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1. "Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time."
Author: Anthony Holden
2. "One more thing: Linda, can you get to Canterbury and take over my Chaucerian Society? They're at Dovecote Hostelry in the old city. We're visiting all the scenes of the great murders. Tomorrow they want to see where Becket was killed. They're a bloodthirsty lot, it seems."
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
3. "And what is better than wisedoom (wisdom)? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? NothingFrom Canterbury Tales"
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
4. "In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I've seen a growing sense of unity and mission."
Author: George Carey
5. "The advantage to being a wicked bastard is that everyone pesters the Lord on your behalf; if volume of prayers from my saintly enemies means anything, I'll be saved when the Archbishop of Canterbury is damned. It's a comforting thought."
Author: George MacDonald Fraser
6. "An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it."
Author: Jeremy Irons
7. "England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene."
Author: Kevin Ayers
8. "Colin mustered a perfunctory leer, but his mind was obviously elsewhere. 'Do you know...' he began.I knew many things, but I didn't think he needed to hear the entirety of the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales right at just this moment."
Author: Lauren Willig
9. "I thought you did,' said the Mouse. `--I proceed. "Edwin and Morcar, the earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand, the patriotic archbishop of Canterbury, found it advisable--"'`Found WHAT?' said the Duck.`Found IT,' the Mouse replied rather crossly: `of course you know what "it" means.'`I know what "it" means well enough, when I find a thing,' said the Duck: `it 's generally a frog or a worm. The question is, what did the archbishop find?'The Mouse did not notice this question, but hurriedly went on, `"--found it advisable to go with Edgar Atheling to meet William and offer him the crown. William's conduct at first was moderate. But the insolence of his Normans--" How are you getting on now, my dear?' it continued, turning to Alice as it spoke."
Author: Lewis Carroll
10. "I have no religious belief myself, but I don't think we should fight about it. In particular, I think that we should not rubbish moderate religious leaders like the Archbishop of Canterbury because I think we all agree that extreme fundamentalism is a threat, and we need all the allies we can muster against it."
Author: Martin Rees
11. "The desert could not be claimed or owned — it was a piece of cloth carried by winds, never held down by stones, and given a hundred shifting names before Canterbury existed, long before battles and treaties quilted Europe and the East ... All of us, even those with European homes and children in the distance, wished to remove the clothing of our countries. It was a place of faith. We disappeared into landscape."
Author: Michael Ondaatje
12. "Chaucer's world in The Canterbury Tales brings together, for the first time, a diversity of characters, social levels, attitudes, and ways of life. The tales themselves make use of a similarly wide range of forms and styles, which show the diversity of cultural influences which the author had at his disposal. Literature, with Chaucer, has taken on a new role: as well as affirming a developing language, it is a mirror of its times - but a mirror which teases as it reveals, which questions while it narrates, and which opens up a range of issues and questions, instead of providing simple, easy answers."
Author: Ronald Carter
13. "My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome."
Author: Rowan Williams
14. "I cud feal some thing growing in me it wer like a grean sea surging in me it wer saying, LOSE IT. Saying, LET GO. Saying, THE ONLYES POWER IS NO POWERThe ruins of Canterbury Castle"
Author: Russell Hoban
15. "...for he of all men knew how dangerously stubborn Henry Fitz Empress could be.There were faint bloodstains upon the tiles in Canterbury Cathedral testifying to that."
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
16. "I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury."
Author: Sydney Smith

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