We can handle all European themes, handle them without superstition, with an irreverence which can have, and already does have, fortunate consequences.
Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense.
He gets to say all of the things that everybody wishes they could say. The irreverence of the character, and he is gorgeous.
It turns the whole thing on its ear a little bit, ... It's fun, it's goofy. There's definitely a total irreverence to our approach. ... And then there's the pragmatic side of us that said, 'Why in God's name would we spend all this money ... to fill a church for an hour'
I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.
Irreverence is highly underrated.
True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.
If we had reverence for our life, our life would take at once religious form. But as it is, in our filthy irreverence, it remains a disgusting slough, where each one of us goes so thoroughly disguised in dirt that we are all alike and indistinguishab.
I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
I find it doesn't pay to take oneself too seriously. And I like that sort of irreverence when I see it with other people.
Reverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.
IMPIETY, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.
The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring.
Kennedy knows how to use traditional poetic forms to give us both joyful and truthful observations about the human condition. His sketches of people and experiences combine playful irreverence with language full of sound and rhythm, and refreshing bites of irony.