From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
If, at a party, I say I’m a poet, people have a hard time responding, almost as if I’d said I’m a priest.
The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.
I hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?
The pinafore of the child will be more than a match for the frock of the bishop and the surplice of the priest.
If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
The man who buried Malcolm X – my Muslim imam, priest – he, after I got beat up by police… came to me, and he said, ‘You don’t need this American name.’ And I was susceptible to it at the time because, God knows, I had just gotten whipped near to death. So he gave me an Arab name; he gave me the name Amir Barakat.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
The relationship between the prophet and the President, the priest and the President, is a sacred one.