Monk Quotes

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Thich Nhat Hanh
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

Ryōkan
“Too lazy to be ambitious,
I let the world take care of itself.
Ten days' worth of rice in my bag;
a bundle of twigs by the fireplace.
Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment?
Listening to the night rain on my roof,
I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.”
Ryōkan

Matthew Lewis
“Man of an hard heart! Hear me, Proud, Stern, and Cruel! You could have saved me; you could have restored me to happiness and virtue, but would not! You are the destroyer of my Soul; You are my Murderer, and on you fall the curse of my death and my unborn Infant’s! Insolent in your yet-unshaken virtue, you disdained the prayers of a Penitent; But God will show mercy, though you show none. And where is the merit of your boasted virtue? What temptations have you vanquished? Coward! you have fled from it, not opposed seduction. But the day of Trial will arrive! Oh! then when you yield to impetuous passions! when you feel that Man is weak, and born to err; When shuddering you look back upon your crimes, and solicit with terror the mercy of your God, Oh! in that fearful moment think upon me! Think upon your Cruelty! Think upon Agnes, and despair of pardon!”
Matthew Lewis, The Monk

Lee Goldberg
“Happiness is an illusion, Natalie. It doesn't actually exist."

"Of course it does," I said. "It's what you feel when you're not sad."

"That's unconsciousness. And I'm pretty sure that I'm miserable when I am unconscious, too.”
Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk on the Couch

Brennan Manning
“For several centuries, the Celtic church of Ireland was spared the Greek dualism of matter and spirit. They regarded the world with the clear vision of faith. When a young Celtic monk saw his cat catch a salmon swimming in shallow water, he cried, "The power of the Lord is in the paw of the cat!”
Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

Lee Goldberg
“All Julie has to do is explain to her friends that she's using it to individually seal each item that she throws out."
"Then they'd think she was a geek," I said.
"She will thank me later," Monk said.
"Why would she thank you for being considered a geek?"
"Don't you know anything about teenage life?" Monk said. "It's a badge of respect."
"It is?"
"I was one," he said.
"You don't say."
"A very special one. I was crowned King of the Geeks, not once, but every single year of high school," Monk said. "It's a record that remains unbroken in my school to this day."
"Were there a lot of students who wanted to be King of the Geeks?"
"It's like being homecoming king, only better. You don't have to go to any dances," Monk said. "You aren't even invited.”
Lee Goldberg, Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

Matsuo Bashō
“Chrysanthemum
Silence - monk
Sips his morning tea.”
Matsuo Bashō, Lips Too Chilled

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Peaceful and kind one monk is more valuable than violent and rude ten thousand men!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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Alaric Hutchinson
“On my journey from the fantastical to the practical, spirituality has gone from being a mystical experience to something very ordinary and a daily experience. Many don’t want this, instead they prefer spiritual grandeur, and I believe that is what keeps enlightenment at bay. We want big revelations of complexity that validates our perceptions of the divine. What a let down it was to Moses when God spoke through a burning bush! But that is exactly the simplicity of it all. Our spiritual life is our ordinary life and it is very grounded in every day experience. For me, it is the daily practice of kindness, mindfulness, happiness, and peace.”
Alaric Hutchinson

Jim Butcher
“In the void, there is no distinction of east and west."
Gwen blinked slightly at that. "I know all of those words, and yet when strung together like that I have no idea what they mean.”
Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut's Windlass

“I wish I could see a cherry blossom or a lotus flower. Where could they be?”
Susumu Katsumata, Red Snow

Tony Hendra
“The other day Father Prior was telling me about a French writer, Jean-Paul Sartre. An existentialist. ... One phrase of his particularly struck me: 'L'enfer c'est les autres.' Do you think he meant that as a joke?"

"I don't think humor's a strong point with existentialists."

"I think it's p-p-poppycock. How can Hell be others? God is manifested in others. God is the Other. That's why the self must lose itself in love for the other. It's the self we must leave behind. Better to say Hell is the Self. L'enfer c'est moi.
Tony Hendra, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

Deyth Banger
“Awesome, Monk have a brother from the film Monk 2000, however... what makes you think that film and reality are different?”
Deyth Banger

Abhijit Naskar
“I am a monk at heart - a scientist at brain - a philosopher at conscience.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Deyth Banger
“Monk is helper who to help us in spiritual way.”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“Let's stop and start thinking.”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“Monk can everyone become, but monk is something in believing strongly in god.”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“I'm not a geius guy, even and Albert Einstein isn't and Tesla, nobody is genius. From where you will know what's the IQ for Albert or Tesla in their time there wasn't such test and how such test can show how clever are you in case that the most questions are math, physics and mainly this how this two subjects will show that you are clever or dumb?? I strongly doubt about this if I know the answer sof the test and I fill it right so I must be the world clever man? No, I don't think so - That's bullshit!
That I have written 8 books and now I'm working on some other books this doesn't make me clever, the most stuff are just search from the internet and put, the other is thoughts from me. Like thinking on some questions and that's all!”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“I just want to finish Monk season 2, just 3-4 episodes left... but time goes fast.”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“Monk... not monk but Andrian Monk makes mistakes if he makes then and we can.”
Deyth Banger

Deyth Banger
“... You asked how am I?? Really?? So you care about me?? or you just decided to ask to return it back because people have learnt you to return everything back, what he has done to you to do the same to him. To behave in the same way, yeah but without curiousity to focus on this is like to go and get fucked by everyone starting from the bin guy (the guy who search food in the garbage) up to the guy who is rich. If you like that, I will say that there is some kind of problem with you, how can you even havee a sex with the garbage man.... oh, oh yeah if you are one of them you are out of this place. If you help this garbage man to succeed it goes that he develops something better and from poor up to rich... But to reach there you need time, you need to believe in that person, but again doesn't it disgusting this thing. Look it from side like Monk, how can you even touch such person??”
Deyth Banger

“Life in this village is like that of a louse hanging on to a wrinkle in a loincloth.”
Susumu Katsumata, Red Snow

Tony Hendra
“People are always changing themselves and their world, dear. Very few of the changes are new. We rather confuse change and newness, I think. What is truly new never changes."

"You speak in riddles, aged progenitor."

"The world worships a certain kind of newness. People are always talking about a new car, or a new drink or p-p-play or house, but these things are not truly new, are they? They begin to get old the minute you acquire them. New is not in things. New is within us. The truly new is something that is new forever: you. Every morning of your life and every evening, every moment is new. You have never lived this moment before and you never will again. In this sense the new is also the eternal.”
Tony Hendra, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

Tony Hendra
“It sounds to me, dear, as if your satirist is a bit like a monk. They both take a rather dim view of the world, and both try to do something about it."

"Thank you, Father Joe! I think I knew that once, but I'd forgotten. Contemptus mundi. We both have contempt for the world."

"You p-p-persist in your error, my son. Contemptus does not mean 'contempt.' It means 'detachment.' Are you detached from the things you satirize?”
Tony Hendra, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

Riccardo Bruni
“That's what lay behind the feud under way in the Republic: a battle between different noble family factions in a fight for power. Serving this side or the other was of no interest to Mathias. But the consequences of a Venice under the Pope's direct control weren't at all to his liking. His beloved books would be burned by ignorant, avid priests. Men like Malachia would win.

It was the same old struggle. The same fight Gheorg had chosen, the same fight that might take him to Wittenberg. But he wouldn't clear the way for Alexander VI. With what little strength he possessed, even though he was nothing more than a pawn of a chessboard, that extended farther then he could see, Mathias would help those in power smash what had all the makings of a major plot, one designed to overturn the government in power in La Serenissima. And these thoughts allowed the monk to find the first answer to the many question with which he still felt burdened.

He and the Borgias did NOT share the same Church.”
Riccardo Bruni, The Lion and the Rose

Deyth Banger
“PFF, whatever Monk is more like Symmetry... so I am going to be there... so far you know where to find me....”
Deyth Banger

Abhijit Naskar
“I once renounced my home in Calcutta, and roamed around the villages of Bengal as a monk. But after I attained the Absolute Divine state of Unification with the Universe, I realized that the purpose of life is not renunciation of anything, but the realization of the purpose itself.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

“I am the force willing to change direction.
I have chose life instead of murder,
I am the force, who sits at peace,
at least for now,
I am the force, who could destroy 1000 lives,
I am nothing and everything,
I could be a monk and the one who killed the masses,
I am nothing and everything,
I am a willing force, one way or the other.”
Quetzal

Laurent Binet
“Eco listens with interest to the story of a lost manuscript for which people are being killed. He sees a man walk past holding a bouquet of roses. His mind wanders for a second, and a vision of a poisoned monk flashes through it.”
Laurent Binet, La Septième fonction du langage

Ellis Peters
“What Cadfael did not regret, he found grave difficulty in remembering to confess.”
Ellis Peters

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