— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Kontextus: Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
— Kelley Armstrong, könyv The Summoning
Forrás: The Summoning
— Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965
Forrás: Born of Fire
— Alice Walker American author and activist 1944
„God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. Even so, God cannot save them from fools.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
Változat: God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fool
Forrás: 1900s, Our National Parks (1901), chapter 10: The American Forests <!-- Terry Gifford, EWDB, pages 604-605 -->
Kontextus: Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed — chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones. Few that fell trees plant them; nor would planting avail much towards getting back anything like the noble primeval forests. … It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra. Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries … God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools — only Uncle Sam can do that.
— Graham Greene, könyv The Quiet American
Pt. I, ch. 1, pg 15
Forrás: The Quiet American (1955)
„Earth all one tomb lies round me,
Domed with an iron sky:
And God Himself in His power,
God cannot save me! I cry.“
— Francis Turner Palgrave English poet and critic 1824 - 1897
Past and Present
— Michel Petrucciani French jazz pianist 1962 - 1999
Obituary: Michel Petrucciani, The Independent, 8 January 1999.
— Peter Hammill British musician 1948
"This side of the Looking-Glass" on Over (1977)
— Henry Carey English composer and playwright 1687 - 1743
"God Save the King" (1730).
„It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.“
— Nikos Kazantzakis, könyv The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontextus: We do not struggle for ourselves, nor for our race, not even for humanity.
We do not struggle for Earth, nor for ideas. All these are the precious yet provisional stairs of our ascending God, and they crumble away as soon as he steps upon them in his ascent.
In the smallest lightning flash of our lives, we feel all of God treading upon us, and suddenly we understand: if we all desire it intensely, if we organize all the visible and invisible powers of earth and fling them upward, if we all battle together like fellow combatants eternally vigilant — then the Universe might possibly be saved.
It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.
„The root of all evil, if you want to point at it, is politicians that are going to save you and I from terrorists, from illegal immigrants, from drugs. "Elect me, and I'll save you."“
— Gary Johnson American politician, businessman, and 29th Governor of New Mexico 1953
Statement to an Occupy Wall Street protester
„God spoke to me and God told me, "Keep your son,” And I did and he saved my life. My son saved my life. Had I not had my son, I would probably be dead right now.“
— Stacey Dash American actress 1967
EXCLUSIVE: Stacey Dash Says Not Having an Abortion 'Saved' Her Life, Reveals She's Abstaining From Sex Before Marriage http://www.etonline.com/news/190126_stacey_dash_says_not_having_an_abortion_saved_my_life_exclusive/ (June 2, 2016)
„When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values[…].“
— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986
Forrás: The Woman Destroyed
„On all occasions of trial He has saved me. I know that the phrase 'God saved me' has a deeper meaning for me today, and still I feel that I have not yet grasped its entire meaning. Only richer experience can help me to a fuller understanding.
But in all my trials — of a spiritual nature, as a lawyer, in conducting institutions, and in politics — I can say that God saved me. When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee', I experience that help arrives somehow, from I know not where.“
— Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Young India (24 April 1931), p. 274