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I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios - the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had. (Quote by - Suzanne Vega)

Ritual is necessary for us to know anything. (Quote by - Ken Kesey)

Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin. (Quote by - William Robertson Smith)

Any ritual is an opportunity for transformation. (Quote by - Starhawk)

It should be part of our private ritual to devote a quarter of an hour every day to the enumeration of the good qualities of our friends. When we are not active we fall back idly upon defects, even of those whom we most love. (Quote by - Mark Rutherford)

I love to cook comfort food. I'll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it. (Quote by - Reese Witherspoon)

My only ritual is to just sit down and write, write every day. (Quote by - Augusten Burroughs)

Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. (Quote by - John Lennon)

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day. (Quote by - Brad Henry)

Blues, spirituals, and folk tales recounted from mouth to mouth all these formed the channels through which the racial wisdom flowed. (Quote by - Richard Wright)

These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual. (Quote by - Joan D. Vinge)

To get to New Orleans you don't pass through anywhere else. That geographical location, being aloof, lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than other places that have to keep up with the progress. (Quote by - Allen Toussaint)

For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual: It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church. (Quote by - Maggie Gallagher)

Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat. (Quote by - Lexa Doig)

I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane. (Quote by - Kelly Jones)

Feeding is a very important ritual for me. I don't trust people who don't like to eat. (Quote by - Gina Gershon)

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. (Quote by - Amy Bloom)

I suppose that the scope and implications of such forces have rendered my personal accounting ritual pretty much obsolete. That's how things sometimes go. (Quote by - Brian Ferneyhough)

Shaving my head was a millennium ritual, to not let it pass as just another New Year's Eve. A lot has happened to me in the last couple of years, personally and spiritually. I wanted to mark it for myself. (Quote by - Joan Jett)

Music is a gut thing. You're working in a medium which is more in touch with the primal than the modern. A gig is a ritual. There's a congregation. (Quote by - Siobhan Fahey)

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it. (Quote by - Camille Paglia)

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order. (Quote by - Xun Zi)

Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods. (Quote by - Gilbert K. Chesterton)

To pray together, in whatever tongue or ritual, is the most tender brotherhood of hope and sympathy that man can contract in this life. (Quote by - Madame de Stael)

Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome. There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases, the Church itself has dealt with the question. (Quote by - Julius Streicher)


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