Adam And Eve Quotes

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Abigail Adams
“Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since. ”
Abigail Adams

Mark Twain
“I wish I could make him understand that a loving good heart is riches enough, and that without it intellect is poverty.”
Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve

Peter Kreeft
“By the way, if you get mad at your Mac laptop and wonder who designed this demonic device, notice the manufacturer's icon on top: an apple with a bite out of it.”
peter kreeft, Jesus-Shock

Paul Valéry
“God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly”
Paul Valéry

Ouida
“I do not wish to be a coward like the father of mankind and throw the blame upon a woman.”
Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szalras.

Bulleh Shah
“Not a believer in the mosque am I,
Nor a disbeliever with his rites am I.
I am not the pure amongst the impure,
I am neither Moses nor Pharaoh.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not in the holy books am I,
Nor do I dwell in bhang or wine,
Nor do I live in a drunken haze,
Nor in sleep or waking known.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not in happiness or in sorrow am I found.
I am neither pure nor mired in filthy ground.
Not of water nor of land,
Nor am I in air or fire to be found.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not an Arab nor Lahori,
Not a Hindi or Nagouri,
Nor a Muslim or Peshawari,
Not a Buddhist or a Christian.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Secrets of religion have I not unravelled,
I am not of Eve and Adam.
Neither still nor moving on,
I have not chosen my own name!
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

From first to last, I searched myself.
None other did I succeed in knowing.
Not some great thinker am I.
Who is standing in my shoes, alone?

Bulleh, I know not who I am.”
Bulleh Shah

Moderata Fonte
“[I]t was with a good end in mind – that of acquiring the knowledge of good and evil – that Eve allowed herself to be carried away and eat the forbidden fruit. But Adam was not moved by this desire for knowledge, but simply by greed: he ate it because he heard Eve say it tasted good.”
Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

Clarence Darrow
“Do you, good people, believe that Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden and that they were forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge? I do. The church has always been afraid of that tree. It still is afraid of knowledge. Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey. I believe in the brain of man.”
Clarence Darrow

J.D. Salinger
“I've never seen such a bunch of apple-eaters.”
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

John Milton
“So hand in hand they passed, the loveliest pair that ever since in love's embraces met -- Adam, the goodliest man of men since born his sons; the fairest of her daughters Eve.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Orson Scott Card
“She remembered the story from her childhood, about Adam and Eve in the garden, and the talking snake. Even as a little girl she had said - to the consternation of her family - What kind of idiot was Eve, to believe a snake? But now she understood, for she had heard the voice of the snake and had watched as a wise and powerful man had fallen under its spell.
Eat the fruit and you can have the desires of your heart. It's not evil, it's noble and good. You'll be praised for it.
And it's delicious.”
Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Hegemon

David Mitchell
“Go on, my dear," urges the snake. "Take one. Hear it? 'Pluck me,' it's saying. That big, shiny red one. 'Pluck me, pluck me now and pluck me hard.' You know you want to."

"But God," quotes Eve, putting out feelers for an agent provacateur, clever girl, "expressly forbids us to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge."

"Ah yessssss, God ... But God gave us life, did He not? And God gave us desire, did He not? And God gave us taste, did He not? And who else but God made the damned apples in the first place? So what else is life for but to tassste the fruit we desire?"

Eve folds her arms schoolgirlishly. "God expressly forbade it. Adam said."

The snake grins through his fangs, admiring Eve's playacting. "God is a nice enough chap in His way. I daresay He means well. But between you and The Tree of Knowledge, He is terribly insecure."

"Insecure? He made the entire bloody universe! He's omnipotent."

"Exactly! Almost neurotic, isn't it? All this worshiping, morning, noon, and night. It's 'Oh Praise Him, Oh Praise Him, Oh Praise the Everlassssting Lord.' I don't call that omnipotent. I call it pathetic. Most independent authorities agree that God has never sufficiently credited the work of virtual particles in the creation of the universssse. He raises you and Adam on this diet of myths while all the really interesting information is locked up in these juicy apples. Seven days? Give me a break.”
David Mitchell, Ghostwritten

Tom Hodgkinson
“If Adam and Eve were not hunter-gatherers, then they were certainly gatherers. But, then, consumer desire, or self-embitterment, or the 'itch,' as Schopenhauer called it, appeared in the shape of the serpent. This capitalistic monster awakens in Adam and Eve the possibility that things could be better. Instantly, they are cast out of the garden and condemned to a life of toil, drudgery, and pain. Wants supplanted needs, and things have been going downhill ever since. ”
Tom Hodgkinson, The Freedom Manifesto

Nancy Mehl
“Because God took one look at Adam and said, 'Wow. This guy's going to need all the help he can get.' And here we are.”
Nancy Mehl, Simple Secrets

Roman Payne
“We made love outdoors
Without a roof, I like most,
Without stove, to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and gushing of dew.”
Roman Payne

“God did create a world without sin. We just screwed it up.”
Wesley Miller

John Milton
“Thus it shall befall Him, who to worth in women over-trusting, Lets her will rule: restraint she will not brook; And left to herself, if evil thence ensue She first his weak indulgence will accuse.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

“Anyway, the apple is essential. How come these hens don't get it? They go to church year after year, they read the Bible, or at least keep it on their bedside table, and then they forget how the first seduction of the first man occured? With an apple, that's how. No man can resist a woman who has an apple in her hand. Its theological. A woman with an apple in her hand is the first woman, the only woman in the world, and he's the first man -he stumbles on love and he can't shake it, never ever ever.”
Pia Pera

“Ever since Eve gave Adam the apple, there has been a misunderstanding between the sexes about gifts.”
Nan Robertson

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Every sound comes into my ears dirty because you've heard it on the way”
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

John Milton
“In either hand the hastning Angel caught
Our lingring Parents, and to th' Eastern Gate
Led them direct, and down the Cliff as fast
To the subjected Plaine; then disappeer'd.
They looking back, all th' Eastern side beheld
Of Paradise, so late thir happie seat,
Wav'd over by that flaming Brand, the Gate
With dreadful Faces throng'd and fierie Armes:
Som natural tears they drop'd, but wip'd them soon;
The World was all before them, where to choose
Thir place of rest, and Providence thir guide:
They hand in hand with wandring steps and slow,
Through Eden took thir solitarie way.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

James L. Ferrell
“It is no accident that the Atonement will begin, as did the Fall, in a Garden. And it is no accident as well that the individuals in those gardens were each sinless, or that the events in those gardens centered on their exercise of agency-for Adam, whether he would partake of the bitter fruit, and for the Savior, whether He would partake of the bitter cup. The Savior and Adam faced a similar choice: If they did not partake, they would become lone men in paradise. Both partook that man might be. And by partaking of that bitterness, Adam came to know good and evil, and the Savior came to know all of the good and evil that had and would transpire in the hearts of mean through all generations of time.”
James L. Ferrell, The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes

“Since Adam and Eve, love has always been the masterpiece of God.”
Atalay Aydın

Johannes T. Evans
“We see the same colours, Mr Essex,” Mr Coffey relented as Theophilus began to unfasten the waist of his trousers, “but if you might count their shades in the hundreds, whereas I might define a paltry dozen, I do not believe we see the same number at all.”

Theophilus almost found himself clucking his tongue, as he knew his father to do when faced with an equation he struggled to solve, and neatly folded his breeches once drawn off, setting them aside. “You might still distinguish between their shades by sight,” he argued, beginning to draw on his Sunday breeches. “To say that you cannot see something simply because you do not know its name would be absurd. Eve and Adam would not have seen the Tree of Knowledge if the Almighty had not told them its name.”

“I know you are being sardonic with me, Mr Essex,” Mr Coffey said, “but I do believe there to be some truth in that.”
Johannes T. Evans, Heart of Stone

Criss Jami
“And sincerely we're seeing
When 'sinternally' seeking
In a manner of speaking
There, in the eve of Eden
Wreaked a sea that was leaking

To where we were once but merely:

Like bodies paralyzed
- (B)Or(ed) minds buried alive -
In a loud room soundproof
Fallen short of the gory abroad before
The Lord God let us go beyond our facade”
Criss Jami

“When Adam and Eve bit into the fruit, therefore, they weren’t just violating some arbitrary command, “Don’t eat the fruit.” They were doing something much sadder and much more serious. They were rejecting God’s authority over them and declaring their independence from him. Adam and Eve wanted to be, as the Serpent promised them, “like God,” so both of them seized on what they thought was an opportunity to shed the vice-regency and take the crown itself. In all the universe, there was only one thing God had not placed under Adam’s feet—God himself. Yet Adam decided this arrangement was not good enough for him, and so he rebelled.”
Greg Gilbert, What Is the Gospel?

A.D. Aliwat
“A company literally named after the birth of evil in mankind, that celebrates it, the moment when Eve ate the forbidden fruit.”
A.D. Aliwat

A.D. Aliwat
“There is no good without bad. No love without hate. If God wanted us to be perfect, incapable of sin, He would have made Adam perfect, incapable of sin, not with a rib that would eventually turn into a helpmeet capable of sin.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

A.D. Aliwat
“Eve wasn’t evil. Like a lot of women in history, she just gets a bad rap. She was just doing what she was supposed to do during all that lapsarian business. And we’re all the better for it. Without Eve, there would have been no sin, and thus no need for Jesus. Without Jesus, God would be incomplete. And we wouldn’t know that He is really just a synonym for love.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

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