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A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rudner

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction
behaviour between cult members.
This trips the attention detectors.
- Keith Henson

 

There's no point in lying saying I am doing really,
really well because I'm not; I'm cult level.
- Gary Numan

I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first
because it's such a cult classic.
I'd seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those.
- Jessica Biel

We all knew the book well because it's the cult book in Latin America.
For me, this was a sacred territory.
I would not have ventured into it by myself.
- Walter Salles

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What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
- Robert Altman

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult
divide between journalists and corporate owners.
- Ken Auletta

It is a truism that almost any sect,
cult,
or religion will legislate its creed into law if it
acquires the political power to do so.
- Robert A. Heinlein

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

Cult recruiting methods based on dosing victims with
the brain chemicals released during capture bonding
would make cults even more of a problem than they are now.
- Keith Henson

The more I learn and read about the 10th Muse i realize
what a great fan base and cult following she has.
I'm going to try to live up to the fantastic image of the 10th Muse!
- Cindy Margolis

What is going on in America is extreme.
The youth cult, they worship youth so much it's almost paranoid.
And LA is the Mecca of it all; they're taking it to the hilt.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

In a cult intervention information is presented about
the group that the member is most often not aware of.
- Rick Ross

I did the figure of Diana in V, a cult TV show seen all over the world.
- Jane Badler

I like being infamous.
I think it is safe being a cult.
- Adam Ant

I discourage a cult of personality.
- Newt Gingrich

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader -
you really have to be in your own religion.
- Courtney Love

Lost In Space is played on television somewhere in the world every day.
It's been a cult show.
- Mark Goddard

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved
not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness
of the effort involved in getting there -
or failing to get there.
- Max Lerner

It was more of their quirky show.
It was more like a cult show.
The ratings weren't really that high.
- Amy Sedaris

I can't really say how big the cult is.
But I'm proud of it.
I'm proud that it has a life.
- Bob Odenkirk

Men who care passionately for women attach themselves
at least as much to the temple and to the accessories
of the cult as to their goddess herself.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play.
As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing.
- Eric Bogosian

I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
- Kurt Russell

Nobody's irreplaceable, including me.
I think for too long we've had a cult of personality
in this company and in this industry,
and frankly, I'd like to see that diminish.
- Bill Ford

A cult is a religion with no political power.
- Tom Wolfe

The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.
- Gustave Flaubert

Long Kiss Goodnight has a huge cult following.
They could make another version of that movie right
now and make a lot of money.
- Samuel L. Jackson

We met The Cult and were talking to them for a while.
We went a few places with Offspring.
- Daniel Johns

It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts,
and I made a lot of money for it.
- Don Adams

These critics organize and practice in my case a sort
of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should
know how to question and above all,
to moderate.
- Jacques Derrida

A cult following is a nice way of saying very few people like you.
- Martin Mull

The drug or cult has major if not exclusive sources of brain rewards.
- Keith Henson

When families observe a later, deeper stage of cult
involvement they may find it necessary to consider
the involvement of a professional such as myself in an intervention effort.
- Rick Ross

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

The show I did in England catered to a broad range of people.
I like that.
I don't want nouveau cult status, though I know we've
got that sort of audience in the states.
- Tracey Ullman

They just expected it to you know...
Paul, Steve and I could have hired our own publicist,
if we wanted to, but I kind of liked the way it was
more of a cult thing and those that liked it,
liked it, you know what I mean?
- Amy Sedaris

People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden.
They're trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult.
Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do,
but they're having mixed success at the job.
- Bruce Sterling

We are given to the cult of personality;
when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us.
If by chance we think we have found one,
it will not be long before we destroy him.
- Constantine Karamanlis

I can understand why some of these drummers and bass
players become cult figures with all of their equipment
and the incredible amount of technique they have.
But there's very little that I think satisfies you
intellectually or emotionally.
- Ken Burns

It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct
technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists.
They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement.
They are a cult.
A suicide cult.
- Craig Bruce

I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical.
It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system.
Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology,
but millions of people do it who are not celebrities.
It's not a threat or some cult.
- Giovanni Ribisi

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation.
This is what makes it so frightening.
This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion.
They don't want to confront this horror.
So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.
- David Brooks

The cult of individuality and personality,
which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself,
is really a business.
The greater the 'genius' of the personage,
the greater the profit.
- George Grosz

If we could sell 100,000 units every album,
that would rock.
We'd have a big cult following, we'd have a built-in
fanbase so we could pretty much play anywhere,
people would show up and rock out.
- Dustin Diamond

Being on Oprah? You realize that there are a couple
of types of audience members.
There are like the cult people in the audience who
are just crying before she gets on.
And then there are the people who are playing it cool.
I definitely was somewhere in the middle.
- Genevieve Gorder

I have never done Cult TV before, the convention was good.
It gives the fans a chance to meet the celebrities.
Connect with the guy that used to be a bunch of coloured dots on your TV screen.
- Peter Tork

People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts.
Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts,
neglecting children, destroying relations with family
and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult.
- Keith Henson

The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement
is preventative education.
If students and the public at large are more aware
of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand
and resist their recruitment efforts.
- Rick Ross

Yes, there was a sort of underground cult following,
which came from nowhere, and grew, and grew.
It was quite surprising to us all, because all of us
had spent probably the previous five to ten years without it.
So it was quite overwhelming.
Overwhelming and humbling.
- Michael Giles

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy,
to victims, their families, employers,
friends, and credit-card companies.
- Keith Henson

Cults, or related social movements such as the Taliban in Afghanistan,
result in massive military expenses.
- Keith Henson

The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage
of members into such breakaway cults,
which go on splitting.
- Mary Douglas

The second is the structure and source of cults.
They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore
the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
- Katherine Dunn

There is a great interest in comparative religion and
a desire to understand faiths other than our own and
even to experiment with exotic cults.
- Emily Greene Balch

The figure a poem makes.
It begins in delight and ends in wisdom...
in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification,
such as sects and cults are founded on,
but in a momentary stay against confusion.
- Robert Frost

I suspect that a substantial fraction of human problems in the world today,
not just cults, result from the mismatch between the
current environment and the environment in which we evolved.
- Keith Henson

When theology erodes and organization crumbles,
when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up,
the search for a direct experience which people can
feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
- Daniel Bell

You see, 30 years ago I didn't have near the audience I have now.
My tapes on the cults have reached a circulation of 15 million.
those are not my figures but the figures of the people who distribute them.
- Walter Martin

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods.
If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction,
it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life.
This is why they were invented in the first place.
- Angela Carter

Women in New York have to work much harder to compete
with the supermodels for attention.
- Jessica Culter

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton


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