— Wally Lamb, book I Know This Much Is True
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Jeet Kune Do (1997), Part 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
„The best among our writers are doing their accustomed work of mirroring what is deep in the spirit of our time; if chaos appears in those mirrors, we must have faith that in the future, as always in the past, that chaos will slowly reveal itself as a new aspect of order.“
— Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic
A Voice from the Attic (1960)
— Jerry Coyne American biologist 1949
" Don McLeroy leaves creationist comment: evolution can’t explain “biochemical complexity” http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/don-mcleroy-leaves-creationist-comment-evolution-cant-explain-biochemical-complexity/" January 30, 2013
„It is a mysterious thing, the loss of faith-as mysterious as faith itself. Like faith, it is ultimately not rooted in logic; it is a change in the climate of the mind.“
— George Orwell, A Clergyman's Daughter
A Clergyman's Daughter, Ch. 5
— Gilbert Highet British academic 1906 - 1978
Context: These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice, as inaudible as the streams of sound conveyed by electric waves beyond the range of our hearing; and just as the touch of button on our stereo will fill the room with music, so by opening one of these volumes, one can call into range a voice far distant in time and space, and hear it speaking, mind to mind, heart to heart. The Immortal Profession: The Joys of Teaching and Learning (1976)
„Make us mindful of Thy mercies in the past, and faithful to the memories and traditions of truth and justice, of religion and patriotism, in those that have gone before us.“
— William Croswell Doane American bishop 1832 - 1913
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 426.
„Baladitya understands that in addition to being foreign territory the past is, as history, a hall of mirrors that reflect the needs of souls observing from the present. Absolute fact serves the hungers of only a few disconnected people. Symbol and faith serve the rest.“
— Glen Cook, Soldiers Live
Soldiers Live (2000), Chapter 12, “Glittering Stone: Steadfast Guardian” (p. 401)
„It is not simply a theological treatise, a code of laws, a religious homily, but the Bible — the book — while the only book for the soul, the best book for the mind.“
— Herrick Johnson American clergyman 1832 - 1913
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 29.
— Sören Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening