65 Chapel Quotes On Success In Life

These chapel quotes will inspire you. Chapel, a subordinate or private place of worship.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging chapel quotes, chapel sayings, and chapel proverbs.

Best Chapel Quotes

  1. “Nature is our chapel.” ~ Bjork
  2. “Take your troubles to the Chapel, get down on your knees and pray. Your burdens will be lighter, and you’ll surely find the way.” ~ Elvis Presley
  3. “Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.” ~ Gianni Versace
  4. “A peaceful home is as sacred a place as any chapel or cathedral.” ~ Bil Keane

  5. “One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor” ~ Edvard Munch
  6. “For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.” ~ Martin Luther
  7. “I suddenly recall the arpeggios of laughter lilting across the tender, springtime grass-gay-welling, far-floating, fluent, spontaneous, a bell-like feminine fluting, then suppressed; as though snuffed swiftly and irrevocably beneath the quiet solemnity of the vespered air now vibrant with somber chapel bells.” ~ Ralph Ellison
  8. “There’s no such thing as a coincidence in a prayer chapel.” ~ Karen Barber

  9. “The practice of soulful travel is to discover the overlapping point between history and everyday life, the way to find the essence of every place, every day: in the markets, small chapels, out-of-the-way parks, craft shops. Curiosity about the extraordinary in the ordinary moves the heart of the traveler intent on seeing behind the veil of tourism.” ~ Phil Cousineau
  10. “Speeches are for the younger men who are going places. And I’m not going anyplace except six feet under the floor of that little chapel adjoining the museum and library at Abilene.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  11. “Wherever God erects a house of prayer
    the Devil always builds a chapel there;
    And ‘t will be found, upon examination,
    the latter has the largest congregation.” ~ Daniel Defoe
  12. “My friends, it is one thing to go to church or chapel; it is quite another thing to go to God.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  13. “Today there are very few chefs at that high level who are behind their stoves. You don’t feel their presence within the room. Where’s the romance? Where’s the show? Where’s the theater? The modern-day restaurant – it’s like dining in a chapel. It’s boring.” ~ Marco Pierre White
  14. “The more ignorant men are, the more convinced are they that their little parish and their little chapel is an apex to which civilization and philosophy has painfully struggled up the pyramid of time from a desert of savagery.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  15. “The splendor of a human heart that trusts it is loved unconditionally gives God more pleasure than Westminster Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel, Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”, Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, the sight of 10,000 butterflies in flight, or the scent of a million orchids in bloom. Trust is our gift back to God, and he finds it so enchanting that Jesus died for love of it.” ~ Brennan Manning
  16. “Take the money and run.” ~ Woody Allen

  17. “I am proud to find, from two astronomical observations, that Chapel Hill lies right in the orbit of Jupiter and his satellites, and that the period of his revolution is about twelve years.” ~ William Hooper
  18. “Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive, has to be ended, has to be put aside, as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one’s head.” ~ Harold Brodkey
  19. “Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen be your apples.” ~ Leigh Hunt
  20. “The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can’t hear yourself speak.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  21. “St. Paul’s Chapel stands – without so much as a broken window. Little miracle.” ~ Rudy Giuliani

  22. “Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.” ~ Maria Monk
  23. “John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.” ~ Russell Banks
  24. “If that’s your definition of the Clinton faction, then I think that that seems to be in ascendancy. That might include a guy like John Edwards, who’s just starting this new center in Chapel Hill to deal with issues of poverty and work.” ~ John Podesta
  25. “There are no conditions in which we subordinate the interests of the class as a whole to the interests of any sect, any chapel, any separate organization.” ~ Ernest Mandel

  26. “I was brought up by an Episcopalian father and Presbyterian mother in nondenominational Army chapels all over the world and never really had much religious experience.” ~ Sally Quinn
  27. “They are preserving the sanctity of marriage so that two gay men who’ve been together for twenty-five years can’t get married, but a guy can still get drunk in Vegas and marry a hooker at the Elvis chapel! The sanctity of marriage is saved!” ~ Lea DeLaria
  28. “And if I can’t be with you I would rather have a different face
    And if I can’t be near you I would rather be adrift in space
    And if the gods desert us I would burn this chapel into flames
    And if someone tries to hurt you I would put myself in your place” ~ Neil Finn
  29. “If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces.” ~ William Shakespeare

  30. “No man can hinder our private addresses to God; every man can build a chapel in his breast, himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, and the earth he treads on, the altar.” ~ Jeremy Taylor
  31. “The moon is hidden behind a cloud… On the leaves is a sound of falling rain… No other sounds than these I hear; The hour of midnight must be near… So many ghosts, and forms of fright, Have started from their graves to-night, They have driven sleep from mine eyes away: I will go down to the chapel and pray.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  32. “But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved. God its fantastic.” ~ Paul Bettany
  33. “No yoga exercise, no meditation in a chapel filled with music will rid you of your blues better than the humble task of making your own bread.” ~ M. F. K. Fisher

  34. “I don’t really believe in political art. I feel in my heart the purpose of art transcends cultural and class and politics. I think something like the Sistine Chapel is something that goes beyond just being a Christian thing. It transcends its Christianity and becomes sort of a universal beauty. And I think that’s true of music and art and literature.” ~ Sean Lennon
  35. “The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight… [Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.” ~ M. F. K. Fisher
  36. “In Chapel Hill among a friendly folk, this old university, the first state university to open its doors, stands on a hill set in the midst of beautiful forests under the skies that give their color and their charm to the life of youth gathered here . . . there is music in the air of the place.” ~ Frank Porter Graham
  37. “If Michaelangelo were a heterosexual, the Sistine Chapel would have been painted basic white and with a roller.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

  38. “It was like love, he thought, this crumbling chapel: it has been complicated, and therefore perfected, by what time had done to it” ~ Julie Orringer
  39. “I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut, And ‘Thou shalt not’ writ over the door; So I turn’d to the Garden of Love, That so many sweet flowers bore. And I saw it was filled with graves, And tomb-stones where flowers should be: And Priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds, And binding with briars, my joys & desires.” ~ William Blake
  40. “There is a brotherhood among the kindly- Closer and defter and more integral- Than any of aisle or coven- For love rang out before the chapel bell” ~ Mervyn Peake
  41. “Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell.” ~ Charles Studd

  42. “I remember I was a child, and when I grew up I was a poet. It all happened at sixty miles an hour and on days when the clock stopped and all of humanity fit into a little chapel, into a pinecone, a shot of ouzo, a snail’s shell, a piece of soggy rye on the pavement.” ~ Mary Ruefle
  43. “I can think of so many tough guys that by definition it’s their job to be tough and they’re all in chapel. That’s such a misconception and it’s kind of gone out the window. Guys feel more comfortable going to chapel. I remember when I first started, guys were nervous about it and it was kind of a secret. There was still that stigma that came with it, but it’s definitely been removed and (the faith movement) is definitely growing.” ~ Matt Cullen
  44. “We got married drunk in Vegas . . . We dated for a year, and we got married at a drive-through chapel in a cab. [We thought] you have to go down to the courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew? We were married, and apparently now that [Rob] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something.” ~ Janeane Garofalo
  45. “Even God had a Welsh name : He spoke to him in the old language; He was to have a peculiar care For the Welsh people. History showed us He was too big to be nailed to the wall Of a stone chapel, yet still we crammed him Between the boards of a black book .” ~ R. S. Thomas
  46. “The moonlight builds its cold chapel again out of piecemeal darkness.” ~ Jane Hirshfield

  47. “I call this my church house trilogy. Souls’ Chapel really was music from the Mississippi Delta, which to me is a church within itself. The Delta is the church of American Roots music. The Badlands is a cathedral without a top on it. And the Ryman has been called the Mother Church of Country Music, but to me it’s the Mother Church of American Music. If you can think it up, it’s been done there. In my mind, this is kind of a spiritual odyssey as much as anything else, and I had the settings of three churches to make it in.” ~ Marty Stuart
  48. “The mystique and the romance of a big wedding are lost on me. I don’t think that I could ever do something that extravagant. I am not much of a planner. I would probably make the phone call 20 minutes before the bus leaves for the chapel and ask if anyone is available to come. That’s probably how my wedding is going to end up.” ~ Cameron Diaz
  49. “I think its pretty clear that film is the pre-eminent art form of our age. If Michaelangelo or Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today they’d be making Avatar, not painting a chapel. Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.” ~ Banksy
  50. “Could five hundred men have painted the Sistine Chapel?” ~ Bill Lear

  51. “I remember how my mother would bring us to chapel on Sundays… and my father used to wait outside. One of the things that I picked up from my father and my mother was the sense that religion often gets in the way of God. For me, at least, it got in the way.” ~ Bono
  52. “And so, lastly, does the very name of “Catholic”, which, not without reason, amid so many heresies, the Church has thus retained; so that, though all heretics wish to be called Catholics, yet when a stranger asks where the Catholic Church meets, no heretic will venture to point to his own chapel or house.” ~ Saint Augustine
  53. “I have never heard a dancer asking for advice about how to stay focused on her footwork, or a painter complaining about the dull day-to-day task of painting. What task worth doing isn’t worth daily effort? Do you think Michelangelo was having fun the whole time he was on his back painting the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling?” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
  54. “Every morning, even in the bitterest winter, she stood before the chapel door until it opened at four and remained there until after the last Mass. Out from her Caughnawaga cabin at dawn and straight-way to chapel to adore the Blessed Sacrament, hear every Mass; back again during the day to hear instruction, and at night for a last prayer or Benediction.” ~ Kateri Tekakwitha
  55. “People who prefer e-books…think that books merely take up space. This is true, but so do your children and Prague and the Sistine Chapel.” ~ Joe Queenan

  56. “You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God. This kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame.” ~ William Booth
  57. “If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.” ~ William Shakespeare
  58. “With you a part of me hath passed away; For in the peopled forest of my mind, A tree made leafless by this wintry wind Shall never don again its green array. Chapel and fireside, country road and bay, Have something of their friendliness resigned; Another, if I would, I could not find, And I am grown much older in a day. But yet I treasure in my memory Your gift of charity, and young hearts ease, And the dear honor of your amity; For this once mine, my life is rich with these. And I scarce know which part may greater be,– What I keep of you, or you rob from me.” ~ George Santayana
  59. “In the chapel, you prayed to be a saint and now I will make you a god.” ~ Anne Rice

  60. “Let me tell you, though: being the smartest boy in the world wasn’t easy. I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t want this. On the contrary, it was a huge burden. First, there was the task of keeping my brain perfectly protected. My cerebral cortex was a national treasure, a masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel of brains. This was not something that could be treated frivolously. If I could have locked it in a safe, I would have. Instead, I became obsessed with brain damage.” ~ A. J. Jacobs
  61. “Starlight and comet tails burned the tips of endless grass below into hammered silver. Like thousands of tapers in the chapel, just blown out but still glowing. If one could drown in the grass…it might be the best way to die.” ~ Gregory Maguire
  62. “Architecture traditionally has been the slowest of art forms. It was not unusual for great cathedrals to take centuries to complete, with stylistic changes from Romanesque to Gothic or Renaissance to Baroque as common as the addition of chapels or spires. But because the function remained the same, the form could be flexible and its growth organic.” ~ Martin Filler
  63. “I am proud of my connections to Carolina and pleased to know that some results from a lifetime of work on television, film, stage, and recordings will have a permanent home in Chapel Hill.” ~ Andy Griffith

  64. “You may never see a Rembrandt or the Sistine Chapel, but aren’t you glad as a human being they are still there? Probably the only thing that separates us from other creatures is that we aren’t limited by our basic needs, like food and water; we have this sense of the whole.” ~ George N. Atiyeh
  65. “I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology, and Her soul I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the true Faith of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.” ~ Pope Pius XII

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