„I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.“
Source: The Color Purple
— John Hagee American pastor, theologian and saxophonist 1940
Faith under Fire broadcast (September 12, 2005)
„When I live holy, He's pleased with me, and when I don't live holy He's not pleased with me, but whether He's pleased with me or not has nothing to do with my salvation… You think your attempt at living holy entitles you to stay in the family of God. That's a dangerous heresy. You are in the family of God (if you are in the family of God at all) by the grace of God, through faith… My salvation is not dependent on my goodness at all.“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
Dr. Kent Hovind Q&A - Tardigrades Rewrite Evolution Theory - UFOs, Holiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQKnxLzPr7M, Youtube (November 28, 2015)
„I think about God, yes, and I wonder if there is a God. And if there is a God, will God please help me through my hard trips.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
OffBeat interview (2005)
„Let us thus think often that our only business in this life is to please GOD, that perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity“
Variant: Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity.
Source: The Practice of the Presence of God
„I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.“
— Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969
Variant: I think art is the only thing that's spirtual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
Inscription for cards at her husband’s funeral (25 November 1963)
„Nobody sees the same movie. I'm sure there are people who saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and thought "Finally a gay movie about men who really care about each other. Thank God!" That's not what I saw necessarily — but I don't think any two people see the same movie.“
— Kevin Kline American actor 1947
Interview http://www.crankycritic.com/qa/branaghkline.html at CrankyCritic.com
— Ambrose bishop of Milan; one of the four original doctors of the Church 339 - 397
De fide, I, 5, 42.
„I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."“
— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
"Knowing What's Nice", an essay from In These Times (2003)
„You know when it comes to racism, people say: " I don't care if they're black, white, purple or green"… Ooh hold on now: Purple or Green? You gotta draw the line somewhere! To hell with purple people!“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Unless they're suffocating - then help'em.
Just For Laughs: On The Edge - 2002
Source: A Prayer for Owen Meany
„I don't really care what a public figure thinks. I care about what he does. Let God probe his inner heart.“
— Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950 - 2018
1990s, 1999, Nixon on the Couch (1999)
„So please don't think I have a 'down' on the MVS people. I'm just pulling off their arms to beat other people over the head with.“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
Usenet postings, 1998
„The name of the new religion,” said Rumfoord, “is The Church of God the Utterly Indifferent.
“The flag of that church will be blue and gold,” said Rumfoord. “These words will be written on that flag in gold letters on a blue field: Take Care of the People, and God Almighty Will Take Care of Himself.
“The two chief teachings of this religion are these,” said Rumfoord: “Puny man can do nothing at all to help or please God Almighty, and Luck is not the hand of God.“
Source: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Chapter 7 “Victory” (p. 180)