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If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.

C.S. Lewis


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All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

Chuck Palahniuk , Invisible Monsters


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The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.

C.S. Lewis


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When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.

Cort from Stephen King's The Dark Tower , Storm of the Century


Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi


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I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde


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To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

C.S. Lewis


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We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.

C.S. Lewis


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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Chamfort


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A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

C.S. Lewis , The Problem of Pain


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If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC

Kurt Vonnegut


Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie ten Boom


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The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!

Fydor Dostoyevsky , Crime and Punishment


The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

Soren Kierkegaard


I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

C.S. Lewis , Mere Christianity


I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: Im ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I dont accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

C.S. Lewis


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Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

C.S. Lewis


I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.

Nicholas Sparks , The Last Song


Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.

Mahatma Gandhi


Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)... There are just some kind of men who - who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.

harper lee , To Kill a Mockingbird


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He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.

C.S. Lewis


I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.

John Lennon


God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who
smiles all the time
.

Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett , Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


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I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people.

John Henry Newman


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Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.

Chuck Palahniuk , Invisible Monsters


God save us from people who mean well.

Vikram Seth , A Suitable Boy


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Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

Joni Eareckson Tada


That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.

Stephen King , The Stand


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Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.

Saint Augustine of Hippo , The Confessions (Works of Saint Augustine 1)


No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!

T.D. Jakes


There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Mahatma Gandhi


I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side.

bob marley


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I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

Alice Walker , The Color Purple


He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.

George Carlin


She glared at me like she was about to punch me, but then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me.
"Be careful seaweed brain." She said putting on her invisible cap and disappearing.
I probably would have sat there all day, trying to remember my name, but then the sea demons came.

Percy Jackson


If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.

Woody Allen


Above all else, guard your heart for it affects everything else you do.

Anonymous , Holy Bible: New International Version


God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.

Woody Allen


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My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

C.S. Lewis , Mere Christianity


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

Will Smith


Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?"
"I give."
"You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there's a dog.

DFW , Infinite Jest


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The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.

C.S. Lewis


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Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?"

"I give."

"You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there's a dog.

DFW


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And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human historymoney, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slaverythe long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

C.S. Lewis


I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.

آلبر کامو , Notebooks 1951-1959


Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist,'" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Douglas Adams , The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Because here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship—be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles—is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.

DFW , This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life


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Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.

Teilhard de Chardin


Because here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worshipbe it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principlesis that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, clichs, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.

DFW


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All that you touch
You Change.
All that you Change
Changes you.
The only lasting truth
is Change.
God
is Change.

Octavia E. Butler