"I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me."
(Woody Allen / born in 1935 / Annie Hall, 1977)
"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown."
(Woody Allen / born in 1935)
"Destiny, n. Tyrant's authority for crime, and a fool's excuse for failure."
(Ambrose Gwinett Bierce / 1842-1914 / The Devil's Dictionary)
"The certainty of a God giving meaning to life far surpasses in attractiveness the ability to behave badly with impunity."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960 / The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942)
"My studies in Speculative philosophy, metaphysics, and science are all summed up in the image of a mouse called man running in and out of every hole in the Cosmos hunting for the Absolute Cheese."
(Benjamin De Casseres / American poet / 1873-1945)
"The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation."
(Emma Goldman / 1869-1940)
"Metaphysics is almost always an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible."
(Henry Louis Mencken / 1880-1956 / Minority Report / 1956)
"(Metaphysicians are) men with no taste for exact facts, but only a desire to transcend and forget them as quickly as possible."
(Henry Louis Mencken / 1880-1956)