you went away a boy and came back a man, maybe with an eye missing or whatever but godammit you were a man and people had to call you a man thereafter.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    When love begins to sicken and decay it uses an enforced ceremony.
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