Sacrilegious

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  • I have said, and I repeat, at the risk of appearing sacrilegious, that the gas chambers are a detail of the history of the Second World War. ~ Jean-Marie Le Pen
  • To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. ~ Frederick Douglass
  • Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. ~ William Shakespeare
  • I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious. ~ Andres Serrano
  • I don’t think it’s sacrilegious to remake any movie, including a good or even great movie. ~ Jonathan Demme
  • A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God… When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy. ~ Marian Anderson
  • I have said, and I repeat, at the risk of appearing sacrilegious, that the gas chambers are a detail of the history of the Second World War… If you take a book of a thousand pages on the Second World War, in which 50 million people died, the concentration camps occupy two pages and the gas chambers ten or 15 lines, and that’s what’s called a detail. ~ Jean-Marie Le Pen
  • And anything worth dying for ~ Joseph Heller
  • We must see that it is foolish, sinful and suicidal to destroy the health of nature for the sake of an economy that is really not an economy at all but merely a financial system, one that is unnatural, undemocratic, sacrilegious, and ephemeral. ~ Wendell Berry
  • Death is not “an eternal sleep!” Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: “Death is the commencement of immortality!” ~ Maximilien Robespierre
  • On two subjects the overwhelming majority of people regarded their own opinions as Absolute Truth, and sincerely believed that anyone who disagreed with them was immoral, outrageous, sinful, sacrilegious, offensive, intolerable, stupid, illogical, treasonable, actionable, against the public interest, ridiculous, and obscene. The two subjects were (of course) sex and religion. ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  • I pray for a world where we live in partnership rather than domination; where “man’s conquest of nature” is recognized as suicidal and sacrilegious; where power is no longer equated with the blade, but with the holy chalice: the ancient symbol of the power to give, nurture, enhance life. And I not only pray, but actively work, for the day when it will be so. ~ Riane Eisler
  • Man was appointed by God to have dominion over the beasts, and everything a man does to an animal is either a lawful exercise or a sacrilegious abuse of an authority by divine right. ~ C. S. Lewis
  • “Surely so many countries can’t all be worth dying for.” “Anything worth living for,” said Nately, “is worth dying for.” “And anything worth dying for,” answered the sacrilegious old man, “is certainly worth living for.” ~ Joseph Heller
  • I said old Jesus probably would’ve puked if He could see it – all those fancy costumes and all. Sally said I was a sacrilegious atheist. I probably am. The thing Jesus really would’ve liked would be the guy who plays the kettle drums in the orchestra. ~ J. D. Salinger
  • I became a pedant of the form. I did my graduate work in art history and particularly in the history of French satirical cartooning. And that made me aware of what a rich and resilient tradition this seemingly scabrous sacrilegious magazine still represented in French life. ~ Scott Simon
  • I don’t get particularly precious about things like this, though. Like the record company said, “We need a radio edit that delivers the hook” – I don’t even know what they consider the hook in that song [“Oh No”] – “that delivers the hook sooner.” So I’m like, “Okay. I see that.” And they were all walking on eggshells, like is this going to be sacrilegious to me or something, to mess with this art I’ve created? And I’m like, “Great. I get to tinker with it, I get to mess with my song some more.” ~ Andrew Bird
  • I look at camping the same way I look at horror movies. All the years that humans fought to get into caves and into shelters – it almost seems sacrilegious to go outside and sleep without a roof. We work so hard to have these things! ~ Chuck Klosterman
  • Life a life of Spiritual Adventure. Much like a wild goose the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to pursue the Spirit’s leading through life. ~ Mark Batterson
  • Let us hear the dangers of thralldom to our consciences from ignorance, extreme poverty, and dependence; in short, from civil and political slavery. Let us see delineated before us the true map of man. Let us hear the dignity of his nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God-that consenting to slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust, as offensive in the sight of God as it is derogatory from our own honor or interest or happiness-and that God Almighty has promulgated from heaven liberty, peace, and goodwill to man! ~ John Adams
  • James says, “You desire and do not have; so you kill” (Jas. 4:2). We kill marriages and we kill unborn babies because they cut across our desires; they stand in the way of our unencumbered self-enhancement. And we live in a culture where self-enhancement and self-advancement is god. And if self-enhancement is god, then the One who is at work in the womb shaping a person in His own image is not God and the assault on His work is not sacrilegious, but obedience to the god of self. ~ John Piper
  • I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious. I would say that there are many individuals in the Church who appreciate it and who do not have a problem with it. The best place for Piss Christ is in a church. ~ Andres Serrano
  • Lightning will wreck its displeasures not only upon pillars, trees, and sheep, but upon altars and temples, and let the sacrilegious go free. ~ Seneca the Younger
  • You can’t watch ‘Dr. Strangelove’ with commercials. That would be sacrilegious. ~ Les Claypool
  • The Beatles are not merely awful. I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are godawful. ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.