Quotes About Celibacy

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Quotes About Celibacy

There are times, Kruppe murmurs, when celibacy born of sad deprivation becomes a boon, nay, a source of great relief.
— Steven Erikson —

Loyalty is like the Doctrine of Celibacy-easy to proclaim but damned difficult to live by.

— Michael Dobbs

There once was a man who was sore
'Cuz his wife wouldn't open the door.
is just not for me
Let me in, you cock-teasing whore.

— Jake Wizner

What kinda vows? Celibacy? I thought, though I didn't say it. Nobody keeps a celibacy vow anyway.

— Cassandra Rose Clarke

Hell, at this rate she'd end up in the mental institution by the end of the year. Cause: Celibacy.

— Jennifer Probst

He'd tried celibacy. The only problem was the lack of sex.

— Mark Haddon

Okay, that's intensely interesting," Duvall said. "So you're a priest of the Forshan religion? Which schism?"
"The leftward schism, and no, not a priest."
"Couldn't handle the celibacy?"
"Leftward priests aren't required to be celibate," Dahl said, "but considering I was the only human at the seminary, I had celibacy thrust upon me, if you will."
"Some people wouldn't let that stop them," Duvall said.
"You haven't seen a Forshan seminary student up close," Dahl said. "Also, I don't swing xeno.

— John Scalzi

There are times, Kruppe murmurs, when celibacy born of sad deprivation becomes a boon, nay, a source of great relief.

— Steven Erikson

Celibacy goes deeper than the flesh.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

A vow of celibacy was easy to hold when there was no temptation.

— Nalini Singh

Curiously, Chris didn't hold everyone to the same exacting standards. One of the individuals he professed to admire greatly over the last two years of his life was a heavy drinker and incorrigible philanderer who regularly beat up his girlfriends. Chris was well aware of this man's faults yet managed to forgive them. He was also able to forgive, or overlook, the shortcomings of his literary heroes: Jack London was a notorious drunk; Tolstoy, despite his famous advocacy of celibacy, had been an enthusiastic sexual adventurer as young man and went on to father at least thirteen children, some of whom were conceived at the same time the censorious count was thundering in print against the evils of sex.

— Jon Krakauer

The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.

— William P. Leahy

I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection.

— Mahatma Gandhi

LOOK, DO YOU really want a detailed description of two sex robots going at it like a pair of bonobos on day release from celibacy camp in front of an audience of jaded aristocrats?

— Charles Stross

The most grievous wrong of that day ... was to be found in the establishment of the celibacy of the clergy ... This hideous doctrine of a celibate priesthood was maintained only by a constant struggle against the better and truer instincts of the heart.

— Lillie Devereux Blake

Out of the doctrine of original sin grew the crimes and miseries of asceticism, celibacy and witchcraft; woman becoming the helpless victim of all these delusions.

— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In this modern world, the celibacy of the medieval learned class has been replaced by a celibacy of the intellect which is divorced from the concrete contemplation of the complete facts.

— Alfred North Whitehead

Celibacy is not natural to men or to women; all bodily needs require their legitimate satisfaction, and celibacy is a disregard of natural law.

— Annie Besant

Priestly celibacy has been guarded by the Church for centuries as a brilliant jewel, and retains its value undiminished even in our time when the outlook of men and the state of the world have undergone such profound changes.

— Pope Paul VI

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