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Superstitious Quotes

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For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

Nancy is superstitious.
- Michael Reagan

Hopefully it'll give us a bit of luck on the night,
but I'm not really a superstitious person.
- Steven Gerrard

They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side.
If I wear all colors but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.
- John Selden

 

I am a very superstitious person.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.
Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
- Sun Tzu

It's a complex fate, being an American,
and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting
against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
- Henry James

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I'm superstitious...
but not like wear the same underwear for two weeks superstitious.
- Kate Hudson

The Jewish part of me is superstitious.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I'm very superstitious...
I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table.
- Norman Cook

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears,
they may come true.
I'm superstitious enough to believe that.
- Meryl Streep

There are few men more superstitious than soldiers.
They are, after all, the men who live closest to death.
- Mary Stewart

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge
we imagined to be superstitious or useless,
prove to-day on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
- Lafcadio Hearn

No, I think I used to be pretty superstitious about certain things,
but I'm really not anymore.
As long as I have everything is in order and I have
my things as far as the match goes,
shooting I'm fine.
But I really don't.
- Nancy Johnson

I still like to keep tapes of the few minutes before the final take,
things that happen before the session.
Maybe it's superstitious, but I believe if I had done things differently -
if I had walked around the studio or gone out -
it wouldn't have turned out that way.
- Ray Davies

Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries,
based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight.
Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
- Charles A. Jaffe

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it.
Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student,
centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
- Walter Scott

Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home;
a common fate has linked us through the centuries,
and it continues to link us today.
- Leonid I. Brezhnev

For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom,
we the people of the United States have repeatedly
answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe.
- Mac Thornberry

Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
- Frank B. Kellogg

We Americans are the best informed people on earth
as to the events of the last twenty-four hours;
we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
- Will Durant

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses
possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man
at twice its natural size.
- Virginia Woolf

It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this
Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional
mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing.
- Warren E. Burger

The American Republic was bound - is still bound -
to follow in the centuries to come the same course
to destruction as did Rome.
- Robert Welch

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
- Rene Descartes

In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition
behind their building methods,
techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
- Arthur Erickson

For several centuries what has passed for song in literary
circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for
a commonplace melodic setting.
- David Antin

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for
20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
- Hu Shih

I am little concerned with beauty or perfection.
I don't care for the great centuries.
All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
- Emile Zola

The reading of all good books is like a conversation
with the finest minds of past centuries.
- Rene Descartes

Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote
from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.
- Stefan Zweig

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ,
the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute
of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch

You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country,
needless to say - at least for the moment -
a thing of the past -
from what I can tell.
- James Young

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice!
That's the condition of the female.
Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.
- Betty Dodson

I went further and further back through the centuries
to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand
why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant
enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his
hoe and gazes on the ground,
the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.
- Edwin Markham

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy,
just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
- Ezra Pound

Think about technological float: it took centuries
for the wheel to gain universal acceptance.
Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
- Dee Hock

If we look at music history closely,
it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of
great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades,
if not centuries.
- George Crumb

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which
man advances through centuries of exploration.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.
If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had
solar energy centuries ago.
- George Porter

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward
increasing the productivity of our natural capital -
the resource systems upon which we depend to live -
instead of our human capital.
- Paul Hawken

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for
centuries and is not yet half full.
- Boyle Roche

Humor was not important only for me,
humor was important for this nation for centuries,
to survive, you know.
- Milos Forman

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world
from earlier centuries is attributable to science,
which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
- Bertrand Russell

From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will
keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant,
and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
- James Joyce

Women have been kicking ass for centuries.
- Yancy Butler

Human beings have speculated about the relationship
between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
- Patty Duke

Objects are what matter.
Only they carry the evidence that throughout the centuries
something really happened among human beings.
- Levi Strauss

For centuries we have been living in the society where
not laws but people ruled,
where there was no legal state.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not
the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
- Boris Pasternak

I don't believe, in the 21st century,
in the balance of power system.
This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Joschka Fischer

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries,
the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate,
and replace the savage races throughout the world.
- Charles Darwin

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps,
down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
- Ayn Rand

I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men,
now walk ahead.
He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.
- Robert Mueller

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone.
The English do, and it's been their only major business
advantage for the past two centuries.
- Doug Coupland

Morally, the world is both better and worse than it was.
We are worse off than in the middle ages,
or the 17th and 18th centuries, in that we have the atomic menace.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason,
glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.
- Martin Heidegger

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed
in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely
to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings.
- Karen Armstrong

What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue
it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
- Terri Windling

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families,
but also those in other cultures and the changes in
family structure during the past several centuries.
- Gary Becker


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