Quotations on Forbidden
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Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: Life, Forbidden, Lust, Man, State)
We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Actions, Community, Forbidden, Now, Prison, Right, Visit)
The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
- Ken Calvert
(Keywords: Medical, Forbidden, Research)
I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Forbidden, Theft, Wrong)
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Life, Forbidden, Hatred, Jealousy, Laws)
Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
- John Chrysostom
(Keywords: Forbidden, Pride)
It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
- Anatoly Chubais
(Keywords: Policy, Forbidden, Study)
The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Decision, Constitution, Court, Forbidden, Friends, Right)
Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.
- Harvey Cox
(Keywords: Forbidden, Public, Sermons, Talk)
I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it.
- David Deutsch
(Keywords: Time, Travel, Day, Forbidden, Laws, Physics, Will)
Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so.
- Andrea Dworkin
(Keywords: Mother, Earth, Forbidden, Humanity, Symbol, Universe, Woman)
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Death, Appetite, End, Forbidden, May)
Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet
(Keywords: Forbidden, Universe, World)
In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Quality, Being, Books, Forbidden, Help, Open, School, Students)
When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Keywords: Government, Church, End, Forbidden, May, Motives, Oppression, Result, Tyranny)
As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson
(Keywords: Equality, Peace, First, Forbidden, Rights, Weapons)
Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser
(Keywords: Disease, Forbidden, Symbol)
When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey
(Keywords: Columbus, First, Forbidden, World)
Check bags are fun. I just make sure there won't be anything illegal in my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane. Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my carry-on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline, y'know.
- Kerry King
(Keywords: Forbidden, Fun, Order)
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Forbidden, Mathematics, Now, Physics, Pregnancy, Woman)
That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
- Boris Pasternak
(Keywords: Forbidden, Metaphysics)
Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22. It's all work and no play.
- Usher Raymond
(Keywords: Age, Work, Forbidden, Play)
All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb, but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert
(Keywords: Forbidden, Mountains)
For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom.
- Muqtada al Sadr
(Keywords: Being, Forbidden, Freedom, Religious, Rules)
I'm forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons
(Keywords: Blood, Forbidden, Man, Tongue, Want)
The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith
(Keywords: God, Marriage, Forbidden, Reading, Respect, Word)
Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Keywords: Men, People, Knowledge, Forbidden, May, Secrets)
The forbidden things were a great influence on my life. I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
- Amy Tan
(Keywords: Life, Forbidden, Influence, Reading)
I grew up in a culturally radical home, where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier
(Keywords: Home, Emotions, Forbidden, Radical)
The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: Forbidden, Popular)
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
(Keywords: Forbidden, Numbers, Sound)
But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.
- Barbara Walters
(Keywords: Sex, Earth, Forbidden, Paradise, Heaven)
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
- Stefan Zweig
(Keywords: Art, Power, Work, Time, Forbidden, Will)