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If ever a monk got to heaven by his monkery, it was I." "Christ was given, not for picayune and imaginary transgressions, but for mountainous sins; not for one or two, but for all; not for sins that can be discarded, but for sins that are stubbornly ingrained. -- Martin Luther
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Do not gossip about monks and speak ill of spiritual teachers -- Radhe Maa
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So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence. -- Satish Kumar
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Charlie Asher: I accidently shagged a monk last night.
Minty Fresh: Sometimes, in times of crisis, that shit cannot be avoided. -- Christopher Moore
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I'm like the Shaolin monk, the counselor in the clubhouse. -- Torii Hunter
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Peaceful and kind one monk is more valuable than violent and rude ten thousand men! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
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But I really want to be an artist, so therefore I have to live a little bit like a monk. -- John Lone
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A habit does not a monk make. -- Francois Rabelais
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Said the monk: "All these mountains and rivers and the earth and stars - where do they come from?" Said the master: "Where does your question come from?" -- Anthony De Mello
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What! Have you no monks to teach, to dispute, to govern, to intrigue and to burn people who do not agree with them? -- Voltaire
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If monks are crazy to live the way they do, maybe the world needs more such craziness, what Matthew Kelty has termed 'the madness of great love.' My narrow world had just opened wide, and I had glimpsed such a love. -- Kathleen Norris
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Monks committed all the same sins that ordinary people did. He had just been shocked by the woman's shamelessness. The sight of her nakedness remained with him, the way the hot heart of a candle flame, stared at for a few moments, would burn on behind closed eyelids. -- Ken Follett
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A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is for laymen and the yearning for riches is for secular ecclesiastics, the seduction of knowledge is for monks. -- Umberto Eco
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I'm like a monk with a taste for hookers. -- Moby
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The solitary monk who shook the world
From pagan slumber, when the gospel trump
Thunder' d its challenge from his dauntless lips
In peals of truth. -- Robert Montgomery
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I would not be happy if I had not become a monk. -- Nhat Hanh
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Monk's reasons for dancing during a performance: "I get tired sitting down at the piano! That way I can dig the rhythm better. -- Thelonious Monk
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What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion? -- Voltaire
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His name, even, is part of the marketing scheme, I mean, Thelonious Sphere Monk - how can you think of a better name to fit his style of playing? -- Matthew Shipp
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Thelonius Monk went over to Bird and Bud Powell and said, 'I told you guys to act crazy, but I didn't tell you to fall in love with the act. You're really crazy now.' -- Charles Mingus
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Thelonious Sphere Monk: there's not a more perfect name to fit his compositions than that name. -- Matthew Shipp
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Unfortunately this Electric Monk had developed a fault, and had started to believe all kinds of things, more or less at random. It was even beginning to believe things they'd have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City. -- Douglas Adams
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All is lost! Monks, Monks, Monks! So, now all is gone - Empire, Body, and Soul!. -- Henry Viii Of England
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The hermit Anthony once told me that a monk is like a fish: take him out of his element and he dies. Silence is his element. In silence you can trade this shoddy world for Heaven. -- Gillian Bradshaw
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Women were the reason I became a monk - and, ah, the reason I switched back. -- Chris Avellone
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Free of all responsibility or restraint, in the sheer obliviousness of dreams, he had lived like a happy pagan; and now he must go back to the drear existence of a mediaeval monk, beneath the prompting of an obscure sense of duty. -- H.p. Lovecraft
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There were parts of Monk she admired greatly: his courage; his strength of will; his intelligence; his loyalty to his beliefs; his passion for justice; his ability to face almost any kind of truth, no matter how dreadful; and the fact that he was never, ever, a hypocrite. -- Anne Perry
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In everyone lives the person called "Monk" (From the Series), the families which are shown by Stephen King and many other people. But when people will understand this? -- Deyth Banger
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A monk awoke from a dream that he was a butterfly, then wondered whether he was a butterfly dreaming he was a man. -- Barry Eisler
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Hey, I always say: if you want a quiet life, become a monk. -- Michael Caine
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I just want to finish Monk season 2, just 3-4 episodes left... but time goes fast. -- Deyth Banger
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But no monk am I in my head, God grant me pardon," he whispered. His body drew closer, velvet and taut elegance. "My confessor has chastised me oft, and bade me study on my sins at length. And so, lady"--he kissed her, the hunger in it sinking down through her like a comet falling--"I have studied. -- Laura Kinsale
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I turned into a monk when my mother went to learn Buddhism in Burma. While she learnt at the monastery, I used to roam around with a begging bowl and ask for food. -- Kabir Bedi
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Monk taught me more about music composition than anyone else on 52nd Street. -- Miles Davis
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That's a strange hobby for a Church Knight."

"God hired me as a fighting man, Sparhawk, not as a monk. I fight whenever He tells me to, but the rest of my time is my own. -- David Eddings
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As a monk you have a responsibility to meditate many hours a day. Not just to sit there but to think of the ten thousand radiances. -- Frederick Lenz
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The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be - But when he got well, a wolf once more was he -- Walter Bower
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Silence - monk
Sips his morning tea. -- Matsuo Basho
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All hoods make not monks. -- William Shakespeare
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Outside is like a house, under house understand it like hell there isn't any order... I still aks my self how people like Monk survive out there?? -- Deyth Banger
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She understood he became a monk in order to be above those who considered his led him to God, to his childhood's faith which had never been destroyed in him... -- Leo Tolstoy
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Perhaps I should have been one [some sort of a professional religious]; I like to think a monk notable for his austerities, the voice of one crying in the wilderness; but more probably a tiresome Unitarian in Walsall who writes incessantly to the local paper. -- Malcolm Muggeridge
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A Buddhist monk has a responsibility first and foremost to themselves, and that's to find the truth each day in every part of their life. -- Frederick Lenz
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You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier. -- Chris D'lacey
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All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence: All that arises passes away. This I know. -- Eckhart Tolle
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As Buddhist monks, our task is to bring ourselves resolutely more and more into light, to forgive and forget, to forget those who create problems for us because to remember them is only to keep problems is mind. -- Frederick Lenz
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If you understand why a monkey in a family is always mocked and harassed, you understand why monks are rejected by all
both old and young. -- Francois Rabelais
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If your spirit still looks around at the time of prayer, then it does not yet pray as a monk. You are no better than a man of affairs engaged in a kind of landscape gardening. -- Evagrius Ponticus
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Habit maketh no monk, ne wearing of gilt spurs maketh no knight. -- Geoffrey Chaucer
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We went into the lunchroom and then the monk read something for twenty minutes while we ate our lunch - sour apple cider and lentil soup which tasted like canned to me but when I said so everyone just looked at me like I'm crazy, but - I think I know my soup. -- Andy Warhol
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He, Cromwell, says to his visitors, just tell them this, and tell them loud: to each monk, one bed: to each bed, one monk. Is that so hard for them? -- Hilary Mantel
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The monk, Gregory the Great, tells how a nun, in her greed, ate a lettuce without first making the sign of the cross to protect herself against the evil spirits that hide between its leaves, and so she became possessed by a demon. Greetwell -- Karen Maitland
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If I say, "I am a monk." or "I am a Buddhist," these are, in comparison to my nature as a human being, temporary. To be human is basic. -- Dalai Lama
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I went to the animals' fair, The birds and the beasts were there, The old baboon By the light of the moon Was combing his auburn hair; The monkey he got drunk, And fell on the elephant's trunk, The elephant sneezed And fell on his knees - And what became of the monkety-monk? -- James M. Cain
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Mankind have such a deep stake in inward illumination, that there is much to be said by the hermit or monk in defence of his life of thought and prayer. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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In the Far East, it is taken for granted that the training of a monk is physically rigorous and academically challenging. -- Frederick Lenz
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Do what you are doing. Monastic motto -- Rick Perlstein
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I had the experience of a monk copying documents, applying myself assiduously to my work. And I thought whatever happened, happened - this is just what I do in my life. -- Alan Furst
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Prepare your food in keeping with monastic traditions - simple, basic, healthy, balanced. -- Mary Deturris Poust
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I cannot be a monk, nor a crusader, nor a tumbler. I must stay here and hem sheets until I die. My humors are greatly out of balance. I prescribe for myself wormwood and spiced wine and some of the custard left from supper, and I will let all of the dogs sleep in my bed. -- Karen Cushman
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With the harmonious balance between materialist nature and spiritual attitude, it is possible to be affluent yet with the soul of a saint. Such a state is a synthesis of matter and soul; the Rich Monk is a way to be rich in two ways. -- Vishwas Chavan
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Once a Buddha, always a Buddha. -- Roger Zelazny
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Because monks come from the midst of purity, they consider as good and pure what does not arouse desire among other people. -- Dogen
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Peaceful Warrior -- Hill Harper
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This is the entire spiritual life, Ananda, that is, good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship. When a monk has a good friend, a good companion, a good comrade, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path. -- Gautama Buddha
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Prayers, fasts, everything he had practiced because he had been taught to do so, suddenly seemed new to him - weapons in a glorious war for which he longed. Perhaps he would become a monk - or a priest -- Sigrid Undset
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It was the study hour. Most of the monks were reading. A few were meditating, an activity that was suspiciously similar to dozing. -- Ken Follett
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He was only a boy from a Welsh hill village who had the good fortune to become a monk. Today he would speak to the king. What gave him the right? -- Ken Follett
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When I heard Monk in person in 1955, he was playing with a quartet in a small club. The place was full of musicians, but there was no public at all. -- Steve Lacy
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I was educated by monks - I thank them dearly for the education they gave me, but I am no longer a Catholic. -- Antony Gormley
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Asceticism for St. Anthony and others like him was never the end, only the means. Ward explains, "The aim of the monk's life was not asceticism, but God. It was important to follow Christ's example, to help the poor and sick, and to love the neighbor. -- Norris J Chumley
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If you have an ancestor who is a Benedictine monk, we would rather not know it. -- Gregory Maguire
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You are holding in your hands not only a book of readings and instruction for the journey, but one monastic's heart of love held out to a searching world. -- Paula D'arcy
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During a chess tournament a master must envisage himself as a cross between an ascetic monk and a beast of prey. -- Alexander Alekhine
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Thinking about monastic ideals is not the same as living up to them, but at any rate such thinking has an important place in a monk's life, because you cannot begin to do anything unless you have some idea what you are trying to do. -- Thomas Merton
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Monks realize well that when the consciousness of one person is raised, the whole of humanity is raised; when the quality of life of one improves, all improve. Or, to put it in another, more biblical, way, the increased health and vitality of any one cell vitalizes the whole Body of Christ. 38 -- M. Basil Pennington
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When a man makes utensils out of a metal which has been thoroughly cleansed of dross, the utensils will be excellent. You monks, who wish to follow the Way, make your own hearts clean from the dirt of evil passion, and your conduct will be unimpeachable. -- Gautama Buddha
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I live like a monk: with one toothbrush, one cake of soap, and a pot of cream. -- Greta Garbo
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At night a hooded monk passed by where there were no lamps.
I could not see his face. I only heard these words he kept repeating:
"Teach me, dear Lord, all that you know."
I knew instantly a great treasure had entered my soul. -- Teresa Of Avila
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Then are they truly monks when they live by the labor of their hands. -- Benedict Of Nursia
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'I thought the rule was that all monks were shaved.'
'Oh, Soto says he is bald under the hair,'said Lu Tze. 'He says the hair is a separate creature that just happens to live on him. -- Terry Pratchett
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A monk asked Ts'ui-wei, "For what reason did the First Patriarch come from the West?" Ts'ui-wei answered, "Pass me that chin-rest." As soon as the monk passed it, Ts'ui-wei hit him with it.20 -- Alan W. Watts
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What could be more natural for me than to look upon the Abbot as representing the highest human ideal worth striving for, just as the position of the humble village priest had appeared to my father in his own boyhood days? -- Adolf Hitler
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The tall monk who came striding down the shadowed monastery corridor was surprisingly young, barely thirty. As he swept past the novices, his dark robe flapping wildly around his legs, they bobbed their heads in fearful deference. -- Michelle Frost
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If ever you're getting a dog, Francis, make sure it's a Buddhist. Good-natured dogs, the Buddhists. Never, never get a Mahommedan. They'll eat you sleeping. Never a Catholic dog. They'll eat you every day including Fridays. -- Frank Mccourt
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Your journey is to see how deeply you can interface your mind with infinity. That's the journey of a monk - to see. -- Frederick Lenz
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If anyone could have gained heaven as a monk, then I would indeed have been among them. -- Martin Luther
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He was the least spiritual of all the monks here, accepting nothing without proof. This skepticism was simultaneously his greatest asset and his greatest impediment. -- Amy Thomson
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A monk was told that his father had died. He said to the messenger, "Do not blaspheme. My Father cannot die. -- Benedicta Ward
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[A Buddhist monk on a pilgrimage speaks to a museum curator.]
And I come here alone. For five
forty years it was in my mind that the old Law was not well followed; being overlaid, as thou knowest, with devildom, charms, and idolatry ... '
So it comes with all faiths. -- Rudyard Kipling
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I think I would like to be a monk. I really considered Catholicism a few years ago, but there were some things that I just couldn't reconcile. -- Rich Mullins
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If you can get a twelve year-old kid to go listen to Thelonius Monk, what more do you want? Do you want a big pile of cash, too? That's a home run for me. -- Jimmy Chamberlin
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The monk beat me to break my spirit, incensed I knew Acquinas - angry, I knew his riddle - beauty is what is pleasing to the eye - he wasn't ... -- John Geddes
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When I became a novice monk, I lived in a temple where the atmosphere was quite like in a family. The abbot is like a father and other monks are like your big brothers, your small, younger brothers. It is a kind of family. -- Nhat Hanh
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There is, Oh Monks, a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made, not-compounded were not, there would be no escape from this here that is born, become, made and compounded. -- Gautama Buddha
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I envy them, those monks of old; Their books they read, and their beads they told. -- George Payne Rainsford James
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When you're married, it's one person. That's one more than a monk. It's not that different. -- Russell Brand
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[The monks'] minds were inaccessible to reason or mercy ... -- Edward Gibbon
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Monastic contemplatives have staked out a clearly limited area to be transformed by contemplation: the monastery. Lay contemplatives face the challenge of transforming the whole world. -- David Steindl-Rast