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Maria Monk Quotes and Sayings

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The manufacture of wax candles was another important
branch of business in the nunnery.
- Maria Monk

On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed,
with a number of others, I suffered extremely from
the reproaches of my conscience.
- Maria Monk

My parents were both from Scotland, but had been resident
in Lower Canada some time before their marriage,
which took place in Montreal; and in that city I spent most of my life.
- Maria Monk

I often remembered also that I had been told,
that we shall have as many devils biting us,
if we go to hell, as we have unconfessed sins on our consciences.
- Maria Monk

 

We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each
other only on such subjects as related to the Convent,
and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
- Maria Monk

Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts;
though we all had been most solemnly warned by the
cruel murder of Saint Francis.
- Maria Monk

I was born at St.
John's, where they lived for a short time.
- Maria Monk

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The day on which I received confirmation was a distressing one to me.
- Maria Monk

The Bishop, as I have remarked, was not very dignified on all occasions,
and sometimes acted in such a manner as would not have appeared well in public.
- Maria Monk

I have, I think, afforded every opportunity that could be reasonably expected,
to judge of my credibility.
- Maria Monk

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school
to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery,
or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.
- Maria Monk

The only recreation there allowed, however,
is that of the mind, and of this there is but little.
- Maria Monk

Standing near the door, we dipped our fingers in the holy water,
crossed and blessed ourselves, and proceeded up to the sleeping-room,
in the usual order, two by two.
- Maria Monk

Some of the priests from the Seminary were in the nunnery every day and night,
and often several at a time.
- Maria Monk

We were constantly hearing it repeated,
that we must never again look upon ourselves as our own;
but must remember,
that we were solemnly and irrevocably devoted to God.
- Maria Monk

I must be informed, that one of my great duties was,
to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt,
to my utter astonishment and horror,
was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them.
- Maria Monk

She gave me another piece of information which excited other feelings in me,
scarcely less dreadful.
Infants were sometimes born in the convent;
but they were always baptized and immediately strangled!
- Maria Monk

I have hardly detained the reader long enough on the subject,
to give him a just impression of the stress laid on confession.
It is one of the great points to which our attention was constantly directed.
- Maria Monk

Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice,
and hastily married.
In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken,
as the report proved true - a report which I thought justified,
and indeed required, our separation.
- Maria Monk

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony,
and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent,
which was used on such occasions; and placed not far
from the altar in the chapel,
in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled,
perhaps about forty.
- Maria Monk

So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject;
that is,
I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of
the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children.
- Maria Monk

Priests, she insisted, could not sin.
It was a thing impossible.
Everything that they did, and wished,
was of course right.
She hoped I would see the reasonableness and duty of the oaths I was to take,
and be faithful to them.
- Maria Monk

Great dislike to the Bible was shown by those who conversed with me about it,
and several have remarked to me, at different times,
that if it were not for that book, Catholics would
never be led to renounce their own faith.
- Maria Monk

All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my
own ignorance and sinfulness;
that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge,
and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision.
- Maria Monk

My JOY Factory is Immense.
I don't wait for joy,
I manufacture my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes
and they will undoubtedly keep trying.
But it won't work.
She was an original.
- Billy Wilder

Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors,
who when their turn comes will manufacture professors.
- Simone Veil

Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out
of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.
- Nathalie Sarraute

I see no reason for giving the capital employed in
agriculture greater protection than the capital vested
in other branches of trade,
manufacture, or commerce.
- Joseph Hume

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers,
who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
- Simone Weil

I want to manufacture a feud.
- Rob Corddry

Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature.
That is an article of exclusively human manufacture
and very much to our credit.
- Thomas Huxley

The guiding principle is not to manufacture the goods everyone needs,
rather to earn profits for a few capitalists.
- Walter Ulbricht

Cloning represents a very clear, powerful,
and immediate example in which we are in danger of
turning procreation into manufacture.
- Leon Kass

Movie making is the slowest business on earth next to fossil manufacture.
- Aaron Latham

We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors in our midst;
let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

My organs are too powerful...
I manufacture blood and fat too rapidly.
- Robert Baldwin

Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um,
the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium
ore to try to manufacture uh,
atomic bombs.
- Tom Udall

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which
we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the
fictions we manufacture out of each other.
- Lawrence Durrell

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
- Elbert Hubbard

Right now, I'm working with Super Bakery and we manufacture
nutritional donuts called Super Donuts.
- Franco Harris

The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart -
if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart -
of the media torrent.
Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter.
- Todd Gitlin

Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only
to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity.
- Edward Dmytryk

We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines
to manufacture our freedom of choice.
- Marc Maron

I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative.
I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.
- Sting

Do we want in this nation to lose the backbone of manufacturing
in this country? Do we want to be a nation that doesn't
want to manufacture anything?
- Jennifer M. Granholm

All men, even those we call savages,
have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks,
that limited as their capacities were,
they were yet able to manufacture them.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

In most communities it is illegal
to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly.
Should it not be considered serious international misconduct
to manufacture a general war scare
in an effort to achieve local political aims?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture
of their printing machines from London,
to Manchester.
There they found skilled and energetic workmen,
ready to carry their plans into effect.
- James Nasmyth

The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make
America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country,
not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a
special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans.
- John F. Kerry

The chip comes from silicon foundries who have been
running their plants for the past fifty years,
understand mass manufacture, and are the area that
is most likely to understand the volume increase problem.
- Mike Marsh

Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give
us was very limited when it came to building up our army,
since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required.
So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.
- Daniel Ortega

The very fact that women now form about one-fifth of
the employes in manufacture and commerce in this country
has opened a vast field of industrial legislation directly
affecting women as wage-earners.
- Florence Kelley

We used to speak familiarly of an agent,
now do more, who was accustomed to manufacture evidence,
and to invent facts in his cases, or at least to alter
the aspects of facts to such an extent that they might fairly be viewed as new.
- George Combe

Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries
to manufacture sentiment in his favor,
without intrigue or effort on his part,
Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt.
- Roscoe Conkling

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of
the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts.
It is our belief that no human being who devotes his
life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can
be anything but fundamentally inadequate.
- Christopher Hampton

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry,
the same thing in its essence as the production of
corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps,
the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine,
the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
- Martin Heidegger

And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took
an ad in all the newspapers,
double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that
they were now able to manufacture it and that they
were going to kill Intel.
- Arthur Rock

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hoist the sails of CHOICE
to harness the winds of JOY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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