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Fanaticism Quotes

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A celibate clergy is an especially good idea,
because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

Today's Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs.
We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter
in forms of religious fanaticism.
- Jurgen Habermas

Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
- Edward Gibbon

Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal.
What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've
lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
- Jack Kevorkian

 

It is not possible to unknow what you do know -
the result of that is fanaticism.
- Lionel Blue

Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim
schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
- Cat Stevens

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens.
Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political
fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
- Otto Schily

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The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the
errors and fanaticism of human beings.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan
value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism.
And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active
role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism
and extremism in their mosques.
- Otto Schily

From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
- Denis Diderot

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when
you have forgotten your aim.
- George Santayana

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow,
and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
- Wendell Phillips

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression,
fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and
legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
- Hans Kung

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery,
fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural,
there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet

Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.
- Robertson Davies

In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly
be expected of a man who believes in the greatness
of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for
the greatness of his country,
in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler
and the National Socialist movement.
- Hans Frank

The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense
is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment,
which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
- Arthur Miller

In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness;
in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism.
Fear, either as a principle or a motive,
is the beginning of all evil.
- Anna Jameson

But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel,
which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere.
It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism,
fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort.
- Amos Oz

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation
and establishment of the new constitutes a period of
transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty,
confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
- John C. Calhoun

He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk.
He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument,
but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split.
- Mimi Rogers

A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple,
dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone,
and is confined and dies in singularity.
- Jeremy Taylor

And so um, I knew that I really didn't want to be a
priest and didn't want to be a celibate,
though I could probably manage it.
Um, and um, ultimately I left.
- Thomas Keneally

I have been celibate for about six or seven months,
I think.
I would rather just make out and kiss someone instead of sex.
I'm single.
I said I would be single for a year and I am.
- Paris Hilton

That was the problem with the 'celibate' word because
they don't consider for a moment that you'd rather not be,
but you just are.
I was never a sexual person.
- Steven Morrissey

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

I am a dreamer.
Seriously, I'm living on another planet.
- Eva Green

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I'm always amazed that peole take what I say seriously.
I don't even take what I am seriously.
- David Bowie

We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
- Ray Kroc

Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going,
don't take anything too seriously, it'll all work out in the end.
- David Niven

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that
very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously.
Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple
of hours in hair and makeup.
- Rebecca Romijn

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

You shouldn't listen to us at all if you're looking for information.
We don't take ourselves seriously on any level;
we're just comedians.
- Stephen Colbert

Someone who doesn't take herself too seriously and can be a goofball.
Because everyone's a nerd inside, I don't care how cool you are.
- Channing Tatum

I am seriously opposed to censorship of any sort.
- Don Johnson

We take our international responsibilities very seriously
and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq...
Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain.
- Marek Belka

I don't think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously,
otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
- Brittany Murphy

Every day I work at not taking this fame thing seriously.
Fortunately I have a great group of friends who help me do this.
- Bruce Willis

Philosophically, what I have learned is to thy own self be true.
That is the biggest lesson of all.
Relax; music is fun.
To many people take it to seriously because of the money involved.
- Greg Lake

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence
gathering process is seriously flawed,
we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept.
11.
- Adam Schiff

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years
never took himself seriously as an artist.
- Bill Griffith

Do not take yourself too seriously.
You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes.
No human being can avoid failures.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

I learned a valuable life lesson that summer.
You should find something in life that you really enjoy
and seriously consider making that your life's work.
- Jim Evans

I'm a serious eater and a seriously hungry person,
so I set out on that path to figure it out for myself,
and of course it really resonated with other people.
- Sally Schneider

If life must not be taken too seriously,
then so neither must death.
- Samuel Butler

That's why I never took this business too seriously,
thinking I was something special, when I knew the truly
great performers in motion pictures.
pictures.
- Robert Stack

My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays.
Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of
a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring.
- Geoffrey Fisher

Lawyers didn't seriously get involved in the Watergate
stories until quite late,
when we realized we were on to something.
- Bob Woodward

I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because
it becomes an indelible part of your body of work.
Something has to sing to me.
- Mira Sorvino

He explained how ridiculous the clowning was,
and there and then I decided to settle down and play seriously.
- Mary Lou Williams

Sometimes we have to actually say, I think you're really funny,
but none of your jokes are going to make it on the air.
So just answer my questions.
Seriously.
- Rob Corddry

So, one way or another, I found myself in a few movies.
I take it seriously when I'm on the set,
but I don't take myself seriously as an actor.
- Henry Rollins

I feel reviewers are tougher on comedies in general.
They don't take them seriously, and the ones that get
great reviews are not necessarily the ones that I like.
- Bobby Farrelly

What also helps our show is that we never take ourselves seriously.
- Drew Carey


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