Words matter. These are the best Monk Quotes from famous people such as James Roday, Juliana Hatfield, Frank McCourt, Adam Driver, Tom Goodman-Hill, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
‘Monk’ planted the seed that a procedural could have character and be quirky and have comedy.
At heart I am a librarian, a bird-watcher, a transcendentalist, a gardener, a spinster, a monk.
I’m always a great student of writers’ work habits. Balzac sat at his desk dressed in a monk’s robe, and he always had to have a rotten apple on his desk. The smell of the apple inspired him somehow.
I’m not an acting monk or anything. I’m not, like, the most well-adjusted actor.
I can’t explain something I saw on holiday on Holy Island when I was about nine years old, but do you know what, it could have been my PE teacher dressed in a monk’s habit. I have no idea. I’m not a ghost person… it doesn’t mean there aren’t unexplained things; I just don’t think they’re ghosts.
When I found the music of Monk I finally found music that fit that horn. Every one of his tunes fit it perfectly.
I turned into a monk when my mother went to learn Buddhism in Burma. While she learnt at the monastery, I used to roam around with a begging bowl and ask for food.
People will be able to survive, of course, without honeycreepers and monk seals. But if the wolf spider is in trouble, we are in trouble, too.
I should have been a Trappist monk.
Monk’s gone, and House is gone. Maybe I can pick up where they left off.
I love Meredith Monk, and with Instagram, I get a chance to see if she has a cat, and what’s she reading.
I listened to King Oliver and I listened to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp… I listened to everything I could that came from that place that they call the blues but, in formality, isn’t necessarily the blues.
I went through the whole number, you know. The swing era, the boogie woogie era, the bebop era. Thelonious Monk is still one of my favorites. So a lot of these people had their effect on me.
When a monk takes a vow of silence, is he still allowed to post messages on the Internet? Chances are God won’t find out. Being ancient, God probably can’t work computers. He holds the mouse gingerly, like it’s made of fine china.
I got a chance to listen to and watch Thelonious Monk and his quartet play two shows a night, for six weeks. It was a great education. There was my university, man.
The more original something is, the more of a threat it seems until the people catch up with it. That happened with Thelonious Monk. It happened with anybody who is really original.
When I became a novice monk, I lived in a temple where the atmosphere was quite like in a family. The abbot is like a father and other monks are like your big brothers, your small, younger brothers. It is a kind of family.
Compared to what comics say today, I’m a monk, but in those days, it was unheard of to make fun of people like I did. Of course, they exaggerated how outrageous I really was.
If you want to be great in what you’re doing, you really need to limit yourself, so I consider my life as the life of a monk.
In a lot of ways, their journeys are opposite of each other’s: Aang was a peace-loving monk, through and through, whereas Korra is a dyed in the wool fighter.
The first jazz pianist I heard was Thelonious Monk. My father was listening to an album of his called ‘Monk’s Dream’ almost every day from the time I was born.
I certainly haven’t lived the life of a Buddhist monk.
My role models weren’t holding steering wheels and mashing gears on Sunday. They wore burgundy and gold with names like Art Monk and Darrell Green.
I try to do other characters that are different from Monk, obviously, because I’d like to be remembered for more than just that.
I think I would like to be a monk. I really considered Catholicism a few years ago, but there were some things that I just couldn’t reconcile.
My dad was into jazz, so there was a lot of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington playing in the house, but also a lot of soul, such as Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald, while my mum liked Prince and Diana Ross.
My father was the church organist; the village curate was my mother’s brother, a former monk from the order of Pijar, a very well-educated and ascetic man who loved nothing but solitude.
My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.
A habit does not a monk make.
Thelonious Sphere Monk: there’s not a more perfect name to fit his compositions than that name.
I spent my childhood clad in 1970s hand-me-downs, primarily from male cousins, which mainly consisted of a selection of beige, brown and orange dungarees. That, combined with a perfectly round pudding-bowl haircut, made me look, on a good day, like a cross between Ann Widdecombe, one of the Flower Pot Men, and a monk.
I really want to help people because it seems to be there’s this mental block and people think in order to lose weight you have to give up things in your life that are good – and that just isn’t true. They feel like they’ve got to turn themselves into a monk.
There is no kind of music I don’t listen to. Everything good is interesting. I am as happy with a Bach fugue as I am with a record by Thelonious Monk.
You can’t live like a monk if you have two five-year-old twins. That ain’t happening. Just the opposite, actually.
He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning, and we had to split.
Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.
No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation.
So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.
As I tell my children, the first thing is always health. Get sleep, don’t party, don’t do drugs or drink. If your body is right, then you will be right, and if your body is wrong, you will be wrong. Live like a Buddhist monk!
To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.
The history with wide receivers, I follow it pretty close. I look at Art Monk, I look at Lynn Swann, I look at Michael Irvin, and it’s becoming very, very difficult to judge the skill of a wide receiver in today’s game. But what else can you judge it on but the numbers? The numbers, they do tell a story.
I’m like the Shaolin monk, the counselor in the clubhouse.