„I believe in God, only I spell it "Nature."“

As quoted in Quote magazine (14 August 1966)
Fonte: Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture

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„I think I'm a very religious person. I think I believe in God as much as any man does. I don't only believe in God, I know there's God.“

—  Ernest J. Gaines Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1933 - 2019

Response after being asked "Do you regard yourself as a religious person?", in an interview with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2011/02/18/february-18-2011-ernest-gaines/8169/, February 18, 2011

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„I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Assim Falou Zaratustra

Variante: I would only believe in a god who could dance.
Fonte: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Richard Wagner photo

„I believe in God; and Mozart, and Beethoven as his only sons.“

—  Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883

Last words of the hero in "The Life's End of a German Musician in Paris" (1840), a short story written for the Gazette Musicale, as quoted in Autobiographical Sketch (1843) http://users.belgacom.net/wagnerlibrary/prose/wagauto.htm

„Do you believe in God?
I, I believe in nothing but God!“

—  Frederick Franck Dutch painter 1909 - 2006

p. 65
Echoes from the Bottomless Well (1985)

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Frank Lloyd Wright photo

„God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature and it has been said often by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And, I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959

As quoted in Truth Against the World : Frank Lloyd Wright speaks for an organic architecture (1987) edited by Patrick J. Meehan <!-- p. 29 -->
Contexto: God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature and it has been said often by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And, I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see. If we wish to know the truth concerning anything, we'll find it in the nature of that thing.

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„I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

2010s, 2013, Interview in La Repubblica
Contexto: I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being.

Penn Jillette photo

„I'm saying, "This I believe: I believe there is no God."“

—  Penn Jillette American magician 1955

2000s, There Is No God (2005)
Contexto: I'm saying, "This I believe: I believe there is no God."
Having taken that step, it informs every moment of my life. I'm not greedy. I have love, blue skies, rainbows and Hallmark cards, and that has to be enough. It has to be enough, but it's everything in the world and everything in the world is plenty for me. It seems just rude to beg the invisible for more. Just the love of my family that raised me and the family I'm raising now is enough that I don't need heaven. I won the huge genetic lottery and I get joy every day.

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„Like I said: the only god I believe in is coming back. And when he arrives, I’ll be waiting with a shotgun.“

—  Charles Stross, The Laundry Files

Epilogue, “On the Beach” (p. 301)
The Laundry Files, The Fuller Memorandum (2010)

„In the beginning I drew and painted from nature in order to know her. Then later, only to fall under her spell. And today, to let her mirror my thoughts and feelings.“

—  William Baziotes American painter 1912 - 1963

from the catalog of the traveling exhibition 'Nature in Abstraction', Whitney Museum of modern Art, 1958, p. 61
1950s

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„I do not believe in God, because I believe in man.“

—  Emma Goldman anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches 1868 - 1940

Responding to audience questions during a speech in Detroit (1898); as recounted in Living My Life (1931), p. 207; quoted by Annie Laurie Gaylor in Women Without Superstition, p. 382
Contexto: Ladies and gentlemen, I came here to avoid as much as possible treading on your corns. I had intended to deal only with the basic issue of economics that dictates our lives from the cradle to the grave, regardless of our religion or moral beliefs. I see now that it was a mistake. If one enters a battle, he cannot be squeamish about a few corns. Here, then, are my answers: I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years past been working to undo the botched job your God has made.
As to killing rulers, it depends entirely on the position of the ruler. If it is the Russian Czar, I most certainly believe in dispatching him to where he belongs. If the ruler is as ineffectual as an American President, it is hardly worth the effort. There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry — the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth. As for the gentleman who asked if free love would not build more houses of prostitution, my answer is: They will all be empty if the men of the future look like him.

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„I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.“

—  Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938

Speech in Toronto (1930); as quoted in "Breaking the Last Taboo" (1996) by James A. Haught
As quoted in Jesus: Myth Or Reality? (2006) by Ian Curtis
Religion is the belief in future life and in God. I don't believe in either.
As quoted in The New York Times (19 April 1936)
Variante: I believe that religion is the belief in future life and in God. I don’t believe in either. I don’t believe in God as I don’t believe in Mother Goose.

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„I believe that there is no God.“

—  Penn Jillette American magician 1955

2000s, There Is No God (2005)
Contexto: I believe that there is no God. I'm beyond atheism. Atheism is not believing in God. Not believing in God is easy — you can't prove a negative, so there's no work to do

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