Top 44 Monk Quotes

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.

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‘Monk’ planted the seed that a procedural could have character and be quirky and have comedy.
James Roday
At heart I am a librarian, a bird-watcher, a transcendentalist, a gardener, a spinster, a monk.
Juliana Hatfield
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.
Frank McCourt
I’m not an acting monk or anything. I’m not, like, the most well-adjusted actor.
Adam Driver
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.
Tom Goodman-Hill
When I found the music of Monk I finally found music that fit that horn. Every one of his tunes fit it perfectly.
Steve Lacy
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.
Kabir Bedi
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.
Susanna Moore
I should have been a Trappist monk.
David Blunkett
Monk’s gone, and House is gone. Maybe I can pick up where they left off.
Eric McCormack
I love Meredith Monk, and with Instagram, I get a chance to see if she has a cat, and what’s she reading.
Devendra Banhart
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.
Eric Clapton
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.
Mose Allison
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.
Charlie Brooker
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.
Chick Corea
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.
Steve Lacy
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.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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.
Don Rickles
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.
Oleksandr Usyk
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.
Bryan Konietzko
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.
Benny Green
I certainly haven’t lived the life of a Buddhist monk.
Burton Cummings
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.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
I try to do other characters that are different from Monk, obviously, because I’d like to be remembered for more than just that.
Tony Shalhoub
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.
Rich Mullins
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.
Arlo Parks
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.
Wladyslaw Reymont
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.
Pablo Picasso
I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.
Dalai Lama
A habit does not a monk make.
Francois Rabelais
Thelonious Sphere Monk: there’s not a more perfect name to fit his compositions than that name.
Matthew Shipp
I spent my childhood clad in 1970s hand-me-downs, prima

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.
Miranda Hart
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.
Gregg Wallace
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.
Maira Kalman
You can’t live like a monk if you have two five-year-old twins. That ain’t happening. Just the opposite, actually.
Scott Ellis
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.
Mimi Rogers
Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
Hugh Jackman
I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.
Dalai Lama
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.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.
Satish Kumar
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!
Colm Wilkinson
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.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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.
Cris Carter
I’m like the Shaolin monk, the counselor in the clubhouse.
Torii Hunter