„Then a overflowing desire comes to me, absurd, of a sort of satanism before Satan, in that one day [... ] an escape out of God can be found and the deepest of us stops, I don't know how, to be a part of being or not being.“
„I was much plagued by Satan, until I found that it was God who was tempting me; then the anguish of him passed out of my soul for ever.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
— Olaf Stapledon British novelist and philosopher 1886 - 1950
Chapter VII: After the War.
„Sometimes, I sit back and look at life from a different angle. Don't know if I'm God's child, or I'm Satan's angel.“
— 50 Cent American rapper, actor, businessman, investor and television producer 1975
I'm Supposed to Die Tonight
— Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Context: The following day, on the ethereal plain, Satan commanded the black standards to be distributed to the troops, and the winged soldiers covered them with kisses and bedewed them with tears. And Satan had himself crowned God. Thronging round the glittering walls of Heavenly Jerusalem, apostles, pontiffs, virgins, martyrs, confessors, the whole company of the elect, who during the fierce battle had enjoyed delightful tranquillity, tasted infinite joy in the spectacle of the coronation. The elect saw with ravishment the Most High precipitated into Hell, and Satan seated on the throne of the Lord. In conformity with the will of God which had cut them off from sorrow they sang in the ancient fashion the praises of their new Master. Ch. XXXV
„It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind.“
— Joseph Smith, Jr. American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement 1805 - 1844
History of the Church, 5:362 (16 April 1843)
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Six: Assault on the Nine. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1988, 189).
„That's why I can dream dreams that God Himself never dreamed. I'm that kind of person. I can believe the things even God can't believe. I can do things even God can't. That's why God hated me more than Satan hated me.“
— Sun Myung Moon Korean religious leader 1920 - 2012
Father's Words in Washington D.C. http://www.unification.net/2003/20030517_1.html (2003-05-17)
„As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
„How wrong it is to use God as a stop-gap for the incompleteness of our knowledge. If in fact the frontiers of knowledge are being pushed further and further back (and that is bound to be the case), then God is being pushed back with them, and is therefore continually in retreat. We are to find God in what we know, not in what we don’t know.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Letters and papers from Prison (1997), p. 311.
„I don't work that way. Part of it has to do with an idea of beauty. Sunsets, flowers, landscapes: these kinds of things don't move me to do anything. I just want to leave them alone. My work comes out of being frustrated about the human condition. And about how people refuse to understand other people. And about how people can be cruel to each other. It’s not that I think I can change that, but it’s such a frustrating part of human history“
— Bruce Nauman American artist 1941
In: Robert C. Morgan (2002). Bruce Nauman, p. 281
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
"The Inwardness of Non-Co-operation". Quoted in Freedom's Battle: Being a Comprehensive Collection of Writings and Speeches (1922), p. 144 https://books.google.com/books?id=ZRXCAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA144.