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It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money
by Roma Downey

It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money
for your first communion.
- Roma Downey

What is free time? I'm a single mother.
My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
- Roma Downey

I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way.
Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend -
leading roles for women were few and far between.
- Roma Downey

I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the
shower but the world will never hear it.
Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune.
- Roma Downey

 

I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries,
mostly Third World.
It just happened that my schedule opened up at the
time they were heading to Vietnam.
- Roma Downey

If you have donated, these children may never know your name,
but they will never forget your kindness.
- Roma Downey

I'm the youngest of six children; both of my sisters
are housewives and they each have four kids.
- Roma Downey

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I lost my mother when I was very young,
and my father when I was in college.
- Roma Downey

We were the laughingstock of that first season...
It was with great relish several years later that I
received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
- Roma Downey

I have a home in Salt Lake, and I have a home in Malibu,
at the beach.
- Roma Downey

This CD became something of a personal journey for me.
The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational.
It's an upper.
We have enough downers in the world.
- Roma Downey

A smile costs about $240.
- Roma Downey

I also know how to ask people for money and I have
no shame about doing that.
- Roma Downey

Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine
that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years.
Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity,
so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children.
- Roma Downey

We're nondenominational.
I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years.
I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God.
So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.
- Roma Downey

I'd love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing.
But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing
the demands of being a single mother,
it's a wonder you can squeeze in anything.
- Roma Downey

Season number seven!
It's been so exciting for us.
When we first began, we were like the little train that could...
and we did!
We're terribly excited!
It will be an interesting season for us,
I think.
- Roma Downey

We work hard on the show.
We really believe in the show.
It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has
the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way.
The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.
- Roma Downey

Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile,
and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing
a charity concert she put on.
Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
- Roma Downey

There's an assumption in many of these cultures that
these children are mentally retarded,
when in fact they're not at all.
I saw how the operation affects the child,
as well as the child's family and often the village.
- Roma Downey

People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives,
and that's been very moving.
We're enormously grateful to the fans of the show.
They've been extremely loyal to us season after season,
and they make it all worthwhile.
- Roma Downey

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Trumpet in a herd of elephants;
crow in the company of cocks;
bleat in a flock of goats.
- Malayan Proverb

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards
our dwellings shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes
which a man can change at will - and put on at will?
Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

Do not let spacious plans for a new world
divert your energies from saving
what is left of the old.
- Winston Churchill

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue
that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.
- Rowan Williams

As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition,
it is dead.
- Allan Bloom

Our tradition of political thought had its definite
beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.
I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
- Hannah Arendt

In some of the countries where we operate,
there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political
elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
- Lee R. Raymond

Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation,
but it can no longer be creative itself.
- Kenzo Tange

The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other.
It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2
cities that were rich in tradition.
- Roger Clemens

Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition
of forensic science featured in detective stories.
- Jeffery Deaver

There has always been quite a strong black and white
art tradition in Australia,
with quite a large contingent of cartoonists,
given the size of the population.
- Pat Oliphant

Without tradition, art is a
flock of sheep without a shepherd.
Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history,
their past, their tradition, their national symbols,
their way of living, often their own literary language.
- Slobodan Milosevic

When I went back to England after a year away,
the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale,
stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums
sort of have a wide spread of styles.
- Debbie Harry

You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo
churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic
music program of any quality,
consistent with the Roman rite tradition.
- Richard Morris


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