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"It's easier to believe in aliens than in gods," - Neil Gaiman

"It's easier to believe in aliens than in gods," - Neil Gaiman

"It was man who first made men believe in gods." - Critias

"I don't believe in about 2700 Gods. Christians don't believe in 2699 Gods. They're nearly as atheistic as me." - Ricky Gervais

"Apparently, they believe they're gods." - Steve Novick

"I don't believe there is a God. If I were to believe in a god, l would believe in gods." - Stephen Fry

"I believe in the gods; or rather I believe that I believe in the gods. But I don't believe that they are great brooding presences watching over us; I believe they are completely absent minded." - Jean Giraudoux

"I believe in the gods. Or rather I believe that I believe in the gods. But I don't believe that they are great brooding presences watching over us; I believe they are completely absent-minded." - Jean Giraudoux

"I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in." - Dan Fouts

"Surely you do not believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?" - Aristophanes

"We must believe in the gods no longer if injustice is to prevail over justice." - Euripides

"A certain portion of mankind do not believe at all in the existence of the gods." - Plato

"I think we can be our own gods. I believe in myself." - Conor Mcgregor

"Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?" - Aristophanes

"People needed to believe in gods, if only because it was so hard to believe in people." - Terry Pratchett

"The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology." - E O Wilson

"Most witches don't believe in gods. They know that the gods exist, of course. They even deal with them occasionally. But they don't believe in them. They know them too well. It would be like believing in the postman." - Terry Pratchett

"Most witches do' believe in gods. They know that the gods exist, of course. They even deal with them occasionally. But they do' believe in them. They know them too well. It would be like believing in the postman." - Terry Pratchett

"What Gods do you believe in? I'll build you a temple of mirrors so you can see them." - Andrea Gibson

"I don't believe in God. I believe gods and devils are within us. It's our own battle. Our life's battle is to appeal to the gods within us, and to fight the devils within us." - Eddie Izzard

"I do believe that there are gods, and in a far higher sense than that in which any of my accusers believe in them." - Plato

"The gods have fled, I know. My sense is the gods have always been essentially absent. I do not believe human beings have played games or sports from the beginning merely to summon or to please or to appease the gods. If anthropologists and historians believe that, it is because they believe whatever they have been able to recover about what humankind told the gods humankind was doing. I believe we have played games, and watched games, to imitate the gods, to become godlike in our worship of eachother and, through those moments of transmutation, to know for an instant what the gods know." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"I choose not to believe in any gods as an act of charity," Marcus said. "Charity toward whom?" "Toward the gods. Seems rude to think they couldn't make a world better than this," - Daniel Abraham

"I choose not to believe in any gods as an act of charity," Marcus said. "Charity toward whom?" "Toward the gods. Seems rude to think they could' make a world better than this," - Daniel Abraham

"You know who my gods are, who I believe in fervently? Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson - she's probably the top - Mozart, Shakespeare, Keats. These are wonderful gods who have gotten me through the narrow straits of life." - Maurice Sendak

"Presents, believe me, seduce both men and gods." - Ovid

"The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them." - Plutarch

"You'll be with me, won't you?" "indeed." "Then what could go wrong?" Lord Sanabalis visibly grimaced. "You clearly do not believe in angry gods." - Michelle Sagara

"Whoso loves beauty is unable for that very reason to love deformity. One may not believe in our gods, but it is possible to love them..." - Henryk Sienkiewicz

"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

"Writing about our gods in English is unnatural, but I believe language is just a carrier - a means to an end." - Amish Tripathi

"There are new gods growing in America, clinging to growing knots of belief: gods of credit card and freeway, of Internet and telephone, of radio and hospital and television, gods of plastic and of beeper and of neon. Proud gods, fat and foolish creatures, puffed up with their own newness and importance. "They are aware of us, they fear us, and they hate us," said Odin. "You are fooling yourselves if you believe otherwise." - Neil Gaiman

"If I were to believe in a god l would believe in gods. I think monotheism is the really ghastly thing. That is the absolutely staggering to me misapprehension." - Stephen Fry

"I use the words gods and goddesses principally, I think, to mean beautiful bodies - bodies that are absolute instruments. And I believe in discipline, I believe in a very definite technique." - Martha Graham

"The god that you believe in, and the god that I believe in, maybe different gods; however, the God that made you, and the God that made me, They are the same God." - William Wallace

"It is expedient that there should be gods, and, since it is expedient, let us believe that gods exist." - Ovid

"Against boredom even gods struggle in vain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Believing in gods always causes confusion." - Pearl S Buck

"Fear first made gods in the world." - Statius

"We are gods in the chrysalis." - Dale Carnegie

"where are the gods the gods hate us the gods have run away the gods have hidden in holes the gods are dead of the plague they rot and stink too there never were any gods there's only death" - Ted Hughes

"where are the gods the gods hate us the gods have run away the gods have hidden in holes the gods are dead of the plague they rot and stink too there never were any gods there's only death" - Ted Hughes

"There is one god, greatest among gods and men, who bears no similarity to humans either in shape or thought... but humans believe that the gods are born like themselves, and that the gods wear clothes and have bodies like humans and speak in the same way... but if cows and horses or lions had hands or could draw with the hands and manufacture the things humans can make, then horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, cows like cows, and they would make the gods' bodies resemble those which each kind of animal had itself." - Xenophanes

"Next time someone tells me they believe in God, I'll say 'Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?...' If they say 'Just God. I only believe in the one God,' I'll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don't believe in 2,870 gods, and they don't believe in 2,869." - Ricky Gervais

"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

"There were a lot of gods. Gods always come in handy, they justify almost anything." - Margaret Atwood

"It is not unlikely, too, that the rejection of God is a kind of punishment: we may well believe that those who knew the Gods and neglected them in one life may in another life be deprived of the knowledge of them altogether. Also those who have worshipped their own kings as gods have deserved as their punishment to lose all knowledge of God." - Sallust

"There are many gods which Christians reject. I just believe in one less god then they do. The reasons that you might give for your atheism toward the Roman gods are likely the same reasons I would give for not believing in Jesus." - Dan Barker

"Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed." - D H Lawrence

"It's useful that there should be Gods, so let's believe there are." - Ovid

"I believe that the gods themselves are frightened of the world which they have fashioned." - Peter Ackroyd

"Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate." - Ovid

"Physical objects are conceptually imported into the situation as convenient intermediaries not by definition in terms of experience, but simply as irreducible posits comparable, epistemologically, to the gods of Homer . . . For my part I do, qua lay physicist, believe in physical objects and not in Homer's gods; and I consider it a scientific error to believe otherwise. But in point of epistemological footing, the physical objects and the gods differ only in degree and not in kind. Both sorts of entities enter our conceptions only as cultural posits." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"I'm an Atheist. I don't believe in God, Gods, Godlets or any sort of higher power beyond the universe itself, which seems quite high and powerful enough to me." - Natalie Angier

"Give me priests who are fat and corrupt and cynical,(...) the sort who like to sit on soft satin cushions, nibble sweetmeats, and diddle little boys. It's the ones who believe in gods who make the trouble. (Tyrion)" - George R R Martin

"In culture after culture, people believe that the soul lives on after death, that rituals can change the physical world and divine the truth, and that illness and misfortune are caused and alleviated by spirits, ghosts, saints ... and gods." - Steven Pinker

"Quran says do not abuse others' gods, they will abuse Allah. But most people do not believe in this... they feel their way is the only right one. This is to maintain religious hegemony." - Asghar Ali Engineer

"Give me priests who are fat and corrupt and cynical, he told Haldon, the sort who like to sit on soft satin cushions, nibble sweetmeats, and diddle little boys. It's the ones who believe in gods who make the trouble." - George R R Martin

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen Roberts

"You are given the gift of the gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs; yours is the creative energy that makes your world; there are no limitations to the self except those you believe in." - Seth

"I didn't go to church, I didn't go to synagogue; I went to temple, Hindu temple, where I prayed to my Hindu gods - whether or not I believe in it is another story." - Utkarsh Ambudkar

"I believe that there is a God, and coming from an African tradition, I believe also that there are gods." - Ishmael Beah

"This is the difference between us Romans and the Etruscans: We believe that lightning is caused by clouds colliding, whereas they believe that clouds collide in order to create lightning. Since they attribute everything to gods, they are led to believe not that events have a meaning because they have happened, but that they happen in order to express a meaning." - Seneca the Younger

"I believe we're going to grow in heaven. I believe we're going to keep growing. The Bible says one day we shall see Him as He is, we shall become like Him. That's going to be obviously, becoming not gods, I don't believe that, that's the oldest lie in the Scripture, but becoming godly, becoming like Him." - Rick Warren

"Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The gods come to us in the forms we recognize." - Deena Metzger

"It lies in the lap of the gods." - Homer

"Do not make gods in your own images." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Gods and men honor those who have fought in battle." - Janet Morris

"Men always makes gods in their own image." - Xenophanes

"Gods should not resemble men in their anger!" - Euripides

"When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in." - Aeschylus

"My gods dwell in temples made with hands." - Oscar Wilde

"Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's their will." - William Shakespeare

"When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in." - Aeschylus

"Men create the gods in their own image." - Xenophanes

"In some ways, evil is backhanded proof of Gods existence." - Philip Yancey

"Ye immortal gods! where in the world are we?" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain." - Friedrich Schiller

"With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain." - Friedrich Schiller

"The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners." - Theodor Adorno

"Fear created the first gods in the world." - Caecilius Statius

"Wizards don't believe in gods in the same way that most people don't find it necessary to believe in, say, tables. They know they're there, they know they're there for a purpose, they'd probably agree that they have a place in a well-organised universe, but they wouldn't see the point of believing, of going around saying "O great table, without whom we are as naught." Anyway, either the gods are there whether you believe in them or not, or exist only as a function of the belief, so either way you might as well ignore the whole business and, as it were, eat off your knees." - Terry Pratchett

"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason." - Gherman Titov

"Though the favourites of the Gods die young, they also live eternally in the company of Gods" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"In softball . . . , the softball gods giveth and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season." - Yvette Girouard

"The thing about playing gods, whether you're playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically larger versions of ourselves." - Tom Hiddleston

"The bulk of mankind believe in two gods. They are under one dominion here in the house, as friend and parent, in social circles, in letters, in art, in love, in religion; but in mechanics, in dealing with steam and climate, in trade, in politics, they think they come under another." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do not believe anything because it is said by an authority, or if it is said to come from angels, or from Gods, or from an inspired source. Believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart and mind and body and found it to be true. Work out your own path, through diligence." - Gautama Buddha

"Happier are all men than the dwellers in Faerie - or the gods, for that matter...Better a life like a falling star, bright across the dark, than a deathlessness that can see naught above or beyond itself...the day draws nigh when Faerie shall fade, the Erlking himself shrink to a woodland sprite and then to nothing, and the gods go under. And the worst of it is, I cannot believe it wrong that the immortals will not live forever." - Poul Anderson

"Men create their own gods and thus have some slight understanding that they are self-fabricated. Women are much more susceptible, because they are completely oppressed by men; they take men at their word and believe in the gods that men have made up. The situation of women, their culture, makes them kneel more often before the gods that have been created by men than men themselves do, who know what they've done. To this extent, women will be more fanatical, whether it is for fascism or for totalitarianism." - Simone De Beauvoir

"First, we believe that God is a being with a body in form like man's; that he possesses body, parts and passions; that in a word, God is an exalted, perfected man. Secondly, we believe in a plurality of Gods. Third, we believe that somewhere and some time in the ages to come, through development, through enlargement, through purification until perfection is attained, man at last may become like God - a God." - B. H. Roberts

"Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts." - Ovid

"There is nothing which power cannot believe of itself, when it is praised as equal to the gods." - Juvenal

"It is expedient there should be gods, and as it is expedient, let us believe them to exist." - Ovid

"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms." - Henry Miller

"It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe there are." - Ovid

"The issue in the Bible is not just "Do you believe in God or not?" Everybody believed in gods of some sort. The question was, "Who is truly the only living God?" And if that God is indeed Yahweh the God of Israel, then there are consequences in real life - as shown in the Torah." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"Be of good hope in the face of death. Believe in this one truth for certain, that no evil can befall a good man either in life or death, and that his fate is not a matter of indifference to the gods." - Socrates

"As I have told you before, in a manner of speaking you are given the gifts of gods. Your beliefs become reality. What you believe is, and becomes real in your experience. There is no area in your life to which this does not apply." - Seth

"A girl of eighteen imagines the feelings behind the face that has moved her with its sympathetic youth as easily as primitive people imagined the humors of the gods in fair weather. What is she to believe in if not in this vision woven from within?" - George Eliot

"There are many gods . . . gods of beauty and magic, gods of the garden, gods in our own backyards, but we go off to foreign countries to find new ones, we reach to the stars to find new ones-. . . . The god of the church is a jealous god; he cannot live in peace with other gods." - Rudolfo Anaya

"In the midst of my skeptical, cynical, often pessimistic nature exists a slender capacity to believe, if only temporarily, in a guiding, unseen power, and whenever this happens, I go with it. That's what inspiration is. You don't get it from the gods. You make it." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"The Romans called the Christians atheists. Why? Well, the Christians had a god of sorts, but it wasn't a real god. They didn't believe in the divinity of apotheosized emperors or Olympian gods. They had a peculiar, different kind of god. So it was very easy to call people who believed in a different kind of god atheists. And that general sense that an atheist is anybody who doesn't believe exactly as I do prevails in our own time." - Carl Sagan

"Thank you. (Nykyrian) For what? (Kiara) For giving me a life worth living. I know I'm not worth it, and that I do' deserve it, but I swear to the gods I finally believe in that I will spend every moment I have left making you happy and trying to be worthy of you. (Nykyrian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"No it's not!" said Constable Visit. "Atheism is a denial of a god." "Therefore It Is A Religious Position," said Dorfl. "Indeed, A True Atheist Thinks Of The Gods Constantly, Albeit In Terms of Denial. Therefore, Atheism Is A Form Of Belief. If The Atheist Truly Did Not Believe, He Or She Would Not Bother To Deny." - Terry Pratchett

"Thank you. (Nykyrian) For what? (Kiara) For giving me a life worth living. I know I'm not worth it, and that I don't deserve it, but I swear to the gods I finally believe in that I will spend every moment I have left making you happy and trying to be worthy of you. (Nykyrian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Protagoras did not know if the gods exist, but he held in any case they ought to be worshiped. Philosophy, according to him, had nothing edifying to teach, and for the survival of morals we must rely upon the thoughtlessness of the majority and their willingness to believe what they had been taught." - Bertrand Russell

"We enjoy telling ourselves that we will soon be gods, masters of the planet, manipulating the genes of living creatures and rebuilding the world at a nano-level as we lie back in our hammocks, attended by our robot servants. I don't believe a word of it, and I'm not sure many of us do." - Paul Kingsnorth

"There are two Gods, there is the God that people generally believe in - a God who has to serve them. This God does not exist. But the God whom people forget - the God whom we all have to serve - exists, and is the prime cause of our existence and of all that we perceive." - Leo Tolstoy

"Sexually,we are all competing for the same seat on the bus and the thing that holds it together is the tightly held conceit that we are all sexual gods. How can I believe in my own uniqueness when there's a cat out there exactly the same as me?" - Jeff Melvoin

"The gods of the Disc have never bothered much about judging the souls of the dead, and so people only go to hell if that's where they believe, in their deepest heart, that they deserve to go. Which they won't do if they don't know about it. This explains why it is so important to shoot missionaries on sight." - Terry Pratchett

"It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical." - Clive Barker

"Atheism is the lack of belief in a god (or gods). It makes no claim. It merely rejects the claim that a god (or gods) exists. Nothing more." - Ricky Gervais

"Tragic heroes always moan when the gods take an interest in them, but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals" - Terry Pratchett

"They are in bad faith - they are afraid - and fear, bad faith have an aroma that the gods find delicious. Yes, the gods like that, the pitiful souls." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in their hearts the intelligence and wise counsel of all gods and all men." - Hesiod

"We are gods. Our tools make us gods. In symbiosis with our technology, our powers are expanding exponentially and so, too, our possibilities." - Jason Silva

"When you once attribute effects to the will of a personal God, you have let in a lot of little gods and evils - then sprites, fairies, dryads, naiads, witches, ghosts and goblins, for your imagination is reeling, riotous, drunk, afloat on the flotsam of superstition. What you know then doesn't count. You just believe, and the more your believe the more do you plume yourself that fear and faith are superior to science and seeing." - Elbert Hubbard

"I am of the opinion that there are artists and non-artists. I think that this is the way it always was and always will be. I do not believe that we are in the center of the world. It is possible that there are gods who do not relate to human. As an artist, I believe that it is possible to depict these forces." - Anselm Kiefer

"Fear in the world first created the gods. [Lat., Primus in orbe deos fecit timor.]" - Statius

"Building a temple didn't mean you believed in gods, it just meant you believed in architecture." - Terry Pratchett

"When we stop believing in the gods we can start believing in their stories." - Salman Rushdie

"Men in no way approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men." - Cicero

"Men resemble the gods in nothing so much as in doing good to their fellow creatures." - Cicero

"Atheism, the absence of belief in gods, is a comparatively late phenomenon in history." - Chapman Cohen

"In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods, than in giving health to men." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Men resemble the gods in nothing so much as in doing good to their fellow creatures." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"There is as much confusion in the world of the gods as in ours." - Euripides

"In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men." - Cicero

"Believe in yourself, believe in your future." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Believe in yourself and believe in magic." - Theophilus London

"We humans are born egocentric. The sky thunders and children believe that God is mad at them for something they've done - parents divorce and children believe it's their fault for not being good enough. Growing up means putting aside our egocentricity for truth. Still, some people cling to this childish mind-set. As painful as their self-flagellation may be, they'd rather believe their crises are their fault so they can believe they have control. In doing so they make fools and false gods of themselves." - Richard Paul Evans

"I am not a religious person, nor do I have any regrets. The war took care of that for me. You know, I was brought up strictly kosher, but I - it made no sense to me. It made no sense to me what was happening. So nothing of it means anything to me. Nothing. Except these few little trivial things that are related to being Jewish. ... You know who my gods are, who I believe in fervently? Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson - she's probably the top - Mozart, Shakespeare, Keats. These are wonderful gods who have gotten me through the narrow straits of life." - Maurice Sendak

"If the divine Logos of God the Father became son of man and man so that He might make men gods and the sons of God, let us believe that we shall reach the realm where Christ Himself now is; for He is the head of the whole body (cf. Col. 1:18), and endued with our humanity has gone to the Father as forerunner on our behalf. God will stand 'in the midst of the congregation of gods' (Ps. 82:1 LXX) - that is, of those who are saved - distributing the rewards of that realm's blessedness to those found worthy to receive them, not separated from them by any space." - Maximus the Confessor

"'What I believe' is a process rather than a finality. Finalities are for gods and governments, not for the human intellect." - Emma Goldman

"O what is it proud slime will not believe Of his own worth, to hear it equal praised Thus with the gods?" - Ben Jonson

"It is INCONSISTENT to have Jesus pay a price for healing and for us to believe it is not Gods intention to heal." - Bill Johnson

"There are those who believe destiny rests at the feet of the gods, but the truth is that it confronts the conscious of man with a burning challenge." - Eduardo Galeano

"Of the gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a necessary law of their nature they rule wherever they can." - Thucydides

"Is there so much anger in the minds of the gods?" - Virgil

"You are a god in the company of gods and must conduct yourself accordingly." - Wallace D. Wattles

"When all shoot at one mark, the gods join in the combat." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"From space this Earth is incandescent with abominations - the gods write their signature in our entrails" - Steve Aylett

"The day of the absolute is over, and we're in for the strange gods once more." - David Herbert Lawrence

"My job, one of them, in science, was to find the gods inside of us." - Howard Bloom

"Let the gods into your life and you rapidly lose faith in the natural laws." - Megan Whalen Turner

"Mathematics is the language in which the gods talk to people ..." - Plato

"The one place gods inarguably exist is in the human mind" - Alan Moore



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