„I've seen the meanness of humans till I dont know why God aint put out the sun and gone away.“

—  Cormac McCarthy, livro Outer Dark, Outer Dark (1968)
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„The impact of the human tragedies I've reported on is that, more often than not, I'll be angry. I want to know why is this child dying? These are not acts of God; they're results of respectable politicians' decisions.“

—  John Pilger Australian journalist 1939
John Pilger, This much i know http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2005/nov/13/pressandpublishing.observermagazine, The Observer, 13 November 2005

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„Greed puts out the sun.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Earthsea Books, The Other Wind (2001), Chapter 5 “Rejoining” (p. 281)

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„I don't think I've found God, but I may have seen where gods come from.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
"I create gods all the time - now I think one might exist" (2008), Context: So what shall I make of the voice that spoke to me recently as I was scuttling around getting ready for yet another spell on a chat-show sofa? More accurately, it was a memory of a voice in my head, and it told me that everything was OK and things were happening as they should. For a moment, the world had felt at peace. Where did it come from? Me, actually — the part of all of us that, in my case, caused me to stand in awe the first time I heard Thomas Tallis's Spem in alium, and the elation I felt on a walk one day last February, when the light of the setting sun turned a ploughed field into shocking pink; I believe it's what Abraham felt on the mountain and Einstein did when it turned out that E=mc2. It's that moment, that brief epiphany when the universe opens up and shows us something, and in that instant we get just a sense of an order greater than Heaven and, as yet at least, beyond the grasp of Stephen Hawking. It doesn't require worship, but, I think, rewards intelligence, observation and enquiring minds. I don't think I've found God, but I may have seen where gods come from.

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„The sun is gone
But I have a light“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Song lyrics, In Utero (1993), Dumb.

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„Thank heavens, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.“

—  Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946
All Trivia: Trivia, More Trivia, Afterthoughts, Last Words (1933), "Last words" — these are not actually Smith's last words, but a section title).

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„The gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.“

—  Ray Bradbury, livro The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles (1950), There Will Come Soft Rains (1950)

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