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The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
by Anita Diament

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

Related topics: Religion

I love many kinds of music: world music,
jazz, classical, pop.
- Anita Diament

As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research,
and I did a lot!
I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave
me access to the Harvard system.
- Anita Diament

My early childhood was spent in Newark,
New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
- Anita Diament

 

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell.
But I kept trying.
- Anita Diament

The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff.
- Anita Diament

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November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community
Centers all around the country have book fairs where
they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.
- Anita Diament

I tell writers to keep reading, reading,
reading.
Read widely and deeply.
And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters.
And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament

My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.
- Anita Diament

One of my favorite poets, Neruda, writes close to the bone.
Though I know only a little Spanish,
I like to compare the Spanish and English lines and
see how the translator worked.
- Anita Diament

The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room.
There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
- Anita Diament

I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny.
I wanted to be her when I grew up.
- Anita Diament

I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups.
I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers
and book groups from a couple of churches.
- Anita Diament

My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events
mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.
- Anita Diament

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West,
you have some relationship to the Bible if only through
the names of the characters.
- Anita Diament

Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish
practice and the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

There's something almost adolescent about Whitman's
paean to everything that was and remains good about America.
- Anita Diament

Biblical names are hot again.
- Anita Diament

Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics.
Experimenting with a play.
Toying with an idea for a documentary.
I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
- Anita Diament

Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres.
There was always interconnection, passion,
love.
But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the
day and chat about what their day was like at the office.
- Anita Diament

I lived through a classic publishing story.
My editor was fired a month before the book came out.
The editor who took it over already had a full plate.
It was never advertised.
We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.
- Anita Diament

Who's the new Ramones, who's the new Guns 'N Roses,
who's the new Motley Crue, who's the new Black Sabbath? They're coming,
they're on the street, they're 16, 17 years old.
- Nikki Sixx

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy
surely takes the rest of the week.
- Alice Walker

I've always been very image prone, along the lines
of bands like Black Sabbath and even Devo.
- Peter Steele

You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath,
if the tree might be dependent on you for support.
- Ovadia Yosef

No one really gets rich doing this.
A couple people do, Black Sabbath does.
We don't sell any records anymore.
- Thurston Moore

Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went,
bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
- Geezer Butler

Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the
fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
- Ambrose Bierce

There's only one Sabbath guitarist and he is the architect for everything,
Tony Iommi.
- Zakk Wylde

If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly
be a morning newspaper delivery boy.
No fun.
- Lars Ulrich

Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look
back on in the year 2008,
that people will still listen to the way I still listen
to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.
- Jason Newsted

Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going
in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal,
we would polish them to death.
- Geezer Butler

I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums.
I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in.
- Geezer Butler

Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I
have been applied to for them by several of the old
Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before.
- John Hawley

I never try and sound like Sabbath.
- Geezer Butler

Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff,
Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.
- Jello Biafra

I don't work on my Sabbath.
I write five-and-a-half or six days a week.
- Chaim Potok

To do the Ozzfest again would be great.
I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album.
You always feel that it is still a challenge.
- Geezer Butler

I believe the Sabbath; I keep the Sabbath.
- John Harvey Kellogg

I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel.
The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues.
Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
- Greg Ginn

To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band.
That s all we were.
We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
- Geezer Butler

I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.
- Geezer Butler

We never considered ourselves to be a good band or anything,
we just thought we were playing for fun and we wanted
to play music that sounded like Black Sabbath or Soundgarden
or the music we were into at that time.
- Daniel Johns

We're trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day,
20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully
have the same effect that Neil Young had on me,
or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
- Ville Valo

If once a man indulges himself in murder,
very soon he comes to think little of robbing;
and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking,
and from that to incivility and procrastination.
- Thomas de Quincey

I was really into Black Sabbath, but heavy guitars
can really be very limiting,
it's a great frequency and it's great fun to listen
to but on the other hand,
musically you can do a lot more without it.
- Kip Winger

Although it was in primitive times and differently
called the Lord's day or Sunday,
yet it was never denominated the Sabbath;
a name constantly appropriate to Saturday,
or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers.
- Charles Buck

I took a private lesson, but it didn't really work out,
so I went back to playing along with records.
That's really the thing that got me into playing a lot -
getting excited about playing along with my favorite
bands like Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
- Chad Smith

I was mostly surprised by the rap artists,
actually, that were influenced by Sabbath.
That was a surprise.
But it's very nice and I'm very honored.
It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said
in the first place has stuck,
and that was the belief in it.
- Tony Iommi

Like most things that happen with Sabbath,
it happened all of a sudden.
I was intending on doing some recording,
but out of the blue, Sharon called up and said she
wanted us to do these gigs with Ozzy.
I said that if everybody else was up to it then I would love to do it.
- Tony Iommi

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is 'take-home
pay' because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
- Charles A. Jaffe

I draw a weekly comic strip called Life in Hell,
which is syndicated in about 250 newspapers.
That's what I did before The Simpsons,
and what I plan to do for the rest of my life.
- Matt Groening

I'll be truthful.
The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
- Bela Lugosi

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine,
but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I pretty much make time for that weekly manicure.
- Yancy Butler

I've appeared on a weekly syndicated television show since 1980.
- Julian Bond

It's a place where I could do something on a weekly
basis and see if I like it.
- Macaulay Culkin

People think my work is therapeutic.
I don't see it that way.
It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy
visit by writing down my life.
- Neil LaBute

The heart and soul of network programming is series programming,
the weekly repetition of characters you like having in your house.
- Dick Wolf

Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
- Rory Bremner

The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News -
'Woman's bra bursts,
11 injured'.
That kind of thing.
- Johnny Depp

Chum was a British boy's weekly which,
at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book;
and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas
presents for male children.
- A. E. van Vogt

I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have
little or no school training should have something
coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple,
helpful way...
so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things
that concerned our people.
- Ida B. Wells

FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that,
without prejudice to existing institutions,
the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage
for purposes affecting the general good.
- Felix Adler

In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job.
How well do you get paid? For example,
for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly,
and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if
Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper.
- Chuck Klosterman

Well, there's much more time to do a weekly show,
and much more coverage - as it turns out,
it was all preparation for the stuff I'm doing now -
but it was interesting to see how much time was spent on how little airtime,
compared to knocking out a show a day on the soaps.
- Jonathan Frakes

I think they should take everyone who works for The
National Enquirer and the Star,
and everyone who works for Us Weekly,
and put them all to work looking for terrorists.
I think they would find the terrorists.
All of them.
It would be genius!
- Brittany Murphy


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