43 Nun Quotes On Success In Life

These nun quotes will inspire you. Nun is a woman belonging to a religious order or a member of a religious community of women, especially a cloistered one, living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging nun quotes, nun sayings, and nun proverbs.

Best Nun Quotes

  1. “In the third grade, a nun stuffed me in a garbage can under her desk because she said that’s where I belonged. I also had the distinction of being the only altar boy knocked down by a priest during mass.” Bruce Springsteen
  2. “Christians – whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever – have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That’s what Christianity is.” Patricia Heaton
  3. “My mother came from an Irish family of 11 kids and, of course, had a sister who was a nun, so I spent time at a convent and with an aunt and uncle who lived in New York and took me to the theater.” Ellen Pompeo
  4. “I’m an assassin on the court. And at home, I’m a nun.” Stephen Jackson

  5. “It’s a funny thing about being raised Catholic and then going to Catholic schools with nuns – the cliche about the mean nun was not what I had at all. They were very, very smart, devoted individuals.” Ann Dowd
  6. “I’m currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness.” Julian Clary
  7. “I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this.” Madonna Ciccone
  8. “I’ll be a nun, raise my daughter, and make albums.” Brandy Norwood

  9. “All of us kids ended up ‘doing Mom.’ There are four of us who’ve tried show business. Five if you insist on counting my sister the nun, who does liturgical dance.” Bill Murray
  10. “I have terrible handwriting. I now say it’s a learning disability… but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.” Andrew Greeley
  11. “I was a lousy nun. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t find God. It wasn’t suitable for me. It is suitable for very few people.” Karen Armstrong
  12. “I truly believe that God brought this, Dorothy Day script to me, because for a long time up until I was in eight grade – I wanted to be a nun.” Moira Kelly

  13. “I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned. I think there’s a point where one says, that’s for family, that’s for me.” Julie Andrews
  14. “You know who you are. If my mother is a nun and someone comes up to me and they go, ‘Your mother is a prostitute.’ It is not going to bother me, because I know my mother is a nun, she’s not a prostitute.” Paul Mooney
  15. “I dread my trial at the pearly gates – knowing my luck, I’ll be hot on the heels of a blameless nun who will be ushered straight to a luscious cloud with prime sea views.” Robert Rinder
  16. “As a child I wanted to be a ballerina, ice-cream van owner, wife of George Michael, a nun, and a music conductor.” Erin O’Connor

  17. “Clothes are a kind of uniform. A nun’s habit, a surgeon’s scrubs, a cop’s uniform. People often say that when they put on a certain uniform, they actually think of themselves differently.” Victor LaValle
  18. “People are confusing me with a good actor when I’m just a good mimic. When someone asks me to play a nun from the fifteenth century, you’ll see what I mean.” Jemima Kirke
  19. “I’d the upbringing a nun would envy. Until I was fifteen I was more familiar with Africa than my own body.” Joe Orton
  20. “My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want to dress like a teenager.” Anna Kournikova

  21. “I’m so sick of hearing how there’s no strong roles for women. I don’t care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there’s some depth there.” Martha Plimpton
  22. “I don’t have a life, I really don’t. I’m as close to a nun as you can be without the little hat. I’m a golf nun.” Gabrielle Reece
  23. “I don’t think people will ever forget I was an ‘Angel’, any more than they’ll forget Sally Field was ‘The Flying Nun.’ ” Cheryl Ladd
  24. “I would love to play a nun. I used to want to be one when I was a kid.” Sheryl Lee

  25. “People wanted me to be like the Madonna, the white nun, you know, and that’s not me. But I’m no villain.” Mary Beth Whitehead
  26. “I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married. I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life. There are generations of them, those fashion nuns, living, eating, breathing clothes.” Vera Wang
  27. “For me, ‘Lamb’ started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in ‘Coyote Blue’ and ‘Island of the Sequined Love Nun,’ but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.” Christopher Moore
  28. “Back when I was 8 or 9 and wanted to be a nun, I would often stop at church on my way home from school.” Ann Hood

  29. “When I was a little girl, I used to walk around with a towel on my head, pretending I was a nun. And then one day my mother said, ‘Why don’t you just become an actress, and then you can pretend you’re a nun.’ ” Olivia Hussey
  30. “If I could have gotten my way at an early age, I would have entered the priesthood, but my mother informed me that I could not become a priest because I was a girl. It really was the biggest blow to my ego, because it was my calling. When she told me I’d have to be a nun, I looked at her and said, ‘I’m not following anyone.’ ” Donna Brazile
  31. “My first three-sisters novel in a while, ‘Sandcastles’ tells the story of the Sullivan family – two passionate artists and their three wildly different daughters. There’s also a renegade nun and a mystery man, but I don’t want to give too much away!” Luanne Rice
  32. “I’d have made a terrible nun.” Heather Graham

  33. “Without sounding too pretentious, I feel my job is almost like becoming a monk or a nun – it’s a calling.” Felicity Jones
  34. “For me, I’ve always wanted to be a nun. I mean, I think about what it’s like to be a nun. And I’ve always been fascinated with nuns, and I have a nun collection, I’ve been collecting nuns for 20 years. And I have a song that I wrote, ‘I Wanna Be a Nun,’ when I was 25.” Kate Micucci
  35. ” ‘All the Stars in the Heavens’ takes place during the golden age of Hollywood, around an imagined story about Loretta Young; Clark Gable; Alda, a young woman with a secret who is preparing to become a nun but is cast out of her convent; and the scenic artist she meets on the set of ‘The Call of the Wild.’ It’s a big, lush historical novel.” Adriana Trigiani
  36. “I was by no means a nun.” Christine McVie

  37. “I attended speech and drama classes with a nun to help me gain confidence in speaking without my face turning red each time.” Emilia Wickstead
  38. “The first time I wore a headscarf, I was 16. I looked and felt like a nun. I missed the wind in my hair. For me, it was not a comfortable thing to wear.” Mona Eltahawy
  39. “I always wanted to play a nun, and to play the Reverend Mother was a thrill of a lifetime for me. But, generations back, my family were not churchgoers, which is an unusual thing in the United States.” Melissa Leo
  40. “In high school, I got into a speech class run by a nun who used to put on plays. She put me in an oratorical competitive program. You would tell a story, and they were very corny, something like ‘My Childhood Hero.’ It was something out of ‘Readers Digest.’ I always thought it was too much and too dramatic.” Ed O’Neill
  41. “I just knew it would get a big laugh when people saw the ‘Flying Nun’ throwing the bird to a highway patrolman.” Hal Needham

  42. “I’m a Benedictine Nun in outlook; I divide my time evenly so one third is spent in academe, another third on writing and the final third on television and radio.” Bettany Hughes
  43. “I went to an all-girls school in Connecticut, which particularly in high school is a really formative time. This one nun would eviscerate you for raising your hands and adding some disqualifying statement – ‘I could be wrong but,’ or ‘I don’t know I might be wrong but this is what I’m thinking – as young women often do.” Margaret Brennan

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