Quotes and Sayings about Creation



"Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Poetry, Work, Creation, Mind, Poets, Production)

"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Men, Creation, Fight, Force, Originality, Spirit)

"One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Creation)

"As one who has often felt this need, and who has found refreshment in wild places, I attest to the recreational value of wilderness."
- George Aiken
(Related: Value, Wilderness)

"I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration - which meant I wasn't going to get a real job - so I started doing a little standup."
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Related: College, Comedy, Job, Recreation)

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

"Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Creation, Style, Will)

"I think men are a beautiful creation."
- Krista Allen
(Related: Men, Creation)

"The magic of creation has always fascinated me."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Creation, Magic)

"Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Recreation, Rivers, Wildlife)

"The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Creation, Efficiency, May, Providence)

"Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object."
- William Ames
(Related: Action, Creation)

"I've also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it's essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Boys, Girls, Now, Recreation, Years)

"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: God, Creation)

"When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or a French painter? It does not matter, he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him. He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place for him to sell his creation."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Creation, Paris)

"For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Power, Creation, Literature, Man)

"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Being, Night, Sound)

"Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

"Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Intelligence, Children, Creation)

"This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

"I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

"We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Harmony, Obligation)

"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Creation, Desire, Man)

"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
(Related: Wealth, Creation, Fun, Want)

"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
(Related: Truth, Development, Creation, Humanity, Interest, Order)

"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Society, Creation, Man, Nothing)

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit."
- Stefan Banach
(Related: Creation, Mathematics, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Leadership, Creation, Job)

"We made a good start toward preserving recreational areas like the Chattahoochee River."
- Roy Barnes
"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
(Related: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

"This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second."
- Edward Bellamy
(Related: Life, First, Necessity, Recreation)

"There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one. It's called procreation, and it is reborn, continually and forever."
- Dirk Benedict
"Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Destruction, Ecstasy, Living)

"Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Life, Creation, Feeling, Joy)

"If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Creation, World)

"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
(Related: Art, Creation, Future, May, Now, Research, Sexuality, Will)

"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
(Related: Creation, Earth, Military, Race)

"A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Act, Creation)

"Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

"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
(Related: Creation, Doubt, Land)

"Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Wisdom, Beauty, God, Creation)

"Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Creation, Thinking)

"Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

"Consciousness is the glory of creation."
- James Broughton
(Related: Consciousness, Creation, Glory)

"It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation."
- Earle Brown
(Related: Time, People, Optimism, Creation, Generosity, Reflection)

"There is no music that can't be used politically, but the motives behind the creation of that music can be non-political."
- Earle Brown
(Related: Music, Creation, Motives)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Education, Life, Goal, Amusement, Eyes, Recreation, Vocation)

"Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history."
- John Bruton
(Related: History, Peace, Creation, Europe)

"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Art, Religion, Creation, Man, Theory)

"Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Idea, Possibility, Authority, Being, Creation, Sense)

"The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Creation, Originality, Relationships, Words)

"The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Advertising, Creation, Relationships, Words)

"I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Boss, Advertising, Creation, Trying)

"And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation."
- Robert Burns
(Related: Creation)

"Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Creation, Culture, Freedom, Future, Jungle)

"Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

"Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Bureaucracy, Creation, Open, Responsibility)

"It's not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons. It's just what I've been hired to do."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Recreation)

"For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Creation, Fact)

"If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Truth, Creation)

"For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

"Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation."
- Lewis Cass
(Related: God, Animals, Boredom, Creation, Day)

"Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Achievement, Creation, Desire, Measure)

"I've always had an obligation to creation, above all."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Creation, Obligation)

"The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Recreation)

"Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Creation, Duty, Limits)

"I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Men, American, Friends, Fun, Games, Old, Recreation, Soccer, Weekend)

"If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Country, Language, Media, Present, Will)

"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
(Related: Creation, Language, Laws, Principles, Words)

"A creation needs not only subjectivity, but also objectivity."
- Stephen Chow
(Related: Creation, Needs)

"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Creation, Fault)

"Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone."
- Adrienne Clarkson
(Related: Society, Creation, Will)

"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
(Related: Creation, New testament, Questions, Worship)

"In particular, the emerging call from our nation's evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: God, Creation, Nation)

"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
(Related: Control, Growth, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, President, Right)

"You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they're your weird creations in some kind of way. I don't even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It's just absurd."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Love, Sense)

"As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Thought, Development, Creation, Fiction, Intellect, Intuition, Invention, Will)

"I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Drugs, Free speech, Information, Privacy)

"No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Chaos, Creation, Kitchen)

"It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind... we're in it together."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Artist, Brotherhood, Creation, Fact, Joy)

"In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Future, Will)

"To destroy is always the first step in any creation."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Creation, First)

"Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!"
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Fear, Affection, Influence, Man, Today, Will, Youth)

"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
(Related: Work, Creation, Majority, Television)

"Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Acting, Creation, Trade, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Development, Creation, Killing, Research)

"Creation is a drug I can't do without."
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Related: Creation)

"And I have to credit David Jacobs with the opportunities he gave me. He was totally into sharing the creation of characters. David put together a show that told the story of people over many years' time and that was greatly enjoyable. Though nowadays that is frowned upon."
- William Devane
(Related: Time, People, Creation, Credit, Sharing, Years)

"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
(Related: Creation, Difference)

"Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Love, Death, Life, Creation)

"Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between their recreational musings and their professional work. I don't make that distinction very much."
- Whitfield Diffie
(Related: Work, People)

"Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Education, Habit, Creation, Thinking)

"Ideas are the root of creation."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Ideas, Creation)

"Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation."
- Denzil Douglas
(Related: People, Creation, Years)

"I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself."
- Hugh Downs
(Related: Thought, Creation, Man, Old)

"A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: People, Creation, Earth, Ego, Expression, Universe, Want)

"I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives."
- Raoul Dufy
(Related: Creation, Laws)

"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Power, Music, Alcohol, Being, Creation, Illusion, Man, Painting, Woman)

"If God gave the soul his whole creation she would not be filled thereby but only with himself."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: God, Soul, Creation)

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: God, Creation, Reflection)

"Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Benefits, Causes, Creation, Globalization, Job, Manufacturing, Productivity, Unemployment)

"Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: History, Creation, Prayer)

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Creation)

"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Art, Beauty, Love, Creation, Taste)

"And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools. We ought to expand choices for parents."
- John Engler
(Related: Choices, Creation, Parents, Public, Schools)

"My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Mother, Cooking)

"The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Artists, Events, Names)

"As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Creation, Exhaustion, Expression)

"We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Creation, Praise)

"But ours was intended to be a citizen government. It is what of, by and for the people means. And when our most important issue in California is the creation of jobs, I think it's quite helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate or in the governor's seat who actually knows where jobs come from."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Government, People, Creation, Jobs, Senate)

"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Work, God, Artist, Creation, Sense)

"For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Example, Golf, Wildlife, World)

"Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can't help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won't want to worry."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Work, Exercise, Help, Recreation, Sleep, Want, Worry)

"Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Creation, Criticism)

"Any creator owes a debt to past creation."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Creation, Debt, Past)

"Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment."
- Judith Ellen Foster
(Related: Action, Creation, Party, Popular, Sentiment)

"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
(Related: Science, People, Creation, Culture, Possibilities, Spiritual, Spirituality, Study, Tradition)

"Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Time, Creation, Future, Past, Present, Space)

"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
(Related: Experience, April, Creation, Fact, Job, Jobs)

"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
(Related: Design, Government, Creation, Years)

"At first, I am giving energy to the creation, but later the creation seems to be giving energy to me."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Creation, Energy, First, Giving)

"The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Choice, Choices, Creation, Results, Want)

"The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Art, Science, Creation)

"Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Experience, Creation, Garden, Insult, Taste, Temperance, Wickedness)

"I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Creation, Lust, Man, Race, Will, Woman)

"Houses mean a creation, something new, a shelter freed from the idea of a cave."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Idea, Creation, Houses)

"A god whose creation is so imperfect that he must be continually adjusting it to make it work properly seems to me a god of relatively low order, hardly worthy of any worship."
- Martin Gardner
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Order, Worship)

"We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Time, Creation, Man)

"The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: God, Creation, Magic, Man, Metaphor)

"The creation continues incessantly through the media of man."
- Antonio Gaudi
(Related: Creation, Man, Media)

"I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Wealth, Being, Creation, Existence, Pride)

"Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Creation, Efficiency, Energy, Jobs, Oil, Production, Protection)

"Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos."
- Jackie Gleason
(Related: Dreams, Power, Life, Creativity, Cosmos, Infinite, Spirit, Waking)

"A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Creation, Importance, Solitude)

"Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Evolution, Nonsense)

"For those with ambition, reality is more of a creation than an unalterable certainty."
- Lori Guinn
(Related: Ambition, Certainty, Creation, Reality)

"If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Nature, God, Beetles, Creation, Stars, Study)

"Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Community, Kids, Recreation)

"A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Work, Artist, Creation, Fight, Reality, Will)

"The need for this clinic is clear to me, to the veterans who are currently forced to travel hours to receive care, and even to the Veterans Administration that itself identified creation of a clinic in this part of our state as a priority to be completed by 2006."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Travel, Care, Creation, State, Veterans)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

"I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Beauty, Creation, Ugly)

"Body experience... is the centre of creation."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Experience, Body, Creation)

"There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation."
- Charles Hermite
(Related: Creation, Mind, Reality, World)

"A photo is a creation."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Creation)

"In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Creation, Spirit)

"The first thing is, jazz is one of the few things to let you know that there is a God and there is a creation."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: God, Creation, First, Jazz)

"The art of pictorial creation is so complicated - it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Act, Creation, Possibilities)

"Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Truth, Development, Creation, Magic, Reality)

""Work and wait", "work and wait" is what God says to us in creation."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: God, Creation)

"Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: Power, Art, God, Purpose, Clarity, Creation, Joy, Simplicity)

"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Work, Fun, Golf, Play, Recreation)

"It took the whole of Creation To produce my foot, my each feather: Now I hold Creation in my foot."
- Ted Hughes
(Related: Creation, Now)

"One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Work, Act, Creation, Eyes, Heaven, Labor)

"Fortunately, the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization of what another war would mean to the world, but as well the creation of an international agency through which the nations of the world can, if they so desire, make peace a living reality."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Peace, War, Creation, Desire, Living, Nations, Reality, World)

"The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and salt water. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners, or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Environment, Kids, Recreation, Water)

"I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all aspects of the same infinite consciousness that we call God and Creation."
- David Icke
(Related: God, Consciousness, Creation, Infinite)

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Creation, Devil, Doubt, Rest)

"Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Love, Truth, Soul, Dream, Heart, Creation, Tomorrow)

"The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Life, Creation, Expression, Infinity, Meaning, Present)

"From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician."
- James Jeans
(Related: Creation, Now, Universe)

"Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Health, Exercise, Learning, Reading, Recreation, Will, Worth)

"Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Time, Performance, Cause, Causes, Creation, Musicians)

"In short, it is not that evolutionary naturalists have been less brazen than the scientific creationists in holding science hostage, but rather that they have been infinitely more effective in getting away with it."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science)

"In short, the proposition that God was in any way involved in our creation is effectively outlawed, and implicitly negated."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: God, Creation)

"In the most important sense a creationist is a person who believes in creation, and that includes people who believe that Genesis is a myth and that creation involved a process called evolution and consumed billions of years."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: People, Creation, Evolution, Myth, Sense, Years)

"I make appearance at local park and recreation agencies when the program starts, when they have the qualifying meets at the local levels. Then I try to go to the regional competitions, and of course I'm there in Hershey, Pa., in August for the North American final."
- Rafer Johnson
(Related: American, Appearance, Recreation)

"Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Work, God, Creation, Exercise, Intentions, Mind, Prayer)

"Your own need to be shines out of any dream or creation you imagine."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Dream, Creation)

"The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails."
- James Joyce
(Related: God, Artist, Creation, Existence)

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Acting, Creation, Instinct, Intellect, Mind, Necessity, Play)

"The fact is, that with the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, hundreds of thousands of Jews fled Arab countries, almost all of whom left behind all their property for which compensation was never paid."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Countries, Creation, Fact, Property, State)

"Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Danger, Example)

"The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Abortion, Children, Controversy)

"A company like DreamWorks, all we do is make product. That's all we do. We don't own distribution. We are purely in the creation of content."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: Company, Content, Creation)

"He brought imagination to the story of the Creation."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Imagination, Creation)

"Promoting job creation and economic growth in the Hudson Valley is one of my top priorities in Congress."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Growth, Congress, Creation, Job, Priorities)

"Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Love, Men, Money, Creation, Security)

"The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems - the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Life, Religion, Heart, Behavior, Creation, Day, Problems, Will)

"I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Art, Creation, Destruction, Mind)

"Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Health, People, Importance, Living, Recreation)

"The art of creation is older than the art of killing."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Art, Creation, Killing)

"We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Negative, Children, Creation, Games, Will)

"But, I couldn't live without creation gymnastics."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Creation)

"It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century."
- William Labov
(Related: African, American, Creation, English, Inheritance, Present, Slavery)

"There is an awful lot of what I call recreational jazz going on, where people go out and learn a particular language or style and become real sharks on somebody else's language."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: People, Jazz, Language, Style)

"Students of American glass must always keep in mind that the creations they collect are truly examples of our American culture... and thus have historical significance."
- James Lafferty
(Related: American, Culture, Mind, Students)

"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
(Related: Music, Food, Time, Creation, Evolution, Philosophy, Spirit, Wine)

"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
(Related: Action, Creation, Job, Jobs, Past, Prosperity, Years)

"There are also scientific problems with the concept that each of the creation days was a long period of time."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Time, Creation, Problems)

"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
(Related: Creation, May, Problems, Will)

"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
(Related: Time, God, Creation, Potential, Variety)

"Time was God's first creation."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Time, God, Creation, First)

"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
(Related: Idea, Act, Creation, Scripture)

"A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking for a definition of species."
- Walter Lang
"Being made in the image of God, man was the crown of creation."
- Walter Lang
(Related: God, Being, Creation, Man)

"The opposite of war is not peace, it's creation."
- Jonathan Larson
(Related: War, Peace, Creation)

"Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Death, Creation, Existence, Horror, Mankind)

"I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Art, Creation, Fact)

"Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: Development, Building, Country, Job, Mind)

"The fact that biological, or "natural" rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Art, Work, Computer, Creation, Emotions, Fact, Fashion, Help, Rules)

"Cities are the greatest creations of humanity."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Cities, Humanity)

"Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Creation, Determinism, Free will, Man, Reason, Weight)

"Imperialism is not the creation of any one or any one group of states."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Creation, states)

"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
(Related: Time, Creation, Order, Present)

"There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Creation, Literary)

"Through the study of fossils I had already been initiated into the mysteries of prehistoric creations."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Study)

"Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!"
- Courtney Love
(Related: Music, Creation, Drugs, Dumb, Fact, Nothing, Self)

"The biggest share of U.S. exports to the six CAFTA nations is not the traditional job-creation kind. These are products that are not consumed in the purchasing nations."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Job, Nations)

"The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Experience, Blindness, Creation, Man, Senses, World)

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Gods, Vision, Creation, Devil, Man, May, Will)

"I worked for the recreation and parks department for a year."
- Lee Majors
(Related: Recreation)

"Drugs shouldn't be used for recreation although they can be, but ultimately the point of psychedelics is to put you in touch with the powers of the universe."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Drugs, Recreation, Universe)

"It seems people are more willing to let other people control their minds now and recreational drug use doesn't seem to have that same renegade sense of adventure that it once did."
- Marc Maron
(Related: People, Control, Adventure, Now, Sense)

"The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism."
- Brian May
(Related: Optimism, Creation, Emotion)

"Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Music, Creation, Echo, Voice, World)

"We depend on our rivers and dams for energy, transportation, irrigation and recreation and I will continue this year to fight for what's best for the Pacific Northwest."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Energy, Fight, Recreation, Rivers, Will)

"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
(Related: Creation, Economy, Tax, Job)

"Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Land, Living)

"Choosing what you want to do, and when to do it, is an act of creation."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Act, Creation, Want)

"In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education."
- Russell Means
(Related: Education, Government, Policy, Ideas, Creation, Fact, Public, Schools, Thinking)

"Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Faith, Enthusiasm, Creation, Miracles)

"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
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Father, Creation, Poverty)

"When I first got here, every time you'd say breast feeding on the House floor there would be a snicker. This has been happening since creation. Can we finally get a grip on it?"
- Susan Molinari
(Related: Time, Creation, First)

"The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems as the effect of a wise God's creation and... therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating, like the product of any good engineer."
- Christopher Monckton
(Related: God, Creation, Earth, Effect, Self, World)

"The only recreation there allowed, however, is that of the mind, and of this there is but little."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Mind, Recreation)

"I acknowledge that I do not understand the processes of creation, but I accept the fact of it."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Creation, Fact)

"Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Science, Certainty, Proof)

"This proves that great lyric poetry can die, be reborn, die again, but will always remain one of the most outstanding creations of the human soul."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Poetry, Soul, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Creation, Possibilities, Right, Will)

"The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Habit, Creation, Excitement, Obsession)

"I'm more of like a recreational surfer, not a consist surfer. Some people get out every week or every day."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: People, Day)

"Creation is not taking place now, so far as can be observed. Therefore, it was accomplished sometime in the past, if at all, and thus is inaccessible to the scientific method."
- Henry M. Morris
(Related: Creation, Now, Past)

"It is impossible to devise a scientific experiment to describe the creation process, or even to ascertain whether such a process can take place. The Creator does not create at the whim of a scientist."
- Henry M. Morris
(Related: Creation, Whim)

"There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords."
- John Muir
(Related: Control, Creation, May)

"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
(Related: Nature, God, Communication, Creation, Spirituality, Want)

"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
(Related: God, Creation, Day, World)

"I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within."
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Related: Nature, Artists, Creation, Despair, Glory)

"A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: God, Boredom, Creation, Day)

"Without economic growth and job creation in Mexico, we won't be able to confront the migratory phenomenon."
- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
(Related: Growth, Creation, Job)

"We're going to have more kids playing, and we're going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Sports, Chance, Community, Fun, Kids, Recreation)

"Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers."
- George Orwell
(Related: Creation, Language, Poets, Workers)

"The development of a rational view of the nature of catalysis was thus absolutely dependent on the creation of the concept of the rate of chemical reaction."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Nature, Development, Creation)

"I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive."
- Thomas Nelson Page
(Related: Action, Creation)

"Love and freedom are vital to the creation and upbringing of a child."
- Sylvia Pankhurst
(Related: Love, Creation, Freedom)

"Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black-and-white movie."
- Alan Parker
(Related: Recreation)

"The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Work, Creation, World)

"A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Money, Capitalism, Creation, Credit, Interest, Sound)

"In my view the European culture carries a very heavy responsibility for the creation of Israel... it is a product of both British and Stalin's anti- Semitism, but the British never faced their own complicity in its construction."
- Tom Paulin
(Related: Creation, Culture, Israel, Responsibility)

"Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Re)

"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
(Related: Life, Time, God, Americans, Blessings, Creation, Liberty)

"Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Music, Creation)

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Act, Creation, Destruction, First)

"One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Creation, Man, World)

"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
(Related: Creation, Eyes, Man, Melancholy)

"Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels."
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Work, Creation)

"Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!"
- Luigi Pirandello
(Related: Death, Character, Luck, Man, Will, Writer)

"The process of creation goes on all the time. When I get through, I feel I know what the character will do in every situation. But the building up of the part is not mechanical or deliberate. It grows out of the text."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Time, Character, Building, Creation, Will)

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Creation, Words)

"I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Creation, Words)

"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
(Related: Age, History, Science, Character, Creation, Doctrine, Theology, Universe)

"Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Science, Attention, Beginning, Creation, Doctrine)

"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
(Related: Life, Nature, God, Christ, Churches, Creation)

"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
(Related: Science, Creation, Doctrine, Scientists, Temptation, Theology)

"I think it's very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Christian, Creation)

"To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a 'home' might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation."
- Emily Post
(Related: Cooking, Man, Old, Recreation, Saying, Woman)

"A very great Iliad... concerns the creation of a nation."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: Creation, Nation)

"An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human."
- Man Ray
(Related: Creation, Desire, Necessity)

"All human beings are interconnected, one with all other elements in creation."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Creation)

"One of the things that people don't realize is that that natural beauty, those recreational forests, they have an economic development impact for the state as well."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Beauty, People, Development, State)

"And the beautiful open spaces, the forests of Pennsylvania, the recreational uses that come from having these green open spaces and forests, they contribute dramatically to the level of our tourism, dramatically."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Open)

"And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Life, Quality, Benefits, Open)

"The Preparatory Commission held a total of four sessions, the last of which took place just under two years after its creation, from 31 January to 14 February 1967."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Creation, February, Years)

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Art, Artist, Creation, Fire)

"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
(Related: Creation, Flowers, Needs, Water, Will)

"Our fish, our recreation, our irrigation and all our uses of the Missouri River are threatened if the drought continues and the Corps of Engineers decisions aren't changed."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Decisions, Fish, Recreation)

"Exchange is creation."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Creation)

"Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Act, Books, Creation)

"The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Nature, Creation, Man, Sky)

"The Bible is the only credible guide either as to the real relationship between man and the earth and the great Creator of both or concerning the purpose of the creation of both."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Purpose, Bible, Creation, Earth, Man)

"Jehovah created the earth and therefore it is his by right of creation."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Creation, Earth, Right)

"Man is more than merely an animal to exist and propagate his species. His mind gives him capacity to search out the great truths in God's arrangement and this lifts him far above the other animal creation."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: God, Creation, Man, Mind)

"It might be arrogant to think that we're the only living creations in all of the solar systems that there are. Space is so vast."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Living, Space)

"That's the real secret to job creation - not borrowing and spending more money in Washington."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Money, Borrowing, Creation, Job, Washington)

"I don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here, but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich, but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Business, Death, Creation, Tax, Investment, Job, Want, Will)

"When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation."
- Margaret Sackville
(Related: Creation, May)

"Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nature, Creation, Destruction)

"Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind."
- Abdus Salam
(Related: Thought, Creation, Mankind)

"The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it."
- Abdus Salam
(Related: Creation, Mankind, Physics)

"Small businesses are the backbone of job creation in South Carolina, but we're not maximizing our potential when we've got what's effectively the highest income tax rate in the Southeast holding us back."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Creation, Tax, Income, Job, Potential)

"A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Sacrifice, Argument, Creation, Fact, Language, Traditions)

"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
(Related: Discipline, Creation, Day, Foolishness, Living, Order, Play)

"Scientists and creationists are always at odds, of course."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Scientists)

"But time is yet another of God's creations, and as such, it has a life of its own."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Life, Time, God)

"Of course, I have Gene Roddenberry to thank for the creation of Barclay."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: Creation)

"Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Creation, Man)

"And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs was ample recreation for boys as well as girls, jobs and internships for training and money, and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Money, Boys, Girls, Jobs, Recreation, Training)

"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
(Related: Act, Creation, Laws, Rules, World)

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Imagination, Beginning, Creation, Desire, Will)

"But really important, perhaps most important is the craft; how you make your record, the creation of these sonic worlds you want your listener to hear."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Creation, Want)

"One of the problems I have with a lot of movies these days is that everything is too well lit. In the world of digital creations there is a tendency to show too much."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Related: Movies, Problems, World)

"The solution is to first create an integrated economic development and recreation plan that addresses the needs of the people who live and recreate in central Idaho."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: People, Development, First, Needs, Recreation, Solution)

"For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Time, Land, Recreation, Right, Variety, Wilderness)

"One of the regime's most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Country, Creation, Force)

"To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Being, Creation, Present)

"The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Nature, Ethics, Laws, Now)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Money, People, Ideas, Creation, Integrity, Publishing)

"Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Beauty, Lie, Creation, Pen, Possibilities)

"The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Wealth, Agreement, Creation, Injustice, Labor, Law, Production, Result, Will)

"Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Control, Wealth, Creation, Duty, Economy, First, Nation, Theories, Writers)

"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
(Related: Life, Feelings, Actor, Creation, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Time, People, Bravery, Creation, Film, Production, Today)

"Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers."
- Leslie Stephen
(Related: Men, Intellect, Letters, Man, Play, Recreation, Walking)

"This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God's creation in general."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Beauty, God, Creation, Man, Moon, Reason, Sun, Worship)

"What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall."
- Carl Stokes
(Related: Children, Libraries, Recreation, Years)

"God's reasons for communicating with man must be subsumed under his reason for communicating to him his account of his creation of the world - and man."
- Leo Strauss
(Related: God, Creation, Man, Reason, World)

"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
(Related: Men, Beginning, Creation, Heaven, Hell, Race)

"Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: Love, Truth, Heart, Creation, Lies, Reality, Sentiment)

"Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Creation, Tradition)

"Let God and all his creation teach you what your sins are."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: God, Creation)

"If you take the creation of music and the creation of your own life values as your overall goal, then living becomes a musical process."
- Cecil Taylor
(Related: Life, Music, Goal, Values, Creation, Living)

"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
(Related: God, Creation, Evil)

"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything."
- Nikola Tesla
(Related: Food, Love, Success, Heart, Creation, Emotions, Forget, Friends, Man, Sleep)

"It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Love, Money, Wealth, Creation, Wrong)

"I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation."
- Phyllis Theroux
(Related: Being, Creation, Present)

"But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers?"
- James Thomson
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Creation, Gay)

"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
(Related: Development, Americans, Creation, Nation)

"I mean the flesh, never fade! The flesh never leave the creation, see, because with that divine spirit the flesh cannot fade. If the spirit is weak then the flesh fade, seen?"
- Peter Tosh
(Related: Creation, Spirit)

"I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites."
- Robert Towne
(Related: People, Help, Public, Recreation)

"History is a vision of God's creation on the move."
- Arnold J. Toynbee
(Related: History, God, Vision, Creation)

"To recognize negativism as a force of creation is to give up the creative standpoint altogether."
- Paul Twitchell
(Related: Creation, Force)

"Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Purpose, Creation, Harmony, Heaven, Mankind)

"All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Life, Change, Truth, Creation, Earth, Heaven, Living, Principles, Will)

"Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Nature, God, Animals, Creation, First, May, World)

"Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Creation, Partnership, Universe)

"A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation."
- Neale Donald Walsch
(Related: Life, Action, Chance, Choice, Creation, Unconscious)

"I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain."
- Ray Walston
(Related: Memory, Pain, Recreation, Want)

"God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: God, Quiet, Recreation)

"Planet Lucy Press? I incorporated myself to deal with publishing and was calling myself Big Bang Incorporated, which of course has to do with the Big Bang at the beginning of creation."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Beginning, Creation, Press, Publishing)

"People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness."
- John Wanamaker
(Related: Time, People, Illness, Recreation)

"The thing I don't understand is why so often one hears discussion of the fruits of human labor as if it's all the creation of some alien race."
- Chris Ware
(Related: Creation, Labor, Race)

"North Carolina's approach in crafting its law ensured the creation of the best possible law and, consequently, North Carolina is now the acknowledged leader in addressing predatory lending."
- Mel Watt
(Related: Leader, Creation, Law, Now)

"It was around the summer of 1982 when the drug problem really impacted. It became a lifestyle rather than a recreation. When you start lying and stealing, you cannot con yourself you're in control any more."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Control, Lying, Recreation, Summer)

"I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here."
- Morris West
(Related: Birds, Cosmos, Creation, Trees)

"Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Work, Hard work, Photography, Recreation)

"The task of a university is the creation of the future, so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Thought, Appreciation, Creation, Future, University)

"Keeping our eyes on journey's end is what we need - the place where we see at last the world that is greater than the world, the new creation that cannot be contained in present thought or social order or piety."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Thought, Creation, End, Eyes, Journey, Order, Piety, Present, World)

"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
(Related: Love, God, Creation)

"The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Life, God, Purpose, Church, Creation, Hearing, Joy, Now, Sharing, Word)

"The world's creation has a beginning from the world's point of view, not from God's."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: God, Beginning, Creation, World)

"In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God's creation... as music."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Music, Time, God, Creation, Energy, Gravity, Light, Space, Theory)

"Because now it's the fans out there that are entertaining us, the developers, with their creations!"
- Will Wright
(Related: Fans, Now)

"The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Heart, Christian, Earth, Moods, Names, Writer)

"The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom."
- Paramahansa Yogananda
(Related: Being, Creation, Freedom, Man)

"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
(Related: Funny, Work, Thought, Creation, Night)

"I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature."
- Neil Young
(Related: Nature, Religion, Creation)