Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination -- everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
John Adams (1735-1826) Second President of the USA.
Our religion is itself profoundly sad -- a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language -- so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet.
Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke!
Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.
All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else.
Anthony Burgess (1917-1933) English author.
Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action -- that the end will sanction any means.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.
She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.
Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) English politician, essayist and poet.
One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.
George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.
She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in process of losing or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.
Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him.