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Famous quotes containing the word church:

    Combativeness was, I suppose, the dominant trait in my grandmother’s nature. An aggressive churchgoer, she was quite without Christian feeling; the mercy of the Lord Jesus had never entered her heart. Her piety was an act of war against Protestant ascendancy. ...The teachings of the Church did not interest her, except as they were a rebuke to others ...
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    Say, is there Beauty yet to find?
    And Certainty? And Quiet kind?
    Deep meadows yet, for to forget
    The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh!
    Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
    And is there honey still for tea?
    Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)

    You know, some of these folks look as queer in church as a mule does in the front parlor.
    Howard Estabrook (1884–1978)