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My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion, that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody.
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.
My grandpa was a preacher.
You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.
Lyndon B. Johnson
My father was a preacher in Maryland and we had crab feasts - with corn on the cob, but no beer, being Methodist - outside on the church lawn.
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
Negroes' problem is that they do not have their egos. That's why our churches end up having a white service, because our preacher is not arrogant enough to take God's word, so he have to go and get some white fellow's agenda and put it in his church.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
I love going to black churches, and I love some of these black preachers. The best preacher I ever saw in my life was a 93-year-old in a black church in Hamilton, Virginia. What a preacher!
Sometimes I feel like I'm a preacher as well, 'cause I can really get into an audience.
To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.
My father was my main influence. He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher, and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a teacher.
My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Hollywood films have become a cesspool of formula and it's up to us to try to change it... I feel like a preacher! But it's really true. I feel personally responsible for the future of American cinema. Me personally.
I don't write tracts, I write novels. I'm not a preacher, I'm a fiction writer.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
I spent, as you know, a year and a half in a clergyman's family and heard almost every Tuesday the very best, most earnest and most impressive preacher it has ever been my fortune to meet with, but it produced no effect whatever on my mind.
Alfred Russel Wallace
I'd make a bad preacher.
However, all gifts seem now to be absorbed in one and a man must be either a Preacher or nothing.
Jim Bakker is an extremely talented preacher, if he would just get it together.
I think Jim got screwed. I think Jim Bakker would have been a great preacher. Jim Bakker was very good at what he did.
I can't really put it in one sentence because although on one hand Preacher is about faith and yes it is also about, I suppose, the search for God, the search for faith and the manipulation and the abuse committed by figures in whom I suppose people have faith.
I don't like to be a preacher or anything, but the one thing that I've learned is that you truly are what you eat.
When I gave my life to the Lord, I thought I'd be a preacher.
My father's a preacher, my mother's a teacher, thus I rhyme.
Those who reject integration programs in the long term have as little right to stay in Germany as a hate preacher paid from abroad in a mosque.
One preacher turned me on, another turned me off.
As a preacher of the Gospel, our late venerable Bishop must have been heard, to form an adequate conception of his superior excellence and commanding eloquence.
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