Favorite Quotations ~† Routines & Rituals Joys of Everyday Ritual

"The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine." ~ William H. Danforth


Out of routine comes inspiration. Thatís the idea, anyway. To grasp what's exceptional, you first have to know what's routine. ~ Michael Kimmelman, NY Times, 5/8/05

It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference. ~ Jenny Craig

Itís not the labor that kills, but the daily routine that wears us down. ~ Ray Bedick

The function of ritual... is to give form to the human life, not in the way of a mere surface arrangement, but in depth. ~ Joseph Campbell

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. ~ Mike Murdock

Rituals are important. ~ John Lennon

One must observe the proper rites. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupťry

Ritual which could entail a wedding or brushing one's teeth goes in the direction of life. Through it we reconcile our barbed solitude with rushing, irreducible conditions of life. ~ Gretel Ehrlich

One manís rut is another manís ritual. ~ Dwight Currie

Any ritual is an opportunity for transformation. ~ Starhawk

Having a routine, knowing what to do, gives me a sense of freedom and keeps me from going crazy. Itís calming. ~ Chuck Close

Long before I had ever seen a ritualistic service I became a Ritualist. ~ Ronald Knox

Routine is really important. However late you went to bed the night before, or however much you had to drink, get up at the same time each day and get on with it. ~ Mark-Anthony Turnage, Guardian