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  I created this after recently adding "shame", there I touched briefly confession but a related question earned this a entry. I also recently tried to do a confession to the Mother but it was difficult, I am not sure if it was because of my state, or energy level, or fear? or.. some resistance? Since then the will to do it passed but it seemed really important so ill add that above.

  My youngest understanding of confession was the act in which one admits their sins to a Priest, or to repent. Then they give you a set of prayers for the child, me, to repeat. What utter nonsense. What use is saying the prayers as a child, perhaps for those who had stronger intuitive religious sense or something, but I have my doubts. I wonder if I did feel bad for them.. its possible.

  Before one can confess, what is required?
    Awareness of faults? or of sins?
    honesty? the will for change?
    why does one confess?
  what is it to confess?

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine


confessional ::: a small enclosed stall in which a priest hears confessions.

confessionalism ::: n. --> An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith.

confessionalist ::: n. --> A priest hearing, or sitting to hear, confession.

confessional ::: n. --> The recess, seat, or inclosed place, where a priest sits to hear confessions; often a small structure furnished with a seat for the priest and with a window or aperture so that the penitent who is outside may whisper into the priest&

confessionary ::: n. --> A confessional. ::: a. --> Pertaining to auricular confession; as, a confessionary litany.

confessionist ::: n. --> One professing a certain faith.

confession ::: n. --> Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one&

confession. See PĀPADEŚANĀ.


CONFESSION. ::: Helps to purge the consciousness of ham- pering elements and clears the inner air and makes for a closer and more intimate relation between the Guru and the disciple.

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1:Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocence. ~ Publilius Syrus,
2:People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
3:The joy of life consists in the exercise of ones energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autobiography,
4:I insist that in private life men should not admit their passions to be an end, indulging them and so degrading themselves to the level of the other animals, or suppressing them and creating neuroses. I insist that every thought, word and deed should be consciously devoted to the service of the Great Work. 'Whatsoever ye do, whether ye eat or drink, do all to the glory of God' ~ Aleister Crowleys, Confessions of Aleister Crowley,
5:The third operation in any magical ceremony is the oath or proclamation. The Magician, armed and ready, stands in the centre of the Circle, and strikes once upon the bell as if to call the attention of the Universe. He then declares who he is, reciting his magical history by the proclamation of the grades which he has attained, giving the signs and words of those grades. He then states the purpose of the ceremony, and proves that it is necessary to perform it and to succeed in its performance. He then takes an oath before the Lord of the Universe (not before the particular Lord whom he is invoking) as if to call Him to witness the act. He swears solemnly that he will perform it-that nothing shall prevent him from performing it-that he will not leave the operation until it is successfully performed-and once again he strikes upon the bell. Yet, having demonstrated himself in that position at once infinitely lofty and infinitely unimportant, the instrument of destiny, he balances this by the Confession, in which there is again an infinite exaltation harmonised with an infinite humility. He admits himself to be a weak human being humbly aspiring to something higher; a creature of circumstance utterly dependent-even for the breath of life-upon a series of fortunate accidents.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
6:reading :::
   50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered:
   Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954)
   St Augustine - Confessions (400)
   Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
   Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932)
   Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901)
   Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976)
   Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972)
   GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922)
   Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001)
   Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE)
   Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971)
   Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century)
   Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927)
   Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097)
   Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923)
   GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960)
   Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963)
   Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951)
   Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922)
   Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954)
   William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
   Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955)
   Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436)
   J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964)
   CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942)
   Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)
   Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994)
   Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989)
   W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944)
   Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975)
   Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994)
   John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998)
   Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
   James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994)
   Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997)
   Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976)
   Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968)
   Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979)
   Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970)
   Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758)
   Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570)
   Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994)
   Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998)
   Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973)
   Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998)
   Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002)
   Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979)
   Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000)
   Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974)
   Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition),
7:Reading list (1972 edition)[edit]
1. Homer - Iliad, Odyssey
2. The Old Testament
3. Aeschylus - Tragedies
4. Sophocles - Tragedies
5. Herodotus - Histories
6. Euripides - Tragedies
7. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
8. Hippocrates - Medical Writings
9. Aristophanes - Comedies
10. Plato - Dialogues
11. Aristotle - Works
12. Epicurus - Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus
13. Euclid - Elements
14.Archimedes - Works
15. Apollonius of Perga - Conic Sections
16. Cicero - Works
17. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things
18. Virgil - Works
19. Horace - Works
20. Livy - History of Rome
21. Ovid - Works
22. Plutarch - Parallel Lives; Moralia
23. Tacitus - Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania
24. Nicomachus of Gerasa - Introduction to Arithmetic
25. Epictetus - Discourses; Encheiridion
26. Ptolemy - Almagest
27. Lucian - Works
28. Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
29. Galen - On the Natural Faculties
30. The New Testament
31. Plotinus - The Enneads
32. St. Augustine - On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine
33. The Song of Roland
34. The Nibelungenlied
35. The Saga of Burnt Njal
36. St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica
37. Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy
38. Geoffrey Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales
39. Leonardo da Vinci - Notebooks
40. Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince; Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy
41. Desiderius Erasmus - The Praise of Folly
42. Nicolaus Copernicus - On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
43. Thomas More - Utopia
44. Martin Luther - Table Talk; Three Treatises
45. François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
46. John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion
47. Michel de Montaigne - Essays
48. William Gilbert - On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies
49. Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote
50. Edmund Spenser - Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene
51. Francis Bacon - Essays; Advancement of Learning; Novum Organum, New Atlantis
52. William Shakespeare - Poetry and Plays
53. Galileo Galilei - Starry Messenger; Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences
54. Johannes Kepler - Epitome of Copernican Astronomy; Concerning the Harmonies of the World
55. William Harvey - On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals; On the Circulation of the Blood; On the Generation of Animals
56. Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
57. René Descartes - Rules for the Direction of the Mind; Discourse on the Method; Geometry; Meditations on First Philosophy
58. John Milton - Works
59. Molière - Comedies
60. Blaise Pascal - The Provincial Letters; Pensees; Scientific Treatises
61. Christiaan Huygens - Treatise on Light
62. Benedict de Spinoza - Ethics
63. John Locke - Letter Concerning Toleration; Of Civil Government; Essay Concerning Human Understanding;Thoughts Concerning Education
64. Jean Baptiste Racine - Tragedies
65. Isaac Newton - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Optics
66. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Discourse on Metaphysics; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding;Monadology
67.Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
68. Jonathan Swift - A Tale of a Tub; Journal to Stella; Gulliver's Travels; A Modest Proposal
69. William Congreve - The Way of the World
70. George Berkeley - Principles of Human Knowledge
71. Alexander Pope - Essay on Criticism; Rape of the Lock; Essay on Man
72. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu - Persian Letters; Spirit of Laws
73. Voltaire - Letters on the English; Candide; Philosophical Dictionary
74. Henry Fielding - Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones
75. Samuel Johnson - The Vanity of Human Wishes; Dictionary; Rasselas; The Lives of the Poets
   ~ Mortimer J Adler,
8:"the two crises—the Angel and the Abyss—are necessary features in every career. The other tasks are not always accomplished in [any given order]". ~ Aleister Crowley, Confessions,

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1:pride.” Job’s Confession ~ Anonymous
2:Confession Nocturne
~ Émile Nelligan
3:My books are my confessions. ~ Clive Barker
4:confession ran in the family. ~ Iris Murdoch
5:My whole act is confession. ~ Shelley Berman
6:A work of art is a confession. ~ Albert Camus
7:Advice is always a confession. ~ Andre Maurois
8:Do not be afraid of confession! ~ Pope Francis
9:No confession brings perfection. ~ Oscar Romero
10:The act of love is a confession. ~ Albert Camus
11:All art is a kind of confession. ~ James Baldwin
12:Confession: Nate was intoxicating. ~ Elle Strauss
13:All art is a kind of confession. ~ James A Baldwin
14:Acting is a form of confession. ~ Tallulah Bankhead
15:confessional atmosphere of the dark ~ Danielle Steel
16:Evil is a confession of inadequacy ~ Stefan Molyneux
18:Faith never makes a confession. ~ Henry David Thoreau
19:A confession: I am not a good friend. ~ Victoria Schwab
20:Our eyes are full of terrible confessions. ~ Anne Sexton
21:The poem is a confession of faith. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
22:A confession: solitude no longer hurt me. ~ Mario Benedetti
23:l'invidia è una confessione d'inferiorità ~ Honor de Balzac
24:A confession : solitude no longer hurt me. ~ Mario Benedetti
25:I get a lot of unasked for sexual confessions. ~ Lena Dunham
26:All philosophy is a form of confession. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
27:I'm a confession that is waiting to be heard ~ Marilyn Manson
28:Nothing spoils a confession like repentance. ~ Anatole France
29:A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. ~ Mary Antin
30:The act of love, for instance, is a confession. ~ Albert Camus
31:A true confession: I believe in a soluble fish. ~ Charles Simic
32:Confessions. For whose benefit besides one’s own? ~ Jan Ellison
33:Confessions. For whose benefit besides one’s own? T ~ Jan Ellison
34:Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution. ~ G K Chesterton
35:Confession makes you a more trustworthy narrator. ~ Phillip Lopate
36:A confession has to be part of your new life. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
37:Confession may well be a dirty word in poetry. ~ Lucie Brock Broido
38:The woman could get a confession faster than a priest. ~ B J Daniels
39:If you go back to all my albums, they're all confessional. ~ Yoko Ono
40:Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution. ~ Germaine Greer
41:they were all sweating like hookers in a confessional, ~ Jill Shalvis
42:Terror, perhaps, is always a confession of illegitimacy. ~ Martin Amis
43:Always our wars have been our confessions of weakness ~ Muriel Rukeyser
44:Judgement is often no more than a confession of ignorance. ~ Bill Clegg
45:Many of us are confessional giants but ethical midgets. ~ Mark Buchanan
46:The way I work, I'm not a confessional singer-songwriter. ~ Andrew Bird
47:Confession is an act of violence against the unoffending. ~ Tom Stoppard
48:in other words, his story was part boast, part confession. ~ Ben Mezrich
49:Not exactly the manliest of confessions, but there it is. ~ Lauren Layne
50:Your confession must absolutely agree with the Word of God! ~ T B Joshua
51:Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocence. ~ Publilius Syrus
52:The new evangelization ... begins in the confessional. ~ Pope Benedict XVI
53:Confession of our faults is the next thing to innocence. ~ Publilius Syrus,
54:There is always something. That is confession’s nature. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen
55:Confession: I’ve wanted to do that since the day that I met you. ~ G L Tomas
56:Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. ~ Roland Barthes
57:The end of confession is to tell the truth to and for oneself. ~ J M Coetzee
58:It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. ~ Oscar Wilde
59:Confession is always a good place to start when we feel lost. ~ Edward T Welch
60:Our opinions of the world, are confessions of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
61:but a confession would only clear my conscience and sadden his. ~ Chelsea Field
62:Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
63:Confession is the giving up of ALL self-righteousness. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
64:Women can have all the evidence but they still want the confession. ~ Chris Rock
65:People would make a much fuller confession to Satan than to God. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
66:Psychaiatrist realize that there are curative powers in confession. ~ Billy Graham
67:A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. ~ Albert Camus
68:Concealment makes the soul a swamp. Confession is how you drain it. ~ Charles M Blow
69:The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence. ~ Ayn Rand
70:The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. ~ Saint Augustine
71:True wisdom lies in one's confession about the limits of one's knowledge. ~ Socrates
72:You’re not a knight in shining armor; you’re someone’s confession.” A ~ Dannika Dark
73:Every Catholic is one good Confession away from potential sainthood. ~ Patrick Madrid
74:His confession was silent, and her promise of faithfulness was silent. ~ George Eliot
75:My pain is constant and sharp...this confession has meant nothing ~ Bret Easton Ellis
76:She was a rare psychotic-confessional-poet strain of salmonella. ~ Augusten Burroughs
77:You don’t write wishes, you write confessions. There’s a difference. ~ Pepper Winters
78:(Confession? Sometimes I don’t read my texts in a timely manner.) “PEEN! ~ Lauren Rowe
79:Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. ~ Fulton J Sheen
80:I have heard thousands of confessions, but never one of covetousness. ~ Francis Xavier
81:Love is like that. I could crush her beneath the weight of confession. ~ Ellen Hopkins
82:For a successful season of prayer, the best beginning is confession. ~ Charles Spurgeon
83:The work that's interesting to me in other people is really confessional. ~ Lena Dunham
84:Bad girls are my favorites. They make confession more interesting and fun. ~ Nancee Cain
85:Confession is good for all of us, but even better for you than for me. ~ John R Erickson
86:I have replaced my instinct for secrecy with an instinct for confession. ~ Melissa Febos
87:It's not a confession if no one reads it. It's just an unshared secret. ~ Colleen Hoover
88:It’s not a confession if no one reads it. It’s just an unshared secret. ~ Colleen Hoover
89:This feels like so much more than just a kiss. It feels like a confession. ~ Beth Michele
90:Confession is a sacred rite enhanced by allegory, exaggeration, and lies. ~ Craig Ferguson
91:Make this confession out loud: “I am the righteousness of God in Christ. ~ Kenneth E Hagin
92:The heart of true prayer is vertical confession, not horizontal desire. ~ Paul David Tripp
93:We first become salesmen as children in the confession booths of our parents. ~ Criss Jami
94:Confession is good for the soul, it empties the soul making more space for sin. ~ Trevanian
95:I should say that psycho-analysis was confession without absolution. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
96:There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession. ~ Daniel Webster
97:Confession is good for the conscience, but it usually bypasses the soul. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
98:Confession is good for the soul, it empties the spirit making more room for sin. ~ Trevanian
99:I wish I had heard him more clearly: an oblique confession is always a plea. ~ James Baldwin
100:La letteratura, come tutta l’arte, è la confessione che la vita non basta. ~ Fernando Pessoa
101:We are each the love of someone's life --- The Confessions of Max Tivoli ~ Andrew Sean Greer
102:Confession is the sacrament of the tenderness of God, his way of embracing us. ~ Pope Francis
103:If you excuse yourself in confession, you shut up sin within your soul, and ~ Saint Augustine
104:The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
105:Confession can be good for the soul, but it can exact a heavy toll on friendships. ~ C D Payne
106:Private confession was not ordered by Christ and was not used by the apostles. ~ John Wycliffe
107:So it was a two ear confession. Those are the best kind you know. The most reliable. ~ C J Box
108:written confessions are a non-prejudicial way of telling outsiders what we believe. ~ Anonymous
109:Bad cops are bad priests', she said. 'All confession, and no absolution. ~ Gregory David Roberts
110:La letteratura, come tutta l'arte, è la confessione che la vita sola non basta ~ Fernando Pessoa
111:There are, I believe, many more false confessions to murders than true confessions. ~ Bill James
112:A meeting is a collective tacit confession of participants’ unwillingness to work. ~ Pawan Mishra
113:Bless me, Father, for I have sinned, it's been a minute since my last confession. ~ Frank McCourt
114:Confession has a “consequence” too—a good consequence! A free and happy heart! ~ Stormie Omartian
115:It's like finally going to confession only to find out the priest has earplugs in. ~ Jandy Nelson
116:La letteratura, come tutta l'arte, è la confessione che la vita sola non basta. ~ Fernando Pessoa
117:Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone. ~ Colleen Hoover
118:If I cried me a river of all my confessions, would I drown in my shallow regret? ~ Sarah McLachlan
119:I hope I never need to believe in God. It would be an awful confession of failure. ~ Kenneth Tynan
120:Remembrance. Even more, confession. It did always made the heavy things come loose. ~ Erika Robuck
121:when confession and sacrifice are done, it is as if the wrongdoing never occurred. ~ Carlene Havel
122:Rather than contradicting sola Scriptura, a confession is actually a sound guide to it. ~ Anonymous
123:Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone. I ~ Colleen Hoover
124:So this is my Pathetic Loser’s confession: I am Oren Tenning, and I have fallen. Hard. ~ Linda Kage
125:Holy Week is a good occasion to go to confession and to take up the right path again. ~ Pope Francis
126:So, this is my Pathetic Loser’s confession: I am Oren Tenning, and I have fallen. Hard. ~ Linda Kage
127:"Confessional poetry" is another one of those labels. It goes in and out of fashion. ~ Matthea Harvey
128:General Confession it had been watered down to we are truly sorry and we humbly repent. ~ Gail Godwin
129:I do not approve of children being beaten. It is always a confession of failure. ~ Patricia Wentworth
130:CONFESSION NO. 18 Girls just want to have fun…and live to tell about it the next day. ~ Ronda Thompson
131:My child, a true-confession story should never be tarnished by any taint of truth. ~ Robert A Heinlein
132:The only confession Jolene had ever wrenched from him was that he had cared about her. ~ Erin McCarthy
133:I am very afraid of the devil. A strange confession from the lips of an unbeliever. ~ Witold Gombrowicz
134:The great modern novel of the comic-pathetic illusion of freedom is Confessions of Zeno . ~ Italo Svevo
135:These are my confessions, and if in them I say nothing, it is because I have nothing to say. ~ John Lloyd
136:The weapons of divine justice are blunted by the confession and sorrow of the offender. ~ Dante Alighieri
137:Look at it this way - a totem pole is just a decorated tree. My work is a confessional. ~ Louise Bourgeois
138:Confession may or may not be good for the soul, but it's undoubtedly soothing to the nerves. ~ Stephen King
139:Every psychology—my own included—has the character of a subjective confession” (1929b, p. 336). ~ Anonymous
140:Mark Twain said a novel was a confession to everything by a man who had never done anything. ~ Stephen King
141:This girl holds my heart in her hand and she's squishing it to nothing with her confession. ~ Siobhan Davis
142:But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it. ~ Anonymous
143:Confession designed to restore lost blessings is a management technique, it is not repentance. ~ Larry Crabb
144:Here's a confession: I hate parenting books. I hate the ones that are earnest and repetitive. ~ Bruce Feiler
145:If revenge is a dish best served cold, confession should be dished up piping hot or not at all. ~ Erin Kelly
146:I’m beginning to get the feeling that confession is what we need in order to forgive ourselves. ~ Shane Kuhn
147:The fastest way to bring a wrecking ball to our skewed interpretations is through confession. ~ Edward T Welch
148:People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
149:Don't be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you. ~ Pope Francis
150:Evangelical churches are weaker than we realize because we dont teach the confessions and doctrine. ~ J I Packer
151:Confession: I don't want to be one of my characters. I'm mean to them sometimes. Really mean. ~ Michelle M Pillow
152:True confession: The reason we don't talk about race is because we do not speak a common language. ~ Jodi Picoult
153:True confession? The reason we don’t talk about race is because we do not speak a common language. ~ Jodi Picoult
154:Catholics don't believe in divorce. We do believe in murder. There's always Confession, after all. ~ Diana Gabaldon
155:It is, in the end, she thinks, the shallowest of confessions: all of the truth, none of the honesty. ~ Colum McCann
156:It takes, unhappily, no more than a desk and writing supplies to turn any room into a confessional. ~ Thomas Pynchon
157:a theological confession is one thing, a practical realization of the truth we confess is quite another. ~ R A Torrey
158:However, I'm beginning to get the feeling that confession is what we need in order to forgive ourselves. ~ Shane Kuhn
159:I didn't really like confessional poetry or things. They seemed sort of dated to me, or just corny. ~ Stephen Malkmus
160:With an air of confession, Jin lowered his voice. "Eggs come out of chickens' butts, you know. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold
161:x Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for  y he who promised is faithful. 24And ~ Anonymous
162:For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~ Tim LaHaye
163:God comes on his own terms. He comes when commands are revered, hearts are clean, and confession is made. ~ Max Lucado
164:People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
165:The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer. ~ Horatio Alger
166:We used to say that hearing 90 percent of confessions was like being stoned to death with marshmallows! ~ Richard Rohr
167:Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time. ~ Karl Marx
168:I have always been uncomfortable with fragile things, like feelings and confessions. Butterflies, too. ~ Jessica Cluess
169:Scientific objectivity is not the absence of initial bias. It is attained by frank confession of it. ~ Mortimer J Adler
170:So what was the good doctor doing at a chapel so late? Seeking counsel? A late-night confessional perhaps? ~ Fiona Paul
171:A true inner world is often revealed by style and sensibility as much as by what appears to be confession. ~ Stephen Dunn
172:Fri. L. Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift; Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift. ~ William Shakespeare
173:I MUST make one confession” Ivan began. “I could never understand how one can love one’s neighbours. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
174:It does not spoil your happiness to confess your sin. The unhappiness is in not making the confession. ~ Charles Spurgeon
175:All writers of confessions from Augustine on down, have always remained a little in love with their sins. ~ Anatole France
176:Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 ~ Beth Moore
177:Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. ~ Dorothy Dix
178:Confession of one's guilt purifies and uplifts. Its suppression is degrading and should always be avoided. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
179:Whoever said confession was good for the soul hadn’t been forced to take one after half a night’s sleep. ~ Sabrina Jeffries
180:People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
181:The Christian confession is not a neutral proposition; it is prayer, only yielding its meaning within prayer. ~ Benedict XVI
182:The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord's mercy motivates us to do better. ~ Pope Francis
183:Why me?” Claire asked him. “Fuck if I know.” She blinked. Well, that wasn’t exactly some romantic confession. ~ Cynthia Eden
184:Ben smiled back, 'Mark Twain said a novel was a confession to everything by a man who had never done anything. ~ Stephen King
185:People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
186:I honestly love [my fans] so much. [Their] support is everything and I'm glad [they] liked [my confession]. ~ Lucas Cruikshank
187:He wondered what the collective noun was for psychologists: a shortage of shrinks? A confession of counsellors? ~ Daryl Gregory
188:In Confession, Jesus welcomes us with all our sinfulness, to give us a new heart, capable of loving as he loves. ~ Pope Francis
189:Niente come una grande confessione d'amore ha il potere di far perdere la testa a una donna.
-Cercando te- ~ Jennifer Probst
190:Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. ~ Leonard Cohen
191:The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
192:The novel is not the author's confession; it is an investigation of human life in the trap the world has become ~ Milan Kundera
193:FRIAR LAWRENCE Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift; Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift. ~ William Shakespeare
194:Self-Criticism is the secret weapon of democracy, and candor and confession are good for the political soul. ~ Adlai Stevenson I
195:The words carry their own momentum. A confession in motion tends to stay in motion. Newton's first law of jealousy. ~ Erica Jong
196:As ordeals and duels gave way to confession as a proof of guilt, judicial torture was actually increasing in France. ~ Eric Jager
197:God freely forgives us on account of Christnot on account of our works, contrition, confession, or satisfactions. ~ Martin Luther
198:You're not going to get any true confessions out of me," she said. "I'm a Leo, and our thing is changing the subject. ~ Ira Levin
199:Emo: e-mo 1. A much-maligned, mocked, and misunderstood term for melodic, expressive, and confessional punk rock. ~ Andy Greenwald
200:in practice French rule in Syria and Lebanon appeared increasingly arbitrary, confessional, exploitative and corrupt. ~ James Barr
201:Knowing the KGB would be eager to learn every detail of his work with the CIA, he offered to write a confession. ~ David E Hoffman
202:I would like to make a confession which may seem immoral: I do not believe absolutely in Hilbert space any more. ~ John von Neumann
203:Magick, mysticism, and the mathematics are triplets. ~ Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929), chapter 27.[4]
204:A fitting room to me has always been like a confessional ... where my body and my contrition take up the entire room. ~ Erma Bombeck
205:A poem is a private story, after all, no matter how apparently public. The reader is always overhearing a confession. ~ Jorie Graham
206:The confession of the authority of the Word of God can never be isolated from the saving content of the Word of God. ~ G C Berkouwer
207:All the good writers of confessions, from Augustine onwards, are men who are still a little in love with their sins. ~ Anatole France
208:classic creeds, produced by seasoned Christians, stand the test of time. A confession is a mature, proven set of beliefs. ~ Anonymous
209:Time is not a good healer. Time is a blank page on which the left behind scribble their regrets and their confessions. ~ Holly Seddon
210:I hate the confessional. I love leaving the confessional. I hate going to the confessional. I would be a mess without it. ~ Lino Rulli
211:...telling doesn't help me - it helps you. As Wilde says, It is the confession, not the priest, that gives absolution... ~ John Geddes
212:The minister to whom confession is made is the delegate of Christ, Who is the Judge of the living and the dead. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
213:We must confess that we are "nothing else but sin," for no confession short of this will be the whole truth. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
214:A torrent of language, a spring off the near-infinite stream of confessions he had harbored half his life, all of hers. ~ Anthony Doerr
215:Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures. ~ Oscar Wilde
216:I have a confession to make.121 Almost every time I tune in to religious radio or TV, I want to change my religion. I ~ Brian D McLaren
217:A disobedient soul will win no victory, even if the Lord Jesus himself, in person, were to hear its confession. ~ Mary Faustina Kowalska
218:I had to make a confession of faith in stone. That was the beginning of the tower, the house I built for myself at Bollingen. ~ Carl Jung
219:Every day my conscience makes confession relying on the hope of Your mercy as more to be trusted than its own innocence. ~ Saint Augustine
220:I have a confession: I'm not a man of simplicity. I spent my entire early career making complex stuff. Lots of complex stuff. ~ John Maeda
221:I have no interest in writing confessions, in deliberately baring myself to my readers. I prefer to remain behind a screen. ~ Louis Begley
222:The act of love . . . is a confession. Selfishness screams aloud, vanity shows off, or else true generosity reveals itself. ~ Albert Camus
223:The man who has truly believed in his heart ... his life will be marked by a biblical confession of Christ in word and deed. ~ Paul Washer
224:The Sacraments are Jesus Christ’s presence in us. So it is important for us to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion. ~ Pope Francis
225:Confession should be a daily activity for the Christian, whose entire pilgrimage is characterized by the spirit of repentance. ~ R C Sproul
226:It must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom's specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. ~ C S Lewis
227:People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life (1860)
228:She’s heard that confession is good for the soul. But the one person she truly should confess to has gone missing. ~ Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
229:My prayer is that people will not being ashamed to know that confession is not the end of the world and it actually brings healing. ~ LeCrae
230:True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes. ~ Emil M Cioran
231:The great danger is that in the confession of any collective sin, one shall confess the sins of others and forget our own. ~ Georgia Harkness
232:True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes. ~ Emile M Cioran
233:Ask Jesus to make you a saint. After all, only He can do that. Go to confession regularly and to Communion as often as you can ~ Dominic Savio
234:He could easily pace twenty miles in a twenty-foot room. He could pace thirty miles in an opera box and fifty in a confessional. ~ Amor Towles
235:If you would know whether you have made a good confession, ask yourself I you have resolved to abandon your sins. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
236:'Nashville' songs and country music have always been about storytelling and about the heart and confessionals. They're monologues. ~ Chip Esten
237:Augustine, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are confessional writers and all three make me sick. I have nothing in common with them. ~ Joni Mitchell
238:It takes a while for the heat to work in this piece of shit, but when it kicks in, you’ll sweat like a fat whore at confession. ~ Robyn Peterman
239:When she stepped into that confessional and touched herself right in front of me, she opened a door neither of us can close. Now ~ Clarissa Wild
240:Bowman's idea of "entirely cooperative" was a man who brought along a certified stenographer to take down his own confession. ~ Richard Stevenson
241:The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession. ~ Adolf Hitler
242:Every day my conscience makes confession relying on the hope of Your mercy as more to be trusted than its own innocence. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
243:Fear is a confession of weakness. What you fear is stronger than you, or you think it is, else you wouldn't be afraid of it. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
244:Few books are more thrilling than certain confessions, but they must be honest, and the author must have something to confess. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
245:Having made this lunatic confession, I began to throw my torn-up grass into the river, as if I had some thoughts of following it. ~ Charles Dickens
246:No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster? ~ C S Lewis
247:Therefore, holy brothers, [1] you who share in  r a heavenly calling, consider Jesus,  s the apostle and high priest of our confession, ~ Anonymous
248:All nights are sacred nights to make confession and resolve and prayer; all days are sacred days to wake new gladness in the sunny air. ~ Helen Hunt
249:Fight the good fight for the faith; take hold of eternal life, to which you were called and have made a good confession. 1 Timothy 6:12 ~ Beth Moore
250:People "confess" can be wildly different. I might go into the confessional and say, "Father, what is my obsession with miniatures?" ~ Matthea Harvey
251:And then his mouth met mine and the taste of him was all I knew. I moaned, a wordless confession of my desire and complete willingness ~ Mia Sheridan
252:I have a confession to make," I told her.
"Go ahead," she said. "I enjoy a good blurting out of secrets as much as the next person. ~ Alan Bradley
253:Only as we bow in contrition, confession, and repentance at the foot of the cross, can we find forgiveness. There is the grace of God. ~ Billy Graham
254:Through the proof of this service, they will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:13 ~ Beth Moore
255:Ain't no way I'm letting her out of this now. Not after that confession. It was as epic as the fucking storm and ten times as unexpected. ~ C M Stunich
256:Everything here is a small offense and not of value as art or confession. It is not a whim. It is an attempt to peel another putrid skin. ~ Patti Smith
257:If even the most emphatic and frequent confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ is not evidence of true conversion, then what is? ~ Paul David Washer
258:I knew that his confession would be a tremendous relief to him but a burden to me. Such information, once shared, can never be retracted. ~ Karen Essex
259:I promised no more poetry and I’d rather think of this as a confession: you are still the first person I want to share new things with. ~ Trista Mateer
260:My usual confessional is a straight Macallan but not before 5 o'clock. Perhaps that's why I try and have my crises in the evening. ~ Jeanette Winterson
261:Sa cosa diceva Mark Twain? Che un romanzo è la confessione di tutti i delitti del mondo fatta da un uomo che non ne ha mai commesso uno. ~ Stephen King
262:The validity of our confession of Jesus Christ’s lordship and of our conversion is evidenced by our obedience to the Father’s will. ~ Paul David Washer
263:What is unhealthy is every wallowing in guilt which does not lead to confession, repentance, faith in Jesus Christ and so forgiveness. ~ John R W Stott
264:A confessional passage has probably never been written that didn't stink a little bit of the writer's pride in having given up his pride. ~ J D Salinger
265:Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
266:Speaking uses us up, speeds us up. Without prayer, that act of confession for merely existing, one might live forever and not know it. ~ Gregory Maguire
267:Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God. ~ Pope John Paul II
268:Confession is for the confessor. It makes you feel good; it ruins the lives of everyone else. It’s a selfish thing to do. Don’t confess. ~ Jake Adelstein
269:Indeed, these errors and my prompt confessions have made me surer, if possible, of my insight into the implications of truth and ahimsa. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
270:Why do we mumble through rote confessions and then conjure plastic Barbie and Ken smiles as we turn to one another to pass the peace? ~ Rachel Held Evans
271:Reformed theology belongs to this confessional tradition, and Reformed theologians and churches continue to write confessions even today. ~ Oliver D Crisp
272:Some people may have thought that this book was too personal, too confessional. But what these people think about me is none of my business. ~ Anne Lamott
273:By all those tells, he wrote his anxiety and his guilt as clearly as if he had composed his confession on a blackboard with a stick of chalk. ~ Dean Koontz
274:Fantastic,” I said without an ounce of enthusiasm. “I’m just one more embarrassing confession away from taking over the world.” --Spencer Nye ~ Jason Letts
275:I’m making this confession without hope for absolution.
One morning, I pretended to go crazy. Perhaps in pretending, I proved myself so. ~ Miguel Syjuco
276:... it is because sympathy is but a living again through our own past in a new form, that confession often prompts a response of confession. ~ George Eliot
277:Vulnerability minus boundaries is not vulnerability. It’s confession, manipulation, desperation, or shock and awe, but it’s not vulnerability. ~ Bren Brown
278:You took my heart when you left,” I whispered.
He took a slow step forward, his confession cracking in the air. “And I left mine with you. ~ A L Jackson
279:Confession, apology, and forgiveness, Aunt Beru had been fond of reminding him, were the tools friends used to break walls down into bridges. ~ Timothy Zahn
280:I have a confession to make.
I hate voir dire.
I despise prying into other people's lives because I wouldn't want them prying into mine. ~ Paul Levine
281:The most defenseless tenderness and the bloodiest of powers have a similar need of confession. Western man has become a confessing animal. ~ Michel Foucault
282:A spiritual law that few recognize is that our confession rules us. It is what we confess with our lips that really dominates our inner being. ~ F F Bosworth
283:Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
284:I told myself this was probably a bad idea, to let him kiss me into a confession. But, I reasoned, if there was ever a way to cave, this was it. ~ Kiera Cass
285:It used to irritate a friend of mine that when he went to confession he never got the chance to tell the priest the good things he had done. ~ Monica Furlong
286:Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession. ~ Georg Simmel
287:A personal essay often includes some or a lot of personal confession. That makes the reader feel less lonely in their confusion and darkness. ~ Phillip Lopate
288:Confessions are tricky. Many times,as you're confessing something to another person, you discover some new, valuable lesson about yourself. ~ Karrine Steffans
289:He’s filling empty space with the substance of our lives, confessions of his bellybottom strain, remembrance of ideas, rehashes of old blowing. ~ Jack Kerouac
290:It is my guiding confession that I believe the greatest error in economics is in seeing the economy as a stable, immutable structure. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
291:I’ve never liked to call it that,” cut in Thyon—softly, like a confession. “It’s bitter on my tongue. I think of it as the Unseen City instead. ~ Laini Taylor
292:Learn in confession to be honest with God. Do not give fair names to foul sins; call them what you will, they will smell no sweeter. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
293:She turned back to watch the action across the street and waited to feel the good feelings she’d imagined her confession would bring. ~ Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
294:I have a confession,” he said. “Sometimes I offend on purpose. It’s like my smile.”
“That’s not an apology.”
“Princes don’t apologize. ~ Marie Rutkoski
295:The confessions don't speak with one voice. They are more like a cluster of closely-related but distinct voices - a kind of choir, if you like. ~ Oliver D Crisp
296:written confessions keep believers from having to reinvent the wheel. Creeds and confessions can put the student at the head of the class in a hurry ~ Anonymous
297:Repression, a degree of restraint, and a little dedication to self-editing belong to love just as surely as a capacity for explicit confession. ~ Alain de Botton
298:If the only thing wrong with mosques, Lent, chanting, ?Mecca, confession, or reincarnation is that they're not yours- well maybe the problem is "YOU ~ Mitch Albom
299:People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, Chapter 6, “Worship,” p. 214
300:The minute your functional theology tells you that God is not good, it’s very hard to hold on to the confessional theology that declares he is. ~ Paul David Tripp
301:The most famous person in my phone is Lindsay Lohan. We starred in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' together in 2004 and we've stayed in touch. ~ Adam Garcia
302:Accountable government does not come through elections. It comes through respect for law, through public spirit and through a culture of confession. ~ Roger Scruton
303:There are people who are afraid to go to confession, forgetting that they will not encounter a severe judge there, but the immensely merciful Father. ~ Pope Francis
304:To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
305:When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it's not, and I need to do it again. (Confessions of a Shopaholic-the movie) ~ Sophie Kinsella
306:St. Augustine, in his "Confessions," makes use of these remarkable words: "Did I not live in another body before entering my mother's womb? ~ William Walker Atkinson
307:we are not priests. We don’t want their sort of confession. We are lawyers. We want the truth little by little and only those parts of it we can use. ~ Hilary Mantel
308:Well-meanin' man. Did it all for the best." Stalky curled gracefully round the stair-rail. "Head in a drain-pipe. Full confession in the left boot. ~ Rudyard Kipling
309:'The want of proper examination, true contrition, and a firm purpose of amendment, is the cause of bad confessions, and of the ruin of souls.' ~ Benedict Joseph Labre
310:accountable government does not come through elections. It comes through respect for law, through public spirit and through a culture of confession. To ~ Roger Scruton
311:They were students of the expressions of young women as they went in to confession, and they saw them as they came out and read the nature of the sin. ~ John Steinbeck
312:When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it's not, and I need to do it again.
(Confessions of a Shopaholic-the movie) ~ Sophie Kinsella
313:Confession is good for the soul, they say. I'd imagine this is true. But my sins were too convoluted. And from the little I understand--too damning. ~ Kate Karyus Quinn
314:Christianity is a confession, not an explanation. We will attempt to explain what we legitimately can, but we will always confess more than we can explain. ~ Brian Zahnd
315:Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance for mercy. ~ Isidore of Seville
316:In brainwashing and the eliciting of confessions, the physiological importance of inducing a sense of guilt and conflict can hardly be over emphasized. ~ William Sargant
317:I never felt scandal and confession were necessary to be an actress. I've never revealed my self or even my body in films. Mystery is very important. ~ Claudia Cardinale
318:I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent. ~ Giacomo Casanova
319:People can’t function without forgiveness. It’s why the Catholics have confession and the Jews have Yom Kippur. You recognize your failings, and you move on. ~ Simon Wood
320:Women's vulnerability confessing their desire to see men as a success object is matched by men's confession of compulsiveness of sexual desire for women. ~ Warren Farrell
321:Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal. ~ George Orwell
322:Just being visible is my biggest confession, so they try to set me at ease by revealing our equality, by dragging out their own less-apparent deformities. ~ Katherine Dunn
323:having coauthored The Wrong Guys: False Confessions and the Norfolk Four, a book about four U.S. Navy sailors who, under intense police pressure and without ~ Beverly Lowry
324:How is it, then, that so many in the evangelical church are unaware of their sin and unmarked by confession? It is because they are largely unconverted. ~ Paul David Washer
325:Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. ~ William Hazlitt
326:She had navigated her parents' hostile waters with a child's discretion, learning to keep from one the confessions of the other. Learning to hide love. ~ Jeanette Winterson
327:We love earthly things that rust and break. God loves heavenly things that last forever. We are overjoyed by our victories. He is overjoyed by our confessions. ~ Max Lucado
328:They certified that I was sane; but I know that I am mad." This confession gives us the key to what is most important and significant in Tolstoy's hidden life. ~ Lev Shestov
329:Every genuine confession humbles the soul. When it takes the form of thanksgiving, it teaches the soul that it has been delivered by the grace of God. ~ Saint Maximus the Confessor
330:I took a shower and poured a glass. Confession: I poured the glass first and took it into the shower with me, soaping with one hand, drinking with the other. ~ Melanie Harlow
331:But there was also something sad and confessional in his face, something weary in his voice, as if he'd had enough of the world, or at least certain parts of it. ~ Mitch Albom
332:Faith is confession with the tongue and belief with the heart and work with the members of the body. So long as you do not work, you do not find reward. ~ Abu Hamid al Ghazali
333:Silence is full of the unspoken, of deeds undone, of confessions to secret love, and of wonders not expressed. Our truth is hidden in our silence, Yours and I. ~ Ahmad Shamloo
334:Although an atheist, Pascal said he would make a deathbed confession to God. If there was no God to hear it, what difference did it make? But if there was . . . ~ Robert Masello
335:Augustine is so wholly with me, that if I wished to write a confession of my faith, I could do so with all fullness and satisfaction to myself out of his writings. ~ John Calvin
336:But in the month when this confession begins, my way of seeing the world still seemed more of a virtue than a danger, which is how some dangers first appear. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen
337:Confessional poetry is, to my mind, more slippery than poems that are sloppily autobiographical; I find the confessional mode much more akin to dramatic monologue. ~ Cate Marvin
338:CONFESSION NO. 1 Most women find the bloating, cramping, and bitchiness of PMS bothersome at worst. I turn into a monster a week before my period…literally.
~ Ronda Thompson
339:convinced is the biblical doctrine on the great subject of the inspiration of Scripture. In making this confession and presenting this commentary, we hope to dispel ~ R C Sproul
340:Our Great High Priest 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens — Jesus the Son of God — let us hold fast to the confession. ~ Anonymous
341:Stick me in a confessional and ask the question: Sir, if you had the authority, would you forbid smoking in America? You'd get a solemn and contrite, Yes. ~ William F Buckley Jr
342:Today, I command my days by confessing that every minute will be blessed and perfect. My confession then has no other choice but to confer blessings upon my life. ~ Kel Mitchell
343:All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. ~ James Baldwin
344:All they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with a rope and torture a confession out of it. They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means. ~ Billy Collins
345:Candor toward a brother must not be mistaken for confession. The latter is made to the Lord of heaven and earth in the presence of a man is authorized to hear it. ~ Brother Roger
346:In matters of crime, where there is danger for the culprit, it is self-interest that dictates confessions; where the offence incurs no penalty, it is self-esteem. ~ Marcel Proust
347:St. Augustine admits in his Confessions: “Late have I loved you, Beauty so very ancient and so ever new. Late have I loved you! You were within, but I was without. ~ Richard Rohr
348:The books, the authors who matter the most are those who speak to me and speak for me all those things about life I most need to hear as the confession of myself ~ Aidan Chambers
349:Talking about my personal life onstage, I've realized I'm not one of those comics who can do that. I can allude to it but I don't want to be a confessional performer. ~ David Rees
350:The public declaration and confession of Orthodoxy is usually encountered among dull-witted, cruel and immoral people who tend to consider themselves very important. ~ Leo Tolstoy
351:There is a wide distinction between confessing sin as a culprit, and confessing sin as a child. The Father's bosom is the place for penitent confessions. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
352:"the two crises—the Angel and the Abyss—are necessary features in every career. The other tasks are not always accomplished in [any given order]". ~ Aleister Crowley, Confessions,
353:Whoever will imagine a perpetual confession of ignorance, a judgment without leaning or inclination, on any occasion whatever, hasa conception of Pyrrhonism. ~ Michel de Montaigne
354:All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story, to vomit the anguish up. ~ James A Baldwin
355:I'm not a very confessional artist, you know. I don't ever reveal what I'm feeling in my work, or what I think about the President. I use nature. I use found images. ~ Vija Celmins
356:Writing is the only trade I know of in which sniveling confessions of extreme incompetence are taken as credentials probative of powers to astound the multitude. ~ George V Higgins
357:A clean confession combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
358:A novel is a piece of architecture. It's not random wallowings or confessional diaries. It's a building-it has to have walls and floors and the bathrooms have to work. ~ John Irving
359:She shot me in the arm once.” This confession was said with as much tenderness as if Scarlet had given him a bouquet of wildflowers rather than a bullet wound. Cress ~ Marissa Meyer
360:She [was] . . . one of those convenient types who don't keep you explaining --minds with doors as numerous as the many-tongued clusters of confessionals at St. Peters. ~ Henry James
361:And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna’s hands, desirable by Peeta’s confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable. ~ Suzanne Collins
362:Force persuades a person to speak, but it cannot guarantee his honesty. Quite the reverse: it will extract confessions from innocents and lies from simple sinners... ~ Meredith Duran
363:I've always written songs that were confessional, acoustic, wordy - my writing style matches my personality. The music always has to match the mouth it comes out of. ~ Camila Cabello
364:This was supposed to be a question. Not a poem confession or whatever it's become. I just want to know if you would listen with me to the sound of our heartbeats. ~ Elizabeth Acevedo
365:Unbelief, in distinction from disbelief, is a confession of ignorance where honest inquiry might easily find the truth. - "Agnostic" is but the Greek for "ignoramus." ~ Tryon Edwards
366:We have to hear again and again who God is for us and what God has done on our behalf. We must free each other from bondage through our confession and forgiveness. ~ Nadia Bolz Weber
367:I think now there's much more of a confessional culture. That's not my bag. I come from a slightly older school of thought: 'give 'em nothin.' You don't plead guilty. ~ Ben Mendelsohn
368:Our confession will either imprison us or set us free. Our confession is the result of our believing, and our believing is the result of our right or wrong thinking. ~ Kenneth E Hagin
369:A clean confession, combined with a promise never to commit the sin again, when offered before one who has the right to receive it, is the purest type of repentance. I ~ Mahatma Gandhi
370:Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous
the house
that was
my sanctuary
& my hell
go up in
but mostly

just sweet.

- a confession. ~ Amanda Lovelace
372:Confession is like a bridle that keeps the soul which reflects on it from committing sin, but anything left unconfessed we continue to do without fear as if in the dark. ~ John Climacus
373:If the melody is telling me this is what the song is about, then I'm sort of forced into confession, autobiography or fantasy. If I don't do that, I've hamstrung the melody. ~ Ben Folds
374:In the end, like the Almighty Himself, we make everything in our image, for want of a more reliable model; our artifacts tell more about ourselves than our confessions. ~ Joseph Brodsky
375:It is notorious that the memory strengthens as you lay burdens upon it, and becomes trustworthy as you trust it. ~ Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1821, pt. I.
376:One must repeat one’s confession of faith from time to time, actually state what one condones, what one condemns; for the opposing camp isn’t silent either. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
377:Torch songs are confessions. They are an expression of feeling that cannot be concealed or contained or minimized. They are marked by anguish, yes, but also by yielding. ~ Melissa Febos
378:What was doubly disconcerting for me was that he showed such extraordinary and precocious insight in describing his own feelings that I felt he was making my own confession. ~ Andr Gide
379:one. If you wait to become a conqueror before you believe you are one, you are mistaken. You have to confess it first to become one. Faith’s confessions create reality. ~ Kenneth E Hagin
380:The call goes forth, and is at once followed by the response of obedience. The response of the disciples is an act of obedience, not a confession of faith in Jesus. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
381:There is -- in world affairs -- a steady course to be followed between an assertion of strength that is truculent and a confession of helplessness that is cowardly. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower
382:I have a confession to make,” she said. “I did poison you. But it wasn’t in the bottle, it was on it. You were done the moment you took the wrapping off and touched it. ~ Brian D Anderson
383:I spent a long time trying to build up an organisation [the Lance Armstrong Foundation that changed its name to Livestrong after his confession] to help a lot of people. ~ Lance Armstrong
384:Military necessity does not admit of cruelty - that is, the infliction of suffering for the sake of suffering or for revenge, . . . nor of torture to extort confessions. ~ Abraham Lincoln
385:Prayer is not to be used as a confessional, to cancel sin. Such an error would impede true religion. Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ - Truth and Light. ~ Mary Baker Eddy
386:Confessions are like tattoos in that 1) You convince yourself that the immediate pain of going through the process means it won't bother you later on; 2) They are permanent. ~ Gina Barreca
387:The saddest object in civilization, and to my mind the greatest confession of its failure, is the man who can work, who wants work, and who is not allowed to work. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
388:they talked, too, of their futures, as if they could shape the glittering course of their destinies with secret confessions offered like prayers to the room’s benevolent hush. ~ Libba Bray
389:Your boldness confounds me! Shall I conceal your crime, I whom you have deceived by your feigned confession? No, Daughter, no! I will render you a more essential service. I ~ Matthew Lewis
390:A blog is neither a diary nor a journal. Many people think of blogging in relation to those two things, confessional or practical. It is neither but includes elements of both. ~ Lemn Sissay
391:If the church is to be faithful it must be formed andordered from the inside of its experience and confession and not by borrowing from sources extenal to its own life. ~ Walter Brueggemann
392:I held it together for the rest of the drive home but as soon as Kelsey dropped me off I flopped face down on the couch and sobbed like a reality TV star on confessional day. ~ Molly Harper
393:Now, after my confession, I felt battered, like one of those dolls that always bounces back up when hit. But here's the thing - those silly dolls get hit all the more for it. ~ Kresley Cole
394:The nonnegotiable ethos of a confession may actually force a slacker generation to return to Scripture and steer through some difficult issues. Such may actually help us mature. ~ Anonymous
395:The purifying influence of public confession springs from the fact, that by it the hope in lies is forever swept away, and the soul recovers the noble attitude of simplicity. ~ George Eliot
396:And confessions of love have always seemed out of place when you’re gasping for air, when you’re begging for pain,
when you’re missing something, unable to change the channel. ~ Kris Kidd
397:A diary is the last place to go if you wish to seek the truth about a person. Nobody dares to make the final confession to themselves on paper: or at least, not about love. ~ Lawrence Durrell
398:It was not intended as a compliment. It was a confession. Now that I have made it, something seems to have gone out of me. Perhaps one should never put one's worship into words. ~ Oscar Wilde
399:all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means. ~ Billy Collins
400:For whenever unbaptized persons die confessing Christ, this confession is of the same efficacy for the remission of sins as if they were washed in the sacred font of baptism. ~ Saint Augustine
401:I didn't have a class at the Met," she said, opting to open with a confession, thinking that would make the rest come easier. She could hear her heartbeat punctuating every word. ~ Ingrid D az
402:Repression by brute force is always a confession of the inability to make use of the better weapons of the intellect—better because they alone give promise of final success. ~ Ludwig von Mises
403:The confession of ignorance is crucial to the pursuit of knowledge. Another way of putting it is that those who pretend to know never will – they lack the humility to learn. ~ Jonathan Renshaw
404:The true religion is to be posited not in the knowledge or confession of what God allegedly does or has done for our salvation, but in what we must do to become worthy of this. ~ Immanuel Kant
405:I’d always liked our inside jokes the best—they made me feel more connected to Amy than any amount of confessional truth-telling or passionate lovemaking or talk-till-sunrising. ~ Gillian Flynn
406:THE TEARS ... streamed down, and I let them flow as freely as they would, making of them a pillow for my heart. On them it rested."
Confessions IX, i z ~ Nicholas Wolterstorff
407:Babe, with you, I’m more unsure than I’ve ever been.”
The confession, uttered with a hint of bewilderment and one-hundred-percent honesty, had the knot loosening in her chest. ~ Jill Shalvis
408:It was him taught Idi Amin’s lads how to extract voluntary confessions with the aid of an electric cattle-prod. Our chum likes them English and he likes them with a dirty past. He ~ John le Carr
409:Christianity did not begin with a confession. It began with an invitation into friendship, into creating a new community, into forming relationships based on love and service. ~ Diana Butler Bass
410:I'm interested in how the confessional is so abrasively critiqued today. I'm not really comfortable with simply confessing but I do think "confessing" is a major part of reckoning. ~ Kiese Laymon
411:If ever the book which I am not going to write is written it must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom’s specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. ~ C S Lewis
412:No confession is inerrant; Reformed Christians are supposed to be those who seek to be constantly reformed according to the Word of God - and that includes our confessions as well. ~ Oliver D Crisp
413:Gradually it has become clear to me what every great philosophy so far has been: namely, the personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
414:I would like to say that I was inspired to write Shiver by some overwhelming belief in true love, but here’s my true confession. I wrote Shiver because I like to make people cry. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
415:La confessione che chiama in causa l'ascoltatore è, come diciamo nel cricket, un demonio di palla da giocare. Se la rifiuti offendi chi si confessa, se l'accetti ammetti la tua colpa. ~ Mohsin Hamid
416:Let it be known that this is the true Church, in which there is confession and penance and which takes a health-promoting care of the sins and wounds to which the weak flesh is subject. ~ Lactantius
417:Bragging is often merely a ladder we build for ourselves out of words when we are afraid we are not tall enough in the eyes of the world. It is an unwitting confession to low self-esteem. ~ P M Forni
418:Look out sinners because if you do not go to confession, confession will come to you. The Catholic Church in northern England has launched a mobile confession unit called the Mercy Bus. ~ Peter Sagal
419:We will never make it under our own stem. Having made this connection, Augustine falls apart. What he describes at this point in the "Confessions" is a full-scale emotional breakdown. ~ Thomas Cahill
420:Just as truly as the Confessions are the autobiography of St. Augustine, The City of God is the autobiography of the Church written by the most Catholic of her great saints. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
421:Maybe I should, I don't know leave? Because this is starting to sound like one of those reality shows I don't want to be in. Maybe you guys want to take turns in the confessional booth. ~ Rachel Caine
422:They talked so, with secret hearts, without needing words, talking of other things... They could have suddenly continued their confessions aloud, without ceasing to understand each other. ~ Emile Zola
423:From these articles of my confession you can imagine others to my discredit. But whatever I make myself out to be, provided that I show myself as I am, I am fulfilling my purpose. ~ Michel de Montaigne
424:It is a matter of fact; I approached without a preconceived idea, too ready to declare, if the experiment had imposed upon me the confession, that there was a spontaneous generation, of ~ Louis Pasteur
425:I would like to say that I was inspired to write 'Shiver' by some overwhelming belief in true love, but here's my true confession: I wrote 'Shiver' because I like to make people cry. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
426:Open confession of dictatorship is far less dangerous than sham democracy. One can defend oneself against the former; the latter is like a creeper attached to the body of a drowning man. ~ Wilhelm Reich
427:People do bad things in their lives. And those sort of things are forgivable. That's half the point of having confession in church - you need to be able to fess up to what you've done. ~ Macaulay Culkin
428:The house I was leaving was much unlike the one across town. It was smaller, cozier, filled with music and laughter and late-night confessions whispered quietly into beige cotton sheets. ~ Kandi Steiner
429:Bill is a fiction writer, but he writes in the first-person voice in a style that is tell-all confessional; in fact, his fiction sounds as much like a memoir as he can make it sound. ~ John Irving
430:Somehow, Thorne’s inability to talk about his attraction to Cress spoke so much louder than an outright confession. After all, he had no trouble making suggestive commentary about Cinder. ~ Marissa Meyer
431:You can be Hitler and go to confession and say forgive me, Father, I killed six million Jews, and the priest would just be like no problem. Say 10 Heil Marys. And Hitler goes to heaven. ~ Sarah Silverman
432:He knew he had changed because when presently he took confession from a woman who had been using contraceptives and whose husband had left her, he did not equate the sin with the consequence. ~ Fay Weldon
433:...the very notion that a candidate should openly solicit votes violated the principled presumption that such behavior itself represented a confession of unworthiness for national office. ~ Joseph J Ellis
434:Late night, and like a medal in the sky
The harvest moon was beaming down,
And, like a river, the solemnity
Of night arranged on the sleeping town.

- Confession ~ Charles Baudelaire
435:My confession begins," Father S said, "as the confessions of many men begin - with three words"

"Father forgive me?" Michael hazarded a guess. Father S signed.

"I met Eleanor. ~ Tiffany Reisz
436:Confession: this book takes place in the summer mainly because I was really hating on winter, and I was tired of being cold. Oh, and I wanted to write a sweaty, oil-streaked, shirtless Cal. ~ Megan Erickson
437:Pascal’s wager, to her mind: Although an atheist, Pascal said he would make a deathbed confession to God. If there was no God to hear it, what difference did it make? But if there was . . . ~ Robert Masello
438:"The goal of treatment by catharsis is full confession -- no merely intellectual acknowledgement of the facts, but their confirmation by the heart and the actual release of suppressed emotions." ~ Carl Jung
439:I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids, and as the line moved up and it was getting closer to my turn, I knew that when I got into the box I would lie! Again! ~ Mercedes McCambridge
440:On the last day, God will not acquit us because our good works were good enough, but he will look for evidence that our good confession was not phony. It’s in this sense that we must be holy. ~ Kevin DeYoung
441:The book [Saving Calvinism] itself is not recommending that we move the borders, so to speak. It is recommending that we look at what lies within the confessional bounds of Reformed thought. ~ Oliver D Crisp
442:The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues. ~ William Hazlitt
443:You won't tell?"

"I'll add it to the box under my bed labeled 'The Secret Confession of the Immortal Pia'. Good Lord, girl, don't look so mortified. There's not actually a box. ~ Jessica Khoury
444:I have a confession."
"I can't get you off my mind."
His statement robbed her of words. Heat spread down the nape of her neck. He was saying too much. ~ Ted DekkerThomas to Chelise ~ Ted Dekker
445:We have another confession from Dare Kattalakis. Going once, going twice…are there any more confessions in the room? Anyone else want to admit to shooting a lion? Didn’t think so. (Savitar) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
446:I will say this.” Quinn held me with his eyes, his expression increasing in severity as though hovering on the precipice of a meaningful confession. “You make me want to be less of an asshole.” My ~ Penny Reid
447:A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. ~ Albert Camus
448:And what if I told you that even in spite of my confessions—be they funny, embarrassing, painful, or gross—I am at peace with myself? That I love who I am even when I do things I’m not proud of? ~ Rachel Hollis
449:But the surest sign that his confession had been good and that he had had sincere sorrow for his sin was, he knew, the amendment of his life. —I have amended my life, have I not? he asked himself. ~ James Joyce
450:I start to pull back, but he hugs me tighter.
“You love me. You admitted it.”
“I do love you.”

His body trembles in response, as if he can’t contain his emotions at my confession. ~ A G Howard
451:The Romans say, 'You must', the Protestant Nonconformists say, 'You must not', the Catholic Church of England says, 'You may.' [regarding the practice of confession; Overture to Death, chapter 17] ~ Ngaio Marsh
452:While Socrates empties the cup of poison with unshaken soul,Christ exclaims,'If it is possible, let this cup pass from me'.Christ in this respect is the self- confession of human sensibility. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach
453:Every day, thousands of confessions are kept from their would-be confessors, none of these people knowing that their never-admitted secrets all boil down to the same three words: I am afraid. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
454:Despite the chronic shortages of almost every good and commodity, there was no shortage of paper, since everyone in the neighborhood was required to write confessions on a periodic basis. Even ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen
455:A few years ago, the liberal churches complained that the Calvinistic church denied to them the name of Christian. I think the complaint was confession; a religious church would not complain. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
456:Horst…’ He lowered his voice, ashamed. ‘I’ve done things since then. Things you don’t know about.’ The confession almost choked him, but somehow he forced the words out. ‘I’ve done good things. ~ Jonathan L Howard
457:it is no less since this same Confession of Faith was first subscribed and sworn to. And it has been still in use yearly to be subscribed and sworn to in some parts, among some in this land, to this day. ~ Various
458:When most Christians think apologetics training, they think philosophy, logic, and debate. However, the key tools for training the expository apologist are creeds, confessions and catechisms. ~ Voddie T Baucham Jr
459:Love is not based on the willingness to listen, to understand problems of others, or to tolerate their otherness. Love is based on the mutuality of the confession of our total self to each other. ~ Henri J M Nouwen
460:Salvation, then, is a movement from one realm into another realm, from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light, and the confession captures this idea when it speaks of engrafting into Christ. ~ R C Sproul
461:To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. ~ Shane Claiborne
462:A book, a true book, is the writer's confessional. For, whether he would have it so or not, he is betrayed, directly or indirectly, by his characters, into presenting publicly his innermost feelings. ~ Nelson Algren
463:Even his I love you's," she said, "were like tiny daggers, like little needles or safety pins. Beware of a man who says he loves you but is incapable of a passionate confession; of melting into a sob. ~ Lorrie Moore
464:In spite of warnings, change rarely occurs until the status quo becomes more painful than change. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
465:In this way the godly are filled with the Holy Spirit, so that they cannot keep from breaking forth into thanksgiving, confession, glorifying God, and teaching and proclaiming the Word of the Gospel. ~ Martin Luther
466:PSICOLOGIA DE CONFESSIONARI. —Tots els primers pecats tenen, com el d'Eva, un mateix mòbil: la curiositat. El segon pecat —la repetició del primer— es fa per orgull. Després, ja tot és qüestió d'hàbit. ~ Joan Fuster
467:There it was: a full confession. Sherlock Holmes had done it again, and as I marveled at my devastating powers of deduction, I wished there had been two of me so I could have patted myself in the back. ~ Paul Auster
468:These kisses... they were confessions. Tastes of everything she had stored inside her. Everything she could give a man if he was brave enough to accept. Kiss by kiss, she was baring herself to the soul. ~ Tessa Dare
469:They sell courage of a sort in the taverns. And another sort, though not for sale, a man can find in the confessional. Try the alehouses and the churches, Hugh. In either a man can be quiet and think. ~ Ellis Peters
470:One reform that could help to eliminate false confessions would be to make the videotaping of interrogations compulsory. This would undermine any incentive to bully or mislead suspects into confessions. ~ Matthew Syed
471:When all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing. ~ Hannah Arendt
472:But sometimes one hears an Etiquette-Buster’s confession that rings true: “You make me feel guilty.” I’m not going to bother, this argument goes, so we need to lower the standard so I don’t look bad. On ~ Judith Martin
473:Claire, I don’t want to lose that look. I promise, I’ll never demand it again...I don’t want that. I want what I have today. I’m concerned that, when all my confessions are out—it’ll be gone. ---Anthony ~ Aleatha Romig
474:It was here in the darkness of night and warmth of my bed that I made my confession, inside myself and silently to her.  I loved her.  It was too fast, too rushed, too new, but I didn’t care.  I loved her. ~ Lila Felix
475:Nobody likes to be found out, not even one who has made ruthless confession a part of his profession. Any autobiographer, therefore, at least between the lines, spars with his reader and potential judge. ~ Erik Erikson
476:Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing. ~ Hannah Arendt
477:All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story, to vomit the anguish up. All of it, the literal and the fanciful. ~ James Baldwin
478:Oh my God, she’d kissed him! She’d stuck her tongue inside a creature from hell. Oh jeez, this would sound great in confession. Say two Hail Marys and avoid further contact with the spawn of the devil. ~ Kerrelyn Sparks
479:The word 'confession,' to me, means needing to be absolved. I'm not asking for forgiveness. I'm not asking people to understand. I'd like to think that I tell stories and sometimes my life weaves through it. ~ Tori Amos
480:You and I need to say it to ourselves again and again. We need to look in the mirror and make the confession as part of our morning routine. Here’s what we all need to say: “I am not a grace graduate. ~ Paul David Tripp
481:How had I deserved to be so blessed by such confessions? —how had I deserved to be so cursed with the removal of my beloved in the hour of her making them, But upon this subject I cannot bear to dilate. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
482:OTHELLO With her? IAGO With her, on her, what you will. OTHELLO Lie with her! lie on her!—We say lie on her when they belie her.—Lie with her! that’s fulsome.—Handkerchief—confessions—handkerchief!— ~ William Shakespeare
483:Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine. ~ C S Lewis
484:They were all sufferers in their despicable pain, every one of them, and what right did he have to laugh at the woman whose husband was pouring his heart out to him, a man in sincere confession to a fellowman? ~ Yiyun Li
485:A kiss, when all is said, what is it? An oath that's given closer than before; A promise more precise; the sealing of Confessions that till then were barely breathed; A rosy dot placed on the i in loving. ~ Edmond Rostand
486:I was becoming more miserable, and Thou nearer. Thy right hand was continually ready to pluck me out of the mire, and to wash me thoroughly, and I knew it not. —The Confessions of Blessed Augustine ~ Damascene Christensen
487:When a man declares: "There are no blacks and whites [in morality]" he is making a psychological confession, and what he means is: "I am unwilling to be wholly good - and please don't regard me as wholly evil!" ~ Ayn Rand
488:Believest thou? then thou wilt speak boldly. Speakest thou boldy? then thou must suffer. Sufferest thou? then thou shalt be comforted. For faith, the confession thereof, and the cross do follow one another. ~ Martin Luther
489:Illness is a part of every human being's experience. It enhances our perceptions and reduces self-consciousness. It is the great confessional; things are said, truths are blurted out which health conceals. ~ Virginia Woolf
490:Until all titles are taken away
Events are finally obscure forever
You wake and wonder
Whose case history you composed
As your confessions are filed
In the dialect
Of bureaux and electrons ~ Thomas Merton
491:What is art? (...) Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky
492:And much addicted to speaking the truth. In her younger years she was a good deal of a romp, and, though it is an awkward confession to make about one's heroine, I must add that she was something of a glutton. ~ Henry James
493:Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
494:Confession basically means saying the same thing about your sin as God says. So if you say you want to develop integrity, but you're not willing to face the rough parts and confess them, you won't get there. ~ David Jeremiah
495:Now there is any amount of this nonsense cropping up among American cranks. Anybody may propose to establish coercive Eugenics; or enforce psychoanalysis that is, enforce confession without absolution. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
496:This tendency to confession and contrition seems peculiar to all the Americans I've ever known, as if they've somehow become acculturated to disbosoming themselves along with learning to salute their flag. ~ Elizabeth George
497:You have forgotten the doctrine of your own church, is it not so? The cross…the bread and wine…the confessional…only symbols. Without faith, the cross is only wood, the bread baked wheat, the wine sour grapes. ~ Stephen King
498: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? ~ Jean Baudrillard
499:True confession: My dad wouldn’t leave for Haiti until I proved to him that I could change a tire. According to him, that’s like the one life skill you must know for human survival. That, and how to fry bacon. ~ Deborah Raney
500:Believest thou? then thou wilt speak boldly. Speakest thou boldy? then thou must suffer. Sufferest thou? then thou shalt be comforted. For ... faith, the confession thereof, and the cross do follow one another. ~ Martin Luther


   26 Poetry
   23 Occultism
   23 Integral Yoga
   23 Christianity
   12 Psychology
   6 Philosophy
   6 Fiction
   4 Mysticism
   1 Mythology
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

   21 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   15 Carl Jung
   13 The Mother
   10 Aleister Crowley
   8 Sri Aurobindo
   7 Satprem
   7 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   7 James George Frazer
   6 Saint John of Climacus
   6 Robert Browning
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 H P Lovecraft
   3 William Wordsworth
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Saint Teresa of Avila
   3 John Keats
   3 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   2 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Aldous Huxley
   2 A B Purani

   13 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   9 City of God
   7 The Golden Bough
   7 Magick Without Tears
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   6 Browning - Poems
   5 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   4 Lovecraft - Poems
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   4 Aion
   3 Wordsworth - Poems
   3 Whitman - Poems
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Liber ABA
   3 Keats - Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   2 The Way of Perfection
   2 The Perennial Philosophy
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Bible
   2 Shelley - Poems
   2 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   2 Faust
   2 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Dark Night of the Soul
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02

00.00 - Publishers Note, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   ST. AUGUSTINE, confessiones, xiii. 9

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Sweet Mother,
  I have a confession to make. My mind is flooded
  with contradictions and doubts. I have struggled against

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  own sadness that you saw reflected in my eyes. I know life too
  well for your confessions to make me “serious”. Besides, your
   confessions are not so terrible as all that, no matter what you

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Nothing is better than a confession for opening the closed doors.
  Tell me what you fear most to tell me, and immediately you will

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Ascendimus ascensiones in corde et cantamus canticum graduum." confessions of St. Augustine XIII. 9.

02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Her deep designs which from herself she had veiled
  Bowed self-revealed in their confessional.
  For the birth and death of the worlds they fixed a date,

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  25 Augustine, confessions, Lib. XIII, cap. XXI.
  7 8 Zarathustra is more for Nietzsche than a poetic figure; he is
  an involuntary confession, a testament. Nietzsche too had lost
  his way in the darknesses of a life that turned its back upon God

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  such time as mythological ideas become a necessity. In treating devout
  Catholics, I always refer them to the Churchs confessional and its meansof grace. It is more difficult in the case of Protestants, who must do without
   confession and absolution. The more modern type of Protestantism has,
  however, the safetyvalve of the Oxford Group movement, which prescribes
  lay confession as a substitute, and group experience instead of absolution.
  A number of my patients have joined this movement with my entire
  make disagreeable discoveries. Then there are patients for whom a
  thorough confession or abreaction is enough. The severer neuroses
  usually require a reductive analysis of their symptoms and states. And here

10.23 - Prayers and Meditations of the Mother, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Although my whole being is in theory consecrated to Thee, O Sublime Master, who art the life, the light and the love in all things, I still find it hard to carry out this consecration in detail. It has taken me several weeks to learn that the reason for this written meditation, its justification lies in the very fact of addressing it daily to Thee. In this way I shall put into material shape each day a little of the conversation I have so often with Thee; I shall make my confession to Thee as well as it may be..

1.02 - Of certain spiritual imperfections which beginners have with respect to the habit of pride., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  4. Many such persons desire to be the favourites of their confessors and to become intimate with them, as a result of which there beset them continual occasions of envy and disquiet.26 They are too much embarrassed to confess their sins nakedly, lest their confessors should think less of them, so they palliate them and make them appear less evil, and thus it is to excuse themselves rather than to accuse themselves that they go to confession. And sometimes they seek another confessor to tell the wrongs that they have done, so that their own confessor shall think they have done nothing wrong at all, but only good; and thus they always take pleasure in telling him what is good, and sometimes in such terms as make it appear to be greater than it is rather than less, desiring that he may think them to be good, when it would be greater humility in them, as we shall say, to depreciate it, and to desire that neither he nor anyone else should consider them of account.

1.02 - On the Service of the Soul, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  20). The reference is to Augustine's confessions (400CE), a devotional work written when he was forty-five years old, in which he narrates his conversion to Christianity in an autobiographical form ( confessions, tr. H. Chadwick [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991]). The confessions are addressed to God, and recount the years of his wandering from God and the manner of his return. Echoing this in the opening sections of Liber Novus, Jung addresses his soul and recounts the years of his wandering away from her, and the manner of his return. In his published works,
  Jung frequently cited Augustine, and referred to his confessions several times in Transformations and Symbols of the Libido.

1.02 - The Three European Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #unset, #Philosophy
  Petrarch's letter is in the nature of a confession; it is addressed to the Augustinian professor of theology who had taught him to treasure and emulate Augustine's confessions. Now, a person makes a confession or an admission only if he believes he has transgressed against something; and it is this vision of space, as extended before him from the mountain top, this vision of space as a reality, and its overwhelming impression, together with his shock and dismay, his bewilderment at his perception and acceptance of the panorama, that are reflected in his letter. It marks him as the first European to step out of the transcendental gilt ground of the Siena masters, the first to emerge from a space dormant in time and soul, into "real" space where he discovers landscape.
  Once again he turns away and yields to something indicative of his poetic sensibility. Helpless in the face of the expanse before him and groping for some kind of moral support, he opens a copy of Augustine's confessions where he chances upon a phrase. It stems from that realm of the soul to which he had turned his gaze after his initial encounter with landscape. "God and my companion are witnesses," he writes, "that my glance fell upon the passage: `And men went forth to behold the high mountains and the mighty surge of the sea, and the broad stretches of the rivers and the inexhaustible ocean, and the paths of the stars, and so doing, lose themselves in wonderment [et relinquunt se ipsos].' "

1.03 - Invocation of Tara, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Philosophy
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  - confession of faults as an antidote to unwholesome

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Philosophy
  standing before the fire, she mentions aloud all the men she has
  scored on her string, name after name. Having ended her confession,
  she throws the string into the fire, and when the god has consumed

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Not mean my glory, for I spring from Jove.
  At this confession Atlas ghastly star'd,
  Mindful of what an oracle declar'd,

1.04 - Magic and Religion, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Philosophy
  hitherto they had believed to be completely within their control. It
  was a confession of human ignorance and weakness. Man saw that he
  had taken for causes what were no causes, and that all his efforts
  slight and partial acknowledgment of powers superior to man, tends
  with the growth of knowledge to deepen into a confession of man's
  entire and absolute dependence on the divine; his old free bearing

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  The beginning of the mortification both of the souls desire and of the bodily members involves much hard work. The middle sometimes means much hard work and is sometimes painless. But the end is insensibility and insusceptibility to toil and pain. Only when he sees himself doing his own will does this blessed living corpse feel sorry and sick at heart; and he fears the responsibility of using his own judgment.
  You who have decided to strip for the arena of this spiritual confession, you who wish to take on your neck the yoke of Christ, you who are therefore trying to lay your own burden on Anothers shoulders, you who are hastening to sign a pledge that you are voluntarily surrendering yourself to slavery, and in return want freedom written to your account, you who are being supported by the hands of others as you swim across this great seayou should know that you have decided to travel by a short but rough way, from which there is only one deflection, and it is called singularity.3 But he who has renounced this entirely, even in things that seem to be good and spiritual and pleasing to God, has reached the end before setting out on his journey. For obedience is distrust of oneself in everything, however good it may be, right up to the end of ones life.
  When motives of humility and real longing for salvation decide us to bend our neck and entrust ourselves to another in the Lord, before entering upon this life, if there is any vice and pride in us, we ought first to question and examine, and even, so to speak, test our helmsman, so as not to mistake the sailor for the pilot, a sick man for a doctor, a passionate for a dispassionate man, the sea for a harbour, and so bring about the speedy shipwreck of our soul. But when once we have entered the arena of religion and obedience we must no longer judge our good manager4 in any way at all, even though we may perhaps see in him some slight failings, since he is only human. Otherwise, by sitting in judgment we shall get no profit from our subjection.
  The Fathers have laid down that psalmody is a weapon, and prayer is a wall, and honest tears are a bath; but blessed obedience in their judgment is confession of faith, without which no one subject to passions will see the Lord.2
  He who submits himself, passes sentence on himself. If his obedience for the Lords sake is perfect, even if it does not seem perfect, he will escape judgment. But if he does his own will in some things, then although he considers himself obedient, he lays the burden on his own shoulders. It is good if the superior does not give up reproving him; but if he is silent, then I do not know what to say. Those who submit themselves in the Lord in simplicity run the good race without provoking the bile of the demons against themselves by their inquisitiveness.
  First of all, let us make our confession to our good judge,3 and to him alone. But if he orders, then to all. Wounds displayed in public will not grow worse, but will be healed.
  poisoning, murder and many other kinds which it is indecent to hear or commit to writing. And when he had finished his confession, the shepherd at once allowed him to be given the habit and numbered among the brethren.
  I have forgotten to set before you, my friends, this sweet bread of virtue. I saw there men obedient in the Lord who subjected themselves to insults and dishonour for Gods sake, so that, having prepared themselves in this way, they might get used to not quailing before insults coming from others.
  By resolving to make ones confession, the soul is thereby held from sinning as by a bridle. For what we do not confess, that we do fearlessly as though in the dark.
  When in the absence of the superior we imagine his face and think that he is always standing by us, and avoid every meeting, or word, or food, or sleep, or anything else that we think he would not like, then we have really learnt true obedience. Base-born children regard the absence of their teacher as a joy, but legitimate ones think it a loss.
  At confession be like a condemned criminal in disposition and in outward appearance and in thought. Cast your eyes to the earth, and, if possible, sprinkle the feet of your judge and physician, as the feet of Christ, with your tears.
  If everything depends on habit, and follows upon it, then still more do the virtues depend on habit, for they have God as their great collaborator.
  You will not labour many years, son, in search of blessed inner peace, if in the beginning you surrender yourself with all your soul to indignities.
  Do not think that it is improper to make your confession to your helper, as to God, in a prostrate position. I have seen condemned criminals, by their sorry appearance and violent confession and entreaty, soften the severity of the judge and change his anger into mercy. That is why even John the Baptist required confession before baptism of those who came to him, not because he himself needed to know their sins, but so as to effect their salvation.
  Let us not be surprised if even after confession we are still attacked; for it is better to struggle with thoughts than with conceit.
  Do not be over-eager and do not be carried away when you hear tales of the silent1 and hermit fathers. For you are marching in the army of the First Martyr. And if you fall, do not leave the practice-ground, for then especially more than ever we need a physician. He who strikes his foot against a stone when he has help, would certainly not only have stumbled unaided but would have died.

1.05 - Christ, A Symbol of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  am far from cherishing any missionary intentions, I must ex-
  pressly emphasize that I am not concerned here with confessions
  of faith but with proven scientific facts. If one inclines to regard

1.05 - Problems of Modern Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  all those advocated with fanaticism. The very number of present-day
  psychologies is a confession of perplexity. The difficulty of gaining access
  to the psyche is gradually being borne in upon us, and the psyche itself is
  The first beginnings of all analytical treatment of the soul are to be
  found in its prototype, the confessional. Since, however, the two have no
  direct causal connection, but rather grow from a common irrational
  between the groundwork of psychoanalysis and the religious institution of
  the confessional.
  This explains the extraordinary significance of genuine,
  straightforward confessiona truth that was probably known to all the
  initiation rites and mystery cults of the ancient world. There is a saying
  complex, sprang. Privacy prolongs my isolation and the damage is only
  partially mended. But through confession I throw myself into the arms of
  humanity again, freed at last from the burden of moral exile. The goal of
  the cathartic method is full confessionnot merely the intellectual
  recognition of the facts with the head, but their confirmation by the heart
  As may easily be imagined, the effect of such a confession on simple
  souls is very great, and its curative results are often astonishing. Yet I
  stage merely in the fact that some sufferers are cured, but rather in the
  systematic emphasis it lays upon the significance of confession. For this
  concerns us all. All of us are somehow divided by our secrets, but instead
  of seeking to cross the gulf on the firm bridge of confession, we choose the
  treacherous makeshift of opinion and illusion.
  Now I am far from wishing to enunciate a general maxim. It would be
  difficult to imagine anything more unsavoury than a wholesale confessionof sin. Psychology simply establishes the fact that we have here a sore spot
  of first-rate importance. As the next stage, the stage of elucidation, will
  It is of course obvious that the new psychology would have remained
  at the stage of confession had catharsis proved itself a panacea. First and
  foremost, however, it is not always possible to bring the patients close
  leads straight into the problems of the second stage. Let us suppose that in
  a given case the cathartic confession has occurred, the neurosis has
  vanished, or rather the symptoms are no longer visible. The patient could
  especially shecannot get away. The patient seems bound to the doctor
  through the confession. If this seemingly senseless attachment is forcibly
  severed, there is a bad relapse. Significantly enough, and most curiously,
  unconscious, for we can hardly expect such fantasies, barely conscious at
  best, to come out even in the most scrupulous confession. Although Freud
  always speaks of incest-fantasies as though they were repressed, further
  contents which are hardly ever capable of becoming conscious in that
  form. This is the cardinal distinction between the stage of confession and
  the stage of elucidation.
  Faced with the phenomenon of transference, mere confession is of no
  avail; it was for this reason that Freud was driven to substantial
  independent moral conclusions from insight. It is true that elucidation goes
  further than uninterpreted confession alone, for at least it exercises the
  mind and may awaken dormant forces which can intervene in a helpful
  romance; the road to a normally disillusioned life is now open. Finally
  comes education, pointing out that no amount of confession and no amount
  of explaining can make the crooked plant grow straight, but that it must be
  salient aspects of one and the same problem, and they no more invalidate
  one another than do confession and absolution.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  a profound temptation, in the midst of that chaos.
  Tolstoy begins the relevant section of his confession with an allegory, derived from a tale of the East.
  A traveller, chased by a wild beast, jumps down an old well. He grabs the branch of a vine that happens to
  do a proper job of it. You fit the definition of a religious man as someone who gives careful
  consideration to the demonic and irrational in humanity, so I think you will find my confession
  in error, in my action, in my representation; accepts, as a consequence of unbending pride, eternal misery
   refuses metanoia, confession and reconciliation; remains forever the spirit that refuses and rejects:
  O, then at last relent; is there no place
  The Holy Bible, King James version (reference ed.). Iowa: World Bible Publishers, Inc.
  Tolstoy, L. (1887-1983). confessions (D. Patterson, Trans.). New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
  Tomarken, A.J., Davidson, R.J., & Henriques, J.B. (1990). Resting frontal brain asymmetry predicts

1.06 - Of imperfections with respect to spiritual gluttony., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  4. There are others, again, who, because of this gluttony, know so little of their own unworthiness and misery and have thrust so far from them the loving fear and reverence which they owe to the greatness of God, that they hesitate not to insist continually that their confessors shall allow them to communicate often. And, what is worse, they frequently dare to communicate without the leave and consent44 of the minister and steward of Christ, merely acting on their own opinion, and contriving to conceal the truth from him. And for this reason, because they desire to communicate continually, they make their confessions carelessly,45 being more eager to eat than to eat cleanly and perfectly, although it would be healthier and holier for them had they the contrary inclination and begged their confessors not to comm and them to approach the altar so frequently: between these two extremes, however, the better way is that of humble resignation. But the boldness referred to is46 a thing that does great harm, and men may fear to be punished for such temerity.

1.07 - A STREET, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Biology
  She, there? She's coming from confession,
  Of every sin absolved; for I,

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Mourning, according to God, is sadness of soul, and the disposition of a sorrowing heart, which ever madly seeks that for which it thirsts; and when it fails in its quest, it painfully pursues it, and follows in its wake grievously lamenting. Or thus: mourning is a golden spur in a soul which is stripped of all attachment and of all ties, fixed by holy sorrow to watch over the heart.
  Compunction is a perennial testing of the conscience which brings about the cooling of the fire of the heart through spiritual confession. And confession is a forgetfulness of nature, if anyone because of this really forgot to eat his bread.1
  Repentance is the cheerful deprival of every bodily comfort.

1.08 - Psycho therapy Today, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  renewal of the bond. Among them I would mention in particular the mass
  and the confessional. The Communion is, in the proper sense of the word,
  the family table at which the members forega ther and partake of the meal

1.08 - The Historical Significance of the Fish, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  robes. 39 Christ is not only a fisher but the fish that is "eucha-
  ristically" eaten. 40 Augustine says in his confessions: "But [the
  earth] eats the fish that was drawn from the deep, at the table

1.09 - The Ambivalence of the Fish Symbol, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  9 confessions, Sheed trans., p. 275. 10 Cf. Goodenough, V, pp. 51ft.

1.13 - SALVATION, DELIVERANCE, ENLIGHTENMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  There is first of all material salvationism. In its simplest form this is merely the will to live expressing itself in a formulated desire to escape from circumstances that menace life. In practice, the effective fulfilment of such a wish depends on two things: the application of intelligence to particular economic and political problems, and the creation and maintenance of an atmosphere of good will, in which intelligence can do its work to the best advantage. But men are not content to be merely kind and clever within the limits of a concrete situation. They aspire to relate their actions, and the thoughts and feelings accompanying those actions, to general principles and a philosophy on the cosmic scale. When this directing and explanatory philosophy is not the Perennial Philosophy or one of the historical theologies more or less closely connected with the Perennial Philosophy, it takes the form of a pseudoreligion, a system of organized idolatry. Thus, the simple wish not to starve, the well-founded conviction that it is very difficult to be good or wise or happy when one is desperately hungry, comes to be elaborated, under the influence of the metaphysic of Inevitable Progress, into prophetic Utopianism; the desire to escape from oppression and exploitation comes to be explained and guided by a belief in apocalyptic revolutionism, combined, not always in theory, but invariably in practice, with the Moloch-worship of the nation as the highest of all goods. In all these cases salvation is regarded as a deliverance, by means of a variety of political and economic devices, out of the miseries and evils associated with bad material conditions into another set of future material conditions so much better than the present that, somehow or other, they will cause everybody to be perfectly happy, wise and virtuous. Officially promulgated in all the totalitarian countries, whether of the right or the left, this confession of faith is still only semiofficial in the nominally Christian world of capitalistic democracy, where it is drummed into the popular mind, not by the representatives of state or church, but by those most influential of popular moralists and philosophers, the writers of advertising copy (the only authors in all the history of literature whose works are read every day by every member of the population).
  The illusory salvations, against which we are warned in the other extracts, are of a different kind. The emphasis here is upon idolatry and superstitionabove all the idolatrous worship of the analytical reason and its notions, and the superstitious belief in rites, dogmas and confessions of faith as being somehow magically efficacious in themselves. Many Christians, as Law implies, have been guilty of these idolatries and superstitions. For them, complete deliverance into union with the divine Ground is impossible, either in this world or posthumously. The best they can hope for is a meritorious but still egocentric life in the body and some sort of happy posthumous longevity, as the Chinese call it, some form of survival, paradisal perhaps, but still involved in time, separateness and multiplicity.

1.14 - Bibliography, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  . The confessions: Books I-X. Translated by F. J. Sheed. Lon-
  don, 1951. (Original: confessiones. See Migne, P.L., vol. 32, cols.

1.16 - MARTHAS GARDEN, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Biology
  Desiring no possession
  'Tis long since thou hast been to mass or to confession.
  Believest thou in God?

1.19 - Tabooed Acts, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Philosophy
  the pepper ordeal. Pepper is dropped into the eyes of each of them,
  and while this is being done the sufferer has to make a confession
  of all his sins, to answer all questions that may be put to him, and


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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) ::: 7.0/10 -- R | 1h 53min | Biography, Comedy, Crime | 24 January 2003 (USA) -- An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), in which he purports to have been a C.I.A. hitman. Director: George Clooney Writers: Chuck Barris (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)
Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974) ::: 6.4/10 -- Deranged (original title) -- Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile Poster A deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps, among others, as his companion in a decaying farmhouse. Directors: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby Writer: Alan Ormsby (original screenplay)
I Confess (1953) ::: 7.3/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 28 February 1953 (USA) -- A priest, who comes under suspicion for murder, cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: George Tabori (screen play), William Archibald (screen play) | 1 more
In the Name of the Father (1993) ::: 8.1/10 -- R | 2h 13min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 25 February 1994 (USA) -- A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. Director: Jim Sheridan Writers: Gerry Conlon (autobiographical book "Proved Innocent"), Terry George (screenplay) | 1 more credit
Priest (1994) ::: 7.0/10 -- R | 1h 38min | Drama, Romance | 24 March 1995 (USA) -- A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own. Director: Antonia Bird Writer:
The Closer ::: TV-14 | 46min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (20052012) -- Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases. Creator:
The Confession Tapes ::: TV-MA | 46min | Documentary, Crime | TV Series (2017 ) -- A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects. Creator:
Tru Confessions (2002) ::: 7.5/10 -- TV-G | 1h 52min | Drama, Comedy, Family | TV Movie 5 April 2002 -- Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything.. Director: Paul Hoen Writers: Janet Tashjian (novel), Stu Krieger (teleplay) Stars:'s_Confession"Facebook_Stalker"'s_My_Life/Confessions_Part_II's_Confession_Dial
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- -- Madhouse -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Fantasy Magic Romance Shoujo -- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- For this year's Nadeshiko Festival, Sakura Kinomoto's elementary school class is presenting a play. She will portray a princess who struggles to respond to the love confession of the neighboring country's prince. Sakura empathizes with her character all too well, since she herself still owes an answer to the boy who confessed his love for her four months ago. -- -- When cousins Shaoran and Meiling Li return from Hong Kong to pay a surprise visit to their friends in Japan, Sakura receives further encouragement to finally declare her feelings. However, she is repeatedly distracted by a presence reminiscent of a Clow Card as well as unexplained disappearances around town. -- -- Eventually, Sakura learns of another of Clow Reed's creations—the "Nothing"—which was formerly sealed away beneath the magician's old house. It has power equal to all 52 cards Sakura possesses, and furthermore, it wants to take those cards away from her! Objects, space, and people disappear from Tomoeda with each card that is stolen. Sakura sets out to capture the Nothing so everything will return to normal, but what must she sacrifice in the process? -- -- Movie - Jul 15, 2000 -- 97,928 8.22
Dr. Stone -- -- TMS Entertainment -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Sci-Fi Adventure Comedy Shounen -- Dr. Stone Dr. Stone -- After five years of harboring unspoken feelings, high-schooler Taiju Ooki is finally ready to confess his love to Yuzuriha Ogawa. Just when Taiju begins his confession however, a blinding green light strikes the Earth and petrifies mankind around the world—turning every single human into stone. -- -- Several millennia later, Taiju awakens to find the modern world completely nonexistent, as nature has flourished in the years humanity stood still. Among a stone world of statues, Taiju encounters one other living human: his science-loving friend Senkuu, who has been active for a few months. Taiju learns that Senkuu has developed a grand scheme—to launch the complete revival of civilization with science. Taiju's brawn and Senkuu's brains combine to forge a formidable partnership, and they soon uncover a method to revive those petrified. -- -- However, Senkuu's master plan is threatened when his ideologies are challenged by those who awaken. All the while, the reason for mankind's petrification remains unknown. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Crunchyroll, Funimation -- 1,059,749 8.32
Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Light novel -- Drama Music Psychological Romance Slice of Life Yaoi -- Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan Fujimi 2-choume Koukyougakudan -- High school music teacher, Morimura Yuuki, is the concert master and first violinist of the amateur orchestra, Fujimi Orchestra. Surprisingly, a young conductor named Tonoin Kei (known as a musical genius) joins this small orchestra to conduct. Even though Tonoin is a strict conductor, all the members adore him for the notable improvements in their performances and soon Yuuki feels his efforts for the orchestra have been fruitless. Yuuki soon comes to the conclusion that his crush of 3 years likes Tonoin, and he decides to give up on her and leave the orchestra. Tonoin refuses to let him quit, confessing that he loves Yuuki, which reveals that he's gay. Tonoin's love confession confuses Yuuki and it leads to a very horrible misunderstanding. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- OVA - Jul 22, 1997 -- 6,980 5.53
Hajimete no Gal -- -- NAZ -- 10 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Romance Ecchi School Shounen -- Hajimete no Gal Hajimete no Gal -- Following a prank pulled by his perverse friends, Junichi Hashiba asks a gal out in an attempt to change the fact that he's a hopeless virgin. Yukana Yame, the girl in question, is disgusted by Junichi's groveling. However, through a series of teasing remarks, she soon finds herself bonding with him and ultimately accepting Junichi's confession, much to his surprise. -- -- Hajimete no Gal follows Junichi as he overcomes his lack of self-confidence and suppresses his sexual urges, all while thrust into a whole new school life full of lively girls and unpredictable mayhem. -- -- 354,157 6.29
Hajimete no Gal -- -- NAZ -- 10 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Romance Ecchi School Shounen -- Hajimete no Gal Hajimete no Gal -- Following a prank pulled by his perverse friends, Junichi Hashiba asks a gal out in an attempt to change the fact that he's a hopeless virgin. Yukana Yame, the girl in question, is disgusted by Junichi's groveling. However, through a series of teasing remarks, she soon finds herself bonding with him and ultimately accepting Junichi's confession, much to his surprise. -- -- Hajimete no Gal follows Junichi as he overcomes his lack of self-confidence and suppresses his sexual urges, all while thrust into a whole new school life full of lively girls and unpredictable mayhem. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 354,157 6.29
Hataraku Maou-sama! 2nd Season -- -- - -- ? eps -- Light novel -- Comedy Demons Supernatural Romance Fantasy -- Hataraku Maou-sama! 2nd Season Hataraku Maou-sama! 2nd Season -- Second season of Hataraku Maou-sama! -- TV - ??? ??, ???? -- 98,137 N/A -- -- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- -- Madhouse -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Fantasy Magic Romance Shoujo -- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: Fuuin Sareta Card -- For this year's Nadeshiko Festival, Sakura Kinomoto's elementary school class is presenting a play. She will portray a princess who struggles to respond to the love confession of the neighboring country's prince. Sakura empathizes with her character all too well, since she herself still owes an answer to the boy who confessed his love for her four months ago. -- -- When cousins Shaoran and Meiling Li return from Hong Kong to pay a surprise visit to their friends in Japan, Sakura receives further encouragement to finally declare her feelings. However, she is repeatedly distracted by a presence reminiscent of a Clow Card as well as unexplained disappearances around town. -- -- Eventually, Sakura learns of another of Clow Reed's creations—the "Nothing"—which was formerly sealed away beneath the magician's old house. It has power equal to all 52 cards Sakura possesses, and furthermore, it wants to take those cards away from her! Objects, space, and people disappear from Tomoeda with each card that is stolen. Sakura sets out to capture the Nothing so everything will return to normal, but what must she sacrifice in the process? -- -- -- Licensor: -- Discotek Media, Geneon Entertainment USA, Nelvana -- Movie - Jul 15, 2000 -- 97,928 8.22
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. -- -- Project No.9 -- 13 eps -- Light novel -- Drama Romance -- Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. -- Office worker Yoshida has been crushing on his coworker, Airi Gotou, for five years. Despite finally scoring a date with her, his confession is promptly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he stumbles home, only to find a high school girl sitting on the side of the road. The girl, needing a place to stay the night, attempts to seduce Yoshida. Despite rejecting her advances, he nevertheless invites her into his apartment. -- -- The next morning, the girl, introducing herself as Sayu Ogiwara, reveals that she has run away from Hokkaido all the way to Tokyo. During her six-month spree, she continually traded sexual favors for a roof over her head. Yoshida, however, remains unswayed by her seduction. Instead, he has her do a different kind of work—one that entails washing dishes and doing laundry. And so, a touching relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl begins. -- -- 210,166 7.91
Itadaki! Seieki♥ -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Hentai Supernatural -- Itadaki! Seieki♥ Itadaki! Seieki♥ -- When Kanzaki receives a letter from Mari Setogaya asking to meet in their school's PE storage room during the lunch break, he believes he will be receiving a love confession. He turns up eagerly, only to be attacked by his supposed admirer. The beautiful girl tries to knock him unconscious, but when she fails miserably, she explains that she is a vampire and had wanted to feed on him. Feeling pity for her hopeless state, Kanzaki reluctantly yields and allows her to drink his blood. -- -- As it turns out, Mari cannot stand the taste of raw blood but will perish without the nutrients it contains. Kanzaki is quick to find a solution, offering her a different bodily fluid to consume—and Setogaya instantly falls head over heels with this new flavor. The two soon start meeting regularly, and as time goes by, their relationship evolves into something more than just casual "meals" spent together. -- -- OVA - Mar 28, 2014 -- 48,581 7.46
Kanojo mo Kanojo -- -- Tezuka Productions -- ? eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Romance School Shounen -- Kanojo mo Kanojo Kanojo mo Kanojo -- After harboring an unrequited love for years, Naoya Mukai finally gets to date his childhood friend, Saki Saki. However, just as he tries to commit himself to this relationship, he receives an abrupt confession from Nagisa Minase. -- -- At first, Naoya tries to reject her but is soon overcome by feelings of not wanting to hurt Nagisa. Trying to avoid betraying his girlfriend's trust in him, Naoya thinks up a "solution" to make both girls happy—two-timing. Naturally, Saki rebuffs this idea, but through Naoya's and Nagisa's persistence, she reluctantly submits. -- -- With this, a three-way affair begins between Naoya, his girlfriend, and his "other" girlfriend, as they develop a relationship that deviates from the social norm. -- -- TV - Jul ??, 2021 -- 14,817 N/A -- -- Gokinjo Monogatari -- -- Toei Animation -- 50 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Drama Romance Shoujo -- Gokinjo Monogatari Gokinjo Monogatari -- The protagonist, Kouda Mikako, is a student of "Yaza Gaku". Specialising in fashion design, Mikako dreams of becoming a fashion designer with her own brand. Living next to her is her childhood friend, Yamaguchi Tsutomu. Even though they have been close since they were young, they share a platonic friendship. However, Tsutomu has been gaining popularity, especially with the girls, because he seems to resemble a popular vocalist from a band and somehow, Mikako begins to see him in a different light. This is a story about how youths cope with dreams, love and friendship. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- TV - Sep 10, 1995 -- 14,813 7.49
Kanojo mo Kanojo -- -- Tezuka Productions -- ? eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Romance School Shounen -- Kanojo mo Kanojo Kanojo mo Kanojo -- After harboring an unrequited love for years, Naoya Mukai finally gets to date his childhood friend, Saki Saki. However, just as he tries to commit himself to this relationship, he receives an abrupt confession from Nagisa Minase. -- -- At first, Naoya tries to reject her but is soon overcome by feelings of not wanting to hurt Nagisa. Trying to avoid betraying his girlfriend's trust in him, Naoya thinks up a "solution" to make both girls happy—two-timing. Naturally, Saki rebuffs this idea, but through Naoya's and Nagisa's persistence, she reluctantly submits. -- -- With this, a three-way affair begins between Naoya, his girlfriend, and his "other" girlfriend, as they develop a relationship that deviates from the social norm. -- -- TV - Jul ??, 2021 -- 14,817 N/A -- -- Rockman.EXE Axess -- -- Xebec -- 51 eps -- Game -- Action Adventure Comedy Game Mecha Sci-Fi Shounen -- Rockman.EXE Axess Rockman.EXE Axess -- Netto's father Yuuichirou Hikari has made a scientific breakthrough by introducing the "synchro chips". If an operator and his or her navi are in a special enviroment known as a "dimensional area", they can fuse together in the real world via a technique called "cross fusion"! Yuuichirou's first test subject, Misaki Gorou, attempts the process and sadly fails. Netto offers to try with Rockman, but his father forbids it. Cross Fusion puts enormous strain on the operator's health, and battling in the real world could mean death. -- -- (Source: Official Site) -- TV - Oct 4, 2003 -- 14,733 7.13
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien -- -- Studio Fantasia -- 14 eps -- Visual novel -- Drama Romance Slice of Life -- Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Kimi ga Nozomu Eien -- In the warmth of a golden sun, timid high school student Haruka Suzumiya confesses to Takayuki Narumi, the boy she admires. Takayuki accepts Haruka's confession and the two become a couple, supported by their mutual friends Mitsuki Hayase and Shinji Taira. All is well for these friends—until tragedy strikes. -- -- One of them is sent to an unenviable fate, lying dormant in a coma. Three years later, they awaken, but their sudden reappearance in everyone's lives threatens to test the limits of these friends' bonds. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- TV - Oct 5, 2003 -- 125,638 7.23
Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai -- -- David Production -- 4 eps -- Manga -- Action Mystery Shounen Supernatural -- Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai -- Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai adapts a handful of one-shots based on the manga series JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken, and follows the bizarre adventures that Rohan Kishibe goes through as he searches for inspiration for his manga. -- -- Fugou Mura -- -- Rohan accompanies manga editor Kyouka Izumi to a secretive village where she plans on buying a house. Izumi informs Rohan that inhabitants of the village suddenly become rich at the age of 25 after purchasing their homes. Being 25 years old herself, Izumi has high hopes for moving into the village and invites Rohan to gather ideas for his manga. As they enter one of the houses for an interview with the seller, they are greeted by a servant named Ikkyuu, who puts them through a test of etiquette with deadly consequences. -- -- Mutsukabezaka -- -- Rohan meets with his editor, Minoru Kagamari, to discuss both his manga and the six mountains that the manga author recently bought. He explains that he purchased the mountains in order to search for a legendary spirit known as the Mutsukabezaka. To give his search context, he tells the tale of Naoko Osato, a wealthy heiress who murdered her boyfriend and became cursed by the spirit. -- -- Zangenshitsu -- -- Rohan decides to vacation in Venice after putting his manga on hiatus. While there, he explores the interior of a church and examines the structure of its confessional. After stepping into the priest's compartment, Rohan hears a man enter the confessional and begin to confess his sins. The man recounts his confrontation with a starving beggar and the haunting events that followed. -- -- The Run -- -- Youma Hashimoto is a young male model who has quickly risen to success. As his popularity grows, so does his obsession with his appearance and body. One day, he meets Rohan at the gym, and the two quickly form a rivalry which pushes Youma to intensify his training. Soon. Youma's fixation on his physique takes a dark turn as his training takes precedence over his life, and he challenges Rohan to a fatal competition on the treadmills. -- -- OVA - Sep 20, 2017 -- 77,010 7.62
Kokuhaku -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Original -- Horror -- Kokuhaku Kokuhaku -- Beside a certain building, a girl appears to meet an important person. She is shy and carefully prepares herself before delivering what she has come to convey. Reaching behind her back, she lets her feelings come forth... But is it a confession of love, or something else entirely? -- -- ONA - Aug 27, 2015 -- 4,318 2.29
Mahou Shoujo Ore -- -- Pierrot Plus -- 12 eps -- Web manga -- Comedy Fantasy Magic -- Mahou Shoujo Ore Mahou Shoujo Ore -- Saki Uno is an average 15-year-old girl with a side hustle as a member of the exceptionally unpopular idol duo Magical Twins. Despite this, she absolutely loves the time she spends with her best friend Sakuyo Mikage as she strives to become closer with her childhood crush, Sakuyo's brother Mohiro. Her peaceful life, however, unravels when she finds a yakuza-looking thug trying to enter her house. Forced to invite him inside, Saki learns that her mother used to be a demon fighting Magical Girl, and that her brutish guest is actually a mascot named Kokoro-chan looking to recruit a replacement. Dumbfounded and skeptical, Saki is hesitant accept the request until Kokoro-chan reveals that Mohiro is a target of some cute, squirrel-tailed demons. -- -- Rushing to his side, Saki's overwhelming desire to save Mohiro activates her Love Power, and a daring confession awakens her as a Magical Girl. However, because her body is not suitable for combat, Saki's transformation turns her into a muscle-bound man clad in a pretty dress. Now, as a fully-fledged Magical Girl, Saki must team up with Sakuyo to protect the love of her life from the fluffy, demonic menaces that run rampant in her world. -- -- 69,914 6.64
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Drama Romance School Shoujo -- Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare -- Yuna and Akari are two high school girls with very different views on love: Yuna dreams about romance through rose-coloured glasses, while Akari is down-to-earth and practical. Meanwhile, high school boys Kazuomi and Rio also have different views on love: Kazuomi is an airhead who can't grasp the concept of love, while Rio grabs onto any confession as an opportunity—so long as the girl looks cute. Will these four classmates end up leading a youthful romance that meets their expectations? -- -- (Source: MAL News) -- Movie - Sep 18, 2020 -- 27,231 6.72
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 13 eps -- Light novel -- Comedy Harem Romance School -- Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru -- The infidelity of Eita Kidou's parents not only made his family fall apart, but also made him skeptic of love. Having no intention to delve into romance, Eita devotes his entire high school life to his studies in order to become a doctor. -- -- It did not take long for the beautiful and popular Masuzu Natsukawa to notice Eita's apathy. Tired of being the object of people's affection, she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend, as she too feels disgusted at the notion of love. Eita, however, refuses—yet Masuzu has one trick left up her sleeve: Eita’s journal and threatening to post the embarrassing content online if he does not comply. -- -- Now entangled in a fake romance with the most desired girl at school, Eita's life is turned upside down. Whether envied by his peers or receiving a confession, he must cope with his newfound relationship and all the troubles that come along with it. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Aniplex of America -- 419,803 7.03
Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo -- -- Connect -- 12 eps -- Light novel -- Harem Comedy Romance School -- Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae dake ka yo -- Amatsuyu "Jouro" Kisaragi is a completely average second-year high school student who has two dates over one weekend⁠—with the student council president Sakura "Cosmos" Akino on Saturday, then with his childhood friend Aoi "Himawari" Hinata on Sunday. Sadly for Jouro, both girls proclaim their love for his best friend Taiyou "Sun-chan" Ooga, the ace of the baseball team. Accepting each of their requests for advice and guidance, he is now responsible for helping the two girls win the heart of the same guy. -- -- Unbeknownst to his friends, Jouro's friendly and obtuse image is all but a ruse designed to cast himself as the clueless protagonist of a textbook romantic comedy. A schemer under his cheery facade, he makes the best of this unexpected turn of events with a new plan: get Sun-chan to fall for either Cosmos or Himawari and take the other as his own prize. But Jouro's last-ditch effort is threatened by the gloomy, four-eyed Sumireko "Pansy" Sanshokuin, who surprises Jouro with not only her knowledge of his secret personality but also a confession to the true self he hid for all this time. -- -- Stuck in this hilariously messy situation, each of the five students must navigate countless lies, traps, and misunderstandings to come out on top. -- -- 295,208 7.38
Shingeki no Kyojin-ten 360° Taikan Theater -- -- - -- 3 eps -- Manga -- Action Fantasy Shounen Super Power -- Shingeki no Kyojin-ten 360° Taikan Theater Shingeki no Kyojin-ten 360° Taikan Theater -- Virtual reality movies included with the Blu-ray/DVD releases of Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2. -- -- The first volume contained "Roar," in which Eren first achieves a titan form. The second volume came with two more episodes. In the first, Levi speaks with new recruits; in the second, Mikasa makes a confession. -- Special - Jun 21, 2017 -- 14,957 7.17
Shin Tenchi Muyou! -- -- AIC -- 26 eps -- Original -- Comedy Harem Romance Sci-Fi Shounen -- Shin Tenchi Muyou! Shin Tenchi Muyou! -- Tenchi Masaki heads out to tackle the big world, setting off to school in Tokyo! But not everyone is happy to hear he is moving away, as his female friends sulk and complain at the prospect of him being alone. However, Tenchi is not by himself for very long, as he soon meets a kind and compassionate girl named Sakuya Kumashiro who helps him get used to life in Tokyo. -- -- The two become close friends, but Sakuya wants more than just that, so she proclaims her love for Tenchi. This confession comes as a shock not only to Tenchi, but also the girls back home. In response, the girls decide to step up their game, and they immediately flock to Tokyo to take Tenchi for themselves. -- -- With the girls competing for his love, Tenchi must decide once and for all who the most important woman in his life is. However, he is going to have a hard time deciding, as strange events start happening that drive Tenchi further apart from his friends. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation, Geneon Entertainment USA -- 31,692 6.87
Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai -- -- Qualia Animation -- 1 ep -- Music -- Comedy Drama Romance School -- Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai -- Following Natsuki Enomoto's confession rehearsals with Yuu Setoguchi, their younger siblings Kotarou and Hina struggle to confess their own love. Despite a disastrous first meeting in middle school with her upperclassman Koyuki Ayase, Hina’s heart is captured by his warm smile. Initially confused by these newfound feelings, Hina soon realizes that she has fallen in love for the very first time. -- -- Chasing after her brother Yuu and her crush Koyuki, Hina also enrolls in Sakuragaoka High School; but the threads of love are far-reaching, and they entangle Hina and her friends. Boisterous but sensitive, Hina hopes to confess her feelings to the tender-hearted Koyuki. Meanwhile, Kotarou, oblivious to his own feelings for her, is determined to always keep Hina smiling. -- -- Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou linkai follows Hina, Kotarou, and Koyuki in high school. Their youthful love forges new relationships, but also threatens to break others. -- -- Movie - Dec 17, 2016 -- 78,182 7.09
To LOVE-Ru -- -- Xebec -- 26 eps -- Manga -- Sci-Fi Harem Comedy Romance Ecchi School Shounen -- To LOVE-Ru To LOVE-Ru -- Timid 16-year-old Rito Yuuki has yet to profess his love to Haruna Sairenji—a classmate and object of his infatuation since junior high. Sadly, his situation becomes even more challenging when one night, a mysterious, stark-naked girl crash-lands right on top of a bathing Rito. -- -- To add to the confusion, Rito discovers that the girl, Lala Satalin Deviluke, is the crown princess of an alien empire and has run away from her home. Despite her position as the heiress to the most dominant power in the entire galaxy, Lala is surprisingly more than willing to marry the decidedly average Rito in order to avoid an unwanted political marriage. -- -- To LOVE-Ru depicts Rito's daily struggles with the bizarre chaos that begins upon the arrival of Lala. With an evergrowing legion of swooning beauties that continuously foil his attempted confessions to Haruna, To LOVE-Ru is a romantic comedy full of slapstick humor, sexy girls, and outlandishly lewd moments that defy the laws of physics. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- TV - Apr 4, 2008 -- 502,130 7.05
Tonikaku Kawaii -- -- Seven Arcs -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Romance Shounen -- Tonikaku Kawaii Tonikaku Kawaii -- Nasa Yuzaki is determined to leave his name in the history books. Ranking first in the national mock exam and aiming for a distinguished high school, he is certain that he has his whole life mapped out. However, fate is a fickle mistress. On his way home one snowy evening, Nasa's eyes fall upon a peerless beauty across the street. Bewitched, Nasa tries to approach her—only to get blindsided by an oncoming truck. -- -- Thankfully, his life is spared due to the girl's swift action. Bleeding by the side of an ambulance, he watches as the girl walks away under the moonlight—reminiscent of Princess Kaguya leaving for the moon. Refusing to let this chance meeting end, he forces his crippled body to chase after her and asks her out. Surprised by his foolhardiness and pure resolve, the girl accepts his confession under a single condition: they can only be together if he marries her! -- -- 375,441 7.94
Yagate Kimi ni Naru -- -- TROYCA -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Drama Romance School Shoujo Ai -- Yagate Kimi ni Naru Yagate Kimi ni Naru -- Yuu Koito has always been entranced with romantic shoujo manga and the lyrics of love songs. She patiently waits for the wings of love to sprout and send her heart aflutter on the day that she finally receives a confession. Yet, when her classmate from junior high declares his love for her during their graduation, she feels unexpectedly hollow. The realization hits her: she understands romance as a concept, but she is incapable of experiencing the feeling first-hand. -- -- Now, having enrolled in high school, Yuu, disconcerted and dispirited, is still ruminating over how to respond to her suitor. There, she happens upon the seemingly flawless student council president, Touko Nanami, maturely rejecting a confession of her own. Stirred by Touko's elegant manner, Yuu approaches her for advice, only to be bewildered when the president confesses to her! Yuu quickly finds herself in the palm of Touko's hand, and unknowingly sets herself on a path to find the emotion which has long eluded her. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- 210,785 7.92
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Confessions of an Opium Eater
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of a Pit Fighter
Confessions of a Police Captain
Confessions of a Pop Group
Confessions of a Pop Performer
Confessions of a Pretty Lady
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Confessions of a Shopaholic (film)
Confessions of a Sociopath
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber
Confessions of a Sorority Girl
Confessions of a Superhero
Confessions of a Tax Collector
Confessions of a Teenage Baboon
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (novel)
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (soundtrack)
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Confessions of a Thug
Confessions of a Video Vixen
Confessions of a Window Cleaner
Confessions of a Yakuza
Confessions of a Young Man
Confessions of Felix Krull
Confessions of Felix Krull (film)
Confessions of Fire
Confessions of the Maker
Confessions of the Mind
Confessions on a Dance Floor
Confession (song)
Confessions page
Confessions Part II
Confessions (Pillar album)
Confessions (radio programme)
Confessions (Rousseau)
Confessions Tour
Confessions (Usher album)
Confidential Confessions
Dashboard Confessional
Dashboard Confessional discography
Disavowals or Cancelled Confessions
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Dordrecht Confession of Faith
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Erotic Confessions
Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession in Romania
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession, Kisa
False confession
False Confession (band)
Forced confession
Forced Confessions
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
French Confession of Faith
Full Confession
Half a Confession
Harmony of the Confessions of Faith
Helvetic Confessions
Interrogations and Confessions
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan
Lay confession
List of Baptist confessions
Loveblows & Lovecries A Confession
Love Confessions
Mr. Harrison's Confessions
Mrs. Dane's Confession
New Hampshire Confession of Faith
Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference
Private Confessions
Protestant Church of the Augsburg Confession of Alsace and Lorraine
Queen Elanor's Confession
Reformed confessions of faith
Religionym and confessionym
Remonstrant Confession
So Paulo Confessions
Scots Confession
Seal of confession in the Catholic Church
Seal of the Confessional
Seal of the Confessional (Anglicanism)
Seal of the Confessional (Lutheran Church)
Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession
Supreme Confession
Taxicab Confessions
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Tetrapolitan Confession
The 8th Confession
The Concrete Confessional
The Confession (1970 film)
The Confession (2002 film)
The Confessional
The Confessional (album)
The Confessionals
The Confession (band)
The Confession (novel)
The Confession of Ina Kahr
The Confession of Sultana Daku
The Confession Room
The Confessions (film)
The Confessions of Aleister Crowley
The Confessions of Amans
The Confessions of a Woman
The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories
The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase
The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Confessions of Rick James
The Confessions of the Green Mask
The Confessions Tour (album)
The Confession Tapes
The Confession (TV series)
The Howerd Confessions
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The Third Confession
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Thirty-five Confession Buddhas
Tru Confessions
Tru Confessions (novel)
True Confessions
True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
True Dad Confession
Two Confessions
Vinyl Confessions
Visit or Memories and Confessions
Westminster Confession of Faith

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