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Best Confessional Quotes By Kiese Laymon

I'm interested in how the confessional is so abrasively critiqued today. I'm not really comfortable with simply confessing but I do think "confessing" is a major part of reckoning. — Kiese Laymon

Best Confessional Quotes By Robert Breault

Overheard in a Washington D.C. church confessional: "Bless me Father, for sins have been committed." — Robert Breault

Best Confessional Quotes By Matthea Harvey

"Confessional poetry" is another one of those labels. It goes in and out of fashion. — Matthea Harvey

Best Confessional Quotes By Baldur Von Schirach

They say of us that we are an anti-Christian movement. They even say that I am an outspoken paganist ... I solemnly declare here, before the German public, that I stand on the basis of Christianity, but I declare just as solemnly that I will put down every attempt to introduce confessional matters into our Hitler Youth. — Baldur Von Schirach

Best Confessional Quotes By Michael Pollan

My writing is remarkably non-confessional; you actually learn very little about me. — Michael Pollan

Best Confessional Quotes By Lena Dunham

The work that's interesting to me in other people is really confessional. — Lena Dunham

Best Confessional Quotes By Elizabeth Kelly

Save the contrition for the confessional. Regret isn't worth a damn to anyone. — Elizabeth Kelly

Best Confessional Quotes By Patricia Hickman

The confessional writer will treat her story like a wailing wall. She kneels, and her story spills out, messy, improper. It isn't a protest or even graffiti, but her story is an offering of things that she overlooked or notices that others have overlooked. She is in danger of exposure but she remembers when she lived in hiding and that was worse. She cannot turn back now because this is how life has spun out of her, part vexing passage and part prayer. — Patricia Hickman

Best Confessional Quotes By Lemn Sissay

A blog is neither a diary nor a journal. Many people think of blogging in relation to those two things, confessional or practical. It is neither but includes elements of both. — Lemn Sissay

Best Confessional Quotes By Diana Gabaldon

Did ye not mean to go to Confession yourself?" Jamie asked, stopping near the church's main door. There was a priest in the confessional; two or three people stood a discreet distance away from the carved wooden stall, out of earshot, waiting. "It'll bide," Ian said, with a shrug. "If ye're goin' to hell, I might as well go, too. God knows, ye'll never manage alone." Jamie — Diana Gabaldon

Best Confessional Quotes By Taylor Swift

For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. — Taylor Swift

Best Confessional Quotes By C. Day Lewis

No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster? — C. Day Lewis

Best Confessional Quotes By P.D. James

A letter is paradoxically the most revealing and the most deceptive of confessional revelations. We all have our inconsistencies, prejudices, irrationalities which, although strongly felt at the time, may be transitory. A letter captures the mood of the moment. The transitory becomes immutably fixed, part of the evidence for the prosecution or the defence. — P.D. James

Best Confessional Quotes By Yung Suk Kim

Truth is more than trustable knowledge; it is deeply experiential, confessional, and contextual. It should be engaged in a community that he or she lives, embodied in a world beyond the immediate community, and testified at all costs because of the love of God for all. Truth is not possessive, but requires a life that engages the way, the truth and the life as we get clues from John 14:6."
-- Yung Suk Kim, Truth, Testimony, and Transformation: A New Reading of the "I am" Sayings in the Fourth Gospel (Cascade Books, 2013 forthcoming) — Yung Suk Kim

Best Confessional Quotes By Mark Buchanan

Many of us are confessional giants but ethical midgets. — Mark Buchanan

Best Confessional Quotes By Nic Pizzolatto

I read 'The Conspiracy Against the Human Race' and found it incredibly powerful writing. For me as a reader, it was less impactful as philosophy than as one writer's ultimate confessional: an absolute horror story, where the self is the monster. — Nic Pizzolatto

Best Confessional Quotes By Peter Sis

When I do my own books, I take it as more of my own confessional, but when I illustrate for other people, it is intriguing because I feel like I shouldn't be stepping too much into the limelight. It's like playing the piano while someone else is singing. — Peter Sis

Best Confessional Quotes By Charles Bukowski

There are many things that bother me. I know that I have never passed a man on the street that I liked - most of them giving off a kind of ether of disgust and stumbling and clay-eating, snot-eating grievance. I don't like the human race at all. this is my confessional, father, pass the wine. — Charles Bukowski

Best Confessional Quotes By Julian Assange

Through the confessional system, the Catholic church spied upon the lives of its congregants. While Latin mass excluded most people who could not speak Latin from an understanding of the very system of thought that bound them. — Julian Assange

Best Confessional Quotes By Graham Greene

I have never met a simple man. Not even in the confessional, though I used to sit there for hours on end. Man was not created simple. When I was a young priest, I used to try to unravel what motives a man or woman had, what temptations and self-delusions. But I soon learned to give all that up, because there was never a straight answer. No one was simple enough for me to understand. In the end I would just say, 'Three Our Fathers, Three Hail Marys. Go in peace. — Graham Greene

Best Confessional Quotes By Jeanette Winterson

Everyone assumed it had to be some sort of biography, because if you are a woman and use yourself as a character, it has to be some sort of confessional, whereas if you're a man, you're actually doing some post-modern play on the novel, some critique on identity with lots of references to Foucault. — Jeanette Winterson

Best Confessional Quotes By Pope Francis

I want to remind priests that the confessional must not be a torture chamber but rather an encounter with the Lord's mercy which spurs us on to do our best. A small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order but moves through the day without confronting great difficulties. Everyone needs to be touched by the comfort and attraction of God's saving love, which is mysteriously at work in each person, above and beyond their faults and failings. — Pope Francis

Best Confessional Quotes By Gillian Flynn

I'd always liked our inside jokes the best - they made me feel more connected to Amy than any amount of confessional truth-telling or passionate lovemaking or talk-till-sunrising. — Gillian Flynn

Best Confessional Quotes By Jeanette Winterson

Memoir ... satisfies our need for gossip and intimacy, for testimony and confessional, and in this world of spin, offers a truthful account of what it means to succeed or fail, to love and lose, to break your heart and mend it again. — Jeanette Winterson

Best Confessional Quotes By Yoko Ono

If you go back to all my albums, they're all confessional. — Yoko Ono

Best Confessional Quotes By Molly Harper

I held it together for the rest of the drive home but as soon as Kelsey dropped me off I flopped face down on the couch and sobbed like a reality TV star on confessional day. — Molly Harper

Best Confessional Quotes By R.C. Sproul

Apostasy occurs when a church leaves its historic moorings, abandons its historic confessional position, and degenerates into a state where either essential Christian truths are blatantly denied or the denial of such truths is widely tolerated. — R.C. Sproul

Best Confessional Quotes By Jack Rogers

In the PC(USA) Book of Confessions, A Brief Statement of Faith made explicit the equality of all people: "In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God's image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community."60 A Brief Statement of Faith also provided clear confessional warrant for the ordination of women, declaring that the Spirit "calls women and men to all the ministries of the Church. — Jack Rogers

Best Confessional Quotes By Jamie Farrell

CJ's peace was restored.
"Oh shit shit shit," a woman said. Her voice rippled with the kind of panic CJ expected from the bride today, but her husky undertones were too low for her to be any of his female relatives.
Perhaps the confessional hadn't been a gift from God after all.
"If that's what you need to do, but not right now, please," CJ said.
Her shriek splintered his last hopes for peace. "Ohmigod!" his intruder gasped.
"Not generally, but hey, if that's what you want to call me, I'm game. — Jamie Farrell

Best Confessional Quotes By Sinclair B. Ferguson

Confessional orthodoxy coupled with a view of a heavenly Father whose love is conditioned on his Son's suffering, and further conditioned by our repentance, leads inevitably to a restriction in the preaching of the gospel. Why? Because it leads to a restriction in the heart of the preacher that matches the restriction he sees in the heart of God! — Sinclair B. Ferguson

Best Confessional Quotes By Mikhail Bakhtin

Discourse about the world merges with confessional discourse about oneself. — Mikhail Bakhtin

Best Confessional Quotes By Per Petterson

I do not think of literature as something confessional or therapeutic. I make sentences in order to be precise about experiences and things. I am urged by many things and no things in particular. — Per Petterson

Best Confessional Quotes By Mary Baker Eddy

Prayer is not to be used as a confessional, to cancel sin. Such an error would impede true religion. Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ - Truth and Light. — Mary Baker Eddy

Best Confessional Quotes By Ben Mendelsohn

I think now there's much more of a confessional culture. That's not my bag. I come from a slightly older school of thought: 'give 'em nothin.' You don't plead guilty. — Ben Mendelsohn