„What you make happen for others, God makes happen for you.“
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
„God knows everything, God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
Context: When I say I am the Avatar, there are a few who feel happy, some who feel shocked, and many who hearing me claim this, would take me for a hypocrite, a fraud, a supreme egoist, or just mad. If I were to say every one of you is an Avatar, a few would be tickled, and many would consider it a blasphemy or a joke. The fact that God being One, Indivisible and equally in us all, we can be nought else but one, is too much for the duality-conscious mind to accept. Yet each of us is what the other is. I know I am the Avatar in every sense of the word, and that each one of you is an Avatar in one sense or the other. It is an unalterable and universally recognized fact since time immemorial that God knows everything, God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar. Again, it is He Who is tickled through some, and through others is shocked. It is God Who acts, and God Who reacts. It is He Who scoffs, and He Who responds. He is the Creator, the Producer, the Actor and the Audience in His own Divine Play. "How to Love God" (12 September 1954).
„It's wonderful to be able to read a newspaper that tells you what's going to happen--not just what's already happened. Anybody can tell you what's already happened, but the Bible tells you what's going to happen. Newspapers are not really newspapers; they're history papers. They tell you what's already happened--past news. But God has given us a lot of later news about today, the time in which we're living right now, and what's going to happen next. So the Bible is not just a history book, it's a news book. It not only tells you about yesterday, it also tells you about tomorrow.“
— David Berg Children of God founder 1919 - 1994
„We see that all the enthusiasts about becoming a false Mahdi have gone upside down. That means striving for it would not make it happen, being an enthusiast would not make it happen: God is the One Who creates that person as the Mahdi.“
— Harun Yahya Turkish author 1956
4 January 2014.
„Did you know what would happen next? Did you know and sit there like God, silent, remorseless, useless?“
— Kage Baker American writer 1952 - 2010
Part 2 “Babylon is Fallen” Chapter 11 (p. 255)
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
The Murderer (1953)
— Daniel Hannan British politician 1971
Twitter post https://twitter.com/DanielJHannan/status/1039812786539450368 (12 September 2018)
„This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.“
— Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Meniti Bianglala
„Time has been called God's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once. In the same spirit, noise is Nature's way of making sure that we don't find out everything that happens. Noise, in short, is the protector of information.“
— Hans Christian von Baeyer American physicist 1938
Chapter 14, Noise, Nuisance and necessity, p. 127-128 von Baeyer did not originate the quip about time, which dates back at least as far as the 1929 book "The Man Who Mastered Time" by Ray Cummings, where it appears on p. 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=YdZEAAAAYAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22#search_anchor.
„No matter what happens to you, no matter who flatters you or who abuses you, never look at another flag, never let a night pass but you pray God to bless that flag.“
— Edward Everett Hale American author and Unitarian clergyman 1822 - 1909
Context: No matter what happens to you, no matter who flatters you or who abuses you, never look at another flag, never let a night pass but you pray God to bless that flag. Remember, boy, that behind all these men you have to do with, behind officers, and government, and people even, there is the Country Herself, your Country, and that you belong to Her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by Her, boy, as you would stand by your mother, if those devils there had got hold of her to-day. "The Man Without a Country" (1863) - Full text online http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15868/15868-h/15868-h.htm#toc_2
„Men have left GOD not for other gods, they say, but for no God; and this has never happened before“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Context: But it seems that something has happened that has never happened before: though we know not just when, or why, or how, or where. Men have left GOD not for other gods, they say, but for no God; and this has never happened before That men both deny gods and worship gods, professing first Reason, And then Money, and Power, and what they call Life, or Race, or Dialectic.
„[Thelma] "... You make your own punishments in life, I honest to God believe that. You get exactly what you deserve. God sees to it."“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009