Superstitious Quotes

Superstitious Quotes by Roberto Firmino, Megan Abbott, Joseph Priestley, Mehmet Murat Ildan, Seamus Heaney, Henry Fielding and many others.

A lot of Brazilians are very superstitious, especially footballers. I’m the same. I always step on to the pitch with my right foot first.
I think we writers are very superstitious. We don’t know why it’s working when it’s working, so we attach cause and effect.
From the fame opinion of a soul distinct from the body came the practice of praying, first for the dead, and then to them with a long train of other absurd opinions, and superstitious practices.
Animals like crows, owls or black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men’s superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one!
I always had a superstitious fear of setting up a too well-designed writing place and then finding that the writing had absconded.
The greatest part of mankind labor under one delirium or another; and Don Quixote differed from the rest, not in madness, but the species of it. The covetous, the prodigal, the superstitious, the libertine, and the coffee-house politician, are all Quixotes in their several ways.
I generally mark my ball with a quarter, but sometimes I’ll use a Canadian one-dollar coin. I have a bunch from when I played on the Canadian Tour. I’m not superstitious.
I am a very superstitious person.
I used to be very superstitious, and then I got too much into that. I just try to stay away from all the superstitions that I can and try to get as calm as I can before the game. That’s my new superstition: just to get as calm as I can.
I get superstitious. I always have to have some form of potato, either chips or mashed potato or roast potatoes on a show day.
It’s a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe.
The universe has no sides, no end, can’t be mapped. Enough to make a man talk about God, make a man superstitious and worship an idol. The science never gets as far as the strangeness.
Like most Chinese, I am basically a fatalist – too sophisticated for religion and too superstitious to deny the gods.
Hopefully it’ll give us a bit of luck on the night, but I’m not really a superstitious person.
The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them.
…being an atheist required discipline very like that of being Catholic. One could never yield to the idea of a supernatural authority, no matter how often one might be tempted. To think that a personal God had made the world was to yield to a demonic and superstitious and destructive belief.
I’m not really superstitious – I don’t have any lucky charms or a mascot.
Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos and may be self-destroyed.
Contrary to what everyone thinks, I’m not superstitious – I’m spiritual. And there is a huge difference between the two.
Of all the sciences, astronomy was the one the superstitious liked least.
I’m pretty superstitious, I want to do everything right, get my routine right, and I wait for waves. I kinda try to sense the ocean coming together for me.
Mark Occhilupo
I think the cultural task is to separate our impulses and needs and desires from the supernatural and, above all, from the superstitious.
Men of genius are often considered superstitious, but the fact is, the fineness of their nerve renders them more alive to the supernatural than ordinary men.
I hate predicting football scores that mean a lot to me, because even though I’m an absolute materialist and don’t believe in anything superstitious, I get superstitious.
What could be more superstitious than the idea that money brings forth food?
The Jewish part of me is superstitious.
I still like to keep tapes of the few minutes before the final take, things that happen before the session. Maybe it’s superstitious, but I believe if I had done things differently – if I had walked around the studio or gone out – it wouldn’t have turned out that way.
The way to deal with superstition is not to be polite to it, but to tackle it with all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and make it forever infamous and ridiculous.
I don’t talk about films even after I sign them because between the signing and the shooting, anything can happen. I am not superstitious, it’s just that I don’t like talking about a film that is not completed.
I’m not superstitious. I don’t really believe in star signs, sorry, or superstitions.
Materialists try to live in the lower story NON-MATERIAL WORLD Subjective, Superstitious, Mental Constructs MATERIAL WORLD Objective, Scientific, Knowable Facts
Before competition, I always take an ice bath to make my body feel more refreshed. Then I always have coffee with a little cream and sugar. It’s a superstitious thing.
Nancy is superstitious.
Superstition is related to this life, religion to the next; superstition is allied to fatality, religion to virtue; it is by the vivacity of earthly desires that we become superstitious; it is, on the contrary, by the sacrifice of these desires that we become religious.
I don’t like persuaded sitters. I never could paint a cat if the cat had any scruples, religious, superstitious, or otherwise, about sitting.
But I believe I rather like superstitious people. They lend color to life. Wouldn’t it be a rather drab world if everybody was wise and sensible . . . and good? What would we find to talk about?
I have a half an hour warm-up I do that my voice teacher gave me. I exercise at least for an hour during the day. I don’t have any superstitious rituals or anything like that.
We Italians are very superstitious so before the game we prefer to predict that the opponents will win.
Should it concern us that the bible never calls us to ask Jesus into our hearts. Should it concern us that the bible never mentions such a superstitious sinners prayer and yet that is exactly what we have sold to so many as salvation.
My mother was Irish and she was superstitious, if you‘ll forgive the tautology.
I didn’t tell any of my friends that I wanted to be a comedian, because I was superstitious. I thought if I told people, it wouldn’t happen. So I kept it all in my head for years and years.
A touch of science, even bogus science, gives an edge to the superstitious tale.
A man should be religious, not superstitious.
I’m only superstitious on the tennis court.
My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I’m superstitious enough to believe that.
I’m very superstitious, and I think it’s bad luck. You don’t have to show your love by tattooing it.
Religion is still useful among the herd – that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be. Take away his Christian god and saints, and he will worship something else.
I’m very superstitious.
I’m superstitious a little bit.
The whole fabric of our religion is based on superstitious beliefin lies that have been foisted upon us for ages by those directly above us, to whose personal profit and aggrandizement it was to have us continue to believe as they wished us to believe.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
Rituals, even unhappy ones, provide a measure of comfort. Like a superstitious ballplayer who will only use certain bats, my depression rituals have become a fixed, normal part of my life. … I need rituals to prevent unnecessarily rocking my already shaky emotional boat.
Superstitious notions propagated in infancy are hardly ever totally eradicate, not even in minds grown strong enough to despise the like credulous folly in others.
‘Tis the temper of the hot and superstitious part of mankind in matters of religion ever to be fond of mysteries, and for that reason to like best what they understand least.
I’m perfectly happy about being superstitious and atheistic.
Writing is a solitary experience. I’m extremely superstitious. If I talk about the book or name the title out loud before finishing, I feel the energy I need to write will be drained. It’s so intimate, I can’t even share it with my wife.
I was a slave to something he believed to be silly and superstitious: the idea that all life was worth defending and that nothing justified surrender to the forces of destruction.
The governments alone are responsible for the spread of the superstitious awe with which the common man looks upon every bit of paper upon which the treasury or agencies which it controls have printed the magical words legal tender.
Any irrational fears?no, i’m quite a rationalist. i’m not superstitious, i think life is too full of natural wonders and logical complexities to worry about illogical things.
I’m very superstitious.
Naive’ is not a word I associate with the Southern Rule. Superstitious, perhaps, traditional, yes, maddeningly set in their way, certainly but not naive.” “I meant you are naive. They must have a hidden motive.” “This is why I have no politics,” said Darvin. “I can’t think in those terms.
I am the superstitious kind: I never praise a shot because I fear the moment I do so, the batsman gets out.
They that are against Superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I will wear all colours but black, then am I superstitious in not wearing black.
I haven‘t been really superstitious once I left baseball, actually.
Most men of education are more superstitious than they admitnay, than they think.
We are still fearful, superstitious and all-too-human creatures. At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers’ apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss.
The superstitious man is to the rogue what the slave is to the tyrant.
Andorrans deserve much better than the rule of superstitious hysterics and extreme authoritarians, who try to instill obedience to their Holy Texts and chosen Divinities – and we should not fail to see that the terms are appropriate, if anything too kind.
Persistently leavening public opinion, in a grossly superstitious age, with the theological doctrine of popular preachers, that woman is a sex of superior wickedness and inferior mentality, could have but one general result throughout Christendom.
I’m superstitious. Before I start a movie, I always kill a hobo with a hammer.
Billy [Ray] is a preternatural enthusiast. He would say things to me like, “Now, let me tell you about Episode 3.” I’m a big superstitious, having done television for quite some time, and I would say, “Billy, I can’t wait to hear about it, but let’s just stay here for right now, see what happens, and enjoy this moment.
I’m superstitious as far as stuff around the courts. I’ll eat the same things and drink the same things, and have the same breakfast in the morning.
I’m not superstitious. I’m a witch. Witches aren’t superstitious. We are what people are superstitious of.
All belief that does not make us more happy, more free, more loving, more active, more calm, is, I fear, a mistaken and superstitious belief.
I’m really superstitious.
I am not really superstitious but do follow certain established norms.
Krystle D’Souza
Like Dave Mustaine, I ain’t superstitious.
I have had the same shinpads since I was eight or nine years old. Everyone laughs in the dressing room because of them but I am superstitious with that.
I’m superstitious about my hair. I don’t like to cut it before big fights.
In the end, advertising rests upon the fact that consumers are a fickle and superstitious mob, incapable of any real judgment as to what it wants or how it is to get what it thinks it likes.
The one thing I’ve always done, because I like the sound of my guitar from where I sitmeaning not in front of it – so what I do is, I put microphones around my ears. I have them around my head, too. I don’t know if it’s a superstitious thing, but it’s actually how I recorded my first album.
I am not a very superstitious person, but I do believe in mental preparation.
I’m not one of those superstitious people.
I’m superstitious. I keep mum while I’m working on something.
Christians are the unstable, unlettered, superstitious masses
Pope Julius II
Sciencehas won for us a great liberty in the physical world, a liberty from superstitious fear and from disease, a freedom touse nature as a familiar servant; but it has not freed us from ourselves.
Even today, I frequently meet scientists who, outside their own narrow discipline, are superstitious.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them…
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Religion, even the most primitive and superstitious, is inevitably a beginning of culture. It is not possible without some kind of symbolic expression … and begets dramatic gesture, dance, and chant.
I am insanely superstitious. All the woman in my family are, beginning with my grandmother, who would leave red ribbons under the beds and taught us how to find four-leaf clovers.
I’m a little superstitious.
No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man. Life and death to him are haunted grounds, filled with goblin forms of vague and shadowy dread.
I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.
Skaters are infamously superstitious.
I’m a very superstitious person. I come from a long line of superstitious people, so it’s not going anywhere. For instance, we have this thing on our movies where if one of the key personnel gets a haircut in the middle of the movie, it’s bad luck. I swear by that.
Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don’t have the wit to deal with the problems of life.
I do pray. I pray to something…up there. I have a God sense. It’s not religious so much as superstitious. It’s part of being human, I guess.
I am not a superstitious person.
Like most Russians, I am very superstitious, and if I don’t get married, I don’t get divorced.
I became a sceptic of one way of seeing the world. And I think it is what started me in my awareness that any worldview is superstitious.
Footballers are very superstitious.
We have to recognize that spirituality is a legitimate dimension in the psyche. It’s a legitimate dimension in the universal scheme of things. It doesn’t mean that you are superstitious, that you are in to magical, primitive thinking, if you take spirituality seriously.
I’m not superstitious because it brings bad luck.
Superstition always inspires littleness, religion grandeur of mind; the superstitious raises beings inferior to himself to deities.
Better a superstitious believer than a rational unbeliever.
I don’t walk under a ladder, or open an umbrella in a room. I have always been superstitious.
Their origin is commonly unknown; for the practice often continues when the cause has ceased, and concerning superstitious ceremonies it is in vain to conjecture; for what reason did not dictate, reason cannot explain.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Writers are a superstitious cowardly lot, and we loathe learning new computer applications to do something that, let’s be honest, we could accomplish equally well with pen and paper – especially when that application is as unconventional as Scrivener.
Creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.
My family was very loving but also very superstitious. My mother was always telling us, ‘Don’t walk under a ladder or you’ll have bad luck,’ or, ‘If you spill salt, be sure and toss a pinch over your shoulder, or you’re in trouble.’
His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path.
I change my socks often, because I had bad bouts of athlete‘s foot fungus infections as a kid. I may be able to change socks less frequently and not get the fungus. But, I’d rather not run the test to determine just how infrequently I could change socks. I don’t feel superstitious about it.
I do have rituals. I’m a fairly superstitious person.
I’m quite a rational person. I’m not very superstitious, but I really do enjoy horror as a genre.
miss my daily Mass, and have a superstitious feeling that anything may happen on the days I don’t go. However, nothing in particular has.
I know of one semibarbarous zone whose librarians repudiate the “vain and superstitious habit” of trying to find sense in books, equating such a quest with attempting to find meaning in dreams or in the chaotic lines on the palms of one’s hand.
Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favourable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. They are, after all, the men who live closest to death.
I don’t have those superstitious ticks that people have to have something for the road. I like to have good food on the bus, my own pillow, and onesies. Onesies are a must.
We actors are an especially superstitious lot.
Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.
I would say I’m more traditional than I am superstitious. I don’t, for example, have to do things ritually before the game in order to feel comfortable going to the game. But I don’t think I’m naturally a football player. I don’t have that grit and that killer instinct.
Religion, charity, pure benevolence, and morals, mingled up with superstitious rites and ferocious cruelty, form in their combination institutions the most powerful and the most pernicious that have ever afflicted mankind.
It is superstitious to equate our feelings and inclinations with the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I think that scientific persons of the future will scoff at scientific persons of the present. They will scoff because scientific persons of the present thought so many important things were superstitious.
I think we are intrinsically prone to being irrational and superstitious. A lot of it comes from our fear of the unknown and the fear of a lack of control over our fate.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
Maybe I’m a bit superstitious, but I don’t like to talk about anything until I’ve done it.
I swear my car won’t run unless I’m picking my nose: At least, I’m that superstitious about it, so I don’t want to take any chances.
Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.
Yeah I am superstitious. I use certain divot tools or ball markers and will change from time to time depending on how I’m playing.
Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible.
Piety is different from superstition. To carry piety to the extent of superstition is to destroy it. The heretics reproach us with this superstitious submission. It is doing what they reproach us with.