Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
God is not a diversion.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.