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Gods Among Us Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: The eyes closed. Cammed each night out of that safe furrow the bulk of this The eyes closed. Cammed each night out of that safe furrow the bulk of this city's waking each sunrise again set virtuously to plowing, what rich soils had he turned, what concentric planets uncovered? What voices overheard, flinders of luminescent gods glimpsed among the wallpaper's stained foliage, candlestubs lit to rotate in the air over him, prefiguring the cigarette he or a friend must fall asleep someday smoking, thus to end among the flaming, secret salts held all those years by the insatiable stuffing of a mattress that could keep vestiges of every nightmare sweat, helpless overflowing bladder, viciously, tearfully consummated wet dream, like the memory bank to a computer of the lost? She was overcome all at once by a need to touch him, as if she could not believe in him, or would not remember him, without it. — Thomas Pynchon
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Charles Brokaw: Among others, yes. There were some Egyptian gods worshipped there too." Lourds grinned. "One of Among others, yes. There were some Egyptian gods worshipped there too." Lourds grinned. "One of the most interesting pieces is the Stoivadeion, the temple dedicated to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. It's a giant phallus." The two soldiers in the front of the boat totally lost it and started laughing hysterically. Even Fitrat laughed, and he wiped his eyes. "Who would do such a thing?" "It was erected - if I may be so bold - " The soldiers howled with glee. " - by an ancient Greek grammarian named Carystius. Sadly, this phallus is practically all that remains of his works. Even that is broken." "Broken?" The young soldier in the front seat turned around again. He had changed to speaking English. "Yes. In half." "So now it's half-cocked? Is that how you say this in your slang?" The soldier laughed and pounded his thigh with a fist. "Yes." Lourds covered his face with his hat and wanted to throw himself overboard. — Charles Brokaw
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Soon," said the crackling voice of the flame, coming from behind him, "they will fall. Soon," said the crackling voice of the flame, coming from behind him, "they will fall. Soon they will fall and the star people will meet the earth people. There will be heroes among them, and men who will slay monsters and bring knowledge, but none of them will be gods. This is a poor place for gods. — Neil Gaiman
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: The world began in chaos and it will end in chaos. The gods brought the The world began in chaos and it will end in chaos. The gods brought the world into existence, and they will end it when they fight among themselves, but in between the chaos of the world's birth and the chaos of the world's death is order, and order is made by oaths, and oaths bind us like the buckles of a harness. — Bernard Cornwell
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Megan Whalen Turner: That was the message. For me, alone among mortals, the gods send their messenger to That was the message. For me, alone among mortals, the gods send their messenger to tell me to stop whining. That'll teach me to go hide in a temple. — Megan Whalen Turner
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Joan D. Vinge: My gods or your gods, who know which are stronger?' That's why we honor them My gods or your gods, who know which are stronger?' That's why we honor them all - just in case. There are more cultures even than Gods in the Eight Worlds, and among them you'll find people who are willing to kill you, or each other, over any difference in belief or lifestyle or physical appearance you can imagine - and some you can't. They all think they're right. There's no Truth, Tammis, only differences of opinion. — Joan D. Vinge
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Lewis Spence: I should add, however, that, particularly on the occasion of Samhain, bonfires were lit with I should add, however, that, particularly on the occasion of Samhain, bonfires were lit with the express intention of scaring away the demonic forces of winter, and we know that, at Bealltainn in Scotland, offerings of baked custard were made within the last hundred and seventy years to the eponymous spirits of wild animals which were particularly prone to prey upon the flocks - the eagle, the crow, and the fox, among others. Indeed, at these seasons all supernatural beings were held in peculiar dread. It seems by no means improbable that these circumstances reveal conditions arising out of a later solar pagan worship in respect of which the cult of fairy was relatively greatly more ancient, and perhaps held to be somewhat inimical. — Lewis Spence
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Thiruvalluvar: He who on earth has lived in the conjugal state as he should live, will He who on earth has lived in the conjugal state as he should live, will be placed among the Gods who dwell in heaven — Thiruvalluvar
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Janet Morris: Ask yourselves if the gods are angry, you who have seen Harmony come among us, Ask yourselves if the gods are angry, you who have seen Harmony come among us, walk among us, touch us, look kindly upon us. We are the Sacred Band of Thebes. We fight in the forefront, therefore we bleed first. We live, therefore we die. — Janet Morris
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Dolores LaChapelle: Powder snow skiing is not fun. It is life, fully lived, life lived in a Powder snow skiing is not fun. It is life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality. What we experience in powder is the original human self, which lies deeply inside each of us, still undamaged in spite of what our present culture tries to do to us. Once experienced, this kind of living is recognized as the only way to live - fully aware of the earth and the sky and the gods and you, the mortal, playing among them. — Dolores LaChapelle
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Marcel Proust: The salient feature of the absurd age I was atan age which for all its The salient feature of the absurd age I was at
an age which for all its alleged awkwardness, is prodigiously rich
is that reason is not its guide, and the most insignificant attributes of other people always appear to be consubstantial with their personality. One lives among monsters and gods, a stranger to peace of mind. There is scarcely a single one of our acts from that time which we would not prefer to abolish later on. But all we should lament is the loss of the spontaneity that urged them upon us. In later life, we see things with a more practical eye, one we share with the rest of society; but adolescence was the only time when we ever learned anything. — Marcel Proust
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: A beautiful person among the Greeks, was thought to betray by this sign some secret A beautiful person among the Greeks, was thought to betray by this sign some secret favor of the immortal gods; and we can pardonpride, when a woman possesses such a figure that wherever she stands, or moves, or leaves a shadow on the wall, or sits for a portrait to the artist, she confers a favor on the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Rachel Hartman: The twin gods, Necessity and Chance, walked among the stars. What needed to be, was; The twin gods, Necessity and Chance, walked among the stars. What needed to be, was; what might be, sometimes was. — Rachel Hartman
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Gods Among Us Sayings By John Milton: Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess. Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess. — John Milton
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Gods Among Us Sayings By C.S. Lewis: The Happy Trinity is her home: nothing can trouble her joy.She is the bird that The Happy Trinity is her home: nothing can trouble her joy.
She is the bird that evades every net: the wild deer that leaps every pitfall.
Like the mother bird to its chickens or a shield to the armed knight: so is the Lord to her mind, in His unchanging lucidity.
Bogies will not scare her in the dark: bullets will not frighten her in the day.
Falsehoods tricked out as truths assail her in vain: she sees through the lie as if it were glass.
The invisible germ will not harm her: nor yet the glittering sunstroke.
A thousand fail to solve the problem, ten thousand choose the wrong turning: but she passes safely through.
He details immortal gods to attend her: upon every road where she must travel.
They take her hand at hard places: she will not stub her toes in the dark.
She may walk among lions and rattlesnakes: among dinosaurs and nurseries of lionettes.
He fills her brim full with immensity of life: he leads her to see the world's desire. — C.S. Lewis
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: When I was younger, I studied the men I was involved with so carefully that When I was younger, I studied the men I was involved with so carefully that I saw or thought I saw what pain or limitation lay behind their sometimes crummy behavior. I found it too easy to forgive them, or rather to regard them with sympathy at my own expense. It was as though I saw the depths but not the surface, the causes but not the effect. Or them and not myself. I think we call that overidentification, and it's common among women. But gods and saints and boddhisattvas must see the sources of all beings' actions and see their consequences, so that there is no self, no separation, just a grand circulatory system of being and becoming and extinguishing. To understand deeply enough is a kind of forgiveness or love that is not the same as whitewashing, if you apply it to everyone, and not just the parade through your bed. — Rebecca Solnit
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Marie Rutkoski: The gods used to walk among us.True, said death.Why did you leave?Ah, sweet child, it The gods used to walk among us.
True, said death.
Why did you leave?
Ah, sweet child, it was your people who left us. — Marie Rutkoski
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Madeline Miller: Perhaps such things pass for virtue among the gods. But how is there glory in Perhaps such things pass for virtue among the gods. But how is there glory in taking life? We die so easily. Would you make him another Pyrrhus? Let the stories of him be something more. — Madeline Miller
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Kate Atkinson: Men had no purpose on earth whereas women were gods walking unrecognized among them. Men had no purpose on earth whereas women were gods walking unrecognized among them. — Kate Atkinson
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch: That love, which is the highest joy, which is divine simplicity itself, is not for That love, which is the highest joy, which is divine simplicity itself, is not for you moderns, you children of reflection. It works only evil in you. As soon as you wish to be natural, you becomecommon. To you nature seems something hostile; you have made devils out of the smiling gods of Greece, and out of me a demon. You can only exorcise and curse me, or slay yourselves in bacchantic madness before my altar. And if ever one of you has had the courage to kiss my red mouth, he makes a barefoot pilgrimage to Rome in penitential robes and expects flowers to grow from his withered staff, while under my feet roses, violets, and myrtles spring up every hour, but their fragrance does not agree with you. Stay among your northern fogs and Christian incense; let us pagans remain under the debris, beneath the lava; do not disinter us. — Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: There was a young man favorably endowed as an Alcibiades. He lost his way in There was a young man favorably endowed as an Alcibiades. He lost his way in the world. In his need he looked about for a Socrates but found none among his contemporaries. Then he requested the gods to change him into one. But now
he who had been so proud of being an Alcibiades was so humiliated and humbled by the gods' favor that, just when he received what he could be proud of, he felt inferior to all. — Soren Kierkegaard
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Claude Levi-Strauss: Music is a language by whose means messages are elaborated, that such messages can be Music is a language by whose means messages are elaborated, that such messages can be understood by the many but sent out only by few, and that it alone among all the languages unites the contradictory character of being at once intelligible and untranslatable - these facts make the creator of music a being like the gods. — Claude Levi-Strauss
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Lactantius: Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great power can be nothing Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great power can be nothing else: and yet those who deem that there are many gods, say that they have divided their functions among themselves; but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places. — Lactantius
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: All the demons of Hell formerly reigned as gods in previous cultures. No it's not All the demons of Hell formerly reigned as gods in previous cultures. No it's not fair, but one man's god is another man's devil. As each subsequent civilization became a dominant power, among its first acts was to depose and demonize whoever the previous culture had worshipped. The Jews attacked Belial, the god of the Babylonians. The Christians banished Pan and Loki anda Mars, the respective deities of the ancient Greeks and Celts and Romans. The Anglican British banned belief in the Australian aboriginal spirits known as the Mimi. Satan is depicted with cloven hooves because Pan had them, and he carries a pitchfork based on the trident carried by Neptune. As each deity was deposed, it was relegated to Hell. For gods so long accustomed to receiving tribute and loving attention, of course this status shift put them into a foul mood. — Chuck Palahniuk
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Chinua Achebe: When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the When we gather together in the moonlit village ground it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so. [ ... ] But I fear for you young people because you do not understand how strong is the bond of kinship. You do not know what it is to speak with one voice. And what is the result? An abominable religion has settled among you. A man can now leave his father and his brothers. He can curse the gods of his fathers and his ancestors, like a hunter's dog that suddenly goes mad and turns on his master. I fear for you; I fear for the clan. — Chinua Achebe
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Gods Among Us Sayings By Hesiod: Love, the fairest among the undying gods, who loosens the limbs of all gods and Love, the fairest among the undying gods, who loosens the limbs of all gods and men,
conquers resolve and prudent counsel within the breast. — Hesiod
Gods Among Us Sayings By Homer: Uncontrollable laughter arose among the blessed gods. Uncontrollable laughter arose among the blessed gods. — Homer
Gods Among Us Sayings By Xenophanes: There is one God - supreme among gods and men - who is like mortals There is one God - supreme among gods and men - who is like mortals in neither body nor mind. — Xenophanes
Gods Among Us Sayings By Thucydides: When you speak of the favour of the gods, we may as fairly hope for When you speak of the favour of the gods, we may as fairly hope for that as yourselves; neither our pretensions nor our conduct being in any way contrary to what men believe of the gods, or practise among themselves. Of the gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a necessary law of their nature they rule wherever they can. And it is not as if we were the first to make this law, or to act upon it when made: we found it existing before us, and shall leave it to exist for ever after us; all we do is to make use of it, knowing that you and everybody else, having the same power as we have, would do the same as we do. Thus, as far as the gods are concerned, we have no fear and no reason to fear that we shall be at a disadvantage. But when we come to your notion about the — Thucydides
Gods Among Us Sayings By E.B. White: One of the most interesting accomplishments of the film community, it seems to me, is One of the most interesting accomplishments of the film community, it seems to me, is that it has made real for America the exquisite beauty of incompatibility. Divorce among the gods possesses the sweet, holy sadness that has long been associated with marriage among the mortals. There is something infinitely tender about the inability of an actor to get along with an actress. When it is all over, and the decree is final, the two are even more attentive to each other, are seen oftener together, than ever before. — E.B. White
Gods Among Us Sayings By Charles De Lint: The old gods and their magics did not dwindle away into murky memories of brownies The old gods and their magics did not dwindle away into murky memories of brownies and little fairies more at home in a Disney cartoon; rather, they changed. The coming of Christ and Christians actually freed them. They were no longer bound to people's expectations but could now become anything that they could imagine themselves to be. They are still here, walking among us. We just don't recognize them anymore. — Charles De Lint
Gods Among Us Sayings By Arthur C. Clarke: Faith in one's own destiny was among the most valuable of the gifts which the Faith in one's own destiny was among the most valuable of the gifts which the gods could bestow upon a man, — Arthur C. Clarke
Gods Among Us Sayings By Mary Oliver: If you're John Muir you want trees to live among. If you're Emily, a gardenwill If you're John Muir you want trees to
live among. If you're Emily, a garden
will do.
Try to find the right place for yourself.
If you can't find it, at least dream of it.
When one is alone and lonely, the body
gladly lingers in the wind or the rain,
or splashes into the cold river, or
pushes through the ice-crusted snow.
Anything that touches.
God, or the gods, are invisible, quite
understandable. But holiness is visible,
entirely.
Some words will never leave God's mouth,
no matter how hard you listen. — Mary Oliver
Gods Among Us Sayings By Benjamin Disraeli: The Greeks adored their gods by the simple compliment of kissing their hands; and the The Greeks adored their gods by the simple compliment of kissing their hands; and the Romans were treated as atheists if they would not perform the same act when they entered a temple. This custom, however, as a religious ceremony declined with paganism,but was continued as a salutation by inferiors to their superiors, or as a token of esteem among friends. — Benjamin Disraeli
Gods Among Us Sayings By Tracy Lee Simmons: Man may not be the colossus some secular spirits would have him be, armed with Man may not be the colossus some secular spirits would have him be, armed with the strength and wisdom of the gods, but he has partaken of ambrosia. He has squinted trough the veil and seen just enough of divinity to measure himself by it. The Humanist knows both the strengths and the frailties of man. He strives. But he knows the bounds of his striving.......

Visions and ideals need a path, a way, a roadmap people can use as to arrive at those better, more permanent things that the wise are always seeing dimly whenever they strained their eyes. So man turned a mirror on himself, looked soberly, and-one day-began to write accounts of the discoveries made on the grandest odyssey of them all: the journey to the core of the human mind and soul. The grateful among us read them. — Tracy Lee Simmons
Gods Among Us Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Those who sought her never found her, yet she was known to come to the Those who sought her never found her, yet she was known to come to the aid of those in greatest need. And, then again, sometimes she didn't. She was like that. She didn't like the clicking of rosaries, but was attracted to the sound of dice. No man knew what She looked like, although there were many times when a man who was gambling his life on the turn of the cards would pick up the hand he had been dealt and stare Her full in the face. Of course, sometimes he didn't. Among all the gods she was at one and the same time the most courted and the most cursed. — Terry Pratchett
Gods Among Us Sayings By Daniel Quinn: The world must live. We are only one species among billions. The gods don't love The world must live. We are only one species among billions. The gods don't love us any more than they love spiders or bears or whales or water lilies. — Daniel Quinn
Gods Among Us Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: The Great among these spirits the Elves name the Valar, the Powers of Arda, and The Great among these spirits the Elves name the Valar, the Powers of Arda, and Men have often called them gods. — J.R.R. Tolkien
Gods Among Us Sayings By A.J. Kazinski: Right now there's a commonly-held view among scientists that we know about only four percent Right now there's a commonly-held view among scientists that we know about only four percent of all the matter in the universe. Four percent!"
"So what about the other 96 percent?"
"We astrophysicists call it 'dark matter' and 'dark energy.' Maybe we should just call it ignorance. There's so much that we don't know. It's shocking how little we know. And yet we behave like little gods who think we're in control of everything. Like kids with delusions of grandeur. Isn't that what we've made ourselves into? It's as if we're trying to make ourselves believe that four percent is all there is. That everything else, all that we don't know, doesn't exist. But it does. We know it's there; we just don't understand it. — A.J. Kazinski
Gods Among Us Sayings By Jennifer L. Armentrout: Verydangerous ... much like kisses from those who walk among the gods. Intoxicating, sweet, and Very
dangerous ... much like kisses from those who walk among the gods. Intoxicating, sweet, and deadly ... you need to know how to handle it right. Just a little and you'l be fine.
Too much ... it takes away what makes you who you are. — Jennifer L. Armentrout
Gods Among Us Sayings By Homer: I wish that strife would vanish away from among gods and mortals, and gall, which I wish that strife would vanish away from among gods and mortals, and gall, which makes a man grow angry for all his great mind, that gall of anger that swarms like smoke inside of a man's heart and becomes a thing sweeter to him by far than the dripping of honey. — Homer
Gods Among Us Sayings By Savitri Devi: Whether Hindus or Greeks, Egyptians or Japanese, Chinese, Sumerians, or ancient Americans or even Romans, Whether Hindus or Greeks, Egyptians or Japanese, Chinese, Sumerians, or ancient Americans
or even Romans, the most "modern" among people of antiquity
they all placed the Golden Age, the Age of Truth, the rule of Kronos or of Ra or of any other gods on earth
the glorious beginning of the slow, downward unfurling of history, whatever name it be given
far behind them in the past. — Savitri Devi
Gods Among Us Sayings By J. Robert King: Oh, what an unbearable yoke is free will! What a vicious curse of the gods, Oh, what an unbearable yoke is free will! What a vicious curse of the gods, granting self-determination to creatures incapable of guiding themselves! What good parent would free a child among tigers? — J. Robert King
Gods Among Us Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods. The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods. — Arthur Conan Doyle
Gods Among Us Sayings By Alice Hoffman: People say there's the Angel of Life and the Angel of Death, but there's another People say there's the Angel of Life and the Angel of Death, but there's another one, too. The one who walks among us.'
He could tell that she was listening.
'He's nothing fierce or terrible or filled with light. He's like us, sometimes we can't even tell him apart. Sometimes we're the ones who try to save him. He's there to show us who we are. Human beings aren't Gods. We make mistakes. — Alice Hoffman
Gods Among Us Sayings By David Eagleman: Among all the creatures of creation, the gods favor us: We are the only ones Among all the creatures of creation, the gods favor us: We are the only ones who can empathize with their problems. — David Eagleman
Gods Among Us Sayings By George Gaylord Simpson: It is obvious that the great majority of humans throughout history have had grossly, even It is obvious that the great majority of humans throughout history have had grossly, even ridiculously, unrealistic concepts of the world. Man is, among many other things, the mistaken animal, the foolish animal. Other species doubtless have much more limited ideas about the world, but what ideas they do have are much less likely to be wrong and are never foolish. White cats do not denigrate black, and dogs do not ask Baal, Jehovah, or other Semitic gods to perform miracles for them. — George Gaylord Simpson
Gods Among Us Sayings By Aeschylus: Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals? Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals? — Aeschylus
Gods Among Us Sayings By Ki No Tsurayuki: The songs of Japan take the human heart as their seed and flourish as myriad The songs of Japan take the human heart as their seed and flourish as myriad leaves of words. As long as they are alive to this world, the cares and deeds of men and women are endless, so they speak of things they hear and see, giving words to the feelings in their hearts. Hearing the cries of the warbler among the blossoms or the calls of the frog that lives in the waters, how can we doubt that every living creature sing its song? Not using force, it moves heaven and earth, makes even the unseen spirits and gods feel pity, smoothes the bonds between man and woman, and consoles the hearts of fierce warriors-such a thing is poetry. — Ki No Tsurayuki
Gods Among Us Sayings By Katherine Mayo: Yet, when the boy himself assumes married life, he will honor his mother above his Yet, when the boy himself assumes married life, he will honor his mother above his wife, and show her often a real affection and deference. Then it is that the woman comes into her own, ruling indoors with an iron hand, stoutly maintaining the ancient tradition, and, forgetful of her former misery, visiting upon the slender shoulders of her little daughters-in-law all the burdens and the wrath that fell upon her own young back. But one higher step is perhaps reserved for her. With each grandson laid in her arms she is again exalted. The family line is secure. Her husband's soul is protected. Proud is she among women. Blessed be the gods! — Katherine Mayo
Gods Among Us Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: What voices overheard, flinders of luminescent gods glimpsed among the wallpaper's stained foliage, candlestubs lit What voices overheard, flinders of luminescent gods glimpsed among the wallpaper's stained foliage, candlestubs lit to rotate in the air over him, prefiguring the cigarette he or a friend must fall asleep someday smoking, thus to end among the flaming, secret salts held all those years by the insatiable stuffing of a mattress that could keep vestiges of every nightmare sweat, helpless overflowing bladder,viciously,tearfully consummated wet dream, like the memory bank to a computer of the lost? — Thomas Pynchon
Gods Among Us Sayings By Reza Aslan: When it comes to the heart and soul of the Jewish faith - the law When it comes to the heart and soul of the Jewish faith - the law of Moses - Jesus was adamant that his mission was not to abolish the law but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). That law made a clear distinction between relations among Jews and relations between Jews and foreigners. The oft-repeated commandment "love your neighbor as yourself" was originally given strictly in the context of internal relations within Israel. The verse in question reads: "You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people , but shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18). To the Israelites, as well to Jesus's community in first-century Palestine,"neighbor" meant one's fellow Jews. With regard to the treatment of foreigners and outsiders, oppressors and occupiers, however, the Torah could not be clearer: "You shall drive them out before you. You shall make no covenant with them and their gods. They shall not live in your land" (Exodus 23:31-33) — Reza Aslan
Gods Among Us Sayings By Kate Thompson: My first book was an adult novel, 'Down Among the Gods,' published by Virago, and My first book was an adult novel, 'Down Among the Gods,' published by Virago, and I've written poems as well, a slim volume of poetry. — Kate Thompson
Gods Among Us Sayings By Aeschylus: Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among Know yourself and fit yourself to new fashions. For there is a new ruler among the gods. — Aeschylus
Gods Among Us Sayings By Aldous Huxley: Homer was wrong," wrote Heracleitus of Ephesus. "Homer was wrong in saying: 'Would that strife Homer was wrong," wrote Heracleitus of Ephesus. "Homer was wrong in saying: 'Would that strife might perish from among gods and men!' He did not see that he was praying for the destruction of the universe; for if his prayer were heard, all things would pass away." These are the words on which the superhumanists should meditate. Aspiring toward a consistent perfection, they are aspiring toward annihilation. The Hindus had the wit to see and the courage to proclaim the fact; Nirvana, the goal of their striving, is nothingness. Wherever life exists, there also is inconsistency, division, strife. — Aldous Huxley
Gods Among Us Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was quite the other God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was quite the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilization. — Christopher Hitchens
Gods Among Us Sayings By George Ellwanger: Good oil, like good wine, is a gift from the gods. The grape and the Good oil, like good wine, is a gift from the gods. The grape and the olive are among the priceless benefactions of the soil, and were destined, each in its way, to promote the welfare of man. — George Ellwanger
Gods Among Us Sayings By Leon Battista Alberti: When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods. — Leon Battista Alberti
Gods Among Us Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there. — Henry David Thoreau
Gods Among Us Sayings By Wayne W. Dyer: As Jesus put it, "Even the least among you can do all that I have As Jesus put it, "Even the least among you can do all that I have done and even greater things," and, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?" (John 10:34). — Wayne W. Dyer
Gods Among Us Sayings By D.H. Lawrence: Homer was wrong in saying, "Would that strife might pass away from among gods and Homer was wrong in saying, "Would that strife might pass away from among gods and men!" He did not see that he was praying for the destruction of the universe. — D.H. Lawrence
Gods Among Us Sayings By David Dalglish: That is the power you must one day command. Let them think every breath of That is the power you must one day command. Let them think every breath of theirs is a gift, not from the gods, but from you. Do this, and you will become a god among them. — David Dalglish
Gods Among Us Sayings By Anton Szandor LaVey: Whatever alleged 'truth' is proven by results to be but an empty fiction, let it Whatever alleged 'truth' is proven by results to be but an empty fiction, let it be unceremoniously flung into the outer darkness, among the dead gods, dead empires, dead philosophies, and other useless lumber and wreckage! — Anton Szandor LaVey
Gods Among Us Sayings By Sathya Sai Baba: God is one; there are not many Gods, one for each tribe among men. God is one; there are not many Gods, one for each tribe among men. — Sathya Sai Baba
Gods Among Us Sayings By China Mieville: We cannot see the universe. We are in the darkness of a trench, a deep We cannot see the universe. We are in the darkness of a trench, a deep cut, dark water heavier than earth, presences lit by our own blood, little biolumes, heroic and pathetic Promethei too afraid or weak to steal fire but able still to love. Gods are among us and they care nothing and are nothing like us.
This is how we are brave: we worship them anyway. — China Mieville
Gods Among Us Sayings By Thucydides: Our opinion of the gods and our knowledge of men lead us to conclude that Our opinion of the gods and our knowledge of men lead us to conclude that it is a general and necessary law of nature to rule whatever one can. This is not a law that we made ourselves, nor were we the first to act upon it when it was made. We found it already in existence, and we shall leave it to exist for ever among those who come after us. We are merely acting in accordance with it, and we know that you or anybody else with the same power as ours would be acting in precisely the same way.
Goodwill shown by the party that is asking for help does not mean security for the prospective ally. What is looked for is a positive preponderance of power in action. — Thucydides
Gods Among Us Sayings By Hesiod: Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in Love, who is most beautiful among the immortal gods, the melter of limbs, overwhelms in their hearts the intelligence and wise counsel of all gods and all men. — Hesiod
Gods Among Us Sayings By Matthew Arnold: , And you, ye stars,Who slowly begin to marshal,As of old, the fields of heaven,Your , And you, ye stars,
Who slowly begin to marshal,
As of old, the fields of heaven,
Your distant, melancholy lines!
Have you, too, survived yourselves?
Are you, too, what I fear to become?
You, too, once lived;
You, too, moved joyfully
Among august companions,
In an older world, peopled by Gods,
In a mightier order,
The radiant, rejoicing, intelligent Sons of Heaven.
But now, ye kindle
Your lonely, cold-shining lights,
Unwilling lingerers
In the heavenly wilderness,
For a younger, ignoble world;
And renew, by necessity,
Night after night your courses,
In echoing, unneared silence,
Above a race you know not -
Uncaring and undelighted,
Without friend and without home;
Weary like us, though not
Weary with our weariness. — Matthew Arnold
Gods Among Us Sayings By Vitruvius: Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for Since, therefore, individuals as well as the public are so indebted to these writers for the benefits they enjoy, I think them not only entitled to the honour of palms and crowns, but even to be numbered among the gods. — Vitruvius
Gods Among Us Sayings By Carl Sagan: For thousands of years humans were oppressed - as some of us still are - For thousands of years humans were oppressed - as some of us still are - by the notion that the universe is a marionette whose strings are pulled by a god or gods, unseen and inscrutable. Then, 2,500 years ago, there was a glorious awakening in Ionia: on Samos and the other nearby Greek colonies that grew up among the islands and inlets of the busy eastern Aegean Sea. Suddenly there were people who believed that everything was made of atoms; that human beings and other animals had sprung from simpler forms; that diseases were not caused by demons or the gods; that the Earth was only a planet going around the Sun. And that the stars were very far away. — Carl Sagan
Gods Among Us Sayings By Protagoras: About the gods I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that About the gods I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist or what they are to look at. Many things prevent my knowing. Among others, the fact that they are never seen. — Protagoras
Gods Among Us Sayings By W.A. Hoffman: But any creature has life. Man is special and unique among the beasts because we But any creature has life. Man is special and unique among the beasts because we have the ability to reason. I think that is our Divine gift. I feel the Gods are likely angered by any man who refuses to claim the Divine birthright of a rational mind. — W.A. Hoffman
Gods Among Us Sayings By David Berlinski: No doubt, the theory of evolution will continue to play the singular role in the No doubt, the theory of evolution will continue to play the singular role in the life of our secular culture that it has always played. The theory is unique among scientific instruments in being cherished not for what it contains, but for what it lacks. There are in Darwin's scheme no biotic laws, no Bauplan as in German natural philosophy, no special creation, no elan vital, no divine guidance or transcendental forces. The theory functions simply as a description of matter in one of its modes, and living creatures are said to be something that the gods of law indifferently sanction and allow. — David Berlinski
Gods Among Us Sayings By John Steinbeck: There was an ache in his heart like the farewell to a dear woman; there There was an ache in his heart like the farewell to a dear woman; there was a vague sorrow in him like the despair of autumn. He walked past the restaurants he used to smell with interest, and no appetite was aroused in him. He walked by Madam Zuca's great establishment, and exchanged no obscene jests with the girls in the windows. Back to the wharf he went. He leaned over the rail and looked into the deep, deep water. Do you know, Danny, how the wine of your life is pouring into the fruit jars of the gods? Do you see the procession of your days in the oily water among the piles? He remained motionless, staring down. — John Steinbeck
Gods Among Us Sayings By Heraclitus: The poet was a foolwho wanted no conflictamong us, godsor people.Harmony needs low and high,as The poet was a fool
who wanted no conflict
among us, gods
or people.
Harmony needs
low and high,
as progeny needs
man and woman. — Heraclitus
Gods Among Us Sayings By Simon R. Green: We are in the dark places of the earth," said Madman. "Where all the ancient We are in the dark places of the earth," said Madman. "Where all the ancient and most dangerous secrets are kept. There are Old Things down here, sleeping all around us, in the earth and in the living rock, and in the spaces between spaces. Keep your voices down. Some of these old creatures sleep but lightly, and even their dreams can have force and substance in our limited world. We have come among forgotten gods and sleeping devils, from the days before the world settled down and declared itself sane. — Simon R. Green
Gods Among Us Sayings By Janet Morris: What we hold sacred is honor, justice, and glory. You need not swear allegiance to What we hold sacred is honor, justice, and glory. You need not swear allegiance to our storm god, to serve with us. Fighters are among us from many lands, with many gods and many beliefs. Believe as you will. What is between a man and his god is theirs alone to say. — Janet Morris
Gods Among Us Sayings By Hermann Hesse: (We) consist of everything the world consists of, each of us, and just as our (We) consist of everything the world consists of, each of us, and just as our body contains the genealogical table of evolution as far back as the fish and even much further, so we bear everything in our soul that once was alive in the soul of men. Every god and devil that ever existed, be it among the Greeks, Chinese, or Zulus, are within us, exist as latent possibilities, as wishes, as alternatives. If the human race were to vanish from the face of the earth save for one halfway talented child that had received no education, this child would rediscover the entire course of evolution, it would be capable of producing everything once more, gods and demons, paradises, commandments, the Old and New Testament. — Hermann Hesse
Gods Among Us Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: Come now: Do we really think that the gods are everywhere called by the same Come now: Do we really think that the gods are everywhere called by the same names by which they are addressed by us? But the gods have as many names as there are languages among humans. For it is not with the gods as with you: you are Velleius wherever you go, but Vulcan is not Vulcan in Italy and in Africa and in Spain. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
Gods Among Us Sayings By Tom Taylor: Okay, that's enough. Everyone. Let's just calm down. We don't want to look bad in Okay, that's enough. Everyone. Let's just calm down. We don't want to look bad in front of the psychopaths. — Tom Taylor
Gods Among Us Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Heaven walks among us ordinarily muffled in such triple or tenfold disguises that the wisest Heaven walks among us ordinarily muffled in such triple or tenfold disguises that the wisest are deceived and no one suspects the days to be gods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gods Among Us Sayings By Plato: And the love, more especially, which is concerned with the good, and which is perfected And the love, more especially, which is concerned with the good, and which is perfected in company with temperance and justice, whether among gods or men, has the greatest power, and is the source of all our happiness and harmony, and makes us friends with the gods who are above us, and with one another. — Plato
Gods Among Us Sayings By Charles Frazier: The cabins they passed among seemed solemn in their abandonment, cramped by the watercourse and The cabins they passed among seemed solemn in their abandonment, cramped by the watercourse and the overhanging brow of the cloudy mountain. Some of its people might yet be living, and Ada wondered how often they remembered this lonesome place, now still as a held breath. Whatever word they had called it would soon be numbered among the names of things which have not been passed down to us and are exiled from our memories. She doubted that its people, even in the last days, had ever looked ahead and imagined loss so total and so soon. they had not foreseen a near time when theirs would be another world filled with other people whose mouths would speak other words, whose sleep would be eased or troubled with other dreams, whose prayers would be offered up to other gods. — Charles Frazier
Gods Among Us Sayings By Herman Melville: For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heartwoes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not blue the obvious deduction. To trail the genealogies of these high mortal miseries, carries us at last among the sourceless primogenitures of the gods; so that, in the face of all the glad, hay-making suns, and the softcymballing, round the harvest-moons, we must needs give in to this: that the gods themselves are not for ever glad. The ineffaceable, sad birth-mark in the brow of man, is but the stamp of sorrow in the signers. — Herman Melville