Cult Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Alan Moore” float=”none” width=”100%”]All culture must have arisen from cult.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anita Robinson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The cult of personality is the curse of modern communication. Why should we believe that the actor, the entertainer or the sportsperson, the well-born, rich (whether by talent or accident,) or just famous for being famous, have anything original, wise, or philosophical to say? Yet, smitten by celebrity, we hang upon their lips.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ayn Rand” float=”none” width=”100%”]The cult of moral grayness is a revolt against moral values.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Cyril M. Drew” float=”none” width=”100%”]The new cult… unimportant and opinionated young men who fancy that they can invert Nature and the human passions…. The love of a man for a woman, of woman for man, is the axis whereon the universe revolves.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Daniel Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cult leaders succeed in dominating their followers because they have mastered the cruel art of exploiting universal human dependency and attachment needs in others.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Erich Fromm” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Zappa” float=”none” width=”100%”]The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]The believer in magic and miracles reflects on how to impose a law on nature–: and, in brief, the religious cult is the outcome of this reflection.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel” float=”none” width=”100%”]Worship is the community’s cult in its purest, most inward, most subjective form–a cult in which objectivity is, as it were, consumed and digested, while the objective content, now stripped of its objectivity, has become a possession of mind and feeling.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gustave Flaubert” float=”none” width=”100%”]The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Helen Dendy Bosanquet” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every family had its own peculiar cult, to which no stranger was ever admitted, and which alone could appease and satisfy the gods of that family. The cult was handed down from father to son, from generation to generation, and could not be lost without condemning the whole series of ancestors to eternal misery.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jan Shipps” float=”none” width=”100%”]When a cult grows up, it becomes a culture.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean-Jacques Rousseau” float=”none” width=”100%”]The less reasonable a cult is, the more men seek to establish it by force.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Johnny Hart” float=”none” width=”100%”]Religious cult: The church down the street from yours. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Keith Henson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy, to victims, their families, employers, friends, and credit-card companies.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marguerite Yourcenar” float=”none” width=”100%”]Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martin Mull” float=”none” width=”100%”]A cult following is a nice way of saying very few people like you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Max Lerner” float=”none” width=”100%”]Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there – or failing to get there.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Okakura Kakuz┼Ź” float=”none” width=”100%”]Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence…. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pascal Bruckner” float=”none” width=”100%”]The cult of happiness turns into a huge concern which to my opinion is exactly contrary to what happiness should be: a paradise of enchantment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip Seymour Hoffman” float=”none” width=”100%”]One person’s religion is another person’s cult.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip Zimbardo” float=”none” width=”100%”]A good cult delivers on its promises. A good cult nourishes the needs of its members, has transparency and integrity, and creates provisions for challenging its leadership openly. A good cult expands the freedoms and well-being of its members rather than limits them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip Zimbardo” float=”none” width=”100%”]Many cults start off with high ideals that get corrupted by leaders or their board of advisors who become power-hungry and dominate and control members’ lives. No group with high ideals starts off as a ‘cult’; they become one when their errant ways are exposed.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pope Francis” float=”none” width=”100%”]The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert A. Heinlein” float=”none” width=”100%”]Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Altman” float=”none” width=”100%”]What’s a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Roger Lowenstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]The modern spirit is a hesitant one. Spontaneity has given way to cautious legalisms, and the age of heroes has been superseded by a cult of specialization. We have no more giants; only obedient ants. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Scott McLemee” float=”none” width=”100%”]The difference between a cult and an established religion is sometimes about one generation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen Spender” float=”none” width=”100%”]Cult: simply an extension of the idea that everyone’s supreme aim in life is self- fulfillment and happiness and that one is entitled to wreck marriage, children and certainly one’s health and sanity in pursuit of this.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Almond” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you want to fight a cult, you’ve got to form a cult.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Merton” float=”none” width=”100%”]The selfishness of an age that has devoted itself to the mere cult of pleasure has tainted the whole human race with an error that makes all our acts more or less lies against God.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tom Wolfe” float=”none” width=”100%”]A cult is a religion with no political power.[/wpsm_quote]