Confession Quotes

Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention.

Open confession is good for the soul.

It’s like going to confession every time I hear you speak. You drag it around like a ball and chain. You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain. You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown. Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down.

All error has contradiction in it, which is revealed by a relevant inquiry, when an artillery of counter assertions might not disclose it. Arguments may be evaded, but a fair and pertinent question creates no animosity, and must be answered, since silence is a confession of error or of ignorance.

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.

A confession is wholly and incontestably voluntary only if a guilty person gives himself up to the law and becomes his own accuser.

Get in line in that processional, Step into that small confessional. There the guy who’s got religion’ll Tell you if your sin’s original. If it is, try playin’ it safer, Drink the wine and chew the wafer, Two, four, six, eight – Time to transubstantiate! So get down upon your knees, Fiddle with your rosaries, […]

Psychoanalysis: A form of horizontal confession subscribed to by those who would like to know why they do things that have always been done.

Confess and be hanged.

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.