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Top 100 Quotes About Nuns

#1. 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. - Author: Alber Elbaz
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#2. From about the age of 5, I was aware that I didn't fit. I was the black, atheist kid in the all-white, Catholic school run by nuns. I was an anomaly. - Author: Thandie Newton
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#3. I became a writer not because my father was one - my father made false teeth for a living. I became a writer because the Irish nuns who educated me taught me something about bravery with their willingness to give so much to me. - Author: Richard Rodriguez
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#4. Commas, like nuns, often travel in pairs. - Author: Mary Norris
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#5. 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. - Author: Eugene Kennedy
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#6. Maybe I wanted children, maybe I didn't, but I wanted the decision to be a choice, not a mandate. Last time I checked, childlessness was only supposed to be a condition of career advancement for nuns. - Author: Peggy Orenstein
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#7. Ha! Easy for nuns to talk about giving up things. That's what they do for a living. - Author: Garrison Keillor
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#8. It is ironic that Mr. Berger learned of this espionage in exactly the same month that Mr. Gore was attending his now famous fund-raiser with Buddhist nuns in Southern California. - Author: Lamar Alexander
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#9. I'll bet the Catholic Church lost out on a lot of would-be nuns when they started dressing like ordinary meter maids. - Author: Lucia Berlin
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#10. Pray stop your infernal whispering. You sound like a pack of nuns planning a murder. - Author: Karen Hawkins
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#11. I go to the favelas in Brazil. It's the same in the South Side of Chicago. It's the same, or just more violent. We're trying to get them to stop selling dope. You see kids with AK-47s, and nine-year-olds with nine millimeters. You know, they don't play. They make us look like nuns. - Author: Quincy Jones
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#12. It is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures. Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American nuns. - Author: Maureen Dowd
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#13. 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. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#14. 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. - Author: Meg Tilly
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#15. I attended Catholic school. We received a great education from the nuns ... Also, guilt. Guilt and a feeling of never being satisfied with what you've done. And a sense that you are inadequate and a big phony. All useful for a writer. I'm always being edited by my inner nun. - Author: George Saunders
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#16. I was educated by the nuns. Guilt and discipline - combine those and you'll be pretty productive. - Author: Nora Roberts
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#17. I went to a strict elementary school with nuns, and uniforms that I'm pretty sure were made out of sandpaper. It was an academic, sports-oriented place. I liked to read, and wanted to act, and didn't try out for volleyball. I was weird. The other girls would dip my hair in ink and stuff. - Author: Zosia Mamet
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#18. Even the nuns went racist after the convent was reappraised and it seemed their pension fund was in jeopardy. - Author: George Saunders
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#19. I could become a nun even if I am a non-believer. I'll learn to fake it like Nick did with me. I will minister the gospel of compassion and kindness and please, always use a condom, from famine-stricken nations to war-torn dead zones. It's possible I might become a nun who kisses other nuns ... - Author: Rachel Cohn
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#20. Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything? The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is 'prisoners'. - Author: Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
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#21. Here in Florida the seasons move in and out like nuns in soft clothing, making no rustle in their passing. - Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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#22. What nuns don't realize is that they look better in nun clothes than in J. C. Penney pantsuits. - Author: Walker Percy
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#23. Are you okay?" asked Finisterre.
"Annoyed," I said, giving him my hand so he could heave me to my feet.
"Yes, I should imagine being attacked by a nun might be annoying. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#24. Moving the kids was not a good idea, but I sure wanted to see nuns in monster trucks plowing their way through a blizzard. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#25. Our trees
were nuns at the edge of our plans, praying for us - Author: Sue Goyette
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#26. Almost everyone has or will experience getting dumped in their lifetime. Unless, of course, you're a nun. Jesus can't dump nuns. - Author: Jenny McCarthy
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#27. Priests and nuns have had their chance with me. I'm still wearing the scars to prove it.) And so, during the weekend recess, the Meiers invited Cullivan to eat Sunday dinner with the prisoner in his cell. The opportunity to entertain his friend, play host - Author: Truman Capote
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#28. People are quite clear in viewing nuns as the servants and the teachers and the supporters of the poor. You contrast that with the fact that the Vatican did virtually nothing about long-known pedophiles, and it's just too much. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#29. Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk. - Author: John Waters
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#30. 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. - Author: Thurgood Marshall
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#31. She glanced at their fused bodies and told him, "The nuns would say we're not leaving enough room for the Holy Spirit."
It took a second for Doran to find his breath because she'd stolen it. "That's all right. The Holy Spirit doesn't belong here. He would just get in the way. - Author: Melissa Landers
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#32. I grew up in a house without many books. The books the nuns made us read in school didn't interest me. - Author: John Dufresne
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#33. In choosing candidates for this challenging way of life, she emphasised intelligence and good judgment ("GOD PRESERVE US FROM STUPID NUNS !! )

. It was her conviction that intelligent people can better be aware of their faults and, at the same time, see the need to be guided. - Author: St Teresa Of Avila
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#34. 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. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#35. For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings - by classmates, not the nuns - was to be the funny guy. - Author: George A. Romero
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#36. The shot [in the 1956 film Written on the Wind] with Dorothy Malone walking down the stairs makes all rock videos ever after resemble forgotten, anemic nuns. - Author: Aki Kaurismaki
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#37. The Buddha also counseled the monks and nuns to avoid wasting any precious time by engaging in idle conversation, oversleeping, pursuing fame and recognition, chasing after desires, spending time with people of poor character, and being satisfied with only a shallow understanding of the teaching. - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#38. the seventeenth-century saint, Margaret Marie Alacoque, a French nun of Parayle-Monial, who founded the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Margaret would deliberately eat cheese knowing that it made her vomit, and by her own admission she ate the vomit of sister nuns. - Author: John Cornwell
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#39. Nuns? They'd take one look at Barrons and decide the devil himself had come knockng. He not only looked dangerous, he emanated something that made even me feel like crossing myself sometimes, and I'm not religious. - Author: Karen Marie Moning
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#40. 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. - Author: Dave Van Ronk
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#41. Everybody knows that the soul of a cat is formed from the composite souls of nine debauched nuns who failed in their vows. - Author: Barry Hughart
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#42. I was raised as a Catholic, but I didn't like the Catholic Church at all. I thought the nuns were mean. - Author: Francis Ford Coppola
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#43. It is hardly lonely in a nunnery, son, with other women. And God is there."
Morgause said, "I would rather dwell in a hermitage in the forest than in a house full of chattering ladies! If God is there, it must be hard for him to get a word in edgewise! - Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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#44. She didn't mind the sacrifice. It seemed enough for a life, to give yourself to music the way nuns give themselves to God. To vow. To surrender. Only music, after all, made life bearable. Only with music did she feel--what was it? Free? Happy? No, it was something else. Awake. - Author: Carolina De Robertis
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#45. We dug the asparagus, and tonight Aunt Charlotte cooked it for me herself with butter and melted cheese. I ate a whole plateful and drank half the brown jug of sweet milk. Then I had two slices of the thick coarse-grain bread that Aunt and the nuns make fresh every day. - Author: Kathryn Lasky
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#46. Apparently, Clytius hadn't expected her to be quite so suicidal. He was slow raising his sword. By the time he slashed, Hazel had ducked between his legs and jabbed her Imperial gold blade into his gluteus maximus. Not very ladylike. The nuns at St. Agnes would never have approved. But it worked. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#47. The weight of what had transpired on this day finally settled on Ciro. This wasn't really their home, and the nuns weren't truly family. The security they had provided was only on loan. - Author: Adriana Trigiani
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#48. You see, you and I are the only people here who walk quite quietly and peaceably on solid ground. The nuns walk in heaven and your husband
in darkness. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#49. JFK used to say the bishops and the cardinals were all Republicans, but the nuns were Democrats! I sort of believe that too. - Author: Kitty Kelley
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#50. Nothing supplies the place of this instinct. All the nuns in the world are not worth as much as one mother in the formation of a young girl's soul. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#51. I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married. I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes. - Author: Vera Wang
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#52. When just a kid, moved back to Canada and looking for a taste of England, I'd picked up a book of my Gram's, a dog-eared romance from the 'sixties about English hospital 'sisters' trying to get it on with the doctors, and thought it very shocking behaviour for nuns. - Author: Roberta Pearce
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#53. There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood. - Author: Julie Brown
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#54. 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. - Author: Frank McCourt
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#55. When you're a Catholic kid, the nuns teach you that when something is annoying you, you "offer it up", as a sacrificial gift. - Author: Rob Sheffield
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#56. American Women: How they mortify the flesh in order to make it appetizing! Their beauty is a vast industry, their enduring allure a discipline which nuns or athletes might find excessive. - Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
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#57. Dog' is 'God' spelled backward; you know that. That's why you're here, to help the nuns do God's work. - Author: W. Bruce Cameron
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#58. I do have a lot of deep religious iconography. I have crosses all over my house, and there's something very attractive about seeing nuns walking down the street. It's not a sexual thing for me; I know it is for some guys. - Author: Rick Springfield
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#59. Some of the best love poems have been written by monks and nuns ... - Author: John Geddes
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#60. The Bible equips us for ministry. And ministry is not limited to pastors, priests, nuns, speakers, authors, and Bible teachers. Ministry is doing God's work wherever He has placed us ... in our home, in our school, in our workplace, in our neighborhood, in our community, and in our world. - Author: Wendy Blight
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#61. Even as a small child, I wondered why the Dominican nuns who educated me were subservient to the Jesuit priests who educated my brothers. - Author: Janine Di Giovanni
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#62. Fucking hell. Shit, sorry. I keep swearing - " "If you're calling that swearing, Mum will teach you to do it proper," Riley drawled. "You're not even close to what she taught me in kindergarten so I could shock the nuns. - Author: Rhys Ford
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#63. In school, it got so that Elijah learned to talk his way out of anything, gave great long speeches so that his words snaked themselves like vines around the nuns until they could no longer move, [ ... ]. - Author: Joseph Boyden
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#64. Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. - Author: Fulton J. Sheen
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#65. 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. - Author: Kitty Kelley
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#66. Stop thinking that nuns are sweet and kind like Maria in The Sound of Music. That's just a movie. Think of the evil old bruja in 'Hansel and Gretal. - Author: Viola Canales
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#67. Each religious sect has its own physiognomy. The Methodists have acquired a face; the Quakers, a face; the nuns, a face. An Englishman will pick out a dissenter by his manners. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#68. Holy mother of whoring nuns she's hot. Fuck! I haven't just crossed the border into boner territory, Mr Happy's erected a tent from my jeans and is setting up camp there. - Author: Carmen Jenner
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#69. There are a lot of people who had past lives where they were monks and nuns and all their needs were provided for them. I feel like most people in the new age had this as their most recent lifetime experience, that kind of communal living. - Author: Doreen Virtue
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#70. The other day I was down by the Hudson River, and I see two nuns in full habit rollerblading down the street holding hands. And I'm like, 'Oh, my God, I get it. The world is surreal and beautiful. And everything is fine.' - Author: Regina Spektor
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#71. If monks and nuns do not cherish their time of practice, they will have nothing to offer the world. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#72. Marriage is the real vocation crisis in the United States ... We have a vocation crisis to life-long, life-giving, loving, faithful marriage. If we take care of that one, we'll have all the priests and nuns we'll need for the Church. - Author: Timothy M. Dolan
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#73. Up and down the lanes, the last unevacuated townspeople wake, groan, sigh. Spinsters, prostitutes, men over sixty. Procrastinators, collaborators, disbelievers, drunks. Nuns of every order. The poor. The stubborn. The blind. - Author: Anthony Doerr
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#74. 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. - Author: Eileen Myles
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#75. I'm sympathetic to the nuns' violent impulses. I mean, if I'd given up sex to devote myself to a man who I had to just trust loved me, despite never being physically around to prove it, I'd probably be smacking little children too. - Author: Sarah Silverman
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#76. I don't think that necessarily I was encouraged by the nuns and the priest to consider alternate possibilities to the universe. - Author: William Mapother
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#77. 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. - Author: Maria Monk
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#78. I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel. - Author: John Lydon
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#79. 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. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#80. Nuns freak me out. - Author: P.C. Cast
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#81. Well, OK then." He narrowed his eyes. "How about you? Do you have any ... romances I should know about?"
"Nope. Not one."
"Well, good. Excellent. There'll be plenty of time for boys when you leave college and become a nun."
She smiled. "I'm glad you have such ambitious dreams for me. - Author: Derek Landy
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#82. Nuns go by as quiet as lust, and drunken men with sober eyes sing in the lobby of the Greek hotel. - Author: Toni Morrison
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#83. A Nuns Life: Chastity, poverty, and obedience. Wait, chastity? BUMPER STICKER - Author: Darynda Jones
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#84. In his parochial school, the nuns had advised him and his classmates that they should sleep each night on their backs with their arms crossed on their chests, hands on opposite shoulders- a presumably holy posture that, not incidentally, made masturbation impossible. - Author: Gay Talese
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#85. Ladies glisten, men perspire, horses sweat.

-Early Nun Quote, The Old Ursuline Convent (1727)
New Orleans, LA - Author: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
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#86. I kick kittens. I made rude gestures at nuns. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#87. I always had a problem with original sin; I always had a problem with the exclusivity of the church and a lot of the things that the nuns taught me. - Author: Susan Sarandon
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#88. Both nuns and mothers worship images,
But those the candles light are not as those
That animate a mother's reveries,
But keep a marble or a bronze repose. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#89. I went to a school run by Catholic nuns. They were really strict. - Author: Sofia Vergara
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#90. 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.' - Author: Chris Farley
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#91. 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. - Author: Imelda May
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#92. When we were starting our community a bunch of older Benedictine nuns said to us, "If you have any questions or want to pick our brains, please do - we've been doing community for about 1,500 years together so we've learned a few things." - Author: Shane Claiborne
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#93. By the time I went to the Catholic University of America, which was the time the priests were all leaving with the nuns, the more I studied about the Bible and how it came about, the more I lost my faith. - Author: Susan Sarandon
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#94. 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! - Author: Helen George
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#95. Monks, nuns, long-term spinsters and bachelors and permanent homosexuals are all, in a reproductive sense, aberrant. Society has bred them, but they have failed to return the compliment. - Author: Desmond Morris
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#96. ... do you truly expect that the two of us are going to share a bed tonight- and tomorrow night- as chastely as a pair of nuns on holiday?"
"That will pose no difficulty for me," Evie said gingerly, conscious that she was delivering an insult of the highest order. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#97. '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. - Author: Claire Tomalin
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#98. 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. - Author: C. C. H. Pounder
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#99. I've been compiling a list of art project ideas for a long time. These are ideas of things I would love to see someday. They range from the practical - jackets with woodstoves in them - to the sublime - images of nuns on waterslides. - Author: Misha Collins
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#100. I wasn't a class clown, because nuns have no sense of humor. They have rulers. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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