— Simon Conway Morris British palaeontologist 1951
„The God Delusion by the atheist writer Richard Dawkins, is remarkable in the first place for having achieved some sort of record by selling over a million copies. But what is much more remarkable than that economic achievement is that the contents – or rather lack of contents – of this book show Dawkins himself to have become what he and his fellow secularists typically believe to be an impossibility: namely, a secularist bigot. (Helpfully, my copy of The Oxford Dictionary defines a bigot as ‘an obstinate or intolerant adherent of a point of view’).“
— Simon Conway Morris British palaeontologist 1951
„A less important point which needs to be made in this piece is that although the index of The God Delusion notes six references to Deism it provides no definition of the word ‘deism’. This enables Dawkins in his references to Deism to suggest that Deists are a miscellany of believers in this and that. The truth, which Dawkins ought to have learned before this book went to the printers, is that Deists believe in the existence of a God but not the God of any revelation. In fact the first notable public appearance of the notion of Deism was in the American Revolution.“
— Antony Flew British analytic and evidentialist philosopher 1923 - 2010
Flew's review of The God Delusion
„I don’t know if I’m the right person to be doing jokes about religion; in the past few months, I’ve become religious, I’ve started to believe in god, creationism and intelligent design, and the reason that I now believe in god and creationism and intelligent design is because of Professor Richard Dawkins. Because when I look at something as complex and intricate and beautiful as Professor Richard Dawkins, I don’t think that just could’ve evolved by chance! Professor Richard Dawkins was put there by god to test us, like fossils. And facts.“
— Stewart Lee English stand-up comedian, writer, director and musician 1968
Series 1 Episode 6: "Religion"
— John D. Carmack American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman 1970
Quoted in John Carmack Biography http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Carmack_John.html.
„There's some records that sell millions of copies, that it's really unclear if anybody liked it who was making it, y'know?“
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
„We don't even have copies of the copies of the originals, or copies of the copies of the copies of the originals. What we have are copies made later—much later.“
— Bart D. Ehrman American academic 1955
Context: It is one thing to say that the originals were inspired, but the reality is that we don't have the originals—so saying they were inspired doesn't help me much, unless I can reconstruct the originals. Moreover, the vast majority of Christians for the entire history of the church have not had access to the originals, making their inspiration something of a moot point. Not only do we not have the originals, we don't have the first copies of the originals. We don't even have copies of the copies of the originals, or copies of the copies of the copies of the originals. What we have are copies made later—much later. In most instances, they are copies made many centuries later. And these copies all differ from one another, in many thousands of places. As we will see later in this book, these copies differ from one another in so many places that we don't even know how many differences there are. Possibly it is easiest to put it in comparative terms: there are more differences among our manuscripts than there are words in the New Testament. Introduction
„My sculpture is becoming less representational, less an outward visual copy, and so what some people would call more abstract; but only because I believe in that in this way I can present the human psychological content of my work with the greatest directness and intensity.“
— Henry Moore English artist 1898 - 1986
in Henry Moore on Sculpture, James, Philip, New York: Viking Press, (1967), p. 68
„The funny thing is if in England, you ask a man in the street who the greatest living Darwinian is, he will say Richard Dawkins. And indeed, Dawkins has done a marvelous job of popularizing Darwinism. But Dawkins' basic theory of the gene being the object of evolution is totally non-Darwinian. I would not call him the greatest Darwinian“
— Ernst Mayr German-American Evolutionary Biologist 1904 - 2005
First response to the following remark by EDGE: It seems to me that Darwin is much better known in England than in the United States. Books about Darwin sell well and people debate the subjects. Here in America what passes for intellectual life doesn't necessarily include reading and having an appreciation of Darwin.
„Darwinist thinkers such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett are militant opponents of Christianity.5 Yet their atheism and humanism are versions of Christian concepts. As a defender of Darwinism, Dawkins is committed to the view that humans are like other animal species in being ‘gene machines’ ruled by the laws of natural selection. He asserts nevertheless that humans, uniquely, can defy these natural laws: ‘We, alone on earth, can rebel against the tyranny of the selfish replicators.’ In affirming human uniqueness in this way, Dawkins relies on a Christian world-view.“
— John Gray (philosopher) British philosopher 1948
Post-Apocalypse: After Secularism (pp. 265-6)
„In recent times secularists are increasingly accusing biblical creationists of “child abuse” for teaching creation to children. Now they are going a step further to show their real intolerance is of Christianity in general. The secularists are directly targeting those who teach the gospel message, which includes telling children that they are sinners. I have said for years that the devil has deliberately targeted the book of Genesis, the foundational book of the Bible, because, if he targeted the Cross, the church would quickly respond and defend the gospel of Jesus Christ. But due to the decreasing spiritual state of this nation and increasing intolerance of Christianity, the attacks are becoming more overt against Christianity, and are on the increase.“
— Ken Ham Australian young Earth creationist 1951
"Children's Ministry accused of Psychologically Damaging Children" http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2014/07/16/childrens-ministry-accused-of-psychologically-damaging-children/, Around the World with Ken Ham (July 16, 2014)
„Above all things -- read. Read the great stylists who cannot be copied rather than the successful writers who must not be copied.“
— Ngaio Marsh, Death on the Air and Other Stories
„Secularists like you don’t have to spend sleepless nights over this. I will carry the secular baggage on my broad shoulders.“
— Atal Bihari Vajpayee 10th Prime Minister of India 1924
In reply to question by the correspondent if incidents like the hijack would do irreparable damage to the BJP and his image, the plane flying from Delhi to Lucknow was hijacked quoted in "The truth according to Vajpayee".
„A presentation copy... is a copy of a book whoch does not sell, sent you by the author, with his foolish autograph at the beginning of it; for which, if a stranger, he only demands your friendship; if a brother author, he expects from you a book of yours, which does not sell, in return.“
— Charles Lamb English essayist 1775 - 1834
Popular Fallacies: XI, That We Must Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth.
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
Context: Thus he labors, and loudly they jeer at him; — That is, when they remember he still exists. Who. you ask, is this fellow? — What matter names? He is only a scribbler who is content. "Auctorial Induction"