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A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
~ Jeremy Taylor

 

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Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
~ Timothy Radcliffe

 

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How deep a wound to morals and social purity has that accursed article of the celibacy of the clergy been! Even the best and most enlightened men in Romanist countries attach a notion of impurity to the marriage of a clergyman. And can such a feeling be without its effect on the estimation of the wedded life in general? Impossible! and the morals of both sexes in Spain, Italy, France, and. prove it abundantly.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives.
~ Roger Lewis

 

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Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
~ Thomas Love Peacock

 

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