— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
„I try to be a Christian…I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God.“
Quoted in interview by Merv Griffin, from Frank Brady, Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles, Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, NY (1989), page 576.
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Quelle: The Beatles Anthology (2000), p. 120
Kontext: I don't mind people putting us down, because if everybody really liked us, it would be a bore. You've got to have people putting you down. It doesn't give any edge to it if everybody just falls flat on their face saying, "You're great." We enjoy some of the criticisms as well, they're quite funny; some of the clever criticisms, not the ones that don't know anything, but some of the clever ones are quite fun.
— Paulo Coelho, buch By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Quelle: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
„God show me the way, because the Devil's trying to break me down
The only thing that I pray is that my feet don't fail me now
And I don't think there's nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
I wanna talk to God, but I'm afraid 'cause we ain't spoke in so long.“
— Kanye West American rapper, singer and songwriter 1977
Lyrics, The College Dropout (2004)
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Quelle: Think Big (1996), p. 147
„I don't believe God wants every Christian who plays an instrument to try and form a ministry from it. After all, you don't expect a tire salesman to form a ministry with his expertise on tread design as the basis. -Appalachian Melody.“
— Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992
— Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
Quelle: Something Borrowed
— Meg White American musician 1974
Cameron, Keith (March 28, 2003), "The sweetheart deal" http://www.theguardian.com/music/2003/mar/29/artsfeatures.popandrock. The Guardian. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Glass
Quelle: City of Glass
— 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.
„It's so funny being a Christian musician. It always scares me when people think so highly of Christian music, Contemporary Christian music especially. Because I kinda go, I know a lot of us, and we don't know jack about anything. Not that I don't want you to buy our records and come to our concerts. I sure do. But you should come for entertainment. If you really want spiritual nourishment, you should go to church…you should read the Scriptures.“
— Rich Mullins American christian musician 1955 - 1997
Lufkin, Texas http://www.kidbrothers.net/words/concert-transcripts/lufkin-texas-jul1997-full.html (July 19, 1997)
„I sometimes wonder if my requests are legitimate. So I'm honest with God. I say, "Lord, I don't know if I have the right to ask for this. I don't know how I should pray about it. But I hand it over to your now, and if you'll tell me how to pray, I'll pray your way."“
— Bill Hybels American writer 1951
Too Busy Not to Pray (2008, InterVarsity Press)
— Sophie Scholl White Rose member 1921 - 1943
As quoted in At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl (1987) edited by Inge Jens, translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn; also in Voices of the Holocaust : Resistors, Liberation, Understanding (1997) by Lorie Jenkins McElroy
Kontext: I'm still so remote from God that I don't even sense his presence when I pray. Sometimes when I utter God's name, in fact, I feel like sinking into a void. It isn't a frightening or dizzying sensation, it's nothing at all — and that's far more terrible. But prayer is the only remedy for it, and however many devils scurry around inside me, I shall cling to the rope God has thrown me in Jesus Christ, even if my numb hands can no longer feel it.
— Nick Drake British singer-songwriter 1948 - 1974
Time Has Told Me
Song lyrics, Five Leaves Left (1969)
— Paulo Coelho, buch Der Alchimist
Quelle: The Alchemist
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Women's Weekly interview (2006)
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Quelle: The Hunger Games