Awesome Quotes and Sayings About God
Quotations & Citations:
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
~Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there’s no room left for worry thoughts.
~Howard Chandler Christy
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
~William Ralph Inge
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light.
~Mary Gardiner Brainard
God has no religion.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
God — the John Doe of philosophy and religion.
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.
God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
~Timaeus of Locri
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
God is with you always. Simply turn your face to Him.
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.
Outer fire we need to cook. Inner fire we need to liberate. God’s Fire we need to love.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
~Corrie ten Boom
There is a tendency to see divine intervention in things that happen in the normal course of miracles.
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
God and I have built an immense fire together. We keep each other happy and warm.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders?
The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
If you are bathed
In God’s Forgiveness-Light,
Then no dust of earth
Will be able to cling to you.
I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.
~John Henry Newman
I do not believe in God, for that implies an effort of the will — I see God everywhere!
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
I talk to God but the sky is empty.
Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
~Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.
~Joni Eareckson Tada, The God I Love
How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have been attached to it.
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
Don’t look for God in the sky; look within your own body.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side.
And I call to mankind, Be not curious about God,
For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God,
No array of terms can say how much I am at peace about God, and about death.
I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least…
~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God!
God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man’s hands.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Don’t look for God where He is needed most; if you didn’t bring Him there, He isn’t there.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.
~Alice Walker, The Color Purple
There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart.
Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
~Augustine of Hippo
To put one’s trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not God himself.
~Miguel de Unamuno
God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.
Your mind works very simply: you are either trying to find out what are God’s laws in order to follow them; or you are trying to outsmart Him.
~Martin H. Fischer
Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
When you knock, ask to see God — none of the servants.
~Henry David Thoreau
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. Really.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
God is the perfect poet.
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance.
~Alfred North Whitehead
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
~Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
All are but parts of one stupendous Whole:
Whose Body Nature is, and God the Soul.
~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.
God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
~Jean Paul Richter
You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
I feel most ministers who claim they’ve heard God’s voice are eating too much pizza before they go to bed at night, and it’s really an intestinal disorder, not a revelation.
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“What do you think of God,” the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, “He’s not a think, he’s a feel.”
Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.
~Gordon B. Hinckley
God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.
We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.
~Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
God enters by a private door into each individual.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is ‘no’.
~Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain him.
Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, “God, I love you” and looked to the sky and really meant it. “I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other.” To the children and the innocent it’s all the same.
~Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Let God’s promises shine on your problems.
~Corrie Ten Boom
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence
God’s will is not an itinerary but an attitude.
God’s Final Message to His Creation:
‘We apologize for the inconvenience.”
~Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook
You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?
~Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
~Vincent van Gogh
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.
~Teresa of Avila
The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.
~Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.
~Harry Emerson Fosdick
What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.
~Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.
The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting.
Young man, young man, your arm’s too short to box with God.
~James Weldon Johnson
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
~Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that’s all you need.
Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
~Robert H. Schuller
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.