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creation Quotes

56 of the best book quotes about creation
  1. #1
    “It looked like an experiment gone terribly wrong - something from a nightmare. Part animal, part machine, the Griever rolled and clicked along the stone pathway. Its body resembled a gigantic slug, sparsely covered in hair and glistening with slime, grotesquely pulsating in and out as it breathed. It had no distinguishable head or tail, but front to end it was at least six feet long, four feet thick.”
  2. #2
    “The personality of the artist, at first a cry or a cadence or a mood and then a fluid and lambent narrative, finally refines itself out of existence, impersonalizes itself, so to speak. The esthetic image in the dramatic form is life purified in and reprojected from the human imagination. The mystery of esthetic, like that of material creation, is accomplished. The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.”
  3. #3
    ″ ‘Can it think?’
    ‘Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,’ said the Creator.”
  4. #4
    ″ ‘God,’ said the angel touching his sleeve gently, ‘Get some rest tomorrow...’
    ‘I can’t,’ said God, ‘I’m so close to creating something so close to myself.’ ”
  5. #5
    “Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick...can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger...and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.”
  6. #6
    ″ One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”
  7. #7
    “When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of ‘overtime’ when the angel appeared and said. ‘You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.’ ”
  8. #8
    “The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. ‘It’s too soft’ she sighed.
    ‘But tough!’ said God excitedly. ‘You can imagine what this mother can do or endure.’ ”
  9. #9
    “Your art would follow nature,
    just as a pupil imitates his master;
    ... your art is almost God’s grandchild.”
    author
    Dante
    person
    God
    book
    Inferno
    character
    Virgil
    concepts
    artnaturecreationcreativity
  1. #10
    ″‘How could any Lord have made this world?’ she asked. With her mind she had always seized the fact that there is no reason, order, justice: but suffering, death, the poor. There was no treachery too base for the world to commit; she knew that. No happiness lasted; she knew that.”
  2. #11
    “‘I like music,’ she said slowly, ‘because when I hear it, I . . . I lose myself within myself, if that makes any sense. I become empty and full all at once, and I can feel the whole earth roiling around me. When I play, I’m not . . . for once, I’m not destroying. I’m creating.’”
  3. #12
    “If God had amused himself inventing the lilies of the field, he surely knocked His own socks off with the African parasites.”
  4. #13
    ″‘When I want to take God at his word exactly, I take a peep out the window at Creation. Because that, darling, He makes fresh for us every day without a lot of dubious middle managers.‘”
  5. #14
    “They define virtue thus—that it is a living according to Nature, and think that we are made by God for that end; they believe that a man then follows the dictates of Nature when he pursues or avoids things according to the direction of reason.”
  6. #15
    “Depart from my temple, and cover your heads, and loosen the garments girt around you, and throw behind your backs the bones of your great mother.”
  7. #16
    “At first, the sea, the earth, and the heaven, which covers all things, were the only face of nature throughout the whole universe, which men have named Chaos; a rude and undigested mass, and nothing more than an inert weight, and the discordant atoms of things not harmonizing, heaped together in the same spot.”
  8. #17
    “The Earth received the wild beasts, and the yielding air the birds. But an animated being, more holy than these, more fitted to receive higher faculties, and which could rule over the rest, was still wanting. Then Man was formed.”
  9. #18
    “Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don’t misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence.”

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth book
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Some Bugs book
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Every Color of Light: A Book about the Sky book
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Mrs. Peanuckle's Bug Alphabet book
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Jane Foster's ABC book
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The Nature Girls book
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Mrs. Peanuckle's Bird Alphabet book
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  1. #19
    “But this is an old and everlasting story: what happened in old times with the Stoics still happens today, as soon as ever a philosophy begins to believe in itself. It always creates the world in its own image; it cannot do otherwise; philosophy is this tyrannical impulse itself, the most spiritual Will to Power, the will to “creation of the world,” the will to the causa prima.”
  2. #20
    “The individual human mind. In a child’s power to master the multiplication table there is more sanctity than in all your shouted ‘Amens!‘, ‘Holy, Holies!’ and ‘Hosannahs!’ An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is more of a miracle than any sticks turned to snakes, or the parting of waters!”
  3. #21
    “Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes—what? perhaps a ‘world’?”
  4. #22
    “We are commanded to study His Torah! We are commanded to sit in the light of the Presence! It is for this that we were created! . . . Not the world, but the people of Israel!”
  5. #23
    “A Chinese poet many centuries ago noticed that to re-create something in words is like being alive twice.”
  6. #24
    “You don’t have to test everything to destruction just to see if you made it right.”
  7. #25
    ″Come to know the one who watches the voice, and you will come to know one of the great mysteries of creation.″
  8. #26
    “All that looks like reality to us is dependent on God. There is creation and Creator, nothing more. And creation gets all its meaning and purpose from God.”
  9. #27
    “Your mind was made to know and love God.”
  1. #28
    “The warrior knows that their imagination is not a place to escape but to create.”
  2. #29
    “every time God forgives us, God is saying that God’s own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.”
  3. #30
    “No, I don’t think my conscience would let me support a strike like that. When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.”
  4. #31
    “This Universe the womb is where I plant
    Seed of all lives!”
  5. #32
    “‘Think about it, Cath. That’s what makes a god—or a mother. There’s nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something from yourself.’”
  6. #33
    ″‘You see, friends,’ he said, ‘that before the new, clean world I gave you is seven hours old, a force of evil has already entered it; waked and brought hither by this son of Adam.’ The Beasts, even Strawberry, all turned their eyes on Digory till he felt that he wished the ground would swallow him up. ‘But do not be cast down,’ said Aslan, still speaking to the Beasts. ‘Evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and I will see to it that the worst falls upon myself. In the meantime, let us take such order that for many hundred years yet this shall be a merry land in a merry world. And as Adam’s race has done the harm, Adam’s race shall help to heal it.‘”
  7. #34
    ″‘Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters.‘”
  8. #35
    “A voice had begun to sing. It was very far away and Digory found it hard to decide from what direction it was coming. Sometimes it seemed to come from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them. Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. There was hardly even a tune. But it was, beyond comparison, the most beautiful noise he had ever heard.”
  9. #36
    “Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”

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More Than Balloons book
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The Rag Coat book
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Three Little Words book
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All the Places to Love book
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Spot Loves His Daddy book
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The Trumpet of the Swan book
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Penguin and Pinecone book
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Charlotte and the Rock book
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  1. #37
    “An active life serves the purpose of giving man the opportunity to realize values in creative work.”
  2. #38
    “When matter is put aside, all creation becomes exclusively mental, that’s all.”
  3. #39
    “Nothing divine dies. All good is eternally reproductive. The beauty of nature reforms itself in the mind, and not for barren contemplation, but for new creation.”
  4. #40
    “We’ll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.”
  5. #41
    “The Flying Spaghetti Monster made the platypus because, unlike scientists, He has a sense of humor. It’s an unlikely sign from God--and until someone can prove me wrong, that’s my theory.”
  6. #42
    “Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”
  7. #43
    “The boundaries of your life are merely a creation of the self.”
  8. #44
    Mind is the Maker, for no reason at all, for all this creation, created to fall.”
  9. #45
    ″‘As boyfriends go, Paulie Bleeker is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And I know people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but—I guess normalcy isn’t really our style.‘”
  1. #46
    “In the creative process you do not make choices about what you do not want. You make choices about what you do want.”
  2. #47
    “Creating is no problem - problem solving is not creating.”
  3. #48
    “I’ve never felt that it was anything other than real: discovery rather than invention.”
  4. #49
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
  5. #50
    “Wabi-sabi-ness in no way depends on knowledge of the creator’s background or personality. In fact, it is best if the creator is no distinction, invisible, or anonymous.”
  6. #51
    “Do you lie awake at night to come up with all you witty replies for the following day?”
  7. #52
    “Creating is living doubly . . . Creation is the great mime.”
  8. #53
    “More than sixty years ago, mathematical logicians, by defining precisely the concept of an algorithm, gave content to the ancient human idea of an effective calculation. Their definitions led to the creation of the digital computer, an interesting example of thought bending matter to its ends.”
  9. #54
    “One of the biggest oxymorons is the term ‘self-made’ man or woman. No man or woman ever ‘made’ him- or herself. The psalmist understood this when he wrote, ‘It is [God] who has made us, and not we ourselves’ (Psalm 100:3, NKJV). I also love what he goes on to say at the end of the verse: ‘We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.‘”
  10. #55
    “But Odin and his brothers created the earth, it was they who made Midgard. The sun shone from the south upon the stones of their hall, and the land turned green with growing plant-life.”
  11. #56
    “We must acknowledge that we depend on God and choose to live our life for Him. Even though we are a new creation, we still must decide to live like we are.”
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