Quotes About The Gods

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Quotes About The Gods

The gods, after all, are only human, and once their rage has been placated they are perfectly capable of acts of mercy and grace.
— Thomas M. Disch —

Prometheus, thief of light, giver of light, bound by the gods, must have been a book.

— Mark Z. Danielewski

Heroes in fact die with one's youth. They are pinned like butterflies to the setting board of early memories-the time when skies were always blue, the sun shone and the air was filled with the sounds and scents of grass being cut. I find myself still as desperate to read the Sussex score in the stop-press as ever I was; but I no longer worship heroes, beings for whom the ordinary scales of human values are inadequate. One learns that as one grows up, so do the gods grow down. It is in many ways a pity: for one had thought that heroes had no problems of their own. Now one knows different!

— Alan Ross

I'm Carter Kane-part-time high school freshman, part-time magician, full-time worrier about all the Egyptian gods and monsters who are constantly trying to kill me.
Okay, that last part is an exaggeration. Not all the gods want me dead. Just a lot of them.

— Rick Riordan

Enoch's dumbfounded stare focused on Gabriel, until Uriel spoke. Uriel said to Enoch, "Elohim is the true and living God, the Creator of the universe. He has chosen you as his representative to proclaim judgment upon the gods and upon their giant progeny, the Nephilim." "You call that subtle?" muttered Gabriel under his breath. "More lyrical than you will ever be," quipped Uriel. He turned back to Enoch. "Terror is about to break out on all the land, and Elohim has commissioned you to reject the gods of Shinar and become his prophet.

— Brian Godawa

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.

— Plotinus

Gods should be iridescent, like the rainbow in the storm. Man creates a God in his own image, and the gods grow old along with the men that made them ... But the god-stuff roars eternally, like the sea, with too vast a sound to be heard.

— D.H. Lawrence

I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.

— Laurence Olivier

In the darkness all the gods were strangers.

— George R.R. Martin

The gods of the Greeks were like helpless children compared to humankind today and the powers we now wield.

— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

As the saying goes, behind every great man is an even greater woman. I guess playing Hera [in Wonder Woman] means that I'm, well, not only Queen of the Gods, I'm better than he is!

— Marg Helgenberger

For who shall defile the temples of the ancient gods, a cruel and violent death shall be his fate, and never shall his soul find rest unto eternity. Such is the curse of Amon-Ra, king of all the gods.

— Griffin Jay

If you have a good spine, the gods will chase you. Nobody has psychological or emotional problems, everyone has a bad spine.

— Bikram Choudhury

The gods, after all, are only human, and once their rage has been placated they are perfectly capable of acts of mercy and grace.

— Thomas M. Disch

Whether the gods are inside or outside makes very little difference to whether there are gods.

— Jordan Peterson

Fear made the gods; audacity has made kings.
[Fr., La crainte fit les dieux; l'audace a fait les rois.]

— Prosper Jolyot De Crebillon

The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men.

— Homer

You are given the gifts of the gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs.

— Jane Roberts

Of all the Gods, Love is the best friend of humankind, the helper and healer of all ills that stand in the way of human happiness.

— Plato

When men hate or blame you, or say hurtful things about you, look deeply into their hearts and see what kind of men they are. You'll see how unnecessary it is to strain after their good opinion. Yet you must still think kindly of them. they are your neighbors. The gods help them as they do you, by dreams and oracles, to win their hearts' desires.

— Marcus Aurelius

The gods being always close to men perceive those who afflict others with unjust devices and do not fear the wrath of heaven.

— Hesiod

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