Top 34 Confession Quotes

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“With increased awareness should come greater caution about how confessions are used at trial – and a greater willingness to overturn convictions when it becomes clear that a confession was untrue.”

― Adam Cohen

“A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.”

― Albert Camus

“In ‘A Confession,’ Tolstoy found meaning that he could hold on to, and he lived for another 30 years.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Here’s a confession: I hate parenting books. I hate the ones that are earnest and repetitive.”

― Bruce Feiler

“I have a confession to make. When I was a child, I was a chronic, repeat doodler.”

― Charlie Sykes

“Joe Jackson was a tragic figure. He was a serene country boy who signed a confession he couldn’t read. He was illiterate.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.”

― Daniel Webster

“I went on a Buddha jag. I read ‘Confession of a Buddhist Atheist’ by Stephen Batchelor and Karen Armstrong’s biography of Buddha, which is a great book.”

― Denis O’Hare

“The sinner will not confess, nor will the priest receive his confession, if the veil of secrecy is removed.”

― DeWitt Clinton

“All art is a confession.”

― Gaston Lachaise

“Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.”

― Germaine Greer

“I have a confession to make. In the beginning, I did not understand the Kate Moss phenomenon.”

― Hamish Bowles

“Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.”

― Helen Rowland

“Faith never makes a confession.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.”

― Horatio Alger

“The end of confession is to tell the truth to and for oneself.”

― J. M. Coetzee

“As I told Piers Morgan, ‘Catholics have confession, whereas Northern Irish Protestants only have interviews.’”

― James Nesbitt

“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

“Private confession… was not ordered by Christ and was not used by the apostles.”

― John Wycliffe

“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.”

― Karl Marx

“Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“I’d stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids, and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie! Again!”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“Confession alone is not necessarily good for the soul.”

― Pete Hamill

“Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff – it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”

― Peter De Vries

“I grew up Catholic. We went to confession on Saturday, stood in the shortest line, since it led to the priest who gave the easiest penance – usually a few Our Fathers and Hail Marys. We confessed in private, prayed our penance and our souls were clean.”

― Regina Brett

“Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion.”

― Roland Barthes

“My confession: I listen to great music very badly.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”

― Saint Augustine

“I’m going to start by making a confession. My name’s Sajid Javid. And I used to be a banker. No point denying it.”

― Sajid Javid

“I have a confession to make – I truly love country music.”

― Sarah Rees Brennan

“My whole act is confession.”

― Shelley Berman

“Acting is a form of confession.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“There will be masses available all day long. Confession available all day long.”

― Thomas Monaghan

“Use of a mentally ill person’s involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause.”

― William J. Brennan, Jr.
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