Most men, they will tell you a story straight through. It won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either.
- Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) in Big Fish

Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Moore

Humanity's first sin was faith; the first virtue was doubt.
- Unknown

If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing
- Anatole France

Thinking is the hardest kind of work, that's why few indulge in it.
- Anonymous

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
- David Brinkley

Courage is like a kite; It goes up, with wind in the opposite direction.
- Anonymous

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
- Sir James Dewar

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
- Marykay Ash

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
- Derek Bok

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
- Anonymous

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Sir Winston Churchill

A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute. But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is longer than any hour. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein

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

"Ha! So, Spaniard, we shall go to Rome together and have bloody adventures, and the great whore shall suckle us until we are fat and happy and can suckle no more!"
- Proximo, Gladiator (Movie)

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect, had intended for us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei (speaking on religious blindness)

I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but never thought that looking back on the laughs would make me cry
- Unknown

(To monotheists:) I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen F. Roberts

A society without religion is like a crazed psychopath without a handgun.
- Unknown

Organized religion is like organized crime; it preys on peoples' weaknesses, generates huge profits for its operators, and is almost impossible to eradicate.
- Unknown

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
- Ambrose Bierce

Most people can't bear to sit in church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?
- Mark Twain

If the book the Bible and my brain are both the work of the same Infinite God, whose fault is it that the book and my brain do not agree?
- Robert Ingersoll, Some Reasons Why, 1881

If it's green, it's biology, If it stinks, it's chemistry, If it has numbers it's math, If it doesn't work, it's technology.
- Unknown

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell

Christianity (or any such religion) has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in God. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
- Unknown

If priests had not been fond of mutton, lambs never would have been sacrified to god. Nothing was ever carried to the temple that the priest could not use, and it always happened that god wanted what his agents liked.
- A Christmas Sermon printed in Evening Telegraph, Dec. 19, 1891


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