Top 9851 God Quotes of 2020

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“The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.”

― A. E. Housman

“Malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man.”

― A. E. Housman

“And malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man.”

― A. E. Housman

“I pray to God I get inside a girl’s head one day and see what in the WORLD they are thinking.”

― A. J. McLean

“God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“God is everywhere.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“God primes the pump of obligation.”

― A. P. Martinich

“If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included.”

― A. R. Ammons

“I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.”

― A. R. Rahman

“Every time I sit for a song, I feel I am finished. It’s like a beggar sitting waiting for God to fill your bowl with the right thought. In every song, I ask help from Him. Everybody around is so good, so to create music that will connect with so many people is not humanly possible without inspiration.”

― A. R. Rahman

“The institution of marriage works better when there’s a spiritual connection. If you’re marrying just for the sake of the woman, then you may lose interest in each other very soon. When we marry in the interest of the Holy Spirit with the intention of serving God and humanity, then it gives a much larger perspective.”

― A. R. Rahman

“I compose music for films, and by the grace of God, I’ve got a few awards. That’s it.”

― A. R. Rahman

“If a novelist tells you something she knows or thinks, and you believe her, that is not because either of you think she is God, but because she is doing her work – as a novelist.”

― A. S. Byatt

“All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from.”

― Aaliyah

“If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God’s domain?”

― Aaron Allston

“Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone’s satisfaction.”

― Aaron Allston

“I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn’t get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“It’s up to God to do the judging. You haven’t walked in my boots, so how are you going to judge me?”

― Aaron Neville

“God is waiting for us, to forgive us all, and what is broken, he’ll fix.”

― Aaron Neville

“I always feel I’m blessed, you know. I thank God for letting me use his voice. That’s how I see it.”

― Aaron Neville

“Every morning I wake up and thank God.”

― Aaron Neville

“I never really got paid for ‘Tell It Like Is,’ but I look back at it and say God knew what he was doing; he probably figured that if I had got money back in them days, I wouldn’t be here now. That’s okay. I’m here. And I’m still singing the song.”

― Aaron Neville

“I know that God is good, and he saved me from hell and damnation.”

― Aaron Neville

“I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“I’m more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘The Social Network’ have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they’re making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Whenever I read a script, I start recasting the role that I might play. I’m like, ‘God, this should be played by Domhnall Gleeson, not me.’”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“Religion is so much more than the god you pray to. The religion that you associate with, it’s culture, it is family, it is background. That is something that I have always grown up with.”

― Aasif Mandvi

“God manifests himself in each historical period according to the understanding of the people of the era.”

― Abdolkarim Soroush

“It is up to God to reveal a religion, but up to us to understand and realise it.”

― Abdolkarim Soroush

“Are they happy with our God? Are they happy with our prophet? Are they happy with our leader? Never. I don’t care about rest of the world. I care about my country.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

“Muslims are not bloodthirsty people. Islam is a religion of peace that forbids the killing of the innocent. Islam also accepts the Prophets, whether those prophets are Mohammed, God’s peace and blessing be upon Him, or Moses or the other prophets of the Books.”

― Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

“I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it.”

― Abdurrahman Wahid

“It’s only Western civilization that, God forbid, you talk about dying, when it’s the only thing we know for certain, right? Everyone’s going to die, so what’s the big problem? ‘Oh, God. Don’t talk about it. Don’t think about it.’ I mean, I’m one of them. I’m not a big fan of talking about dying.”

― Abel Ferrara

“I don’t believe in asking God for anything. If I am worthy, He will give it to me. I think we should earn his blessings; I have never believed in mannats.”

― Abhishek Bachchan

“By the grace of God, my parents were fantastic. We were a very normal family, and we have had a very middle-class Indian upbringing. We were never made to realise who we were or that my father and mother were huge stars – it was a very normal house, and I’d like my daughter to have the same thing.”

― Abhishek Bachchan

“I used to believe in God as a child. God, for me, was linked with hope.”

― Abi Morgan

“When I first started playing the banjo and miraculously fell into a record deal in Nashville, TN, there was a period when I didn’t go to China. It hurt. Like a pain in my gut… that pain you feel when you know it’s time to connect with your parents or your God or your child or your past or your future… and you don’t do it.”

― Abigail Washburn

“If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting.”

― Abraham Cahan

“God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.”

― Abraham Cahan

“Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished.”

― Abraham Clark

“God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.”

― Abraham Cowley

“Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“He who is satisfied has never truly craved, and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Man’s sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.”

― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone.”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone.”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.”

― Abu Bakr

“He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.”

― Abu Bakr

“There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.”

― Abu Bakr

“He who prays five times a day is in the protection of God, and he who is protected by God cannot be harmed by anyone.”

― Abu Bakr

“There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.”

― Abu Bakr

“Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God.”

― Abu Bakr

“When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.”

― Abu Bakr

“Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.”

― Abu Bakr

“God blesses him who helps his brother.”

― Abu Bakr

“God helps those who fear Him.”

― Abu Bakr

“If you be faithful, you will have that honor that comes from God: his Spirit will say in your hearts, Well done, good and faithful servants.”

― Adam Clarke

“This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.”

― Adam Clarke

“Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.”

― Adam Clarke

“The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.”

― Adam Clarke

“To be filled with God is a great thing, to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater; to be filled with all the fullness of God is greatest of all.”

― Adam Clarke

“It is the grace of God, that shows and condemns the sin that humbles us.”

― Adam Clarke

“If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.”

― Adam Clarke

“The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, said an eminent scholar, have God for their Author, the Salvation of mankind for their end, and Truth without any mixture of error for their matter.”

― Adam Clarke

“As a revelation from God, they have stood the test of many ages; and as such maintained their ground against every species of enemy, and every mode of attack. Truth is mighty, and must prevail.”

― Adam Clarke

“Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.”

― Adam Clarke

“Remember that the word of God is not sent to particular persons, as if by name; and do not think you have no part in it, because you are not named there.”

― Adam Clarke

“When you bring God into politics, very strange things happen.”

― Adam Curtis

“What happened to me is I gained a little weight so I could be more accessible to people. They’re not like, ‘Oh my God, he’s, like, a male model comedian; yuck, ugh.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, he’s a little squishy; He’s like me. He’s accessible.’ And girls are like, ‘Look how cuddly he is. I just want to cuddle up in his neck fat and go to sleep.’”

― Adam DeVine

“I like the guys who wrote their own stuff and were able to perform it, like Seth Rogen. He popped off so young. When he did ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin,’ and he was a co-producer on the movie, I was like, ‘Oh my God: that’s exactly what I want to do.’”

― Adam DeVine

“What if God’s a woman? Not only am I going to hell – I’ll never know why!”

― Adam Ferrara

“Terrorists convince thousands of people to kill themselves in the name of God. I can’t convince two of my friends to help me move.”

― Adam Ferrara

“Why did the earthquake and tsunami occur in Japan? Was it the act of an angry God? No, it was the result of the movement and collision of the earth’s tectonic plates – a process driven by the earth’s need to regulate its own internal temperature. Without the process that creates earthquake, our planet could not sustain life.”

― Adam Hamilton

“If God is not sending earthquakes, destroying economies and inflicting pain upon human beings, what is God doing? God works through people, calling them to help their neighbors in need. God comforts His people, walking with them even ‘through the valley of the shadow of death.’”

― Adam Hamilton

“People are drawn to preaching that is passionate and offered with conviction. Passion comes when the preacher has spent significant time with the text, and when God has spoken through the text in a way that addresses the preacher’s life first.”

― Adam Hamilton

“As a pastor, I have a deep desire to lead people to God and encourage people to pray, read the Bible, and carry their faith into every part of their lives.”

― Adam Hamilton

“God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God’s work to save the world.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Those who are believers in God find strength from their faith in the face of suffering. They are compelled to give sacrificially to help those in need. And they have the hope that comes from knowing that, with God by their side, the tragedy they are facing is never the final word.”

― Adam Hamilton

“If ‘everything happens for a reason,’ then every act of evil is ultimately God’s doing.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Christians believe that God is everywhere and is involved in our lives at every moment, whether we publicly acknowledge God or not.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Jesus’ own witness of sacrificial love and forgiveness, and his work to heal the sick and care for those in need, represent God’s ways and vision for us.”

― Adam Hamilton

“God’s role in superintending our world and our lives is neither absentee landlord nor micromanager.”

― Adam Hamilton

“The earliest stories in Genesis were not written to tell primeval history. They were written to tell readers about themselves and about God.”

― Adam Hamilton

“The story of Noah, like other stories in the first 11 chapters of Genesis, are archetypal. Noah’s story tells us that human beings have an inherent tendency towards violence both towards their fellow human beings and towards the creation itself. The story tells us that this violence grieves God.”

― Adam Hamilton

“We don’t need mandatory, non-sectarian prayers read over the loudspeaker to ‘put God back in schools.’ God never left the schools. God is still at work through the hundreds of thousands of gifted teachers and administrators, committed parents, and passionate volunteers who seek to help give our children ‘a future with hope.’”

― Adam Hamilton

“God seldom suspends the laws of nature, just as God does not remove free will to keep evil people from doing evil things.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Many Christians do not believe God sends tornadoes. But they do believe that God walks with His children through the storms, that He sends His people to help after the storms, and that with and through God, there is always hope.”

― Adam Hamilton

“The senseless killing of 20 children and their teachers and principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School was not part of God’s grand plan. It was a thwarting of God’s plan. It was the misuse of human freedom.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Everything doesn’t happen for a reason, if by this we mean evil is a part of God’s plan. But God does ensure that evil will not prevail and that light will always, ultimately, overcome the darkness. If we follow God’s lead, our work is to push back the darkness.”

― Adam Hamilton

“Some Christians see the biblical teaching on homosexuality as reflecting the culture and times in which the Bible was written and not reflecting God’s eternal perspective on homosexual people. Others believe these scriptures represent God’s timeless will for how human beings practice intimacy.”

― Adam Hamilton

“One thing that helps to stretch me is to listen to other preacher’s sermons. Every year, I will listen to at least ten other preachers, both to hear God speak to me, and also to evaluate their preaching to see what I can learn and how I can improve my own preaching.”

― Adam Hamilton

“I have patterned myself after my father and God.”

― Adam Petty

“God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.”

― Adam Sandler

“I’m actually the fourth generation in my family to have no practical use for the church, or God, or religion. My children continue this trend.”

― Adam Savage

“As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.”

― Adam Sedgwick

“Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.”

― Adam Smith

“To play the leading man in a ‘Three Stooges’ movie, you’ve got to think funny. Thank God I think funny.”

― Adam West

“God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.”

― Addison Mizner

“I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, ‘Oh, my God. There’s no hiding here.’”

― Adelaide Clemens

“I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’”

― Adele

“The way I write my songs is that I have to believe what I’m writing about, and that’s why they always end up being so personal – because the kind of artists I like, they convince me, they totally win me over straight away in that thing. Like, ‘Oh my God, this song is totally about me.’”

― Adele

“I was adopting an Ethiopian child, that’s not true. My house was haunted, that wasn’t true. God, there’s been so many rumours.”

― Adele

“’Grateful’ is a small word to express my gratitude, as God has blessed me with so many opportunities to restart my life.”

― Adnan Sami

“If my life and music brings a smile or makes a difference in any individual’s life, then there is nothing beyond for me as a god’s gift.”

― Adnan Sami

“Whenever I have asked something from God and worked hard for it, I have always got it, be it my Indian citizenship or my weight loss.”

― Adnan Sami

“I can never stop thanking God because my music influences people in their respective lives.”

― Adnan Sami

“I come from a very affluent family. I have been educated in one of the finest institutions of the world. Money was never a factor in my life: by the grace of God, I was blessed with a golden spoon.”

― Adnan Sami

“God has blessed me with the in-born talent for which I pour my heart out in the form of music.”

― Adnan Sami

“I’m grateful to God that I’m able to praise his glory through my music.”

― Adnan Sami

“For me, it is essential to have the inner peace and serenity of prayer in order to listen to the silence of God, which speaks to us, in our personal life and the history of our times, of the power of love.”

― Adolfo Perez Esquivel

“I never was deeply interested in any object; I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything, but it came at some time – no matter how distant, in some way, in some shape, probably the last I should have devised, it came. And yet, I have always had so little faith. God forgive me.”

― Adoniram Judson

“Let us die as soon as possible, and by whatever process God shall appoint. And when we are dead to the world, and nature, and self, we shall begin to live to God.”

― Adoniram Judson

“God is waiting to be gracious, and is willing to make us happy in religion, if we would not run away from him. We refuse to open the window shutters, and complain that it is dark.”

― Adoniram Judson

“We cannot sit still and see the dear Burmans, flesh and blood like ourselves and, like ourselves, possessed of immortal souls that will shine forever in heaven or burn forever in hell – we cannot see them go down to perdition without doing our very utmost to save them. And thanks be to God, our labors are not in vain.”

― Adoniram Judson

“My prospects for life, though in a measure shaded with uncertainty, hardship and danger, are very animating and bright. My prospects for another life, blessed be God, are still brighter.”

― Adoniram Judson

“Perhaps the secret of living a holy life is to avoid every thing which will displease God and grieve the Spirit, and to be strictly attentive to the means of grace.”

― Adoniram Judson

“We have this consolation, that it was the evident dispensation of God which brought us to this country; and still further, that if the world was all before us, where to choose our place of rest, we should not desire to leave Burmah.”

― Adoniram Judson

“Blessed be God, that we live in these latter times – the latter times of the reign of darkness and imposture. Great is our privilege, precious our opportunity, to cooperate with the Saviour in the blessed work of enlarging and establishing his kingdom throughout the world.”

― Adoniram Judson

“Of how much real happiness we cheat our souls by preferring a trifle to God! We have a general intention of living religion; but we intend to begin tomorrow or next year. The present moment we prefer giving to the world.”

― Adoniram Judson

“See the hand of God in all events, and thereby become reconciled to His dispensations.”

― Adoniram Judson

“God is to me the Great Unknown. I believe in Him, but I find Him not.”

― Adoniram Judson

“I take leave of Prome and her towering god, Shwa Lan-dau, at whose base I have been laboring with the kindest intentions for the last three months and a half. Too firmly founded art thou to be overthrown at present; but the children of those who now plaster thee with gold will yet pull thee down, nor leave one brick upon another.”

― Adoniram Judson

“The world is yet in its infancy; the gracious designs of God are yet hardly developed. Glorious things are spoken of Zion, the city of our God. She is yet to triumph and become the joy and glory of the whole earth.”

― Adoniram Judson

“Amboyna seems to present the most favorable opening. Fifty thousand souls are there perishing without the means of life, and the situation of the island is such that a mission there established might, with the blessing of God, be extended to the neighboring islands in those seas.”

― Adoniram Judson

“The Israelites frequently forsook God, and he as frequently forsook them. But when they repented and returned to him, he remembered his covenant and delivered them from their distresses.”

― Adoniram Judson

“If we are interested in Christ by faith, notwithstanding our imperfections and sins, God will be our God through grace.”

― Adoniram Judson

“No matter how many flaws we have, our God is so forgiving and understanding. He’ll never leave you or forsake you. So that brings peace to me.”

― Adrian Peterson

“It brings hope and peace of mind knowing that God gave His only begotten Son for us. I’m able to look back and know that on this day Jesus was born and gave us the opportunity to have eternal life.”

― Adrian Peterson

“The cultural center of Asia Minor, Pergamon boasted a vast library of 200,000 scrolls, a spectacular 10,000-seat theater, and a monumental Great Altar decorated with sculptures of the Olympian gods defeating the Giants. People came from all around the Mediterranean seeking cures at the famous Temple of Asclepius, god of medicine.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.”

― Aeschylus

“God always strives together with those who strive.”

― Aeschylus

“God loves to help him who strives to help himself.”

― Aeschylus

“God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.”

― Aeschylus

“To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift.”

― Aeschylus

“God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.”

― Aeschylus

“Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.”

― Aeschylus

“When a man’s willing and eager the god’s join in.”

― Aeschylus

“A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.”

― Aeschylus

“Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.”

― Aeschylus

“The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.”

― Afrika Bambaataa

“Every James Brown cut makes a party get crazy. He’s the god of all music. I always play different wild remixes of his songs because people start bugging out when they realise what I’m playing.”

― Afrika Bambaataa

“There’s too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.”

― Agatha Christie

“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our ‘accepting’ and ‘willing’ are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“’Let God be true but every man a liar’ is the language of true faith.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.”

― Aiden Wilson Tozer

“I’m so grateful to God for allowing my dreams to come true. It was worth going through a few tough times, as I am so appreciative for my many, many blessings.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“As any Christian would understand, I feel church is sacred. For me, it is the place I worship, where I learn about God and feel closest to Him each week.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“If you’re going through a hard time or if you’ve experienced a miscarriage, so many women have come up to me and said they went through the same thing, and they never wanted to talk about it, so I hope my journey can help you and that you can find God in my life.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Jesus died when he was 33, and when I was 33, I was coming out of a failed marriage and was in a really low point in my life because I was really sad about that. God healed me so much during that period. So I loved that year because I leaned on God, and then, as a result, I started checking things off my bucket list.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I got through my miscarriage with God.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I was in a Bible study, Henry Blackaby’s ‘Experiencing God,’ and I started to experience God as I was reading the pages of this workbook and studying scripture with some friends, and we all just searching to fill that void in our lives.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“When I got the job with Fox, I said ‘God, are you sure?’ I know nothing about politics; I’ve been covering car accidents and street closures and the pothole patrol in my hometown.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I’m so excited about what God has done in my life.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“If God tells me to write another book, then I will.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Now I tell everyone, ‘Just become a mom if you can’ – it is so amazing, and God answers all your prayers, and all those things that you worry about don’t matter.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Making a difference – and allowing God to use your gifts to change someone else’s life – is truly the greatest joy you will ever experience.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Not a day goes by that I don’t look at myself in the mirror and ask God, ‘Why me? Why did you choose me, Ainsley Earhardt from Columbia, South Carolina, to be one of a handful of female national news anchors?’”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“When I really discovered who God was and had a firm relationship with him my junior year of college, I journaled constantly. All day long. I had boxes of journals. They were really just love letters to God, just thanking him and praying out loud and telling him my desires.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“It’s pretty cathartic for me to write a letter to God and tell him what I’m praying for that day or what I’m going through emotionally.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“God, I mean I had so many people tell me, ‘What you’re doing doesn’t work.’ I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak.”

― Aisha Tyler

“If God is first, and you kind of center everything else around Him being the main focal point, you really can make decisions that will not only mold you, but God will see exactly how you’re making your decisions and then will bless you for it.”

― AJ Michalka

“I was getting in my own way. I would quit jobs and step out on hope and faith, and pray to God that I would book something that would allow me to just continue to act.”

― Aja Naomi King

“Beloved are Israel, for they were called children of God; still greater was the love in that it was made known to them that they were called children of God, as it is written, ‘Ye are the children of the Lord your God.’”

― Akiva ben Joseph

“At home, we never used to perform pujas every day. But God has always been there in the hearts.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“My father used to see God in human beings and in his work. Each person has his own way.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“Youth is a lifestyle; it’s not a blessing from God. If we treat our bodies as if they are not the most precious things we possess, then obviously we will show wear and tear. We’re like a good pair of jeans. If we take care of them, they’ll remain classic forever, but if we batter and abuse them they’ll look like tattered old rags.”

― Akshay Kumar

“I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can’t thank God and the industry enough.”

― Akshay Kumar

“I do not hold God ransom to my success; whatever is his will is my way. I stand by moments; I do not stand by time.”

― Akshay Kumar

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”

― Al Bernstein

“Some of George W. Bush’s friends say that Bush believes God called him to be president during these times of trial. But God told me that He/She/It had actually chosen Al Gore by making sure that Gore won the popular vote and, God thought, the Electoral College. ‘That worked for everyone else,’ God said.”

― Al Franken

“There’s plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it’s a serious business.”

― Al Franken

“My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all.”

― Al Franken

“Love is a deception and a trap. Love is as big a myth that God sits with his flowing white beard in a throne and looks at us.”

― Al Goldstein

“God told me, ‘I gave you the music, Al. Sing the music I gave you – all the music.’ So I did.”

― Al Green

“When I was ordained as a pastor, I walked away from secular music for seven, eight years. It took me that time to learn that God is love.”

― Al Green

“I don’t know where we got the notion that God wants us to suffer. Every living thing tends toward the good or we would have been gone a long time ago.”

― Al Jarreau

“I still have a pretty lively audience in German and across Europe. And I continue to say, ‘Thank you, God,’ for making me smart enough to avoid getting hit by trucks and going out and finding myself an audience abroad. Which includes Asia – from Jakarta to Japan. Working hard at finding an audience abroad.”

― Al Jarreau

“There was one theory put forth by a journalist recently. I have a lot of friends that have died prematurely and a lot of friends that have died of natural causes. I’ve lost a lot of people over the years. This journalist basically recommended to me that God keeps me around because I amuse him.”

― Al Jourgensen

“I’m not religious in any formal sense, not in any God sense.”

― Al Purdy

“My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today.”

― Al Sharpton

“You believe in God, then you don’t believe anymore and when you have a big problem, you pray anyway.”

― Alain Delon

“I get a little upset, yeah, if a year goes by and I don’t get a script. Thank God I have other interests that keep me from becoming a nervous wreck.”

― Alan Arkin

“God is a frequency. Stay tuned.”

― Alan Cohen

“Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn’t.”

― Alan Cohen

“The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you.”

― Alan Coren

“I think directing in a team is a really good idea because it stops the cult of the director as God straight away, and also you’re discussing things on set so it opens it out to everyone and it becomes a totally collaborative thing. And you have someone who supports you when you’re feeling a bit insecure.”

― Alan Cumming

“For most people, the question why be good – as distinguished from merely law abiding – is a simple one. Because God commands it, because the Bible requires it, because good people go to Heaven and bad people go to Hell.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“You know, it’s ironic to me that Christians want to keep the Ten Commandments in our schools, because Christianity has abrogated four of the Ten Commandments. For example, the Sabbath day according to the Ten Commandments is Saturday, not Sunday. And the reason is because God rested, not because Jesus was resurrected.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Doing something because God has said to do it does not make a person moral: it merely tells us that person is a prudential believer, akin to the person who obeys the command of an all-powerful secular king.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Reformed Jews don’t have to quite believe in God.”

― Alan Guth

“I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God.”

― Alan Hovhaness

“Our first responsibility is not to ourselves. Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God.”

― Alan Keyes

“I frankly don’t care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God.”

― Alan Keyes

“As a scientist, I don’t believe science will ever discover whether God exists. Nor do I believe religion will ever prove it.”

― Alan Lightman

“Except for a God who sits down after the universe begins, all other gods conflict with the assumptions of science.”

― Alan Lightman

“My favorite experience, in general, probably was the ‘Little Shop’ experience, which probably was terrifying, frustrating, and exhilarating and amazing, but because it was the first, that was the one where I watched the show just launch itself for the first time and thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to have a career.’”

― Alan Menken

“War never accomplishes anything. It’s never going to look good in the history books. People are never going to look back and think, ‘He started a lot of wars; what a great leader he was!’ That’s not the way it works. God knows how many more of these things we’re going to need before it starts to sink in.”

― Alan Moore

“People used to name me the Brazilian Pistorius. Thank God I’m not the Brazilian Pistorius any more. I’m Alan.”

― Alan Oliveira

“In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports, and when we had to show our passports at the Kremlin gates, we realized that, Oh my God, we’re actually playing in THE Kremlin!”

― Alan Parsons

“God forgives us… who am I not to forgive?”

― Alan Paton

“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.”

― Alan Perlis

“What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with actors talking about themselves.”

― Alan Rickman

“On ‘Game of Thrones,’ I remember shooting in Croatia, and by lunchtime we’d see photos of what we’d shot online and think, ‘My God – people really care.’”

― Alan Taylor

“My heroes were people like Jim Jarmusch. Scorsese was my god. Spike Lee was exciting, doing exactly what we thought we were going to do: personal movies based in, and about, New York. My heroes were all participating in an economic model that was collapsing as I was finishing film school.”

― Alan Taylor

“How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.”

― Alan Watts

“You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.”

― Alan Watts

“The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.”

― Alan Watts

“The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.”

― Alan Watts

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”

― Alan Watts

“In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.”

― Alan Watts

“But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.”

― Alan Watts

“The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.”

― Alan Watts

“I have a strong belief that there is a god or a higher power. I think that if you have a strong belief in that, then you won’t feel alone in life and you will feel you can get through anything.”

― Alana Stewart

“Men come and go – God knows they certainly have in my life – but girlfriends are for ever. I have a lot of girlfriends but only a few very, very close ones.”

― Alana Stewart

“What’s that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I’m able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I’m older. Thank God for growing up.”

― Alanis Morissette

“It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.”

― Albert Barnes

“The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.”

― Albert Barnes

“I don’t know; I guess they’ll never make another ‘Nemo.’ I see they’re making another ‘Monsters, Inc.’ I had a wonderful idea for them. I swear to God, I think there could be a great sequel to ‘Nemo’ where the fish never will leave home. He just won’t leave. ‘Getting Rid of Nemo.’ Right, ‘You’re 30 years old! Get out of here!’”

― Albert Brooks

“There’ve been a few mother-daughter movies that are somewhat realistic. But the mother-son movies are more comical than realistic: ‘Throw Momma from the Train,’ ‘Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot.’ You don’t sit in the dark and go, ‘Oh my God, that’s my mother.’”

― Albert Brooks

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.”

― Albert Camus

“We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.”

― Albert Camus

“Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.”

― Albert Camus

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

― Albert Einstein

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.”

― Albert Einstein

“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”

― Albert Einstein

“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.”

― Albert Einstein

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”

― Albert Einstein

“God does not play dice.”

― Albert Einstein

“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.”

― Albert Einstein

“God always takes the simplest way.”

― Albert Einstein

“I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.”

― Albert Einstein

“Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.”

― Albert Einstein

“God may be subtle, but he isn’t plain mean.”

― Albert Einstein

“I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.”

― Albert Einstein

“That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.”

― Albert Einstein

“To be able to keep the promise I made to God, I think that keeps me going. No matter how much the money had been, I would have always fulfilled my promise, as that’s the way I am.”

― Albert Gubay

“I borrowed 100 pounds and made the pact with God: Make me a millionaire – and you can have half of my money.”

― Albert Gubay

“I play to represent God, something bigger than baseball.”

― Albert Pujols

“I’m thankful God has given us the technology where we can see each other through Skype on the computer. It’s not the same thing, but at least we can see each other. Imagine the time before when that wasn’t available and people had to go defend our country. It’s really hard. I go two weeks without seeing my family and I go crazy.”

― Albert Pujols

“My wife and I love children. We have five of our own. I would ask that anyone who looks up to me would instead look up to God. I am nothing without Him. Everything I do in life and in baseball is to glorify Him.”

― Albert Pujols

“I always say God doesn’t need me, but I need Him in my life to survive in this world and over temptation. That’s Who keeps me humble every time.”

― Albert Pujols

“The kids look at me, ‘Ah, you’re my hero.’ I want to teach those kids. ‘Hey listen, God is my hero. He died on the cross for my sins, and He’s the one. That’s how I wanna live – like Him – and I want you guys to do the same thing.”

― Albert Pujols

“If something happens to me tomorrow, I’m going to go to Heaven, and that’s for sure because God’s promised to us in the Bible.”

― Albert Pujols

“God is the Man, and there’s another Man, Stan ‘The Man’ Musial in St. Louis.”

― Albert Pujols

“He means as much as Roberto Clemente does to Latin people. Thank God I had the opportunity to know him. I wish my kids had the opportunity to be around him, because that’s how I want my kids to live their lives. I want them to be like Stan Musial. Not the baseball player. The person. That’s the respect I have for that man.”

― Albert Pujols

“Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.”

― Alberta Hunter

“Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.”

― Albrecht Durer

“The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.”

― Albrecht Durer

“I find it difficult to believe that God would want us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land, albeit with the divergent opinions. I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the dynamics of the Federal judiciary.”

― Alcee Hastings

“Man thinks, God directs.”

― Alcuin

“Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.”

― Alcuin

“I had an iPhone, and then I’d forget my iPhone at home, and I’d be like, ‘God, I feel so good. I’m having such a good day.’ And then I’d realize, ‘Oh – it’s because I’m not checking my email nineteen thousand times.’”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.”

― Aldous Huxley

“God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.”

― Aldous Huxley

“There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.”

― Aldous Huxley

“I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, ‘Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.’ And when my wife showed up, He was like, ‘You recognize her now?’”

― Alec Baldwin

“Rhythm is God. I think, without rhythm, you can’t create – there is no art.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“Let the inner god that is in each one of us speak. The temple is your body, and the priest is your heart: it is from here that every awareness must begin.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“The Arabs have a God, the Jews have another, and the Catholics have another! And they’re all fighting to maintain that they worship the one real God. Idiots!”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“If God gives you chocolate, you open your mouth, no?”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“When I started, I’d hear other people saying, ‘God, she’s so bizarre-looking,’ because I didn’t look like the girl next door. But I was just normal. I was the girl next door. There were people in high fashion I could better relate to who were doing something more interesting and not talking this sort of rubbish.”

― Alek Wek

“Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God’s heaven.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“In L.A., I feel God more than I do in a church.”

― Alessandro Michele

“I believe in God and immortality.”

― Alex Campbell

“I go gladly to my wife and boy, and I leave this world at peace with every one in it and at peace with God.”

― Alex Campbell

“I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do.”

― Alex Campbell

“When you see the face of God, or when you have an overwhelming, ecstatic, blissful, visionary experience; there is no doubt about it. It isn’t like, ‘Did it happen?’ It’s unforgettable. And you are a changed person in some way.”

― Alex Grey

“Religion comes from the word ‘re’ or again and ‘ligare’ meaning to bind or tie back. The purpose of religion is to unite the self with God or the creative force. Music, sacred spaces, and meaningful icons are the way we conjoin our minds with the transcendental.”

― Alex Grey

“Love is God’s secret name.”

― Alex Grey

“I use a lot of different words for God – infinite intelligence, primordial, perfection or universal creativity. All of these, to me, are God. And ‘God’ is a word, I think, that some people feel uncomfortable with, so they can use another word, you know? It’s the great mystery.”

― Alex Grey

“God’s inexplicable. God is beyond the everything. And yet we can’t cease to blather about it.”

― Alex Grey

“The more religions are fixated on having a dogmatic sense of truth, the more likely they are to blow each other up. So being open to God as a creative principle could provide for a new kind of dialogue between the faiths, which I think is crucial at this time.”

― Alex Grey

“I want my art to help people reimagine God.”

― Alex Grey

“I don’t know how many times I heard older people, and not just parents but just older people, say, ‘Oh, my God. Your generation is just totally nuts. You have no sense of what it was really like, when it was great.’ And every generation has that same feeling, you know?”

― Alex Lifeson

“It’s important to accept your body for what God gave you.”

― Alex Morgan

“I just hope that as I get older, I calm down and enjoy the moment, enjoy the great gifts that God has given me.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“My father played baseball. That’s what I know to do. That’s my gift. God has given me the greatest gift. And that’s what I love to do.”

― Alex Rodriguez

“The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“If you give me carte blanche for any destruction and any revolutionary transformations, if that is what you want, then for God’s sake, we will do it. The issue is not me: the issue is society.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“If my fans want to call me a love God, then so be it!”

― Alexander O’Neal

“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.”

― Alexander Pope

“Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!”

― Alexander Pope

“All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.”

― Alexander Pope

“Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.”

― Alexander Pope

“Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.”

― Alexander Pope

“A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.”

― Alexander Pope

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God.”

― Alexander Pope

“The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.”

― Alexander Smith

“I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy’s valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.”

― Alexander the Great

“You remember where you were doing each scene. ‘Oh my God, it was so hot that day.’ It’s kind of cool to see a movie that you haven’t seen in a long time and reflect on that stuff.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“There should be no real difficulty in condemning Nazis, white supremacists, and the Ku Klux Klan. They are, for God’s sake, Nazis and white supremacists. This should not require moral courage. This is obvious. This is the moral equivalent of the text you type to prove you’re not a robot.”

― Alexandra Petri

“If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“God has never ceased to be the one true aim of all right human aspirations.”

― Alexandre Vinet

“And I communed with many different faiths and even when I wanted to be rebellious I never did not believe in Him. I never believed the people who said God was destructive or punishing.”

― Alfre Woodard

“Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that.”

― Alfre Woodard

“Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God’s eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.”

― Alfred A. Montapert

“God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.”

― Alfred Adler

“The acts of the human race on the world’s stage have doubtless a coherent unity, but the meaning of the vast tragedy enacted will be visible only to the eye of God, until the end, which will reveal it perhaps to the last man.”

― Alfred de Vigny

“There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”

― Alfred Einstein

“Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies that honor those qualities. For that sentiment we should indeed thank God.”

― Alfred Hershey

“In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.”

― Alfred Hitchcock

“God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.”

― Alfred Jarry

“God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.”

― Alfred Korzybski

“It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology.”

― Alfred Loisy

“God’s finger touched him, and he slept.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God.”

― Alfred Noyes

“Several people feel I have photographed God. May be.”

― Alfred Stieglitz

“The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.”

― Alfred Whitney Griswold

“Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which.”

― Algernon Charles Swinburne

“God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it.”

― Algernon Sidney

“I’ve always loved animals and I always thought that they were, if not better, then the absolute equal of any two legged creature that God ever created.”

― Ali MacGraw

“In the end, will truth matter? Of course truth will matter. Truth isn’t relative. But there’s going to be a great sacrifice on the way to getting truth to matter to us again, to finding out why it does, and God knows what shape that sacrifice will take.”

― Ali Smith

“Even now, when I go out people are like, ‘What are you doing here? Didn’t you just have a baby?’ But people never ask a male comic when he’s out a week later, like, ‘Oh my God, you’re so irresponsible! What are you doing out? Who is taking care of the baby?’”

― Ali Wong

“My dad was obviously a really quirky, unconventional Asian man who didn’t care about what other people thought. When he would fight with my mom, he would be really dramatic. He would be like, ‘Devil, get away, for I am God’s property.’ He would say crazy things that were so melodramatic but so theatrical and funny.”

― Ali Wong

“When you believe in God, you’ve got to believe in the all-powerful God. He’s not just God, He’s the all-powerful God and He has total control over everyone’s life. The Devil, on the other hand, is a real character that’s trying his hardest to tear your life apart.”

― Alice Cooper

“One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks. The first public building was a meeting-house, but often before any house of God was builded, the devil got his restraining engine.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“Writers are always writing about infidelity. It’s so dramatic. The wickedness of it, the secrecy, the complications, the finding that you thought you were one person but you’re also this other person. The innocent life and the guilty life. My God, it’s just full of stuff for a writer. I doubt it will ever go out of fashion.”

― Alice Munro

“Oh my God, I love Max von Essen.”

― Alice Ripley

“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 experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.”

― Alice Walker

“Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.”

― Alice Walker

“Many readers fail to realize this, but ‘The Color Purple’ is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one’s original God: the earth and nature.”

― Alice Walker

“I’d die if I was Madonna. I’d die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don’t know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn’t been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.”

― Alija Izetbegovic

“I mean, God, I’m so lucky right now with the opportunities that I’ve had. There’s nothing to worry about.”

― Alison Lohman

“Thank God my life is normal. I work hard to make it normal. My husband and I don’t want Hollywood drama. I go to the market and do the dishes. I’m not treated differently because I work on TV.”

― Alison Sweeney

“I never considered myself a writer. I’m a teacher. In a way, I feel kind of… kind of guilty for all the people who are writers who hope to be on the best-seller list someday, who live for that and don’t get it, and it came to me as a kind of free gift, like God coming to Abraham and announcing, ‘I’ve chosen you!’”

― Allan Bloom

“People think of science as rolling back the mystery of God. I look at science as slowly creeping toward the mystery of God.”

― Allan Hamilton

“First of all, as a man the most important thing you have in your life now is your child that you’re carrying. That’s it. Everything else comes second; personally, for me, other than your relationship with God and your wife.”

― Allan Houston

“God gave me all this; why waste the talent that he gave me? Why not go full throttle with it all and try to become in the class with the greatest players that ever played the game? That’s just a great feeling.”

― Allen Iverson

“The earth is the Lord’s. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God’s property. We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on earth to see it isn’t ruined.”

― Allen Johnson

“We believe in humility and integrity, the spirit of one people, bound together under God. We understand that the Constitution was written to control and regulate the government, not the people.”

― Allen West

“We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America.”

― Allen West

“I don’t know that movies are important. But I know that stories are important. Movies may disappear. They’ve only been around, for God’s sake, for the last hundred years… I think that it’s the need to tell stories, and that people need to be told stories. It’s the old sitting around the fire, you know.”

― Allison Anders

“I’m a big girl, but I have a delicate constitution emotionally. If I’ve been humiliated in some audition, I just cry all the way home and think, ‘Oh my God, I suck.’”

― Allison Janney

“I don’t know what my next dream role gig is, but I have so, so many shows that I’m like, ‘Oh my God, can I guest star on ‘New Girl?’ Like, that would be amazing!’”

― Allison Tolman

“The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God’s plan seems like it doesn’t make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us.”

― Allyson Felix

“My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him.”

― Allyson Felix

“My speed is a gift from God, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, it all comes from him.”

― Allyson Felix

“Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine

“A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine

“Job was astonished at seeing Almighty God so intent on doing good to us that He seems to have nothing more at heart than to love us and to induce us to love Him in return.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“God is displeased at the diffidence of souls who love Him sincerely and whom He Himself loves.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“Nothing else is required than to act toward God, in the midst of your occupations, as you do, even when busy, toward those who love you and whom you love.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“Your God is ever beside you – indeed, He is even within you.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“Since His delights are to be with you, let yours be found in Him.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“True, He is infinite Majesty, but He is also infinite Goodness and infinite Love. There can be no greater Lord than God; neither can there be a more ardent lover than He.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“What grieves me most in my past offenses, O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved, as the displeasure I have given You, Who are worthy of infinite love.”

― Alphonsus Liguori

“I say grace. I’m a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I’m pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I’m also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.”

― Alton Brown

“You can only use what God gave you.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.”

― Alvar Aalto

“Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.”

― Alvar N. C. de Vaca

“Two days after moving we recommended ourselves to God, Our Lord, and fled, hoping that, although it was late in the season and the fruits of the tunas were giving out, by remaining in the field we might still get over a good portion of the land.”

― Alvar N. C. de Vaca

“You can’t think you’re God when you score an important goal or the worst player around when its going badly.”

― Alvaro Morata

“I have a dream that America will pray and God will forgive us our sins.”

― Alveda King

“I’ve never called President Obama a racist. I love President Obama. I pray for him all the time. God loves President Obama. God loves you. And God loves me.”

― Alveda King

“While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

― Alveda King

“We do need unity, and from my perspective as a minister myself, God has not forgotten America.”

― Alveda King

“By taking the lives of our young, and wounding the wombs and lives of their mothers, we are flying in the face of God. We cannot play God. If we continue down this path of destruction, we will be met at the gates by our own doom.”

― Alveda King

“Our children need to remember to love each other, how to honor each other, their parents, God, and their neighbors.”

― Alveda King

“As a survivor of the 20th-century Race Wars, my back remains unbent, and I move forward for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all who were created equal in God’s eyes.”

― Alveda King

“Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That’s baseball as it should be played – in God’s own sunshine. And that’s really living.”

― Alvin Dark

“A fellow has to have faith in God above and Rollie Fingers in the bullpen.”

― Alvin Dark

“I was on Instagram or something, and I checked my tagged photos, and I realized that suddenly they were all LGBT artwork. I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ I had no idea. It was the first time I realized I was a figure for that community.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“God, I love daydreaming out plane windows.”

― Alysia Reiner

“I love this profession, but God, it can just destroy people, and I don’t want that to happen and become some monster.”

― Alyson Hannigan

“My relationship with God is what gives me a moral compass on what decisions to make and that stuff. I’m thankful that I have the people around me that I do, and they remind me each day of who I am and what I stand for.”

― Alyson Stoner

“People are worms, and even the God who created them is immensely bored with their antics.”

― Ama Ata Aidoo

“I really believe that God puts things in front of you for a reason, even if you don’t always appreciate it in the moment.”

― Amanda Borden

“Gymnastics, for me, gave me a lot of self-pride: that drive to want to be great at something for myself. But it also gave me a sense of appreciation toward God. Now that I’m getting older, I really appreciate the talents God gave me. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.”

― Amanda Borden

“Thank God my best friend’s a therapist.”

― Amanda Palmer

“I didn’t know why God had chose me for this ordeal, but I was somehow suited to it and knew that I would see it through to the end.”

― Amber Frey

“Even though I don’t believe in God, I feel strangely compelled to fight the atheist label.”

― Amber Heard

“I’ve never really been single! I’m a serial monogamist. Ever since I was allowed to hold a boy’s hand, I was like, ‘Oh my God! We’re boyfriend-girlfriend. We’re together!’”

― Amber Stevens

“If you believe that God put you here to act, then you have to be different. Go into casting offices, with something other girls don’t have.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn’t really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I liked the humor of it, I’ve always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I tried not to make God this big deal in Joan’s life. She treats God like a friend: she’s nice to him some days, and other days mean, and then cries when she needs help.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“But I didn’t even see God in the show as being very spiritual, I see him or her, it, as being something that is just relevant and very important in her life.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I think that people are definitely interested in the idea that Joan has conversations with God.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“People in real life cuss God out when they’re angry. That’s all real.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“And one of my other friends could not believe in God if he came down and tapped her on the shoulder. She’s a biologist – a student at UCLA – and I don’t judge her either, because I really believe that God is a personal opinion, and only that.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I could never say that one religion is wrong. I could never say that this person’s God is wrong, I could never say that someone is wrong because they don’t believe in God.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Forgetfulness – a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Sabbath – a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“I thought maybe I would become a god, or a goddess, or a president or a Nobel Prize winner.”

― Amelie Nothomb

“Religion was very influential because when it got really bad, and you don’t know who to turn to, but I turned to God and was praying and meditating, that really helped.”

― Amir Khan

“In America, they treat me like God.”

― Amir Khan

“God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.”

― Amiri Baraka

“The man who buried Malcolm X – my Muslim imam, priest – he, after I got beat up by police… came to me, and he said, ‘You don’t need this American name.’ And I was susceptible to it at the time because, God knows, I had just gotten whipped near to death. So he gave me an Arab name; he gave me the name Amir Barakat.”

― Amiri Baraka

“I see a sense of unity in the universe. Spirituality is not limited to only one religion. One can experience it across different religions. I am fascinated by philosophy of Advaita and philosophy of unity. We have to get over the illusion that God is different from us.”

― Amish Tripathi

“No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva’s an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.”

― Amish Tripathi

“While in some countries there’s a feeling that literature must stay away from religion, this is not so in India – in the Indian way, literature is just another means to find a more spiritual life, to find our way to God.”

― Amish Tripathi

“As a writer, it’s important to stay true to your story without giving a hoot about publishers, critics and readers. You should do your karma as an author the way you want to, and rest is up to God.”

― Amish Tripathi

“I think ‘Crouching Tiger’ is a genre of its own, and it’s extremely well done, and God bless them for it.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“’An Obedient Father’ is perhaps the novel that, some might say, Arundhati Roy had wanted to write when she wrote ‘The God of Small Things.’”

― Amitava Kumar

“I have a bad memory – thank God for that!”

― Amrita Singh

“Though films have established me as an actor, dance has given me an identity and a boost to my career, and I am thankful to God for that.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“I don’t have the wherewithal to judge God’s will. I don’t have the wherewithal to determine whether your viewpoints are right or wrong.”

― Amul Thapar

“Some parents let their kids sleep at other people’s houses, where they drink alcohol, watch TV for hours and God knows what else. But if you say you have to get all A’s and practice the violin for two hours, then they consider that abusive. That upsets me.”

― Amy Chua

“Your legal career is but a means to an end, and… that end is building the kingdom of God.”

― Amy Coney Barrett

“There is not a formula for the way that God heals. There’s not a timetable.”

― Amy Grant

“Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.”

― Amy Grant

“I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God’s unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they’ll have confidence to persevere in life.”

― Amy Grant

“If you look from my point of view, that’s what Christians strive for – love from God.”

― Amy Jackson

“We are no more content to plod along the beaten paths – and so marriage must go the way of God.”

― Amy Levy

“Oh God, it’s such a big world right now for artists. There are as many possibilities as you can have time for, getting your music out there with the internet, and Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, and everything that you have, there is a way to spread the word. To me, the first thing you have to have is substance and content and real depth.”

― Amy Ray

“God, life changes faster than you think.”

― Amy Tan

“The only time the issue of abortion ever comes up – and you’ll notice this pattern – is when there’s a presidential election coming around. When there’s a presidential election, all of a sudden, ‘Oh my God, we care so much about the babies.’”

― Ana Kasparian

“When you first arrive in India, you think, ‘God, these Indians treat their servants so badly! How awful!’ It’s something in the air, and something about the way people are, that very few people hold out. I wasn’t able to. Everybody goes local. You stop saying ‘thank you’ and things like that.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“Though it is perhaps expected for the bishop of Rome to warn against the idolatry of money, what is striking is how Francis suggests that not only God but also secular politics must outrank economic imperatives.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.”

― Anatole France

“Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.”

― Anatole France

“Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.”

― Anaxagoras

“God bless Neymar because this boy has changed the lives of kids in Brazil. A lot of children watch him, believe they can be the next Neymar. Sometimes, you have a great opportunity to change and impact the lives of kids.”

― Anderson Silva

“For me, it’s sad to say, but I would probably have a spiritual marriage but not a legal marriage, because I think so much about marriage starts to become about finances. It has nothing to do with God or feelings or the romantic side of marriage. It’s about who owns what, who gets what? So what’s the point?”

― Andie MacDowell

“I can’t see as well as I used to. Which is actually convenient because everything I see is in extremely soft focus! I think that’s God’s little gift to me.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I want people to know my truth. Unconditional love of God and each other.”

― Andra Day

“I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities and so many amazing things throughout this process. But all the while, I remember that the reason that I’m here and the reason that I do music and tell these stories is that people come to know the love, the God that I know.”

― Andra Day

“’Rise Up’ is definitely my baby. I think it was a gift because, you know, it’s like God just spoke to me and wrote that song. It’s very powerful.”

― Andra Day

“The message is that I was reminding myself and informing others of the fact that God has always been good to me. No matter what you’re going through, God is always with us. Life is a journey.”

― Andrae Crouch

“When I finish a song, I thank God for bringing me through. You have to press on and know your calling. That’s what I’ve been doing for all my life. I just went forward.”

― Andrae Crouch

“I was at a picnic, and there were a lot of songwriters. I remember praying, ‘God I wish you would give me a song.’ About five minutes later, my ears popped, and I saw everybody in slow motion. Nobody knew what I was experiencing.”

― Andrae Crouch

“Faith came by just believing God’s word and taking Him up on His word.”

― Andrae Crouch

“God can take anything we have, as long as we give Him the glory for it. He can develop it and make it acceptable in music for the people.”

― Andrae Crouch

“That’s all I want in life is to be remembered as a guy that really loved God.”

― Andrae Crouch

“As long as God gives me the strength to still minister and create, I’ll do it.”

― Andrae Crouch

“I’m a pastor. I say, ‘Let the church say amen,’ and that settles it. Everything has been said, you know; it’s like we have to agree with God.”

― Andrae Crouch

“I love a song that will usher in the very presence of God. Then there’s no Andrae; there’s no fabulous band, there’s no greatness of ours. I’ve had hundreds of concerts like that, and that’s what I try to achieve.”

― Andrae Crouch

“If you can’t prove it in words, it ain’t gospel. Soul music is just an expression of the mind, but your spirit has to be made alive – that’s the real part, the part that God speaks to.”

― Andrae Crouch

“People think that because people do religious stuff, that’s all we’re supposed to do. But with God’s help, everything that He wants me to accomplish, I’m going to do it. It’s all about pacing.”

― Andrae Crouch

“Sometimes when God brings things into an individual’s life, it makes them totally depend on Him.”

― Andrae Crouch

“Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

― Andre Gide

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

― Andre Gide

“God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.”

― Andre Gide

“Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.”

― Andre Gide

“God is great.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I do believe there’s a heaven. I do believe that God has given me the resilience and the survival skills to withstand the chiffon trenches.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“Sometimes I forget, then suddenly I find myself thinking, ‘God – I won the World Cup, didn’t I?’”

― Andre Schurrle

“My mom had struggles. My dad had struggles. He raised me as a single parent. I rebelled and almost quit amateur boxing, but my faith in God had a lot to do with me slowly getting my life together.”

― Andre Ward

“This has nothing to do with ego. It is solely about my religion and me being a devout Christian. I chose my ring name because I regard myself as A Son Of God.”

― Andre Ward

“Anyone can be a Son Of God if they wish to be and have the faith. I need to articulate this so everyone understands.”

― Andre Ward

“God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.”

― Andre Weil

“I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God and I try to share it with as many people as possible. Having a great voice is not a merit. I don’t think it is a merit.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I do not think anyone can ever do anything without the help and will of God.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better! If I’m presented with a fast horse or a fast boat, I still get that shiver of excitement and I cannot resist. Luckily I never seem to have any accidents, and thank God for that.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God, and I try to share it with as many people as possible.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I speak to God every day.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“I subscribe to no religion. But I believe that in the creation of art, there can be moments of God.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“Among God’s creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man.”

― Andres Segovia

“Plan for each episode to be a satisfying experience, but still leave the audience thinking, ‘Oh, my God! Now what?’”

― Andrew Davies

“I don’t necessarily go to church every week, but I am a Christian, and I believe in God and Jesus Christ.”

― Andrew Forrest

“If you want to own the power of God at your waist belt, you should have a background check. If you are a domestic violence abuser, convicted, you should not have a gun where you could snuff out the lives of your loved ones.”

― Andrew Gillum

“Nobody puts constraints on God. She doesn’t like it.”

― Andrew Greeley

“I don’t think Jesus was an exclusivist. He said, and we believe, that He is the unique representation of God in the world. But that doesn’t mean this is the only way God can work.”

― Andrew Greeley

“In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That’s been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits.”

― Andrew Greeley

“In stories, those are the moments that hit me the most: when people really don’t expect it, don’t have it much in their lives, and suddenly, an act of kindness. It’s like, ‘Oh, God! Heartbreaking!’”

― Andrew Haigh

“There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.”

― Andrew Jackson

“And it sort of jogged a memory of something that I read at school and I read it, and I thought God this is it. So you never can tell. I could find something this afternoon.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“When I was about eight, I asked my mother if it was true that God knows everything about you. When she answered yes, I said, ‘Then there’s no hope for me, Mum.’”

― Andrew Sullivan

“Of what value is a mind when placed in the brain of a coward? If mind is a gift of God to man for his use, let him use it. A mind is not in use when doing no good.”

― Andrew Taylor Still

“I promise, before God and my community, to seek reforms so that the powerful and corrupt are no longer above the law.”

― Andrew Thomas

“My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.”

― Andrew Young

“I am grateful to have my life back and for the friends and family who never gave up on me, for a God who was there when I was ready to find him. I am grateful for so much, that every day, one day at a time, is Thanksgiving.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“We will, as Americans, inhale another culture on a fork before we try their music or their art or even, God forbid, hang out with the actual people.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“It’s a dream to be its conductor. Sometimes I think, ‘My God, I can’t believe it.’ It’s a dream which came true.”

― Andris Nelsons

“The Soviet Union had only one party. You couldn’t express yourself freely; you couldn’t admit belief in God. And yet this terrible regime understood that human beings have to express themselves, through music, even at a bad level. All kids studied music automatically, just as they did maths or languages or sport.”

― Andris Nelsons

“I believe we have a physical body and a soul. It doesn’t matter what religion you are, whether or not you believe in God. I think people believe that there is a soul and a body.”

― Andris Nelsons

“I have a spiritual advisor I call up, when I just feel lost. Lately, I’ve been talking to God. I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God, and every day I talk to God.”

― Andy Dick

“I believed in God my whole life.”

― Andy Dick

“You cannot be this successful without having God on your side.”

― Andy Dick

“I believed in God my whole life, and then strayed away from it in my teen-age years, until recently.”

― Andy Dick

“I’ve always been with God, even in my darkest hour. That is why I say I am alive. I mean, I should have died a number of times.”

― Andy Dick

“Lincoln was an American messiah, seemingly sent by God to save our country, our union, and our soul. He prioritized unity above all. Perhaps we should do the same.”

― Andy Dunn

“I’m a big fan of talking about God. Whether people believe in God or not, that’s so fascinating. Or where you go when you die is fascinating.”

― Andy Grammer

“I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.”

― Andy Griffith

“Why did God have to make Mo’Nique a good actress? What was God thinking when he decided to give Mo’Nique acting chops. Now we have to endure Mo’Nique comedy specials.”

― Andy Kindler

“It’s far harder to love God and do his will than it is to be self absorbed and love my own will.”

― Andy Mineo

“I think there are more religious overtones in music because these artists want to be connected to greatness. What is greater or higher than God himself?”

― Andy Mineo

“Hopefully, at the end of all this, my music is going to be used as a tool to help people have meaningful conversations and meaningful relationships with themselves and with other people and with God.”

― Andy Mineo

“I feel like God’s given me a gift that I want to steward and share with the world.”

― Andy Mineo

“I remember, my mom, she’s lived in Spain for about thirty years, and we were playing the Royal Albert Hall, and she was with some friends from New York. Morrissey came out with the sign ‘The Queen is Dead,’ and my mom’s friends are like, ‘Oh my God.’ They took it literally.”

― Andy Rourke

“Acting is a sort of pressure cooker that allows the fizz to come out the top. God knows what I’d be like if I didn’t have that.”

― Andy Serkis

“I remember kind of doing early acting and thinking, ‘God, they don’t paint behind the sets.’ It’s a bit of a shame, really – ‘Oh, what’s on the other side of this wall? Oh, you can see the plywood.’ I was really disappointed. I just thought that these things were real, from watching things as a kid.”

― Andy Serkis

“Thank God for Skype!”

― Andy Serkis

“God is a God of systems and predictability and order, and God honors planning.”

― Andy Stanley

“A principle is a principle, and God created all the principles.”

― Andy Stanley

“You can’t do some of the things you used to do. I suppose you have to go at a gentler pace. I mean, God help us, you can’t sit at home being a Vicar or anything.”

― Andy Taylor

“I am not particularly religious. But I think we do face the question of where God is, why we are created and where does life go, why we exist. That sort of thing. And it is very hard to talk about it these days, because it cannot be proven. It is hard to discuss it rationally.”

― Ang Lee

“Thanks to God, I was able to come to PSG and be myself again.”

― Angel Di Maria

“God made a way out of no way.”

― Angela Bassett

“I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren’t paying me for my acting, for God’s sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.”

― Angela Carter

“If Republicans are defeated in 2008, God help us all because Radical Islamic fascists will do anything by any means necessary to rid the world of the ‘infidels’: the enemy. In their eyes, that is America.”

― Angela McGlowan

“I can assure the people of Mississippi that, as God is my witness, I strongly oppose the Blair-Holt Act and will fight harder than any human being alive to protect law-abiding Mississippians Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

― Angela McGlowan

“God, I love John Cassavetes.”

― Angela Sarafyan

“God, I love John Cassavetes. Throughout my acting career and continuing to be an actor and grow, I think there have been so many outstanding actresses, and I hope I can live up to the things they created and continue that on. I think Gina Rowlands is an amazing actress.”

― Angela Sarafyan

“Without a doubt. I believe in fate the same way others believe in God. I do believe in fate.”

― Angeles Mastretta

“We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.”

― Angelina Grimke

“Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me, it’s unbelievable!”

― Angelina Jolie

“We show deference to the civil authorities when they respect the divine origin of their power and when they serve the people with objective reference to the law of God.”

― Angelo Scola

“Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I could ever love myself.”

― Angie Stone

“Even though it’s my job to be an actor, I have given my life to God.”

― Angus T. Jones

“Committing yourself to some kind of job that isn’t committed to God is going to bring so much trouble into your life. It’s not good and not something I would suggest that someone seek.”

― Angus T. Jones

“God forbid you be an ugly girl, ‘course too pretty is also your doom, ’cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.”

― Ani DiFranco

“Thank God for paper ballots.”

― Anibal Acevedo Vila

“You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going.”

― Anish Kapoor

“We don’t do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance.”

― Anita Baker

“Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.”

― Anita Brookner

“Hits, flops, and everything in between – I got to do a lot of different things as an actor, had a lot of good learning experiences. So I think I’ve done reasonably okay for myself, and God has given me more than what I’ve asked for.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“I’m convinced we all have a God-shaped space in us, and until we fill that space with God, we’ll never know what it is to be whole.”

― Ann B. Davis

“I think I’m lovable. That’s the gift God gave me. I don’t do anything to be lovable. I have no control.”

― Ann B. Davis

“God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees.”

― Ann Coulter

“No matter what argument you make against evolution, the response is, ‘Well, you know, it’s possible to believe in evolution and believe in God.’ Yes, and it’s possible to believe in Spiderman and believe in God, but that doesn’t prove Spiderman is true.”

― Ann Coulter

“My faith and reason tell me that God created the world, and I’m not particularly interested in the details. I’ll find out when I meet my Maker.”

― Ann Coulter

“Forgiveness, in some cases, is a flipping miracle in the sense that you’re fighting, and suddenly something happens. It’s a kind of grace. Whether you believe in God or not, something happens, and it’s transformative.”

― Ann Dowd

“God does give us more than we can bear sometimes.”

― Ann Hood

“In my adult life, I had spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family – my brother at 30, my daughter at 5.”

― Ann Hood

“I do have a son. He’s out of school now. He never played football. And it had nothing to do with me. I was actually crushed that he didn’t play football. I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is awful.’ My brothers all played football. My dad played football.”

― Ann McKee

“A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.”

― Ann Plato

“The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today’s world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost.”

― Ann Rinaldi

“Oddly enough, George Pal always began and ended something with The Bible. All his pictures had a religious undertone. God was always there, protecting us.”

― Ann Robinson

“We are all children of the same God, and we have to come together to solve our problems and not be fighting so much.”

― Ann Romney

“From the time you were signed at MGM you just felt you were in God’s hands.”

― Ann Rutherford

“’Hard Hit,’ a YA collection of poems, explores the country of grief and survival. Mark, a 16-year-old boy and skilled pitcher, must confront the coming death of his beloved father with the help of his friends, family, baseball, and an idiosyncratic belief in God. I used my own experience of my parents’ deaths to inform this journey.”

― Ann Turner

“Giving thanks is that: making the canyon of pain into a megaphone to proclaim the ultimate goodness of God when Satan and all the world would sneer at us to recant.”

― Ann Voskamp

“Sometimes God answers our questions with questions.”

― Ann Voskamp

“When we can’t bottle our tears up anymore, God catches every one in His bottle. God’s catching every falling tear because He won’t let us fall apart.”

― Ann Voskamp

“Counting one thousand gifts, I discovered I could count on God.”

― Ann Voskamp

“I write a chapter, then edit it and edit it and edit it and edit it. I don’t think we mine creativity from within. It’s bestowed from on high, from God.”

― Ann Voskamp

“I pray every night. I just talk to God and I can go to sleep. I don’t worry anymore.”

― Anna Chlumsky

“You know my girls are so funny. You’re out in the country and there are critters everywhere and they get a little like, ‘Oh my God! Oh no, bugs!’ and I had to say, ‘Honey this is fine. This is their world and it’s all part of being in the country.’ I realized, ‘Oh my God, my girls are really city girls.’”

― Anna Gunn

“One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.”

― Anna Julia Cooper

“God gives all to those, who get up early.”

― Anna Kournikova

“I don’t understand why God took him and didn’t take me.”

― Anna Nicole Smith

“God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.”

― Anna Pavlova

“If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn’t have invented The New York Review of Books.”

― Anna Quindlen

“How can we have ‘freer’ free trade? Let’s get real, for God’s sake.”

― Anna Soubry

“O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.”

― Anne Boleyn

“Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.”

― Anne Bradstreet

“I thank God every night for David Stern.”

― Anne Donovan

“My philosophy is: Life is hard, but God is good. Try not to confuse the two.”

― Anne F. Beiler

“It’s good to have plans and dreams, but don’t be surprised if God brings you somewhere else.”

― Anne F. Beiler

“Have faith in God. It will make you dig deeper and become a better leader.”

― Anne F. Beiler

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”

― Anne Frank

“When life is good and we have no problems, we can almost let ourselves believe we have no need for God. But in my experience, sometimes the richest blessings come through pain and hard things.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I believe that God has a plan and purpose not only for the human race, but for my individual life.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“Abraham wasn’t perfect. He failed, made mistakes. But, he would go back, get right with God, and then just keep moving forward. He didn’t quit when things got hard. He just kept on going. And everywhere he went, God was there. God was with him.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“If I can center down and strengthen the core of who I am, and the core of who I am is my relationship with God, then that helps me maintain peace deep down. If I can maintain a healthy spiritual core, I think that’s enormous for helping the stress.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that’s obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“When I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my savior, and I asked him to forgive and to come into my life, and He does – from that moment forward I have established a personal relationship with God that I have to develop, you know, through Bible reading and prayer, and living my life for him.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I do not believe evil men are led by God. I believe there are plots of evil. We live in a sinful world, and there are a lot of things that happen as a result of sin.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I want to take my focus off myself and focus on God. It’s like setting your spiritual compass so no matter which way you turn during the day, whatever comes up, then my thoughts go back to Him and whatever He said that morning.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“Are you facing a superheated furnace? What God wants is for you to look full in the face of Jesus. Get your focus off whatever it is that appears to be unanswered and focus on the Son.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“Religion can be one of the greatest impediments to finding God.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I’ve had Christians treat me in a way that is so wrong and so vicious, I realized there’s a difference between God’s people and God.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“You can work all your life and make all the waters in all the rivers on Earth drinkable, but if, when you die, you are not ready to meet God, it doesn’t matter.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“It was when my children were 5, 3 and 10 months old that I just felt the desperate need to get to know God through the pages of my Bible. And as a result, I started a Bible class in my city for the primary purpose of being in it.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I’m living my life for an audience of one. I live my life to please God. And I believe if He’s pleased, that people like my mother and my daddy, my grandparents, you know, my husband, my children, they’ll be pleased.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“One misconception is that if we follow God in the life of faith, and that means obedience – that we read His Word, we’re obedient, we pray, we go to church, we do the right things – that somehow His blessing means we’re going to be okay.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“As burned as I’ve been by local churches and by people who call themselves in God’s name, Jesus gave us the church. It’s supposed to be a community of like-minded people who encourage and strengthen each other. But that’s not how it always works.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“Abraham is such a fascinating figure. Three world religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – all claim him as a patriarch. He was raised in a religious home. And yet he rejected religion in order to pursue a personal relationship with God.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“There is nothing at all that God won’t forgive.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“It has been religious people, often within the organized church, who have been the most critical of and even hostile to my relationship with God.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“In the Bible, ordination – I don’t see that in the Scripture. In the Bible, it’s whether you’re filled with the Holy Spirit, whether you’re anointed by God, whether you’re called by God, whether you’re obedient to Him. I want to be those things, but I don’t see any purpose for me in being ordained.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“Every time I see my brother, I just praise God for God’s grace in his life. Because if God can change Franklin from a prodigal into a man of God, he can do it for anybody.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“Some people who suffer run away from God, and I know the tendency, but instead I just run to Him.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I read God’s word when I am not suffering. And then I don’t have to all of a sudden establish this habit when I am hurting.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“My life’s goal is not to write books; my life’s goal is to know God better today. The neat thing about a goal like that is you can achieve it. Faith is constant; it’s a relationship.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I think of religion as man’s attempt to reach God, and you can’t do that.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“My hope is that this life is not all there is. This life is like preparation for what is coming next, and what is coming next is something so glorious that the Bible says minds can’t conceive it, eye has never seen, your imagination could never even enter into all that God is preparing for those who love him.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I felt that one of the things God impressed on me was that I needed to start a nonprofit corporation, so that any money that came my way, whether it was an honorarium, a book sale or a gift, would go into a nonprofit ministry.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I remember when I was starting out as a young actress, thinking, ‘Oh my God, I have the fattest face.’ Now I look at those pictures and I think, ‘So much collagen!’”

― Anne Hathaway

“Oh, my God. I want to be a mother, and I anticipate loving my children quite fiercely. I think about it all the time, though it’s a silly thing to think about because the kind of mother I’ll be depends on the kind of children I have. I can’t wait to meet them.”

― Anne Hathaway

“If any come to my house to be instructed in the ways of God what rule have I to put them away? Do you think it not lawful for me to teach women and why do you call me to teach the court?”

― Anne Hutchinson

“How did Abraham know that it was God that bid him offer his son, being a breach of the sixth commandment?”

― Anne Hutchinson

“I’ve heard people say that God is the gift of desperation, and there’s a lot to be said for having really reached a bottom where you’ve run out of any more good ideas or plans for everybody else’s behavior; or how to save and fix and rescue; or just get out of a huge mess, possibly of your own creation.”

― Anne Lamott

“Sometimes I think God loves the ones who most desperately ache and are most desperately lost – his or her wildest, most messed-up children – the way you’d ache and love a screwed-up rebel daughter in juvenile hall.”

― Anne Lamott

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

― Anne Lamott

“The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God’s identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it’s the truth.”

― Anne Lamott

“No one can appropriate God, goodness, the Bible or Jesus. It just seems that way.”

― Anne Lamott

“We’re often ashamed of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic, but I think, if there’s a God – and I believe there is – that God is there to help. That’s what God’s job is.”

― Anne Lamott

“I write because writing is the gift God has given me to help people in the world.”

― Anne Lamott

“I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God.”

― Anne Lamott

“The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty. It is madness. You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.”

― Anne Lamott

“I do not have deep theological understanding or opinion, but I do not read the Bible as the literal word of God.”

― Anne Lamott

“I didn’t have a teen age at all. I didn’t even look at boys, never mind… then suddenly it was like, ‘Oh my god!’ So I made up for a lot of lost time very quickly. It was kind of bonkers. Working hard, partying hard – but also experiencing life, you know.”

― Anne-Marie Duff

“Oh, God. Mate, I’ve written about 800 songs, and that’s no exaggeration!”

― Anne-Marie

“I want to love all the children of God – Christian, Jew, Moslem, Hindu, Buddhist – everyone. I want to love gay Christians and straight Christians.”

― Anne Rice

“People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don’t know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”

― Anne Rice

“What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels, the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary, and sought to make Him utterly believable, a vital breathing character.”

― Anne Rice

“I know nothing of God or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that would damn or save my soul.”

― Anne Rice

“I like to look put together without trying too hard. I don’t want to look as if God’s made another rainbow – I prefer muted, autumnal colours, like most fading redheads.”

― Anne Robinson

“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.”

― Anne Sexton

“God owns heaven but He craves the earth.”

― Anne Sexton

“We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.”

― Anne Sullivan

“I grew up with my mom being very, very cheap, so when it’s free, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s free – I have to take as much as I can!’”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I was a very self-righteous 15-25 year old. Anyway, I wake up every morning and thank God I’m not a kid anymore.”

― Annie Baker

“What is the constitution of the universe? The universe is the manifestation of the divine thought; the thought of God embodies itself in the thought-forms that we call worlds.”

― Annie Besant

“Beauty is no dead thing. It is the manifestation of God in nature. There is not one object in nature untouched by man that is not beautiful, for God’s manifestation is beauty. It shines through all His works, and not only in those that may give pleasure to man.”

― Annie Besant

“The soul grows by reincarnation in bodies provided by nature, more complex, more powerful, as the soul unfolds greater and greater faculties. And so the soul climbs upward into the light eternal. And there is no fear for any child of man, for inevitably he climbs towards God.”

― Annie Besant

“Every form, not being the whole, must, of necessity, be imperfect; less than the whole, it cannot be identical with the whole, and being less than the whole and, therefore, imperfect by itself, it shows imperfection as evil, and only the totality of a universe can mirror the image of God.”

― Annie Besant

“The essence of religion is the knowledge of God which is eternal life. That and nothing less than that is religion. Everything else is on the surface, is superfluous save for the needs of men.”

― Annie Besant

“Everyone knows the beautiful story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. How this noble father led his child to the slaughter; how Isaac meekly submitted; how the farce went on till the lad was bound and laid on the altar, and how God then stopped the murder, and blessed the intending murderer for his willingness to commit the crime.”

― Annie Besant

“The orthodox believers in God are divided into two camps, one of which maintains that the existence of God is as demonstrable as any mathematical proposition, while the other asserts that his existence is not demonstrable to the intellect.”

― Annie Besant

“We have no right to pick out all that is noblest and fairest in man, to project these qualities into space, and to call them God. We only thus create an ideal figure, a purified, ennobled, ‘magnified’ Man.”

― Annie Besant

“As civilisation advances, the deities lessen in number, the divine powers become concentrated more and more in one Being, and God rules over the whole earth, maketh the clouds his chariot, and reigns above the waterfloods as a king.”

― Annie Besant

“The idea of reverence for God is transmitted from parent to child, it is educated into an abnormal development, and thus almost indefinitely strengthened, but yet it does appear to me that the bent to worship is an integral part of man’s nature.”

― Annie Besant

“Eskimo: ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ Priest: ‘No, not if you did not know.’ Eskimo: ‘Then why did you tell me?’”

― Annie Dillard

“God gave me a talent to draw. I ‘owed’ it to him to develop the talent.”

― Annie Dillard

“The inner world is very potent for me – I don’t ascribe to any God or Jesus or Buddha – I just have a sense of it and revere it along with the natural world and human consciousness.”

― Annie Lennox

“God – God’s the wrong word – goddess or nature will conspire to transform you in a way you couldn’t have imagined.”

― Anohni

“Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.”

― Ansel Adams

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”

― Ansel Adams

“Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are the worst kind of crises for people like Mr. Trump and Mr. Osteen, who purvey their own versions of the prosperity gospel. This is a belief that says if you think positively and make affirmations, God will reward you with financial success and good health.”

― Anthea Butler

“The text, ‘Is God a White Racist’, By Rev. Dr. William Jones, is still studied by theologians and academics and taught in institutes of higher learning. The book called into question the chief construction of black liberation theology: that God is on the side of the oppressed.”

― Anthea Butler

“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us.”

― Anthea Butler

“As a black woman in a nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.”

― Anthea Butler

“Knowing that you’re the one who’s been rejected, God it makes you feel isolated. I defy anybody not to be a bit upset. I felt as though I’d walked into the house trailing all this baggage.”

― Anthea Turner

“If I’m in Rome for only 48 hours, I would consider it a sin against God to not eat cacio e pepe, the most uniquely Roman of pastas, in some crummy little joint where Romans eat. I’d much rather do that than go to the Vatican. That’s Rome to me.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I feel that if Jacques Pepin shows you how to make an omelet, the matter is pretty much settled. That’s God talking.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“I wish I could play bass like Larry Graham or Bootsy Collins. My God, I’d give up just about everything else for that.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“One day, I found my dad’s dressing-gown in an old suitcase, and it transported me back to when I was five and thought he was a god or a superhero who could do anything. After that, I wrote my first positive book about fathers, about my dad.”

― Anthony Browne

“Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said ‘God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn’t the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.”

― Anthony Edwards

“When people are running up to me in the grocery store screaming, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ that’s when I know I’m swervin’. As long as people are recognizing you and you matter to them, then you’re doing something right.”

― Anthony Hamilton

“I really prayed and asked God for my first film.”

― Anthony Hemingway

“I’ve had no contact with my daughter for years. That’s her choice. Anyway, you move on. If people don’t want to bother with me, fine. You know, God bless them, and move on.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Our existence is beyond our understanding. No one has an answer.”

― Anthony Hopkins

“You’re confident, you’re going to the ring to fight, but there’s always that little thing where you’re thinking, ‘God.’ You’re nervous. But you have to embrace it and enjoy it.”

― Anthony Joshua

“The whole question of God and what God is, and whether it’s a blond guy with a beard, I don’t know… I don’t know that. Do I believe that there’s something greater at work than the sum of humanity? Yeah, I think so.”

― Anthony LaPaglia

“There are many ways people think of God, and thousands of flavors of Christianity, Judaism, Islam… but they’re always looking at something that’s not measurable or you can’t really see or control.”

― Anthony Levandowski

“I’m just trying to be a little tiny light in God’s world.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“Everybody that played a part in sending me to death row, you will answer to God.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“I want you to know there is a God. He sits high, but he looks low. He will destroy, but yet he will defend – and he defended me.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“I just didn’t believe the God that I served would allow me to die for something I didn’t do.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“When every court was saying ‘no,’ I believe God was still saying yes. I had to somehow find that faith and reach deep down in my soul and believe in the teaching that my mother taught me as a young boy, that God can do everything but fail.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“People always say, ‘Oh, I’d love to work with my sibling,’ or ‘My God, I could never work with my sibling.’ It was just a natural process for us. We started collaborating on our first films and it evolved. We have a passion for film that we shared as we were growing up.”

― Anthony Russo

“You’ve got to use the skill set God has given you, and I have the ability to connect with people.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“Book love… is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.”

― Anthony Trollope

“But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.”

― Anthony Trollope

“Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“I believe in God, absolutely.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“I used to get off the bus, and there’d be a crowd around, you know, and I was thinking, ‘God, I hope this is not for me.’ And it normally was, and it was because someone said something to my sister, and the first she says is, ‘Well, I’ll get my brother.’”

― Antoine Fuqua

“To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.”

― Anton Chekhov

“One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.”

― Anton Chekhov

“Mandela is just the eternal man. You want that man to be around forever. It’s the closest thing we have to God, I think. He’s the father of mankind, almost.”

― Anton Corbijn

“The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which few have been endowed in full measure.”

― Anton Seidl

“The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.”

― Antoni Gaudi

“When people come up to me and say, ‘Oh my God – you’re that character,’ I feel like replying, ‘No, I’m just like you; it’s just a job.’”

― Antonia Thomas

“Life lives on life – it is cruel, but it is God’s will. And it is for our good, of course, because if there weren’t little animals to eat up the young mussels, our canals would be choked by those shellfish, for each mother has more than a thousand young ones at a time!”

― Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

“I want to be known as a guy who, regardless of circumstance, always gave 100 percent, always went the hardest and the smartest. Pray up, inspiration to God, put in what I get out.”

― Antonio Brown

“When everyone turned away, the only person I could turn to was God within myself, and that is what I continue to rely on.”

― Antonio Brown

“God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.”

― Antonio Porchia

“I always believed in Jesus and God as a little boy.”

― Antonio Sabato, Jr.

“As I got older, I got closer to my faith and I got closer to Jesus, reading the Bible and living my life under God.”

― Antonio Sabato, Jr.

“Oftentimes, you read these pilot scripts that come through for American work, and they don’t sing to you. I’ve got to be honest, not many of them ignite the flame or give you that burning feeling of, ‘Oh, God, I really want to be a part of this.’”

― Antony Starr

“My journey has been good, and by God’s grace, I have not changed.”

― Anushka Sharma

“The soul… may have many symbols with which it reaches toward God.”

― Anya Seton

“My beautiful, selfless sister Manuela Testolini-Benet continues to inspire me to be a better woman. Always thinking of others, always doing God’s work.”

― Apollonia Kotero

“But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out.”

― Archibald Alexander

“God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner.”

― Archibald Alexander

“We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent.”

― Archibald MacLeish

“Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.”

― Aretha Franklin

“When God loves you, what can be better than that?”

― Aretha Franklin

“To be honest, I never really considered myself to be too much of an actress. So, whenever I get the chance to do music, I’m always, like, just in it. It’s like, ‘Oh my God, I finally get to do this. I’m so happy.’”

― Ariana Grande

“I don’t believe in God, but I believe in angels.”

― Ariel Dorfman

“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.”

― Aristotle

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”

― Aristotle

“I would be lying if I said I’m not flattered being voted as the ‘Time’s’ Most Desirable Man of 2012. Frankly, I have no idea how the desirability quotient is arrived at. If it is just drop dead good looks, then I have to thank God and my parents for it.”

― Arjun Rampal

“Thank God that the people that run this world are not smart enough to keep running it forever. You know, everybody gets a handle on it for a little while.”

― Arlo Guthrie

“There’s only one God. Call him whatever you want.”

― Arlo Guthrie

“Even during the worst hardships, when the other things in our lives seem to fall apart, we can still find peace in the eternal love of God.”

― Armstrong Williams

“A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.”

― Armstrong Williams

“As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“History is a vision of God’s creation on the move.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“My frustration has always been that I’m a Christian, but I don’t buy into, never have bought into, the belief that Jesus and God are these men who just dictate that this is how you have to live your life or you are going to burn in hell.”

― Art Alexakis

“Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished – My god. It’s slammed the economy, It’s – I can’t even begin to detail all it’s actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It’s stunned the entire nation.”

― Art Bell

“It’s a great gift in my throat. When you have a gift, you think about the giver. Who gave this to me? And this takes you to a spiritual sense of God. That has captivated me all through my life, serving that lucky gift.”

― Art Garfunkel

“It was terrible. 2012, no voice. I would fall to my knees and look up at God and say, ‘Oh, man, this is tough. I don’t know how to be a person.’ And finally, I would sing some shows where the voice crapped out. There were people in the audience. I did my best. I saw that there was lots of love and support.”

― Art Garfunkel

“Who knows? Maybe my life belongs to God. Maybe it belongs to me. But I do know one thing: I’m damned if it belongs to the government.”

― Art Hoppe

“If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?”

― Art Hoppe

“If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.”

― Arthur Ashe

“I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.”

― Arthur C. Clarke

“It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God – but to create him.”

― Arthur C. Clarke

“It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence – an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered – ‘In the beginning, God.’”

― Arthur Compton

“God’s designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit.”

― Arthur Erickson

“I regard Christian and Jewish fundamentalism, and all other forms of fundamentalism, as the enemies of God – and I hope you’ll quote me on that.”

― Arthur Hertzberg

“And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him.”

― Arthur Hugh Clough

“Grace is given of god, but knowledge is bought in the market.”

― Arthur Hugh Clough

“Raising taxes is not a frivolous venture that you do on the editorial page of ‘The New Republic,’ for god sakes. It’s something that you really have to think about and go through carefully.”

― Arthur Laffer

“The priest is Christ’s slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom.”

― Arthur Middleton

“There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion.”

― Arthur Middleton

“The Church’s note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.”

― Arthur Middleton

“God is creating at every moment of the world’s existence in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of the very stuff of the world.”

― Arthur Peacocke

“Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in, with, and under the natural processes of the world unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with all that the sciences have revealed since those debates of the nineteenth century.”

― Arthur Peacocke

“Classical philosophical theism maintained the ontological distinction between God and creative world that is necessary for any genuine theism by conceiving them to be of different substances, with particular attributes predicated of each.”

― Arthur Peacocke

“Misfortune was my god.”

― Arthur Rimbaud

“God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.”

― Arthur Young

“The spirit or life spark which animates this manifestation could be called God.”

― Arthur Young

“It’s a life of five-card draw, and you know what? When God asked me – I’m fine with the card I got. I’m gonna play this.”

― Artie Lange

“I’m like the master of ceremonies being funny, and then sometimes people you’re with, girlfriends and stuff, are like, ‘God I wish I had the person on stage to be with all the time.’”

― Artie Lange

“Thank God I have a financial planner who is really conservative.”

― Artie Lange

“God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way.”

― Arturo Toscanini

“The strong creation created by God in the world is not the lion, not the elephant, not the tiger – the girl.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“For many people, the family is portrayed as the settled place of reasonable safety, but as anyone who has read ‘The God of Small Things’ would know, for me it was a dangerous place. I felt humiliated in that space. I wanted to get away as soon as I could.”

― Arundhati Roy

“When I decided to write ‘The God of Small Things’, I had been working in cinema. It was almost a decision to downshift from there. I thought that 300 people would read it. But it created a platform of trust.”

― Arundhati Roy

“I am very conscious that, from the time of ‘The God of Small Things’ was published 10 years ago, we are in a different world… which needs to be written about differently, and I really very much want to do that.”

― Arundhati Roy

“Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.”

― Arvo Part

“My real name’s Rakim – my parents named me after the god MC himself.”

― ASAP Rocky

“I’m a baseball player who likes to enjoy himself and leave everything to God. He knows what’ll happen.”

― Asdrubal Cabrera

“Thank God I have parents who’d support the crazy things I did. If my dad found a snake, I’d take it to the woods. I was always taking these homeless birds and homeless cats home.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“Usually, when people are asked, ‘Would you ever do high school again?’ a good 99 percent of them say, ‘Oh God, no. I would never do that again.’ I would absolutely go back to high school.”

― Ashleigh Murray

“I’m a woman of faith. And I really believe that if I say, ‘God, this is what I want,’ He says, ‘I’ll give you your desires, as long as they line up with My will.’”

― Ashley Graham

“Do I sometimes wish I were thinner? God, in the old days, absolutely I did, but now I feel that to lose weight would be disloyal to myself.”

― Ashley Graham

“I wanted to be a lawyer. I realized I don’t really want to be a lawyer. I want to play a lawyer. Thank God I figured that out.”

― Ashley Greene

“All the time people ask me, like, ‘Oh my God, what did you do to get ready for the red carpet?’ And I’m like, ‘I just had Thai food.’ I love to work out and do cardio and have a healthy, active lifestyle, but I also am not going to, like, freak out over food.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“I’m a hybrid, from a cultural perspective, but I don’t think in these terms. I’m more simple than that. I’m a mammal who will live 70 years, more or less, who believes in God and likes his life.”

― Ashraf Barhom

“We talk different languages, eat different foods, but all humanity has one ancestor, which started from one person, which started from one god.”

― Ashraf Barhom

“I believe change should come from the real leader, who can make a real peace, and his name is God.”

― Ashraf Barhom

“I love to have confidence, but that confidence doesn’t come from myself. It comes from God, and that’s what I wanted America to see.”

― Ashthon Jones

“People used to behave morally because they thought God was always watching – in some ways God today is the collective, and the collective is watching.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I’m thankful to God for having a family that’s been there for me. He’s been there from the time I was a child to even now with my family helping with my little boy. It’s worth more than words could ever describe. That’s one of the ways I’ve been able to stay grounded is thanks to family and God.”

― Ashton Shepherd

“The Egyptians saw the sun and called him Ra, the Sun God. He rode across the sky in his chariot until it was time to sleep. Copernicus and Galileo proved otherwise, and poor Ra lost his divinity.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“Did God create man, or did man create God? Either way, the decision needs to be reviewed.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I don’t normally make documentaries. I’m a drama director. I’ve made a few short docs, but I don’t like talking heads or ‘voice of God’ narrators.”

― Asif Kapadia

“We don’t have some message from God that gives us a list of what’s good and what’s not good. Obviously, we have to make our own flawed judgments about each thing.”

― Astro Teller

“India was secular even when Muslims hadn’t come here and Christians hadn’t set foot on this soil. It is not as if India became secular after they came. They came with their own modes of worship, and they, too, were given a place of honor and respect. They had the freedom to worship God as per their wish and inclination.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“The Son of God became man so that we might become God.”

― Athanasius

“Jesus that I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God.”

― Athanasius

“Thus united to them in the fellowship of life, he will both understand the things revealed to them by God and, thenceforth escaping the peril that threatens sinners in the judgment, will receive that which is laid up for the saints in the kingdom of heaven.”

― Athanasius

“It’s funny because as much as I’ve done Dr. Freeman, I guess because I shave right afterwards, people don’t recognize me necessarily as Dr. Freeman, whereas a small role like ‘Garden State’ or ‘Get Him to the Greek’, which is the funniest one to me, they’re like, ‘Hey, you’re that dude!’ and you’re like, ‘Oh my God!’ Which is awesome.”

― Ato Essandoh

“Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so, you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god, Force.”

― Auberon Herbert

“If changing our world is playing God, it is just one more way in which God made us in His image.”

― Aubrey de Grey

“There are lesbians, God knows… if you came up through lesbian circles in the forties and fifties in New York… who were not feminist and would not call themselves feminists.”

― Audre Lorde

“Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist.”

― Augusto Pinochet

“I regret and suffer those losses, but it’s God’s will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don’t think I did.”

― Augusto Pinochet

“Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?”

― Augustus Hare

“I really believe God has put me in the entertainment business, and he’s taken real good care of me along the way. I want to do all I can to give him all the credit.”

― Austin O’Brien

“God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.”

― Austin O’Malley

“I intend to be making films until I’m an old lady. So, if God willing I get there, I need to create a paradigm for myself where I can make it regardless of whether or not they still like what I’m making.”

― Ava DuVernay

“If I were a carpenter, I’d find a way to empower using that skill. I’m using as much as God has given – my mind, my voice, my heart, my art forms. This is the highest form of expression on the planet from God, to me, to you.”

― Avery Brooks

“If, God forbid, a war with Iran breaks out, it will be a nightmare. And we will all be in it, including the Persian Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia. No one will remain unscathed.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“I like to rap about things that are funny but mostly things that are relatable. I remember there was this one song with Ja Rule, and I forgot, exactly, but it was with Ashanti, and there’s a line in it that was like, ‘She hit me up on AIM.’ But that wasn’t the actual line; it was something else, but I was like, ‘Oh my God, he uses AIM!’”

― Awkwafina

“I’d love to go and visit the Mosque in Mecca again, just for the sheer beauty of it, not for God – much the way a non-Catholic might go to Vatican City because of the beauty of the buildings and the artifacts.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I do not believe in God, angels and the hereafter.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I accept that there are multitudes seeking God, seeking meaning, and so on, but if they reject atheism, I would rather they became modern-day Catholics or Jews than that they became Muslims.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“The concept of God in Jewish orthodoxy is one where you’re having constant quarrels with God. Where I come from, in Islam, the only concept of God is you submit to Him and you obey His commands; no quarreling allowed.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“My brother thinks it is very, very bad that I left Islam. My half-sister wants to convert me back; I want to convert her to Western values. My mum is terrified that when I die, and we all go to God, I will be burned.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“Catholics should be proselytizing about a God who is love, who represents a hereafter where there’s no hell, who wants you to lead a life where you can confess your sins and feel much better afterwards. Those are lovely concepts of God.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“When my first daughter was born, my husband held her in his hands and said, ‘My God, she’s so beautiful.’ I unwrapped the baby from her blankets. She was average size, with long thin fingers and a random assortment of toes. Her eyes were close set, and she had her father’s hooked nose. It looked better on him.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“From a very young age, I would fall off the bed and wake up on the floor because of dreams. I have a memory from the age of four in which I felt God.”

― Ayelet Zurer

“I prayed about it consistently – that God would direct me in the right path and that, when it would happen, I would know that I’m in the right place.”

― Ayesha Curry

“God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.”

― Ayn Rand

“Because I believe in God and have faith in God, it doesn’t mean I am immortal. It doesn’t mean I am immune, as has been claimed. I am as scared as anyone of getting hurt, especially driving a Formula One car.”

― Ayrton Senna

“If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.”

― Ayrton Senna

“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”

― B. B. King

“My wife Martha used to call me Ol’ Lemon Face because of my facial contortions when I play Lucille. I squeeze my eyes and open my mouth, raise my eyebrows, cock my head and God knows what else. I look like I’m in torture, when in truth, I’m in ecstasy. I don’t do it for show. Every fiber of my being is tingling.”

― B. B. King

“I don’t care for the music when they’re talking bad about women because I think women are God’s greatest gift to the planet – I just like music.”

― B. B. King

“I’ve seen myself on those lists of the 100 best guitarists, and if they think that I’m that good, thank them. Thank God for them. But I don’t think so.”

― B. B. King

“He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.”

― B. C. Forbes

“Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.”

― B. R. Hayden

“Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.”

― Babe Ruth

“In this day the breeze of God is wafted, and His Spirit hath pervaded all things. Such is the outpouring of His grace that the pen is stilled and the tongue is speechless.”

― Baha’u’llah

“The Cause of God is not a theatrical display that is presented every hour, of which some new diversion may be asked for every day. If it were thus, the Cause of God would become mere child’s play.”

― Baha’u’llah

“God has just given me such an amazing journey and able to play; it’s been so much fun. I’m having a blast!”

― Bailee Madison

“George Clooney had the web of celebrity from television and doing ‘ER,’ and he’s able to parlay that into films. God willing, I’ll be up there in a few years.”

― Bailey Chase

“He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.”

― Barack Obama

“And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.”

― Barack Obama

“But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day.”

― Barack Obama

“Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, ‘Thank God, I’m still alive.’ But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.”

― Barbara Boxer

“We are all different. Yet we are all God’s children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.”

― Barbara Boxer

“My husband had a very strong identity and was successful in his life. Thank God for that. There’s no way I can control him. I wouldn’t stay married to him if I felt I could. I can readily take my business personality into the home. But he forces me to be a partner rather than the boss.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“For a long time on Earth humans didn’t worship good gods; that’s a new idea. The ancient Greek gods, the Hindu gods, are fairly amoral, most of them. We get stuck when we insist that God be both good and all-powerful.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“I’m not questioning the monotheistic god. I think there’s absolutely no evidence for the existence of such a god. When I say that, I mean I’m – part of that is that the idea that God could be all-powerful and also benevolent is on its face contradictory.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“My parents were atheists, strong atheists. I never got the answer ‘God.’”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Men of patriarchal cultures have been committing heinous acts in the name of their God ever since they created a god for themselves. It seems that the earlier, goddess-oriented, nature-centered religions were far less cruel.”

― Barbara G. Walker

“True revolutionaries are like God – they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.”

― Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

“I go on stage with what God gave me – and that’s a natural high. I don’t need nothing to perk me up. The audience picks me up enough. That’s the total God’s truth.”

― Barbara Lynn

“God has taken care of me, and mother dear has taken care of me, too. All my life.”

― Barbara Lynn

“It’s an exciting life. I don’t know where God is leading us. I just know that He opens doors and He closes the doors, and it is always the best for us.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity of love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that God holds tomorrow, so it is exciting. Even when I have hard things happen, He loves me so big, so much. I come through it and I grow from it, because He has got me.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“That is the exciting thing: I don’t know what God has given me for tomorrow.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We’re like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“We had to go all through the night thinking that our baby was dead. When God showed him to us, he wasn’t dead, he was sucking his thumb. God had him safe and sound. He is a miracle. He is so healthy, so perfect, and God has really, really blessed us.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“We’re only here to love God and each other. I’m not saying I’ve never gotten angry at anyone. I do. But you’ve got to forgive and move on.”

― Barbara Mandrell

“Oh God, don’t envy me, I have my own pains.”

― Barbra Streisand

“I no longer believe that I’m going to be struck down by a punishing God.”

― Bari Weiss

“Religion unites man with God, or forms a communication between them; yet do they not say, ‘God is infinite?’ If God be infinite, no finite being can have communication or relation with him.”

― Baron d’Holbach

“If God be an infinite being, there cannot be, either in the present or future world, any relative proportion between man and his God. Thus, the idea of God can never enter the human mind.”

― Baron d’Holbach

“When you’re not involved, other people’s unhappiness seems to be about the funniest damn thing on earth because you think you can solve it, that you are God, that you are above this, and that their unhappiness is just such useless toil and agony. If it’s you, it ceases to be a comedy.”

― Barry Hannah

“I worked for Oprah Winfrey for two years right out of college in 2004. I was a director’s assistant on the film ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God,’ which Oprah produced.”

― Barry Jenkins

“Thank God we’re going to try to continue and effectively defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol, with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard, with the Armed Forces.”

― Barry McCaffrey

“Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think.”

― Barry Zito

“God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived.”

― Baruch Spinoza

“The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.”

― Basil Hume

“Our response, our attitude, depends on our realisation of God’s attitude toward us. If I experience love or have experienced it, this is the means whereby I can explore the mystery of God’s love.”

― Basil Hume

“In my opinion, it is a mistake to expect in prayer a response from God. Often, God’s response is outside prayer. And often, we do not link up an outside response with the effort we put into prayer.”

― Basil Hume

“We are blind: we cannot see God with our senses, and our deductions from what we know or are thinking about the word of God itself – how little power they have to bring us to God! We are blind, and our eyes need the touch of our Lord’s hand to enable us at times to even see dimly.”

― Basil Hume

“The experience of prayer when there is no awareness of God and no apparent response from ourselves should not lead us to escape from prayer or give it up.”

― Basil Hume

“What did our Lord do by his Passion, Death, and Resurrection? He bridged that gulf which exists between God and man, a gulf which can only be bridged by him.”

― Basil Hume

“It is healthy to say, ‘Yes, I am a sinner,’ and to recognise that this should lead us to turn to God full of confidence in his love and mercy.”

― Basil Hume

“How wonderful it would be if the love of God was our priority and the love of neighbour flowed from that.”

― Basil Hume

“I have been listening a lot to The Carpenters and Neil Diamond, Elton John, and thinking, like, ‘God, it’d be great to write a sort of subversive, alternative ballad,’ like Lou Reed does so well with ‘Perfect Day.’ And I really loved ‘Video Games’ – at the time, it hadn’t really got as big, but it’s a classic song; you can’t deny it.”

― Bat for Lashes

“Surely, I must at all times attempt to obey the law of the state. But when the will of God and the will of the state conflict, I am compelled to follow the will of God.”

― Bayard Rustin

“I’ve seen so many excellent actors – excellent actors – who, the minute they’re told they’re in a comedy, turn into God knows what – creatures from another planet! I mean they just… the voice changes, they don’t look the same, it’s like – it has no similarity to any living human being, do you know what I mean?”

― Bea Arthur

“Sometimes it’s hard for us to believe, really believe, that God cares and wants good things for us and doesn’t just want us to go off and give everything up and become missionaries in Burundi.”

― Bear Grylls

“I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn’t religious.”

― Bear Grylls

“You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex.”

― Beatrice Wood

“Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.”

― Beatrix Potter

“When I was a little girl, my dream was just to hear my song on the radio. It was very fascinating to me, and I was like, ‘How do I do that?’ Now it’s like, ‘Oh my God, my song is on the radio!’”

― Bebe Rexha

“When I was doing all this acting stuff, all these kids, like, assumed, ‘Oh, my God, you’re on TV, and you probably have a lot of money.’ And I was living in a garage.”

― Becky G

“God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.”

― Bede Griffiths

“I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.”

― Bede Griffiths

“Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.”

― Beilby Porteus

“You know, he’s a bit of a rock star, but I think he’s consciously learnt how to make people feel comfortable around him. Because otherwise, how could anyone act opposite him? The whole time you’d be thinking, ‘My god, it’s Johnny Depp!’”

― Bella Heathcote

“I thank God that I can say on my death bed that I am a virtuous woman.”

― Belle Boyd

“God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you’ll know I’ve lost all my money.”

― Ben Affleck

“Obviously, in a sport like golf, we see Tiger Woods fall off. There’s not really too much damage he can take from that, although when you watch him and he sucks, and you’re like, ‘God, you used to be so good but you suck now,’ it’s disconcerting as a fan.”

― Ben Askren

“You still get these waves of doubt that come over you, for example, when you get a bad review or you accept a part and think, ‘Oh, God, what have I just accepted? I can’t do that.’ I don’t think that’s something that will ever go away in me.”

― Ben Barnes

“If you’re in a car crash, you’re mostly involved in trying to not go off the bridge, and later on you say, ‘Oh my God!’”

― Ben Bernanke

“Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.”

― Ben Carson

“The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that’s very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.”

― Ben Carson

“Those of us who believe in God and derive our sense of right and wrong and ethics from God’s Word really have no difficulty whatsoever defining where our ethics come from. People who believe in survival of the fittest might have more difficulty deriving where their ethics come from. A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people.”

― Ben Carson

“I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it. He opens the right doors he shuts the right doors. And I have tremendous faith in him. He just guided my career in an amazing way.”

― Ben Carson

“I’ve had experiences in my life that leave no doubt in my mind about the fact that God exists. I’m quite willing to debate people who don’t think so because I want them to explain to me how did our solar system get so organized and how is the universe so complex and yet well-organized that we can predict 70 years hence when a comet is coming?”

― Ben Carson

“I serve God, and my purpose is to please Him, and if God be for you, who can be against you?”

― Ben Carson

“Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.”

― Ben Carson

“My strong belief is that God created human beings and therefore he knows about every aspect of the human body. So if I want to fix it, I just need to stay in harmony with Him.”

― Ben Carson

“You know, many people have said that I’m on the edge and I’m maverick for some of the big operations that I’ve done. I’m not at all. I pray; I ask God to give me wisdom, ‘Should I do it?’, guidance in terms of how to do it, who to consult with. All those kind of things are incredibly important.”

― Ben Carson

“God has opened many doors of opportunity throughout my lifetime, but I believe the greatest of those doors was allowing me to be born in the United States of America.”

― Ben Carson

“In my own personal life, God plays a great role in the risk, because I pray before I go into the operating room for every case, and I ask him to give me wisdom, to help me to know what to do – and not only for operating, but for everything.”

― Ben Carson

“Over the years my mother’s steadfast faith in God has inspired me, particularly when I had to perform extremely difficult surgical procedures or when I found myself faced with my own medical scare.”

― Ben Carson

“If God thinks proportionality is fair who are we to say that it is unfair?”

― Ben Carson

“Let’s let everybody believe what they want to believe. And that means, P.C. police, don’t you be coming down on people who believe in God and who believe in Jesus.”

― Ben Carson

“What I agree with is that we need a significantly changed taxation system. And the one that I’ve advocated is based on tithing, because I think God is a pretty fair guy. And he said, you know, if you give me a tithe, it doesn’t matter how much you make.”

― Ben Carson

“In the arsenal of the phony, the politics of God is one of the deadliest punches to the sweet spot of the American mind.”

― Ben Fountain

“To set the record straight for the God knows millionth time, we certainly didn’t sign to Atlantic just for the money.”

― Ben Gibbard

“God gave me everything I have.”

― Ben Harney

“I was excited to hear others talking of God. Most people in show business have some strong spirituality but don’t talk about it openly.”

― Ben Harney

“I have a strong belief in God.”

― Ben Howland

“I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative.”

― Ben Kingsley

“In certain strains of Judaism, there’s a profound passion for the ineffable. Contemplation of God is meant to be forever elusive, because, you know, our tiny minds can’t possibly comprehend Him. If we find ourselves comprehending Him, then we can be sure we’re off track.”

― Ben Marcus

“One of the saddest things I’ve ever done is download ‘I’m A Teenage Dirtbag’ by Wheatus and play along with it with my headphones on. Oh, God. If you were to walk in and see me do that, you would really worry for me.”

― Ben Miller

“Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept – it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God’s sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us – the Supreme Court, President Obama – against traditional religion.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?”

― Ben Shapiro

“Americans take justifiable pride in the freedoms given to them by nature or God and enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.”

― Ben Shapiro

“The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state.”

― Ben Shapiro

“It is no wonder that advocates of Obamacare blindly push forward with their agenda to force religious Americans to violate their own precepts: in the war between the state and the individual, religion is on the side of the individual and his or her relationship with God. That is why symbolic prayer matters. It is symbolic.”

― Ben Shapiro

“’Noah’ doesn’t merely get the story wrong; like all Biblical adaptations, it’s bound to do that (although some aspects of the film are out and out ridiculous). It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.”

― Ben Stein

“It’s really amazing that in the age of unbelief, as a smart man called it, there isn’t even more fraud. After all, with no God, there’s no one to ever call you to account, and no accounting at all if you can get away with it.”

― Ben Stein

“I thought that all of the sacrifices and blessings of the whole history of mankind have devolved upon me. Thank you, God.”

― Ben Stein

“If there is no God, then man sometimes thinks he is god, and sometimes tries to live like a god.”

― Ben Stein

“If there is no God, why bother to tell the truth? Why not steal?”

― Ben Stein

“If we are just specks of dust hit by lightning, if we have no spark of God in us, why not just take whatever we can and devil take the hindmost? I mean, we are fools not to do that if there is no right or wrong.”

― Ben Stein

“I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.”

― Ben Stein

“For me, I’ve always believed that there was a God. I’ve always believed that God created the heavens and earth – so, for me it’s not a huge leap from there to intelligent design.”

― Ben Stein

“We are perfect. According to God, we are perfect, yet we know that we are sinners. We believe in the fact that we are both saints and sinners at the same time as we live in this world.”

― Ben Zobrist

“It really comes down to God opening the doors for me, and I’m trying to walk through them doing the best I can.”

― Ben Zobrist

“We are just so thankful that Christ does not measure us by what we do. God is not measuring us by that, He is measuring us by our faith in Christ.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I was so engrossed in my sport, I wasn’t thinking about the future from God’s standpoint. I was thinking about just my sporting future.”

― Ben Zobrist

“I hit my knees and I went to him with that and I said God I want to do what you want. I don’t want sports to be an idol in my life.”

― Ben Zobrist

“Worry – a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: ‘This is my country.’”

― Benjamin Franklin

“God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“God helps those who help themselves.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”

― Benjamin Harrison

“You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say.”

― Benjamin Jowett

“My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.”

― Benjamin Jowett

“You know, I said in the U.N., I said to President Abbas, ‘Look, we’re in the same city, we’re in the same building, for God’s sake, the U.N. Let’s just sit down and begin to talk peace.’”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God.”

― Benjamin Spock

“I know God has a plan for me. I don’t know what it is.”

― Benjamin Watson

“What I do is play football. What I do doesn’t change who I am and who God sees me as.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Before competition, as I stand in shoulder pads and cleats, my helmet in my left hand, adrenaline flowing and my heart raging under my right, I never forget the ills of America, but for a moment I envision its potential, remember its prosperity, and give thanks to God for the land He has placed me in and the people I love who live in it.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I think God does a lot of things in different ways.”

― Benjamin Watson

“For everybody, I think that we all, when we look at this situation of race, we need a change of heart, and I said it before. I believe the heart change comes from repenting of your racism, repenting of your bias, repenting of your prejudice and understanding that, you know what, God sees us all the same.”

― Benjamin Watson

“It’s been a constant struggle with my athletic career to identify myself as a child of God and understand that His love is unconditional for us; it’s not conditional like fans, or coaches, or even myself.”

― Benjamin Watson

“We are God’s children. We are Christians first, and then what we do flows from that.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I felt unworthy, and it’s amazing how God kind of showed me that that’s how we act as humans, and that’s sometimes how we act in our Christian life.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I think, as athletes, we’ve been given a platform, and we can use it in a lot of different ways. We can use it for negative. We can use it for positive. We can be indifferent. But if you’ve been given a platform, I think God is pleased when you share… His truth in love.”

― Benjamin Watson

“All I’m saying is, is God the god who we look to for comfort during tragedies? Is he the god who can control all those things, or is he the god that we don’t even trust with our daily lives… As long as there’s prayer and exams, as long as there’s games, there will be prayers.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I didn’t know if I was going to be drafted, period. I remember sitting there and just praying that whatever God has for me to happen, and I didn’t get any calls from anybody else the whole round. And then I got a call from New England five hours after the draft started.”

― Benjamin Watson

“You can be a great father if you are willing to let God use you as an instrument.”

― Benjamin Watson

“God blessed me with great talent and good genetics. Plus, he blessed me with a good work ethic and a drive to want to be the best.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Writing a book is not a small undertaking, but God placed it on my heart to trust Him with such a project.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I’ve been blessed by God to be able to perform.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Once upon a time, science, philosophy, and theology were disciplines largely undifferentiated from one another, and proving the existence of God was a fairly commonplace intellectual exercise. But as the scientific method became increasingly refined, particularly through the nineteenth century, science and religion grew apart.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“Back when the natural sciences, philosophy, and theology were one great intellectual hodgepodge, proving the existence of God was a relatively commonplace exercise. To the modern mind, however, science and religion talk past each other.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“I think about people whose lives maybe hadn’t turned out as well as me and Joel’s lives, and I just think it’s just pure luck and the grace of God. I also think we were lucky to have each other as brothers.”

― Benji Madden

“I don’t believe in God in the way I often see described by religion.”

― Bennett Miller

“I don’t listen to the radio, cause I don’t have a driver’s license. But if I’m in L.A. or somewhere where we have to rent a car, I’ll hear my songs. Sometimes I hear them when I’m in stores, and I’m still like a little kid in a candy shop: ‘Oh my God, that’s my song!’ I don’t know how that could ever get old.”

― Benny Blanco

“God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh.”

― Benny Hinn

“God will not move unless I say it. Why? because He has made us coworkers with Him. He set things up that way.”

― Benny Hinn

“Because when God heals a body, that is temporal; but when God saves a soul, that has eternal importance.”

― Benny Hinn

“Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous.”

― Benny Hinn

“What was the appearance of God the Father? Like that of a man… God has the likeness of fingers and hands and a face.”

― Benny Hinn

“The anointing, which is God’s power, comes on me… I can actually feel it. And people start getting healed. From the cancer, the pain is gone.”

― Benny Hinn

“Adam was a super-being when God created him.”

― Benny Hinn

“Though we are not Almighty God Himself, nevertheless, we are now divine.”

― Benny Hinn

“You are a little god on earth running around.”

― Benny Hinn

“Before I die, I will preach to the Muslims in the Arab world. I will preach in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iran. I will preach in Tehran. I will do it under the umbrella of God. And see its impact.”

― Benny Hinn

“If I did not believe God healed, I’d quit tomorrow and go get a job.”

― Benny Hinn

“God is shaking me.”

― Benny Hinn

“I have come to realize that God is sovereign, and there are things I just don’t understand.”

― Benny Hinn

“What does God the Father look like? Although I’ve never seen Him, I believe – as with the Holy Spirit – He looks like Jesus looked on earth.”

― Benny Hinn

“If you will come back and make that pledge, God will heal your heart tonight.”

― Benny Hinn

“God is faithful. My heart is strong. I have no heart damage. My arteries are not blocked. There is no arterial damage.”

― Benny Hinn

“Our world is limited by the machinery we carry. It’s very different to the 18th and 19th century Enlightenment scientists who were mostly men of God and thought it was their quest to uncover God’s great plan.”

― Bernard Beckett

“That materialistic life, that’s not my god.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.”

― Bernard Meltzer

“I like reading my bible, I like bible studies where I get together with others and talk about the word of God and how it relates to us and how we can change to become more like him.”

― Bernhard Langer

“In my view, it was no accident that Nelson Mandela was chosen by God to lead the people of South Africa. There are very few people who could be imprisoned, kept away from their family and loved ones, and exit that same prison with such a powerful spirit of love and a desire for reconciliation.”

― Bernice King

“Thank God for the efforts of Black Lives Matter – we’ve seen an awakening in this era in a way we didn’t see in Daddy’s era in terms of people coming to grips with white privilege.”

― Bernice King

“How do we expect change to occur if we are not willing to put on the whole armor of God and fight injustice wherever it raises its ugly head?”

― Bernice King

“I wrestled with anger from the age of sixteen. It’s still one of my nemeses. I have to remember that the word of God says, ‘Be slow to anger.’”

― Bernice King

“Don’t be afraid of who sits in the White House. God can triumph over Trump.”

― Bernice King

“My name is Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, but people know me as Bernie Mac. My mama, God rest her soul – she used to call me Beanie. Used to say, ‘Don’t you worry about Beanie. Beanie gonna be just fine. Beanie gonna surprise everyone.’”

― Bernie Mac

“When you’re offstage, that’s the footprint. That’s the man God’s gonna judge.”

― Bernie Mac

“God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease.”

― Bernie Siegel

“If God had made a perfect world, it would be a magic trick, not creation, with no meaning or place for us to learn and create. Mankind is not yet ready for a perfect world. We do not know how to appreciate perfection.”

― Bernie Siegel

“You don’t need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.”

― Bertolt Brecht

“I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe – because, like Spinoza’s God, it won’t love us in return.”

― Bertrand Russell

“I think that anytime that you can open your eyes and see all that you have and all that you’ve been blessed with, it’s the greatest way to connect you with God, just being grateful rather than always wanting more, wanting to be different, wanting to be better.”

― Beth Hart

“The audiences are really great. I really love it over there. I love Europe, period. Oh my God, all the architecture and all the history and just to the way people think and live is so different.”

― Beth Hart

“I was very neurotic as a kid, but I also used to pray to God as a young kid in school. It was a form of meditation to slow my head down and not make me feel nervous.”

― Beth Hart

“The thing is, I’m not really a great pianist at all. But if God said I could either sing or play piano, and which would it be? I would definitely choose the piano.”

― Beth Hart

“We’ve got to know the Word of God. That is our absolute stability. That is our offensive weapon against the kingdom of darkness.”

― Beth Moore

“What I thought as a young adult is you act like you have it together whether or not you do because that is what church people do. That is not what God has called us to do.”

― Beth Moore

“As God took me through the journey that became the Bible study ‘Breaking Free’, He taught me to look for a common denominator among the things that triggered my destructive habits.”

― Beth Moore

“God’s good. He can just pull a life out of a pit, can’t He?”

― Beth Moore

“God wants us to believe Him to be huge, even if we don’t know what to believe Him for in a particular situation and circumstance. I can believe God to be God, to come and show Himself mighty and merciful in that situation, even if I don’t really know biblically what I’m to ask Him for.”

― Beth Moore

“The Word of God is so much broader than people are giving it credit for. Look at Proverbs, a book written on how to live.”

― Beth Moore

“When someone does not want what God has to offer, He is not going to force it on them.”

― Beth Moore

“As an 18-year-old, I really sensed the call of God. What was interesting about that time was, I come from a very conservative part of the body of Christ, so there was really nothing for a woman to do.”

― Beth Moore

“Love God; love others; do your best in all you do, even if you fall short!”

― Bethany Hamilton

“Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy.”

― Bethany Hamilton

“God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.”

― Bethany Hamilton

“God will give us the strength to be able to handle things. I mean, you can try to do it on your own, and sometimes you can pull off some stuff, but in the long run, it’s much easier with Him by our side.”

― Bethany Hamilton

“Like, with one arm I know I can surf, but competitive surfing can be really frustrating, and sometimes you don’t do as well as you want to. It can be discouraging at times. But whenever I do get frustrated, I just focus on God.”

― Bethany Hamilton

“Sex is God’s joke on human beings.”

― Bette Davis

“I had just gotten a job on ‘Preacher’ on AMC and was in New Orleans starting work on that. My agent called and said ‘Are you sitting down?’ and I said ‘No’ and he said ‘Scott Rudin wants you to do ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and all I could say was ‘Oh my God, I’ll have to call you back.’”

― Betty Buckley

“I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.”

― Betty Cuthbert

“It’s always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they’re about eighteen years old. If you haven’t made your points with them by then, it’s too late.”

― Betty Ford

“I grew up Protestant. My dad was a Charismatic pastor of the Families of God denomination. Often, we noticed that – during a lot of his evangelistic-type services – that some of the Amish and Old Order Mennonite couples would come and stand across the street from the church and look in the door.”

― Beverly Lewis

“Whenever I’m confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and he does.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“For me, it’s about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what He does for me, is something deeply personal. It’s where I came from, my family, I was brought up in a religious household and that’s very important to me.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“In what way can a man believing in God cease believing due to his personal vanity? There are only two ways. The man should either begin to think himself a rival of God, or he may begin to believe himself to be God.”

― Bhagat Singh

“I have altogether failed to comprehend as to how undue pride or vain-gloriousness could ever stand in the way of a man believing in God.”

― Bhagat Singh

“I’m very moved by chaos theory, and that sense of energy. That quantum physics. We don’t really, in Hindu tradition, have a father figure of a God. It’s about cosmic energy, a little spark of which is inside every individual as the soul.”

― Bharati Mukherjee

“Thank God for the Internet. Thank God for these amazing portals that are there. For instance, Netflix and Amazon. The kind of content the audience has got to see has gone up drastically, and because of this, the quality of work will go up, too.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“My mom never used to put makeup on. But one day, when I was a kid, she had a red lip, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, you look so amazing!’ She said, ‘But if I wore it all the time, you would not have noticed.’”

― Bianca Balti

“The very first job I did, a Barbie commercial when I was eight or nine, that was like ‘Oh my God.’ Because when you’re watching things on TV, you think it’s like a fantasy. But then to actually do it and then see yourself, it’s like ‘Oh my God.’”

― Bianca Lawson

“The only thing I can control is myself. I can’t control what anyone thinks about me, I can’t control circumstance, I can’t control the things that God controls.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“I would say it was God blessing my life and giving me the opportunity to do everything I’m doing.”

― Big Narstie

“I definitely consider myself a Christian. There’s things that I believe in, there’s things I have a self-belief on. I know I got a great relationship with God and the universe. I just believe in being a righteous person and karma. Doing unto others as you would have done unto you. I really want to help teach that.”

― Big Sean

“The Internet connection from the road can be spotty, so usually when I’m on the tour bus, I’m playing ‘God of War.’”

― Big Show

“You can be a virtuous person without faith in God.”

― Bill Bennett

“I have long known that it is part of God’s plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth.”

― Bill Bryson

“I learn about history and religion and politics. It keeps me tuned in. If I hear something on the news, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this is what somebody is talking about in the play that I’m about to do in two hours.’ The act itself – of rehearsing, failing, and still persisting and trying to create – keeps me curious, keeps me searching.”

― Bill Camp

“I had a couple of movies that I was passionately involved with that I could never get made. ‘Richard Pryor,’ I wrote for – gosh – over a year. That was close to getting made for two-and-a-half years after that. We’re still pushing it, you know. It is weird. Suddenly you wake up and it’s like, ‘God, five years have gone by.’”

― Bill Condon

“I, thank God, don’t engage in punditry anymore. That part of my life is behind me.”

― Bill de Blasio

“There’s a reason God didn’t give me this success in my 20s, because I’d have blown it.”

― Bill Engvall

“You know as well as I do that the family sitcom was the stalwart of TV for God knows how many decades.”

― Bill Engvall

“There’s a lot of things I believe in this world. I believe in God, I believe in the United States of America, and I support and believe in the Second Amendment.”

― Bill Engvall

“I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”

― Bill Gates

“If we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, then we shouldn’t be recognizing it only as a book of historical and economic significance.”

― Bill Haslam

“He’s dangerous because when God talks to him Bob will do whatever God asks him to do at great cost, even if no one agrees, if it’s contrary to the way the stream is going, if Bob feels God is in it he will do it.”

― Bill Hybels

“God wants to father all of us until we’re dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.”

― Bill Hybels

“What’s taken God 200 years to create was wiped out in a couple of days by what was apparently an arsonist, And it just shows you what a sick world we live in nowadays.”

― Bill Janklow

“Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’”

― Bill Maher

“Let’s face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?”

― Bill Maher

“Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don’t need.”

― Bill Maher

“I know many Catholics love God with all their heart. I have genuine respect for anyone who truly has given their life to Christ. We read about Mother Teresa and what a wonderful example she was.”

― Bill McCartney

“When you’re born again, your DNA changes. You have the ability to understand God’s terms.”

― Bill McCartney

“You get older and you see yourself and say, ‘God, he’s old, who’s that?’”

― Bill Nighy

“God’s been good to me, He really has. I don’t know why he picked me out… Just think about it: I virtually coached in my hometown. From the middle of the Meadowlands field, it can’t be but a couple of miles. I was lucky to do that.”

― Bill Parcells

“We don’t realize how much the NFL is quietly drifting towards flag football. During the ’80s, part of the defense’s goal was to put the fear of God into offensive players… that’s fading away.”

― Bill Simmons

“To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.”

― Bill Vaughan

“God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.”

― Bill Watterson

“I always wanted to be a Vine star. I wasn’t, thank God.”

― Billie Eilish

“Getting recognized is insane. It just blows my mind. Like, someone who you don’t know at all can just be like, ‘Oh my God – are you Billie?’”

― Billie Eilish

“There’s an honesty in our family – my kids and I are able to talk about things without me putting the fear of God into them.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“I don’t believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing. I don’t want to say I don’t believe in God, but I don’t think I do. But I believe in people who do.”

― Billy Connolly

“It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he’s telling them all different things.”

― Billy Connolly

“Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.”

― Billy Corgan

“Even if you don’t believe in God, exploring fully the idea of a god or gods should pose no threat to you.”

― Billy Corgan

“I’ve always been spiritual but I’ve never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It’s hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want… and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.”

― Billy Corgan

“I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn’t call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision… this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.”

― Billy Corgan

“To me, it’s the folly of man to make God human.”

― Billy Corgan

“I think God is the most unexplored territory in rock and roll music.”

― Billy Corgan

“All that time, you go, ‘God, am I slipping away here?’ And then something great happens, you get a call, and work begets more work.”

― Billy Crystal

“Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago.”

― Billy Eckstine

“God has given us two hands – one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.”

― Billy Graham

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’”

― Billy Graham

“The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance.”

― Billy Graham

“I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.”

― Billy Graham

“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”

― Billy Graham

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”

― Billy Graham

“Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.”

― Billy Graham

“Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.”

― Billy Graham

“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God.”

― Billy Graham

“Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact – men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.”

― Billy Graham

“God’s mercy and grace give me hope – for myself, and for our world.”

― Billy Graham

“There are two great forces, God’s force of good and the devil’s force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don’t understand.”

― Billy Graham

“The thing that alarms me is that there are so many clergymen who say that the so-called ‘new morality’ is all right. They say we’re living in a new generation; let’s be relevant, let’s change God’s law. Let’s say that adultery is all right under certain circumstances; fornication’s all right under certain circumstances. If it’s ‘meaningful.’”

― Billy Graham

“Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.”

― Billy Graham

“Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.”

― Billy Graham

“I used to read five psalms every day – that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.”

― Billy Graham

“Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.”

― Billy Graham

“Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are.”

― Billy Graham

“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”

― Billy Graham

“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”

― Billy Graham

“Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.”

― Billy Graham

“I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.”

― Billy Graham

“We have an idea that we Americans are God’s chosen people, that God loves us more than any other people, and that we are God’s blessed. I tell you that God doesn’t love us any more than He does the Russians.”

― Billy Graham

“As I approached my 95th birthday, I was burdened to write a book that addressed the epidemic of ‘easy believism.’ There is a mindset today that if people believe in God and do good works, they are going to Heaven.”

― Billy Graham

“Only the supernatural love of God through changed lives can solve the problems that we face in our world.”

― Billy Graham

“The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.”

― Billy Graham

“As a former resident with strong personal and ministry ties to the North Star State, I pray that the good people of Minnesota will show their support for God’s definition of marriage, between a man and a woman.”

― Billy Graham

“God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.”

― Billy Graham

“’Hope and change’ has become a cliche in our nation, and it is daunting to think that any American could hope for change from what God has blessed.”

― Billy Graham

“Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.”

― Billy Graham

“God knows what we are going through when we grieve, and He wants to assure us of His love and concern. He also wants us to turn to Him and bring our heartaches and burdens to Him.”

― Billy Graham

“The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.”

― Billy Graham

“God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.”

― Billy Graham

“Oral Roberts was a man of God and a great friend in ministry. I loved him as a brother.”

― Billy Graham

“God never meant that people were to wear clothes. He meant we were to be nude. But we were in a state of innocence. Then sin came into the human race and became a blood poisoning.”

― Billy Graham

“There have been times that I’ve wept as I’ve gone from city to city and I’ve seen how far people have wandered from God.”

― Billy Graham

“I just want to lobby for God.”

― Billy Graham

“I can’t prove it scientifically, that there’s a God, but I believe.”

― Billy Graham

“Don’t be misled by those who claim God doesn’t exist, because He does.”

― Billy Graham

“Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.”

― Billy Graham

“When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.”

― Billy Graham

“I’m grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to.”

― Billy Graham

“New York is definitely ready for the word of God.”

― Billy Graham

“I think it is a sin to look at another person as inferior to yourself because of race or because of ethnic background, and I think the greatest thing to do is to pray that God will give you love for them, and I do.”

― Billy Graham

“What really matters is how God sees me. He isn’t concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man’s soul.”

― Billy Graham

“I’m grateful for the evangelical resurgence we’ve seen across the world in the last half-century or so. It truly has been God’s doing.”

― Billy Graham

“Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy – the last enemy to be destroyed.”

― Billy Graham

“The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation.”

― Billy Higgins

“I do believe that God has his hands on me and that he has work for me to do.”

― Billy Preston

“I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will.”

― Billy Ray Cyrus

“The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I’m from. Well, I can’t write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.”

― Billy Ray Cyrus

“Well, I’ve never left my faith – but have I made a lot of mistakes? But was I fortunate that I was brought up in that Pentecostal church, where I heard about God’s love and God’s forgiveness.”

― Billy Ray Cyrus

“I am and always will be a sinner. But that’s the beautiful thing about Jesus. I’ll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God. But I’m not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal and saying I’m holier than thou, ’cause I’m not!”

― Billy Ray Cyrus

“A lot of people think Christianity is about always being perfect. It’s actually the opposite of that. It’s realizing that we’re all humans, and that’s why God sent his Son to this earth – to save people.”

― Billy Ray Cyrus

“I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon.”

― Billy Sunday

“If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.”

― Billy Sunday

“There are individuals who have never done anything for Jesus Christ, and I have no doubt there are preachers as well, who have never done anything for the God Almighty.”

― Billy Sunday

“Jesus Christ was God’s revenue officer.”

― Billy Sunday

“God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.”

― Billy Sunday

“I believe the Bible is the word of God from cover to cover.”

― Billy Sunday

“The question is what I wanted to do with the new life God has given me. This is the mission I want to take on.”

― Billy Tauzin

“I definitely have a relationship with God for myself, and yes I grew up that way, and I choose to keep the relationship that way. It’s real; that’s my balance. Sundays, I was in church, and Monday through Friday, I was with the knuckleheads having a little fun.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“Passion without purpose is kind of pointless. I think God gives us the vision and wisdom to help enforce what he sees for us. You don’t just sit at home and end up on ‘Empire.’”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“Just to be a part of something that can travel beyond and reach the lives of people and help them through a daily problem or struggle or even just giving encouraging words, period. I feel like it’s very powerful. I thank God for my gift.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“My whole childhood was church. But as an adult, I’ve grown to understand my relationship with God versus how I sing. People in church are like, ‘You sing the devil’s music,’ but I believe in balance. I can’t just party with you. I got to help you, too.”

― BJ the Chicago Kid

“Compared to America or Europe, God isn’t a big part of our lives here. I don’t know anyone here who goes to church when he’s had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead.”

― Bjork

“I tentatively believe in a god. I was brought up in a fairly religious home. I think the world is compatible with reincarnation, karma, all that stuff.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“God’s supreme word to us is life; our highest worship of Him is love for the living.”

― Bjornstjerne Bjornson

“Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.”

― Blaise Pascal

“It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.”

― Blaise Pascal

“There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.”

― Blaise Pascal

“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.”

― Blaise Pascal

“It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.”

― Blaise Pascal

“That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.”

― Blaise Pascal

“The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.”

― Blaise Pascal

“The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.”

― Blaise Pascal

“I always want to wear clothes that my children will one day look back on and say, ‘Oh, you looked amazing – why didn’t you keep that?’ Not, ‘Oh my God – I can’t believe you wore that.’”

― Blake Lively

“I’ve been blessed with a lot of things in life, but God did not give me rhythm. Still, I love to dance – which past girlfriends always found hilarious.”

― Blake Mycoskie

“I’m good at anything that’s country – biscuits, gravy, chicken-fried steak. Look at me, for God’s sake. I cook what I like to eat.”

― Blake Shelton

“Somebody will come on TV singing, and you’re like, ‘Oh my God! I mean, they suck! You know, who signed them?’ Well, it’s just because she’s good lookin’, or it’s because he’s takin’ his shirt off and he’s muscley or something, or else he wouldn’t have gotten his chance.”

― Blake Shelton

“I am never bored in my ministry because I continually see the impact of God in people’s lives.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Catechesis, preaching, and passing on the faith must not only be about educating the members of our communities in the content of our tradition. This is important, but it must equally be about developing their spiritual sensitivity to the ways God manifests His presence and action in the world.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“We have to believe in the mercy and grace of God to trigger conversion rather than the other way around: that you’re only going to get the mercy if you have a conversion. The economy of salvation doesn’t work that way.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“I try to be sensitive to the power of language, to the power of language that God uses to reveal something about what Christ is doing in our time. That is why I’m always excited about preaching, because there is always something new.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Schooling people in the ways of ongoing discernment produces a greater receptivity to the tradition of the church and at the same time creates the freedom that will make them more responsive to the will of God throughout their lives.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Collaborative governance needs to be more than calling on the advice and competence of others to make up for our episcopal shortcomings. Rather, governance involves seeking how God is revealing his work through others in the community.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“It’s pretty easy for me because I have a wonderful wife. We put God first and it takes a lot of hard work.”

― Bo Bice

“Comedy doesn’t really matter that much; I know that. I treat it like an adult – I don’t treat it like a child or a god, which some people do. This might just be in America, but ‘stand-up comedy’ is something very particular that I don’t particularly relate to.”

― Bo Burnham

“I believe that miracles happen every day. Every person is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. If only we can open our eyes, we’ll see God’s love everywhere.”

― Bo Sanchez

“As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn’t afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I’m not celibate. I was enlightened that God’s call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.”

― Bo Sanchez

“Faith Words aren’t just mere positive affirmations; they open your life up to the supernatural power of God.”

― Bo Sanchez

“My family was loving… they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn’t anything dangerous, thank God.”

― Bob Balaban

“God, I’d love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too.”

― Bob Balaban

“If they take their children to doctors, they believe they are putting their faith in man instead of in God.”

― Bob Bartlett

“Life is a series of chapters, and one leads to another to another to another, and God knows what it is.”

― Bob Beckel

“I am not a conventionally religious man, but in the wilderness I have come closest to finding myself and knowing the universe and accepting God – by which I mean accepting all that I don’t know.”

― Bob Brown

“You hear a lot about God these days: God, the beneficent; God, the all-great; God, the Almighty; God, the most powerful; God, the giver of life; God, the creator of death. I mean, we’re hearing about God all the time, so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God, God is arbitrary.”

― Bob Dylan

“I thank God that I wasn’t born perfect.”

― Bob Fosse

“God makes confetti out of our titles and accomplishments to celebrate the poor and the humble.”

― Bob Goff

“You know… life can be like a big game of Battleship. The enemy knows where your ships are and is trying to call the right number and sink them. But he can’t sink you if you’re with God.”

― Bob Goff

“Secretly incredible people keep what they do as one of God’s best-kept secrets because the only one who needs to know – the God of the universe – already knows.”

― Bob Goff

“If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.”

― Bob Marley

“God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.”

― Bob Marley

“I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.”

― Bob Marley

“Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. Me don’t dip on the black man’s side, not the white man’s side. Me dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.”

― Bob Marley

“I have a deep faith in God.”

― Bob McNair

“All I can say about life is, ‘Oh God, enjoy it!’”

― Bob Newhart

“According to our Christian ethics, we’re supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.”

― Bob Riley

“I hope we never get to the point that we put ourselves in Jesus’ place. But when I read the New Testament basically, we get three mandates: to love God, to love each other, and to take care of the least among us. And I think this is at least a step in the right direction.”

― Bob Riley

“If we are going to save this country, if we are going to reestablish that belief in God, it’s up to us. If we don’t do it, who will?”

― Bob Riley

“God looked down on this country because this country was founded on the rock and that rock was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And when the storms came and the rains came, the rock, it did not move. But over the last 15 or 20 years, something began to erode.”

― Bob Riley

“I mean, you know, God knows everything, but I’m not quite that good. Every once in a while, something will slip by me.”

― Bob Schieffer

“We stand strong together – as Americans – many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God.”

― Bob Taft

“Faith is the most important thing in the world to me. It’s the greatest strength I’ve had. It’s helped me get through the hard times. You’re not going to win every one of your football games. I’ve always said I’m not going to make football my god. A lot of coaches put so much into coaching football games that they have nothing left.”

― Bobby Bowden

“During my last days at Florida State, 65 to 70 percent of my boys did not have a daddy at home. They’re raised by mommas. Thank God for them mommas, or grandmommas. Or big sister or aunt.”

― Bobby Bowden

“Do I think God is going to win football games? Oh no. I never prayed to God to help us win a game. I would pray for the safety of the players. I would pray that they would do their best. I think God will answer that.”

― Bobby Bowden

“I’ve never made football my priority. My priorities are my faith and my dependence on God.”

― Bobby Bowden

“I really believe God called on me to coach, and that is the reason I stayed in it for so long.”

― Bobby Bowden

“Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That’s the truth. And on that note, I’ll say goodnight. God love you.”

― Bobby Darin

“I watched the guy that hits a home run, and he comes across the plate and he points skyward, like thanking for the help from the Almighty to hit the home run. And as he does that, I say to myself, ‘God screwed the pitcher.’ And I don’t know how else you look at it.”

― Bobby Knight

“Growing up, if I hadn’t had sports, I don’t know where I’d be. God only knows what street corners I’d have been standing on and God only knows what I’d have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.”

― Bobby Orr

“May God bless Trayvon Martin’s soul, his family.”

― Bobby Rush

“As far as critics, I’m not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me ’cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I’ve always like, played by the rules.”

― Bobby Vinton

“It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you.”

― Bobby Womack

“If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?”

― Boethius

“The No. 9, a team’s centre forward, is a number that means a lot and, God willing, I hope to inherit it some day.”

― Bojan Krkic

“I thank God for having played for four years in the best Barcelona team in history, but playing in the Premier League is also very important.”

― Bojan Krkic

“I was very down as a teenager, very upset because I had gotten hurt in a car accident. But my dad was a source of strength. He used to say, ‘It’s the character with strength that God gives the most challenges to.’ I’ve thought about that so many times in my life when things didn’t go right.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“I was so angry at God for taking my father from me that I marched up to my mother before the funeral and told her I was going to quit nursing school. I just wanted to stop living.”

― Bonnie Hunt

“Thank God for Occupy and thank God for ‘The Daily Show,’ Colbert and the rising up that’s going on around the world.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.”

― Bonnie Tyler

“Thank God for Botox.”

― Bonnie Tyler

“We were brought up Protestant, and I went to church three times a day on a Sunday. My parents weren’t Bible-bashers, but we all have a strong belief in God and a strong faith. We had a huge garden; our house was a bit like a scene from ‘The Good Life.’ I think Mam and Dad had it really hard, bringing up a big family on very little.”

― Bonnie Tyler

“I accept the Old Testament as more of an action movie: blood, car chases, evacuations, a lot of special effects, seas dividing, mass murder, adultery. The children of God are running amok, wayward. Maybe that’s why they’re so relatable.”

― Bono

“God is so big. It’s a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we’re small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion.”

― Bono

“When you align yourself with God’s purpose as described in the Scriptures, something special happens to your life.”

― Bono

“My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love.”

― Bono

“When you truly accept that those children in some far off place in the global village have the same value as you in God’s eyes or even in just your eyes, then your life is forever changed; you see something that you can’t un-see.”

― Bono

“You know, God has some really weird kids, and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.”

― Bono

“It’s very important for Christians to be honest with God, which often, you know, God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be.”

― Bono

“God’s Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm.”

― Bono

“I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital revolution, and what we did – or did not do – to put the fire out in Africa. History, like God, is watching what we do.”

― Bono

“Religion can be the enemy of God. It’s often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.”

― Bono

“I remember how my mother would bring us to chapel on Sundays… and my father used to wait outside. One of the things that I picked up from my father and my mother was the sense that religion often gets in the way of God. For me, at least, it got in the way.”

― Bono

“God’s Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm. I love that.”

― Bono

“I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God. And I understand that… we need to be really, really respectful to people who find that ridiculous and… preposterous.”

― Bono

“Kevin Nash came to me; he goes, ‘Book, hey, Book, man, you know, this nWo thing is getting real hot, bro. And, man, we need some color, man.’ I swear to God, that’s how he said it! ‘We need some color, bro.’ He goes, ‘We want to bring you in.’ I go, ‘Man, thanks, but no thanks. No way.’ I said, ‘I’m a solo act, man.’”

― Booker T

“I never had to deal with racism as a kid, by the grace of God somehow.”

― Booker T

“You can imagine what a dorm room environment is to a CF parent. It’s like, oh my God. It’s crazy.”

― Boomer Esiason

“I’m not a God, I make mistakes.”

― Boris Becker

“We’re very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we’re inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that’s how we’re raising our daughter.”

― Boris Kodjoe

“If you go back to the ’80s, you had a whole plethora of artists, everyone from Madonna and Cyndi Lauper to Prince. God bless Lady Gaga for doing her thing, but she’s kind of a lone peacock now. If anything, we have a much more conservative kind of pop world. It’s not necessarily about individuality.”

― Boy George

“My dad was very explosive, God rest his soul. He could fly off the handle like no one I’ve ever known, and I have definitely got that in my personality: that ability to sort of smash the house up and then say, ‘Put the kettle on,’ to have that kind of attitude of, ‘Well, I’m OK now, so everybody else has got to be OK.’”

― Boy George

“Other than Peter Jackson doing ‘Lord of the Rings,’ I don’t get it when filmmakers follow up a movie with a sequel to the same movie. God bless ’em if they can be up for it, but that would drive me insane.”

― Brad Bird

“I have this famous joke that I use: Why was God able to create Heaven and Earth in seven days and seven nights? Because he didn’t have installed customers and legacy technology to worry about.”

― Brad D. Smith

“I’m of the mindset that God loves everyone.”

― Brad Paisley

“We have an incredible warrior class in this country – people in law enforcement, intelligence – and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.”

― Brad Thor

“God saved my life.”

― Brady Jandreau

“I think of talent as being God-given. I know that contradicts what a lot of people believe, but that’s how I see it. I think the Beatles were meant to be, you know? So when I listen to Paul McCartney, I think, ‘Here’s the person that God gave the gift of allowing him to write ‘Let It Be.’”

― Brandon Flowers

“I believe in God. It’s a big part of my life. You can bring it up and talk about it without being ‘Christian Rocker.’”

― Brandon Flowers

“God knows the times I have found myself in absurd situations.”

― Brandon Lee

“I want to have children, please God, with a woman that I love and that I’m very attracted to.”

― Brandon T. Jackson

“I have so much more to go through as a young lady. But oh my God. I feel like I can do anything.”

― Brandy Norwood

“And I’m looking at him like, ‘Oh my God. This is Michael Jackson’. I fainted, blacked out – like seriously blacked out.”

― Brandy Norwood

“Don’t get me wrong. There’s always situations where when it gets bigger than me, it’s time to go talk to mama and daddy and God.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“Oh my God, I’m so excited. I love Comic-Con, it feels like a weird nerd camp. All my nerd friends are there and all the comic book writers I know and then a lot of actors, too, and you hang out with these people for just a few days, but you hang out with them all day, every day. It’s like camp – it’s like a weird camp. I love it.”

― Brea Grant

“I’m always trying to figure out what God is and why matter exists and whether it contains spirit or not.”

― Brenda Hillman

“God has never disappointed me.”

― Brenda Lee

“My inspiration comes from God, so I always have to be open, kind of like being an antenna. I like to write songs people love.”

― Brenda Russell

“I find myself really privileged to be able to go in and look at a set that the likes of Hollywood can provide, and say, ‘My God, look at the craftsmanship in this; look at the ambition in it, the scale of it.’”

― Brendan Gleeson

“This is a whole new world to explore as a developer to go in and learn these new gameplay mechanics, to learn what it’s like to actually control a character from a top-down, ‘God’s eye’ view, and to figure out how the game camera can be controlled by the player’s head.”

― Brendan Iribe

“We immerse ourselves in escapist mass entertainment, such as ‘reality T.V.’ programs. We support fanatical politicians and preachers. Our politicians, in turn, support dictators and tyrants in other countries, all in the name of ‘security’ and ‘stability’. And we arm ourselves to the teeth, and pray to God to be saved.”

― Brendan Myers

“The philosophical spirit is not satisfied to simply accept what it is told, no matter how much prestige the teller seems to have. This is true even if the teller is a god.”

― Brendan Myers

“I can go to festivals and open spaces, but if I’m in a crammed room with a bunch of people – oh my God.”

― Brendon Urie

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.”

― Brennan Manning

“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.”

― Brennan Manning

“God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be.”

― Brennan Manning

“The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust – not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.”

― Brennan Manning

“Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat out denial of the gospel of grace.”

― Brennan Manning

“We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt.”

― Brennan Manning

“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God.”

― Brennan Manning

“I’m just a regular Baltimore chick who believed in God enough to follow her dreams.”

― Bresha Webb

“God, he deals you blows that at sometimes you think you can’t handle and in the last year there have been things that we thought we couldn’t handle but we’ve dealt with it up until this point.”

― Brett Favre

“I thank God every day for my family.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I have faith in God, and I have faith in the fairness of the American people.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I fear God and respect God and love God.”

― Brett Ratner

“My musical director, Mark Cherry, is the most wonderful person who ever lived on God’s good green Earth. He’s my director, he does the arrangements. Really, he does everything – including certain janitorial chores!”

― Brett Somers

“It’s funny how God will change your plans for you when he’s ready.”

― Brett Young

“I always say, ‘If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.’ I couldn’t be happier with where I ended up and how it worked out.”

― Brett Young

“My goal was to play drums, but my father made me take piano lessons. He told me I needed to learn to read music first, so I took lessons for six years. I thank God that he made me take those lessons, because it taught me a tremendous amount.”

― Brian Austin Green

“I wonder: when a Jehovah’s Witness dies and goes to Heaven, does God hide behind the door and pretend He’s not home?”

― Brian Celio

“When I go, God’s going to have to give up his favourite chair.”

― Brian Clough

“When you think about it, what’s the difference between Bobby Knight and Vince Lombardi? Why is one guy a god, and the other guy is regarded as a crazy man?”

― Brian Dennehy

“I’m an atheist, and the concept of god for me is all part of what I call ‘the last illusion.’ The last illusion is someone knows what is going on. Nearly everyone has that illusion somewhere, and it manifests not only in the terms of the idea that there is a god but that it knows what’s going on but that the planets know what’s going on.”

― Brian Eno

“Gospel music is never pessimistic, it’s never ‘oh my god, its all going down the tubes’, like the blues often is.”

― Brian Eno

“I have the ’77 Million Paintings’ running in my studio a lot of the time. Occasionally I’ll look up from what I’m doing and I think, ‘God, I’ve never seen anything like that before!’ And that’s a real thrill.”

― Brian Eno

“I’ve never read ‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe,’ but his later works are about whether God is real.”

― Brian Fallon

“I’ve been in, like, kids’ clubs… I’ve been in the Boom Boom Room in New York, and the kids are going, ‘Oh my God, you produced ‘Arrested Development?” They aren’t talking about ‘A Beautiful Mind’ or ’24.’ It’s like the only thing in my whole career was ‘Arrested Development,’ literally.”

― Brian Grazer

“The universe is incredibly wondrous, incredibly beautiful, and it fills me with a sense that there is some underlying explanation that we have yet to fully understand. If someone wants to place the word ‘God’ on those collections of words, it’s OK with me.”

― Brian Greene

“My view is that science only has something to say about a very particular notion of God, which goes by the name of ‘god of the gaps’.”

― Brian Greene

“I think the appropriate response for a physicist is: ‘I do not find the concept of God very interesting, because I cannot test it.’”

― Brian Greene

“I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith.”

― Brian Littrell

“I really believe that’s one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don’t realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model.”

― Brian Littrell

“God has allowed me through the BSB to minister in a positive way, encouraging people to stand up for what they believe.”

― Brian Littrell

“I just think that the God I serve is compassionate and loving and is forgiving.”

― Brian Littrell

“I’ve always talked about my faith and my relationship with God, through my ‘thank yous’ on the records and giving the glory where I feel the glory is due.”

― Brian Littrell

“If, like Harry Keogh, I could talk to the dead – God, there are an awful lot of people I would like to speak to! Not least my father. Being in the army for 22 years, I didn’t see enough of him, and I know there are a great many things I could have learned from him.”

― Brian Lumley

“All glory to God. I’m nothing.”

― Brian Ortega

“I don’t even really know what the big bang is, and so when people want to go through and say, ‘Well, I believe that the universe started by God starting it,’ that’s fine by me.”

― Brian Schmidt

“And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future.”

― Brian Schweitzer

“I’m not God’s gift to rockabilly. There’s great players out there, and some of them deserve a lot more than they’ve gotten.”

― Brian Setzer

“Belief in God is an elementary form of selflessness – the acknowledgement of responsibility toward a hypothetical ‘Other’.”

― Brian Stableford

“God moves in mysterious ways. All gods do. It’s the only way they can work.”

― Brian Stableford

“’Ragtime’ was the most magical show that I’ve done. I had an incredible experience with that, with the show itself, with the cast, with the audience. The response to that show – my God, it really blew me away, the reactions to that show, the way it changed their lives and altered their thinking, their own self-discovery.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“I hope that there’s a little black boy somewhere in Montana that never thought that he would see a reflection of himself, and he turns on the television, like, ‘Oh my God, thank you.’”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody.”

― Brian Welch

“Sometimes it looks like God’s abandoned you, but not for any reason. To make your faith grow and to see that, no matter what happens, you come out OK… It’s all for your good. It’s all for love, and it’s all for making you a strong person.”

― Brian Welch

“I’m just getting my sea legs. The first time you make them laugh, you’re like, ‘Oh my God – that just happened.’ Then you’re like, ‘I made them laugh. I’ve earned this.’”

― Brie Larson

“Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.”

― Brigham Young

“Brethren, let us mind our own business – that is, the calling the Lord has called us to – to do everything we can to promote the good of the Cause of Truth, and never ask how big we are, or inquire who we are; but let it be, ‘What can I do to build up the Kingdom of God upon the Earth?’”

― Brigham Young

“I prayed to God for help and I put myself in a recovery house called Studio 12. It was for people in the business and you didn’t have to have any money to go, which was good because I was broke.”

― Brion James

“I have my relationship with God and myself, and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.”

― Britney Spears

“I’m so single. It’s funny. I’m usually a relationship girl. I love being in love and having a partner in crime. But it’s good to be your own partner in crime. God, that makes me sound like I have multiple-personality disorder.”

― Brittany Snow

“I believe that all things are possible under God.”

― Brooke Elliott

“I went to a football game, and people were shouting my dad’s name, and I was like, ‘What? Oh my God.’”

― Brooklyn Beckham

“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.”

― Brooks Atkinson

“It is enough for me to pick up but a straw from the ground for the love of God.”

― Brother Lawrence

“I began to live as if there were no one save God and me in the world.”

― Brother Lawrence

“Men invent means and methods of coming at God’s love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God’s presence. Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do our common business wholly for the love of him?”

― Brother Lawrence

“We can do little things for God; I turn the cake that is frying on the pan for love of him, and that done, if there is nothing else to call me, I prostrate myself in worship before him, who has given me grace to work; afterwards I rise happier than a king.”

― Brother Lawrence

“We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital… with God’s creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully.”

― Bruce Babbitt

“Conceit is God’s gift to little men.”

― Bruce Barton

“I can’t believe we’re in the middle of the fifth season, and if this is all there is, my God, it went fast.”

― Bruce Boxleitner

“If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That’s it.”

― Bruce Cockburn

“One of the core ideas of the Bible is that meaning can be found in history. The sheer act of telling and retelling stories helps us to understand God’s role in the world as well as our own position in a long line of ancestors who have wrestled with similar issues to the ones we wrestle with every day.”

― Bruce Feiler

“Superman’s original name was Kal-El, or Swift God. His father’s name was Jor-El. Superman was clearly drawn as a modern-day god.”

― Bruce Feiler

“It is our responsibility to find God in someone who is different from us. I think that God basically says, ‘I created diversity on purpose, and it is your responsibility to figure out how to make it work.’”

― Bruce Feiler

“Don’t forget, God uses words to create the world. Words! Words are only hope.”

― Bruce Feiler

“We are made in the image of God, and we need to put Spirit back into the equation when we want to improve our physical and our mental health.”

― Bruce Lipton

“Deism is the belief that nature and God are one and the same thing. If you study nature, you’re getting insights about God.”

― Bruce Lipton

“Science ignores the spiritual realm because it is not amenable to scientific analysis. As importantly, the predictive success of Newtonian theory, emphasizing the primacy of a physical Universe, made the existence of spirit and God an extraneous hypothesis that offered no explanatory principles needed by science.”

― Bruce Lipton

“I’m not a religious person, but I prefer God to money.”

― Bruce Robinson

“I wake up most days with a vague feeling of doom – ‘Dear God. Here I am again.’ Then, when I read about politicians in the newspaper, the vengefulness starts. By mid-morning, the anxiety is kicking in.”

― Bruce Robinson

“It’s really live television, the way God meant it to be.”

― Bruce Vilanch

“You do have a Dream. It’s part of what it means to be human, created in the image of God.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“To truly repent of a big thing, you have to go into it with your heart open and force yourself to deal with it at that level and to apologize to God.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“Most of us don’t think about miracles that we could possibly do. We don’t have a vocabulary of how God works with the specific things that He does, and we don’t know how to align ourselves with what He is doing so that we can be His vehicle on the earth to deliver a miracle.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“People can’t do miracles and are not responsible to do miracles, but people can pick up miracles from God and hand it to another person – a miracle happens when that occurs.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“When a person partners with God in delivering a miracle to another person, they have done what they were supposed to do; God can then deliver the miracle to the other person.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“Hair loss is God’s way of telling me I’m human.”

― Bruce Willis

“But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc.”

― Bruno Bauer

“There is no god. I am an atheist. It is up to us to become God. We need to be elevated, to become saints. God alienates people from themselves.”

― Bruno Dumont

“I’m not Catholic. I don’t believe in God. But at the same time, I’m obsessed by the sacred, by spirituality. The question of redemption has been present well before Christianity, but as French people are a bit stupid, they see all that in religious terms.”

― Bruno Dumont

“God love Neil Patrick Harris – how great is that. People grew up with him; they go, ‘Oh it’s him, it’s that little boy and he just happens to be gay. How great for him!’ The more of those kind of examples that happen, the better it’s going to be.”

― Bryan Batt

“The writing was so clearly written on the wall about me, but I didn’t see it. I had no role models. I didn’t know there was even a possibility of being gay. I battled with it, but this was the way God made me. If you have a problem with it, take it up with the man upstairs.”

― Bryan Batt

“I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be and to have a positive impact on other people.”

― Bryan Clay

“I want people to hear the presence of God in the music.”

― Bryan White

“I wish my abs were a little bit better. God gave me a great body, but I think my abs could be better than they are.”

― Bryce Harper

“I want to inspire people to change the world. That’s something that I feel that I’m meant to do here… really going to change the world. I asked God to make me immortal so I can do it.”

― Bryson Tiller

“I have the gift of laughter. I can make people laugh at will. In good times and in bad. And that I don’t question. It was a gift from God.”

― Buddy Hackett

“As its citizens humbly recommit to an acceptance of guidance from the God of our fathers, our nation will once again see the miraculous resurrection of the proud, responsible, visionary black father. And with him, his family and community will be lifted.”

― Burgess Owens

“People don’t understand the analogy of football and acting, but there’s a great deal of it that’s the same. You get dressed in the room, and you think you’ve got it all prepared, and later on in the game you wish you had put on more pads ’cause they’re just kicking the hell out of you. God almighty, I’ve been beat up by the best.”

― Burt Reynolds

“What we’re really after is trying to understand what’s in the mind of God.”

― Burton Richter

“I have the same pet peeve as Anderson Cooper, which is bare feet in public. I hate it. It so grosses me out, especially in New York. Oh my God, New York in the summer with people and their feet in their sandals and their flip-flops, like get it away!”

― Busy Philipps

“When I listened to Elvin Jones, man, for the first time I heard a drummer that had all the technique plus emotion, passion, feel, and just – good God!”

― Butch Trucks

“There’s this new band that just started with us called the Dave Matthews Band. My God! I mean, I like those guys. Plus, Dave Matthews looks just like Forrest Gump.”

― Butch Trucks

“To me, everything outside of Los Angeles is the ‘south,’ including places like San Diego. It’s sort of like the saying, ‘Everything is God.’ Indeed it is.”

― Buzz Osborne

“When I first heard that they were going to make ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Disney, I was like, ‘Oh, God, there’s no way I’m going to see that movie,’ because I knew what that movie was, was just two people sitting down to dinner over and over and over again. But then when I went to see it, it was like, ‘Oh, they made it work.’”

― Byron Howard

“My God, he looks like he’s beating a chicken.”

― Byron Nelson

“Pastoral ministry is about an ongoing confrontation with the god of this world, with blindness, hardness of heart, remaining sin.”

― C. J. Mahaney

“The presence of any humility in my life is purely and completely an evidence of God’s grace. From my perspective, I am not a humble man. I am a proud man pursuing humility by the grace of God.”

― C. J. Mahaney

“It is true that I have been studying both humility and pride for many years for the purpose of weakening pride in my own life and cultivating humility by the grace of God.”

― C. J. Mahaney

“God is decisively drawn to the humble.”

― C. J. Mahaney

“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

“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

“Satan, the leader or dictator of devils, is the opposite, not of God, but of Michael.”

― C. S. Lewis

“What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God.”

― C. S. Lewis

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us… While what we call ‘our own life’ remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make ‘our own life’ less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness?”

― C. S. Lewis

“I gave in, and admitted that God was God.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”

― C. S. Lewis

“There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Oh God, are you supposed to collect things? I don’t collect things. I like throwing things away.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I had a lot of conversations with my family, my close friends, with my pastor, with God, and kind of came to a revelation that maybe I should be honest with myself about who I am and let that person – this woman who has lived inside me for my entire life – finally have an opportunity to live.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I was at a restaurant in Glasgow, and I was walking down the stairs. A woman passed me and said, ‘Oh my God, what are you doing here?’ I didn’t know who she was, and I was like, ‘Sorry?’ She goes, ‘Oh no, sorry, I follow you on Twitter. I just didn’t expect to see you here.’”

― Caitriona Balfe

“Whatever God or whatever higher power you believe in, they brought us to this earth in a perfect way, and you have to learn to love yourself. Otherwise, it’s an exhausting way to be.”

― Callie Thorne

“As NFL players, we have such a platform to spread the Word of God. And that is an area I don’t mind speaking out on at all. As far as talking about my football skills, however, I will let my abilities and actions speak for themselves.”

― Calvin Johnson

“God gave me the ability, so why not? Go out there and play for Him. Maximize the talent He gave you.”

― Calvin Johnson

“I’ve said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence.”

― Cam Newton

“God, I don’t think I could give advice when such other incredible actors have done it before me and done such amazing things. I think it would be unfair of me.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“I love wearing dresses that hug the body, but then, at the Oscars, I had a big dress, and I really loved that. It’s a style I never thought I would wear, but I saw the dress, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s it!’”

― Camila Alves

“God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.”

― Camille Pissarro

“After I directed, when I went back to being an actor, I was like, ‘God, this is the life!’ Because you only have to concentrate on one thing.”

― Campbell Scott

“I didn’t want to be a rapper full time. You know, Big L kinda – God bless the dead – influenced me to do that.”

― Cam’ron

“Being a wife and mother are the single most important roles in my life. They take a lot of work, a lot of patience, and help from God and His Word, but if you put in the effort, it’s more fulfilling than anything on earth.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“God’s my best friend.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“Our marriage is grounded in the word of God. That’s really it. God is the core of our marriage, and the foundation and the blueprint for it is how we live, and being open and honest and communicating, but ultimately doing what pleases God, and not in a selfish manner.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“With ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ it’s not just a tease, especially with the relationships. You’re not sitting there going, ‘God, I wish they’d get it over with and kiss!’ There’s no teasing, they jump right into the action.”

― Candice Accola

“I’m honored and blessed by God to be in the sport I love, and I want to accomplish all the goals I set in the sport of boxing – to be successful and make history.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“It’s a big responsibility and great motiviation to be a Mexican fighter who is admired, and I thank God for the support I get from Mexicans on both sides of the border.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“What bothers me, I guess, is when I get these messages from girls on Twitter, and they’re like, ‘God, you’re my idol, I really admire you.’ It’s like, ‘Admire me for what? What have I done?’ It’s not that being in a Burberry campaign, or walking in a Chanel show is nothing. It’s just… I know I can do more.”

― Cara Delevingne

“That was an organic relationship. He reached out to me, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I cannot believe somebody like Laquan Smith wants to put his clothes on me.’ He comes from a small place, and he has big dreams, and what I like about him the most is that his clothes curve with your body.”

― Cardi B

“War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.”

― Cardinal Richelieu

“It doesn’t matter what you feel – ultimately, it’s what the audience feels. You can finish a scene and think to yourself, ‘Oh, God. I was so deep in that moment,’ and find it just didn’t play. I don’t know if I have very good radar about that or not.”

― Carey Mulligan

“One time, a burglar came to my apartment, so we called the police. My son was here, so I think they left before they tried to steal something. So the police come to my apartment, and they say, ‘Oh my God, did they steal everything?’ I was like, ‘No, it was like that!’”

― Carine Roitfeld

“God does arithmetic.”

― Carl Friedrich Gauss

“I’m not a Luddite at all. I love all this stuff. I look at all the gadgets that come out and I think, ‘Oh, this fix works for me. But the rest don’t.’ I’m not genuflecting in front of the God of Newness.”

― Carl Honore

“Apparently God takes reception of Holy Communion seriously. Apparently some things are more sacred than politics. Apparently it’s all or nothing when it comes to being Catholic.”

― Carl Olson

“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”

― Carl Sandburg

“We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.”

― Carl T. Rowan

“You tell them that all your experience tells you this is the best way to beat this particular opposition. You persuade them and you drill them, and you tell them so many times they can hear you when they go to sleep. Then, on the day of the game, you stand on the touchline and hope to God that it works.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“The word ‘epiphany’ gets thrown around, but truly, the first time I stepped on stage, I had that moment of clarity. I realized God gave me a gift, and this gift is to make people laugh, and this gift should not be wasted on trying to configure some electrical components.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I look at so many people’s feeds like, ‘God, your life is so cool. Like, I want to do that! Why don’t I get that?’ And I will get envious of someone’s life, and we don’t think about the fact that it’s completely – not fake, but it’s one single screenshot of just the good times.”

― Carly Chaikin

“If I’m known as the girl that lost weight and it’s been six years later and I’ve still kept off the 110 pounds, God bless. Because I never kept off 100 pounds before in my life.”

― Carnie Wilson

“Food should be raw, just the way God intended it!”

― Carol Alt

“I’m into ‘House of Cards.’ ‘Breaking Bad’ – my God, did I binge on that!”

― Carol Burnett

“Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device that has never meant that God is male?”

― Carol P. Christ

“If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be any objections to using female imagery and pronouns as well?”

― Carol P. Christ

“Thank God my hair is always the same. And I get dressed very quickly. I am not one of those people who spend three hours getting dressed. I never understood that. What do you do for the two and a half hours after the half hour it takes you to get ready?”

― Carolina Herrera

“Perfection does not exist – only God is perfect.”

― Carolina Herrera

“They’re talking about a movie I don’t want to hold to that because in this business you can talk about things for years before they get done – god knows if the financing would happen.”

― Caroline Dhavernas

“When I went to college, being thin was seen as good, so everyone told me I was normal. Then you get older, and you start putting on weight, and you’re like, ‘Oh God, I used to be really small.’ Then you get into the world of media, and you just feel the pressure massively.”

― Caroline Flack

“I know when I’m around someone I love, I turn into a complete… Oh my God, I’m going to say it… a melt!”

― Caroline Flack

“Fortunately, most religious people accept medicine as a gift from God and reap the benefits of both realms.”

― Caroline Fraser

“When you’re going through something, whether it’s a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like ‘Oh my God, I’m so overwhelmed; I’m dealing with this huge thing on my own.’ In fact, poetry’s a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“Let’s teach our children from a very young age about the story of the universe and its incredible richness and beauty. It is already so much more glorious and awesome – and even comforting – than anything offered by any scripture or God concept I know.”

― Carolyn Porco

“There was a day when doing TV was like, oh my God, the end of your career. Now it’s just like, we all want to do TV; we all want to do great TV.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I think the public perception about asteroids is that they’re kind of metaphors for acts of God, the fact that we have no control over the universe. They’re always seen as these uncontrollable events. But when you look at the science, they’re actually the exact opposite.”

― Carrie Nugent

“I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t have that power. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live.”

― Carrie Underwood

“After I released ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel,’ people started saying, Oh, it’s kind of risky. You’re coming out with a religious song. And I was thinking, Really? I grew up in Oklahoma; I always had a close relationship with God. I never thought it was risky in the least. If anything, I thought it was the safest thing I could do.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.”

― Carry Nation

“I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God’s clean air.”

― Carry Nation

“I want to be playing into January for the rest of my career, God willing.”

― Carson Wentz

“’City of God’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ are both films that I really like, but they are stylistically the opposite of what I wanted to do.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to Heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to his children. You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.”

― Casey Affleck

“I credit God with giving me the idea for ‘Top 40.’”

― Casey Kasem

“Thank God we don’t know a lot about Shakespeare or Moses or Homer or Lautreamont. These are the best guys we got, and their art is powerful because they’re mysterious.”

― Cass McCombs

“God made me the way I am, and I accept myself. I am who I am, and I’m proud of myself.”

― Caster Semenya

“If someone was born the way she was born, are you going to blame him, or are you going to blame God? Whose fault is that? Nobody’s.”

― Caster Semenya

“There are certain comforts of living here in Dubai, the comforts of so many mosques and so much good food… It’s just that much more secure. And may God keep it safe.”

― Cat Stevens

“Man is created to be God’s deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.”

― Cat Stevens

“I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.”

― Cat Stevens

“This is the beauty of the Qur’an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur’an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God’s creation in general.”

― Cat Stevens

“I looked at some of the statues of Jesus; they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.”

― Cat Stevens

“The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God’s message.”

― Cat Stevens

“Music is part of God’s universe.”

― Cat Stevens

“I can be a real pessimist. You know that when you win an Oscar, and you walk offstage, and your first thought is: ‘Oh God, I’ve peaked.’”

― Cate Blanchett

“The difference between God and Reggie Jackson is that God doesn’t think he’s Reggie Jackson.”

― Catfish Hunter

“My Catholic faith guides me and imbues the principles I hold in protecting and preserving God’s creation. As a U.S. senator, I strive to bring this faith to my work and allow these principles to guide me as I consider the best way to influence public policy and create laws with my colleagues.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“As Christians, we are responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters suffering and fighting for the basic resources we all need to survive. To deny this is to turn a deaf ear to God’s teachings.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“I’m not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God.”

― Catherine McAuley

“There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God.”

― Catherine McAuley

“The soul, who is lifted by a very great and yearning desire for the honor of God and the salvation of souls, begins by exercising herself, for a certain space of time, in the ordinary virtues, remaining in the cell of self-knowledge, in order to know better the goodness of God towards her.”

― Catherine of Siena

“I met Gilda Radner, God bless her, when I was in grade 13, which doesn’t exist anymore. The high school I went to went from 9 to 13.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“I’m pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I’m not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you’re just a human being and one of God’s creatures, you can’t take anything that seriously.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“Comedy has changed with the times, thank God – slowly, oh my lord, slowly – but it has.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“You see your peers weighing 80 pounds and you think, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve got to be 80 pounds or I’ll fail.’”

― Cathy Rigby

“Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai… but he has never improved on God’s law.”

― Cecil B. DeMille

“In France, Clint Eastwood is like a god.”

― Cecile de France

“I certainly didn’t say while writing ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Oh this is going to be big!’ It was really like, ‘Oh god, everyone’s gong to hate these people! They’re so bratty!’ But I actually think what is so appealing about them is the humor in them.”

― Cecily von Ziegesar

“I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.”

― Cedric Hardwicke

“I related to ‘A Clockwork Orange’ in a personal way. I was a bit of a thug growing up. It’s taken some reform for me. Thank God for artistry and creativity as an outlet.”

― CeeLo Green

“I love not knowing what’s going to happen next. With work, you never know. You rehearse and strive and get it right sometimes, and still you never know. Some people are like that with their marriages. They work and strive and labour and toil at them. God, what a bore! What an unromantic bore!”

― Celia Imrie

“On her son Rene: Oh my God, when he’s 20 years old what’s going to happen to me? I’m gonna marry him.”

― Celine Dion

“It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.”

― Cesar Chavez

“To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!”

― Cesar Chavez

“Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaning of a passage in his poem. He replied, ‘God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.’”

― Cesare Lombroso

“With ‘Fruitvale,’ I was very fortunate to be part of the film, and, God, everybody was just incredible.”

― Chad Michael Murray

“I’m a God-fearing man, go to church every Sunday, and have since I was a boy. But if I ever found out that God cared one way or another about a borderline illegal fist-fight on Saturday night, I would be so greatly disappointed that it would make rethink my entire belief system.”

― Chael Sonnen

“God doesn’t dwell in the wooden, stony or earthen idols. His abode is in our feelings, our thoughts.”

― Chanakya

“God and my dad gave me the gift of gab. I know how to finagle.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I still think that God means everything to everyone, whether they understand it or not or can see for themselves.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I know for a fact that we’re not pushed or promoted to speak about God with fervor.”

― Chance The Rapper

“When I was going out and trying to fully give glory to God, in my setting, I feared that people would be dismissive of it, like, ‘This is Christian rap. I’m not trying to hear it.’ But it’s the total opposite: People were very accepting of it.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I think there’s a lot of taboos in hip-hop that people try and stay away from. I think a big one is, people are afraid to speak about God to a certain extent, and I think if you’re not free to speak about God, then you’re not free.”

― Chance The Rapper

“I was in college that first semester, and I was like, ‘Wow, this isn’t who I am. This isn’t what I want to do.’ I was like, ‘Oh God, I’m going to have to go out and make something of myself, and I have no clue what that is.’”

― Channing Tatum

“So many times, people told me I can’t do this or can’t do that. My nature is that I don’t listen very well. I’m very determined, and I believe in myself. My parents brought me up that way. Thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“Sometimes decisions get made and it ends up being God doing for you what you couldn’t do for yourself.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“I, for one, am profoundly grateful to feel the hand of God at work in my life. But at the beginning and end of the day, when my default setting is to show kindness and love to others, I never regret it. And to me, that is what faith is all about.”

― Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

“It doesn’t matter what tradition you come from, what religion you have or don’t, what culture you were brought up in or what God you ascribe to: Faith is worthwhile as it helps us to be kinder, more generous, more loving and forgiving people.”

― Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

“We’re special because God created us, and that goes for any race.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“In America, a black man has to feel like he’s God just to make it a little bit when white people can just feel human. They can just be themselves, but for me, I feel we have to start instilling that back into our people. That pride. That black power. That privilege to be alive.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“God gave you the privilege of this thing called life, so regardless of what this society tells you that you can’t do and what you don’t have to, understand you lack nothing. God gave you everything you need to succeed.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose. Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities, but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.”

― Charlene Tilton

“All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

― Charles A. Beard

“God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn’t even need to exist.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Even if it were proven that God didn’t exist, Religion would still be Saintly and Divine.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Prayer is not so much the means whereby God’s will is bent to man’s desires, as it is that whereby man’s will is bent to God’s desires.”

― Charles Bent

“The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.”

― Charles Bent

“I want to sit in my own sorrow, cry it out, talk to God, and say, ‘Give me strength, wisdom.’”

― Charles Bradley

“Sometimes I have to run and hide. What I do at home sometimes is, I listen to a CD of the roughness of the ocean. I turn every light off, and I turn the stereo on, and I just go in my mind, cry, talk to God, tell him, ‘I’m your child, too.’ And I stay in my little solitude until I can get the strength to go outdoors.”

― Charles Bradley

“I don’t go on nobody’s stage before I give praise to God.”

― Charles Bradley

“I can’t be angry at God. Look at all the love that he gave us. Look at the beautiful planet that he gave us.”

― Charles Bradley

“I can’t make nobody believe in God. I can’t tell you. But you got to experience it for yourself. When you find the true meaning of a spiritual gift, of what God give you? Nothing on this planet can give you that much joy.”

― Charles Bradley

“I’m 62 years old, but I didn’t give up on my dreams. I just feel that God heard my cry, and he put the right people in front of me.”

― Charles Bradley

“I think God gave me an inner dictionary. If you play the right music that my heart loves, lyrics just come right to me.”

― Charles Bradley

“My faith in God is totally… there’s nothing on this planet that can change my faith and love for God. Because I believe that’s who kept me strong, who kept me going through all the darkness and brought me through the darkness into the light.”

― Charles Bradley

“Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.”

― Charles Buck

“There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life.”

― Charles Buck

“Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.”

― Charles Darwin

“I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources and the difficulty of my life… I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a vagabond.”

― Charles Dickens

“My walk on the moon lasted three days. My walk with God will last forever.”

― Charles Duke

“He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are God’s.”

― Charles Eastman

“Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, as conscious of their divinity.”

― Charles Eastman

“The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.”

― Charles Fort

“Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.”

― Charles Hodge

“The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God.”

― Charles Hodge

“But to be the Vicar of Christ, to claim to exercise his prerogatives on earth, does involve a claim to his attributes, and therefore our opposition to Popery is opposition to a man claiming to be God.”

― Charles Hodge

“The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased.”

― Charles Hodge

“It is a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God, and therefore the life and governing power of the Church, resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.”

― Charles Hodge

“Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.”

― Charles Horton Cooley

“TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.”

― Charles Inglis

“Expression, to a great extent, is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone’s. The meaning of ‘God’ may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world.”

― Charles Ives

“I didn’t want to break with my family. I wasn’t about to make waves. But I had this feeling I wanted to do something that I liked to do. Acting’s what I liked to do most. There must have been a moment when I felt, ‘Oh, my God, I like this and what am I going to do about it?’”

― Charles Kimbrough

“I think in church you’re raised like God is God and you are here.”

― Charles King

“Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.”

― Charles Kingsley

“There was once a philosopher who said, ‘I don’t believe in God, but I fear him greatly.’ That’s about where I am.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people.”

― Charles L. Allen

“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.”

― Charles L. Allen

“Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values… God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“You can be a Christian. You can be Jew. You can be a Muslim. You can be atheist. This is your own choice. But the law, the constitution, the law of the people is above God’s law. So when somebody arrives in Europe, people need to accept those rules.”

― Charles Michel

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.”

― Charles Morgan

“Because God gave you your makeup and superintended every moment of your past, including all the hardship, pain, and struggles, He wants to use your words in a unique manner. No one else can speak through your vocal cords, and, equally important, no one else has your story.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“The world has changed and it’s going to keep changing, but God never changes; so we are safe when we cling to Him.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“We can’t solve modern problems by going back in time. Retreating to the safety of the familiar is an understandable response, but God has called us to a life of faith. And faith requires us to face the unknown while trusting Him completely.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“As far back as I can remember, my mother would have me down by the bed at night with her, praying. I can still hear her voice calling my name to God and telling him that she wanted me to follow him in whatever he called me to do.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“There is plenty of television. There are plenty of talk shows. There are plenty of comedians. But there is not plenty of worship of the true and living God.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“I believe firmly in God’s control in life.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“The wonderful thing about God is he knows what we need to persuade us.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“People tend to think about God more when the clock starts to wind down.”

― Charles Roven

“I have never thought that the circumstance of God’s having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself.”

― Charles Simeon

“Our calling is not primarily to be holy women, but to work for God and for others with Him.”

― Charles Simeon

“With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.”

― Charles Simeon

“The smallest number, with God and truth on their side, are weightier than thousands.”

― Charles Simmons

“I’ve always loved the idea of mythologies linked to or underlying everyday life, like the kami gods of Shintoism, where every rock, tree and stream has its own little god associated with it.”

― Charles Soule

“A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Grow in the root of all grace, which is faith. Believe God’s promises more firmly than ever. Allow your faith to increase in its fullness, firmness, and simplicity.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Purposes, plans, and achievements of men may all disappear like yon cloud upon the mountain’s summit; but, like the mountain itself, the things which are of God shall stand fast for ever and ever.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, ‘Do as You promised.’”

― Charles Spurgeon

“If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God’s grace.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“May we have communion with God in the secret of our hearts, and find Him to be to us as a little sanctuary.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“O God, we praise Thee for keeping us till this day, and for the full assurance that Thou wilt never let us go.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Nothing reflects so much honor on a workman as a trial of his work and its endurance of it. So it is with God. It honors Him when His saints preserve their integrity.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“I believe that some of us who were kept by God a long while before we found Him love Him better perhaps than we should have done if we had received Him directly, and we can preach better to others – we can speak more of His loving-kindness and tender mercy.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“I glory in the distinguishing grace of God and will not, by the grace of God, step one inch from my principles or think of adhering to the present fashionable sort of religion.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“There is a power in God’s gospel beyond all description.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children’s children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Young men, trust God, and make the future bright with blessing. Old men, trust God, and magnify him for all the mercies of the past.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“The roaring thunder of the law and the fear of the terror of judgment are both used to bring us to Christ, but the final victory culminating in our salvation is won through God’s loving-kindness.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination – the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“In spiritual things, it is God who performs all things for you. Rest in Him, then.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“All the goodness I have within me is totally from the Lord alone. When I sin, it is from me and is done on my own, but when I act righteously, it is wholly and completely of God.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“There are many men who are forgotten, who are despised, and who are trampled on by their fellows, but there never was a man who was so despised as the everlasting God has been!”

― Charles Spurgeon

“You will never exaggerate when you speak good things of God. It is not possible to do so. Try, dear brethren, and boast in the Lord.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“I do not doubt that we would become more useful if we praised God more, and others would join us, for they would see that God has blessed us.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“There is no injustice in the grace of God. God is as just when He forgives a believer as when He casts a sinner into hell.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Dear friends, we may well sing to our Beloved when it is near the time of our departure. It draws near, and as it approaches, we must not dread it, but rather thank God for it.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“You and I, the people of God, have permission to come before the throne of Heaven at any time we will, and we are encouraged to come there with great boldness.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“We do not pray to God to instruct Him as to what He should do; neither for a moment must we presume to dictate the method of the divine working.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Think of what you are, you Christians. You are God’s children; you are joint heirs with Christ. The ‘many mansions’ are for you; the palms and harps of the glorified are for you. You have a share in all that Christ has and is and shall be.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Lord sanctify us. Oh! That Thy spirit might come and saturate every faculty, subdue every passion, and use every power of our nature for obedience to God.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“I tell you the groans of the damned in hell are the deep bass of the universal anthem of praise that shall ascend to the throne of my God for ever and ever.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“As for our great King, when we venture into His presence, let us have a purpose there. Let us beware of playing at praying; it is insolence toward God.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Knowing that the time to sleep has come, the Lord sleeps, and does well in sleeping. Often, when we have been fretting and worrying, we should have glorified God far more had we literally gone to sleep.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Occasionally, some brother sings very earnestly through his nose, often disturbing those around him, but it does not matter how the voice sounds to the ears of man. What is important is how the heart sounds to the ears of God.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.”

― Charles Stanley

“Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.”

― Charles Stanley

“The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.”

― Charles Stanley

“If you tell God no because He won’t explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.”

― Charles Stanley

“The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him.”

― Charles Stanley

“Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.”

― Charles Stanley

“Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.”

― Charles Stanley

“God’s plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple – one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we’re busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone’s eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you’ll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.”

― Charles Stanley

“Every test, every trial, every heartache that’s been significant, I can turn it over and see how God has turned it into good no matter what.”

― Charles Stanley

“God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.”

― Charles Stanley

“God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement.”

― Charles Stanley

“When you become an instrument in God’s hands as He transfers someone from the realm of darkness into the kingdom of His Son, you make a difference in the person’s eternal destiny. Not only that, but Satan also receives a devastating blow.”

― Charles Stanley

“If the Lord says to give more than you think you are able to give, know that He will provide for you. Whether things are sailing smoothly or the bottom has dropped out, He is always trustworthy. You can count on Almighty God to keep His everlasting Word.”

― Charles Stanley

“The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.”

― Charles Stanley

“When trouble comes, focus on God’s ability to care for you.”

― Charles Stanley

“To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God’s responses.”

― Charles Stanley

“When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.”

― Charles Stanley

“You can’t tell a woman who is called by God to teach that she cannot teach the Word of God… So I think the distinction is that there’s a difference between the authority of a pastor and a Bible teacher.”

― Charles Stanley

“In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.”

― Charles Stanley

“We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.”

― Charles Stanley

“Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.”

― Charles Stanley

“When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.”

― Charles Stanley

“You have to have courage to be obedient to God.”

― Charles Stanley

“On Sunday morning, I’m not nervous… I can’t wait to tell what God wants me to say.”

― Charles Stanley

“God will never reject you. Whether you accept Him is your decision.”

― Charles Stanley

“God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.”

― Charles Stanley

“If we rationalize our problems when He points them out, we will spend less and less time meditating because we won’t want to face God in that area of our lives.”

― Charles Stanley

“God’s voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.”

― Charles Stanley

“God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh.”

― Charles Stanley

“The moment someone chooses to trust in Jesus Christ, his sins are wiped away, and he is adopted into God’s family. That individual is set apart as a child of God, with a sacred purpose.”

― Charles Stanley

“Noah walked with God; he didn’t only preach righteousness, he acted it. He went through water and didn’t melt. He breasted the current of the popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of the scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.”

― Charles Studd

“We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.”

― Charles Studd

“Abraham, a simple farmer, at a word from the Invisible God, marched, with family and stock, through the terrible desert to a distant land to live among a people whose language he could neither speak nor understand! Not bad, that!”

― Charles Studd

“David – the man after God’s own heart – was a man of war and a mighty man of valour. When all Israel were on the run, David faced Goliath – alone… with God – and he but a stripling, and well scolded, too, by his brother for having come to see the battle.”

― Charles Studd

“The floor of Christendom and elsewhere is littered with wrecks made by old prophets. God won’t stand nonsense from any man. Every man has to choose between Christ and Barabbas, and every Christian between God and some old prophet.”

― Charles Studd

“Moses – the man of God – was a species of human chameleon – scholar, general, law-giver, leader, etc.”

― Charles Studd

“Real Christians revel in desperate ventures for Christ, expecting from God great things and attempting the same with exhilaration.”

― Charles Studd

“To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares that all the wicked will God destroy; again, that those who, during the Millennial age when brought to a knowledge of the truth, shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction.”

― Charles Taze Russell

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.”

― Charles V

“I came, I saw, God conquered.”

― Charles V

“God buries His workmen but carries on His work.”

― Charles Wesley

“God is gone up on high with a triumphant noise.”

― Charles Wesley

“Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.”

― Charles Wesley

“It is easier often to forgive than to be forgiven; yet it is fatal to be willing to be forgiven by God and to be reluctant to be forgiven by men.”

― Charles Williams

“Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence, but are not noticeably patient.”

― Charles Williams

“The famous saying ‘God is love’, it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the ‘otherness’ and terror of God.”

― Charles Williams

“I don’t care what the religion is called; as far as I’m concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.”

― Charley Pride

“When a monk takes a vow of silence, is he still allowed to post messages on the Internet? Chances are God won’t find out. Being ancient, God probably can’t work computers. He holds the mouse gingerly, like it’s made of fine china.”

― Charlie Brooker

“God, people say ‘Black Mirror’ was horrible – it’s nothing compared to the stuff that happens in ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales.’ It’s mind-bending.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.”

― Charlie Chaplin

“Daredevil’s religion makes him unique. He’s a vigilante, but he’s also a lawyer – and all the while, he believes only God is capable of bringing people to justice.”

― Charlie Cox

“I just thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy as much as I do playing music.”

― Charlie Daniels

“I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I did – thank God I did.”

― Charlie Daniels

“Who would want one’s children growing up buying things like bitcoin? I hope to God my family doesn’t buy it. It’s noxious poison.”

― Charlie Munger

“Sometimes I think I should have chosen a line of work where it was just me alone in the room, with the sun coming in, and God, insofar as he or she exists, smiling down upon me. Then I would have never been accused of being a tyrant, other than towards myself.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I don’t know how to put this gently, but I’m trying to tackle the biggest question of all, which is the God question.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I hated the idea of a high school sweetheart. Growing up, oh my God, it just made me sick. I wanted to have a range of cool boyfriends. I wanted to travel around and date these interesting men. Then it just happened. You fall in love.”

― Charlotte Arnold

“Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“I have walked into several pubs, and guys in there have said to me, ‘My God, you are the girl off the dancing horse.’ They have got no idea about dressage, and they said, ‘I can’t work out whether you make the horse do that or the horse does it itself – we just couldn’t tell – but it brought tears to our eyes.’”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“I can’t help but smile when I ride Valegro; I think something, and he does it. I laugh, and I think, ‘God, how does he know? I didn’t even ask. I just thought it.’”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“I wasn’t used to people critiquing how I looked. And then always hearing, ‘God she looks like Ric Flair.’ Yes, he’s my dad. Who am I supposed to look like? I took it so serious and to heart.”

― Charlotte Flair

“We used to have a bull. A real bull. At that time, Jennifer Lopez was my neighbor. God bless her, she took it. But other neighbors did not like it, that we have a bull.”

― Charo

“My mother and father told me I was god. I was a good Italian boy who hung out with the same four guys. I was a little god.”

― Chazz Palminteri

“In the first decade of my life, I came to know and love God, as I was raised in a Christian home and community.”

― Chely Wright

“Human beings are not designed to be alone. None of God’s creatures are.”

― Chely Wright

“One of my favorite comic books of all-time is the graphic novel ‘God Loves, Man Kills.’”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“One of my favorite memories as a kid was when the original ‘Secret Wars’ came out with the debut of the black costume for Spider-Man. I remember I couldn’t wait to get home to read it, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve been waiting for this comic to come out. I hope, God forbid, nothing happens to me before I get home to read it.’”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I only answer to two people, myself and God.”

― Cher

“It is weird. People will say, ‘Oh my God, I love you.’ And I’ll say, ‘Oh, that’s so sweet. Thank you.’ And the people who are walking around with me for the first time will say, ‘I don’t understand what happened. Somebody just told you they love you. I don’t even understand what that means.’”

― Cheryl Hines

“I got to that desperate place where nobody could help me but God.”

― Cheryl James

“I don’t want to give the illusion that one day God came down and I was healed.”

― Cheryl James

“Two things I take very seriously in life. My golf game and my relationship with God. Neither one is simple.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“I’m terribly sad about Farrah’s passing. She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“You think you’re in control, and you’re trying to get that square peg in that round hole. You’re frustrated, and you realize that you’re not in control of everything. You need to just step back and let God.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“I think every woman, maybe every man, looks in the mirror and says, ‘Oh my God, there’s a wrinkle.’ So we’re all in the same boat.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”

― Chester W. Nimitz

“On my Instagram, lots of people tag me in photos of just dudes with beards, and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, I met Chet Faker’ and I’m like, ‘That doesn’t even look like me.’”

― Chet Faker

“Thank God I have the right friends.”

― Chevy Chase

“A lot of guys out here are very serious, and God bless them, that’s their personality. It’s not a sin to be business-like.”

― Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Our people are ebbing away like a rapidly receding tide that will never return. The white man’s God cannot love our people, or He would protect them.”

― Chief Seattle

“Without God, for me, I’m not the best version of myself.”

― Chip Gaines

“I’m not an ambitious person. I’m very content, and I have no pending dreams. God has given me so much, and if there’s one thing I really want to do, it’s to serve the people.”

― Chiranjeevi

“The anxiety does crawl up. The other night I was having panic attacks: ‘Oh, my God, what’s going to happen to me? Am I ever going to have another job?’”

― Chloe Sevigny

“The Igbo used to say that they built their own gods. They would come together as a community, and they would express a wish. And their wish would then be brought to a priest, who would find a ritual object, and the appropriate sacrifices would be made, and the shrine would be built for the god.”

― Chris Abani

“I spend my days in an office in my house. There are things to be done that I don’t have the skill set for. I’m able to learn on the fly, thank God, so I can function. But it’s difficult.”

― Chris Bosh

“I think science is about the search for God; it just comes at it from a different angle than religion.”

― Chris Carter

“I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance.”

― Chris Evans

“I didn’t realize – you think you are doing a movie but then you realize it’s a Columbia Pictures movie so it’s probably going to have some publicity. Then you see a billboard and it’s like, ‘God! I’m on a billboard!’ It doesn’t hit all at once, it kind of unravels itself and it’s still unraveling.”

― Chris Evans

“I’ve just always had faith. I always had a relationship with God, always spiritually, and always just had that confidence in Him that he would always have my back.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.”

― Chris Kyle

“Every person I killed I strongly believe that they were bad. When I do go face God there is going to be lots of things I will have to account for but killing any of those people is not one of them.”

― Chris Kyle

“In ‘The Big Chill,’ those characters are in middle age, thinking, ‘Oh, God, I’ve turned into my parents. I’ve failed.’ And in ‘Beside Still Waters,’ we’re showing the struggles of people who actually want to be like their parents and feel they can’t live up to their heights.”

― Chris Lowell

“Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is, ‘We are above that now. We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something.’ I mean, in a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world. He’s sort of God. He’s going to bring all different sides together.”

― Chris Matthews

“My wife and I have mellowed out as we’ve gone along. With the first baby, when she cried, we’d think, Oh my God, what do we do now? But with Finley, our fourth – he’s the easiest baby ever, and I think that has a lot to do with the fact that we’re much more relaxed these days.”

― Chris O’Donnell

“I would be in Italy working on a film, longing for something simple – like, God, I would just kill to be sitting at a barbecue having a beer right now.”

― Chris O’Donnell

“I believe in God, but I’m not dominated by it.”

― Chris Ofili

“Uh, I do not wear a wig in ‘Star Trek’ like I did in ‘Bottle Shock,’ thank God. ‘Bottle Shock’ will be the last wig movie I ever do.”

― Chris Pine

“Basketball talent is basketball talent, no matter if it comes from the suburbs or the city. Take the time to know and understand me before you judge me. Only God can do that. Roses do grow from concrete!”

― Chris Webber

“The only piece of advice I’ve ever given anybody is learn to write songs and write as many songs as you can. Because it’s never gonna hurt, and when you run into that problem of, ‘God, I don’t know what I want to say,’ or the opposite problem of, ‘I know exactly what I want to say, but no one has written it,’ then you can just go write it yourself.”

― Chris Young

“I get so antsy. When you’re working, you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I’m so tired.’ And then a hiatus starts, and you’re off for three days, and you don’t know what to do with yourself. You’re never gonna have another job in your life, and you suck at acting. Your world comes tumbling down pretty quickly.”

― Chris Zylka

“I actually saw ‘Piranha 3DD’ – God, it’s so weird saying that – and it’s actually really surprising. It’s really good. It’s funny; it’s fun. And you actually want more when you see it.”

― Chris Zylka

“I think everyone has shame about something, whether it’s a lack of a relationship with a child or maybe their weight or a lack of communication within their marriage. Everyone can relate to that because we all have something that we’re like, ‘God, I can work on that,’ or, ‘I wish I was better at doing this.’”

― Chrissy Metz

“I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest. I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to – God forbid – live on the streets.”

― Chrissy Metz

“I remember debating the finer points of flaky pastry with my chicken-pot-pie-obsessed American dad. I remember the divine mix of Thai food, TV dinners, and hearty, homemade goodness that have shaped this palate of mine to this day. I remember all this, but I still Google my husband’s birthday. Thank God he’s famous.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”

― Christian Dior

“What was called extreme 20 years ago definitely isn’t extreme anymore. When I started, I remember people saying, ‘Oh my God, I can’t walk in that!’ It was like, three inches – they look like kitten heels now.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I can be going through nothing, but within me, in my head, oh my God! It can be a circus.”

― Christian Slater

“I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I have God, Jesus Christ: I’m Christian. I try to stay as grounded as I possibly can. And I have my parents that help me and my friends that are really great accountability partners to me.”

― Christina Grimmie

“I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You’re trying to pack a lot in.”

― Christine Baranski

“I always did have a kind of candle shining for Peter Green. I mean, he was my god.”

― Christine McVie

“My biggest problem with organized religion is that God has been imagined as a human being with emotions. I feel if you let go of that, then it’s possible to see God as a force, to connect to him or her spiritually.”

― Christopher Durang

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Well, we can’t say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Well, I’ll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“The unseen world is what emanates from God.”

― Christopher Koch

“I do believe in God.”

― Christopher Koch

“Basically, it comes down to this: do you believe in God, or don’t you believe in God.”

― Christopher Koch

“In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God’s gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God’s gift to the collective.”

― Christopher Lasch

“Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God’s ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.”

― Christopher Love

“Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy servant with joy and peace in believing.”

― Christopher Love

“Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.”

― Christopher Love

“I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!”

― Christopher McCandless

“I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone. This is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless.”

― Christopher McCandless

“It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!”

― Christopher McCandless

“I think the feeling was that ‘Venture Brothers’ really has something to sell in terms of a feature. ‘Aqua Teen’ is an element minute cartoon, and its very subversive and non sequitur and weird. We were writing the one show where we were constantly like, ‘God, I wish we had another hour to tell this story.’ It seemed like a natural fit.”

― Christopher McCulloch

“Oh my God, you look at all the uniforms in Star Wars, and it’s all Nazi iconography.”

― Christopher McQuarrie

“I met Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I’m not really star struck by actors, but musicians, that’s when I get star struck. Chad Smith is my number one drum influence, so that was a real mind-blow. I spoke to him – proper English, thank God!”

― Christopher Mintz-Plasse

“The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems as the effect of a wise God’s creation and… therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating, like the product of any good engineer.”

― Christopher Monckton

“I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn’t seem to matter.”

― Christopher Morley

“God made man merely to hear some praise of what he’d done on those Five Days.”

― Christopher Morley

“For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. He’s not from another planet, or filled with radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he’s a human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide.”

― Christopher Nolan

“I don’t care how inventive you are; once you introduce strings into the ensemble for a horror film, you’re entering into a world where a tradition has been thoroughly established. So it’s repeated use over the years is like, ‘Oh God, another film with strings, another spooky movie with strings.’”

― Christopher Young

“God’s got something for me. I have faith it’ll be OK.”

― Chubby Checker

“I hope that I am out of the music business when I meet God.”

― Chubby Checker

“The Apostle Paul did what he had to do to spread the message of God. I realize that that is what I have to do; I have to bite the bullet and overcome my shyness.”

― Chuck Norris

“It’s amazing because people come up to me and say, ‘Chuck, you’re the luckiest guy in the world to be a world karate champion and a movie and TV star.’ When they say this to me, I kind of smile because luck had nothing to do with it; God had everything to do with it.”

― Chuck Norris

“God bless and help all the victims and patriots of 9/11, from the families of Flight 93 passengers to those who were in the Pentagon and Twin Towers as well as others who have fought and presently fight the war on terror.”

― Chuck Norris

“As six-time world karate champion and then a movie star, I put too much trust in who I was, what I could do, and what I acquired. I forgot how much I needed others and especially God.”

― Chuck Norris

“I definitely feel I do have God in my corner.”

― Chuck Norris

“Whether we are famous or not, we all need God. We also need other people.”

― Chuck Norris

“God bless all who serve or have served our country.”

― Chuck Norris

“When you get chemo, some people get a lot of sores in their mouth and even their esophagus, so they chew on ice; thank God that didn’t happen with me.”

― Chuck Pagano

“At the age of 31, I realized, ‘Oh my God, I may die like everyone else.’”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Arguing that God doesn’t exist would be like people in the 10th century arguing that germs and microbes didn’t exist because they couldn’t see them.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I believe in something. But I don’t believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long, even God.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

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

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Maybe it’s our sins that give God consolation when he finally has to give us cancer.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Everyone has a hole inside themselves. They don’t know they had it until they have kids, and then that hole fills up. And it’s so great; it’s just God’s greatest gift to us.”

― Chuck Schumer

“It’s really difficult for fanatic churchgoers to understand God can’t help me. I’m the only one who can help me.”

― Chuck Yeager

“Honestly, I feel like everything in life happens for a reason, and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life and been the most game-changing thing that’s happened to my life, in a necessary way.”

― Ciara

“I go down the street thinking, ‘Oh my God, I live in New York.’ But then I think, ‘Oh my God, I’m on Broadway!’”

― Ciara Renee

“I just thank God when I wake up every day.”

― Cilla Black

“I’m a Roman Catholic. Or was. I was brought up that way and used to say my prayers every night, but I don’t pray to God any more. I might use the usual phrases I picked up from my parents, ‘Oh, if God spares me next year…’ or ‘Please God…’ but they’re only phrases.”

― Cilla Black

“On stage you can get away with a lot more in the sense of emotion and truthfulness. But the camera is the eye of God. It sees everything.”

― Cindy Busby

“The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.”

― Cindy Crawford

“They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.”

― Cindy Crawford

“Sometimes I see myself in the mirror, and it’s ‘Oh, God!’ But the minute you stick out your butt a little bit and suck it in, you go from a 6 to a 10.”

― Cindy Margolis

“I trust in God, and His ways are not our ways. So we have to go with that, and there’s nothing I can do about that.”

― Cissy Houston

“I am so grateful to God for giving me the gift of 48 years with my daughter. And I accept that He knew when it was time to take her.”

― Cissy Houston

“The coronation is a symbol of power, but it’s not a symbol for us the people. It’s a symbol for that person, who is a human, to become a higher being and become one with God. The church, the scepter, and the crown have been around forever. And the line of kings of England goes back thousands of years.”

― Claire Foy

“I think, whenever you’re doing anything, you don’t want anyone anywhere to watch it and think that what your character is doing is ridiculous. You don’t want anyone to watch it and go, ‘Oh my God, that’s just fortuitous.’”

― Claire Foy

“When dealing with a subject who is dead, you have this feeling of being God. You know who they’re going to marry, when they’re going to die. It’s strange to feel so omniscient.”

― Claire Tomalin

“But if God wanted us to think with our wombs, why did he give us a brain.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“God will give you no more than you can handle.”

― Clarence Clemons

“When I go out before a crowd, I ask God to give me inspiration to be the light.”

― Clarence Clemons

“I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.”

― Clarence Darrow

“In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.”

― Clarence Darrow

“I grew up in a religious environment, and I’m proud of it. I was going to be a priest; I’m proud of it. And I thank God I believe in God, or I would probably be enormously angry right now.”

― Clarence Thomas

“And I don’t think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does, maybe there’s another set of moral codes, but I don’t think government has a role.”

― Clarence Thomas

“And I thank God I believe in God, or I would probably be enormously angry right now.”

― Clarence Thomas

“Some say that sudden knowledge of mystical matters is accomplished only in complete quietude, or that Creator, in one of God’s many forms, appears only in orderly ways that are beauteous and picturesque, or that the mystical appears only in completely silent ways. All are true. Except for the ‘only’ part.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“In Detroit, in a city that in many cases the world has rejected, that’s where God shows up. Every example in the Gospels where God shows up, it’s always when the seas are the stormiest, where there is discontinuity.”

― Clark Durant

“I learn the lines and pray to God.”

― Claude Rains

“Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor.”

― Claude Vorilhon

“And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself.”

― Clay Aiken

“I’m religious. I think this is something God had planned for me.”

― Clay Aiken

“I don’t really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love.”

― Clay Aiken

“I love my life as a missionary, keeping myself on the front lines. The image in my mind is that God, my general, stands at the door when I go out every morning; and, knowing what the war is like, day after day he gives me his most powerful weapon: his Spirit. For this I am grateful.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“As I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I have come to know through the power of the Spirit of God, that these books contain the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I have healed the sick by the power of the God. I have spoken with the gift of tongues.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I have continued systematically to study the Book of Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what God expects of me and my family while on this earth.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“What the purpose of my life is about is I want to become the kind of person that God wants me to become, and through my study of the scriptures I can articulate the kind of person that God would be happy if I become.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Loving God is never separate from loving our brothers and sisters. It’s always the same.”

― Clementa C. Pinckney

“What this denomination stands for is, really, is the universal vision of all people being treated fairly under the law as God sees us in His sight.”

― Clementa C. Pinckney

“God is no respecter of persons or causes.”

― Clementa C. Pinckney

“I always felt God had called me to serve within the church because of what the church stands for. This has always been home.”

― Clementa C. Pinckney

“If I’m going to represent God I have to do it the best I can.”

― Cliff Richard

“We need to be adopted by God through Jesus – that was what happened to me, and that’s what changed my life so that now, I can see that my career can be part of a calling.”

― Cliff Richard

“I don’t mean that if you’re a Christian, walking close to God, you will immediately gain celebrity. you may fail as an artist, because you may not have what the public want at that time, and you have to be prepared for that.”

― Cliff Richard

“I realised that God has placed Christians everywhere, to support each other, to support the needy in those areas, and that is the thing that I find is a great plus.”

― Cliff Richard

“For a number of years, I struggled and put distance between God and me. But He was faithful and patient and provided gradual healing and strength.”

― Clint Dempsey

“In college, I joined a team Bible study. God’s Word brought me peace and a desire for a relationship with Him.”

― Clint Dempsey

“God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don’t have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I’m sure he didn’t call everybody jerks.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I do not attempt to orchestrate my career. I let God do that.”

― Clint Howard

“I don’t think I’m really a rude person, but now I see myself on television, I think, ‘Oh, God, that is a bit strong.’ And I wonder if I’ve always been like that and I haven’t been aware of it.”

― Clive Anderson

“I’ve got deeper journeys to take. Metaphysical journeys. Journeys to see Christ. Shaman journeys. It’s what I’ve been elected by God to do.”

― Clive Barker

“Interestingly, although the ‘Books of Blood’ were greeted with cries of righteous horror – and smirks – I didn’t think of them as being particularly excessive. God knows what I did think was excessive at the time, but I didn’t think they were.”

― Clive Barker

“We actually say in ‘Nightbreed,’ ‘God is an astronaut, Oz is over the rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters go.’ There’s a lovely sense in which there’s a simple thesis being played out here. These are things you understand as a child out on the play yard.”

― Clive Barker

“I was driving by an auto auction one day, and they were auctioning off a beautiful Hispano-Suiza. I started bidding even though I hadn’t even signed up with the officials. The last bid was $50,000, and it was mine. And I thought, ‘My God, what have I done? I’ve never spent more than $500 in my life.’ That was the first one.”

― Clive Cussler

“I believe that there may well be a personal God out there – not a monotheistic God – that has got it in for me.”

― Clive Sinclair

“Extraordinary miracles, billions and trillions of them, happen all the time, but not because there’s a God.”

― Cloris Leachman

“The stuff that’s made up about Jesus – that you have to go through Jesus to get to God and if you’re lucky, after you die, if you’ve done everything right, the reward is you get to sit on the right hand side of God. All that is made up by men. People made it up.”

― Cloris Leachman

“I didn’t say there’s nothing out there, but there certainly isn’t any God.”

― Cloris Leachman

“I stopped eating meat when I was 35. Thank God.”

― Cloris Leachman

“Times do keep changing – thank God.”

― Cokie Roberts

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.”

― Cole Porter

“I remember, my very first day at a new school, a bird pooped all down my back. It was like any other day of school except everyone was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re from the movie ‘Big Daddy,” and I had bird poop all over me.”

― Cole Sprouse

“Thankfully, God blessed me with some legs that move pretty good, and we also get to wear pads, so I should be alright.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“My god! It’s a hamster with explosives taped around it’s waist!”

― Colin Mochrie

“I did think of becoming a priest quite late on, when other boys were thinking of knocking over fences and going out with girls. I would have made a very good bishop: nice housekeeper, nice clothes – god, the clothes.”

― Colm Toibin

“Being a slave meant never having the stability of knowing your family would be together as many years as God designed it to be. It meant you could come back from picking cotton in a field to find that your children are gone, your husband’s gone, your mother’s gone.”

― Colson Whitehead

“It’s like, if you’re on a ship, and you’re sailing towards your destination, but the ship sinks: that doesn’t mean that you have to sink. Just because the ship sinks doesn’t mean you have to sink. You just figure it out until a raft comes along, and God will send you a raft. Or He’ll send you another boat to get you to your destination.”

― Columbus Short

“I feel like God gives you what you deserve. Whatever that time is, you get what you deserve.”

― Common

“Obviously God knew I wasn’t going to make it to the NBA as much as I probably believed. This was divine order.”

― Common

“Heaven means to be one with God.”

― Confucius

“I was just going at this career – boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God – I forgot to get married!”

― Connie Chung

“If you asked somebody, ‘what do you wish for in life?’ they wouldn’t say ‘happiness.’ I would have answered ‘excitement, knowledge,’ God knows – I mean, many, many different things, but certainly not ‘happiness’. It seemed like a foreign concept to wish for something that specific and that singular.”

― Connie Nielsen

“Never think you can’t do something. I definitely never thought I could write a book, and even after I started writing it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, how am I gonna write a book?’ Just set your sights high and reach for the stars. Go live your dreams, and never think you can’t.”

― Connor Franta

“I believe in believing. My coach John Kavanagh is a big atheist, and he is always trying to persuade people to his way of thinking, and I think, ‘What a waste of energy.’ If people want to believe in this god or that god, that’s fine by me; believe away. But I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself.”

― Conor McGregor

“Why are you scared to dream of god when it’s salvation that you want?”

― Conor Oberst

“From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail’s pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him.”

― Conrad Black

“Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed onto mankind.”

― Conrad Hilton

“I would be terrified if Bill Maher was like, ‘Hey, do you want to come on the show?’ I would be like, ‘Oh, God.’ It would completely terrify me, even though I’m such a junkie for the show.”

― Constance Zimmer

“I was such a huge ‘Seinfeld’ fan, and I walked on the set, and I saw Kramer. I walked into Jerry’s apartment, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is Jerry’s apartment.’”

― Constance Zimmer

“Don’t look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them.”

― Constantin Brancusi

“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.”

― Constantin Brancusi

“When you walk away from God, and you walk away from Christ, you’re basically uprooting the very foundations of being. So I don’t think there is an easy way to do that. Even for the guy who becomes an atheist out of it, it’s messy. It ain’t pretty.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“Making films has been kind of my way of getting closer to God.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“A part of me looks at life from a dismal perspective, not unlike Woody Allen and Larry David. But I don’t want to look at life like that. It’s bad enough that I have to think it. What works for me is writing against that view. There is God, there is love, there is greatness, there is a plan, and there is beauty.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“’Rust’ really started with the passing of my dad, and me really looking back inward to my self about where I stand with all things on a faith/religious/spiritual level. And it’s really put me on this interesting road and very educational, I might add, road back to understanding the role of faith in God and Christ in my life.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“Most kids have an innate feeling of the sense of God and spirit. But either we forget about it over time, or we’re scared away from it.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“I believe in the goodness of man, and I believe we’re all connected and that connection is through God. We have our differences. But if we will recognize that we like each other, that we are more common than uncommon, we will work toward what needs to be done to reconcile that.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“The minute my hair went, I shaved it. Thank God it became kind of cool. I just have really big ears.”

― Corbin Bernsen

“Thank God we have the example of Martin Luther King, Jr. People need role models. They need to see examples of people in peoples’ lives, and that’s why it’s so important not just to commemorate his life, but to study and try to live by the principles of that life.”

― Coretta Scott King

“I always knew that I was called to do something. I didn’t know what, but I finally rationalized after I met Martin – and it took a lot of praying to discover this – that this was probably what God had called me to do: to marry him.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Knowing what I know now, if I could have chosen parents, I would have chosen exactly the ones God selected for me.”

― Coretta Scott King

“When God put everybody here, I don’t think that he had a master plan of a pecking order. That’s not what you see in the Bible. I disagree with that notion, so in my estimation, we’ve all been put on this planet to share it. It is our duty and our obligation and our responsibility to make sure that we’ve done so in the proper fashion.”

― Corey Feldman

“I think the most important thing is God forbid anything were to happen to Mr. Trump as the president, you want someone who can take over the government the very next day and make sure that their agenda and Mr. Trump’s agenda continues to move forward.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“I am not afraid of my enemies, but by God, you must look out when you get among your friends.”

― Cornelius Vanderbilt

“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”

― Corrie Ten Boom

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

― Corrie Ten Boom

“Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding.”

― Corrie Ten Boom

“I don’t know what God has planned for me or you or anyone, but I do know that in darkness, you discover an indistinguishable light.”

― Cory Booker

“I’ve seen the majestic beauty of nature and the overwhelming perfection of it. To me, there’s nothing closer to God than that.”

― Cote de Pablo

“God is in control of everything.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight – and thank God for that.”

― Courtney Thorne-Smith

“The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.”

― Coventry Patmore

“God Bless my mother and father for all the hard work they’ve done for our family.”

― Coy Bowles

“Is it really that important? It’s just television, for God’s sake. It’s not medicine or something.”

― Craig Ferguson

“Time is something that cannot be bought; it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply, Time is simply how you live your life.”

― Craig Sager

“Nothing is impossible for God.”

― Cris Cyborg

“In God I trust, so I’m kept going and kept training to follow my dream.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Both fighters can’t win in this sport, so you have to leave it in God’s hands. Losing is not the end of the world. Losing is natural; the better-prepared athlete will win.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I always live my life for God.”

― Cris Cyborg

“God has good plans for me.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I think God wants the best for me.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I think that the problem is that people fear so many things and they don’t live life to its fullest. And for me as an artist, if God should want me to come this Wednesday to the end of my life, so be it.”

― Criss Angel

“My father always taught me that when you help other people, then God will give you double. And that’s what has really happened to me. When I have helped other people who are in need, God has helped me more.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It’s impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“I was leaving probably one of the greatest organizations in hte world at that time for what was probably one of the least like, and, by God, this is America.”

― Curt Flood

“My whole life was spent doing things that people didn’t believe were possible, because God blessed me with the ability to throw a baseball.”

― Curt Schilling

“I always believed God gave us the tools to take care of ourselves.”

― Curt Schilling

“’Reckoning’ will be the first game of its kind. They’ve taken that ‘God of War’-style combat and placed it in a truly open world with hundreds of hours of gameplay. You can do whatever it is you want to do. What path you take, what role you choose, what trail you blaze – there’s meaning and depth and substance in the world.”

― Curt Schilling

“I am a God.”

― Curtis Jones

“I’ve buried six Guardian Angels who have been shot and killed in the line of duty. I was stalked myself, had a gunman go pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, five hollow point bullets, God save me. What do you think this is? This isn’t Zimmerman. But unfortunately, he’s become the face of Block Watch, Crime Watch.”

― Curtis Sliwa

“You always have to remember – no matter what you’re told – that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“God has more important things to worry about than who I sleep with.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“I never conceived of not writing a novel. I believed – oh, God, I believed, it was an article of faith! – I was born to write a novel.”

― Cynthia Ozick

“That’s what it is every time you walk into the room to write with someone new. It’s like, oh god I have to take my clothes off ‘my creative clothes’ and let them see all of my flaws.”

― Cynthia Weil

“Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.”

― Cyril Cusack

“God is a talking God, and thus you must come to wrestle with him. You must wrestle with what he said.”

― D. A. Carson

“There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“I am in love – and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“God is only a great imaginative experience.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“God doesn’t know things. He is things.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“My God, these folks don’t know how to love – that’s why they love so easily.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“God creates us to compete. He creates us to win. It matters. But you’ve got no chance if you don’t do your best.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I think God has got a sense of humor. I really do.”

― Dabo Swinney

“We’re all going to experience death and failure and setbacks and disappointments and cancer and, you know, it’s a really difficult world. And for me, God has always – in my relationship with Christ – He’s given me hope and peace.”

― Dabo Swinney

“That’s just my – I think that I made a decision when I was 16 – I grew up in a family that I was taught there was a God and all that, but I didn’t really have a relationship with Christ until I was 16. And that was a game changer for me. That’s really become the foundation of my life.”

― Dabo Swinney

“There’s a lot of ‘oops’ from us in life as people. I always say that God never says ‘oops.’ That’s just kind of how I’ve always lived my life, but we’re so imperfect that there’s a lot of times that we say, ‘Oops, my bad.’”

― Dabo Swinney

“My dad was a great man, and I loved him, but he had some demons he fought. It was tough to see some of those things as a kid, but I believe God doesn’t save you from things; he saves you through them.”

― Dabo Swinney

“God has created us and poured love into our hearts so that we may do our best to alleviate the suffering that is around us.”

― Dada Vaswani

“Marriage helps young couples to raise themselves towards God. The bond of marriage unites two souls so firmly that though they are physically two separate entities, their souls are merged into one harmonious whole.”

― Dada Vaswani

“Philosophy and theology have so much to tell us about God, but people today want to experience God. There is a difference between eating dinner and merely reading the menu.”

― Dada Vaswani

“The best way to help the Latino community is to give back. I love giving back; I’m quiet about God and what I do, but we do a lot in the Dominican Republic.”

― Daddy Yankee

“God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“I am the vessel. The draft is God’s. And God is the thirsty one.”

― Dag Hammarskjold

“It takes time and energy, and if I’m working, then I’d rather flop in front of the telly than put on a tiny dress and work out how to get myself to God knows where. I mean, lazy some would call it.”

― Daisy Donovan

“I love Felicity Jones. It was funny because I went to go see the ‘Rogue One’ set, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I love you.’ And she’s so tiny, and elegant, and she’s just so small. Everyone’s so much smaller than they seem.”

― Daisy Ridley

“I didn’t really like reading much before I did ‘The Golden Compass’. But then my teacher told me to read it. And I thought, ‘Oh God, I’m going to have to read a whole book by myself!’ It’s not that I couldn’t read, it’s just that I didn’t really like books very much. But the book that she lent me I really enjoyed.”

― Dakota Blue Richards

“God isn’t really interested in our batting averages.”

― Dale Murphy

“So many people would like to have guidance from God because obviously, if you have a word from God, it’s the best possible thing. But they don’t relate that to life as a whole. Often they want guidance as a way of opting out of the responsibility of making decisions.”

― Dallas Willard

“God may not guide us in an obvious way because he wants us to make decisions based on faith and character.”

― Dallas Willard

“The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the very heart of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.”

― Dallas Willard

“Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.”

― Dalton Trumbo

“I don’t believe Jesus was the son of God, although I’m inclined to think he might have been a great prophet.”

― Damian Lewis

“When I’m working in America, I wake up with an American accent and stay with it all day till makeup comes off. I just want everyone to be at ease, and not have the show’s creators think, ‘Oh my god, he’s so English, why did we hire him?’”

― Damian Lewis

“Every performer can get better. It’s not about staying with what God gave you and doing nothing with it for the rest of your life.”

― Damian McGinty

“Personally, I’m not into reality shows – I can’t even name a reality show that I was a really big fan of, altogether as a whole, not just from MTV. Like, if ABC has another reality show, I’m like, ‘Oh God, another reality show.’ But people love them. ‘The Hills’, ‘Laguna Beach’… those do extremely well. It’s just a personal preference.”

― Damien Fahey

“I think I like big issues, but I don’t believe in God or religion.”

― Damien Hirst

“There’s a Nina Simone record that I love, ‘Live at Vine Street,’ and she sings flat on it. I can imagine she might’ve told the record label, ‘Oh, God, you’re not releasing that!’ But I’m glad they did.”

― Damien Rice

“God does things and put certain things in front of you to see how strong you are.”

― Damon Dash

“There is a reason behind life. There is some connectivity between living beings. Whether you want to call that ‘God’ or ‘The Force’ or whatever word you use for it, I do believe in a spiritualized mechanism.”

― Damon Lindelof

“If a reviewer is beating me up, I just say, ‘Oh well, my writing is not to his or her taste.’ And that’s as far as it goes. Because I will simultaneously read a review where somebody says, ‘Oh my God, I had so much fun reading this book and I learned so much.’”

― Dan Brown

“The power that religion has is that you think nothing is random: If there’s a tragedy in my life, that’s God testing me or sending me a message.”

― Dan Brown

“Our need for that exterior god that sits up there and judges us… will diminish and eventually disappear.”

― Dan Brown

“Art is kind of the lens through which I think about God.”

― Dan Colen

“The friends we have, these are choices that – unlike family, which we have no choice in, and I love my family, thank God – we’ve given ourselves, to some degree.”

― Dan Gilroy

“Just think about it: what in the name of God would Alabama be without the University of Alabama? What would Oklahoma be without the University of Oklahoma? Nothing.”

― Dan Jenkins

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.”

― Dan Millman

“We’re immersed in the spirit of God all the time. We just don’t notice.”

― Dan Millman

“Do I know there is a God? Some days I don’t.”

― Dan Reynolds

“As it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’”

― Dan T. Cathy

“There’s a picture there that people realize that, we stop helping Israel, we lose God’s hand, and we’re in big time trouble.”

― Dan Webster

“I think that God has blessed each of us with innate gifts, and if I’ve demonstrated any ability to not stick my foot in my mouth on air or in the written word, then I will take that and stand for liberty on the right side of God.”

― Dana Loesch

“Being a conservative has given me clarity; it’s given me freedom – my mind is free; therefore, my heart is lighter. And that’s a gift from God that I believe we have an obligation to share with others.”

― Dana Perino

“I always thought that if I got no love at all early in my standup career, or I was god awful, I thought I’d get into psychology.”

― Dane Cook

“From God, I have the strength and intelligence to have alternatives and can live even without football.”

― Dani Alves

“I think Neymar is one of the few players who was touched by God when he was born, and He said, ‘You will be thee player.’”

― Dani Alves

“Leo Messi is a little football God. I love playing alongside him. We understand each other without needing to talk.”

― Dani Alves

“Look at Michelle Pfeiffer: My God, she’s 50 years old, but she is still so sexy. If I were into women, I would be totally into her.”

― Danica McKellar

“I thought, ‘My God, I’m gonna make $15,000 a week for 13 weeks.’ What would I do with that kind of money? You know, I had never seen anything like that before in my life.”

― Daniel Baldwin

“Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue.”

― Daniel Berrigan

“He who obeys God’s laws finds him a father. He who disobeys them, finds him a judge.”

― Daniel D. Palmer

“God knows, I haven’t always been successful.”

― Daniel Day-Lewis

“Christians who believe in the Bible believe that it is their job to bring others the joy of salvation. Even if they’re murdered, beaten to death, imprisoned – that’s what you do for God.”

― Daniel Everett

“It’s wrong to try and convert tribal societies. What should the empirical evidence for religion be? It should produce peaceful, strong, secure people who are right with God and right with the world. I don’t see that evidence very often.”

― Daniel Everett

“Train our children to love God.”

― Daniel H. Hill

“Our gloomy Presbyterian ideas encourage fear of God, not love for him.”

― Daniel H. Hill

“I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.”

― Daniel J. Bernstein

“We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.”

― Daniel J. Boorstin

“My credentials, briefly: I no longer go to church or believe in God, but I can still name every one of the fruits of the Spirit and reeled for days upon hearing the announcement that Audio Adrenaline was reunited with one of the singers from DC Talk.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness. I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world. I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter.”

― Daniel Morgan

“I sort of try to read the books when they come out impartially and not make up my mind, but the fact is when I was reading the sixth, ‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’, there were bits in there where I was going, ‘God, I would love to do that because it’s so good’.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“My dad believes in God, I think. I’m not sure if my mom does. I don’t.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I believe that an artist working for and representing the Kingdom of God should do the best of their ability to show and prove the depth, life, newness, creativity, truth and excitement of their Heavenly Father through the work that is set before them.”

― Daniel Smith

“I can only show these people what I’m capable of when God allows me to be on the pitch.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“I have always been confident in my abilities, always had my faith in God, always expressed myself, but when you are a young player, sometimes you get misunderstood.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”

― Daniel Webster

“The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.”

― Daniel Webster

“It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.”

― Daniel Webster

“I grew up watching horror films from a very young age. My sister was never able to watch scary movies; I don’t think she’ll ever watch mine because she’s just so bad at it. Its funny because I’m the complete opposite: I love to be scared. I love to have that fear before you go to bed, and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, please, nothing come out.’”

― Daniel Zovatto

“I went to Juilliard, for God’s sakes. I know a little something about combat.”

― Danielle Brooks

“I always like auditioning because it’s like, ‘Oh, my God, I have an audition – yay!’ It means opportunity for work, which is great. But it’s scary as well, because you put so much pressure on yourself.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“So, you pick this stuff here and this stuff there and then you see things in certain ways and you start visualizing and thank God I get the chance to do this. It’s really the greatest thing in the whole wide world.”

― Danny DeVito

“Trusting in God is important. He knows what is best.”

― Danny Gokey

“It’s a dream when some people think that once you give your life to God, all of a sudden things are perfect. That’s not the case. We live in a world that’s broken, where there’s disease, where people are selfish. The foundation of your faith helps you know how to put that in proper perspective.”

― Danny Gokey

“Christmastime is about hope with what God did for us and with the expression of His love through the gift He gave us at Christmastime, which was Jesus… the one who heals us, who saves us, who delivers us, who is there in our darkest moments.”

― Danny Gokey

“Since I was a kid, I always felt like God had placed something inside my heart. And I always believed that God was going to do something great in my life. But I didn’t know the road that I was going to take to get here. And especially losing my wife.”

― Danny Gokey

“Nature is the art of God.”

― Dante Alighieri

“Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.”

― Dante Alighieri

“Commanded by God dozens of times in the Hebrew Bible to remember their past, Jews historically obeyed not by recording events but by ritually re-enacting them: by understanding the present through the lens of the past.”

― Dara Horn

“I think it’s a wonderful fact about Judaism – at least about the approach to Judaism I most relate to: There are no universal answers. We don’t have it all figured out. God is unknowable.”

― Darin Strauss

“Now, whether my not asking for good things to happen to me is subconsciously intended to win me brownie points with God is something I can’t answer. But I do feel the need to give thanks and also not to feel hypocritical by asking for things when I have doubts that God would answer me.”

― Darin Strauss

“I’m black because I was born this way. I’m proud of it. Thank God I am who I am.”

― Darius Rucker

“Billy Graham isn’t about politics – Billy Graham is about God.”

― Darius Rucker

“I know God loves me. I tell people all the time I’m one of his favorite childs. I had to believe in something bigger than me – bigger than man. I had to believe that God would send somebody across my path to keep my dreams alive.”

― Darlene Love

“I had hoped God would be neutral.”

― Darrell Royal

“I’m Godless. I’ve had to make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“I’m accountable to my God, and I haven’t done anything I’m embarrassed of.”

― Darryl Glenn

“If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.”

― Dave Barry

“The state can be a force for good. The Rule of law is absolutely essential to a good life. God has instituted government and leaders throughout history and throughout the Biblical narrative. However, the state is growing precisely as the church is fading as a force for good, and this does not seem to be a good trend.”

― Dave Brat

“All too frequently, the knee jerk reaction to tragedies by the media and chattering class is to move to restrict our rights… Our founding documents make it clear that our inalienable rights come from God and that the job of the government is to ensure and protect those God-given rights.”

― Dave Brat

“’Free markets’ is not a liberal or conservative issue. The rule of law is not a Right or Left issue. Those are American principles since our founding, and to the extent that other countries follow our lead… they will prosper. That’s what I want, because every one of those people is a child of God.”

― Dave Brat

“Some people who know me might say, ‘He’s not a great example of a nice person; he’s a malicious, tough and ruthless guy.’ But when the day is done, as long as I’ve held to my values and been true to my family and my God, it won’t matter what anyone else thinks.”

― Dave Checketts

“I swear to God, that movie comes up more in my life than any other movie. Someone says ‘Bowfinger’ once every month or two to me. And how many years ago did that come out?”

― Dave Franco

“’Presence of God’ is really that understanding that sometimes when you step out of your own shoes and just open your ears and listen to what’s going on around you, you get answers to the questions you were asking.”

― Dave Gahan

“I have crazy claustrophobic dreams, weird elevator dreams where the elevator closes in and all of a sudden I am lying down – oh my God, it’s a casket. Just freaky stuff like that.”

― Dave Grohl

“Ladies and gentlemen, god bless America – land of the free, home of the brave.”

― Dave Grohl

“The idea of God as a fatherly figure who looks down on us and worries about how we’re doing or takes sides when we have fights – it’s more irritating than Santa Claus. The world and the universe are far more wonderful if there’s not a puppet master.”

― Dave Matthews

“I use God in my songs a lot but I don’t have a relationship. I don’t know what that means.”

― Dave Matthews

“No, I care more about what God knows than what man says.”

― Dave Mustaine

“I collect books and I have some really, really old schoolbooks, and God is mentioned on every single page.”

― Dave Mustaine

“The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it.”

― Dave Mustaine

“I always laugh and say I met God on the way up, and I got to know him on the way down. And so, as I’m crashing and losing everything, a lot of people run to God when they are struggling. And I was no exception.”

― Dave Ramsey

“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

“But I’ll tell you this, it started with my mother. I have to give her. God bless her and rest her soul. I had a good foundation at home, so when I was able to go off and do these things in baseball there was always support.”

― Dave Winfield

“Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals.”

― David A. Bednar

“Conversion is an enlarging, a deepening, and a broadening of the undergirding base of testimony. It is the result of revelation from God, accompanied by individual repentance, obedience, and diligence.”

― David A. Bednar

“Conversion is an offering of self, of love, and of loyalty we give to God in gratitude for the gift of testimony.”

― David A. Bednar

“Many of the lessons we are to learn in mortality can only be received through the things we experience and sometimes suffer. And God expects and trusts us to face temporary mortal adversity with His help so we can learn what we need to learn and ultimately become what we are to become in eternity.”

― David A. Bednar

“The object of our prayers should not be to present a wish list or a series of requests but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is eager to bestow, according to His will and timing.”

― David A. Bednar

“Revelation is communication from God to His children on the earth and one of the great blessings associated with the gift and constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.”

― David A. Bednar

“Our sincere desire should be to have both clean hands and a pure heart – both a remission of sins from day to day and to walk guiltless before God.”

― David A. Bednar

“Righteousness and faith certainly are instrumental in healing the sick, deaf, or lame – if such healing accomplishes God’s purposes and is in accordance with His will. Thus, even with strong faith, many mountains will not be moved. And not all of the sick and infirm will be healed.”

― David A. Bednar

“A covenant is an agreement between God and His children upon the earth, and it is important to understand that God determines the conditions of all gospel covenants.”

― David A. Bednar

“Righteousness and faith certainly are instrumental in moving mountains – if moving mountains accomplishes God’s purposes and is in accordance with His will.”

― David A. Bednar

“A light turned on in a dark room is like receiving a message from God quickly, completely, and all at once.”

― David A. Bednar

“Faithfully obeying God’s commandments is essential to receiving the Holy Ghost. We are reminded of this truth each week as we listen to the sacrament prayers and worthily partake of the bread and water.”

― David A. Bednar

“The saving ordinance of baptism must be administered by one who has proper authority from God.”

― David A. Bednar

“Repenting and coming unto Christ through the covenants and ordinances of salvation are prerequisite to and a preparation for being sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost and standing spotless before God at the last day.”

― David A. Bednar

“As an actor, you’ve worked very hard, and you’ve been doing this for 20-some years, and William Morris was never interested – or any studio, either – in your company or as an actor, and then ‘God’s Not Dead’ happens, and now everyone calls you.”

― David A. R. White

“We have anticipated releasing the trailer for ‘Do You Believe?’ to audiences, as so many have been looking forward to this project as the follow up release to ‘God’s Not Dead.’”

― David A. R. White

“To suggest that God specifically created a worm to torture small African children is blasphemy as far as I can see. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn’t believe that.”

― David Attenborough

“We’ve got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving by truck and in God knows whose custody.”

― David Axelrod

“One day, at my office, I wrote down some names and dates and notes, and I wrote a title, ‘The Age of Despair,’ and then some other ‘Ages’ – Innocence, God, Reason, Hope – and I wrote this as well: ‘Woman, born in 1930, lives till the age of 80 or so, suffers depression, marries a car dealer, has children who grow up to confuse her.’”

― David Bergen

“If I pleaded guilty to a mistake while I was home secretary, it wasn’t that I didn’t get tough – my God, I put immigration and security officials on French soil for the first time.”

― David Blunkett

“I’m a sports guy. Football, God, I flip out.”

― David Boreanaz

“For me, often, there’s such a cloud of melancholia about knowing I’m going to have to leave my daughter on her own. I don’t know what age that is going to be, thank God. It just doubles me up in grief.”

― David Bowie

“That’s the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God – so do I buy that one? If all the other cliches are true… Hell, don’t pose me that one.”

― David Bowie

“Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.”

― David Bowie

“We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.”

― David Brainerd

“Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace.”

― David Brainerd

“If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.”

― David Brainerd

“I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now.”

― David Brainerd

“We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.”

― David Brainerd

“The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.”

― David Brainerd

“I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.”

― David Brainerd

“Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.”

― David Brainerd

“I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I.”

― David Brainerd

“I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.”

― David Brainerd

“I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.”

― David Brainerd

“My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach.”

― David Brainerd

“With my father, there was one baseball game, one football game, one fishing trip. You got one of everything. And that was all you got. It was enough, though, and I adored him. He was a god to me.”

― David Carradine

“Anybody who carries the albatross of that teen-idol thing – well, people tend to look and say: ‘There he is again. It’s Fabian.’ It’s a very tough thing. Everybody wants to discount your talent because you have become so… I don’t know… a god, if you will.”

― David Cassidy

“It’s okay for me to be gay, but God didn’t make me that way.”

― David Copperfield

“You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don’t think there’s anything man wasn’t meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn’t do.”

― David Cronenberg

“I am having so much fun performing, I feel almost guilty. I think, my God, I hope no one comes and busts me for this.”

― David Crosby

“I do believe in God. I don’t believe in God as a person, but I believe in God as a state of energy and consciousness that we all share.”

― David Dobkin

“The God’s honest truth is that, being the singer, my body’s my instrument.”

― David Draiman

“No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.”

― David Edward Jenkins

“I wouldn’t put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would.”

― David Edward Jenkins

“I should have been dead 50, 60 years ago. God just wasn’t ready for me. Because I used to raise hell and drink. I’ve had my fun!”

― David Edwards

“All comedy is funny because it tells us truths that we recognise through laughter, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be unnerving. Think of ‘Fawlty Towers’; it can be very, very dark, but by God, it’s funny. The two things are not in opposition.”

― David Farr

“The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I’ll hush.”

― David Foster Wallace

“This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.”

― David Foster Wallace

“If God and man are in themselves one, and if religion is the human side of this unity then must this unity be made evident to man in religion, and become in him consciousness and reality.”

― David Friedrich Strauss

“I can’t help but tell people of the greatest story ever told – God’s love and our eternal life.”

― David Green

“It is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured. Therefore, we seek to honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.”

― David Green

“I realize that a lot of business leaders may disagree with me, but I truly believe that God belongs in what my company does. By putting Him first in my operations, He can bless what I attempt.”

― David Green

“Giving is above what we owe God, and that is our tithes.”

― David Green

“God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly.”

― David Green

“I don’t know that I believe that God is in control of everything that happens. As a Jew, I believe that we have free will and we are responsible for our actions. But I guess it’s something I’m still probing.”

― David Gregory

“One thing I do believe is I’m a believer in the presence of God. I believe that God is close. Whether it’s in joy, pain or personal failure, I believe that God is close. That much I feel in my life.”

― David Gregory

“As a Jew, I recognize the importance of Israel historically, liturgically: its place in our history and in our sacred texts. I fully recognize and appreciate that. I just think that, for me, a sole focus on Israel gets in the way of the pursuit of a relationship with God and a more spiritual existence within Judaism.”

― David Gregory

“To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.”

― David Hare

“Throughout the Old Testament, God warns his chosen people about the perils of assimilation, shiksappeal and false gods.”

― David Harsanyi

“A religion without rules or God isn’t sustainable.”

― David Harsanyi

“I support the Second Amendment. But for God’s sake – how can we knowingly pass bills and laws that are in direct opposition to saving kids’ lives?”

― David Hogg

“I have always hoped that it might be possible to conclude my ministry as I had begun it, as a parish priest, and this I believe to be the call of God.”

― David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

“We are reflections of one another, therefore I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all projections of the universal principles of creation/destruction polarities of the same infinite consciousness that we call God.”

― David Icke

“Everyone is a son or daughter of god.”

― David Icke

“I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all aspects of the same infinite consciousness that we call God and Creation.”

― David Icke

“God save us from religion.”

― David Icke

“With my plays, when the lights go down, at least the audience isn’t thinking, ‘Oh, God, two more hours of this.’”

― David Ives

“When you’re young, for God’s sake, get out and try everything in terms of a career. Or go abroad, meet people.”

― David Jason

“When you see the kids on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ or ‘The X Factor’ who just want to be famous at all costs, you just go, ‘God, these people just don’t know what it is they’re asking for.’”

― David Jason

“If there’s a God, and we have all this evidence that there’s evolution, but He created the world only 6,000 years ago – what is the best and most logical explanation to reconcile those two things? I came up with – He came up with it, of course – that all things are fakeable.”

― David Javerbaum

“The Old Testament teaches us that if we humble ourselves and pray, God will hear from heaven and heal our land. And the New Testament assures us that the fervent prayers of righteous men can make a difference.”

― David Jeremiah

“I have been asked this question over and over again: ‘Dr. Jeremiah, do you think God is finished with America?’ But that is the wrong question. The right question is: ‘Is America finished with God?’”

― David Jeremiah

“The Way is not a religion: Christianity is the end of religion. ‘Religion’ means here the division between sacred and secular concerns, other-worldliness, man’s reaching toward God in a way which projects his own thoughts.”

― David Kirk

“For the love of God, folks, don’t try this at home.”

― David Letterman

“Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don’t know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode?”

― David Letterman

“Fear God and work hard.”

― David Livingstone

“I have God in my heart.”

― David Luiz

“Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out.”

― David Luiz

“My future is about God.”

― David Luiz

“Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24.”

― David M. Shoup

“The truth is I try to show up each day available to do the work that God or whatever it is that’s making, you know, the solar system work wants me to do. And I expect when he wants me to stop, I’ll be the first to find out.”

― David Milch

“It may be, for one reason or another, if I’m not able to work, that would be a cause for distress. But I’m still pitching. Thank God, I’m still in possession of my gift. And I have the love of my family.”

― David Milch

“To be a Jew, essentially and not just accidentally, is to regard the Jewish people as one’s sole primal community. Election by the unique God requires total and unconditional loyalty to one people.”

― David Novak

“The relationship between God and his people was always the one having absolute primacy, the one that had basically to determine all human relationships, whether those within the covenanted community itself or those between the covenanted community and the outside world.”

― David Novak

“The community in which one hears the voice of God structures how one hears that voice and interprets what it says.”

― David Novak

“The common moral praxis of Jews and Christians is most definitely theologically informed by the doctrine we share in common: The human person, male and female, is created in the image of God.”

― David Novak

“Even when God chose Israel, he did not create the people of Israel as he created its human members, as natural beings. Instead, God formed the people of Israel from individual human beings already living in the natural world, calling them into a new historical identity.”

― David Novak

“God chose us to live both in body and in soul, but the body functions for the sake of the soul more than the soul functions for the body.”

― David Novak

“If human language, with its logic, is the way God has given us to understand the world, then the Torah must be understood in that same language and with that same logic.”

― David Novak

“Because Judaism and Christianity are both covenantal religions, the relationship of the individual Jew or Christian to God is always within covenanted community.”

― David Novak

“The Jewish tradition presents itself as the greatest revelation of God’s truth that can be known in the world. That is why we call ourselves ‘the chosen people.’ It is not that we choose ourselves. It means that we have been elected by God and given the Torah.”

― David Novak

“Thank God for your mother.”

― David O. Selznick

“I talk to God every day. He’s very real for me.”

― David Oyelowo

“I hear God as an audible voice.”

― David Oyelowo

“I know that I am not owed the right to make movies. I know God has given me this privileged position, and I have to work dog-hard as an actor to make the films the best they can be.”

― David Oyelowo

“I had always known that I couldn’t play Dr. King purely out of my own ability as an actor. When you look at him give those speeches, you can tell that he is taken up by something other than himself. He is flowing with an anointing that is directly from God.”

― David Oyelowo

“I believe we must seek God’s will, never presuming to identify it with our own program or power.”

― David Price

“When all else fails, trust God.”

― David Robinson

“Our beliefs, our values shape the way we look out at the world and the way we treat it. If we believe that we were here, placed here by God, that this – all of this creation is for us, it’s for us to go and occupy, dominate and exploit, then we will proceed to do that.”

― David Suzuki

“What greater insult can you give God than to take your own life?”

― David Thibodeau

“Koresh believed that God had a plan that would go contrary to any human planning.”

― David Thibodeau

“Sometimes you meet people who can’t swim. And I always think: ‘Oh my God, that’s extraordinary.’ For me, it’s always been a treat… I just feel really happy in the water.”

― David Walliams

“How quickly we forget God’s great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.”

― David Wilkerson

“Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don’t want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they’re living just to die.”

― David Wilkerson

“In these times, God’s people must trust him for rest of body and soul.”

― David Wilkerson

“God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed his name to go long offended.”

― David Wilkerson

“I am not officially involved now in the direction of the Teen Challenge ministry, but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries.”

― David Wilkerson

“I believe in justice, maybe not in this life, but there has to be justice. And if there isn’t a God, I think it would be very depressing. I’d prefer to believe there is.”

― David Zucker

“Oh yeah, I believe in God. I think there’s much more evidence that there is a God than that there isn’t. I don’t believe that Mother Theresa and Hitler go to the same place.”

― David Zucker

“God has neither form nor color. He is incorporeal and immense. Whatever is seen in the world describes his greatness.”

― Dayananda Saraswati

“Salvation is the state of emancipation from the endurance of pain and subjection to birth and death, and of the life of liberty and happiness in the immensity of God.”

― Dayananda Saraswati

“People should try to know God and imitate him in their works. Repetitions and ceremonials are of no use.”

― Dayananda Saraswati

“God is absolutely holy and wise. His nature, attributes, and power are all holy. He is omnipresent, incorporeal, unborn, immense, omniscient, omnipotent, merciful and just. He is the maker, protector, and destroyer of worlds.”

― Dayananda Saraswati

“It is proper to take photographs or other kinds of pictures of persons to put them before us for sight or remembrance. But it is improper to make pictures and images of God and to take his likenesses therefrom to his great distortion.”

― Dayananda Saraswati

“I’d be pretty saddened to hear anyone say, ‘Yeah, listen to this… God, I’m awesome, the way this all sits together,’ about their own work.”

― Deadmau5

“God bless Skrillex. I love the kid, but he puts out a new video, what, every four weeks? I’m like the Dos Equis guy. I don’t normally do music videos, but when I do, I go big.”

― Deadmau5

“Some people believe God is involved in every little decision we make. Some people believe you’re given the free will to make the decisions. Sometimes people believe God is not involved at all.”

― Dean Cain

“Toeing the starting line of a marathon, regardless of the language you speak, the God you worship or the color of your skin, we all stand as equal. Perhaps the world would be a better place if more people ran.”

― Dean Karnazes

“When you solve a problem, you ought to thank God and go on to the next one.”

― Dean Rusk

“I understood right from the start that every set of library doors were the sort of magic portals that lead to other lands. My God, right within reach there were dinosaurs and planets and presidents and girl detectives!”

― Deb Caletti

“God has a plan for you – I can promise you that. Your life is sacred. There is and always has been a path for your soul, and if you follow that path, it will lead you to the inner utopia that your soul longs to experience in this lifetime.”

― Debbie Ford

“It is still breathtaking to me to watch people bring love, preciousness and kindness to their inner world, allowing the light of God to shine through their eyes so that the beauty of their soul can come forth.”

― Debbie Ford

“Calling on you to give up control of the outer world and gladly accept control of your inner relationship with God, devotion is essential for fully realizing your soul’s calling.”

― Debbie Ford

“God never gives us more than we can handle. Everything that comes our way is coming our way so that we can grow and evolve.”

― Debbie Ford

“Imagine that your life’s efforts serve as a mark of God and that the only way the divine is seen, heard or expressed is through the legacy you leave behind. The yearning to make a difference is your need to express your purpose and derive meaning from your time on earth.”

― Debbie Ford

“I define God as an energy – a spiritual energy. It has no denomination. It has no judgments.”

― Debbie Ford

“There’s only person in the world you can’t see – yourself. But, God created – or whoever created us, we don’t even have to argue that point – created us so perfect because we can actually see ourselves in other people.”

― Debbie Ford

“I believe my love of beauty and my ability to see what works is a gift I was given by God.”

― Debbie Ford

“What I know for sure is that we are all created with this phenomenal force inside of us that can have us withstand – that God never gives us more than we can handle.”

― Debbie Ford

“Yes, I was mad at God because of the cancer diagnosis. I thought I should have been protected because of the work I do in the world.”

― Debbie Ford

“Compassion enables you to reach to the heavens and look through the heart of God.”

― Debbie Ford

“God’s will can become your internal reference point from this day forward; it is your choice.”

― Debbie Ford

“Michael Jackson was my friend before he was anything else. I saw him, and I would say, ‘Oh my God, I know him…’ And I would think, ‘I’m so flipping lucky.’”

― Debbie Rowe

“I married a Florentine. We bought a house, had a family, and after a decade in our little Hollywood nest, we said, ‘Let’s go to Tuscany.’ Tell God you can’t make him laugh, but the next thing I know, my cooking show has become a hit, and they’re asking for more seasons, and they want it to be in the States.”

― Debi Mazar

“My mother was really young when she had me, so she was a horrible cook, but we lived with my grandmother, who was fantastic. We eventually got our own place, and my mother started learning to cook. But it was also the ’70s, so she was very experimental, and, well – thank God we had a dog.”

― Debi Mazar

“I actually never wanted to sing, and I thought that I was never going to sing, but I see that God had other plans.”

― Deborah Joy Winans

“I think I’m constantly resorting to making sure to keep God’s perspective in my mind.”

― Deborah Joy Winans

“I was at a point of asking God whether acting was what He really wanted me to do. Oprah Winfrey came to one of my workshops, and a couple of months later, she reached out to Uncle BeBe, who co-wrote ‘Born For This.’ Oprah told him she was interested in me for the role of Charity on ‘Greenleaf’ and asked him to help her contact me.”

― Deborah Joy Winans

“The scripture is God’s plan on how we are to live our lives here and what we are to do to have eternal life.”

― Deborah Norville

“God has blessed me with the gift of cheerfulness.”

― Deborah Raney

“If I could give one piece of advice, it would be ‘If you’re angry with a family member, talk to God about it, not the other members of your family.’”

― Deborah Raney

“I happen to be interested in watching a face age. I like faces of women aging so it makes me personally quite sad. That’s a beautiful gift from God. If people don’t want to see that anymore then I won’t be in anymore movies.”

― Debra Winger

“We don’t take credit for our accomplishments. I can’t tell you how many times you’ll say to a woman, ‘Oh God, what you did was so great’, and they say, ‘Really? I didn’t think it was that good.’”

― Dee Dee Myers

“For kids who are struggling, who are of faith, just reconciling yourself to the fact that God loves you, accepts you for who you are, is a big step in the healing, especially when your biological family is unaccepting of you.”

― Dee Rees

“For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.”

― Deepak Chopra

“I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?”

― Deepak Chopra

“I’m a strong believer in the fact that women are born to multi-task. God has made us like that.”

― Deepika Padukone

“I consider myself a religious person, but when it comes to God and faith, I don’t know. I guess that means I’m agnostic.”

― Del Shores

“So many kids are still sitting in pews being told they are not worthy of God’s love. ‘Sissies’ will show them they are not alone, and I hope that healing will follow.”

― Del Shores

“Just be yourself, and enjoy the blessings that God’s borne out on you.”

― Delilah

“I made just about every mistake a person could make before God came into my heart. If some of those painful experiences can help someone avoid the same mistakes I made, then perhaps my heartache was not totally in vain.”

― Delilah

“God gives different people different gifts, and there are some people that can listen to an instrument and within a fraction of a second tell, you know, where it’s off key or what note doesn’t resonate correctly.”

― Delilah

“Each week, from a different point of view, you get another look at God, and that’s exciting to me.”

― Della Reese

“When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.”

― Della Reese

“My mother was a personal friend of God’s. They had ongoing conversations.”

― Della Reese

“We have made people in the industry and the people that see us aware that God loves them.”

― Della Reese

“For example, I was a White House intern the summer before I dropped out of law school. Everybody knew about it. I’d come home and go to church and everybody would say, ‘Oh, my God. Demetri, you’re working at the White House.’”

― Demetri Martin

“I know that I have a voice and can use it for good or bad. It’s a gift from God.”

― Demi Lovato

“What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.”

― Demosthenes

“If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him.”

― Denis Diderot

“It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.”

― Denis Diderot

“The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children.”

― Denis Diderot

“I didn’t raise my kids with the fear of God.”

― Denis Leary

“I don’t know what reception I’m at, but for God’s sake give me a gin and tonic.”

― Denis Thatcher

“Jah is love, or God, whichever way you might accept it.”

― Dennis Brown

“I’d like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to sing with the greatest group in the world.”

― Dennis Edwards

“I used to get really jealous of Ron Howard as Opie on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ – we were the same age. I would just think, ‘God, that little kid can work, and I can’t!’”

― Dennis Haysbert

“I’m a comedian, for God’s sake. Viewers shouldn’t trust me. And you know what? They’re hip enough to know they shouldn’t trust me. I’m just doing stand-up comedy.”

― Dennis Miller

“Now, I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God’s way of letting you know that you’re having too good a time.”

― Dennis Miller

“God, I’m such a lazy writer – I can’t even think up new names.”

― Dennis Potter

“If there is no God, the labels ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are merely opinions. They are substitutes for ‘I like it’ and ‘I don’t like it.’ They are not objective realities.”

― Dennis Prager

“To posit the existence of a Creator requires only reason. To posit the existence of a good God requires faith.”

― Dennis Prager

“The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.”

― Dennis Prager

“But if there is a just God, there is ultimate justice.”

― Dennis Prager

“It is easy to respect secular Americans who hold fast to the Constitution and to American values generally. And any one of us who believes in God can understand why some people, given all the unjust suffering in the world, just cannot believe that there is a Providential Being.”

― Dennis Prager

“The notion that there is no basic value system is far more incoherent or invalid than the notion that there are essential values. Every religion can tell you it has basic values. You ask a Christian, most Christians would say love God and love your neighbor. Is that the entirety of Christianity? No one in his right mind would say it is.”

― Dennis Prager

“God is the only way you’re going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together.”

― Dennis Quaid

“I grew up Baptist and still go to church. I myself have explored other religions, because I want to know what it is that makes other people tick. I find we’re all talking about the same thing, really – it’s all God.”

― Dennis Quaid

“When I was in my mid-20s, I traveled a lot around the world, and the question I had for everyone I talked to was, ‘What is your conception of God?’ I found that everybody basically felt the same: God is within and without. He’s in everything.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Families need a spiritual bond with one another and with God. God is the only way you’re going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together.”

― Dennis Quaid

“What I find is that we’re all human beings and that it’s all very similar, what we believe. At the bottom, there’s really not that much difference between Christians and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists. We all worship God.”

― Dennis Quaid

“I fear God. If my time comes, my time comes.”

― Denzel Curry

“Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.”

― Denzel Washington

“My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque.”

― Denzel Washington

“Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that’s their gift.”

― Denzel Washington

“People have to realize that God has blessed me with power. He hasn’t got me this far for no reason. I feel like God has a plan for me in this sport. That’s how I have came up this fast.”

― Deontay Wilder

“No matter how many fights I got into, I was always the victor. I didn’t like it, though. I remember being 12 years old, and I looked in the sky, and I said, ‘God, I don’t want to fight no more. I’m tired of fighting. I know what I want to do in my life, and fighting’s not going to get me there.’”

― Deontay Wilder

“God definitely blessed me with power. I still don’t know the limits of my own power.”

― Deontay Wilder

“When I grew up, a director was Cecil B DeMille, a guy sitting down with a megaphone speaking. He was the voice of God, the image of God. When I went to start making docs, I quickly turned the megaphone to my ear not to my mouth. It’s more about funneling in the words and listening as doc filmmaker.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“The source of my power and strength is God, and I know it, without a shadow of a doubt.”

― Derek Fisher

“God, I hope I wear this jersey forever.”

― Derek Jeter

“Oh, my God! My wife and I, boy, we got down that night. On a personal note!”

― Derek Luke

“A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.”

― Derek Luke

“Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.”

― Derek Walcott

“As long as I have my faith in God, I’m good. I know everything else is going to come.”

― Derrick Rose

“God doesn’t make mistakes.”

― Deshaun Watson

“Man is to man either a god or a wolf.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Big ups to him, big ups to Future. I actually like Future’s music. I like his music, you feel me. I’m not a hater or a critic on him, you know, I do me. God bless him, God bless me.”

― Desiigner

“God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.”

― Desmond Tutu

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

― Desmond Tutu

“In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?”

― Desmond Tutu

“God’s love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.”

― Desmond Tutu

“The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Hate has no place in the house of God.”

― Desmond Tutu

“For Christians, who believe they are created in the image of God, it is the Godhead, diversity in unity and the three-in-oneness of God, which we and all creation reflect.”

― Desmond Tutu

“But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.”

― Desmond Tutu

“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”

― Desmond Tutu

“In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies.”

― Desmond Tutu

“God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian! All of God’s children and their different faiths help us to realize the immensity of God.”

― Desmond Tutu

“In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given.”

― Desmond Tutu

“God is patient with us to become the God’s children he wants us to be but you really can see him weeping.”

― Desmond Tutu

“People often speak of God being even-handed. God is not even-handed. God is biased, in favor of the weak, of the despised.”

― Desmond Tutu

“I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot.”

― Dewitt Bodeen

“Unfortunately, I can only act; I do not have the looks, but I am very happy with what God has given me.”

― Dhanush

“It has been great journey from where I have started to where I am today. I am really blessed with God’s grace.”

― Dhanush

“God has blessed me on a lot of levels. Have I worked for it? Absolutely. But it still takes that blessing.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“When I am at home writing, I have all the power. I am God. But TV is a polytheistic universe.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“Before we came along, it would be like, ‘Yes, thank God, we have the U.S. as our first fight.’ Now it’s like, ‘Uh-oh, we have a Lopez in our division.’”

― Diana Lopez

“I’ve been single forever, and, oh God, I love every minute of it. I don’t wish to sound offensive, and it always does when women say that, doesn’t it?”

― Diana Rigg

“Photography is very personal to me. God knows how many rolls of film I have that I’ve never shared.”

― Diana Silvers

“I was supposed to see Lorde on the ‘Melodrama’ Tour in New York with my best friend, but then I got a callback for ‘Booksmart’ in L.A. and couldn’t make the concert. Thank God I got the part!”

― Diana Silvers

“We try to exile ourselves more and more from nature – not always consciously: We build houses; we dismiss nature; nature has to be outside, because we’re inside. God forbid something like a cockroach comes inside, or some dust.”

― Diane Ackerman

“I was so much more insecure at 19. Thank God. It would be really cruel if there were a 19-year-old walking around with my confidence.”

― Diane Lane

“Eighteen months before I was born, my mother was in Auschwitz. She weighed 49 pounds. She always told me that God saved her so she could give me life. I was born out of nothing.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I have one closet that’s just shoes. The woman go, ‘Amen,’ and the men go, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s color-coordinated from the ceiling to the floor, from evening to casual.”

― Dianne Reeves

“Do freshman philosophy classes nowadays debate updated versions of the age-old questions? Like, how could a merciful God allow AIDS, childhood cancers, tsunamis and Dick Cheney?”

― Dick Cavett

“As I’d go out learning to surf, I’d feel the power of waves coming over my body. It’s like you’re with God.”

― Dick Dale

“I answer number one to myself, because I know myself. I answer to my fans, because they know me. My mother knows me and God knows me, and that’s where it’s at.”

― Dick Dale

“Springsteen – he’s the Lord God.”

― Dick Dale

“God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.”

― Dick Durbin

“Those of us who believe in God and those of us who have dedicated our lives to helping others in the name of God don’t want to take a second seat to anyone who is suggesting that one word out of the platform means that the Democrats across America are godless.”

― Dick Durbin

“There’s a God force inside of you that gives you a will to live.”

― Dick Gregory

“When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It’s not enough, but it helps.”

― Dick Gregory

“Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God. Your second is to your family. And your third is to your community. And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.”

― Dick Murphy

“I’ve titled this book ‘Eighty Is Not Enough’ not just for the obvious play on words, but as a way of expressing the single idea that has governed my entire life, that every moment of life is precious, that every step we take is an adventure, that every day on earth is a gift from God.”

― Dick Van Patten

“Fortunately, I was supposed to look confused and disoriented because, God, I felt that way.”

― Dick York

“Piper insisted she had to be out of breath when we played this one scene, so she ran around the block. Thank God she wasn’t doing a crucifixtion scene; we would have had to nail her to the wall.”

― Dick York

“When God decides its time, I guess he’ll come for us.”

― Diego Maradona

“God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of a cross when I walk out on to the pitch. I feel I would be betraying him if I didn’t.”

― Diego Maradona

“In the end, it is about whether God wants us to be in the final, but I know that is what God wants. This time we will not need the Hand of God, because it is the will of God.”

― Diego Maradona

“Everybody in Argentina can remember ‘the hand of God’ in the England match in the 1986 World Cup. Now, in my country, the ‘hand of God’ has brought us an Argentinian pope.”

― Diego Maradona

“Only in country music can you compare an old pickup truck and an old guitar to your wife and turn it into a love song… Thank God for country music.”

― Dierks Bentley

“My dog Jake ran up to Dolly Parton, and he put his nose up her skirt. We were like, ‘Oh my God, don’t do that.’ I didn’t know Dolly, and she said, ‘Watch out there little doggie, don’t start something you can’t finish.’”

― Dierks Bentley

“We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t ‘life hacks’ from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Satan tries to counterfeit the work of God, and by doing this, he may deceive many. To make us lose hope, feel miserable like himself, and believe that we are beyond forgiveness, Satan might even misuse words from the scriptures that emphasize the justice of God in order to imply that there is no mercy.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Satan, our adversary, wants us to fail. He spreads lies as part of his effort to destroy our belief. He slyly suggests that the doubter, the skeptic, the cynic is sophisticated and intelligent, while those who have faith in God and His miracles are naive, blind, or brainwashed.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I marvel to think that the Son of God would condescend to save us, as imperfect, impure, mistake-prone, and ungrateful as we often are. I have tried to understand the Savior’s Atonement with my finite mind, and the only explanation I can come up with is this: God loves us deeply, perfectly, and everlastingly.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Salvation cannot be bought with the currency of obedience; it is purchased by the blood of the Son of God. Thinking that we can trade our good works for salvation is like buying a plane ticket and then supposing we own the airline. Or thinking that after paying rent for our home, we now hold title to the entire planet earth.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“God our Heavenly Father knows us by name. Jesus Christ lives; He is the Messiah. He loves us. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real; it brings immortality to all and opens the door to eternal life.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Throughout our lives, God’s grace bestows temporal blessings and spiritual gifts that magnify our abilities and enrich our lives. His grace refines us. His grace helps us become our best selves.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“We are created in the image of our heavenly parents; we are God’s spirit children. Therefore, we have a vast capacity for love – it is part of our spiritual heritage.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news, glad tidings, and much more. It is the message of salvation as repeatedly announced by Jesus Christ and His apostles and prophets. It is my firm belief that all truth and light originating with God is embraced in the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I am grateful that early in my life I was blessed with a simple faith that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that he saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in a vision. He translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God. That testimony has been confirmed to me over and over again.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I wish I could help everyone to understand this one simple fact: we believe in God because of things we know with our heart and mind, not because of things we do not know. Our spiritual experiences are sometimes too sacred to explain in worldly terms, but that doesn’t mean they are not real.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God! For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are – and who we will become.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“The Book of Mormon is a second witness of Jesus Christ and a manifestation of the truthfulness of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I love the Prophet Joseph. I love President Gordon B. Hinckley, who is the prophet of God and holds all the keys of the kingdom at this time, keys which prophets have held in uninterrupted succession since Joseph Smith.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“When I study and ponder moral agency and its eternal consequences, I realize that we are truly spirit children of God and therefore should act accordingly.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I count Joseph Smith among those whose testimony of Christ helped me to develop my own testimony of the Savior. Before I recognized the tutoring of the Spirit testifying to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, my youthful heart felt that he was a friend of God and would therefore, quite naturally, also be a friend of mine.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I suppose the Church would be perfect only if it were run by perfect beings. God is perfect, and His doctrine is pure. But He works through us – His imperfect children – and imperfect people make mistakes.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s truth judges them out of envy and hatred.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That’s our job. Raising children and helping the community, that’s preparing for the next generation.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I don’t think God said we should all be soft. My job is to compete, and the best prevails. I will continue to play, and that’s the way I’m succeeding in my life. If I hit you by mistake, all I can say is ‘I’m sorry,’ and I keep moving on.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I have realised that it has become essential to promote your film. God forbid, if a film doesn’t run, I shouldn’t be blamed for that.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“God has been very kind to me.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“For us to win a VMA without even dropping our first album was kind of amazing. It felt like a dream, and then I woke up the next morning like, ‘Oh my God – I’ve got a Moonman!’”

― Dinah Jane

“I would argue that the issue of God and the issue of science have the same roots.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I am not a creationist as the term is usually understood. I believe that the earth is billions of years old and the universe even older. I do believe that God is the creator, but that’s a completely different thing. I’ve written in defense of evolution and made arguments that are based on evolution.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I want to create the largest archive of great God debates in existence: a Web site that becomes a great resource for both Christians and atheists.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I was a weird kid. I loved music, and I loved reading about God.”

― Dion DiMucci

“If you don’t have God in your life, you have to fill up on something. And you usually reach for the four great substitutes, the classical addictions: wealth, pleasure, power, and honor. So you try to fill yourself up.”

― Dion DiMucci

“My definition of the blues is the naked cry of the human heart longing to be in union with God.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I used to think God only liked organ music.”

― Dion DiMucci

“For me, God’s country is sirens and subways and all kinds of ethnic groups trying to cross the street all at once.”

― Dion DiMucci

“It’s not about being thin, it’s about being healthy. And when you are a child you like to eat all these unhealthy things like chocolate and sweets. Oh my God. I love strawberries dipped in chocolate and Lion bars and Toffee Crisps – and as you grow up, you have to learn that those things are only good in moderation or you will become very fat.”

― Dionne Bromfield

“The music for me is paradise. I think it’s where God lives.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Brazil is where I belong, the place that feels like home. They love their family, their country and God, and are not afraid to let anybody know it.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Children… are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God’s children.”

― Dirk Benedict

“I wake up every day inspiring myself, because God gave me life.”

― DJ Khaled

“One of my major keys is actually the master keys: God.”

― DJ Khaled

“I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.”

― DMX

“Every day, I get closer to God. Every day, my will to do the right thing gets stronger.”

― DMX

“My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He’s always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn’t always go where he wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I’m actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.”

― DMX

“I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.”

― Dolly Parton

“When I was with Andy Warhol, I thought, ‘God, his wig looks cheaper than mine!’”

― Dolly Parton

“God tells us not to judge one another, no matter what anyone’s sexual preferences are or if they’re black, brown or purple.”

― Dolly Parton

“God and I have a great relationship, but we both see other people.”

― Dolly Parton

“God has his plans and his reasons. Sometimes we are supposed to go through things so that we learn lessons.”

― Dolly Parton

“God knows when the end of time will come, not some fanatic… The world will end someday, but the end of the world and the end of time are two different things.”

― Dolly Parton

“I always ask God to work through me and let me be a light of some kind and help in this world, so I always pray for that, and I always want to do good.”

― Dolly Parton

“People just overshoot trying to find God. They’re going outside and trying everything. They don’t realize that it’s right inside themselves.”

― Dolly Parton

“I’ve never been pregnant, so I just feel God didn’t mean for me to have kids so that everybody else’s children could be mine.”

― Dolly Parton

“People are looking for something a little more stable; people are feeling like they need to get closer to God.”

― Dolly Parton

“They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me.”

― Dominic Chianese

“I think politicians should express their faith. I have never adhered to the Blair view that we don’t do God, indeed I’m not sure that Blair does.”

― Dominic Grieve

“I was four or five, and my mom got all the Power Rangers to come through. I thought it was really them. I started crying tears of joy. It was so amazing. My favorite Power Ranger was the green one. He wasn’t in every episode – he was rare, like Based God. He was like the Based God Power Ranger.”

― Domo Genesis

“God was awfully good to me during the good days. I cherish the old days, but I don’t miss them.”

― Don Ameche

“I consider myself an artist. God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically.”

― Don Johnson

“My hair is God’s aura. Everything went up when I got home from the penitentiary. One night I went to lie down next to my wife, and my hair started popping and uncurling all on its own – ping, ping, ping, ping! I knew that it was God telling me to stay on the righteous path so he could one day pull me up to be there with him.”

― Don King

“I transcend earthly bounds. I never cease to amaze myself because I haven’t yet found my limits. I am quite ready to accept the limits of what I can do, but every time I feel that way – boom! – God touches me and I do something that’s even more stupendous than whatever I’ve done up to then.”

― Don King

“I love and respect all religions and philosophies. I see how they get formed, how they grow up, and how powerful they are. But for me to believe in a specific god – no. Because what I believe is that the infinite, the absolute, is a living being and the only one living being that really exists.”

― Don Miguel Ruiz

“I don’t drink much anymore, but when I traveled with Frank Sinatra, God rest his soul, I used to drink like I could do it. He made it a test. In Vegas, the Rat Pack, which I was a little part of, drank all night and slept most of the day. Then, about 5 o’clock, we’d meet in the hotel steam room, lock the door, and steam our brains out.”

― Don Rickles

“When I got out of high school, I wanted to be an actor but was getting a lot of rejections. I was getting rejected by life. My mother, God rest her soul, told me not to quit.”

― Don Rickles

“I always say, when you’re onstage you can’t please everybody. I’m sure there are people who may not take to what I do, but that’s okay. Thank God the majority are in my corner.”

― Don Rickles

“When I walk down the street in New York, I swear to God, the building constructor, the guy pounding cement and what not, will yell, ‘Hey, you hockey puck!’”

― Don Rickles

“Among my friends, I’m not a little Boy Scout, and they love my humor, thank God.”

― Don Rickles

“I did a picture 40 years ago with Carroll O’Connor and Telly Savalas, God rest their souls, and Clint Eastwood, called ‘Kelly’s Heroes,’ which we filmed in Yugoslavia for six months.”

― Don Rickles

“A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is a national treasure because it delivers beautifully the central miracle of Christmas: Emmanuel – God With Us. From the wood of the manger to the wood of the cross.”

― Don Willett

“As someone who has researched and written about the Mexican cartels and the futile ‘war on drugs’ for coming on twenty years, I know how tough a subject it is. Mind-bending, soul-warping, heartbreaking, it challenges your intellect, your beliefs, your faith in humanity and God.”

― Don Winslow

“Remember, the Arctic didn’t have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice.”

― Don Young

“You’ve got to be willing to forgive and say, ‘God, get something good out of something bad.’ And if you’ll make that choice… God will do it.”

― Don Young

“We’re the only creature God ever created that doesn’t want to adapt. We want to make it stand still. And one thing that’s constant is nature is constantly changing.”

― Don Young

“And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.”

― Donald Cargill

“I have been a man of great sins, but He has been a God of great mercies; and now, through His mercies, I have a conscience as sound and quiet as if I had never sinned.”

― Donald Cargill

“It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God’s mercy and Christ’s merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband’s arms, and to lie down with Him.”

― Donald Cargill

“I have followed holiness, I have taught truth, and I have been most in the main things; not that I thought the things concerning our times little, but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God’s great and public matters, till they were right in their conditions.”

― Donald Cargill

“I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die, and to give you an account of my faith, which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand.”

― Donald Cargill

“Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that, for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me. I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with God through a slain Mediator; and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ.”

― Donald Cargill

“But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings, and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them.”

― Donald Cargill

“Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death.”

― Donald Cargill

“MMA makes you sore and tired every day. I wonder what we’re going to be like when we’re 50 or 60. I wake up some mornings and just say, ‘Oh, God.’ And then I go scuba diving.”

― Donald Cerrone

“When they raise your hand, Oh my God, the feeling is unbelievable.”

― Donald Cerrone

“God has blessed me to be where I’m at today. All the trials and tribulations I faced throughout my career and life. Look at where I’m at now, I’m the all-time Packers leading receiver of that franchise. That tells you a lot.”

― Donald Driver

“You know, even though I feel that I can still play the game, God has made the answer clear to me. Retirement is now. I have to retire as a Green Bay Packer.”

― Donald Driver

“Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren’t so nearly universal, God knows what I’d be. A drain on the State, I shouldn’t wonder.”

― Donald E. Westlake

“God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.”

― Donald Knuth

“Rhett Butler is very mysterious. He disappears, he reappears, God knows where he goes. We know nothing about his family to speak of.”

― Donald McCaig

“One of the things I associate with God is a sunrise. How many sunrises have you missed over the years, and God created that?”

― Donald Miller

“One of the things I love about our source text as Christians, the Bible, is that it teaches us not to avoid conflict. And it teaches us that before the fall of man, in Paradise, there was conflict. God wants conflict to be a part of your life.”

― Donald Miller

“We’ve gotten to a point where you can’t be a politician and actually say what you’re thinking because someone’s gonna get offended, and God forbid, like, everyone’s so sensitive now, it’s ridiculous.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, ‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.’”

― Donald Trump

“Together, We will make America strong again. We will make wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.”

― Donald Trump

“We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.”

― Donald Trump

“People are so shocked when they find… out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.”

― Donald Trump

“The Pope, I hope, can only be scared by God.”

― Donald Trump

“Confession is something we will never outgrow, even if we become the saints God made us to be. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were revered even during their lifetime; but both made frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.”

― Donald Wuerl

“Our God who created all of us is the God who calls all of us to care for one another. I think that’s going to be one of the big, big challenges of the future, helping refocus on the needs of others.”

― Donald Wuerl

“When I was a young priest in the 1960s and 1970s, there was much experimentation and confusion in the Church. Teachers and clergy were encouraged to communicate an experience of God’s love, but to do it without reference to the Creed, the sacraments, or the tradition.”

― Donald Wuerl

“God’s revelation has always been in deeds. God’s interventions in history have always been in deeds, in actions. Then there are those who interpret the actions, and then there are those who write down the interpretations of the actions.”

― Donald Wuerl

“At the parish level, where the church lives and moves and breathes, that’s where we need to be engaging our people much more in understanding the Word of God… the Word of God reflected in the traditional teaching of the church, the Word of God reflected in the scriptures, is as much a part of their lives as anything else.”

― Donald Wuerl

“As a child, I sat in the back of the bus. I was told, time and time again, that God’s potential didn’t exist in people like me. I’ve spent my life fighting to change that. And, from the first day when I met Hillary Clinton, I’ve known that she’s someone who cares just as much and fights just as hard.”

― Donna Brazile

“Today’s fathers are having a rough go being kindly portrayed in the media. Thank God, we do we have President Barack Obama for a national model. He both dotes on and takes a firm loving hand to our first-family daughters.”

― Donna Brazile

“I was told, time and time again, that God’s potential didn’t exist in people like me. I’ve spent my life fighting to change that. And, from the first day when I met Hillary Clinton, I’ve known that she’s someone who cares just as much and fights just as hard.”

― Donna Brazile

“Whatever God would want me to do… love each other and help others. I want to add, not take away.”

― Donna Douglas

“Thank God for YouTube. Every Thanksgiving, I’m bombarded with ‘Turkey Lurkey Time.’”

― Donna McKechnie

“In my case, I learned that although God loves us, he doesn’t grant us immunity from the consequences of our choices.”

― Donna Rice

“God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.”

― Donna Summer

“My life was changed in one breath from God.”

― Donna Summer

“I don’t really try to predict what can and will happen with things. Sometimes you think something’s gonna be a huge success, and it isn’t. And sometimes you pay no attention to something whatsoever, and God just makes it into everything.”

― Donna Summer

“But I like to know that someone is stronger than I am. I want to be able to know that if I get tired, somebody is there to hold up the fort. I like knowing that I can’t pick a refrigerator alone. God did not make me strong enough to do that.”

― Donna Summer

“A belief in God is vitally important, not just in show business, but stability in life. You know, to recognize deity is the most important thing that you can do. I mean, it comes to the Ten Commandments. They weren’t ten suggestions. They were Ten Commandments.”

― Donny Osmond

“Yes, I have my standpoint, but I try to follow the life of Christ and he was very non-judgmental. It’s not my position to judge. It’s God’s position to judge.”

― Donny Osmond

“Man, who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!”

― Doris Lessing

“God knows why nobody ever learns from the preceding generation – but they don’t.”

― Doris Lessing

“I don’t always want to read serious fiction. But when I read fiction that’s not serious, I don’t want to read brain candy. Entertain me, for God’s sake.”

― Dorothea Benton Frank

“We are not sent into this world mainly to enjoy the loveliness therein, nor to sit us down in passive ease; no, we were sent here for action. The soul that seeks to do the will of God with a pure heart, fervently, does not yield to the lethargy of ease.”

― Dorothea Dix

“I shall try and effect all that is before me to perform; and God, I think, will surely give me strength for His work so long as He directs my line of duty.”

― Dorothea Dix

“Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.”

― Dorothy Day

“It is easier to have faith that God will support each House of Hospitality and Farming Commune and supply our needs in the way of food and money to pay bills, than it is to keep a strong, hearty, living faith in each individual around us – to see Christ in him.”

― Dorothy Day

“None of us feels the true love of God till we realize how wicked we are. But you can’t teach people that – they have to learn by experience.”

― Dorothy L. Sayers

“I was raised with fear of God, guilt over Jesus, and terror of the Devil.”

― Dory Previn

“I’m a religious man. I believe in God.”

― Doug Baldwin

“Scientology is not written with disrespect toward God. It doesn’t worship something that is evil. It is scientific, mathematical, and spiritual. The black community has to check it out and see what’s there. I’m not saying it’s for everyone, but you have to take a look.”

― Doug E. Fresh

“I just umpire. That’s what I’ve done. That’s all I can do. I’m one of the fortunate ones on God’s earth. I found what God meant for me to do. People ask if I like working home plate best. I just want to be between the white lines. That’s where I belong, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

― Doug Harvey

“I must admit, I was born to officiate; I was made to officiate. I miss it. I knew why I was doing it. God made me to umpire.”

― Doug Harvey

“My films are very rooted in specific people’s point of view. Some film-makers give a more global point of view, like God looking down at the characters.”

― Doug Liman

“As I traveled around the country on a book tour for ‘In Harm’s Way,’ I began learning how certain Indianapolis survivors had heard these voices – not necessarily the voice of God, but often that of someone who had fostered them and imparted an identity as a person who doesn’t quit.”

― Doug Stanton

“Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Soon it won’t be the Internet any more, it’ll just be like air, like somehow they’ll integrate the Internet into the air. And God’s name will have ended up being ‘Google,’ because that’s the way it worked out. It could have worked out that God’s name ended up being ‘Yahoo,’ of course, but they lost out.”

― Douglas Coupland

“If God drives a car, He’d drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof, with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window.”

― Douglas Coupland

“What if God exists except it turns out he doesn’t really like people very much?”

― Douglas Coupland

“God is what keeps us together after the love is gone.”

― Douglas Coupland

“If money is not maintained, it can collapse like a bridge along Interstate 5 and fixing it, even with determined politicians, will take ages, during which time God only knows how much human damage will occur.”

― Douglas Coupland

“It just tends to be that the grass is always greener. If I’m doing a movie, I suddenly think, ‘Oh God, I wish I could just get a play script I could get my teeth into.’ If I’m doing eight shows a week in a West End musical, I think, ‘God, how lovely it would be to be in a TV series right now.’”

― Douglas Hodge

“Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“When I’m writing fiction I’m thinking, God, this is so hard – I have to make all this stuff up! I wish I were writing a nonfiction book where all the facts are laid out and I don’t have to be so much at sea.”

― Douglas Preston

“The tribal community lived in the totality of circular time; the farmers of God’s universe understood before and after; workers of the clockwork universe lived by the tick; and we creatures of the digital era must relate to the pulse.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“When they’re growing up, if you tell kids God exists, they believe it. It’s the same with the techno-cultural society. They believe in it – that it’s the road to paradise, that there are no limits.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.”

― Dr. Dre

“I love comedy; I’m super passionate about it, and thank God it’s super in right now to have female empowered comedies.”

― Dreama Walker

“There’s a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends ’cause I’m too content being by myself.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.”

― Drew Barrymore

“God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I’m not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I don’t mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing ‘Riding in Cars With Boys,’ I wouldn’t smile at anybody, because my character, Bev, was angry at the world. I’m the opposite. Inside my head I’d be like, God, I’ll explain to you at the end of shooting that I’m not this person.”

― Drew Barrymore

“I’m actually an evil bastard in real life. Fark allows me to vent weirdness. Thank god for that, too.”

― Drew Curtis

“I remember wearing the big oversized baseball and basketball jerseys and Timbaland boots. I was a tomboy growing up. I recently caught a picture of myself, and I was like, ‘God! What was I thinking about?’”

― Drew Sidora

“I’m a very big fan of winter-flowering shrubs and bulbs. You have the smell, you have the color – it’s really like a present from God when something like that is in flower in the middle of the snow.”

― Dries van Noten

“The first album I was given when I was quite young was the ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ album by Nelly Furtado. After, I also got the ‘Missundaztood’ album by Pink. That’s when I was like, ‘Oh my God, I want to be just like them!’”

― Dua Lipa

“Dog is God spelled backward.”

― Duane Chapman

“Everybody’s under God’s planet, and God is the Almighty, the Beginning, the End, the Alpha, the Omega. He’s Big Daddy. He gives out these little soldiers and sons and angels and saints to help everybody else get through to him. I’m not the ‘Jesus-only or you’re going to Hell’ kind of guy.”

― Duane Chapman

“We believe that God is big enough to give every nationality their own religion, as he’s given them their own taste in food, in plants, in furniture, and housing. I think that each religion has their basic Christ-ish way to get to the Everlasting God.”

― Duane Chapman

“A man is a god in ruins.”

― Duke Ellington

“I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.”

― Duke of Wellington

“Blame is for God and small children.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“The only thing that’s in my control is to win ballgames and God is always taking care of me.”

― Dusty Baker

“God doesn’t seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones, but He must have clean ones.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“It’s horrible to think that a small cadre of people would manipulate that information. I mean, for God’s sake, we’ve admitted that we were experimenting on our veterans with mustard gas. So there is no security question. It can’t possibly be the reason.”

― Dwight Schultz

“I’ve been blessed with some lovely scripts and a character that people could truly identify with. It’s one of those surprises in life that makes you think, ‘God was smiling on me that particular day.”

― Dwight Schultz

“I was seeking a real love, a real deal, and I have been seeking it for a lot of years. And in that seeking, I found that God’s love is real.”

― Dyan Cannon

“God uses whoever he wants.”

― Dyan Cannon

“God’s love doesn’t leave out Jews or Muslims or anyone.”

― Dyan Cannon

“Everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, can I ask you something? You were in ‘Percy Jackson,’ right?’ I’m like, ‘No, different guy.’”

― Dylan Minnette

“One time, this guy at this music festival would not let me off the hook that I was Percy Jackson. He was like, ‘Quit lying to me, bro, I know you’re Percy Jackson.’ I was like, ‘I swear to God, I’m not Percy Jackson.’”

― Dylan Minnette

“These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.”

― Dylan Thomas

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”

― e. e. cummings

“I don’t think anything I’ve written has been done in under six or eight drafts. Usually it takes me a few years to write a book. ‘World’s Fair’ was an exception. It seemed to be a particularly fluent book as it came. I did it in seven months. I think what happened in that case is that God gave me a bonus book.”

― E. L. Doctorow

“God forbid that women have fantasies.”

― E. L. James

“Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?”

― E. O. Wilson

“Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature – the urge to love and be loved – must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way. He must reveal it at a cross.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“You cease to move into yourself, away from others. You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us – an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“Prayer is commitment. We don’t merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment.”

― E. Stanley Jones

“God has been pleased to save us during the years of war that have already passed. We pray that He may be pleased to save us to the end. But we must do our part.”

― Eamon de Valera

“Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.”

― Eberhard Arnold

“Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don’t need to carry it around with you after you’ve crossed the river.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I believe that Jesus realized his oneness with God and he showed, what he attempted to do was show the way to all of us, how to realize our own onenes with God also, so he’s a precursor.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you. You just haven’t realized it yet.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I got some news for you. One, there is no Jesus. Two, there is no God. Three, mind your own business and everything works out.”

― Ed Asner

“I don’t believe in God, though I’m not prepared to call myself an atheist either. You know the old phrase: ‘There are no atheists in foxholes.’ I’ve never been in a foxhole, and if I ever find myself in a foxhole, I’ll let you know if I believe in God or not.”

― Ed Asner

“I knew that God put me on this earth to be on the radio.”

― Ed Bradley

“We’re in the hands of the state legislature and God, but at the moment, the state legislature has more to say than God.”

― Ed Koch

“People get tired of you. So they decided to throw me out. And so help me God, as the numbers were coming in, I said to myself, ‘I’m free at last.’”

― Ed Koch

“God gave me a very good hand to play over my 88 years. I have no regrets.”

― Ed Koch

“I don’t believe in God personally but I have great respect for those people who do and different people have different religious views in this country.”

― Ed Miliband

“I was in Africa once. I was in Kenya. I got off the plane, and I thought, ‘Africa…’ Some guy in a dashiki said, ‘Mr. Bundy. Oh my God, it’s you.’”

― Ed O’Neill

“I was on some TV shows with Lady Gaga the other week, and you could see the difference in reaction between her fans and my fans outside. She comes out, and she looks like a star, and the reaction is just tears, crying, people going, ‘Oh my God, Oh my God.’ My fans are like: ‘Alright, Ed.’”

― Ed Sheeran

“I’ll beat a bunch of good guys, and then I’ll get a ton of fans come up to me and go, ‘Do you think you can beat Conor McGregor?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my God. You guys are disillusioned.’ They think because this man’s popular he’s good.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“It took more strength and hard work than I would’ve believed myself capable of, but with God’s grace and strength, I managed to lift myself up and become a better person that I’d ever imagined – I believe I have become a loving husband, a compassionate father, and a stronger wrestler.”

― Eddie Guerrero

“If there is a God, his plan is very similar to someone not having a plan.”

― Eddie Izzard

“There was no religion in my life growing up. Did God invent us or did we invent God?”

― Eddie Izzard

“I used to hurt so badly that I’d ask God why, what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now He was preparing me for this, for the future. That’s the way I see it.”

― Eden Phillpotts

“I remember the general anxiety of teenager, and I remember establishing some sort of appearance based on what my peers would think. And cliques, oh my God, the worst. The worst!”

― Eden Sher

“But Charlie, Charlie, how can we ever really know anything? Charlie, what or who is God?”

― Edgar Bergen

“I don’t believe in God. I do believe in Judaism. I believe in ethics, morals.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“I believe in the will. I believe in discipline. I believe in the organization. I believe in the rigor that gives us work. I believe in love as an engine of all things. I believe in the light. I believe in God. I believe in kindness.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“For me, it’s important that I can talk to my customers all over the world. They can comment on what they like, tell me what fits – we have a daily dialogue. I can also see what she looks like and how she wears my shoes, which is a huge advantage. Thank God for Instagram; it helps me keep connected.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“If God has allowed me to earn so much money, it is because He knows I give it all away.”

― Edith Piaf

“It makes sense that there is no sense without God.”

― Edith Schaeffer

“The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.”

― Edith Stein

“As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor’s soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.”

― Edith Stein

“On the question of relating to our fellowman – our neighbor’s spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.”

― Edith Stein

“In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will.”

― Edith Stein

“As the possessor of complete knowledge, God is not mistaken about people’s experiences as people are mistaken about each others’ experiences.”

― Edith Stein

“Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.”

― Edith Stein

“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”

― Edmond de Goncourt

“What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.”

― Edmund Burke

“It was not necessary and might even have been disadvantageous for a government to claim a direct personal commission and communion of the kind God had given some rulers in the Old Testament. A working government might need the support of the Church but not of God Himself in a voice from on high.”

― Edmund Morgan

“Vox populi vox dei: the voice of the people is the voice of God. The slogan was useful for those who first attempted to substitute the people for God as the source of political authority. Their attempt was ultimately so successful that God no longer seems to be needed in government.”

― Edmund Morgan

“My God, I don’t know anyone who likes to accumulate their wealth more than the Europeans.”

― Edmund Phelps

“His love at once and dread instruct our thought; As man He suffer’d and as God He taught.”

― Edmund Waller

“In his enigmatic and cunning story ‘The Crown of Feathers,’ Isaac Bashevis Singer refuses to produce uncontradictory evidence of God’s will but rather mixes all signals, jams the evidence, stalls every conclusion.”

― Edmund White

“My god is all gods in one. When I see a beautiful sunset, I worship the god of Nature; when I see a hidden action brought to light, I worship the god of Truth; when I see a bad man punished and a good man go free, I worship the god of Justice; when I see a penitent forgiven, I worship the god of Mercy.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on Thy heart.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Almost all wars, perhaps all, are trade wars connected with some material interest. They are always disguised as sacred wars, made in the name of God, or civilization or progress. But all of them, or almost all of the wars, have been trade wars.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“There are some writers who feel they are elected by God. I am not. I am elected by the devil – this is clear.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead, ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’ And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle, and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“I don’t want to compare my city to Zurich; thank God we’re not that boring. Rio is advancing fast, but we’re at a different phase in our civilization.”

― Eduardo Paes

“I was one of God’s chosen few, no doubt about it. Not only being elected, but the joy and pleasure I derived from it. It was a wonderful life.”

― Edward Brooke

“God didn’t create the universe so that talented people would be happy.”

― Edward Conard

“I always said God was against art and I still believe it.”

― Edward Elgar

“The Resurrection miracle is nothing to you and me if it is only an event of eighteen centuries bygone. Unless we can live the immortal life – unless we can receive God to his own home in these hearts of ours – the texts are nothing to us unless these daily lives illustrate them.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“It sometimes seems easier to trace the great general laws of God’s government in the passage of events far from us than in those close around us. We see the shape of those far-off constellations, but we cannot group or set in order that to which our own sun belongs.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“How indifferent are men to this carpenter or that fisherman, who has no word to speak of adventure or of wealth, but has only the word of God to proclaim, and has no credentials but that he comes in the name of the Lord.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“Let a man live with God, not afraid to talk with him. Let him study God’s plans and methods, as one of Michelangelo’s pupils might study his.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“God bless the Union; – it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.”

― Edward Everett

“If you can prove to me that one miracle took place, I will believe he is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple.”

― Edward Fitzgerald

“There are a lot of poems where I am questing for God. I don’t think there is any finding of God.”

― Edward Hirsch

“The question of whether it’s God’s green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.”

― Edward Hoagland

“Christianity is not rationalism, but faith in God’s revelation. A conspicuous, all-important item in that revelation is the resurrection of the body.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart is ever athirst for God, whose soul is ever following hard after God, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the power of God’s Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucified, and his ministry is like the generous flood of a life-giving river.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Men of prayer, before anything else, are indispensable to the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth. No other sort will fit in the scheme or do the deed. Men, great and influential in other things but small in prayer, cannot do the work Almighty God has set out for His Church to do in this, His world.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“We may excuse the spiritual poverty of our preaching in many ways, but the true secret will be found in the lack of urgent prayer for God’s presence in the power of the Holy Spirit.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Man’s access in prayer to God opens everything and makes his impoverishment his wealth. All things are his through prayer.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Prayer concerns God, whose purposes and plans are conditioned on prayer. His will and His glory are bound up in praying.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The Bible nowhere enters into an argument to prove the person and being of God. It assumes His being and reveals His person and character.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God’s work and is powerless to project God’s cause in this world.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Preaching is God’s great institution for the planting and maturing of spiritual life. When properly executed, its benefits are untold; when wrongly executed, no evil can exceed its damaging results.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Faith accepts the Bible as the word and will of God and rests upon its truth without question and without other evidence.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Faith can make no appeal to reason or the fitness of things; its appeal is to the Word of God, and whatever is therein revealed, faith accepts as true.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The character as well as the fortunes of the gospel is committed to the preacher. He makes or mars the message from God to man. The preacher is the golden pipe through which the divine oil flows.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The preachers who gain mighty results for God are the men who have prevailed in their pleadings with God ere venturing to plead with men.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“When we say that prayer puts God to work, it is simply to say that man has it in his power by prayer to move God to work in His own way among men, in which way He would not work if prayer was not made.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“If prayer puts God to work on earth, then, by the same token, prayerlessness rules God out of the world’s affairs and prevents Him from working.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Prayer lays hold upon God and influences Him to work. This is the meaning of prayer as it concerns God. This is the doctrine of prayer, or else there is nothing whatever in prayer.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“It must never be forgotten that Almighty God rules this world. He is not an absentee God.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Nothing is more important to God than prayer in dealing with mankind. But it is likewise all-important to man to pray.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“While the pulpit must hold to its unswerving loyalty to the Word of God, it must, at the same time, be loyal to the doctrine of prayer which that same Word illustrates and enforces upon mankind.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“In doing God’s work, there is no substitute for praying. The men of prayer cannot be displaced with other kinds of men.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The men to whom Jesus Christ committed the fortunes and destiny of His Church were men of prayer. To no other kind of men has God ever committed Himself in this world.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“In all God’s plans for human redemption, He proposes that men pray. The men are to pray in every place, in the church, in the closet, in the home, on sacred days and on secular days.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Praying men are God’s agents on earth, the representative of government of Heaven, set to a specific task on the earth.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“We are feeble, weak and impoverished because of our failure to pray. God is restrained in doing because we are restrained by reason of our non-praying. All failures in securing heaven are traceable to lack of prayer or misdirected petition.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The people I grew up around, almost all of them had been born and raised in the South. And, you know, they didn’t always go to church, but they lived their lives as if God were watching everything they did.”

― Edward P. Jones

“Now, you can’t tell me, we have the only God in the whole world. You can’t tell me that nobody else has God.”

― Edward T. Hall

“A God all mercy is a God unjust.”

― Edward Young

“By night an atheist half believes in a God.”

― Edward Young

“The course of Nature is the art of God.”

― Edward Young

“It’s a harder time to make original, less conventional movies. But God, we need them!”

― Edward Zwick

“It’s one thing to plan and imagine what you want on a film, but when you actually arrive and survey the scene, there’s a moment of, ‘Oh my God, what was I thinking?’”

― Edward Zwick

“I don’t say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are.”

― Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“You seek the heights of manhood when you seek the depths of God.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“God is the Creator; Satan is the counterfeiter.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It’s not your neighbor right or left – and it’s not God or the devil – it’s you.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God’s commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Have faith in God; God has faith in you.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“God will lead you into a deliverance where the means that delivers you will be those who would destroy you.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Sin is basically a denial of God’s right of possession.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won’t satisfy anyone.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Greed and Gain, grim guardians of the great god Mammon, continually cry in the ears of the poor, ‘Give us your little ones!’ And forever do the poor push out their little ones at the imperious ukase, feeding the children to a blind Hunger that is never filled.”

― Edwin Markham

“In the course of his ongoing crusade for Medicaid expansion, Ohio governor John Kasich has suggested that Ronald Reagan, Saint Peter, and God Himself all would support his plan to accept Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.”

― Edwin Meese

“I’m born and raised in Mexico. I only spent eight months in the States, but definitely English is a really big part of my life, and I love it. Thank God my mom put me in American school because I’m able to be working in the States, and it opens a lot more doors being half and not being only one. It’s cool because I get to turn it on and off.”

― Eiza Gonzalez

“I know that I’m here because of the grace of God. But I also know that I’ve been given this second chance for a specific reason, and that is to bring love to the world again through the voice of my music, and I’m so honored to be able to do it. I’m so blessed that God has chosen me to do that.”

― El DeBarge

“God has been God in my life ever since I can remember.”

― El DeBarge

“The devil is busy and trying to distort and adulterate the things that are the pure essence of God.”

― El DeBarge

“I hit rock bottom before I even went there. Actually, prison was the rescue mission that God had put on me. He sent out his angels to rescue me. In prison, he protected me the whole time I was in there, and it was just for me to get my will power back, to get my strength back, get my focus together.”

― El DeBarge

“God gave me a second chance. I am so very glad with what is going on with my career, but I want to be a success in my relationship with my children.”

― El DeBarge

“God strengthened me and taught me who I am in Him. He taught me that not only do I need to have faith in Him, but I need to believe in myself again.”

― El DeBarge

“The people who talk the most about God are people who are the least like God.”

― El-P

“The author of the Gospel of Judas wasn’t against martyrdom, and he didn’t ever insult the martyrs. He said it’s one thing to die for God if you have to do that. But it’s another thing to say that’s what God wants, that this is a glorification of God.”

― Elaine Pagels

“Fundamentalism does mean reading quite conservatively and literally, saying ‘the Bible is the word of God and we have to follow it. What it says is this.’”

― Elaine Pagels

“What’s different about the Gospel of Thomas is that, instead of focusing entirely on who Jesus is and the wonderful works of Jesus, it focuses on how you and I can find the kingdom of God, or life in the presence of God.”

― Elaine Pagels

“Unlike many deities of the ancient Near East, the God of Israel shared his power with no female divinity, nor was he the divine husband or lover of any.”

― Elaine Pagels

“I love audiences. My God, the best friends in the world!”

― Elaine Stritch

“It’s a challenge, but every single German or Canadian I want to beat, I still have to love them. That means competing the way God wants me to compete and helping my opponents if they have a need.”

― Elana Meyers

“I am thankful that all the people in the world who absolutely, positively, know what God wants, usually kill mostly each other.”

― Elayne Boosler

“The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“All the gods are dead except the god of war.”

― Eldridge Cleaver

“Wow, I think you grow all the time when you’re working. You start the job and by the end of it, if it’s a long one, you kind of say, ‘My God, I was so different at the start of this job.’ I always feel like I’ve changed for the better with each one.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I don’t profess to have any religion, but if I did, my God would be Fidel Castro. He is like a ship that knew to take his crew on the right path.”

― Elian Gonzalez

“Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.”

― Elias Canetti

“There was nothing then but the revelation of the spirit-of God that could make any of the Israelites understand and believe that he was their proper Messiah.”

― Elias Hicks

“Just as a son, to be a son of man, must be of the same nature and spirit of his father; so with the sons of God, and so it will be with all who are born of the spirit of God.”

― Elias Hicks

“We learn this by the precepts that Jesus left. He observed that the people were looking outward, and assured them that the kingdom of God cometh not with outward observation; and for this reason, that it was only to be known in man.”

― Elias Hicks

“O that our hearts were enlarged in love to God, that we might turn inward, to the blessed comforter, that the blessed Jesus said the Father would send.”

― Elias Hicks

“Then, certainly, to be a Christian is to love God above all, and our neighbour as ourselves.”

― Elias Hicks

“I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Human beings should be held accountable. Leave God alone. He has enough problems.”

― Elie Wiesel

“I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in ‘Night.’ I questioned God’s silence. So I questioned. I don’t have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Religion is not man’s relationship to God, it is man’s relationship to man.”

― Elie Wiesel

“Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.”

― Elie Wiesel

“After all, God is God because he remembers.”

― Elie Wiesel

“The Bible is not only laws, it’s also stories. It begins, ‘In the beginning God created Heaven.’ If I had written these words, I wouldn’t have written anything else; it’s just enough.”

― Elie Wiesel

“I have always known my mother as an agnostic, less certain than my father that the universe hadn’t been created by some great intelligence. But she would get even more annoyed than my father did when she thought that people were invoking God to do their jobs for them – for example, when she saw a bus with a sticker saying ‘Allah Protect Us.’”

― Elif Batuman

“God is the biggest storyteller, and when we create stories, we connect with him and with each other across cultural, religious and gender boundaries.”

― Elif Safak

“For me, writing stories is one way of feeling connected to the universe and God.”

― Elif Safak

“I realized that with African American people, where we’ve been blocked from being all that God meant for us to be, I don’t have time to be patient.”

― Elijah Cummings

“I have sworn eternal opposition to slavery, and by the blessing of God, I will never go back.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“While I value the good opinion of my fellow citizens as highly as anyone, I may be permitted to say that I am governed by higher considerations than either the favor or the fear of man. I am impelled to the course I have taken because I fear God.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“Is he not a God that showeth mercy and keepeth covenant? Of all sins, it seems to me that the sin of unbelief is the most dishonouring to God.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“The eternal God – the infinite Jehovah – has done all he could do – even to the sacrificing his own Son – to provide a way for man’s happiness, and yet they reject him, hate him, and laugh him to scorn!”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“I have appealed to the constitution and laws of my country; if they fail to protect me, I appeal to God, and with Him I cheerfully rest my cause. I can die at my post, but I cannot desert it.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“If the civil authorities refuse to protect me, I must look to God, and if I die, I have determined to make my grave in Alton.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“It is the easiest thing in the world to become a Christian – ten thousand times easier than it is to hold out unrepenting against the motives which God presents to the mind, to induce it to forsake its evil thoughts and turn unto Him.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“If I know my own heart, I do now feel the necessity of resigning myself into the hands of my God, to mould and guide me at His will; tho I dare not say that I am, at present, willing to do it.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“I have concluded, after consultation with my friends and earnestly seeking counsel of God, to remain at Alton, and here to insist on protection in the exercise of my rights.”

― Elijah Parish Lovejoy

“Live, so you do not have to look back and say: ‘God, how I have wasted my life.’”

― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“I wish I was super-serious, anguished. I see those actors, and I am like, ‘Oh God, they are so cool, and they seem so interesting.’ I don’t take acting that seriously.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.”

― Eliza Farnham

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work – our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I’ve had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“I’m not praying for God to save me from cancer. I’m not. God will enlighten me when the time comes. And if I’ve done the right thing, I will be enlightened. And if I believe, I’ll be saved. And that’s all he promises me.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“India has a long history with devotional, even obsessive love, be it for a personal god or for your lover.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event intended to encourage people to ‘turn to God in prayer and meditation.’”

― Elizabeth Flock

“The American Humanist Association, whose slogan is ‘Good without a God,’ created the National Day of Reason with the Washington Area Secular Humanists to raise awareness about government threats to religious liberty and up the profile of the non-religious community.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“There were times, especially when I was traveling for ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, ‘Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.’”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“God forgive you, but I never can.”

― Elizabeth I

“I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.”

― Elizabeth I

“There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.”

― Elizabeth I

“God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.”

― Elizabeth I

“I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.”

― Elizabeth I

“Every day, the humane societies execute thousands of dogs who tried all their lives to do their very best by their owners. These dogs are killed not because they are bad but because they are inconvenient. So as we need God more than he needs us, dogs need us more than we need them, and they know it.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“My God, I have so much bounty in my life.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“You believe in God or statistics or the way your narrative differs from other people.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“Please God, I hope my experience in downtown theater isn’t over, because I’d love to keep making weird plays. I can’t wait for Charles Isherwood to call my next play ‘sit-com-y’ and tell me to stick to writing television.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“I figured, if I failed, I’d tried something that I hadn’t tried before and if one movie was going to destroy my career than I didn’t have much of a career to start with. I just went for it. God willing I wasn’t over the top and didn’t embarrass myself.”

― Elizabeth Pena

“My parents have raised me to believe in a kind and a loving God and someone who cares about me, who is always there for me, and who would never wish harm or illness or any kind of tragedy upon me.”

― Elizabeth Smart

“Certain things make me anxious. God forbid I get stuck in an elevator.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“I think there’s nothing better in the world than a spirited discussion about the Bible and Jesus and God and the Catholic faith, or the Jewish faith, or the Muslim faith – any religion.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea, God Bless, keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and paid forward for the next kid who comes along.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I think I grew up with a profound sense of watching people who were good people, who were smart people, who were hardworking people – God, nobody on this Earth worked harder than my mom and dad – and they had very little.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom’s not, and I’m not. But I believe in God, and that there’s a higher power and an intelligence that’s bigger than us and that we can rely on. It’s not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“God’s promises are all on condition of humble obedience.”

― Ellen G. White

“We are not our own. We do not belong to ourselves. But we have been purchased with a dear price. We have cost an immense sum, even the sufferings and death of the Son of God.”

― Ellen G. White

“The name ‘Seventh-day Adventist’ carries the true features of our faith in front and will convict the inquiring mind. Like an arrow from the Lord’s quiver, it will wound the transgressors of God’s law, and will lead to repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

― Ellen G. White

“God is love, and His law is love. Its two great principles are love to God and love to man.”

― Ellen G. White

“Whatsoever is done out of pure love, be it ever so little or contemptible in the sight of men, is wholly fruitful; for God measures more with how much love one worketh, than the amount he doeth.”

― Ellen G. White

“Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, that God has given you.”

― Ellen G. White

“The perfection of Christian character depends wholly upon the grace and strength found alone in God.”

― Ellen G. White

“In Christ was united the human and the divine. His mission was to reconcile God to man, and man to God; to unite the finite with the infinite.”

― Ellen G. White

“God tests and proves us by the common occurrences of life. It is the little things which reveal the chapters of the heart.”

― Ellen G. White

“God requires his people to shine as lights in the world. It is not merely the ministers who are required to do this, but every disciple of Christ. Their conversation should be heavenly.”

― Ellen G. White

“The name, Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God, and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast.”

― Ellen G. White

“We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.”

― Ellen G. White

“God requires his servants to walk in the light, and not cover their eyes that they may not discern the working of Satan.”

― Ellen G. White

“When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music.”

― Ellen G. White

“Ministers should not pray so loud, and long, as to exhaust the strength. It is not necessary to weary the throat and lungs in prayer. God’s ear is ever open to hear the heart-felt petitions of his humble servants, and he does not require them to wear out the organs of speech in addressing him.”

― Ellen G. White

“God’s eye does not slumber. He knows every sin that is hidden from mortal eye.”

― Ellen G. White

“The sin which is indulged to the greatest extent, which separates us from God and produces so many spiritual disorders, and which are contagious, is selfishness.”

― Ellen G. White

“Love works not for profit nor reward; yet God has ordained that great gain shall be the certain result of every labor of love.”

― Ellen G. White

“God’s people are peculiar. Their spirit cannot mingle with the spirit and influence of the world. You do not wish to bear the Christian name and yet be unworthy of it.”

― Ellen G. White

“All our words and acts are passing in review before God.”

― Ellen G. White

“God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required.”

― Ellen G. White

“Through the grace of Christ we shall live in obedience to the law of God written upon our hearts. Having the Spirit of Christ, we shall walk even as He walked.”

― Ellen G. White

“But God will have a people upon the earth to maintain the Bible, and the Bible only, as the standard of all doctrines and the basis of all reforms.”

― Ellen G. White

“Action gives power. Entire harmony pervades the universe of God. All the heavenly beings are in constant activity; and the Lord Jesus, in His life work, has given an example for every one.”

― Ellen G. White

“A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God is in the pathway to health.”

― Ellen G. White

“If you have other gods before the Lord, your heart will be turned away from serving the only true and living God, who requires the whole heart, the undivided affections. All the heart, all the soul, all the mind, and all the strength, does God require. He will accept of nothing short of this.”

― Ellen G. White

“No persons professing to be Christians should enter the marriage relation until the matter has been carefully and prayerfully considered from an elevated standpoint, to see if God can be glorified by the union.”

― Ellen G. White

“Ministers of God’s choosing are engaged in a great work. They are warring not merely against men, but Satan and his angels.”

― Ellen G. White

“I lift my voice of warning against praising or flattering your ministers. I have seen the evil, the dreadful evil, of praising ministers. Never, never speak a word in the praise of ministers to their faces. Exalt God.”

― Ellen G. White

“God requires you individually to come up to the point, to make an entire surrender. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

― Ellen G. White

“Many have a vague idea that they must make some wonderful effort in order to gain the favor of God. But all self-dependence is vain. It is only by connecting with Jesus through faith that the sinner becomes a hopeful, believing child of God.”

― Ellen G. White

“It is a great thing to be a child of God, and joint-heir with Jesus Christ. If this is your privilege, you will know the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings.”

― Ellen G. White

“Religion does not consist in making a noise, yet when the soul is filled with the Spirit of the Lord, sweet, heart-felt praise to God glorifies him.”

― Ellen G. White

“Lightness, jesting, and joking, can only be indulged at the expense of barrenness of soul, and the loss of the favor of God.”

― Ellen G. White

“As we lay hold upon the truth of God, its influence must affect us. It must elevate us. It must remove from us every imperfection.”

― Ellen G. White

“In consequence of our limited ideas of the sufferings of Christ, we place a low estimate upon the great work of the atonement. The glorious plan of man’s salvation was brought about through the infinite love of God the Father. In this divine plan is seen the most marvelous manifestation of the love of God to the fallen race.”

― Ellen G. White

“My appeal to the rich is, Deal liberally with your poor brethren, and use your means to advance the cause of God. The worthy poor, who are made poor by misfortune and sickness, deserve your especial care and help.”

― Ellen G. White

“The young among us are, as a general thing, allied to the world. But few maintain a special warfare against the internal foe. But few have an earnest, anxious desire to know and do the will of God.”

― Ellen G. White

“The Jews did not go into darkness all at once. It was a gradual work, until they could not discern the gift of God in sending his Son.”

― Ellen G. White

“The hope of eternal life is not to be taken up upon slight grounds. It is a subject to be settled between God and your own soul; settled for eternity. A supposed hope, and nothing more, will prove your ruin.”

― Ellen G. White

“I think creating of any sort, whatever line you’re in, is paramount – you can be an architect, you can be a banker, you can be anything – I think that when you create, you’re closest to God and yourself.”

― Ellen Greene

“Fashion once meant dresses and heels, and I didn’t know why I’d want to be dressed that way. Now I’m like, ‘Oh my God, those Saint Laurent boots!’ Those are not words I thought I’d ever say. A beautiful suit is nice. I get fashion now. In fact, I love it.”

― Ellen Page

“You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud to surmise that war has a perverse appeal for the human race, nor is the attraction limited to religious fanatics committing mass murder and suicide for the greater glory of God.”

― Ellen Willis

“The story of the Jews in the Bible is replete with incidents of their ingratitude to God for His gifts to them: incidents that just as repeatedly merit and receive punishment.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Because God only knows why people like what they like and don’t like something else.”

― Elliott Smith

“I sometimes don’t try to invent something. I wait for some kind of a direction – and it happens. I get an angle, for instance, and it just appears, and I say, ‘Oh my God – that’s it!’”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“I feel like God’s given me a gift in running and the opportunity to use running as a platform to help highlight the work of the Love Mercy Foundation in northern Uganda.”

― Eloise Wellings

“It’s not as though we can keep burning coal in our power plants. Coal is a finite resource, too. We must find alternatives, and it’s a better idea to find alternatives sooner then wait until we run out of coal, and in the meantime, put God knows how many trillions of tons of CO2 that used to be buried underground into the atmosphere.”

― Elon Musk

“If everything is God’s will, then so is the invention of the vaccine, just like the seatbelt.”

― Els Borst

“Oh my God, I sweat so much! You have to keep deodorant in your purse and use those deodorising wipes that cool you off a bit.”

― Elsa Hosk

“Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.”

― Elvis Presley

“Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.”

― Elvis Presley

“God and the politicians willing, the United States can declare peace upon the world, and win it.”

― Ely Culbertson

“God did not burden the United States with a diversity of backgrounds, ideas and religions, He blessed America with them.”

― Emanuel Cleaver

“First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God.”

― Emerson Fittipaldi

“To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it!”

― Emerson Fittipaldi

“We understand God by everything in ourselves that is fragmentary, incomplete, and inopportune.”

― Emil Cioran

“God – a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays.”

― Emil Cioran

“They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.”

― Emily Dickinson

“God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally.”

― Emily Dickinson

“Sisters are brittle things. God was penurious with me, which makes me shrewd with Him. One is a dainty sum! One bird, one cage, one flight; one song in those far woods, as yet suspected by faith only!”

― Emily Dickinson

“When people are like, ‘College! Oh my God! Ultimate freedom!’ I didn’t feel that way. My roommates were loving hitting the town, but I wasn’t as psyched about going to the frats.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“For me it’s always about trying to consistently maintain a fit and body-conscious eating schedule so three days before I’m not like, ‘Oh my God – I have a bathing suit shoot I have to do.’”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Believing in God is a very intense inner struggle of mine. It’s something I worry about a lot, but which I don’t have the answer to.”

― Emily Watson

“The guardians of French pharmacies – the lab-coated salespeople – are busy, serious, and probably know more about your face than you do. Therefore, don’t interrupt them, and if they ask you if they can help you, for God’s sake, let them. They will not steer you wrong.”

― Emily Weiss

“Be sweet and honest always, but for God’s sake don’t eat my doughnuts!”

― Emma Bunton

“All I can say is thank God my stepdaughter’s favourite band in the whole wide world is The Beatles. We do have dance parties to ‘Wannabe’ though.”

― Emma Ishta

“As a rule, I try to steer clear of opinions pertaining to your parenting. I assume you’re doing the best you can, and God bless.”

― Emma McLaughlin

“I’m 5 foot 2. I wish I were 5′ 6. Everyone who meets me says, ‘Oh my God. You look so much taller in person.’”

― Emma Roberts

“Sometimes when I’m going to sleep, I think, ‘Oh God, my future husband is out there somewhere and I might know him, or I might not, and I wonder what he’s doing and I wonder if he knows me.’ I just always think that’s so fascinating, that even when you were two years old, your future husband was out there somewhere.”

― Emma Roberts

“I mean, I haven’t been around very long. I can’t expect everyone to have seen ‘The House Bunny’. Oh God. I am having such waves of internal embarrassment, which now I’m admitting on a tape recorder. This is so one of the things I should keep in my head.”

― Emma Stone

“Everything I do in life I put in the hands of God, my creator.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“There is nothing more important for me than God.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“Whenever I have a chance to wake up and be alive, I always thank God for that, and for me, all the rest is a bonus.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I have no TV, thank God. I haven’t heard anything about Tom Cruise, except that he had a baby, I think.”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom of the children they bear.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“Trust in God – she will provide.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“The people’s voice, as I say, is the voice of God.”

― Emmerson Mnangagwa

“The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.”

― Emmet Fox

“Do not compare yourself. Find out what God has placed in your ability.”

― Emmitt Smith

“The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.”

― Empedocles

“My hectic work schedule does not often permit me time to visit temples, but my conversations with God don’t depend on idol worship. Inside my heart, I have developed and sustained a direct communication with Him.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“I was an assistant director for a year, and I realized, ‘God, this is a lot of hard work. This is going to take time. So what’s the shortcut? What’s the better option?’ Then thankfully, someone said, ‘Why don’t you become an actor?’”

― Emraan Hashmi

“My faith in God is unshakeable, even though till date, I have not experienced any miraculous incident that makes me feel the presence of a higher power. But the trust in God has been engrained into my psyche since my childhood.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“Retirement has never entered my mind for one moment because I don’t feel the age I am – and I don’t act it, and I don’t speak like it. When God calls me, that’s when I stop. Until then, I’m going to just keep going.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“In the end, I didn’t think I was good enough to use sax as a stage performer to get where I wanted, and thank God I chose my voice as my instrument instead. You need to be honest with yourself, and I was.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“If a dog doesn’t put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn’t happen you are only keeping an animal.”

― Enid Bagnold

“We must teach compassion and tolerance and encourage kindness, selflessness, and loving acceptance of all who are created in the image of God.”

― Ephraim Mirvis

“God has entrusted me with myself.”

― Epictetus

“If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.”

― Epicurus

“The one thing that a fish can never find is water; and the one thing that man can never find is God.”

― Eric Butterworth

“Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God.”

― Eric Butterworth

“Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man’s inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself – a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.”

― Eric Butterworth

“God can only do for you what He can do through you.”

― Eric Butterworth

“I’ve got the god given talent or the god given opportunity better put, to let that out in a harmless way you know, and I don’t know what it does to you, I don’t really know.”

― Eric Clapton

“I just feel that God gave me a certain gift, and that was to go out, do storytelling and be an actor. And my responsibility with that gift is to do the best job possible and to re-create real life.”

― Eric Close

“Circulating through the children’s ward and seeing terminally ill kids, heads shaved, smiling and having a ball despite the tubes and needles sticking into them, I thought: What do I have to worry about? If God takes me, at least I’ve lived for 35 years.”

― Eric Davis

“Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.”

― Eric Hoffer

“Ever since the Enlightenment, people thought that we were living in a rational universe. They thought that God was a mathematician and that the function of the scientist was to figure out the mathematical rules whereby the universe was created.”

― Eric Kandel

“God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”

― Eric Liddell

“I actually do propose open-mindedness, but open-mindedness to the Word of God.”

― Eric Ludy

“Job 29 is about Job reflecting on his past before the calamity hit him to say this is the type of man I was. So, you want to know what God calls perfect and upright? Read Job 29, and you will understand what kind of man God esteems.”

― Eric Ludy

“The Word of God is a treasure map. That treasure map is the most valuable thing you have until you get to that treasure.”

― Eric Ludy

“The market is no god – it cannot solve every problem.”

― Eric Maskin

“I do believe in God. That’s why I’m alive.”

― Eric Massa

“Miracles are signs, and like all signs, they are never about themselves; they’re about whatever they are pointing toward. Miracles point to something beyond themselves. But to what? To God himself. That’s the point of miracles – to point us beyond our world to another world.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We may have city lights and the glow of touch screens to obscure our view, but God’s world is still near at hand, even right here in New York City where I live.”

― Eric Metaxas

“If God miraculously created all that is, including you and me, then to say that we need miracles is an understatement. Our only response to that idea should be undying gratitude.”

― Eric Metaxas

“We’re commanded by God to worship God with our mind.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Where did God come from? It’s certainly more complicated than trying to figure out where, say, Barry Manilow was born.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Miracles seem to attest to the presence of a loving and compassionate God, one who wants to help us, who wants to speak to us and encourage us.”

― Eric Metaxas

“When you have a biblical idea of men’s strength, you know that God only gives us anything good to be used for his purposes and mainly to serve others.”

― Eric Metaxas

“God designed humans to live in community.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Let me tell you something you already know: reading is critically important – especially for Christian believers. God, after all, reveals Himself to us in the written words of Scripture. Think about it: when we read the Word, we place ourselves in the very presence of God.”

― Eric Metaxas

“For many of us, this is very painful, pulling the lever for someone many think odious. But please consider this: A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Most people really have no problem with the idea of a creator God. Their question is just what is this God like, how can I know about him, how can I know him.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Miracles are supposed to point us to Him, but we can get to God without miracles. It is God himself we should long for rather than for the miracles that point to him. To get caught up in wanting miracles is a bit like thinking the destination of a road trip is the highway you’re supposed to take.”

― Eric Metaxas

“I think that there are deceptive forces out there that will try to lead us away from God, and we really do need to be careful.”

― Eric Metaxas

“God gave men and women work to do in the Garden before the Fall.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Work allows us to take care of God’s creation and bring glory to Him as His stewards.”

― Eric Metaxas

“People everywhere see the True, the Beautiful, and the Good and long to know their source. And, thank God, He has revealed Himself!”

― Eric Metaxas

“Created in the awesome image of God, men and women know that life has a meaning beyond ‘eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.’”

― Eric Metaxas

“As Christians, we sin with anger because we lack faith in God’s ability to provide for or protect us.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Quite simply, our isolation from nature has become isolation from God’s Word. Cocooned in our manmade world of climate-controlled homes, cars, subways, and high-rises, we’re finding it easier to live as practical atheists.”

― Eric Metaxas

“You can’t serve God and money.”

― Eric Reid

“You know, you grow up with the image of John Travolta being super cool – ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ Brian De Palma, handsome young god… he, in reality, is a very silly man. And I mean that in a good way. He’ll walk around the set talking in little weird voices, making people laugh.”

― Eric Stoltz

“Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.”

― Erica Jong

“In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.”

― Erich Fromm

“Oh my God… I worked with George C. Scott, way before ‘Chips,’ in ‘The New Centurion.’ I co-star in that movie. It was great working with him. I worked with Charlton Heston, Glenn Ford, Robert Mitchum. Stacy Each. The old Hollywood. I met John Wayne, and that was a thrill. I was working next door to him.”

― Erik Estrada

“I think the best compliment you can receive is not, ‘Oh, that was really funny,’ but, ‘Is that the first time you said that?’ It’s something that you’ve said a thousand times, but if somebody says to you, ‘Oh my God, is that the first time you’ve done that?’ you know that performance was where you wanted it.”

― Erik Griffin

“Oh, God, I would love to go and do a play someplace.”

― Erika Slezak

“The worst storyline I’ve ever been involved in I wasn’t involved in, because I was clever enough to get pregnant with my second child and they wrote me out and they replaced me with Christine Jones. And thank God – that was the worst storyline.”

― Erika Slezak

“I literally have people go, ‘Oh my God, you’re the Pink Power Ranger’ and I’m like, ‘I do other things!’ But, you know, it’s so cool! I saved the world for a year.”

― Erin Cahill

“When you meditate or pray… both are forms of meditation… you give up control and find the answer and you open yourself to receive God’s gift, the universal force, or whatever that is.”

― Erin Gray

“How awful to be a perfect beauty! How confusing! God. Can you imagine?”

― Erin O’Connor

“Normally, we see characters that have God complexes. How interesting, I thought, it would be to capitalize on that. And say, OK, well fine, you have a God complex, well this person has a Satan complex. And the doctor chooses to treat him scientifically.”

― Eriq La Salle

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”

― Erma Bombeck

“God created man, but I could do better.”

― Erma Bombeck

“I think I’m a very religious person. I think I believe in God as much as any man does. I don’t only believe in God, I know there’s God.”

― Ernest Gaines

“I don’t like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can’t do it.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“Each one of us is an outlet to God and an inlet to God.”

― Ernest Holmes

“I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson.”

― Ernest Holmes

“God gives some more than others because some accept more than others.”

― Ernest Holmes

“The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.”

― Ernest Holmes

“He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.”

― Ernest Renan

“God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul.”

― Ernest Renan

“Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.”

― Ernest Rutherford

“We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.”

― Ernest Shackleton

“I asked God if it was a sin and He didn’t say anything.”

― Ernestine Rose

“If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy, I hate God.”

― Ernestine Rose

“This foundational principle – that human beings derive their rights from God, rather than from the State, or any other source – is what made America different.”

― Ernie Fletcher

“The best thing anyone can do is be himself. Everyone was made different by God, and that’s the way it should be. And if I were a writer or an announcer starting out, I don’t think I’d imitate anybody. I’d try to be whatever I am.”

― Ernie Harwell

“God blessed me by putting me here for thirty-one years at Michigan and Trumbull.”

― Ernie Harwell

“I have a great faith in God and Jesus.”

― Ernie Harwell

“I think God always has the best for us.”

― Ernie Harwell

“What I get from my study of the Bible is that we’re all in Christ, that we’re all the same in God’s eyes.”

― Ernie Hudson

“There is something powerful about singing to God as an act of worship, but it is time to reframe our perspective and our language to genuinely encompass all of life as worship.”

― Erwin McManus

“God has given us an imagination, and our imagination is really the principle tool from which all creativity and artistry comes from.”

― Erwin McManus

“We’re a part of the insurrection, trying to turn Christianity upside down. We’re an experimental church: God’s research and development arm.”

― Erwin McManus

“I have so much confidence in the reality of Jesus that I feel no pressure to try to make people act or be a certain way. I’m banking everything on the fact that God actually changes people.”

― Erwin McManus

“I think Christianity is the same as Buddhism and Hinduism – whenever a religion begins to say that these are the things you have to do to be loved by God, you have a religion.”

― Erwin McManus

“Wherever and whenever God is moving in a new and fresh way, there emerges a new song!”

― Erwin McManus

“I think we’ve overstated that God is the God who wants us to obey. Obedience is not the end game. Obedience is only our calling so that we can step into our freedom.”

― Erwin McManus

“God has leveraged the human spirit to move in His direction, and all the material we need to bring a person to the realization that they were created by God actually already exists inside that person.”

― Erwin McManus

“I became a Christian because I met God.”

― Erwin McManus

“Often we talk about God’s ability to change lives without fully understanding how to access that power.”

― Erwin McManus

“God helped me crown my football career with a participation in the World Cup.”

― Essam El Hadary

“Challenges, when you’re in a tumultuous situation, are an opportunity to grow, an opportunity to get closer to God, an opportunity to find and kind of reform yourself, and to figure out what really matters and what your priorities are.”

― Essence Atkins

“As far as big egos, there are definitely guys out there that just think God only knows what about themselves.”

― Ethan Suplee

“Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart.”

― Ethel Merman

“God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.”

― Ethel Watts Mumford

“The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.”

― Euclid

“The most important thing a pastor does is stand in a pulpit every Sunday and say, ‘Let us worship God.’ If that ceases to be the primary thing I do in terms of my energy, my imagination, and the way I structure my life, then I no longer function as a pastor.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“If you don’t take a Sabbath, something is wrong. You’re doing too much, you’re being too much in charge. You’ve got to quit, one day a week, and just watch what God is doing when you’re not doing anything.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“I believe God takes the things in our lives – family, background, education – and uses them as part of his calling. It might not be to become a pastor. But I don’t think God wastes anything.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“I cannot fail to call the congregation to worship God, to listen to his Word, to offer themselves to God.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair.”

― Eugene Ionesco

“In April, God speaks to us in the seas whose rhythmic murmuring fills our ears from a long way off. It was in April that the Titanic went down into the deep to lie like a slasher’s victim, bleeding the ‘debris field’ – its passengers’ personal possessions, the everyday things of everyman and everywoman – across the ocean’s floor.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“The seminary of the future must relate itself to flesh-and-blood men, or it provides a framework that only talks about the people of God but never really shares life with them.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“We may thank God that we can feel pain and know sadness, for these are the human sentiments that constitute our glory as well as our grief.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“Good priests never look for awards and, perversely enough in the clerical culture universe, do not receive many. Like the aged nuns who taught selflessly and nearly anonymously all their lives, these servants of the People of God only get into the papers when their obituaries are printed.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.”

― Eugene O’Neill

“When men make gods, there is no God!”

― Eugene O’Neill

“I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?”

― Eugenio Montale

“God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.”

― Euripides

“Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.”

― Euripides

“Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.”

― Euripides

“He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.”

― Euripides

“When African-Americans come to France, the French show them more consideration than they would show an African or a Black Caribbean. When African-Americans come to France, the French people are like, ‘Oh, wow. Oh my God.’ But if it’s an African, they’re like, ‘Whatever.’ It’s all because of the past, because of our history.”

― Euzhan Palcy

“God, I am afraid he won’t give me his answer today. If only somebody would help me – it is all so terribly depressing.”

― Eva Braun

“Even if you buy a fur glove with the little trim, and you think ‘Oh, my God, it’s just a little trim,’ that animal got clubbed.”

― Eva Mendes

“Just thinking about that, if that were to really happen, if an alien were to come down and really abduct you, how terrifying and how earth-shattering would that be? Your whole world is just destroyed. God is destroyed. It’s kind of a fascinating thing to think about.”

― Evan Peters

“The word of God steadies me. He says your trials and tribulations make you who you are. So you can see my whole story in the way I endured and overcame some testing experiences.”

― Evander Holyfield

“We decided to have the baby at home because we wanted it to be a natural birth, and it turns out that it was 30 hours of natural. Eight hours of pushing – that’s the part that men don’t understand. Women go, ‘Oh, dear, oh, dear God, eight hours of pushing?’ And the men are like, ‘Okay, eight hours of pushing.’”

― Evangeline Lilly

“’Why are we here?’ ‘What is our purpose? ‘Is there an afterlife?’ ‘Is there a God?’ ‘Is it all about science?’ Those are big questions, and usually, TV is a little scared to go there.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“God is my best friend. I talk to God every day. And no one can tell me how to talk to God – not no imam, not no priest, not no rabbi, no pastor.”

― Eve

“I worship God. Religion and worship are two different things to me. Religion is by the book. I think too many people rely on the textbook: ‘OK, it says to do this and it says to do that, so if I do this, this, and that, then I still can go out and do wrong because I did this, this, and that.’”

― Eve

“I don’t know what in the world happened. I don’t know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it just – the power of God in Jesus just grabbed me… All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him!”

― Evel Knievel

“You can’t forbid children to do things that are available to them at every turn. God told Eve, ‘Don’t give the apple to Adam,’ and look what happened. It’s in our nature to want the things we see.”

― Evel Knievel

“I think through education, belief in God, and good engineering, our children become a lot better at what they’re doing than we did, and that starts with the very first sign of life on the face of this earth.”

― Evel Knievel

“God made us. He’s in charge of everything, right? If He didn’t like us, why didn’t he change us?”

― Evel Knievel

“There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.”

― Evelyn Underhill

“God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.”

― Evelyn Underhill

“Adoration is caring for God above all else.”

― Evelyn Underhill

“You don’t have to be peculiar to find God.”

― Evelyn Underhill

“God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not.”

― Evelyn Underhill

“God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer.”

― Evelyn Underhill

“Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“I went to SXSW in 2011. God, that was awful. I mean, I only went because my publisher wanted me to promote the book and the organizers invited me and it seemed silly not to go, especially for a relatively unknown first-time author. This is just not my cup of tea; the fewer such events I do on an annual basis, the happier I feel.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“We had a big controversy in the United States when there was a limited number of dialysis machines. In Seattle, they appointed what they called a ‘God committee’ to choose who should get it, and that committee was eventually abandoned. Society ended up paying the whole bill for dialysis instead of having people make those decisions.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“The privilege of holding the priesthood, which is the power and authority to act in God’s name, is a great blessing and privilege and one that carries with it equally great obligations and responsibilities.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble, or we can be compelled to be humble.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Pride adversely affects all our relationships – our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Most of us think of pride as self-centeredness, conceit, boastfulness, arrogance, or haughtiness. All of these are elements of the sin, but the heart, or core, is still missing. The central feature of pride is enmity – enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Every accountable child of God needs to set goals, short- and long-range goals. A man who is pressing forward to accomplish worthy goals can soon put despondency under his feet, and once a goal is accomplished, others can be set up.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompassing. It is no lukewarm endeavor.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another?”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“God’s revelation to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“In this age of the electronic media and the mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Disobedience is essentially a prideful power struggle against someone in authority over us. It can be a parent, a priesthood leader, a teacher, or ultimately God. A proud person hates the fact that someone is above him. He thinks this lowers his position.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The earth was cursed for Adam’s sake. Work is our blessing, not our doom. God has a work to do, and so should we.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“God loves us; the devil hates us. God wants us to have a fulness of joy as He has. The devil wants us to be miserable as he is. God gives us commandments to bless us. The devil would have us break these commandments to curse us.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“When our children obey the Lord and go to the temple to receive their blessings and enter into the marriage covenant, they enter into the same order of the priesthood that God instituted in the very beginning with father Adam.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The great test of life is obedience to God.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“God our Father, Jesus, our Elder Brother and our Redeemer, and the Holy Ghost, the Testator, are perfect. They know us best and love us most and will not leave one thing undone for our eternal welfare. Should we not love them for it and honor them first?”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God’s.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Our enmity toward God takes on many labels, such as rebellion, hard-heartedness, stiff-neckedness, unrepentant, puffed up, easily offended, and sign seekers. The proud wish God would agree with them. They aren’t interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“If we love God, do His will, and fear His judgment more than men’s, we will have self-esteem.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Prayer in the hour of need is a great boon. From simple trials to our Gethsemanes, prayer – persistent prayer – can put us in touch with God, our greatest source of comfort and counsel.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Our mothers put God first when they fill their highest mission within the walls of their own homes.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I reverence the Constitution of the United States as a sacred document. To me its words are akin to the revelations of God, for God has placed his stamp of approval on the Constitution of this land.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“One of Satan’s most frequently used deceptions is the notion that the commandments of God are meant to restrict freedom and limit happiness.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“The human body is the tabernacle of the spirit, and God expects that it be kept clean and unimpaired.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Satan would have you believe that happiness comes only as you surrender to his enticements, but one only needs to look at the shattered lives of those who violate God’s laws to know why Satan is called the Father of Lies.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“God lives. I know that He lives. I know that Jesus is the Christ and the Redeemer of the world.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“No nation which has kept the commandments of God has ever perished, but I say to you that once freedom is lost, only blood – human blood – will win it back.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“America, North and South, is a choice land, a land reserved for God’s own purposes.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“In the beginning, God placed a woman in a companion role with the priesthood.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“We should put God ahead of everyone else in our lives.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“If someone wants to marry you outside the temple, whom will you strive to please – God or a mortal? If you insist on a temple marriage, you will be pleasing the Lord and blessing the other party.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“I testify to you that God’s pay is the best pay that this world or any other world knows anything about.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“God will not be mocked.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Sacrifice is truly the crowning test of the gospel. Men are tried and tested in this mortal probation to see if they will put first in their lives the kingdom of God.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Good God, do you mean to say this place is a club?”

― F. E. Smith

“I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When I wake up every morning, I thank God for the new day.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“God gave you a mind, a spirit, and a body, and you should take care of all three.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“The way I see life, there is only one God, and all the rest are human.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“Family and God – that is what’s important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go.”

― Fabrice Muamba

“The closest encounter I had with films in my childhood was sitting on the lap of my father at a shooting set, and he would say ‘rain,’ and it started raining, and then he would say ‘song,’ and people started dancing. I thought I was sitting on God’s lap.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work.”

― Faith Evans

“Certainly it is a blessing to have three beautiful kids who are all healthy. God put them here for me to nurture and bring them up and try to keep as close to right as I can. So it’s a blessing. It’s a big responsibility, but at the same time it’s an honor.”

― Faith Evans

“I know one of the reasons God gave me kids was to test my patience.”

― Faith Hill

“The desperate hunger our president has for approbation has led him to such lengths as claiming that God stopped the rain during his Inauguration. In fact, Mother Nature made sure it rained on Trump’s hair the minute he started his speech.”

― Faith Salie

“Having grown up Catholic, my prayers were scripted – memorized and deployed in church and before bed. As a young adult, I veered off script and talked to God more plainly. And by ‘talked to,’ I mean that I basically asked for things to turn out the way I wanted them to.”

― Faith Salie

“I asked God for a healthy baby. An answer arrived in my daughter.”

― Faith Salie

“I feel sorry for anybody that could let hate wrap them up. Ain’t no such thing as I can hate anybody and hope to see God’s face.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“God didn’t give up on me. I am somebody in God’s eyes… Let me be a prime example of how I’ve been through the storm and the rain, and I made it over.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“I’m a true country Southern girl that has always been built around family, cookouts and gatherings and being together on the holidays, singing together and laughing together. So whenever God opened doors for me to be able to travel the world and sing and do all the great things that I’ve done, I didn’t want to lose that part so family first for me.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“I seemed so different from other kids; I grew up in church and felt a connection with God, and a lot of kids my age really didn’t understand that.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“When I was a youngster, I wrote all this music – it just came out of me – and I think record executives were like, ‘Oh, wow, he’s a genius, let’s give him a million dollars!’ But the minute I started producing the records, they’d be like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re terrible! You’re all over the place! We can’t market this!’”

― Fantastic Negrito

“We’re under some gross misconception that we’re a good species, going somewhere important, and that at the last minute we’ll correct our errors and God will smile on us. It’s delusion.”

― Farley Mowat

“I’m really not into black guys. I think that’s more of a Kardashian thing. God bless them.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I actually just keep things very professional. I don’t need acceptance from anyone but God, so that’s just kind of where I focus it all.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I’m very proud, and God’s blessed me with an amazing career.”

― Farrah Abraham

“God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

― Farrah Fawcett

“DJ Premier, this guy is like a god, a walking god. Guru, he put it down legendary.”

― Fat Joe

“I have the gift of the gab, can talk and perform, but so can others. I can only attribute it to the fact that somebody up there likes me: it’s remote-controlled by God.”

― Fawad Khan

“God bless McNally, it’s got some fantastic stuff in it, but it’s no easy task to make a movie out of.”

― Faye Dunaway

“If you think about it, a lot of great horror films have bad sequels just because the market demands you to make the other one right away. Thank God no one in the ‘Evil Dead’ family thinks that way.”

― Fede Alvarez

“We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory.”

― Federica Montseny

“God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again.”

― Federico Fellini

“It is God who gives us the opportunity to win and to get victories.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“As human beings, our lives should be in retrospect with God.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“I’m very grateful to God for what he gives me. Victories, remarkable victories, but you have to go through the defeats. That is why I praise God for everything.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“One needs to live every day according to God’s commandments. And then any kind of difficulty or unpleasantness will be manageable.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“I’ve already fought my share. God gave me a rich, eventful career, and I thank God for everything, but I’m done fighting.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“With my victory, I must always remember that I glorify God.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“Koran says whoever believes in God in the last day shall be saved. It is a religion whose very name, Islam, comes from the word Shalom, which means peace. It’s about establishing peace. We greet each other with peace be upon you, which the Jews do in greeting each other.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“The fundamental idea which defines a human being as a Muslim is the declaration of faith: that there is a creator, whom we call God – or Allah, in Arabic – and that the creator is one and single. And we declare this faith by the declaration of faith, where we… bear witness that there is no God but God.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“God says in the Quran that there is only one true religion, God’s religion. It’s the same theme that God revealed to all of the prophets, even before Muhammad.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“Religion is defined by the relationship between God and man. And Islam is the submission and the acknowledgment of the human being to the creator.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“London is my home. I miss my family so much; it’s hard being away. And I miss salt and vinegar crisps. And Marmite. And good fudge. Oh my God. Clotted cream fudge.”

― Felicity Jones

“In a play, the director is God, and I’m a great arguer. Rather boringly so, I think, about trying different things.”

― Felicity Kendal

“Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.”

― Felix Mendelssohn

“And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto them the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.”

― Ferdowsi

“I never thought I was going to leave the trap. I even told my mother, ‘I’m gonna be the trap God.’”

― Fetty Wap

“God is good, and my health is in his hands.”

― Fidel Edwards

“The gifts given to us by God must not be relinquished to those who speak ill of them and who are moved by envy or ignorance.”

― Filippo Brunelleschi

“When kids tune in and see Jordan Devlin, Trent Seven, Pete Dunne, Wolfgang on the WWE Network, and then they see a poster at the town hall for their local wrestling show, they’re gonna say, ‘Oh my God, that’s Pete Dunne. I wanna go see him.’”

― Finn Balor

“Women are the strong people in this world, not men. I think TV is finally catching up with that reality, and thank God.”

― Finn Jones

“Sometimes you’re watching a great film actor, and if you stand 10 feet away from them, you’re like, ‘God, they’re terrible. They’re not doing anything.’ And then you see the close-up, and it’s so nuanced, and so much expression is happening. They were acting for that camera and for no one else.”

― Finn Wittrock

“A relationship is sent by God and accident.”

― Fiona Shaw

“I do not know You, God, because I am in the way. Please help me to push myself aside.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“If I do look back, I’ll say that I’m blessed. I’m blessed, and I appreciate God for not only letting me live through everything, but to prosper.”

― Flavor Flav

“Now, when you’ve been in the band for three years, you get used to the position, in a sense. I don’t think about it every day like, ‘Oh my God, I’m the singer of Nightwish!’”

― Floor Jansen

“I do think children come in wired a certain way. Why else would I be filled with hope and optimism? You just could not keep me down for very long. You can call it grace or a gift from God, but I do think I came in with it.”

― Florence Henderson

“Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty – as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.”

― Florence King

“The long march of Western civilization from pantheons of gods for every taste to one God for all has been thrown into reverse by celebrity worship to give us a plethora of ancient deities to follow.”

― Florence King

“God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say.”

― Florence Nightingale

“If I could give you information of my life, it would be to show how a woman of very ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do In His service what He has done in her. And if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all, and I nothing.”

― Florence Nightingale

“Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.”

― Florence Nightingale

“I have learned to know God. I have recast my social belief… All my admirers are married; most of my friends are dead; and I stand with all the world before me, where to choose a path to make in it.”

― Florence Nightingale

“There was one moment when I was in L.A., and he was teaching me a move. I just looked at him, thinking, ‘Oh my God, I’m being taught to wrestle by Dwayne Johnson. What the hell?’”

― Florence Pugh

“I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“God only made one thing in this world that’s perfect – and that’s my boxing record.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Things happen for a reason, and the only thing you can do is at night time get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness for anything that you did that you didn’t feel was right.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent, with fast feet, fast hands, unbelievable defense and a very, very sharp mind. So I’m thankful for that.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I definitely learned to communicate with other musicians better. I used to feel so intimidated by guys who can read notes, like, ‘Oh my God, they’re gonna think I’m not even gonna be able to sit at the table.’ But I’ve come to see that a lot of these musicians don’t know how to read music either, and that made me feel good.”

― Flying Lotus

“You try to pull away the experiences until you get to the core of humanity, and you find that light that exists in everybody. It’s that light that I’m searching for in all of my work – is that connective thing, that ether that enters all of us – you know what I mean? That’s a part of God.”

― Forest Whitaker

“What people love about Santorum is he is who is he. He speaks his words. He loves God. He loves his country, and he loves gays.”

― Foster Friess

“I am racing to the studio the moment that God affords me the opportunity to hear again.”

― Foxy Brown

“My family never missed a visit in eight months, ever. I cried coming out. I didn’t cry coming in. There’s a big difference. I believe that God put me there for a reason, Incarceration is serious.”

― Foxy Brown

“All God’s children are not beautiful. Most of God’s children are, in fact, barely presentable.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“It’s like real life: We don’t get a preview of what’s coming up, thank God, and we don’t build our own character from what we’re going to be informed with in the future.”

― Frances Conroy

“I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God’s gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.”

― Frances Farmer

“But I was sure of one thing. If God were a father, with children, that cleanliness I had been feeling wasn’t God.”

― Frances Farmer

“That satisfied me until I began to figure that if God loved all his children equally, why did he bother about my red hat and let other people lose their fathers and mothers for always?”

― Frances Farmer

“I just knew that God wasn’t there. He was a man on a throne in Heaven, so he was easy to forget.”

― Frances Farmer

“I think God just died of old age. And, when I realized that he wasn’t any more, it didn’t shock me. It seemed natural and right!”

― Frances Farmer

“I used to lie between cool, clean sheets at night after I’d had a bath, after I had washed my hair and scrubbed my knuckles and finger-nails and teeth. Then I could lie quite still in the dark with my face to the window with the trees in it, and talk to God.”

― Frances Farmer

“I wondered a little why God was such a useless thing. It seemed a waste of time to have him. After that he became less and less, until he was… nothingness.”

― Frances Farmer

“It puzzled me that other people hadn’t found out, too. God was gone. We were younger. We had reached past him. Why couldn’t they see it? It still puzzles me.”

― Frances Farmer

“I couldn’t get that same feeling during the day, with my hands in dirty dish water and the hard sun showing up the dirtiness on the roof tops. And after a time, even at night, the feeling of God didn’t last.”

― Frances Farmer

“Thank God we’re not like America. Everyone wants to look like they’re 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women.”

― Francesca Annis

“I don’t buy the tabloids, but you’re surrounded by it all and people tell you things they’ve read. I’d be sitting on a train looking over someone’s shoulder and thinking: That’s familiar… oh my God, it’s me.”

― Francesca Annis

“I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.”

― Francesco Guicciardini

“That is one of the reasons I write: to feel the Presence of God and know He is speaking to me in a very personal way, instructing me, correcting me, redirecting me.”

― Francine Rivers

“I start work by spending time in personal Bible study. Because my projects center on a question in my own faith walk, I find Bible study essential. And God gives me scriptures daily that speak to the question with which I’m struggling.”

― Francine Rivers

“With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.”

― Francis Arinze

“They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures would stand out against any evidence whatever, even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.”

― Francis Atterbury

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”

― Francis Bacon

“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”

― Francis Bacon

“Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.”

― Francis Bacon

“God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.”

― Francis Bacon

“But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.”

― Francis Bacon

“God’s first creature, which was light.”

― Francis Bacon

“God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.”

― Francis Bacon

“If you really want to experience God, go and make disciples.”

― Francis Chan

“A key to everything is surrender – to really come before the Lord and say, ‘I will literally stay here as long as you want me to stay’ or ‘God, I will really go anywhere on the earth.’”

― Francis Chan

“Truth is, I think, if God just gave us our daily bread, many of us would be angry. ‘That’s all you’re going to give me? You’re just going to give me enough to sustain me for today? What about tomorrow or next year or 10, 20, 30 years from now? I want to know that I’m set up.’ And yet Jesus says just pray for your daily provisions.”

― Francis Chan

“Our God listens to us. Our God is a living God. He’s not a block of wood you made up that’s not going to answer you. My God listens to me. He answers me.”

― Francis Chan

“It’s easy to write for God and about God, because what a thrill to remind the church that the Holy Spirit of God is in you. What a rush! What an amazing blessing!”

― Francis Chan

“If I have a script, I tend to stick to it even if God may be leading me elsewhere in the moment.”

― Francis Chan

“I believe God did intend, in giving us intelligence, to give us the opportunity to investigate and appreciate the wonders of His creation. He is not threatened by our scientific adventures.”

― Francis Collins

“God gave us free will, and we may choose to exercise it in ways that end up hurting other people.”

― Francis Collins

“I don’t have a problem with the concept that miracles might occasionally occur at moments of great significance, where there is a message being transmitted to us by God Almighty. But as a scientist, I set my standards for miracles very high.”

― Francis Collins

“If God is real, and I believe he is, then he is outside of nature. He is, therefore, not limited by the laws of nature in the way that we are.”

― Francis Collins

“For me, in my Christian belief, prayer is not an opportunity to manipulate God into doing what you want him to. Prayer is an opportunity to have a conversation with God to try to get in tune with what his will is.”

― Francis Collins

“I’m always feeling like I’m lacking wisdom. This reassurance that one can ask God for that and it will happen is certainly reassuring to me.”

― Francis Collins

“I’ve never heard God speak out loud to me. That’s not an experience I have had.”

― Francis Collins

“God is an awesome mathematician and physicist.”

― Francis Collins

“I always want to try to make films feel timeless, because one of my biggest pet peeves is that there’s a movie you love, and then you revisit it twenty years later, you show your kid or something, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ with hairstyles and clothing and all that kind of stuff.”

― Francis Lawrence

“It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.”

― Francis of Assisi

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

― Francis of Assisi

“We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God’s sake.”

― Francis of Assisi

“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”

― Francis of Assisi

“Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.”

― Francis of Assisi

“Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.”

― Francis Picabia

“God invented concubinage, satan marriage.”

― Francis Picabia

“Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men.”

― Francis Picabia

“If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.”

― Francis Quarles

“Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.”

― Francis Quarles

“The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.”

― Francis Scott Key

“What I absolutely want is to suggest that before it’s anything else, redemption is God mending the bicycle of our souls; God bringing out the puncture repair kit, re-inflating the tires, taking off the rust, making us roadworthy once more. Not so that we can take flight into ecstasy, but so that we can do the next needful mile of our lives.”

― Francis Spufford

“If you’re a believer, God is not a thought-experiment requiring a special sub-creation to be tried out in. He’s an actual, er, actuality already, embedded in a necessary and true story about guilt, hope, and liberty. I don’t want C. S. Lewis doing his resourceful best to render Him as a fabulous special effect.”

― Francis Spufford

“God has two families of children on this earth, the once-born and the twice-born.”

― Francis W. Newman

“I call God to witness that as a private person I have done nothing unbeseeming an honest man, nor, as I bear the place of a public man, have I done anything unworthy of my place.”

― Francis Walsingham

“I am responsible only to God and history.”

― Francisco Franco

“To will what God doth will, that is the only science that gives us any rest.”

― Francois de Malherbe

“I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him.”

― Francois Rabelais

“Matisse was my God. I’m a French artist, that’s for sure. I am color-oriented and what you might call a composer. I am not pouring my guts out; I keep them inside.”

― Francoise Gilot

“God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.”

― Frank Knox

“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“You sail into the harbor, and Staten Island is on your left, and then you see the Statue of Liberty. This is what everyone in the world has dreams of when they think about New York. And I thought, ‘My God, I’m in Heaven. I’ll be dancing down Fifth Avenue like Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers.’”

― Frank McCourt

“I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God’s work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable.”

― Frank McCourt

“If I had millions and millions and millions of dollars, I’d leave a large portion to the 42nd Street library. That’s why – that was my hangout, the reading rooms, the North and South reading rooms. I’d go there, and my God, I couldn’t believe I had access to all of these books. That was my university.”

― Frank McCourt

“Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.”

― Frank Moore Colby

“It’s man’s nature to abuse knowledge and power, be it in the realm of science, government, or Wall Street. Take God out of the picture, and you have real trouble.”

― Frank Peretti

“We have a God who loves us. We are in the palm of his hand. He doesn’t leave us, and He doesn’t forsake us.”

― Frank Peretti

“’Illusion’ is a story of God’s love and our hunger to find him when we’re separated from him. If I can paint a picture of two people still in love after 40 years, that’s a pretty good message.”

― Frank Peretti

“Evolution is the key to avoiding the whole issue of God. When you challenge evolution, you’re basically challenging someone on a spiritual level.”

― Frank Peretti

“The Lord God carries us throughout our lives just as a father carries his child. The Lord carried me, and He still is. He made you. He knows what you’re good at. He knows what you can do and what you can become. Trust Him. Love Him. He’ll always love you back.”

― Frank Peretti

“Moviemaking is just really neat, and I really like doing that. I’d like to get into it more, but in terms of my role in all of this and in terms of the gift that God has given me, I had to come to the conclusion that my strength is as a storyteller, creating the story.”

― Frank Peretti

“I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It’s not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace. And if that sounds heretical, my source is pretty good: Matthew, Five to Seven, The Sermon on the Mount.”

― Frank Sinatra

“Our civilization, such as it is, was shaped by religion, and the men who aspire to public office anyplace in the free world must make obeisance to God or risk immediate opprobrium.”

― Frank Sinatra

“The core of all religions is a belief in a supreme personal god.”

― Frank Tipler

“What you can show using physics, forces this universe to continue to exist. As long as you’re using general relativity and quantum mechanics you are forced to conclude that God exists.”

― Frank Tipler

“You take what God gives you and relish it.”

― Frank Vincent

“God made man in his own image, and man returned the favour.”

― Frank Wedekind

“Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I believe Donald Trump is a good man. He did everything wrong as a candidate, and he won, and I don’t understand it. Other than I think God put him there.”

― Franklin Graham

“All I know is that I’m a sinner and that God has forgiven me of my sins. Because I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ.”

― Franklin Graham

“God’s word is the same, yesterday and today and a million years from now.”

― Franklin Graham

“The God of Islam is not the same God of the Judaeo-Christian faith. The God that we worship in Christianity is a God that has a Son. To Islam, that is blasphemy, to say that God has a son. Therefore, they do not worship the God that we worship.”

― Franklin Graham

“We have taken God out of our education system. We have taken Him out of government. You have lawyers that sue you every time you mention the name of Jesus Christ in any public forum.”

― Franklin Graham

“There is no question that America has been a nation that has been blessed by almighty God. There is no other nation in the history of mankind that has done what His nation has done – and it’s because of God’s hand and His blessing.”

― Franklin Graham

“God empowered him; and my father, when he stood to preach, he wasn’t preaching his message, he was preaching God’s message.”

― Franklin Graham

“I want to take my life and the time I have on this earth to try to tell others about Jesus, that Jesus Christ is God’s son who took our sins to the Cross and shed His blood for our sins.”

― Franklin Graham

“Every life is precious to God. God created every one of us. He gave us a soul, and that soul will live as long as God lives.”

― Franklin Graham

“Jesus Christ came for me, and he came for each person that is infected with HIV/AIDS. God loves that person. He doesn’t hate them. They’ve made mistakes. We’ve all made mistakes. But God loves them, God cares for them, and Jesus Christ died for their sins.”

― Franklin Graham

“I don’t have any faith in the Republican Party. I don’t have any faith in the Democrat Party. The only hope for this nation is God.”

― Franklin Graham

“Only God can turn our nation and the hearts of its people.”

― Franklin Graham

“Rather than seeking to stem the tide, our educators, politicians, and judges aid the advance of godlessness. This cannot continue if our children and grandchildren are to live in a country that still recognises God and upholds religious liberty.”

― Franklin Graham

“My father has been faithful to the calling that God gave him: that is, to preach the Gospel… He has presented Christ to every person that God has put before him.”

― Franklin Graham

“We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us.”

― Franz Kafka

“God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.”

― Franz Kafka

“I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.”

― Franz Schubert

“Why does God endow us with compassion?”

― Franz Schubert

“Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.”

― Franz Werfel

“What I myself experience is indescribable gratitude in the face of God’s perpetual and preemptive love, a love which is not contingent upon requital or even belief in His existence.”

― Franz Wright

“Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.”

― Fred Allen

“I want it all… fast. I want to be married, I want to live together… and then somewhere around a year or two years, I get freaked out. I freak out emotionally and then I actually feel like ‘Oh my God, who’s this stranger in my house?’”

― Fred Armisen

“When you’re a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you’re like, ‘God, why are they reading the newspaper?’ When you’re young, you’re not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper’s cool.”

― Fred Durst

“The process of coming out was critical to getting where we are today: coming out to our friends, our family, our co-workers, God forbid, to our clients.”

― Fred Eychaner

“We sing inspirational songs, songs of praise and worship, and about how good and how big God is. We are magnifying the Lord.”

― Fred Hammond

“I am just so appreciative of God’s love. It’s higher than any mountain, wider than any ocean, and wider than the whole universe. His love is just that amazing!”

― Fred Hammond

“I believe I was born for this, to tell people about the Lord. I just wanted to find the best way that I could do it, and music, God graced me to be able to do it, and that was the way that I chose to be effective and tell people that the Lord loves them.”

― Fred Hammond

“We must agree to live in this world, with all that is unfair about it, without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives.”

― Fred Melamed

“I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It’s a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God.”

― Fred Melamed

“When we look for what’s best in the person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does, so in appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something truly sacred.”

― Fred Rogers

“When we need a policeman, God bless ’em, they’re there. But, if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, everything seems suspicious.”

― Fred Willard

“God bless Chris Guest… and I mean it sincerely.”

― Fred Willard

“Comedy relieves you. A lot of times, we think we’re the only people bothered by certain things. Then you hear a comic say, ‘Don’t you hate it when…’ And it’s, ‘Oh, my God! Of course!’”

― Fred Willard

“When my dad was in Vietnam, we lost a parent for a year. Thank God we didn’t lose a parent for good.”

― Fred Wilson

“I was in seventh grade at St. Matthew’s. The teachers would tell me, ‘God loves you,’ and then whack a ruler across my hand. ‘Well,’ I’d say, ‘if God loves me, can you call God? Can you ask Him if it’s all right that I didn’t do my homework? If it’s not, then let Him hit me.’”

― Freddie Prinze

“Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.”

― Frederic Bastiat

“God is not looking for repayment, but repentance. What heals a broken relationship is sincere love and contrition.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“I think intellectualizing annoys me because it is the enemy of experience; you cannot experience the presence of God and analyze it at the same time. You can’t analyze anything and experience it simultaneously.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“The devil’s main purpose is not to scare us, in a horror-movie way; when we’re scared of him, we’re alert to him, and that might undermine his plans. Instead, he wants to quietly, subtly lure us into stepping away from God.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“It is tragic that some Christians have been so battered with stories of a prideful, vindictive God that they have fled from Jesus’ fold.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“God’s presence is not just Light, and Life, but Love. And Love invites, but does not compel.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“What’s wrong with us isn’t a rap sheet of bad deeds, but a damaged heart, a soul-sickness, that plunges us into fearful self-protection, alienation from God and others.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“The Bible, that powerful book, has many effects: it comforts, counsels, instructs, and brings us into the presence of God. But trying to erase offense as one of its functions is a fundamentally misguided task.”

― Frederica Mathewes-Green

“It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.”

― Frederick Buechner

“In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.”

― Frederick Buechner

“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.”

― Frederick Buechner

“One and God make a majority.”

― Frederick Douglass

“Since by the ordination of God I both am called and am Emperor of the Romans, in nothing but name shall I appear to be ruler if the control of the Roman city be wrested from my hands.”

― Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

“On Earth, God has placed no more than two powers, and as there is in Heaven but one God, so is there here one Pope and one Emperor. Divine providence has specially appointed the Roman Empire to prevent the continuance of schism in the Church.”

― Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

“Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change.”

― Frederick M. Vinson

“Happiness is a great power of holiness. Thus, kind words, by their power of producing happiness, have also a power of producing holiness, and so of winning men to God.”

― Frederick William Faber

“They always win who side with God.”

― Frederick William Faber

“Pray till prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God’s will.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“In God’s world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God’s mind?”

― Freeman Dyson

“Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.”

― Freeman Dyson

“You can’t expect to make all this money and not go through problems. You can’t expect God to give you everything you want without taking something away.”

― French Montana

“It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.”

― Fridtjof Nansen

“I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Is man one of God’s blunders? Or is God one of man’s blunders?”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Woman was God’s second mistake.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The universe is one of God’s thoughts.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“No God without a world, and no world without God.”

― Friedrich Schleiermacher

“In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world – God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.”

― Fulton Oursler

“I’m glad I don’t have to make a living farming. Too much hard work. Too many variables you don’t have control over, like, is it going to rain? All I can say is, god bless the real farmers out there.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“To love someone means to see him as God intended him.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“If there is no God, everything is permitted.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.”

― G. M. Trevelyan

“The Qur’an is God’s property, not mine.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“I didn’t believe in spiritual homelands, and found God as readily in a strip mall as in a mosque.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“I discovered I was a monotheist… That rules out polytheism. I have also had a problem with authority, which rules out any religion with a priesthood or leader who claims to be God’s representative on Earth.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“You know, God has a plan for me, and I’m going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy.”

― Gabby Douglas

“I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.”

― Gabby Douglas

“My mom used to tell me when I was little, ‘When it rains, it’s God’s manifestation – a big day’s waiting to happen.’”

― Gabby Douglas

“You’re in a scene with Laura Linney or Oliver Platt or John Hickey or Alan Alda and these amazing actors and actresses, and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I haven’t even started; I’m nothing compared to these people!’”

― Gabriel Basso

“If God hadn’t rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I don’t believe in God, but I’m afraid of Him.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I have two idols in my life – God and my mum.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I have a lot of faith in God. Without him, I wouldn’t be anything.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“After God and my family, it’s surf. I don’t imagine me not surfing. Surf brings me smile every day.”

― Gabriel Medina

“An exorcism is tantamount to a miracle – an extraordinary intervention of God.”

― Gabriele Nanni

“It’s not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It’s that God gives us the power.”

― Gabriele Nanni

“I believe I am connecting to angels and spirit guides and ancestors. All of that is falling under the category of God and the energy presence of God, and that is what I can tap into when I tune in and slow down.”

― Gabrielle Bernstein

“I had to learn – since I’m divorced now and everyone is like, ‘Oh my God, you’re single, what’s going on?’ – that if I don’t like to spend time with myself, how can I ask someone else to enjoy spending time with me? I’m getting to learn how to enjoy my solitude and have a good time.”

― Gabrielle Union

“I love romantic comedies. They’re for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There’s nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That’s not second nature to me, thank God.”

― Gabrielle Union

“Texas is a great place to be rich and a terrible place to be poor. It’s got the highest percentage of people without health insurance in the country. If you get injured on the job, good luck getting workers’ comp. And God help you if you’re poor and mentally ill.”

― Gail Collins

“I just really like Houston despite its craziness. There is a sense of energy and a kind of excitement, ‘We’re going places and God knows what’ll happen next.’ It’s very interesting. It’s very exciting.”

― Gail Collins

“During the Obama years, the Republicans have done an unprecedented amount of stonewalling on cabinet-and-below appointees. I would also argue that their war on judicial nominees has been way beyond what went before. Really, if the president nominated God to serve on the D.C. Court of Appeals, Mitch McConnell would threaten a filibuster.”

― Gail Collins

“I always said a prayer before I ran, and my prayer was to win. My prayer was that God would allow me to run my best on that day, or better than my best. So whatever the outcome is, I have to be satisfied with it if I know I gave it my best effort.”

― Gail Devers

“I don’t believe in God.”

― Gail Porter

“If you begin to think you are solely responsible for keeping your loved one alive and safe, you will eventually find yourself playing God. This phase can develop into an unhealthy, codependent relationship.”

― Gail Sheehy

“I give infinite thanks to God, who has been pleased to make me the first observer of marvelous things.”

― Galileo Galilei

“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

“Everyone thinks their family is the craziest family in the world. Like, ‘My God, my family’s crazy!’”

― Garret Dillahunt

“I don’t know what’s with me and the ‘of God’ shows. It’s hard to tweet about, because I guess ‘God’ triggers some kind of filter.”

― Garrett Dillahunt

“God will not damn a lunatic’s soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those of us with weak minds.”

― Garrett Fort

“Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.”

― Garrison Keillor

“God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.”

― Garrison Keillor

“Thank God I’m with the love of my life. That’s why I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”

― Garth Brooks

“Sometimes I thank God… for cheeseburgers.”

― Garth Brooks

“If I have any talent at all it’s from God, and my mom, who was on Capitol Records also.”

― Garth Brooks

“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”

― Garth Brooks

“If God came down here with the box that had the reason for living in it, I’d like to find just 2 words: The Music. That would be neat.”

― Garth Brooks

“I can’t really put it in one sentence because although on one hand Preacher is about faith and yes it is also about, I suppose, the search for God, the search for faith and the manipulation and the abuse committed by figures in whom I suppose people have faith.”

― Garth Ennis

“The Founders believed liberty came directly from God. With their knowledge of Scripture, they knew each child was made in the image of God. That is why everyone had dignity, value and worth.”

― Gary Bauer

“For the record, I believe elected officials should talk about faith. Our founders believed the moral principles of faith were indispensable to our nation’s survival. The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times.”

― Gary Bauer

“Sex was invented by God.”

― Gary Chapman

“As a senior in high school, I had a strong sense that God wanted me in some kind of ministry.”

― Gary Chapman

“It was God’s idea to make us male and female. And God’s the one that instituted marriage.”

― Gary Chapman

“Love is a spiritual grace. We learn it from God.”

― Gary Chapman

“If we can develop the character and work with God, then let him develop the character of Christ in us, we’re going to become the best possible husband, the best possible wife.”

― Gary Chapman

“I don’t think you’ll ever hear me invoking God in anything I do.”

― Gary Johnson

“I don’t seek the counsel of God. God doesn’t speak to me on what I should or shouldn’t do.”

― Gary Johnson

“Religious beliefs have played a vital role in forming America’s character as well as my own. I was raised as a Lutheran, and I believe in God and consider my faith and involvement with organized religion to be an important part of who I am.”

― Gary Johnson

“Punk was sort of an angry stance against things that had happened just before, against the pop of glam rock, against progressive rock. Music had become very staid and it was about the playing and people obsessed. Eric Clapton was God and we needed an enema within the art form, and punk did do that.”

― Gary Kemp

“This is God’s world, not Satan’s. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.”

― Gary North

“Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God’s sovereignty and disobeyed God’s law. But Moses was told explicitly, God’s blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God’s tool of dominion, biblical law.”

― Gary North

“Jesus was not denying the legitimacy of biblical law. On the contrary, He was affirming biblical law. We love God first; God commands us to keep His word; therefore, we must enforce the law on ourselves.”

― Gary North

“I did an album a long time ago called ‘Replicas,’ which was entirely science-fiction driven, or science-fantasy. Since then it’s been a song here, a song there. It’s not really a constant theme. I’ve written far more about my problems with religion, with God and all that.”

― Gary Numan

“I think that ‘God & Guns’ turned out a little more ‘country’ than we wanted it to be.”

― Gary Rossington

“With life and grandkids and the whole thing, every day is busy, but I’m so thankful to God that I’m still here.”

― Gary Rossington

“For one reason or another, the good God has left me on this planet; surely, I will not sit around and not do what I do naturally.”

― Gary Rossington

“God blessed us with talent.”

― Gary Rossington

“I thought I knew there was a God. I always acknowledged that, but at the same time, I didn’t live by those laws.”

― Gary Sheffield

“Regardless of what you’re searching, you ain’t gonna find it until you include God. Because, if you have a problem with women, drugs, or whatever the case may be, the only person that can fix that problem is God.”

― Gary Sheffield

“I love Paul Giamatti – God, that man is like a walking Chekhov. His connection to humanity is unbelievable, and those feelings of low self-esteem – the way that all comes together on the screen? Delicious.”

― Gary Shteyngart

“I will be developing artists for my new label. The rest is in God’s Hands.”

― Gary Wright

“By the law of averages, there has to be life elsewhere. The universe is so huge, and I don’t think God would have created this whole big huge cosmos and just say there’s only going to be life on Earth, and that’s it.”

― Gary Wright

“It may sound crazy to people, but I don’t follow any spiritual leader or worship at any house of God. I just feel you should be good to people around you, your family and friends.”

― Gauri Khan

“You know, you have to put bread on the table. So you thank God you got the job.”

― Gavin MacLeod

“We sat down and read it for the first time and I thanked God under my breath, because they were all so good. And my leading ladies are both exceptional. I mean, everybody in the play. I could just go on all night about them.”

― Gavin MacLeod

“The BBC must never be all about ratings – or even mainly about ratings. In the past year, we have made a raft of terrific programmes which stand comparison with the best the BBC has ever done: ‘Blue Planet,’ ‘Walking with Beasts,’ ‘Son of God,’ ‘Clocking Off,’ ‘The Way We Live Now,’ ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Lost World.’”

― Gavyn Davies

“It’s not that we like sad movies that make us feel like, ‘Oh, my God, what a bummer.’ We like emotionally moving experiences. It’s nothing new. It’s catharsis. It goes back to the Greeks.”

― Gayle Forman

“My grandmother was a Muslim. My mother is Christian. And I don’t know what I am, but I believe in God.”

― Gbenga Akinnagbe

“Even if there isn’t a God, I believe in the one we’ve created.”

― Gbenga Akinnagbe

“We’re making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It’s certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.”

― Geena Davis

“When I watch myself in movies I go, ‘My God.’”

― Gemma Arterton

“You’re told to look good and to show Tupperware, and that was my job. Coming from that to being, like, ‘Oh my God, you’re a superstar’ – it’s almost overnight, and it’s overwhelming beyond belief.”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“As we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind.”

― Gene Cernan

“We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind.”

― Gene Cernan

“When I speak of natural drummers I’m talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave ’em.”

― Gene Krupa

“I think people often come to the synagogue, mosque, the church looking for God, and what we give them is religion.”

― Gene Robinson

“Only God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Church has always been changing.”

― Gene Robinson

“If indeed this is the work of God… then it’s a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing.”

― Gene Robinson

“And God is always calling me to open myself to all kinds of people that I’ve never thought about before and also calling me on this inward spiritual journey.”

― Gene Robinson

“Discerning the will of God is a very tricky thing, partly because, you know, the little voice in my head can either be God’s voice or it can be my own ego doing a magnificent impression of God’s voice.”

― Gene Robinson

“God calls all of his children to the table. We can disagree and even say a lot of hateful things, but what we can’t do in good conscience is leave the table. Or demand that someone else not be at the table.”

― Gene Robinson

“But by virtue of our baptism, Peter Akinola and I are brothers in Christ and one day we are going to be in heaven together, so we might as well learn to get along here because we will have to get along there. God won’t have it any other way.”

― Gene Robinson

“It seems to me that if God calls us to anything it’s to a life of integrity.”

― Gene Robinson

“Faith is a dynamic and ever-changing process, not some fixed body of truth that exists outside our world and our understanding. God’s truth may be fixed and unchanging, but our comprehension of that truth will always be partial and flawed at best.”

― Gene Robinson

“What I love about believing in a living God is that I believe God is constantly revealing God’s self to us over time, and with each succeeding generation, we come a little closer to understanding the mind of God.”

― Gene Robinson

“The Russians were responsible for the Chekov character. They put in ‘Pravda’ that, ‘Ah, the ugly Americans are at it again. They do a space show, and they forget to include the people who were in space first.’ And I said, ‘My God, they’re right.’”

― Gene Roddenberry

“We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.”

― Gene Roddenberry

“Playwrights are naturally wary and protective – God, who’s more protective than a playwright? You read a play, the playwright wants to hear from you immediately.”

― Gene Saks

“Sugar-free ice pops are an invention of God. They hardly have any calories since they’re mostly water. I eat about 15 pops every two days.”

― Gene Simmons

“When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.”

― Gene Tierney

“I never thought of it as God. I didn’t know what to call it. I don’t believe in devils, but demons I do because everyone at one time or another has some kind of a demon, even if you call it by another name, that drives them.”

― Gene Wilder

“The world is not based on fairness. Human beings can rise to fairness, can administer something that makes it fair or just. But that’s not God.”

― Gene Wilder

“I feel very Jewish, and I feel very grateful to be Jewish. But I don’t believe in God or anything to do with the Jewish religion.”

― Gene Wilder

“I don’t think anyone is more intrinsically holy. People experience God in many ways; and it seems to me that God does what the rest of us do: He chooses the means that best gets His message across.”

― Gene Wolfe

“There’s a moment for everybody when you look at that picture of Jesus in the church and think, ‘This doesn’t totally make sense.’ If God made everything, then who made God? We have no idea.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“Let me tell you a little secret: There are no bad actors. There are none. You have to find the right role. I never give up on people. For God’s sake, look at me.”

― Geneva Carr

“I think I’m going to do a workout tape called ‘Hand to God to Abs of Steel.’”

― Geneva Carr

“I think ‘Hand to God’ is going to change the landscape of Broadway. I think Broadway, truthfully, will never be the same.”

― Geneva Carr

“With the hyperlinks, ‘253’ says, ‘Look at all the links we have we don’t know about.’ Without the links, the message becomes, ‘Look at God’s infinite variety.’”

― Geoff Ryman

“I did ‘Good Morning America’ with David Beckham. Oh, god, what a handsome devil that guy is.”

― Geoff Stults

“In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man’s ultimate responsibility is to God alone.”

― Geoffrey Fisher

“I’m in ‘Gods of Egypt.’ It was CGI on a level that I’ve never encountered. You’re in a blue environment on a mirrored floor because that’s going to be looking like Ra the Sun God’s boat. In the studio, it was like I was in a Robert Lepage theatrical piece.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.”

― Georg Buchner

“God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.”

― Georg Trakl

“Silently, God opens his golden eyes over the place of skulls.”

― Georg Trakl

“I sympathize with the zombies and am not even sure they are villains. To me they are this earth-changing thing. God or the devil changed the rules, and dead people are not staying dead.”

― George A. Romero

“We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.”

― George A. Smith

“If we have a heart for the magnitudes of life, it will not seem vain to believe that God Himself should guard it.”

― George A. Smith

“Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself.”

― George A. Smith

“Jesus Christ tells us that a man cannot be wrong if he argues towards God from what he finds best in himself.”

― George A. Smith

“There is no truth which the prophets press more steadily upon Israel than that all their national life lies in the sight and on the care of God.”

― George A. Smith

“God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away.”

― George A. Smith

“The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.”

― George A. Smith

“In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.”

― George Balanchine

“God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it – from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.”

― George Balanchine

“Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.”

― George Bancroft

“From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.”

― George Berkeley

“The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Creation is a miracle of daily recurrence. ‘A miracle a minute’ would not be a bad slogan for God.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The Old Testament God is a person with body parts and passions. The Church of England God has neither body, parts nor passions, and is therefore not a person.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.”

― George Borrow

“Job’s avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing to do with God being good or wise or anything like that; it’s strictly because God is so powerful, and you don’t fight something when you are so much weaker than that which you would fight.”

― George C. Williams

“I think what Calvinism may offer us is that God’s in charge of his world.”

― George Carey

“God loves us all, wants us all to share his kingdom, has a role for us all.”

― George Carey

“From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us.”

― George Carey

“Thank God, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.”

― George Catlin

“The first thing that was intimidating was when I started rehearsing to play Riff in the London company. That first day of rehearsal, I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m never going to learn this. I’m too slow.’”

― George Chakiris

“There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn’t have anybody to look down on.”

― George Clooney

“From the beginning, about the rude altar of the god, to the days of Goethe, of Leopardi, and of Victor Hugo, the poet is the leader in the dance of life; and the phrase by which we name his singularity, the poetic temperament, denotes the primacy of that passion in his blood with which the frame of other men is less richly charged.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“The Greeks, those originators of the intellectual life, fixed for us the idea of the poet. He was a divine man; more sacred than the priest, who was at best an intermediary between men and the gods, but in the poet the god was present and spoke.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“We hand folks over to God’s mercy, and show none ourselves.”

― George Eliot

“I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.”

― George Eliot

“The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.”

― George Eliot

“A Jack Russell terrier? My god. He’ll burn you up. They never stop. A German shepherd, you can only go so many miles.”

― George Foreman

“Just take one step at a time, trusting that God still has a plan for you, and He will make the best out of your situation.”

― George Foreman

“I just don’t know how I was able to be a boxer in the first place without believing God.”

― George Foreman

“I want to tell everybody that there is really a living God.”

― George Foreman

“I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.”

― George Gallup

“There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws.”

― George Gillespie

“How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God.”

― George Gillespie

“Our God is a forgiving God.”

― George H. W. Bush

“It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it was made a crime under the former order of things to learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.”

― George H. White

“In the end, you’re trying to find God. That’s the result of not being satisfied. And it doesn’t matter how much money, or property, or whatever you’ve got, unless you’re happy in your heart, then that’s it. And unfortunately, you can never gain perfect happiness unless you’ve got that state of consciousness that enables that.”

― George Harrison

“Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait.”

― George Harrison

“Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path.”

― George Herbert

“Although he’s regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.”

― George J. Mitchell

“Look at the news stand, you know? I mean, it’s a cacophony of famous people or people who want to be famous with blurbs all around it, and it’s supposed to be, you know, that’s supposed to be creativity in journalism. My God, it’s unbelievable. It’s shocking.”

― George Lois

“I am simply trying to struggle through life; trying to do God’s bidding.”

― George Lucas

“Afflictions are but the shadows of God’s wings.”

― George MacDonald

“Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.”

― George MacDonald

“I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.”

― George MacDonald

“It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity.”

― George MacDonald

“I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man.”

― George Michael

“I’d been out to a lot of people since 19. I wish to God it had happened then. I don’t think I would have the same career – my ego might not have been satisfied in some areas – but I think I would have been a happier man.”

― George Michael

“The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.”

― George Muller

“If you believe indeed in the Lord Jesus for the salvation of your soul, if you walk uprightly and do not regard iniquity in your heart, if you continue to wait patiently, and believingly upon God; then answers will surely be given to your prayers.”

― George Muller

“Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins, and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father, and may come to Him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings which we need.”

― George Muller

“Just as God’s love to us believers, his children, is unalterably the same, whatever may be the manifestations of that love; and as his peace with us is the same, however much our peace may be disturbed; so it is also with regard to our being in fellowship or partnership with him: it remains unalterably the same so far as God is concerned.”

― George Muller

“To ascertain the Lord’s will, we ought to use scriptural means. Prayer, the word of God, and His Spirit should be united together. We should go to the Lord repeatedly in prayer, and ask Him to teach us by His Spirit through His word.”

― George Muller

“Either we trust in God, and in that case we neither trust in ourselves, nor in our fellow-men, nor in circumstances, nor in anything besides; or we do trust in one or more of these, and in that case do not trust in God.”

― George Muller

“The more I am in a position to be tried in faith with reference to my body, my family, my service for the Lord, my business, etc., the more shall I have opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance; and every fresh instance, in which He helps and delivers me, will tend towards the increase of my faith.”

― George Muller

“I hope in God, I pray on, and look yet for the answer. They are not converted yet, but they will be.”

― George Muller

“Do but stand still in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God, if you trust in Him. But there is so often a forsaking the ways of the Lord in the hour of trial, and thus the food of faith, the means whereby our faith may be increased, is lost.”

― George Muller

“Wherever God has given faith, it is given, among other reasons, for the very purpose of being tried.”

― George Muller

“How important it is to ascertain the will of God, before we undertake anything, because we are then not only blessed in our own souls, but also the work of our hands will prosper.”

― George Muller

“To enter upon the marriage union is one of the most deeply important events of life. It cannot be too prayerfully treated. Our happiness, our usefulness, our living for God or for ourselves afterwards, are often most intimately connected with our choice. Therefore, in the most prayerful manner, this choice should be made.”

― George Muller

“A servant of God has but one Master. It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised.”

― George Muller

“If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.”

― George Muller

“I seek the Will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also.”

― George Muller

“There were few people, perhaps, more passionately fond of travelling, and seeing fresh places, and new scenes, than myself; but now, since, by the grace of God, I have seen beauty in the Lord Jesus, I have lost my taste for these things.”

― George Muller

“The natural mind is ever prone to reason, when we ought to believe; to be at work, when we ought to be quiet; to go our own way, when we ought steadily to walk on in God’s ways, however trying to nature.”

― George Muller

“Let no one profess to trust in God, and yet lay up for future wants, otherwise the Lord will first send him to the hoard he has amassed, before He can answer the prayer for more.”

― George Muller

“If we say we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see that we do not really confide in Him; and hence failure arises.”

― George Muller

“It is of immense importance for the understanding of the word of God, to read it in course, so that we may read every day a portion of the Old and a portion of the New Testament, going on where we previously left off.”

― George Muller

“I go to the Catholic Church. God is an important part of my life. If he was not, I don’t think I could have survived.”

― George Newbern

“I’m in the mood for ‘Shark Tank’ sometimes. When I am, my son and I can’t stop watching. But I probably watch ‘The Bachelor’ more, and Scott Foley and I text about it, like, ‘Oh my God, did you see that?!’ I love it. It’s such a train wreck.”

― George Newbern

“He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.”

― George Orwell

“I can’t imagine a God who would ever need to intercede in the daily travails of my life.”

― George Osborne

“I have files, I have computer files and, you know, files on paper. But most of it is really in my head. So God help me if anything ever happens to my head!”

― George R. R. Martin

“When the writing is going really well, whole days and weeks go by, and I suddenly realise I have all these unpaid bills and, my God, I haven’t unpacked, and the suitcase has been sitting there for three weeks.”

― George R. R. Martin

“Then hast our the Red Stone perfect with less labour, expense of time and costs, for the which ever thank God.”

― George Ripley

“Epitaph for a dead waiter – God finally caught his eye.”

― George S. Kaufman

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

― George S. Patton

“Sometimes I think fiction exists to model the way God might think of us, if God had the time and inclination to do so.”

― George Saunders

“With something like Chernobyl, the public reaction was ‘Oh, my God, science has really done wrong.’”

― George Smoot

“I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.”

― George W. Bush

“The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.”

― George W. Bush

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”

― George Washington Carver

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”

― George Washington Carver

“God cannot use you as He wishes until you come into the fullness of His Glory. Do not get alarmed, my friend, when doubts creep in. That is old Satan. Pray, pray, pray.”

― George Washington Carver

“No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way are revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain, I would be helpless. Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets.”

― George Washington Carver

“Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill… With one hand in the hand of a fellow man in need and the other in the hand of Christ, He could get across the vacuum.”

― George Washington Carver

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

― George Washington

“I ask Liberians to pray so that God will bring peace and stability, and bring about unification to ourselves.”

― George Weah

“For in Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female, bond nor free; even you may be the children of God, if you believe in Jesus.”

― George Whitefield

“Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God.”

― George Whitefield

“Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ.”

― George Whitefield

“Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.”

― George Whitefield

“It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world.”

― George Whitefield

“The righteousness of Jesus Christ is one of those great mysteries, which the angels desire to look into, and seems to be one of the first lessons that God taught men after the fall.”

― George Whitefield

“O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections.”

― George Whitefield

“For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power, to create man after his own image.”

― George Whitefield

“The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents.”

― George Whitefield

“To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.”

― Georges Bataille

“Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else – an animal’s incomplete compared to a person… and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary.”

― Georges Bataille

“The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.”

― Georges Bernanos

“I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.”

― Georges Duhamel

“If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession.”

― Gerald McRaney

“God is dead!”

― Gerard De Nerval

“I don’t believe in God.”

― Gerhard Richter

“I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.”

― Geronimo

“God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power – of assuming God’s place and relation towards his fellow-men.”

― Gerrit Smith

“I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God’s system.”

― Gerrit Smith

“Let us tell our legislators in advance, that this is a right, restraints on which, we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.”

― Gerrit Smith

“My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source – from favor and grace of God.”

― Gerrit Smith

“The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.”

― Gerrit Smith

“God has been good to me.”

― Gertrude Ederle

“In all seriousness, I just think, ‘Keep God first.’”

― Ghostface Killah

“I wanna rhyme about God.”

― Ghostface Killah

“I wanna do a God album, a positive album so the kids and everybody will understand what’s going on.”

― Ghostface Killah

“Me and God has a good relationship.”

― Ghostface Killah

“When people ask me, ‘When are you gonna stop rhyming?’ I don’t know when I’m gonna stop rhyming because we all got situations. Even when I get 50 or 60 years old, if God spares my life, if I got false teeth and I’m still rhyming, I have to rhyme about that.”

― Ghostface Killah

“Knowledge is infinite. You can go anywhere you want to go based on feeling and emotion. That’s one of the things God gave me, being able to pull people into that direction. That’s just what I do.”

― Ghostface Killah

“God is real. You have a lot of prophets, angels; everything is real, you know. You know me – I’m a deep person, so my mind goes really, really deep.”

― Ghostface Killah

“Sometimes I say stuff that people may see things more than what I’m seeing. I just say what God sends me, even if I don’t know what I’m talking about or I can’t break down the revelation of it. I just take what I receive and put it out there to the people.”

― Ghostface Killah

“God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year. May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity; may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind; may the world be freed of cholera.”

― Giacomo Meyerbeer

“I have always felt that art, especially music, is but a demonstration of God.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“God gives you the gift of melody or He doesn’t – it’s as simple as that.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“The Greeks said the artist doesn’t actually have to travel and look around. You stay where God has put you, and you dig as deep as you can. This is what I’ve done.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“You just wake up every single day with a clear mind and basically just have fun and be positive, because God knows what could happen, you know?”

― Gigi Gorgeous

“When I was little, I looked in the mirror and held the Bible in my hand – that’s how I talked to God. I never just asked for stuff. The way I saw it, if you give Him something, you get something.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I used to go to the Improvisation Comedy Club every night in Times Square. How I didn’t get killed in that area either means that 1) God is watching over me or 2) I am so insignificant to God that he didn’t bother having me killed.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I think women are very ambidextrous. We don’t think twice about reading a book or a movie starring guys. But for guys, it’s, like, ‘Oh my God, that’s a woman thing.’ So with my son, I very carefully portion out the female heroes and characters to make sure he’s getting an equal amount.”

― Gillian Flynn

“Oh my God, I love UCLA so much. Their film school is great because it’s unstructured, so there’s a freedom to fail in there and just tell your story, and everybody makes a film. It’s so important to have that freedom in film school because that’s what you’re there for: to learn and make a film.”

― Gina Prince-Bythewood

“I think when you work really hard and you help others, God helps you get what you want.”

― Gina Rodriguez

“I’ve been very lucky; God has done amazing things for me.”

― Gina Rodriguez

“American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“Novels give you the opportunity to create a whole world. Because you create people, you make them talk… You decide who they are, whether they live or die. It’s the closest thing to feeling like a god that you can come to.”

― Gioconda Belli

“There is a descent from God through the world to animals, and an ascent from animals through the world to God. He is the highest point of the scale, pure act and active power, the purest light.”

― Giordano Bruno

“In film, I was surprised when I first saw the movie ‘Drive.’ I said, ‘Oh, God. It sounds great – I love it. Wow, this could be the soundtrack from ‘American Gigolo’ or ‘Cat People.’ But I’m surprised that the director would agree with a composer to write that kind of sound.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“Art owes its origin to Nature herself… this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.”

― Giorgio Vasari

“Humans: become atheists each and all! God will nevertheless welcome you with all his heart!”

― Giovanni Papini

“God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God’s divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“And if, happy in the lot of no created thing, he withdraws into the center of his own unity, his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God, who is set above all things, shall surpass them all.”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.”

― Girolamo Savonarola

“When I was a teenager, I had pimples – oh, God, every time someone looked at my face I thought they were looking at my pimples. I put mud on my face to dry them out, and it worked.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“The mind is more powerful than anything. So, during the birth I wasn’t thinking about the pain. I was in a meditation state. I was concentrating the whole time, thinking, ‘Oh my God, it’s time. I am going to meet my baby. What is he going to look like?’”

― Gisele Bundchen

“God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.”

― Giuseppe Mazzini

“God is gracious enough to let us know, in due time while we’re here and the fact that I’m still around and I’m still singing, it is really to his glory.”

― Gladys Knight

“I’m a people lover. I love interacting with different people as I meet them, and I think people are one of God’s greatest creations, I really do. They’re interesting and intriguing.”

― Gladys Knight

“Do everything according to God, and be nice, and treat other people the way you would like to be treated.”

― Glen Campbell

“God saved me.”

― Glen Campbell

“God only knows just how much I’m going to do, or not going to do.”

― Glen Campbell

“I was out of control… I was a mess, but God has forgiven me.”

― Glen Campbell

“God’s law is God’s law, period. Teach your children that.”

― Glen Campbell

“It was Dec. 22, 1981. I figured I had messed up enough, and I decided to have a little faith and let God take over. It definitely straightened my act up in a hurry.”

― Glen Campbell

“The winter of 1991 found me stunned and shivering in the aftermath of an imploded love affair. Being 26, I flung myself actorishly on London and, without any intimations of my own ludicrousness, spent two years showing God what I thought of Him by letting myself go.”

― Glen Duncan

“Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God.”

― Glenn Beck

“And I’ve come to the place where I believe that there’s no way to solve these problems, these issues – there’s nothing that we can do that will solve the problems that we have and keep the peace, unless we solve it through God, unless we solve it in being our highest self. And that’s a pretty tall order.”

― Glenn Beck

“If we are going to ask for our daily bread, we’ve got to take the time to receive it and eat it. God provide, but we’ve got to slow down long enough to taste and see.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“One day we will finally see that when we reject any person or group of people, we reject a part of our very selves. All are one. All are in. All are God’s beloved children with a place at the table.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“I believe in people because I believe in God. I think God knew what God was doing when God made each of us.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“You need to remember that being rejected by church is not the same as being rejected by God. God did not kick you out of church, honey. The church kicked God out of church.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Christianity asserts that God made himself human. Those are two different categories – two different levels of worthiness. God is one category, and human is another. That’s a downgrade. After that jump, there are no more categories – no more downgrades. There are no human levels of worthiness. There is no hierarchy in God’s eyes.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Nothing separates a woman or a family from God’s love. Not death, and certainly not divorce.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“I am not, at the end of the day, a mother, a wife, a writer, an activist, a friend. I am a child of God. That’s who I was when I came into this world and who I’ll be when I leave it. No one can take that from me.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“Everything is a part of what God’s up to in your life, so I think our job is to embrace it. Everything. Embrace it all and consider it God’s will for this moment.”

― Gloria Gaither

“The more I come to recognize my story’s place in God’s grander Story, my once-bewildered questions are turning to psalms of thanksgiving at the wonder that I have been included in what He is doing.”

― Gloria Gaither

“God’s will for your life is God’s will for today, and it doesn’t get any more glamorous than that.”

― Gloria Gaither

“God allows circumstances to build us up. God has got our back.”

― Gloria Gaynor

“I follow my father’s philosphy; ‘Do what is good, do what is right, and God will take care of the rest.’”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“I will follow my father’s footsteps by doing what is right, and God will take care of the rest. My father is my role model. My living role model is Cory Aquino.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“You can’t teach talent. You can’t put in what God left out – but you can teach confidence.”

― Gloria Naylor

“God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Monotheism makes me grouchy. I don’t trust any religion that makes God look like one of the ruling class. I guess I’m a pagan or an animist.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.”

― Gloria Trevi

“The dull routine of our daily job takes on a new significance, assumes a beauty and importance undreamt of before, if we consider it from the angle of service to God.”

― Godfrey Winn

“We don’t thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient.”

― Golda Meir

“I was born Jewish, and I consider that my religion. But I’ve studied all religions, and as you learn more, you really learn that everyone’s praying to the same God.”

― Goldie Hawn

“People ask if I feel pigeon-holed by always doing the same kind of humorous role. But my tool has always been humor because it’s the most entertaining way to put any ideology across, and it’s fun, and it’s positive, and it’s a healer. Laughter is God’s gift. I feel privileged to be able to do it.”

― Goldie Hawn

“Dante himself is open to the suspicion of partiality: it is said, not without apparent ground, that he puts into hell all the enemies of the political cause, which, in his eyes, was that of Italy and God.”

― Goldwin Smith

“I ask one more thing from our father above – God save Bolivia.”

― Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

“Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Jesus said, ‘Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’ There are no exceptions. Baptism is a necessary ordinance.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His Spirit in an environment of holiness and peace.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“We’re all sons and daughters of God, and therefore in a very literal sense, brothers and sisters. And we ought to treat each other that way.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“There is nothing we could do of greater importance than to have fortified in our individual lives an unshakable conviction that Jesus is the Christ, the living Son of the living God.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“God gave us our agency. He taught us a way. He showed us what to do. But he gave us our agency and left us free to act as we choose to do.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Did you ever think that your body is holy? You are a child of God. Your body is His creation.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The Almighty, if necessary, may have to shake the nations to humble them and cause them to listen to the servants of the living God. Whatever is needed will come to pass.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I do not concern myself much with reading long commentary volumes designed to enlarge at length upon that which is found in the scriptures. Rather, I prefer to dwell with the source, tasting of the unadulterated waters of the fountain of truth – the word of God as he gave it and as it has been recorded in the books we accept as scripture.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Through reading the scriptures, we can gain the assurance of the Spirit that that which we read has come of God for the enlightenment, blessing, and joy of his children.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Every convert is a son or daughter of God.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I submit that in the few minutes that Joseph Smith was with the Father and the Son, he learned more of the nature of God the Eternal Father and the risen Lord than all the learned minds in all their discussions through all centuries of time.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Be virtuous in thought and in deed. God has planted in you, for a purpose, a divine urge which may be easily subverted to evil and destructive ends.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Fear comes not from God but from the evil one.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Oh, I don’t think religion has failed. It’s man who has failed. Christ hasn’t failed. The Gospel hasn’t failed. The teachings of God have not failed.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“I want my kids to see me as Dad, for God’s sake, not a television personality.”

― Gordon Ramsay

“The American high school graduate is two years behind his English, French or German counterpart; in Alabama, God knows how far behind.”

― Gore Vidal

“The ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“This is why the ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.”

― Gouverneur Morris

“By God’s grace, ‘Abhinay Chakra’ has shaped up very well.”

― Govinda

“I know that whatever God does is for my betterment.”

― Govinda

“Lift others and yourself as you rise above this mess of comparison. Thank God for those who embraced their true selves and gave us gifts that only they could give: from Steve Jobs to Michael Jackson to Ray Charles to Mark Twain. There are so many more, and the list goes on.”

― Grace Gealey

“I’m a very spiritual person, and I believe in God and all that kind of stuff. So my perfect type of guy would be spiritually grounded, extremely respectful and funny because I love to laugh.”

― Grace Gealey

“Once I started to get aligned with the God in me, something hit me hard: I learned that our worth, our validation, our purpose and our acceptance don’t stem from what we should do. They don’t stem from what we have. They don’t stem from what we’ve done or who we were. They stem simply from the fact that we are.”

― Grace Gealey

“Oh my God. Am I a ‘Buffy’ fan? ‘Buffy’ on DVD got me through middle school.”

― Grace Phipps

“I am grateful for my father’s legacy. I am grateful to have found out who my real friends are. I am grateful for God’s guidance.”

― Grace Poe

“God is all over the place. And even if He isn’t, if it makes me feel good, why not?”

― Grace Slick

“I had a lot of those fake friends. You just have to realize it’s happening. You can’t get caught up in the ‘Oh, my God, they want to be my friend, finally’ aspect.”

― Grace VanderWaal

“They are always saying God loves us. If that’s love I’d rather have a bit of kindness.”

― Graham Greene

“God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed – that is the meaning of evolution.”

― Graham Greene

“But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it – that too was pretty scary.”

― Grandmaster Flash

“I walk down the street and people don’t go, ‘My God, there he is.’ I lead as normal a life as you can lead in New York City.”

― Graydon Carter

“Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from – dare I say it – God.”

― Graydon Carter

“You are exactly what God had in mind when he made you.”

― Greg Boyle

“When the vastness of God meets the restriction of our own humanity, words can’t hold it. The best we can do is find the moments that rhyme with this expansive heart of God.”

― Greg Boyle

“Our best selves tell us that ‘there but for the grace of God… ‘ and that, in the end, there is no distance, really, between us and them. It is just us. Our best and noble hope is to imitate the God we believe in. The God who has abundant room in God’s grief and heart for us all.”

― Greg Boyle

“The desire of God’s heart is immeasurably larger than our imaginations can conjure.”

― Greg Boyle

“Does God feel like that same-sex marriage could happen? I don’t think anybody who has a connection to God and God’s understanding and depth of compassion who’s gonna say ‘no.’”

― Greg Boyle

“The arms of God reach to embrace, and somehow you feel yourself just outside God’s fingertips.”

― Greg Boyle

“I don’t save people. God saves people. I can point them in the right direction. I can say, ‘There’s that door. I think if you walked through it, you’d be happier than you are.’”

― Greg Boyle

“My church is in the detention facilities where I preside and celebrate the Eucharist. To me that’s the church. That’s the people of God.”

― Greg Boyle

“God can get tiny if we’re not careful.”

― Greg Boyle

“God seems to be an unwilling participant in our efforts to pigeonhole Him.”

― Greg Boyle

“Ours is a God who waits. So who are we not to?”

― Greg Boyle

“God is compassion.”

― Greg Boyle

“I personally believe, as many Montanans do, that God created the Earth.”

― Greg Gianforte

“I believe that God created the Earth. I wasn’t there, I don’t know how long it took. I don’t know how he did it exactly.”

― Greg Gianforte

“If you can believe in God, then you can believe in anything. It’s a gang mentality.”

― Greg Graffin

“The trick is: how do you talk about natural selection without implying the rigidity of law? We use it as almost an active participant, almost like a god. In fact, you could substitute the word ‘god’ for ‘natural selection’ in a lot of evolutionary writings and you’d think you were listening to a theologian.”

― Greg Graffin

“Unfortunately, science cannot be reduced to short, catchy phrases. And if this is all that the general public can comprehend, it’s no wonder that we spend so much of our time in the interminable debate about belief in God, or lack thereof.”

― Greg Graffin

“I have great hope and faith, but it’s a humanistic faith based in facts; you have to believe that facts exist. We can all arrive at the same facts if we engage in the process of experimentation, observation, and verification, which can solve more of the world’s major problems than a debate over whether God does or doesn’t exist.”

― Greg Graffin

“I’m just gonna be who I am, who God made me, what my mom taught me to be.”

― Greg Oden

“I would like to be remembered as a – somebody who could rock your soul or make your cry with a song. And somebody who’s kind, who loved to laugh, and loved his God.”

― Gregg Allman

“As we all saw in grade school, once you learn how to read a book, somebody is going to want to write one – that’s how authors are made. Once we know how to read our own genetic code, someone is going to want to rewrite that ‘text,’ tinker with traits – play God, some would say.”

― Gregory Benford

“I thought movies were handed down by God. I knew that theater was made by people because I saw the people in front of me, but movies seemed like they were delivered, wholly made, from Zeus’s head or something.”

― Greta Gerwig

“I have very intense feelings of joy or sadness. I used to not like that so much because I was worried it was girly, and I wanted to be more stoic. I think this happens a lot. When you’re 16, there are qualities you wish you didn’t have, and then when you’re 30, you’re like, ‘Thank God I have that; otherwise, I’d be living less vividly.’”

― Greta Gerwig

“Be brave and be fearless, and for God’s sake, stand up for yourself.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“There are no guarantees in life, but I believe faith provides all of us with a foundation to live the best lives possible – knowing that there is a higher being who loves us and will never leave us. Through the many struggles in my life, my faith is sometimes the only thing I have to hold onto. God was my only friend.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I focused on where she was from of course, her voice and her history, her relationship with God – her religion. This was probably the strongest relationship she has had, really. She never seemed to maintain close relationships with husbands.”

― Gretchen Mol

“My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin’s most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I would have killed to do ‘Beauty And The Beast’ at Warners, which went away. I would have killed to do ‘The Witches’ at Warners that went away. God knows there are many, many of them. All I can do is diligently do the screenplay, diligently do the design work, deliver a budget, and then await a decision.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“God bless the dead.”

― Gunna

“We just speaking stuff into existence, on God.”

― Gunna

“I was a journalist when I made ‘I’m British But…’ I’d seen how important the media was in terms of defining Indians – after the riots in the ’80s, I was like, ‘Oh my God!’”

― Gurinder Chadha

“There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now.”

― Guru Nanak

“Let God’s grace be the mosque, and devotion the prayer mat. Let the Quran be the good conduct.”

― Guru Nanak

“If there is one God, then there is only His way to attain Him, not another. One must follow that way and reject the other. Worship not him who is born only to die, but Him who is eternal and is contained in the whole universe.”

― Guru Nanak

“There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God’s account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing.”

― Guru Nanak

“If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.”

― Guru Nanak

“Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.”

― Guru Nanak

“I love my God, and whenever I want something, I pray to Him, and my wish is fulfilled. That’s my success mantra.”

― Guru Randhawa

“When I find myself whining, and I’m like, ‘God, it’s wet,’ there will always be one guy who never got into the heat tent, who didn’t get past the coffee, and he’s still there, and this guy is smiling. You know, I gotta get over myself.”

― Gustaf Skarsgard

“The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“Liver is my number one most hated food. Oh, God, I get sick talking about it!”

― Guy Fieri

“I was not the best student. Thank God I had a lot of hockey talent.”

― Guy Lafleur

“Didn’t Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time… and God bless him – I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old.”

― Guy Oseary

“I don’t believe in God, but the thing I do believe in is that we’re all connected.”

― Guy Pearce

“Aloneness is nearer God, nearer reality.”

― Gwen John

“Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, ‘Another romantic comedy?’ You see her in something like ‘Walk the Line’ and think, ‘God, you’re so great!’ And then you think, ‘Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?’ But of course, it’s for money and status.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking – that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make – I am the original Jewish mother.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“God is love, but get it in writing.”

― Gypsy Rose Lee

“God will protect us, but to make sure, carry a heavy club.”

― Gypsy Rose Lee

“Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life’s ordinary day-to-day pleasures. And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God’s children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.”

― H. L. Mencken

“It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.”

― H. L. Mencken

“God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”

― H. L. Mencken

“The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.”

― H. L. Mencken

“When you understand your obligations to God then you can understand your obligations to society.”

― H. Rap Brown

“God created me. And the closest I will ever get with God is this soul, this body. And if I don’t have myself, if I don’t listen to myself, if I don’t trust myself, then I don’t trust God, because God created me.”

― Haaz Sleiman

“The closest you’ll get to God, ever, in your existence, is measured by how close you get to yourself. Because your connection with God is you. He created you. That is the ultimate connection you have with God is you.”

― Haaz Sleiman

“When you trust yourself, then you trust God.”

― Haaz Sleiman

“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.”

― Hafez

“If Syria disintegrates, God forbid, the whole area will be under threat.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“If a strong government finds that it can, with impunity, destroy a weak people, then the hour has struck for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.”

― Haile Selassie

“Do not worship me, I am not God. I’m only a man. I worship Jesus Christ.”

― Haile Selassie

“Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.”

― Haile Selassie

“I think that God kind of put me in the place in my life to not be quiet about it, not be quiet about Him, but to reach people and to inspire people.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“I was raised in church. I was brought up in that life, and I think that it’s very important for everybody to be in touch with their spirituality and to have a relationship with God.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“I know a lot of people struggle with the idea of Jesus and their idea of God. I think, if you don’t even know what you’re praying to or who you’re praying to, based on what I know to be true, regardless, God’s always listening.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“God comes first. Paradise is not cheap.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“I’m the kind of person who always wants more. I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“The difference must be distinguished between worship and respect. Islam orders you to obey and respect, as long as you are not worshiping anything other than God… Islam is a religion of peace. You don’t attack. You explain.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God.”

― Hakeem Olajuwon

“Thank God for product and blusher.”

― Haley Bennett

“That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.”

― Hall Caine

“I see women in their 30s getting plastic surgery, pulling this up and tucking that back. It’s like a slippery slope – once you start you pull one thing one way and then you think, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to do the other side.’”

― Halle Berry

“Much to the chagrin of the staunchly secular among us, religion shows no sign of going away. Predictions of the demise of religion, faith, tradition – and even God – have consistently been proven wrong.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“The Jews would have us believe that God had this bias to this little small tribe in the middle of the Sinai Desert, and all the rest of humanity is just rubbish. I mean, that is the basic doctrine of the Jewish religion, and that’s why it is a most racist religion.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“God is much greater than anything we can imagine.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“The true object of war fought for God should always be peace.”

― Hamza Yusuf

“For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?”

― Haniel Long

“You booked him, and you didn’t worry about crowds. For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God.”

― Hank Williams

“If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree. Thus faith and works together grow, No separate life they never can know. They’re soul and body, hand and heart, What God hath joined, let no man part.”

― Hannah More

“You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.”

― Hans Bender

“Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.”

― Hans Christian Andersen

“Only a completely unintelligible God can be said to be absolutely good and absolutely powerful yet tolerate the world as it is.”

― Hans Jonas

“Second, we also got a more authentic liturgy of the people of God, in the vernacular language.”

― Hans Kung

“And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops.”

― Hans Kung

“If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world, this love has to be something that the world can recognize, in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“Prior to an individual’s encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“St. Paul would say to the philosophers that God created man so that he would seek the Divine, try to attain the Divine. That is why all pre-Christian philosophy is theological at its summit.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“The Christian response is contained in these two fundamental dogmas: that of the Trinity and that of the Incarnation. In the trinitarian dogma God is one, good, true, and beautiful because he is essentially Love, and Love supposes the one, the other, and their unity.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love.”

― Hans Urs von Balthasar

“Four hundred is a lot. When I was young, I remember Kapil Dev getting it, and it was quite a big thing. An Indian had taken it. I feel honoured and proud that God has given me a chance to reach 400 wickets. It’s a big thing for me; I don’t know about others.”

― Harbhajan Singh

“There are things about our world that almost by their nature defy our ability to comprehend them. Some people use a religious register to deal with that – they call it God and that’s a way of domesticating it.”

― Hari Kunzru

“I think it’s an oversimplification of somebody’s worth to ‘cancel’ them. We’re so quick to cancel but also so quick to lift somebody up as ‘the queen,’ ‘the mom,’ ‘the dad,’ ‘the god.’”

― Hari Nef

“When belief in a god dies, the god dies.”

― Harlan Ellison

“My humble prayer is that all men everywhere may understand more fully the significance of the atonement of the Savior of all mankind, who has given us the plan of salvation which will lead us into eternal life, where God and Christ dwell.”

― Harold B. Lee

“The most important message that I can give to you and to all the world is to keep the commandments of God.”

― Harold B. Lee

“The laws of God given to mankind are embodied in the gospel plan, and the Church of Jesus Christ is made responsible for teaching these laws to the world.”

― Harold B. Lee

“God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle – or instruction.”

― Harold Brodkey

“I know no words of prayer – God help me because I can not help myself.”

― Harold E. Hughes

“If you don’t believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don’t think it’s enough.”

― Harold MacMillan

“I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth – certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t too bad either.”

― Harold Pinter

“Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.”

― Harold Warner

“One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be.”

― Harold Warner

“When my babe was born, they said it was premature. It weighed only four pounds; but God let it live.”

― Harriet Ann Jacobs

“I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.”

― Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Marriage has made me a lot happier and I’m deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“There are people who can’t stand me, they say, ‘God, he makes me sick’, or, ‘He’s creepy’, but it doesn’t affect me too badly.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I just wasn’t psychologically made to get married or, God forbid, be a father.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.”

― Harry Emerson Fosdick

“God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.”

― Harry Emerson Fosdick

“They are damn good projects – excellent projects. That goes for all the projects up there. You know some people make fun of people who speak a foreign language, and dumb people criticize something they do not understand, and that is what is going on up there – God damn it!”

― Harry Hopkins

“I actually pray everyday, but I don’t believe in God.”

― Harvey Fierstein

“The concept of surveillance is ingrained in our beings. God was the original surveillance camera.”

― Hasan M. Elahi

“I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility.”

― Hassan II of Morocco

“I believe the land of Palestine will be returned to owners of the land with the help of God.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“I did my best, and God did the rest.”

― Hattie McDaniel

“You go on these Internet blogs and people say the meanest things. I’m a normal person. Just because I’m in the spotlight doesn’t mean I’m God’s gift to the world. I’m learning and making mistakes just like every other 17-year-old girl out there.”

― Hayden Panettiere

“I have always respected everyone’s religion. As I say, there is only one God and a lot of confused people.”

― Hazel Scott

“I think I’ve always been good so God wouldn’t strike me dead.”

― Heather Locklear

“What the world needs today more than anything else is an implicit faith in God, our Father, and in Jesus Christ, His Son, as the Redeemer of the world.”

― Heber J. Grant

“If you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I ask every man and woman occupying a place of responsibility whose duty it is to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to live it and keep the commandments of God, so that their example will teach it.”

― Heber J. Grant

“What I count as real prosperity… is the growth in a knowledge of God, and in a testimony, and in the power to live the gospel and to inspire our families to do the same. That is prosperity of the truest kind.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I know that Lorenzo Snow was God’s mouthpiece upon the earth, that he was the representative of the Lord, and that he was, in very deed, a prophet of God.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I value all things as nothing in comparison with having the spirit of God to guide me.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I have felt the inspiration of the living God directing me in my labors.”

― Heber J. Grant

“A Mormon knows that the promises of God are true, and He said that all will be tried; realizing these things the Latter-day Saints will acknowledge their Maker not only in blessings but also in tribulations.”

― Heber J. Grant

“The power of the living God is here on the earth. The Priesthood is here.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I love the fact that it starts from there, and you don’t know where it’s gonna go. Wait long enough – love will find you. Everything’s a surprise. When you think you’ve got it all figured out… as Emerson said, the dice of God are always loaded.”

― Hector Elizondo

“People say, ‘Oh, God, how devastating to go through a divorce.’ Did I wish for this to happen to my family? No. But everyone is healthy; we’re moving on with our lives.”

― Heidi Klum

“God will forgive me; that’s his business.”

― Heinrich Heine

“God will forgive me. It’s his job.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Of course God will forgive me; that’s His job.”

― Heinrich Heine

“From that moment, I did not cease to pray to God that by his grace it might one day be permitted to me to learn Greek.”

― Heinrich Schliemann

“Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.”

― Helen Hunt Jackson

“It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.”

― Helen Keller

“I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit.”

― Helen Mirren

“I am quite spiritual. I believed in the fairies when I was a child. I still do sort of believe in the fairies. And the leprechauns. But I don’t believe in God.”

― Helen Mirren

“When you’re young, you wonder what all these old people are droning on about, trying to impart their wisdom. It’s not relevant to you because being young is such a specific thing. Thank God for that. Thank God for the young people who go out and demonstrate against rampant capitalism or whatever.”

― Helen Mirren

“I’d describe myself as a Christian who doesn’t believe in God.”

― Helen Mirren

“I like people who dress quirkly and differently. Like in womenswear, thank god for Helena Bonham Carter!”

― Helena Christensen

“Darian is a Greek name, and my grandson is definitely going to be a Greek God, just like his grandfather.”

― Hema Malini

“God has been kind to me, so I really should not be sitting and complaining.”

― Hema Malini

“When God sneezed, I didn’t know what to say.”

― Henny Youngman

“I don’t know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I’m some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.”

― Henri Matisse

“Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Jesus didn’t say, ‘Blessed are those who care for the poor.’ He said, ‘Blessed are we where we are poor, where we are broken.’ It is there that God loves us deeply and pulls us into deeper communion with himself.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Spiritual identity means we are not what we do or what people say about us. And we are not what we have. We are the beloved daughters and sons of God.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.”

― Henri Nouwen

“God wants you to live for others and to live that presence well.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Our efforts to disconnect ourselves from our own suffering end up disconnecting our suffering from God’s suffering for us. The way out of our loss and hurt is in and through.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.”

― Henri Nouwen

“To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Peacemaking is a full-time vocation that includes each member of God’s people.”

― Henri Nouwen

“God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Just as people can watch spellbound a circus artist tumbling through the air in a phosphorized costume, so they can listen to a preacher who uses the Word of God to draw attention to himself. But a sensational preacher stimulates the senses and leaves the spirit untouched. Instead of being the way to God, his ‘being different’ gets in the way.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.”

― Henri Nouwen

“The Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. God loves us, not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love.”

― Henri Nouwen

“In their poverty, the mentally handicapped reveal God to us and hold us close to the gospel.”

― Henri Nouwen

“The Christian leaders of the future have to be theologians, persons who know the heart of God and are trained – through prayer, study, and careful analysis – to manifest the divine event of God’s saving work in the midst of the many seemingly random events of their time.”

― Henri Nouwen

“The man whom God wills to slay in the struggle of life – he first individualizes.”

― Henrik Ibsen

“Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.”

― Henry Adams

“Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman’s heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.”

― Henry Adams

“Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.”

― Henry Adams

“The miracle of unity is being granted to us as we pray and work for it in the Lord’s way. Our hearts will be knit together in unity. God has promised that blessing to His faithful Saints whatever their differences in background and whatever conflict rages around them.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The feeling of longing for home is born into us. That wonderful dream cannot become real without great faith – enough for the Holy Ghost to lead us to repentance, baptism, and the making and keeping of sacred covenants with God. This faith requires enduring bravely the trials of mortal life.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Those who are faithful to God are protected and prospered. That comes as the result of serving God and keeping His commandments. But with those blessings comes the temptation to forget their source. It is easy to begin to feel the blessings were granted not by a loving God on whom we depend but by our own powers.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The purpose of God’s creations and of His giving us life is to allow us to have the learning experience necessary for us to come back to Him, to live with Him in eternal life.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“If we continue to seek learning to serve God and His children better, it is a blessing of great worth. If we begin to seek learning to exalt ourselves alone, it leads to selfishness and pride, which will take us away from eternal life.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“It takes a childlike heart to feel the promptings of the Spirit, to surrender to those commands, and to obey. That is what it takes to be nourished by the good word of God.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“You must have faith to pray. You must have faith to ponder the word of God. You must have faith to do those things and go to those places which invite the Spirit of Christ and the Holy Ghost.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Each of you is a unique child of God. God knows you individually. He sends messages of encouragement, correction, and direction fitted to you and to your needs.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and we learn about Him in its pages. We know that it has great power. It has the power to change lives. It has the power to convert. If you read it with an open heart, you will know that it is the word of God and that it is true.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Love is the motivating principle by which the Lord leads us along the way towards becoming like Him, our perfect example. Our way of life, hour by hour, must be filled with the love of God and love for others. There is no surprise in that, since the Lord proclaimed those as the first and great commandments.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The Lord protects, guides, and watches over those who are His trusted friends in His work. His work and that of His Father and our Father is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of the children of God. And Satan, the enemy of our happiness, opposes those who serve the Lord.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Some people conclude that the injustices existing in the world prove there is no God. On the contrary, I conclude that God, being both just and merciful, will and can rectify all inequities in a life after death.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Our choosing the right consistently whenever the choice is placed before us creates the solid ground under our faith. It can begin in childhood, since every soul is born with the free gift of the Spirit of Christ. With that Spirit we can know when we have done what is right before God and when we have done wrong in His sight.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“We never need to feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right to bear us up. And He always keeps His word.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Our feelings of separation from God will diminish as we become more childlike before Him. That is not easy in a world where the opinions of other human beings can have such an effect on our motives. But it will help us recognize this truth: God is close to us and aware of us and never hides from His faithful children.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The scriptures make the danger of delay clear. It is that we may discover that we have run out of time. The God who gives us each day as a treasure will require an accounting.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God’s commands in the midst of the storms of life. It is not to endure storms, but to choose the right while they rage.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“We know the Lord makes His servants bold. The young boy Joseph who saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in a grove of trees was transformed into a spiritual giant.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Increased spiritual strength is a gift from God which He can give when we push in His service to our limits. Through the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, our natures can be changed. Then our power to carry burdens can be increased more than enough to compensate for the increased service we will be asked to give.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The Holy Ghost brings back memories of what God has taught us. And one of the ways God teaches us is with his blessings; and so, if we choose to exercise faith, the Holy Ghost will bring God’s kindnesses to our remembrance.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“I pray that wherever we are and whatever duties we have in the priesthood of God, we will be united in the cause to bring the gospel to all the world.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“God offers us counsel not just for our own safety, but for the safety of His other children, whom we should love. There are few comforts so sweet as to know that we have been an instrument in the hands of God in leading someone else to safety. That blessing generally requires the faith to follow counsel when it is hard to do.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The pavilion that seems to intercept divine aid does not cover God but occasionally covers us. God is never hidden, yet sometimes we are, covered by a pavilion of motivations that draw us away from God and make Him seem distant and inaccessible.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Living as we do with a veil over our eyes, we cannot remember what it was like to be with our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, in the premortal world; nor can we see with our physical eyes or with reason alone the hand of God in our lives.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“When we struggle, as so many do, in grinding poverty, or when our enemies prevail against us, or when sickness is not healed, the enemy of our souls can send his evil message that there is no God or that if He exists He does not care about us.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“God’s purpose in creation was to let us prove ourselves. The plan was explained to us in the spirit world before we were born. We were valiant enough there to qualify for the opportunity to choose against temptation here to prepare for eternal life, the greatest of all the gifts of God.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The ideal God holds for us is to form families in the way most likely to lead to happiness and away from sorrow.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“God does not rule in nations, but He is mindful of them. He can and does place people in positions of influence who want what is best for the people and who trust in the Lord.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The sad pattern of lack of trust in God has persisted since the Creation.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The best counsel for us to give young people is that they can arrive back to Heavenly Father only as they are guided and corrected by the Spirit of God. So if we are wise, we will encourage, praise, and exemplify everything which invites the companionship of the Holy Ghost.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Life eternal is to live in unity, in families, with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Eternal life is only possible through the keys of the priesthood of God, which were restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Holding that eternal goal before the youth you lead is as great a gift as you could give them.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“God the Father lives. He hears and answers our prayers in love. The Savior Jesus Christ, resurrected and glorious, lives and reaches out to us in mercy.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“This is the kingdom of God on the earth. Because of that, it has a power beyond any other endeavor in which humans can engage. That power depends on the faith of those called to serve in it.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“We treasure the word of God not only by reading the words of the scriptures, but by studying them. We may be nourished more by pondering a few words, allowing the Holy Ghost to make them treasures to us, than to pass quickly and superficially over whole chapters of scripture.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Throughout my life, the scriptures have been a way for God to reveal things to me that are personal and helpful. When I was a little boy, I was given a small Bible. If I remember correctly, it was only the New Testament.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The scriptures were one of the ways God spoke to me – even when I was a child – about my needs, my situation, and my life. They still are. Since our needs change over a lifetime, God has different things to tell us at different times.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“A little prosperity and peace, or even a turn slightly for the better, can bring us feelings of self-sufficiency. We can feel quickly that we are in control of our lives, that the change for the better is our own doing, not that of a God who communicates to us through the still, small voice of the Spirit.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“One of the blessings that comes from paying a full tithing is developing faith to live an even higher law. To live in the celestial kingdom, we must live the law of consecration. There we must be able to feel that all we are and all we have belong to God.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“As a child of God, your destiny, if you work hard enough and are faithful, is to become like Him. That means that there is nothing that is true that you cannot learn, because He knows all truth.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The Father to whom we pray is the glorious God who created worlds through His Beloved Son.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“God will use us for his purposes, but it takes a certain kind of listening.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“I believe that what is really important is that God can speak to us. If we have the humility to approach him in prayer with the right attitude, he can speak to our intelligence directly.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“The more I try to unravel the mysteries of the world in which we live, the more I come to the conception of a single overruling power – God.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“This character matters so much to so many people. I want to get that right. I want to do it justice. I want people to believe in the character and have faith in the character and kids to grow up wanting to be Superman. Or, God forbid, there’s people who are going through hardship and wishing that this character would turn up and save them.”

― Henry Cavill

“God bless America. I am American. I’m very patriotic. I love this country.”

― Henry Cejudo

“I think that God will provide opportunities and people and experiences, and everything we need to date and ultimately to find the one.”

― Henry Cloud

“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.”

― Henry Fielding

“Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.”

― Henry Fielding

“I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away.”

― Henry Fonda

“For me, college wasn’t a breeze. I had 8 o’clock classes, I worked from 3 to 11 at the Settlement House. On weekends, if Northwestern Bell needed me, I’d troubleshoot for them, and I had a steady girl. God!”

― Henry Fonda

“I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.”

― Henry Ford

“Rationally, I was convinced that the universe without God made no sense, but that simply was not the same as believing. But I also knew that I could not argue myself, or be argued, into faith.”

― Henry Grunwald

“Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.”

― Henry Kissinger

“If you call on God to improve the results of a shot while it is still in motion, you are using ‘an outside agency’ and subject to appropriate penalties under the rules of golf.”

― Henry Longhurst

“My mom, God rest her soul – she liked nicknames. In the womb she named me Skip. There was another black guy in Piedmont, W.Va., and his name was Skip. They called him Big Skip, and I was Little Skip.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.”

― Henry Miller

“For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything, I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God – upon the assurance that, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts.”

― Henry Norris Russell

“There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart – never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.”

― Henry Van Dyke

“No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“The dog is the god of frolic.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Theology is a science of mind applied to God.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“When I was a freshman at Yale, one teacher brought me up after class and said, ‘You’re trying to undermine my class.’ And I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be kicked out of school on the first week.’ Not only do I not have a sense of self, I don’t even know what she’s talking about. I don’t even know how to undermine anything.”

― Henry Winkler

“God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”

― Heraclitus

“To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.”

― Heraclitus

“All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies, but only God can make direct use of that fact.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.”

― Herbert Beerbohm Tree

“We have not yet reached the goal but… we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.”

― Herbert Hoover

“There, but for the grace of God, goes God.”

― Herman J. Mankiewicz

“Love of God is not always the same as love of good.”

― Hermann Hesse

“When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.”

― Hermann Hesse

“One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end.”

― Herodotus

“God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.”

― Herodotus

“Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.”

― Herodotus

“Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.”

― Herodotus

“My God given talent is my ability to stick with training longer than anybody else.”

― Herschel Walker

“As a born-again Christian, I believe God actively and directly influences me to action.”

― Herschel Walker

“God, my parents, my wife. I don’t have a lot of friends, because I’m always moving around. I don’t drink, so I don’t hang out in bars. But they’ve been very big in my life. Because they have helped to encourage me.”

― Herschel Walker

“Success is just being happy. And I try so many different things. I do a lot of different things. Because I think God has helped me to love myself. I know who God is, and I love God.”

― Herschel Walker

“We didn’t have any books at home. Not even children’s books or fairy tales. The only ‘fantastic’ stories came from religion class. And I took them all very literally, that God sees everything, and so I felt I was always being watched. Or that dead people were in Heaven right over our village.”

― Herta Muller

“Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.”

― Heywood Broun

“The grace of God is courtesy.”

― Hilaire Belloc

“An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.”

― Hilaire Belloc

“When you start at Bitly, you go through this emotional cycle, where first you go, ‘Oh my God, this data is amazing.’ But then you start looking at it, and you conclude that humanity is completely doomed. Because what people read is cats and Bieber and celebrity gossip and that stuff.”

― Hilary Mason

“The family I’m from, well, no one had their name on big buildings. My family were builders of a different kind. Builders in the way most American families are. They used whatever tools they had – whatever God gave them – and whatever life in America provided – and built better lives and better futures for their kids.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Chris proposed exactly the way I’ve always dreamed. Our families were close by, but it was just us out on a beautiful deck overlooking a lake in East Tennessee. We had just been on a hike and – in our workout clothes – he hit the knee! We feel so blessed by God that He sent us each other, and we are looking so forward to forever together.”

― Hillary Scott

“I never feel like I’ve done anything. Swear to God. I’m not kidding. So it’s always a surprise when somebody asks me to do anything.”

― Hilton Als

“I believe in time and in God. Nothing else bothers me.”

― Hima Das

“I love Messi. I also derive inspiration from the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar.”

― Hima Das

“Salman Khan gave me a break, and that proved to be a boon. By the grace of God, my first song was a blockbuster.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“I consider myself really lucky, like I’ve been God’s favoured child.”

― Hina Khan

“I never want to be the all-knowing god of the story, manipulating what’s to happen or the action.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“Japanese society doesn’t have a god – no absolute presence.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“Is there a higher energy? I would say yes, even if the energy is collective. Even if it’s kind of Jungian, or the whole thing is collective consciousness, that may be God as far as I’m concerned. So is there an energy that’s higher than mine? Yes. But would I claim it as God? I would say no.”

― Holly Hunter

“The happiest person in the world has struggled. And none of us are perfect. And people can judge. There’s so much judgment going on. And I just don’t think that’s what God’s about.”

― Holly Hunter

“I believe that there is good. I believe there is evil. Do I believe that they come from God who is watching us conduct myriad never-ending wars and looks benignly on because there’s higher purpose to all of this? I don’t think so.”

― Holly Hunter

“What is God, and how do you believe in him – how do you not believe? It’s a question the world continues to tussle with. People’s beliefs get them in a lot of conflicts.”

― Holly Hunter

“Do I believe in God? I don’t know what that really means. I don’t know what my personal connections with G-o-d are. But spirituality is soulfulness.”

― Holly Hunter

“Is there a higher energy? I would say yes, even if the energy is collective. Even if it’s kind of Jungian, or the whole thing is collective consciousness, that may be God as far as I’m concerned. So is there an energy that’s higher than mine? Yes.”

― Holly Hunter

“I don’t want to cancel the South out in my life. I carry my Southernness with me. God knows, it’s a great place to come from. It’s also a place I had to get away from. It is just an endless world for me, so much culture and eccentricity.”

― Holly Hunter

“Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.”

― Honore de Balzac

“I was never the ingenue, so hopefully that’ll make it easier to age and still work. I know a lot of actors who are really dissatisfied with where they’re at even though some of them are huge stars and I feel like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re at the top.’ Something interesting will come. It always does. I have faith.”

― Hope Davis

“There is nothing in the world more perfect than a slide rule. Its burnished aluminum feels cool against your lips, and if you hold it level to the light you can see God’s most perfect right angle in each of its corners.”

― Hope Jahren

“When I was on the ‘Knock Madness’ tour, I was just thinking about life; I started questioning God. I was praying a lot. I was just really emotional. I was going through a break up situation as well. And I just felt like I needed to be home. I was over the rap thing. I just felt like I wasn’t getting the respect and credit that I deserve.”

― Hopsin

“I’ve been working on my relationship with God, and when you work on your relationship with God, it gets to a point where you don’t want to walk down the sinful road anymore.”

― Hopsin

“Nobody brainwashed me with God in my head or anything. I just saw this new reality, and I felt like I’ve been blinded, and I finally took the blindfolds off.”

― Hopsin

“I feel like God is just telling me what I need to do, and He’s showing me the light.”

― Hopsin

“I want to get to know God.”

― Hopsin

“If God is real, and he did give a piece of Himself to us, it is our brain.”

― Hopsin

“In my heart, I’ve always wanted to do right, but I never knew what right was… but it’s weird: God reached down, He said, ‘Boom! This is what you are!’ and I was like, ‘Whoa!’”

― Hopsin

“Evil and good are God’s right hand and left.”

― Horace Mann

“Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty.”

― Horatio Nelson

“How does the cosmos create? That’s not just any question, it’s ‘the’ question. It’s the God Problem.”

― Howard Bloom

“How does a cosmos without a bearded, bathrobed God in the sky pull off all the things that a bearded, bathrobed guy in the sky was supposed to have pulled off? If there was no God who said ‘Let there be light,’ where did we get all that light?”

― Howard Bloom

“Divinity is an emotion of being lifted out of yourself and being part of something much bigger than yourself that makes you go, ‘Oh my God.’ And that sense of awe? It’s the second rule of science.”

― Howard Bloom

“The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us.”

― Howard Crosby

“From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.”

― Howard Dean

“I hear Shakespeare, sometimes, the way other people might hear God or Marx or something. But he’s so different from that.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I get really frustrated during a crisis when I go through all the cable channels and find – very often with the exception of CNN – that I’m not watching news at all. You think, ‘Well, God… there are talk shows, talk shows, talk shows and everyone is an expert!’”

― Howard Stringer

“Growing up in Ireland, there are a lot of aspects of God that hang in the air. And my music reflects that.”

― Hozier

“If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.”

― Hudson Taylor

“The good works of the unsaved may indeed benefit their fellow-creatures; but until life in Christ has been received, they cannot please God.”

― Hudson Taylor

“It is always helpful to us to fix our attention on the God-ward aspect of Christian work; to realise that the work of God does not mean so much man’s work for God, as God’s own work through man.”

― Hudson Taylor

“Film is a lark to me – thank God I don’t have to make a living from it.”

― Huey Lewis

“Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn’t, they’d spit on me in the street.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Friends are God’s apology for relations.”

― Hugh Kingsmill

“Music is one of the noblest callings I can think of. It’s the highest of all the art forms to me. For example, if my kid said to me, ‘I want to give it all up,’ whatever it is that they’re doing, ‘and I want to take my saxophone and go out,’ I would say, ‘May God go with you. This is a great and noble thing that you’re doing.’”

― Hugh Laurie

“Now I know that this energy within me is seeking more than the mate or the profession or the religion – more even than pleasure or power or meaning. It is seeking more of me; or better, it is, thank God, releasing more of me.”

― Hugh Prather

“What’s true will never contradict what’s true. Article 2 of the Belgic Confession, based on Psalm 19, Romans 1, and several other texts, declares that God has given us two reliable revelations: the words of Scripture and the facts of nature. Thus, it would be impossible for the facts of nature ever to contradict the words of the Bible.”

― Hugh Ross

“The age of the Earth makes no difference with respect to Christ’s atoning sacrifice for humanity’s sin or to the nature and character of God, Earth’s age has no bearing on any of the historic Christian doctrines. No mention of Earth’s age appears in even the most detailed creedal statements.”

― Hugh Ross

“To insist that belief in the Bible demands belief in a young Earth is to put a stumbling block in the path of many nonbelievers. It raises the question of why a God who is committed to revealing truth would make the universe and Earth measure to be old if, in fact, they are not.”

― Hugh Ross

“God put the human race in charge of managing the resources of the entire planet for the benefit of all life. Therefore, we, of all people on this planet, should be concerned about environmental issues and doing what we can to enhance the beauty and productivity of the natural realm.”

― Hugh Ross

“How can we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength if we must separate our minds from our faith? Such a separation violates the very meaning of faith.”

― Hugh Ross

“Many Christians are raised believing that to be true to God’s Word means to accept that the universe, Earth, and life were created in six 24-hour days, only a few thousand years ago. Most people lack the theological and scientific tools to think through the implications of this teaching.”

― Hugh Ross

“I believe in God, in Jesus Christ. I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian… I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I was an altar boy. My mother wanted me to be a priest. I am very Christian and Catholic. … I’m very faithful. I believe in God, in Jesus Christ.”

― Hugo Chavez

“Fidel is a Marxist-Leninist. I am not. Fidel is an atheist. I am not. One day, we discussed God and Christ. I told Castro, I am a Christian. I believe in the Social Gospels of Christ. He doesn’t. Just doesn’t. More than once, Castro told me that Venezuela is not Cuba, and we are not in the 1960s.”

― Hugo Chavez

“If you wish to spare yourself and your venerable family, give heed to my advice with the ear of intelligence. If you do not, you will see what God has willed.”

― Hulagu Khan

“Then as I was wrestling as Terry Boulder. I was on a talk show with Lou Ferrigno, and I was actually bigger than he was! I went back to the dressing room that night and all of the wrestlers go ‘Oh my God you’re bigger than the hulk on TV’ so they started calling me Terry ‘The Hulk’ Boulder.”

― Hulk Hogan

“Indian actors are afraid to go and work abroad because people are very professional over there. In India, we have become very lazy. Everything happens slowly, and as per God’s will. A 9 A.M. call time means we start working at whatever time we wish.”

― Huma Qureshi

“Whether my film becomes commercially successful or not, only God can tell, or the box-office numbers. So why worry about it and get distracted?”

― Huma Qureshi

“Music is by no means something I was like, ‘I’m going to make a career out of this!’ It’s the only thing I know how to do, so it was more like, ‘I hope to God I can make a career out of this!’”

― Hunter Hayes

“I have a really great relationship with God. I pray. I read the Bible.”

― Hunter Tylo

“God help us from those who believe that they are the sole possessors of truth. How we manage at times to agree willingly to become prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs and ideas on which we can never be flexible.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“We belong to the camp of peace. We believe in peace. We believe that our one God wishes us to live in peace and wishes peace upon us, for these are His teachings to all the followers of the three great monotheistic religions, the Children of Abraham.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“God has to speak to each person in their own language, in their own idioms. Take Spanish, Chinese. You can express the same thought, but to different people you have to use a different language. It’s the same in religion.”

― Huston Smith

“Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.”

― Huston Smith

“God is defined by Jesus but not confined to Jesus.”

― Huston Smith

“I am very orthodox in thinking that Jesus acted in his life the way God would have acted if God had assumed human form.”

― Huston Smith

“I’m not a chauvinist. I’m a universalist. I think that God imploded, like a spiritual big bang, to launch the eight civilizations that make up recorded history and the religions in those civilizations.”

― Huston Smith

“I happen to be a Christian. I was brought up and drenched in that. I am very orthodox in thinking that Jesus acted in his life the way God would have acted if God had assumed human form.”

― Huston Smith

“If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.”

― Hyman Rickover

“If you’re going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.”

― Hyman Rickover

“If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem.”

― I. F. Stone

“The only thing God didn’t do to Job was give him a computer.”

― I. F. Stone

“One of the bibles of my youth was ‘Birds of the West Indies,’ by James Bond, a well-known ornithologist, and when I was casting about for a name for my protagonist I thought, ‘My God, that’s the dullest name I’ve ever heard,’ so I appropriated it. Now the dullest name in the world has become an exciting one.”

― Ian Fleming

“America to me is so varied and exciting. I always feel nostalgia for the place I’m not in, and then I get there and find myself in a traffic jam going into the Lincoln Tunnel, and I think, ‘God, why was I romanticizing this part of the country?’ I think it has to do with the romantic, unrealistic temperament.”

― Ian Frazier

“Purple – I mean, the music and the influence and the subliminal touches range from orchestral conversation to jazz to blues and soul and God knows what. It’s a vast range of expressions.”

― Ian Gillan

“Scarlett Johansson was wonderful in ‘Lost in Translation,’ and then, seemingly within a couple of weeks, she became completely Hollywoodised. I was shocked. I didn’t recognise her. I hope to God it’s just a phase.”

― Ian Holm

“My point of view is, I’m just a person, and there are times when I look at other people and think, ‘My God, they spend so much time thinking about things that seem so absurd.’ But I’m sure people must think the same thing about me.”

― Ian MacKaye

“Now, I’m an atheist. I really don’t believe for a moment that our moral sense comes from a god.”

― Ian Mcewan

“You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.”

― Ian Mcewan

“Atheists have as much conscience, possibly more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile themselves to a bad deed in the past. It’s a little easier if you’ve got a god to forgive you.”

― Ian Mcewan

“You see people in Hollywood trying to make blockbuster after blockbuster, but it’s not possible. There’s some god up there saying, ‘You will fail now.’ But I suppose that’s true of us all.”

― Ian Mckellen

“The Prophet Muhammad himself sought to erase any distinctions between the message he taught and that taught by Jesus, who he called God’s ‘spirit and word.’”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“Kosovo is a small country but it also has a lot of riches that were granted to us by God.”

― Ibrahim Rugova

“I never was in the Nation of Islam… I mean, what I call myself is a natural Muslim, ’cause it’s just me and God.”

― Ice Cube

“I never was in the Nation of Islam… I mean, what I call myself is a natural Muslim, ’cause it’s just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it’s just not in me to do. So I don’t do it.”

― Ice Cube

“The white man’s dollar is his god, and to stop this will be to stop outrages in many localities.”

― Ida B. Wells

“I’d been a wedding singer through college, but after a few years of doing my best renditions of jazz standards to clinking glasses and the sound of forks on salad, I thought, ‘Oh God, if this is all I do, I’ll never be able to live with myself.’”

― Idina Menzel

“It’s weird because my parents don’t really understand my business. I get fan mail all day long, but if a piece happens to get to their house, they’re like, ‘Oh, my God, you’ve got a fan! You have to write them back. You have to do it!’”

― Idris Elba

“I was cast in ‘Thor’ and I’m cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don’t look like me but there you go. I think that’s a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that’s good.”

― Idris Elba

“My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.”

― Iggy Pop

“I am God’s wheat, and I shall be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may become the pure bread of Christ.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the Bread of God, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David, and for drink I desire His Blood, which is love incorruptible.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father; follow the presbytery as you would the Apostles; reverence the deacons as you would God’s commandment.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“There is one Physician, of flesh and of spirit, originate and unoriginate, God in man, true Life in death, son of Mary and son of God, first passible and then impassible: Jesus Christ our Lord.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand in my way… Let me be food for the wild beasts, for they are my way to God.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“Pray to Christ for me that the animals will be the means of making me a sacrificial victim for God.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“Let not then any one deceive you, as indeed you are not deceived, inasmuch as you are wholly devoted to God.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting… For I myself, though I am in chains and can comprehend heavenly things, the ranks of the angels and the hierarchy of principalities, things visible and invisible, for all this I am not yet a disciple.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“Let us therefore be of a reverent spirit, and fear the long-suffering of God, that it tend not to our condemnation.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.”

― Igor Stravinsky

“The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament.”

― Igor Stravinsky

“I went in and auditioned for one of the main guys for ‘The League’ when it was first casting, and I was so excited because I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is my life!’ I love fantasy football, and I play with my buddies, and my wife is frustrated with it.”

― Ike Barinholtz

“I’m really thankful to God, man. Like now, I’m really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie.”

― Ike Turner

“Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so… But I have no regrets, man. It’s just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he’ll bring me through this.”

― Ike Turner

“You can realise God as you progress in music; nothing in between.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“You may look at us actors and think that, ‘Oh my God, they are so pretty, so perfect.’ But that’s not how it is. It takes two hours to get ready and look like this.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I think a big part of my faith teachings is to work together towards equality: that we’re all created equal, and under the eyes of God, we all have a right to freedom and to access our rights equally.”

― Ilhan Omar

“God only knows what else is on the web about me.”

― Illeana Douglas

“My mother persevered through much adversity because she possessed faith in God, self-respect, and an awareness of history; most especially, she was astute in Africa’s significant contribution to world history. Sister Betty refused to live her life as a victim.”

― Ilyasah Shabazz

“Change makes you find your calling, your legacy, and God’s divine plan for your life. Don’t run from it.”

― Iman

“I was a big fan of Raven Symone, when ‘That’s So Raven’ was out. I used to say, ‘Oh my God, that should be my show!’”

― Imani Hakim

“They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.”

― Imelda Marcos

“It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world.”

― Imelda Marcos

“I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.”

― Imelda Marcos

“God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven.”

― Imelda Marcos

“They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.”

― Imelda Marcos

“I believe in God.”

― Imelda May

“It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.”

― Immanuel Kant

“Your soul is between you and God.”

― India Arie

“I want my music to be a contribution, and I want the people who love me on Earth and in Heaven to be proud of who I am, and I want to be proud of myself, and I don’t want to look back and say, ‘Oh God, why did I say that?’”

― India Arie

“When I was very small, I was obsessed with ‘Sybil’ and Sally Field’s performance in ‘Sybil.’ I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I want to do that!’”

― India Eisley

“Obviously, just on a visual level, as an actor, when you put on wardrobe and you look in the mirror, you’re like, ‘Oh, my God. This is great.’ It instantly changes your posture and how you feel, and it does affect the performance as well.”

― India Eisley

“I do not belong to any religion. Everything is between God and myself.”

― Indra Devi

“Lots are written about how ‘she shows up at board meetings in the saree.’ My God, I have never worn a saree to board meetings; people play it out in different ways. I think I have never shied away from the fact that I am an Indian, and I don’t intend to, but you can be at home with both cultures.”

― Indra Nooyi

“Religion has played a big part in eliminating the nuance in humanity. People began to believe things before they knew them. It stopped people from listening and learning with the patience and love of the God they believe in.”

― Indya Moore

“Life wasn’t about freeing up human souls. It was about creating obedient slaves in the hierarchical construction of the society – with God at the top, then the king and then the father.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“I continue with the illusion of serving Colombia. Only God knows if it were to be from the presidency.”

― Ingrid Betancourt

“When the first million came in, I felt, ‘My God, now I’m really independent.’ That was a fantastic experience.”

― Ingvar Kamprad

“It doesn’t matter if you’re small, big, or fit: if you go in front of the camera and deliver and say, ‘Oh my God, I look ama