My favorite quotes

These are some of the quotes I like.

Stephen Hawking

    • I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
    • One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
    • God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
    • Although September 11 was horrible, it didn’t threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do
    • There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark
    • Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion

Woody Allen

    • Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic!
    • If God exists, I hope he as a good excuse
    • Not only there is no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends!
    • If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank!

Albert Einstein

  • The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
  • Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former
  • When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity
  • A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be
  • If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school
  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
  • Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding
  • The only source of knowledge is experience
  • If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed
  • Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler
  • Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind
  • You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)

  • Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
  • Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy
  • Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence


      • Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned
      • If God does not like the way I live, let him tell me, no you!
      • The Bible is like a software license. No one actually reads it, they just scroll to the end and click ‘I Agree’.
      • Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
        Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime
        Give a man a religion and he will dies praying for a fish!
      • Don’t pray in our schools and we won’t think in your church
      • Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer


      • Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.

Aldous Huxley

      • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

George Bernard Shaw

      • No man ever believes that the Bible means what is says; he is always convinced that it says what he means
      • The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one

Charles Darwin

      • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change

Robert G. Ingersoll

      • The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.

Blaise Pascal

      • Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.

Samuel Clemens

      • A man is accepted into a church for what he believes, and he is turned out for what he knows

George House

      • Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.

About Mike

Hello, I am an atheist because of reason and personal experience. I am a father of THREE lovely living kids and two dead embryos, married to a lovely Christian Catholic devoted woman. Yes, black and white can coexist as long as there is respect and love, which is something abstracted from any belief or religion. I do not claim absolute truth and not 100% sure that a God does not exist somewhere out there. The scientific method is what I use to connect to reality. If there is something I don't understand, then it is because i don't understand, not because god exists. In case you haven't noticed, I am a native Arab, and English is my third language (yes there is second language). I like reading the Bible and the Quran and the critics of both of them. I also love watching documentaries especially astronomy, cosmology, Quantum Physics, and new discoveries in science in general, and Physics in particular.
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7 Responses to My favorite quotes

    • Mike says:

      John, how the heck can you be so fast in commenting and reading? I just publish something, and before my page loads, you read my post and comment!

      • john zande says:

        Good time of evening for me. I’m doing the boring stuff for work, ingesting stories, mechanical BS, so I have the blogs open. Keeps me sane :)

      • Daz says:

        I’m so glad I’m not the only one who noticed that, of John!

        A favourite of mine, if you’re collecting:

        Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
        —Isaac Asimov

        Oh, okay, two:

        Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
        —Terry Pratchett

  1. Very good, I particularly liked “If God exists I hope he has a good excuse.”

  2. David Yerle says:

    My favourite are definitely the Hawking quotes. That guy as a sarcastic vein that I love.

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