Top 17 Initiation Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Initiation Quotes from famous people such as Ron Paul, A. A. Gill, Fernando Botero, Michael Leunig, William Inge, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

All initiation of force is a violation of someone else'

All initiation of force is a violation of someone else’s rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it’s supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals.
Ron Paul
I generally only eat one meal a day, which is pretty unusual for a restaurant reviewer. It’s not that I have a problem with food; I’ll eat anything that doesn’t involve a bet, a dare, or an initiation ceremony.
A. A. Gill
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
Ron Paul
Before anything else, I started painting bulls and matadors. That was my initiation to paint.
Fernando Botero
The scariness of manhood to males may be symbolically seen in the many stories of indigenous Australian boys who ran away and hid in the bush as the time of initiation approached.
Michael Leunig
Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love.
William Inge
I got my initiation into the Middle East in 1969 when I went there to teach at the American University in Cairo for two years.
Lawrence Wright
A true initiation never ends.
Robert Anton Wilson
Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State’s destruction.
Benjamin Tucker
I danced in a company of ‘West Side Story’ when I was very young. It was most of the original cast – Larry Kert, Chita Rivera – and Jerry Robbins directed. It was tough, a wonderful initiation for me.
Teri Garr
The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
My baseball career was a long, long initiation into a single secret: At the heart of all things is love.
Sadaharu Oh
Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
Ira Gershwin
I have returned to the Amazon to thank the people that were involved in my rescue and upon meeting them I realised that their life is in danger. They have asked for my help on a community-based initiation of a tourism project.
Yossi Ghinsberg
The first time I went on stage as an adult was touring with the Johnny Cash Show. I’d sang as a child. But my grown-up initiation was as part of that band.
Carlene Carter
I was never really brought into the show business side of my father’s life. I guess that’s been a blessing and a downfall. But it’s made my own work the initiation.
Stephanie Zimbalist
There has already been the karmic work: that what life has transformed in me, this initiation brought on, of necessity, by trials.
Isabelle Adjani