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Ash Wednesday Quotes

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It is 46 days before Easter and occurs anywhere between February 4 and March 10. The religious holiday has not occured on Feb. 29 and will not do so until 2096.

Below are some quotes about Ash Wednesday.

Luke 4:1-2 Quote from Bible
Job 42:3-6 Quote from Bible
Shrove Tuesday is kind of a day of foolishness and silliness. That's why a carnival makes sense, being silly and foolish before moving into the seriousness of Ash Wednesday.
Pat Eidsness

In the Roman Catholic Church, by centuries-old tradition Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this year falling on March 1. Ashes symbolize penitence and the frailty of human life.
Igor Kovalevsky

[Ash Wednesday] was the beginning of discerning what it was that I really wanted.
Jenni Friedman

Ash Wednesday is a reminder of our humanity.
Jenni Friedman

At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn't think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped-and I haven't had a cigarette since.
Ethel Merman
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