Quotations on Ceremony

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In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Strength, Ceremony, Nation, Principles, School, Spiritual)

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.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: People, Adultery, American, Ceremony, Rain, Woman, Writer)

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 Cowper
(Keywords: Friend, Ceremony, Fight, Shadows, Worth)

Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony.
- Katherine Dunham
(Keywords: Temple, Ceremony, Mountains, Rivers, Talking)

There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy.
- Charles Eastman
(Keywords: Marriage, Ceremony, Man, Religious, Woman)

This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Keywords: Work, Awards, Ceremony, Enjoyment, Pride, Sound)

The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Men, Movies, Women, Awards, Ceremony, Irony)

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: Church, Ceremony, Hearing)

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.
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Keywords: Books, Ceremony, Value)

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Life, Ceremony, Tea)

Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Life, Ceremony, Circumstances, Tea)

Winning the Outstanding Contribution award is great, because you know you have won in advance. Previously, I have been really nervous during the ceremony because you have no idea if you are going to get called up on stage. This time I could relax and enjoy myself.
- Tom Jones
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Winning, Ceremony, Relax)

On the fortieth day after his death, we held the ceremony, and I performed for the very first time.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan
(Keywords: Time, Death, Ceremony, Day, First)

The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn't get a divorce for almost a year.
- Hedy Lamarr
(Keywords: Marriage, Time, Ceremony, Divorce)

We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary bloodshed in the population.
- Duong Van Minh
(Keywords: Government, Power, Ceremony, Population, Vietnam)

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
- Stanford Moore
(Keywords: Wisdom, Ceremony, Prizes, Remarkable, Will)

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
- Robert Orben
(Keywords: Graduation, Success, Ceremony, Key, Students)

Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another, I cannot legally, but I can morally, divest myself.
- Robert Dale Owen
(Keywords: Virtue, Ceremony, Rights, Law, Property)

Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Keywords: Religion, Sex, Attitude, Church, Being, Ceremony, Culture, Night, Present, Religious)

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