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creation Quotes

12 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
    “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
    natureArtCreativitycreation
  3. #3
    “If God had amused himself inventing the lilies of the field, he surely knocked His own socks off with the African parasites.”
  4. #4
    ″‘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. #5
    “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. #6
    “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.”
  7. #7
    “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.”
  8. #8
    “Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes—what? perhaps a ‘world’?”
  9. #9
    “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!”
  10. #10
    “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.”
  11. #11
    “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.”
  12. #12
    “An active life serves the purpose of giving man the opportunity to realize values in creative work.”
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