What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
Popular quotes of famous Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe 1. One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. 2. When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool. 3. People create
Popular quotes of famous English Novelist Charlotte Brontë Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is
Popular quotes of famous English author Barbara Cartland Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex. A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts. After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your
Popular quotes of famous English writer Aldous Huxley Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Maybe this world is another planet’s hell. An intellectual is a
Popular quotes of American novelist Toni Morrison Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another. If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.
Popular quotes of famous British novelist C. S. Lewis I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out
Popular quotes of famous English author Ian Fleming I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. A horse is dangerous at both ends
Popular quotes of famous Poet Margaret Atwood Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. War is what happens when language fails. In the
Popular quotes of famous American writer Gertrude Stein Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. America is my country and Paris is my hometown. There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer.
Popular quotes of famous novelist George R. R. Martin A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.
Popular quotes of famous American novelist Norman Mailer Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. I don’t think life is absurd. I think we are all
Popular quotes of famous American author Joan Didion The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I
Popular quotes of American philosopher Alan Watts The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. Trying
Popular quotes of famous American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.