Quotes of the Famous and not so famous
It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. -Lin Yutang
Jesus saves, Allah forgives, Cthulhu thinks you'd make a nice sandwich.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. -Emo Philips, stand-up comedian
In the beginning there was nothing and God said, “Let there be light,” and there was still nothing but everybody could see it. -Dave Thomas
Maybe this world is another planet's hell. -Aldous Huxley
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -Galileo Galilei
I've never understood how God could expect His creatures to pick the one true religion by faith—it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe. - Robert A. Heinlein (Jubal Harshaw in Stranger in a Strange Land )
Don't meddle in the Affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste nice with Ketchup!
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. -Dalai Lama
If it were proven that there is no God there would be no religion. ...But also if it were proven that there is a God, there would be no religion. -Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics. - Robert A. Heinlein
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. -Thomas Paine
If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. - Mark Twain
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. Kahlil Gibran,
I am an agnostic pagan. I doubt the existence of many gods.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God: Thy will be done, and those to whom God says: All right, then, have it your way. - C.S.Lewis
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much. -G.K. Chesterton
I am ready to meet my maker. Whether or not my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. - Winston Churchill
Blessed are the Fundamentalists, for they shall inhibit the earth.
A diagnostic is someone who doesn't know whether there are two gods.
If money is the root of all evil, why do churches want it so badly?
Instant shaman - add one drum and beat slowly.
The nearer to the church, the further from God. -John Heywood
Sects, sects, sects. Is that all you monks ever think about?
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies, probably because they are generally the same people.
Almost everyone who has read history in a more than casual manner knows that when the great figure of God appears in a controversy, the shooting cannot be far off. -Stewart H. Holbrook
The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
To you I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
On the sixth day, God created the platypus. And God said: let's see the evolutionists try to figure this one out.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Confession without repentance is just bragging. - Rev. Eugene Bolton
Campus Crusade for Cthulhu: If your god's dead, blame mine.
Go thou and sin more creatively next time.
Every time someone predicts the date of the end of the world, God pushes the date back a little, just to be funny.