We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Deity Quotes from John Henrik Clarke, Ambrose Bierce, Caroline Rhea, Barbara Ehrenreich, Mel Gibson. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Anytime someone says your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you once more believe in your own concept of the ‘deity.’
Bacchus, n.: A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.
I’m very impressed by St. Patrick’s. Another deity to me is definitely Saks Fifth Avenue. Someone told me that when they go to Vermont, they feel like they’re home. I’m that way at Saks.
The religions that fascinate me and, you know, could possibly tempt me are not the ones that involve faith or belief. They’re the ones that offer you the opportunity to know the spirit or deity.
There has to be some kind of order and some moral code. I don’t know how people can function without a belief in a deity.
Perhaps this is one of the last remaining strands of my Catholic upbringing, but to me the word ‘worship’ means absolute unquestioning affirmation of the authority of the deity. I’ll not have that in my life. If you are wise, neither will you.
I want some fact-based evidence about where we came from. Things we consider mysterious need not be attributed to a deity.
Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.
Seven is the magic figure, because that’s a symbolic figure of my favorite deity, Ogun.
The hypothesis of matter’s being at first evenly spread through the heavens is, in my opinion, inconsistent with the hypothesis of innate gravity without a supernatural power to reconcile them, and therefore, it infers a deity.
I used to sleep with a little Ganesha under my pillow as a child; he was my favourite deity.
In Kolkata is a temple where the deity worshipped is Amitabh Bachchan. The daily aarti is performed to the chanting of the Amitabh Chaleesa. And people still ask, ‘Could our mythological heroes be based on actual people who once lived?’
In Hinduism, Shiva is a deity who represents transformation. Through destruction and restoration, Shiva reminds us that endings are beginnings, and that our world is constantly undergoing a cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
As I toiled up the Mount of Olives, in the very footsteps of Christ, panting with the heat and the difficult ascent, I found it utterly impossible to conceive that the Deity, in human form, had walked there before me.
Space, and space again, is the infinite deity which surrounds us and in which we are ourselves contained.
For the most part, my characters don’t talk to me. I like to lord over them like some kind of benevolent deity. And, for the most part, my characters go along with it. I write intense character sketches and long, play-like conversations between me and them, but they stay out of the book writing itself.
Becoming is the mode of activity of the uncreate deity.
We all celebrate Ganpati festival with a lot of love and care for the deity, but we also need to take care of the environment.
That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity.
I have always been fascinated by Krishna, the Indian deity.
The proper study of mankind is man in his relation to his deity.
Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.
We have been educated into believing someone else’s concept of the deity, and someone else’s standard of beauty. You have the right to practice any religion and politics in a way that best suits your freedom, your dignity, and your understanding. And once you do that, you don’t apologize.
Marley is someone before his time, man. He’s – he’s almost – he’s like a deity, like almost, you know what I mean? I just talk about what’s going on, but of course, you know, Bob, before rappers, was already laying that kind of thing down.
Like ‘God’s Not Dead,’ the fundamentalist Christian movie that has become a popular hit, ‘Transcendence’ is essentially a dramatized debate. And as ‘God’s Not Dead’ stacks the rhetorical cards for the Deity’s existence, the Pfister film eventually hangs back with the Luddites.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
‘God’ is a relative word and has a respect to servants, and ‘Deity’ is the dominion of God, not over his own body, as those imagine who fancy God to be the soul of the world, but over servants.
My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.
In any other context, ‘icing’ is a great and exciting word: The proverbial icing on the cake, for instance, is a bonus – a wonderful thing on top of another wonderful thing. But in hockey, icing merely results in the referee’s raising his right hand, as if swearing an oath to the deity of downtime.
Well, for one thing, in the tradition of Zen that I’ve practiced, there is no prayerful worship and there is no affirmation of a deity.
A belief in God is vitally important, not just in show business, but stability in life. You know, to recognize deity is the most important thing that you can do. I mean, it comes to the Ten Commandments. They weren’t ten suggestions. They were Ten Commandments.
As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity, the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification.
Dog – a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship.
To pray is to have a conversation with Deity. This sacred and supernal communication with Heavenly Father is a divine and delicate process. This crucial communication should be conducted with great care and in compliance with sacred counsel.
Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.
‘Deity’ will be a compelling and exciting thriller with complex and interesting characters. A neo-realistic style to story and images will take the audience deep into Calcutta’s many different levels. A fascinating clash between American and Indian culture.
The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion, and dethrones the national deity.
Irreverence not only shows disrespect to Deity but also makes it hard for the Spirit to teach us the things we need to know.
Governance in India comes in the iron-clad armour of bureaucracy. Anyone in uniform considers it his or her right that we regard them as some sort of deity.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
The writer must be a transcendent, not immanent, deity.
We don’t have a solid theory of how the universe originated, but that doesn’t mean we have to invoke a deity.
I am not insulted by billions of Christians, Muslims and Jews believing there is a God and praying to this nonexistent deity on a regular basis.
The ‘economy’ became a god such as never before, and a happy, successful society was one that could please this god – sometimes by sacrificing beautiful things – to keep the deity from getting angry and harming the people by withdrawing favours.
Venus, ancient goddess of love and beauty, is an apparently irrelevant, invented deity of the long dead. But Venus merits scrutiny. Chart her life story across 5,000 years and you chart the evolution of our conflicted relationship with sex and with the female body.