"The world holds two classes of men -- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence."
(Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri / 973-1057 / Syrian poet)
"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on."
(Woody Allen / born in 1935)
"[The Bible] has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies."
(Mark Twain / 1835-1910)
"However, it is certain that this soul, being of same nature in all the animal kingdom, is dissipated with the man's death, as with the animals' death.
From where it follows that what Poets and Theologians tell us about the next world is a chimera that they have made up and recited for reasons it is easy to guess."
(unknown / The Tree Impostors / chapter 5, paragraph 7 / 1721)