Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quotes to reflect upon (10)
Bill Murray (r.) with actress Scarlett Johansson
"I disagree with what they call the new mass. I think we lost something by losing the Latin. Now if you go to a Catholic mass even just in Harlem, it can be in Spanish, it can be in Ethiopian, it can be in any number of languages. The shape of it, the pictures, are the same, but the words aren't the same."

"There’s a vibration to those [Latin] words. If you’ve been in the [Catholic] business long enough, you know what they mean anyway. And I really miss the music –- the power of it. Sacred music has an effect on your brain. Instead, we get "folk songs -- top 40 stuff -- oh, brother!"

Bill Murray, Hollywood actor and a traditional Roman Catholic, who has starred in such notable films as Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), Lost in Translation (2003), Groundhog Day (1993), What about Bob? (1991), Ghostbusters (1984), Tootsie (1982), and Stripes (1981).

Source: Guardian