Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Nuns Quotes from famous authors such as Anna Quindlen, Dave Van Ronk, Bobby Cannavale, Alber Elbaz, Susannah Cahalan. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
If there is anyone who’s living the work of the New Testament, it’s the nuns of the Catholic church and not the Catholic hierarchy.
One of my earliest memories… I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner when I was seven or eight years old. And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing.
I was a class clown; the nuns didn’t like that.
The designers, photographers and models I work with, they are really hard-working people who are devoting their lives to fashion. They’re kind of like nuns of fashion.
History is filled with weird but true stories of social contagion – from dancing manias in the Middle Ages to nuns pretending to be cats in the 19th century to laughing epidemics of Tanzanian school girls in the 1960s.
It’s an oversimplication to say that more monks and nuns are the answer to the Joel Osteen-ification of Christianity… but it wouldn’t hurt.
Too often, people equate discipline with cursing. When you go to Catholic school, the nuns don’t curse a word, but you get discipline.
I was educated at a convent in Kent. It was run by Irish and French nuns. I mostly hated it but they did allow me to follow my passion for drama, writing plays, performing, and directing my works.
I was like the family clown. The middle child entertaining. I was a lousy student, but interestingly, the nuns always let me write plays or do drawings, endless special projects.
There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.
I remember one time when all the nuns in my Catholic grade school got around in a semicircle, me and Mom in the middle, and they said, ‘Mrs. Farley, the children at school are laughing at Christopher, not with him.’ I thought, ‘Who cares? As long as they’re laughing.’
‘Philomena’ was even better than I had expected. I was so pleased to see the evil Irish nuns thoroughly exposed, and I thought Judi Dench gave a flawless performance, as did everybody else.
When I was 13, I entered the seminary in the hope of becoming a priest. But I often found myself helping the nuns in the kitchen and thus discovered my passion for cooking. I began to cultivate my skills and aspirations at the age of 15, when I embarked on my first apprenticeship.
I was such a messer. I would go to my room and pretend to study, but I’d really just take a nap. I was suspended twice as I was such a brat, but the nuns loved me so I got away with it for as long as I could.
I did 12 years with nuns, you know. So I came out of it going, like, ‘I think Jesus is all right.’ The rest of it I think stinks to the high heavens.
I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
I was raised Irish Catholic and went to Holy Names Academy, an all-girl’s private Catholic school. I loved the nuns there and I love them to this day.
Hire me for the next picture. I don’t have to just play down-and-out trailer trash and mean, old, wicked, old nuns. I could play a princess or a queen. That’s all I wanted to do. Because campaigning does go on. It’s a part of selling the film.
I was the black atheist kid in the all-white Catholic school run by nuns.
I went to Catholic school and experienced racism firsthand from nuns and priests.
For me, I’ve always wanted to be a nun. I mean, I think about what it’s like to be a nun. And I’ve always been fascinated with nuns, and I have a nun collection, I’ve been collecting nuns for 20 years. And I have a song that I wrote, ‘I Wanna Be a Nun,’ when I was 25.
My mom dragged me by my ear to Catholic school because I was a cutup and thought I needed to see the nuns.
I’m not sure you can lindy hop to ‘We’re All In This Together,’ but I’m sure the nuns would welcome Zac Efron round for tea!
I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God’s work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable.
I was brought up with old-fashioned values. I wasn’t allowed to have a boyfriend until I finished school. I wasn’t allowed to wear make-up: the nuns would scrub your face if they saw it.
Priests and nuns actually meditated. It’s not religious. It’s about centering yourself.
I was raised as a Catholic, but I didn’t like the Catholic Church at all. I thought the nuns were mean.
Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
When I was a kid, a pickleball hit me in the back of the head, and I had memory problems. I was in a boarding school and the nuns gave me poems to remember to try and get the memory going again.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery, or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.
Good priests never look for awards and, perversely enough in the clerical culture universe, do not receive many. Like the aged nuns who taught selflessly and nearly anonymously all their lives, these servants of the People of God only get into the papers when their obituaries are printed.
Growing up in an old-fashioned Bengali Hindu family and going to a convent school run by stern Irish nuns, I was brought up to revere rules. Without rules, there was only anarchy.