Quotation Explorer - 'Rituals'

Prayers are a very personal and sacred thing. One prays when one feels like. Feel disgusted when I see people forcing others to pray, carry out certain rituals or chant the prayers loudly on loudspeakers. - Neelam Saxena Chandra
Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.
...she is careful who she sleeps with, because only those willing totreat her witht he same reverence are worthy of her attention....you are the Goddess, and "all acts of love and pleasure" are your rituals - Dianne Sylvan
The slightest act of love holds greater spiritual power than a thousand rituals. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To criticize one's country is to do it a service... Criticism, in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism--a higher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals and national adulation. - J. William Fulbright (Senator)
If blood can produce money through rituals or the so-called human sacrifice, then it is the basis on which we live, so it is very essential to save and protect it from the fiendish eyes of blood sucking predators. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When prayer, rituals and ascetic life are just a means of self-indulgence, they are harmful rather than beneficial. - Idries Shah
Religion is a set of rituals. - Debasish Mridha
Kindness, not rituals, is mankind’s greatest prayer. - Debasish Mridha
Rituals help us change modes. - Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
The word Ilaah means something that deserves to be worshiped AND obeyed at the same time. It is not enough to worship Allah through rituals. We have to give His obedience precedence over our desires in every situation of our life. - Nouman Ali Khan
We must cease once and for all to describe the effects of power in negative terms, it ‘excludes’, it ‘represses’... in fact power produces, it produces reality, it produces domains of objects and rituals of truth. - Michel Foucault
Rituals are a good signal to your unconscious that it is time to kick in. - Anne Lamott
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