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Anathema Quotes

Anathema Quotes by Zadie Smith, S.E. Cupp, Mike Leigh, Tim Jackson, Matt Damon, Andrew Ross Sorkin and many others.

I just can’t get used to the idea of being somebody unreal in people’s minds. I can’t live my life like that. And it’s just anathema to being a writer. It’s not healthy.
Zadie Smith
In fact, if you think hard about it, animal conservation should actually be anathema to the Darwin-loving liberal agenda, which holds up evolution – and not altruistic compassion – as the final word on the survival of a species.
S.E. Cupp
One of the reasons the whole Hollywood way of making films wouldn’t work for me is because the way I operate would be anathema to anyone who wants to hold a job down in Beverly Hills.
Mike Leigh
The idea of a non-growing economy may be an anathema to an economist. But the idea of a continually growing economy is an anathema to an ecologist.
Tim Jackson
Most films and directors lose their nerve and want to indicate [emotions] a bit more, to show that their story is clear. I’m not saying that’s a good thing; as an actor its anathema to good acting, but to have someone with the confidence to say that should I be utterly natural and minimalist is great.
Matt Damon
I think, with Hank Paulson, the concept of a bailout was anathema to him from day one. He was a Republican; he’s a free marketeer. He believes in capitalism, and part of capitalism is believing in failure. And so the idea of bailing out an institution, I think, went against every part of him.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Over-thinking in your brain is anathema to the process of thinking on your feet.
Conan O’Brien
I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book’, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
Martin Amis
What to me is anathema – a corpse-like, outmoded hangover – is for photography to be a bad excuse for another medium. … Is not photography good enough in itself, that it must be made to look like something else, supposedly superior?
Berenice Abbott
The idea that anyone can use drugs and escape a horrible fate is anathema to these idiots. I predict in the near future right-wingers will use drug hysteria as a pretext to set up an international police apparatus.
William S. Burroughs
When most people said “I’m psychic, you see,” they meant “I have an overactive but unoriginal imagination/wear black nail varnish/talk to my budgie;” when Anathema said it, it sounded as though she was admitting to a hereditary disease which she’d much prefer not to have.
Neil Gaiman
I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me.
William Weld
Mainstream success is important – that’s probably anathema to an indie publication like Pitchfork, but it’s what I believe having experienced it personally.
Courtney Love
When people are breaking the law, they don’t get an invitation to the White House. They ought to be getting an invitation to the big house… This is just an anathema to everything that the civil rights movement was truly all about and what it accomplished.
Mike Huckabee
The idea of having to make constant reference to politics is anathema to my calling as a writer.
Wole Soyinka
If you think about a business where uncertainty is an anathema, it’s around consumer spending, and it’s around retail.
Mindy Grossman
The idea that you earn things – that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment… these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.
Dennis Prager
The abuse of prisoners hurts America’s cause in the war on terror, endangers US service members who might be captured by the enemy, and is anathema to the values Americans have held dear for generations.
John McCain
Surrealism is anathema for me. Because the surrealists made a joke of everything. And I consider life a tragedy.
Louise Bourgeois
Donald Trump is anathema to America.
Tom Perez
If anyone in word and mind does not properly and truly confess according to the holy Fathers all even to the last portion that which has been handed down and preached in the holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church of God…let him be anathema.
Pope Martin I
A military or government hierarchy is anathema to the dispersed population and diverse tribes of mountainous Afghanistan.
Iqbal Quadir
And it’s just anathema to being a writer. It’s not healthy. But in another way, when I’m writing, what it’s about for me is being good on the page. None of that noise could change the way I feel about my writing. Which is not always particularly positive.
Zadie Smith
Christianity…made, for nearly 1,500 years, persecution, religious wars, massacres, theological feuds and bloodshed, heresy huntings and heretic burnings, prisons, dungeons, anathemas, curses, opposition to science, hatred of liberty, spiritual bondage, the life without love or laughter.
M. M. Mangasarian
The establishment is divorcing itself from its base – from voters who are choosing a candidate who says he stands for things that are anathema to the establishment.
Mara Liasson
Writers tend to consider distinction and originality as virtues, but they are anathema to publishers.
Thomas M. Disch
I think it’s still hard for me to turn down work if it’s really good because for so many years I was desperate to get a job and couldn’t, so I think it’s anathema for me to turn down work if I think it’s really good.
Matt Damon
Organized religion may be anathema on the political Left, but the need for the things religion provides – moral fervor, meaning, a sense of community – are not.
Bari Weiss
I’m against war. Always have been, always will be. And everything connected with it, is anathema to me. I have never considered it necessary.
Frank Lloyd Wright
People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book’, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
Martin Amis
It hasn’t been easy for me to get roles in movies after so much exposure on television. There’s an anathema about TV, and breaking away from it is difficult for almost everybody.
Mariette Hartley
I’m a very private person. I barely tell my friends what’s going on half the time, so the idea that I should then talk to the world about what is going on seems anathema to me. People can say what they want. I’m not going to change anyone’s mind.
Rebecca Hall
The Galatians are severely censured for giving heed to false doctrines, and are called to pronounce even an apostle anathema, if he preached another gospel.
Charles Hodge
If anyone says that the one Jesus Christ who is both true Son of God and true Son of man did not know the future or the day of the Last Judgment and that he could know only as much as the divinity, dwelling in him as in another, revealed to him, anathema sit.
Pope Vigilius
The very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me, and I can’t conscious about a party that supports that.
Mike Pence