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Profane Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Profane

Please enjoy these Profane Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Wisdom

Half of the secular unrest and dismal,
profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain
ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
- Henry Van Dyke

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different,
and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
- Theodor Adorno

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things,
holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave,
and light, without shame or blame.
- Thomas Hobbes

 

It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness
and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.
- Meir Kahane

War is a profane thing.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing
and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person
of sense and character detests and despises it.
- George Washington

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Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding
dogmas of the religious period.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a
pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature,
whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Professional managers, coaches, and players have a
right to question an umpire's decision if they do it
in a professional manner.
When they become personal, profane, or violent,
they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Evans

It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were
apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs,
and though I am well aware that the present profane
ones think this very reprehensible,
I venture to agree with the sacred writers.
- James Payn

I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much
profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out.
Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane
book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
- Ernest Hemingway

Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his.
Hardly another character in the world's record has
made so little of its opportunities.
His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world;
the New World is his monument.
- Justin Winsor

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled;
not for its own sake,
but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
- Tom Stoppard

Profaneness is a brutal vice.
He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The next thing I would mention, and warn you against,
is profaneness.
This you know is forbidden by God.
- Jupiter Hammon

All hockey players are bilingual.
They know English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

American professional athletes are bilingual;
they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos.
There was a kind of respect.
It's not that I totally agreed with it,
but it was a great piece of art.
- Danny Aiello

I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air...
So I trained myself to say 'Holy Cow' instead.
- Harry Caray

I wanted to cut down on the profanity,
because I think I'm funnier without sayin' a lot of cuss words.
- Chris Tucker

I do not use profanity in my novels.
My characters all go to church.
- Nicholas Sparks

For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity.
- Victoria Woodhull

First you learn a new language, profanity;
and second you learn not to discipline your dogs when you're mad,
and that's most of the time when you're training dogs.
- Lou Schultz

We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity.
Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by
raising them with a love of God and a love and respect
for themselves and all people.
I believe they will have a chance.
- Anita Baker

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.
- Rodney Dangerfield

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

Playing hockey, there were a lot of guys bigger than me,
so I knew I was going to get hit and have to deal with it.
Gotta hit back.
- Mike Weir

I think the thing you always got to keep in mind,
you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
- Mark Messier

It's only 60,000.
It's not a big town.
It's a big hockey town.
Everybody plays hockey when you grow up.
- Peter Forsberg

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup,
but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best.
It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.
- Marcel Dionne

I love those hockey moms.
You know what they say the difference between a hockey
mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.
- Sarah Palin

I wish I were a character actor.
Of course, if I played hockey without a mask,
I could become one.
- Michael Vartan

When I was a kid, I remember playing hockey outside and whenever you did,
you thought about playing for Finland vs.
Sweden.
That's just the way it was.
- Teemu Selanne

My job is to suggest and ratify and use any expertise
that I might have gained over the 23 years in professional
hockey to make our game a better game.
- Bobby Hull

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.
- Mario Lemeiux

I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not
only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas -
but I did too!
- Nancy Kerrigan

Canadians send us great hockey players.
You also send us wonderful performers,
from the beginning, with Mary Pickford.
- Jamie Farr

Canadian hockey fans...
They boo me every time I go anywhere.
Because I play for Team USA.
- Brett Hull

It's not only hockey, it's every sport.
You know, it's a big event.
- Peter Forsberg

Canada is hockey.
- Mike Weir

But if kids take up things like hockey and football they will go back to it.
- Daley Thompson

In terms of soccer, it wasn't really a thing that girls did.
In England it more kind of Net Ball and Hockey and
stuff like that in athletics.
It's to each their own, really.
- Parminder Nagra

I watch a lot of hockey.
There are some good hockey players and there are some
awfully stupid hockey players.
- Ted Lindsay

I love extreme sports, I like snowboarding and motorcross
and rollerblading and hockey.
- Jeremy London

Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player,
even when I came to New York when I was 30,
I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
- Mark Messier

But the truth is, growing up in California,
we knew nothing about hockey.
- Leigh Steinberg

It's not a sport you get famous at.
If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
- Eric Heiden

Right now I like baseball, hockey and tennis players.
And horseback riders.
- Martina Hingis

I would be surprised if there weren't some owners who
didn't want to get a deal done right now and get back to playing hockey.
- Luke Richardson

I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed;
everything I did in hockey I worked for,
and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
- Wayne Gretzky

I went on and was still able to play some good hockey.
- Paul Coffey

That's the awesome part.
Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer,
basketball, softball and now hockey -
and know they can win a gold medal,
too.
- Angela Ruggiero

Hockey is the original extreme sport.
- Tom Ward

You can't get big in hockey.
You need to be pliable...
they've even taken fighting out of the game,
so there's no more of those big huge guys who just fight.
- Brett Hull

I used to collect hockey cards.
It was like Vegas at my school.
You'd go to school with your box of cards,
and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play.
- Steve Nash

Every day is a great day for hockey.
- Mario Lemeiux

People on the streets are ready for hockey.
- Eric Lindros

It was a fun ride.
I've enjoyed my time on the ice and I've enjoyed more
and more people getting interested in the game of hockey.
- Ron Francis

Of course, my family has been a big reason for me to come back,
especially my son who loves the game of hockey -
he was a big reason for me coming back.
- Mario Lemieux

By 1946, I knew Detroit was the best hockey city in the Original Six.
- Ted Lindsay

My goal was to play in the NHL, because that is the
best hockey in the world.
- Jaromir Jagr

When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada,
you think of Wayne Gretzky.
- Joe Sakic

I love hockey, and I don't love it for any other reason
than when I get out there and play,
I enjoy it.
- Brendan Fehr

The greatest hockey player who ever lived:
Bobby Orr,
and I love him.
- Donald Stewart Cherry

Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is
that I am obsessed with hockey.
I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with
hockey since I was a little kid.
- Rob Zombie

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US.
Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.
- Steve Nash

Usually when I wielded a hockey stick,
it meant somebody was going to get hurt.
This is just a friendly match.
- Stan Mikita

Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here -
nobody.
I coach kids' hockey down here and you can start to
see the disinterest in the game here with the kids.
- Bobby Hull


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