Best Quotes About Gnostic

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. -Clarence Darrow

I took thought, and invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of 'agnostic'. -Thomas Huxley

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose. -Orson Welles

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. -Clarence Darrow

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. -Clarence Darrow

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies? -Richard Dawkins

I'm now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version, which I'm eternally grateful for. -Penelope Lively

My father was an agnostic. -Jerry Falwell

You happen to be talking to an agnostic. You know what an agnostic is? A cowardly atheist. -Studs Terkel

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus. -John Clayton

I deeply believe in pluralism. I believe in the close proximity of multiple systems or agnostic systems. -Ben Nicholson

Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that. -Alfre Woodard

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic. -Hu Shih

Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic. -Hu Shih

Practically all the prominent leaders of thought in China today are openly agnostics and even atheists. -Hu Shih

My mother was very agnostic. She would never set foot in the synagogue, she couldn't be doing with it. -Janet Suzman

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. -Charles Darwin

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour. -E. M. Forster

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists. -William Jennings Bryan

Agnosticism has nothing to impart. Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too. -Anna Julia Cooper

Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls? -Stephen Colbert

I would have loved to have gone into diagnostic medicine. -Scarlett Johansson

The law is agnostic about truth. -Alan Dershowitz

I don't think I've ever been an agnostic. I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come. -Bob Dylan

In America, now, let us – Christian, Jew, Muslim, agnostic, atheist, wiccan, whatever – fight nativism with the same strength and conviction that we fight terrorism. My faith calls on its followers to love one's enemies. A tall order, that – perhaps the tallest of all. -Jon Meacham

I went with agnosticism for a long, long time because I just hated to say I was an atheist – being an atheist seemed so rigid. But the more I became comfortable with the word, and the more I read, it started to stick. -Julia Sweeney

I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism. -Brad Pitt

One reason I'm such a wayward prognosticator of rightwing trends is that I'm incapable of blacking out enough neural sectors to see the world through reptilian-brained eyes, a prerequisite for any true channeling of the mean resentments and implanted fears that drive hardcore conservatives. -James Wolcott

The Internet has given atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the people who like to destroy everything that you and I believe, the almost equal access to your kids as your youth pastor and you have… whether you like it or not. -Josh McDowell

Well, I don't want to become a prognosticator. -Karl Rove

I have to recognize that I am agnostic. -Antonio Banderas

I will never come around to the idea of an anthropomorphic God. I'm also uncomfortable with the word 'God'… I'm agnostic about the answer and I'm agnostic about the question. -Jonathan Safran Foer

The conversion of agnostic High Tories to the Anglican church is always rather suspect. It seems too pat and predictable, too clearly a matter of politics rather than faith. -Terry Eagleton

In any situation that calls for you to persuade, convince or manage someone or a group of people to do something, the ability to tell a purposeful story will be your secret sauce. Telling to win through purposeful stories is situation, industry, gender, demographic, and psychographic-agnostic. It's an all-purpose, everyone wins tool. -Peter Guber

As the old joke goes, I have all the sins together. I am a woman, a Socialist, separated and agnostic. -Michelle Bachelet

I never graduated to being an atheist. I only graduated to being an agnostic. -Christopher Durang

Whether conservative or liberal, fundamentalist or agnostic, the more students learn of biology, the more they accept evolution. -Kenneth R. Miller

I know of no wars started by anyone to impose lack of religion on someone else. We have lethal Sunni v Shia, Catholic against Protestant, but no agnostic suicide bombers attack crowded atheist pubs. -Simon Hoggart

I read the Koran and it appealed to me. At the time I was agnostic and it really breathed spiritually back into me. For me it's really a cushion; it's cool, I'm cool with it. -Q-Tip

I do know plenty of atheists, agnostics and skeptics who have become Christians through the years. In fact, several of my friends were once strong atheists but are now committed followers of Jesus. -Lee Strobel

The Internet has helped atheists and agnostics coalesce as never before. -Lee Strobel

I see little difference in the attitudes of those who consider themselves Christian and those who are openly secular and agnostic. Most Christian citizenship appears to be clearly right here – on this little bit of very unreal estate. -Richard Rohr

Both my parents were agnostic. My mother was kind of a Buddhist. She had some spiritual tendencies, but they were kind of flaky – New Agey, you know? Which is partly why I'm suspicious of that sort of thing. I'm skeptical of any spiritual practice that doesn't involve other people and doesn't involve some sort of consistent tradition. -Mary Karr

America's freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others. -Parker Palmer

I'm an optimistic agnostic. I think the second we die, within a matter of seconds, everybody else arrives, and that's the party, and you live your hell on earth. -Mike Dirnt

I'm actually, for the most part, a complete agnostic politically. -Edward Witten

I have been described by one of my colleagues as a 'militant agnostic' with my tagline, 'I don't know, and neither do you!' I take this hard-line, fence-sitting position because it is the only position consistent with both my scientific ethos and my conscience. -Brian Schmidt

I grew up in an agnostic broad-minded family. -Laura Z. Hobson

I was never encouraged to believe anything. I was brought up in a profoundly agnostic or pantheistic community. -Moby

Far too often, children with developmental disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of their observable behavior, slotted into broad diagnostic pigeonholes and provided generalized treatments that may not always meet their specific needs. -Aditi Shankardass

I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere. -Andrea Bocelli

I err on the side of a kind of optimistic agnostic sense that there's something that put us all here – some energy or something that we are not in a position to understand. -Mark Romanek

I'm a strict, strict agnostic. It's very different from a casual, 'I don't know.' It's that you cannot present as knowledge something that is not knowledge. You can present it as faith, you can present it as belief, but you can't present it as fact. -Margaret Atwood

The law is agnostic about truth. It's very skeptical of ultimate truth. That's why freedom of speech permits lies to be told. -Alan Dershowitz

I suppose I'm a lapsed Catholic. You would consider me an atheist or agnostic. -George R. R. Martin

I'm tolerant of believers, but I'm agnostic. I'm curious to see how scientists will integrate the near-death experience into their research and if it will be explained. -Cecile de France

Both need each other: The agnostic cannot be content to not know, but must be in search of the great truth of faith; the Catholic cannot be content to have faith, but must be in search of God all the time, and in the dialogue with others, a Catholic can learn more about God in a deeper fashion. -Pope Benedict XVI

I try to be objective about technology. Agnostic, in a sense. Whatever personal opinions I form tend to have more to do with what we find to do with the new thing. -William Gibson

I think of myself as a positive agnostic. I don't know, therefore I'm open. I don't know, therefore I'm interested. -Grace Slick

Health care can be made more affordable for the poor without requiring major new scientific developments, just the smart application of current technologies. We have seen a $25 incubator and diagnostic instruments that are built tough, cheap, and reusable for the developing world. -Muhammad Yunus

I do not have any political commitments anymore. I'm politically a total agnostic; I'm one of the few writers in Italy who refuses to be identified with a specific political party. -Italo Calvino

My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not about God alone, but agnosticism about everything. -Robert Anton Wilson

What people are really after is, what is my stance on religion or spirituality or God? And I would say, if I find a word that came closest, it would be agnostic. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I can't gather around and talk about how much everybody in the room doesn't believe in God. I just don't – I don't have the energy for that, and so I… Agnostic separates me from the conduct of atheists whether or not there is strong overlap between the two categories, and at the end of the day I'd rather not be any category at all. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I'm an agnostic in the truest sense of the word. I think about these things – I grew up Roman Catholic, I've been interested in Hinduism, in Eastern religions, but I'm not dedicated to anything – I go through periods where I think maybe it's all nonsense; maybe it's 'The Matrix…' I'm open to various ideas. -Ronald D. Moore

Rather than say he's an atheist, a friend of mine says, 'I'm a tooth fairy agnostic,' meaning he can't disprove God but thinks God is about as likely as the tooth fairy. -Richard Dawkins

The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate. -Robert Kiyosaki

About the gnostic writers themselves and the setting in which they lived we know little, although gnostic Christians were influential enough to be denounced at length. -Elaine Pagels

Once the notion of depression had begun to dominate the diagnostic armamentarium, it became but a matter of time before patients with relatively mild disorders of mood or anxiety would be entered into it. -Sherwin B. Nuland

My philosophy is really based on humility. I don't think we know enough to fix either diagnostics or therapeutics. The future of psychiatry is clinical neuroscience, based on a much deeper understanding of the brain. -Thomas R. Insel

'Proof' is a really cool pilot that I was lucky enough to read by Rob Braggin for TNT that's about a surgeon who's an agnostic, tough, grounded, scientific mind and she's hired by a Steve Jobs-type who's just been diagnosed with cancer to focus on near death experiences and what happens when you die. -Alex Graves

We all have our beliefs or our agnosticism. -Nicolas Roeg

I think the association of economics with forecasting is unfortunate and is down to the fact that one great way to get an investment bank's name on business television is to hire a guy called a Chief Economist who will go and prognosticate. -Tim Harford

Global capital is agnostic – it has no loyalties. There's an overhang of capital in the U.S., and the key is yield pickup. What Africa is providing is a diversification play and also opportunities for yield pickup for the investor that's aware of what he or she is doing. -Euvin Naidoo

I won't say that I'm an agnostic, since agnosticism maintains that one cannot know… but I'm not averse to the idea of some intelligence or some organizing force that set up the initial conditions of the universe in such a way that ultimately generated stars, planets and life. -B. F. Skinner

I didn't generate my success by being a prognosticator. I developed my reputation building our businesses by building great businesses and making them more efficient. -Michael Lee-Chin

If you believe, you believe; if you're faithful, you're faithful. I don't care what your religion is. The same if you're agnostic. That should be accepted, too. -Ridley Scott

I'm agnostic because I went through the usual process of parents insisting you go to church, and yet they didn't. So there's me, sitting in the chairs, thinking, 'Jeez, why am I here? I'd rather be playing tennis, seriously.' -Ridley Scott

The word 'religion' is only a label. What lies behind that, the most important thing of all, is the word 'faith'. You either have faith, or you don't have faith, or you have degrees of faith – and if you have degrees of faith, then you become agnostic. You're kind of in-between, or you're on the fence. -Ridley Scott

China frequently confounds stock market prognosticators because it has a penchant for straying markedly from other broad global indexes year-by-year over the decades – even from emerging markets. It's hit or miss. -Kenneth Fisher

I could have had a session of defecography, which is a diagnostic test in which X-rays are taken to assess anatomical problems occurring during the process of defecation. I gave it the briefest of thoughts before recognizing that this is beyond the pale – even for me. -Mary Roach

I am not a physician, but I am deeply interested in diagnostic categories and have read extensively in the history of the subject. -Siri Hustvedt

Every time the DSM prepares for a new edition, there are countless groups lobbying to get their particular mental illness recognized by the diagnostic manual. Surely, this is a social and cultural phenomenon. -Siri Hustvedt

I've never been paid as a prognosticator. I don't get a lot of work as a mentalist. -Andy Kindler

I am an Obamacare agnostic – if it works, as I hope it will for the good of the nation, then it's a great thing. If it doesn't, then that is a disappointing thing, and we need to try something else. -Kurt Eichenwald

For all the creationists out there, Darwin's just an atheist. But he was actually agnostic. -Henry Ian Cusick

Supposedly, going to war initiates you into this gnostic priesthood of people who've had a liminal experience forever separating them from civilians. Except… you go there, and it is what it is. A form of human activity as varied as any other. -Phil Klay

I was graduated in 1940 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Science but a major in Mathematics, a paradoxical combination that was prognostic of my future interests. -Kenneth Arrow

Before prognostication, a disclaimer: I have never been able to pick a winner. Not that it has ever stopped me from trying to. Well, it has stopped me from buying stock, but let's not talk about that. -Rabih Alameddine

I call myself an agnostic. I'm open to change. I'm the same sort of person, although much less aggressive, as Richard Dawkins. -Ruth Rendell

As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore's Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of jobs outright – from burger-flippers to diagnosticians – and atomize many others from full-time positions into gigs performed by many fungible workers. Tech, in short, will eat jobs. -Jon Evans

I may have had a prejudice against agnosticism as a body of thought: sort of a fence-sitting theory, where you can't make up your mind one way or another. -S. T. Joshi

You go back to T. H. Huxley, who coined the term, what he said – and I came to believe he is right – is that agnosticism asserts not only that he himself didn't know if there was a God or not, but that nobody could know. -S. T. Joshi

In the 1970s, as historians became enchanted with microhistories, economists were expanding the reach of their discipline. Nations, states and cities began to plan for the future by consulting with economists whose prognostications were shaped by investment cycles rather than historical ones. -Annalee Newitz

I've always been fascinated by how the past impacts the present. For the first half of my career as a novelist, I wrote psychological suspense mysteries. I wanted to be a therapist but was told that while I was a fine diagnostician, I would be a terrible therapist because I wanted to solve everyone's problems. -M. J. Rose

Science fiction writers have usually been very poor prognosticators of the future, either in literary or technological terms, and that's because we're all too human and, I think, have the tendency to see what we want to or, in the case of those more paranoid, what we fear. -L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

In Japan, the people preserve their temples for their exquisite beauty, and there are a great many sincere Buddhists; but China is irreligious: a nation of atheists or agnostics, or slaves of impious superstitions. In an extended tramp among temples, I have not seen a single male worshiper or a thing to please the eye. -Isabella Bird

Even among those who have no special allegiance to a particular branch of Christianity, there are plenty of seekers as well as agnostics and atheists who harbor a certain curiosity about Jesus and his story. -Jay Parini

I'm platform agnostic. I've been platform agnostic ever since I went online. -Michelle Phan

It is only the forcible propagation of conventional Christianity that makes the agnostic so bitter toward the church. He knows that all the doctrines cannot possibly be true, but he would view them with toleration if he were asked merely to let them alone for the benefit of the masses whom they can help and succour. -H. P. Lovecraft

In theory I am an agnostic, but pending the appearance of rational evidence, I must be classed, practically and provisionally, as an atheist. -H. P. Lovecraft

I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there's something I believe in, it's a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings. -Monica Bellucci

The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief – call it what you will – than any book ever written. It has emptied more churches than all the counter-attractions of cinema, motor-bicycle and golf course. -A. A. Milne

Religion features more now in my life than it did when I was a kid – my dad rejected the Catholic church as a young man. I had no religious upbringing, but certainly, Dad was a kind of secular humanist. I don't know if he was an atheist or agnostic. I regret I didn't talk to him about it. -Paul Giamatti

Most groups patent ways of using genetic discoveries as part of non-obvious diagnostic and therapeutic protocols and slightly or greatly altered genes. -George M. Church

The way that we're consuming what we watch. Netflix, binge-watching, destination agnostic were not terms. It was about networks, times, dates. Even with feature films, you had to see it this way, in this capacity, at this time. All that has changed. Now it's really about the story. It's a gift that I became a storyteller at this time. -Ava DuVernay

A 300pp novel can easily become a 200pp novel by printing with smaller type; a 100pp screenplay can potentially become a film of between 60-140 minutes in length; a 200pp stage play could be performed in anything from 30 minutes to four hours. For all these media, the script length is agnostic to the final work. -Antony Johnston

I gave up religious thinking a long time ago and am really just an agnostic now. -John Hurt

Shallow emotions. An incapacity to feel genuine love. A need for stimulation. Frequent verbal outbursts. Poor behavioural controls. These are just some of the things that social media are encouraging in all of us. They're also a pretty comprehensive diagnostic checklist for sociopathy – in fact, that's where I got the list. -Milo Yiannopoulos

An agnostic is someone who believes the nature of the Divine is unknowable… and in that sense, I'm willing to subscribe to being an agnostic. -Robert J. Sawyer

People who might normally have to travel hours to a distant city to see a cardiologist can now do so virtually, through Cisco technology, at their local hospital or health clinic. Clinicians use technology to share patient reports and diagnostic images and collaborate on cases. -John T. Chambers

By developing deep learning solutions that are faster, easier, and less expensive to use, Nervana is democratizing deep learning and fueling advances in medical diagnostics, image and speech recognition, genomics, agriculture, finance, and eventually across all industries. -Steve Jurvetson

The reasons asthma doesn't affect my work or play is that I had accurate diagnostics and follow treatment regimens closely. It's when someone thinks they're fine and that they don't need help that they usually get in trouble. -Gary Valentine

I pray in my own way, not regularly, and I wouldn't say structured prayers. What I'm praying to I'm not sure. I'd be a firm agnostic. -Keith Barry

I'm not religious. I'm not an atheist. Would I say I'm an agnostic? Possibly. But I would say the collective unconscious is something I'm much more interested in. -Holly Hunter

t0 is blockchain-agnostic so, ultimately, we can use anybody's blockchain. -Patrick M. Byrne

I'm not wed to bitcoin's blockchain. I'm blockchain-agnostic. -Patrick M. Byrne

The world is preoccupied with dissecting, analyzing and prognosticating on the blockchain's future; technologists, entrepreneurs, and enterprises are wondering if it is to be considered vitamin or poison. -William Mougayar

In order to grow-up, blockchains will eventually need a lot of standards that are vendor- and solutions-agnostic. So many areas are ripe for standards developments: smart contracts, tokens, security, storage, messaging, identities, naming, record-keeping, and more. -William Mougayar

You can hold your Bitcoin in Ripple. We want to be agnostic to any currency, whether that be a virtual currency, political currencies, or peer-to-peer currencies. -Chris Larsen

I consider myself a religious person, but when it comes to God and faith, I don't know. I guess that means I'm agnostic. -Del Shores

I will continue to pave the way and share my health journey with the world until I find a cure and proper diagnostic testing for this silent killer called Lyme disease. -Yolanda Hadid

The only reason I ever shared my health journey with the world was because I felt it to be my duty to sufferers that are bed-ridden and dying because there has yet to be found a proper diagnostic test for Lyme Disease in this country. -Yolanda Hadid

I am not the opposite of theism. I am right in the middle of those non-believers and believers. It's not even about being agnostic or nastik. Why would I take a name given to me by my opposition? I am just a rationalist. -Kamal Haasan

Some people probably think me telling Godard's story is blasphemy. My friends were worried. But he's not my hero or my god. Godard is like the leader of a sect, and I'm an agnostic. -Michel Hazanavicius

I was raised in a deeply Catholic family. There was a sense that everything we were doing was to prepare ourselves for an afterlife in heaven. In my teenage years, that became less important to me. Eventually, that turned into agnosticism, which became atheism. -David Lowery

For a while, I called myself an agnostic, which was me wanting to maintain a connection to the culture I was raised in while also undercutting a lot of the beliefs I had. -Lucy Dacus

The first step is really getting our generation to talk to our parents about cancer. Because our research has shown that parents are much more likely to get that diagnostic test or stay on top of their risk profile if it comes from a child. -Yael Cohen

I'm sort of agnostic. I grew up Catholic and switched to Episcopalian in college because I sang in churches to have money to buy pizza and french fries. -Robert Lopez

I have always known my mother as an agnostic, less certain than my father that the universe hadn't been created by some great intelligence. But she would get even more annoyed than my father did when she thought that people were invoking God to do their jobs for them – for example, when she saw a bus with a sticker saying 'Allah Protect Us.' -Elif Batuman

Professionally and personally, I try to be as agnostic as possible, try to see things as objectively as possible. -Jake Tapper

I'm an agnostic trending toward atheist and resist, in particular, Christian interpretations and imagery. -Jeff Vandermeer

My readers are surprisingly mixed. I have conservative readers – for instance, women with headscarves – but also many liberal, leftist, feminist, nihilist, environmentalist, and secularist readers. Next to those are mystics, agnostics, Kurds, Turks, Alevis, Sunnis, gays, housewives, and businesswomen. -Elif Safak

At Warby Parker, we say that we're customer focused but medium agnostic. -Neil Blumenthal

There's no reason to be agnostic about ideas that are dramatically incompatible with everything we know about modern science. -Sean M. Carroll

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