Quotation Explorer - 'Atheist'

By the time I had complete my 22nd year, I was a new man - an atheist. - Béla Bartók
You'll be pleased to hear, Christopher, that I am no longer a Muslim liberal but an atheist [....] I find that it obviates the necessity for any cognitive dissonance. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I liked making people laugh, and I decided I was an atheist early on. My Dad was all right with that. We argued about it all the time, but it was good-natured. He was the most open-minded human being I've ever known. - Dave Barry
If by some bizarre chance there turns out to be a god [...], I'm willing to bet he's an atheist too. - Salman Rushdie
Atheist’s denial of God’s existence needs just as much substantiation as does the theist’s claim; the atheist must give plausible reasons for rejecting God’s existence. - Paul Copan
Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook. - Ronald Reagan
An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident. - Francis G. Thompson
I am an atheist but I promise whenever there is complete freedom of religion I would worship you as my private and individual God. - M.F. Moonzajer
I am an atheist and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people. - Katharine Hepburn
A dead atheist is someone who's all dressed up with no place to go.
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?" - Quentin Crisp
I'm the world's least happy atheist. I miss having religious faith, but trying to have it seems like trying to be in love with someone that you're not in love with. - Lisa Williams
In a society where women are truly equal to men, a kid bred by a theist mother and an atheist father is born an agnostic. In a patriarchal society, the kid is automatically an atheist. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The depressed person is a radical, sullen atheist. - Julia Kristeva
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at. - Terry Pratchett
I am an atheist, myself. A simple faith, but a great comfort to me, in these last days. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Well, I myself am a 100% atheist. And I am increasingly worried that the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, which dominates our entire life, is assuming a more and more religious character. - Uri Avnery
I am also atheist or agnostic (I don't even know the difference). I've never been to church and prefer to think for myself. - Steve Wozniak
I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic. - Woody Allen
If the creation of the Universe was left up to a atheist, we would still have nothing. - Josko J. Sestan
You can be an atheist three seasons out of the year, but not during spring. Spring makes it mandatory to believe in a Divine Creator. - Toni Sorenson
I often asked Laplace what he thought of God. He owned that he was an atheist. - Napoléon Bonaparte
You call yourself an Atheist because you don’t believe in the supernatural. But one thing you do not realize is that your unbelief in the supernatural is a belief in its own nature. - King Samuel Benson
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately. - Scott Adams
Now I have to say I'm a complete atheist, I have no religious views myself and no spiritual views, except very watered down humanistic spiritual views, and consciousness is just a fact of life, it's a natural fact of life. - David J. Chalmers
The surname of an atheist is compound unfortunate plus being, therefore unfortunate-beings, making all atheists unfortunate beings because human beings are created by God and not products of big bang atoms undergoing evolution. - S. E. Entsua-Mensah
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief. - Franklin P. Jones
New Atheism simplicity is the byproduct of collective groupthink, and the internalization of self-congratulatory jingoistic clichés and generalizations. They know because they know, and there's no reasoning with someone who knows."- The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists - CJ Werleman
Intellect, at its best, can make you agnostic. Being theist or atheist is still a matter of choice. - Raheel Farooq
The reason I could never be an atheist is because when they get together they have literally nothing to talk about. - R. Joseph Hoffmann
I am an atheist, a rationalist and a humanist. - Pierre Berton
Ignorance is sacred and im an atheist. - Xristos Grigore
[From a New York Times biography from May 27, 2010 entitled Introduction to 's 'The Second Sex']Beauvoir herself was as devout an atheist as she had once been a Catholic, and she dismisses religions even when they worship a goddess as the inventions of men to perpetuate their dominion. - Simone de Beauvoir
I told my kids I just want three words on my tombstone, if I have one. I'll probably be cremated. One is "woman." I'm very comfortable in that role. I've loved being a woman, I've loved being a mother, I've loved being a grandmother. I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Us atheist people, we believe we have to act properly and honestly for a moral principle and not because we expect an award in Paradise. - Margherita Hack
I was brought up Catholic. I'm lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I'm an atheist. - Paul Bettany
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. - Abraham Lincoln
People consider Islam as the best religion of world; I wonder if best of them is that much worse, I am really proud of being an Atheist. - M.F. Moonzajer
The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not. - Eric Hoffer
A long time ago I learned that an atheist and a believer trying to have a discussion about God and religion is like shooting the breeze and having it shoot back. - T. K. Decker
Scientific understanding of nature, doesn't make a person religious or atheist. I​t makes a person liberated of all labels. Moreover it makes a person kind and understanding. - Abhijit Naskar
I am not religious in any sense; in fact, I consider myself an atheist. - Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar
I am an atheist and I consider religions to be a form of collective neurosis. I am not an enemy of the Catholics, as I am not an enemy of the tuberculars, the myopic or the paralytics; you cannot be an enemy of the sick, only their good friend in order to help them cure themselves. - Diego Rivera
Our atheist thoughts go out to his family following their loss. - Brian Spellman
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
ATHEIST is really a thoroughly honest, unambiguous term, it admits of no paltering and no evasion, and the need of the world, now as ever, is for clear-cut issues and unambiguous speech. - Chapman Cohen
Communist until you get rich. Feminist until you get married. Atheist until the airplane starts falling. - juanda brahma metta
I'm still an atheist, thank God. - Luis Bunuel
I was hated, you know. I made no secret of the fact that I was an atheist. People told me there are no atheists in fox holes. That's nonsense. [interview promoting Marching as to War (2002)] - Pierre Berton
...I am not, however, militant in my atheism. The great English theoretical physicist is a militant atheist. I suppose he is interested in arguing about the existence of God. I am not. It was once quipped that there is no God and Dirac is his prophet. Linus Pauling - Paul Dirac
[On David Hume]Although he never admitted to being an atheist as such, he was clearly and unquestionably the most vividly elegant skeptic of them all. - Jonathan Miller
I'm an atheist, and I don't have any belief in an afterlife. You could say that I'm resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is it. And having hit 60, it's a good time to get resigned to these things and not be too nervous or upset - and enjoy what great times one can have. - David Gilmour
I'm a born-again atheist. - Gore Vidal
My name is , and I'm an Arkansas Razorback. My father is a Jew from Little Rock, Ark., my mother was a Christian from Harrison, Ark., and somehow I'm an atheist now living in L.A. I am a Razorback living in the Razorback diaspora. - Matt Besser
I think only an idiot can be an atheist. We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place. - Christian B. Anfinsen
I'm probably 20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic. I don't think anyone really knows. You'll either find out or not when you get there, until then there's no point thinking about it. - Brad Pitt
I received your letter of June 10th. I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me. From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist. - Albert Einstein
I pity the atheist, for he can never fully appreciate a sinful pleasure. - James Rozoff
The atheist suicide bomber is unfaithfully committed to his mission - Dean Cavanagh
My question to the atheist is, do you want an atheist world or a peaceful world? And to the believer, do you want a religious world or a peaceful world? Religious orientation doesn't define peace, but the answer here may define one's true nature. - Abhijit Naskar
The atheist staring from his attic window is often nearer to God than the believer caught up in his own false image of God. - Martin Buber
The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank.
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays. - Henny Youngman
At the core of the heart of an atheist is a heart that doesn't deny the existence, sovereignty and power of God but it chooses deliberately not to believe it for a long while. - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
I am an atheist, but as far as blowing up the world in a nuclear war goes, I tell them not to worry. - Fred Hoyle
I'm kind of an evangelical atheist. - Brian Eno
The power of belief of an atheist towards God is proportional to the chances of worse unfortunate events. - Shihab Kazi
An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said.An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
I am a religious by the heart, but an atheist by the mind. - M.F. Moonzajer
An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid. - Carl Sagan
An atheist is a person who has nobody to blame when he screws up. - Fakeer Ishavardas
An atheist who is a statist is just another theist. - Stefan Molyneux
I’m an atheist and I thank God for it. - George Bernard Shaw
I was brought up Christian, then I was agnostic and then I realized I was atheist... This movie [Agora] is about fundamentalism and hate. - Alejandro Amenábar
You don’t so much as become an atheist as find out that’s what you are. There’s no moment of conversion. You don’t suddenly think ‘I don’t believe this anymore.’ You essentially find you don’t believe it. - Christopher Hitchens
The Theist tells us that the truth is god exists,the Atheist tells us that the truth is there is no god,while the truth tells us we don't know. - Kodai Okuda
End the eternal battle of beliefs once and for all. If you are a believer, love your fellow non-believer for all the good things he or she has to offer. And if you are an atheist, then love your fellow believer for all the positivity he or she possesses. - Abhijit Naskar
I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation. - Daniel Radcliffe
People say it is impossible to get out of stupidity; well, I was born religious and here I am an atheist. - M.F. Moonzajer
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. - John Buchan
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition. - Woody Allen
A Christian telling an atheist they're going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they're not getting any presents from Santa. - Ricky Gervais
The most frustrating thing about our doctrine in the modern church is that the unbelievers who have never been to church, the agnostics, those who are out rightly atheist, don’t have to fight with whether they are supposed to dominate the earth or not, they just go ahead and do it - Sunday Adelaja
The superstitious man wishes he did not believe in gods, as the atheist does not, but fears to disbelieve in them. - Plutarch
...if you ask me whether or not I'm an atheist, I wouldn't even answer. I would first want an explanation of what it is that I'm supposed not to believe in, and I've never seen an explanation. - Noam Chomsky
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he'd rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don't seem so bad lately. - Scott Adams
You are an atheist if you do not believe in yourself - Swaraj Priyadarshi
She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist. - Jean-Paul Sartre
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