Sanctuary Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sanctuary" (showing 1-30 of 33)
Ned Vizzini
“I have a system with bathrooms. I spend a lot of time in them. They are sanctuaries, public places of peace spaced throughout the world for people like me.”
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

Adam S. McHugh
“When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee from the disorienting distractions of twenty-first-century life. We desire to escape from superficial relationships, trivial communications and the constant noise that pervade our world, and find rest in the probing depths of God's love.”
Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

Rachel Naomi Remen
“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing.”
Rachel Naomi Remen

John Lubbock
“The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.”
John Lubbock, Peace and Happiness

Len Vlahos
“Music I discovered that night, was a sanctuary, a safe place to hide, a place where scars didn't matter, they didn't exist.”
Len Vlahos, The Scar Boys

“have a mind so quiet,
that you can hear doves whispering
as they rest their wings
in the rafters your silent sanctuary”
Kate Mullane Robertson

Richard J. Foster
“We who have turned our lives over to Christ need to know how very much he longs to eat with us, to commune with us. He desires a perpetual Eucharistic feast in the inner sanctuary of the heart.”
Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Bryant McGill
“Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Will Schwalbe
“There was one sure way to avoid being assigned an impromptu chore in our house - be it taking out the trash or cleaning your room - and that was to have your face buried in a book. Like churches during the Middle Ages, books conferred instant sanctuary. Once you entered one, you couldn't be disturbed. They didn't give you immunity from prosecution if you'd done something wrong - just a temporary reprieve. But we quickly learned you had to both look and be completely engrossed - just flipping pages didn't count.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Anne Lamott
“My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. There was sanctuary in a library, there is sanctuary now, from the war, from the storms of our family and our own anxious minds. Libraries are like the mountain, or the meadows behind the goat lady’s house: sacred space."

[Good Friday world, Salon.com, March 28, 2003]”
Anne Lamott

J.D. Stroube
“As I turned to leave, I looked down. Beside my foot, a sprout of greenery was clawing its way through the pristine nothingness to begin anew. It was later that I realized my haven had sent me a message, and it had shown me that nothing is ever completely lost, unless you cease searching.”
J.D. Stroube, Epiphany

Ellen Hopkins
“I thought he'd run if he knew. Instead, he offered help, not that I believed he could possibly help.

I thought he'd turn his back, close his heart, slink away. Instead, he promised sanctuary.”
Ellen Hopkins, Burned

“Does your home make you happy? This place, this sanctuary, that we call home should be a place that makes us feel joyful, safe, and at peace. Let your home be a place of beauty. Let it be that your home never makes you feel trapped, stressed, or drained. Having a place of sanctuary is very important for the mental well-being. No matter what happens in the outside world there needs to always be a place for you to balance out and recharge. Let your home be a sanctuary that gives you peace.”
Avina Celeste

C.M. Spivey
“In a way, the books were protection.
An escape she would always have access to.
A sanctuary, there for when she needed it.”
C.M. Spivey, From Under the Mountain

James Rozoff
“Such places exist among the endless abodes of every major city, places that seem to be sanctuaries from the present, immune to the hustle and bustle, the sound and fury that in the end change nothing. Like long unopened books sitting upon dusty shelves, there exist people filled with knowledge that has somehow been saved from extinction. But buried as they are by time, there abides in them yet a seed awaiting the proper condition for germination. There is some process that occurs in dormancy, some subtle shifting of the fabric of reality that science has yet to discover. From such forgotten places as these occasionally springs, in some unseen future, a gigantic oak whose day has come.”
James Rozoff

Daniel J. Rice
“...returning to nature has been a dream present in the minds of every generation since mankind first left nature.”
Daniel J. Rice, The Unpeopled Season: Journal from a North Country Wilderness

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To build refuges of my own making is to construct fortresses of sand at ocean’s edge, where the relentless tides of time will leave my most magnificently constructed walls as perfectly flat sand. And now that I am subject to the very tides that destroyed these walls of mine, I am left with the reality that my single and sole refuge can only be the God who created both tides and sand.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

Veronica Randolph Batterson
“When you turn around, you'll see something I bet you've never seen before. If it takes your breath away, then you'll fit in nicely. If you don't feel anything, then maybe you don't belong here.”
Veronica Randolph Batterson, Daniel's Esperanza

Criss Jami
“God loves each person, I believe; although, just like we do in our private homes, He reserves His kingdom only for those whom He enjoys.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Colleen Chen
“It is nearly impossible to feel anything negative in here. Because you’re really connected, to everything, here… but it’s only meant to be a temporary sanctuary, a place to remember yourself. In time you’ll want your negative thoughts, your emotional baggage back, and you’ll have hopefully bolstered yourself enough with the Sanctum’s reminder of your Source that you can come out with fresh perspective. When you’ve had enough of it, you’ll know, and then come and join us outside.”
Colleen Chen, Dysmorphic Kingdom

Maurice Maeterlinck
“It is a thing that knows no limit, and before it all men are equal; and the silence of king or slave, in presence of death, or grief, or love, reveals the same features, hides beneath its impenetrable mantle the self-same treasure. For this is the essential silence of our soul, our most inviolable sanctuary, and its secret can never be lost;”
Maurice Maeterlinck, The Treasure of the humble

Darnell Lamont Walker
“You don't get to turn someone's sanctuary into an unsafe space.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Tehmina Durrani
“My mind became a sanctuary for secret thoughts of escaping from this household.”
Tehmina Durrani, My Feudal Lord

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I'm not a saint! Thanks God!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

James Mikołajczyk
“Neither the Temple of Solomon, the Second Temple, Mount Gerizim, nor Jerusalem itself replace the existential awareness of God within the soul. Likewise, the ornate sanctuaries of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, neither Westminster Abbey in London, nor Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York contain the Holy Spirit without the faith of their congregants.”
James Mikołajczyk, Jesus the Jew, Christ the King: Exploring the Hypostatic Union Between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith

“Home is supposed to be a place of security, the last resort of refuge.”
Janvier Chouteu-Chando, Disciples of Fortune

Theodore Volgoff
“Love is sanctuary,
a safe haven and place to rest.”
Theodore Volgoff, The Backpack

“You are your own sanctuary. Peace always comes from within. Find the things, the thoughts, and perspectives that allow you to cultivate peace within yourself. If you find your spirit disturbed, pull yourself back. Learn yourself. Learn how to manipulate and control your emotional state. Allow yourself to feel all your emotions, but with control, being able to choose when and where. Love yourself enough to create a safe haven of peace within yourself that you can then carry into any situation, into any storm.”
Akiroq Brost

Caitlín R. Kiernan
“Chance wanting to defend her grandfather, but not about to leave the library, dustysafe sanctuary of shelves and glass cases and the musty smell of all the books, the door locked from the inside against birdnervous aunts who thought maybe a few slabs of smoked ham and a spoonful of mashed potatoes would make everything better, would make anything right again.”
Caitlín R. Kiernan

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