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To retire to the monastery, or the woods, or the sea, is to escape from the sharp suggestions that spur on ambition.
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in ...
Among the earliest institutions to be invented, if I read the stars right, is a Protestant monastery, a place of elegant seclusion ...
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
We Americans have always considered Hollywood, at best, a sinkhole of depraved venality. And, of course, it is. It is not a Protec ...
Penny: Donald, were you ever in a monastery?
Donald: No, I don't go no place much. I'm on relief.
The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly an ...
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