I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.