Creation Quotes

God's first creature, which was light. - Francis Bacon


Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all. - L. A. Coulson


when god decided to invent everything he took one reath bigger than a circustent and everything began - E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings


Thou didst create the night, but I made the lamp. Thou didst create clay, but I made the cup. Thou didst create the deserts, mountains and forests, I produced the orchards, gardens and groves. It is I who made the glass out of stone, and it is I who turn a poison into an antidote. - Sir Muhammad Iqbal


There are innumerable questions to which the inquisitive mind can in this state receive no answer: Why do you and I exist? Why was this world created? Since it was to be created, why was it not created sooner? - Samuel Johnson


God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days. - Christopher Morley


This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. - Sir Isaac Newton


None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet. - Torquato Tasso


Why was the human race created? Or at least why wasn't something creditable created in place of it? God had His opportunity. He could have made a reputation. But no, He must commit this grotesque folly -- a lark which must have cost Him a regret or two when He came to think it over and observe effects. - Mark Twain


Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. - Geri Weitzman


If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler. - Alfonso X


The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. - John Ruskin


The revilement of the infinite in the finite, which is the motive of all creation, is not seen in its perfection in the starry heavens, in the beauty of the flowers. It is in the soul of man. - Sir Rabindranath Tagore


Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. - Edgar Allan Poe


The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life. - Albert Pike


Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton


It was a joke, okay? If we thought it would actually be used, we wouldn't have written it! (on the creation of the BLINK tag in HTML) - Mark L. Andreessen


The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. - Charles Dickens


You know, that a blank wall is an appalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum, a canvas, a piece of film, or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something, that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you. - Edward Steichen


What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world. - Albert Einstein


Jehovah created the earth and therefore it is his by right of creation.-Joseph Franklin Rutherford


A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.-John Desmond Bernal


Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation, or is he real? These questions have exercised many great minds and have been the dominant issue in New Testament studies during this century.-John Clayton


Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.-Haley Barbour


This republic represents the greatest basis for that universal socialist order, the creation of which is at the present time the historic task of the International Proletariat.-Karl Liebknecht


I'm not so sure that younger people today really appreciate the enormous bravery that went into the creation and production of that film, or how important a film at the time it really was.-Rod Steiger


In loving his own productive, generative, generous love, God loves all those ways in which that love can be realised in creation.-Rowan D. Williams


We believe that it is very important that we have hopefully averted what would have been the most substantial headwind of all, which is a default for the first time in our history, and that that will contribute to a more positive environment that we hope will allow for greater growth and job creation.-Jay Carney


They sent me the script and I thought that there was something very appealing and funny about it. Also, I was familiar with Mike Myers' work in Saturday Night Live, but I did not know the extent to which he would make this creation.-Michael York


Any creator owes a debt to past creation.-Lukas Foss


And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation of a socialist republic which will give each region the right to construct its life in accordance with its economic possibilities and political preponderance.-Frederica Montseny


There is but little room for doubt that Egypt led the way in the creation of the earliest known group of civilizations which arose on both sides of the land bridge between Africa and Eurasia in the fourth millennium B.C.-James H. Breasted


Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history.-John Bruton


Providing tax relief and reducing regulations leads to job creation and new economic opportunities for our small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.-Cathy McMorris


With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity.-Nick Lampson


What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation and development of a human fetus for the purposes of later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs.-Nathan Deal


If you look at the publishers I've worked with, generally, they're a great bunch. Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of. The people I've worked with have integrity and intelligence and, almost always, less money than ideas.-Peter Sotos


To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.-Matthew Fox


Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity.-Thad Cochran


But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we're called upon to defend both life and liberty - God's blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation.-Sonny Perdue


But in its final creation it was not the part of the Father's power to fail as though exhausted. It was not the part of His wisdom to waver in a needful matter through poverty of counsel.-Giovanni Pico della Mirandola


"Work and wait", "work and wait" is what God says to us in creation.-J. G. Holland


If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.-William Bartram


A photo is a creation.-Eva Herzigova


Let God and all his creation teach you what your sins are.-Johannes Tauler


From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.-James Jeans


Of course, I have Gene Roddenberry to thank for the creation of Barclay.-Dwight Schultz


Following the creation concept that creation processes differed from preservation processes, it is suggested that God endowed each created kind, at the time of its creation, with potential for vast variety.-Walter Lang


Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation.-Walter Lang


But, when Scripture makes a clear distinction between the act of creation and the process of preservation, we cannot accept the idea of a progressive creation process.-Walter Lang


It seems we will continue to have problems with this classification and it may be because it comes under the heading of creation rather than preservation.-Walter Lang


There are also scientific problems with the concept that each of the creation days was a long period of time.-Walter Lang


All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man!-Robert Musil


I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial contributions of black Americans and other minorities to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.-Strom Thurmond


Three years ago the Government announced the creation of Reconciliation Place, and said that it would include a memorial to those removed from their families. However, they refused to include any of those who were removed in the design of their own memorial.-Malcolm Fraser


Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television, the amount of creation and inventing that went into the TV shows was non stop and, unknown to me, a great strain.-Paul Daniels


The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.-Konstantin Stanislavisky


The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?-William Temple


It's all about creation and surprise. It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. You have to water flowers. These peaks will come again.-Sonny Rollins


Houses mean a creation, something new, a shelter freed from the idea of a cave.-Stephen Gardiner


Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.-May Sarton


The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.-Albert Pike


One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.-Albert Pike


It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector... and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good.-Michele Bachmann


Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.-River Phoenix


While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration.-Barney Frank


That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.-Emanuel Swedenborg


Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.-Emeril Lagasse


No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.-Mason Cooley


I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.-John Polkinghorne


Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.-John Polkinghorne


However, as the Eastern churches have always maintained, through Christ creation is intended eventually to share in the life of God, the life of divine nature.-John Polkinghorne


I think it's very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation.-John Polkinghorne


Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story.-John Polkinghorne


Thus the creation, which seems an arbitrary act, supposes laws as invariable as those of the fatality of the Atheists. It would be absurd to say that the Creator might govern the world without those rules, since without them it could not subsist.-Charles de Secondat


Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God.-Story Musgrave


A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.-Alain Badiou


Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself.-Kenzo Tange


Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.-Noam Chomsky


The arms race is worse than it ever was, the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was, the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.-Daniel Berrigan

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