How deep a wound to morals and social purity has that accursed article of the celibacy of the clergy been! Even the best and most enlightened men in Romanist countries attach a notion of impurity to the marriage of a clergyman. And can such a feeling be without its effect on the estimation of the wedded life in general? Impossible! and the morals of both sexes in Spain, Italy, France, and. prove it abundantly.
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher
I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives.
Author: Roger Lewis
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
Author: Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)
Profession: British Author
Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
Author: Timothy Radcliffe
A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
Author: Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)
Profession: British Churchman, Writer