Prophecies Quotes

Quotes tagged as "prophecies" Showing 1-29 of 29
Carl Sagan
“[When a religious couple wrote to Sagan about fulfilled prophecies, he wrote back in May 1996:]

If ‘fulfilled prophecy’ is your criterion, why do you not believe in materialistic science, which has an unparalleled record of fulfilled prophecy? Consider, for example, eclipses.”
Carl Sagan

Suzanne Collins
“If Under fell, if Over leaped,
If death was life and Death life reaped,
Something rises from the gloom,
To make the Underland a tomb

Hear it scratching down below,
Rat of long forgotten snow,
Evil cloaked in coat of White,
Will the Warrior drain your light?

What could turn the Warrior week?
What do burning Gnawers seek?
Just a barely speaking pup
That holds the Land of Under up

Die the baby, die his heart
Die his most essential part
Die the peace that rules the hour,
Gnawers have their key to power”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Suzanne Collins
“Warmblood now a bloodborne death,
Will rob your body of it's breath
Mark your skin and seal your fate
The Underland becomes a plate”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Sheri S. Tepper
“I tell you, lad, that men will believe is one says, "The Gods say..." They will believe if one says, "I had a Vision..." They will believe if one says, "It was told me on a tablet of hidden gold..." But, if one says, "History teaches," then they will not believe.”
Sheri S. Tepper, King's Blood Four

Karl Marx
“Thus the aristocracy took their revenge by singing lampoons on their new master, and whispering in his ears sinister prophecies of coming catastrophe.

In this way arose feudal Socialism; half lamentation, half lampoon; half echo of the past, half menace of the future, at times by its bitter, witty and incisive criticism, striking the bourgeoisie to the very heart's core, but always ludicrous in its effects, through total incapacity to comprehend the march of modern history.”
Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

Nenia Campbell
“In trials of ir'n and silver fain
“The dead will rise and walk again
“The blesséd few that touch the light
“Will aid the war against the night.

“But one by one they all will die
“Without a cause to rule them by
“As Darkness spreads across the land
“He'll wield the oceans in his hand.

“Five warriors will oppose his reign
“And overthrow the Shadow Thane
“They come from sides both dark and light
“The realm the mortals call “twilight.”

“A magus crowned with boughs of fire
“Will rise like Phoenix from his pyre
“A beast of shadows touched with sight
“Will claim a Dark One as her knight

“The next, a prophet doomed to fail
“Will find her powers to avail
“The final: one mere mortal man
“Who bears the mark upon his hand

“The circle closes round these few
“Made sacred by the bonds they hew
“But if one fails then so shall all
“Bring death to those of Evenfall.”
Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

Samuel R. Delany
“Do you follow the wrestling? Most people think it's illegal, but you can watch it there. Ruby and Python are on display this evening.”
Samuel R. Delany, Babel-17

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Oracular ambiguity or statistical probability provides loopholes, and discrepancies are expunged by Faith.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Jonathan Anthony Burkett
“What a life we live. Full of questions, adventures, stories, mistakes, good, quests, bad, miracles, lessons, people, blessings, journeys, inventions, music, animals, history, cultures, religions, prophecies, planets, stars, careers, movies, plants, hate, love, and so much more.”
Jonathan Anthony Burkett

China Miéville
“A promise fulfilled may be a classic moment, but prophecies mean anticlimax. How much more awesome was an unexpected salvation?”
China Miéville, Embassytown

Sheri S. Tepper
“I will raise up prophets to make conflicting pronouncements that inevitably will be garbled in transcription, resulting in mutually exclusive definitions of orthodoxy from which the open-minded will flee in dismay.”
Sheri S. Tepper, The Visitor

Alejandro C. Estrada
“The irony of it, is how Freemasons have been trying to create and fulfill prophecy, and in their endeavor to hide behind secrecy they have been the catalyst for prophetic fulfillments. Moreover, I have taken the worst excrement ever defecated by mankind and have turned it into knowledge. Therefore, I have made the Thought a Thing and have aided the march of a TRUTH which I have bequeathed to mankind as a personal estate to hold in trust and I have dropped it into the world’s wide treasury as an example of a human excellence of growth that shall make the spiritual glory of the human race greater because this endowment has been cultivated from Truth as raw as a diamond in the rough. For what man develops and creates will always be artificial and glorified fabrication that when dismantled, is nothing more than just a lie regardless of how sophisticated the deception. A con artist will never be more than just a thief, and a cubic zirconia will never be more perfect than a diamond. Thus I have written in the same line as Moses and he who died upon the cross, and I have achieved an intellectual sympathy with the Deity himself and since[according to Albert Pike] the best gift we can bestow on humanity, is manhood, then I shall call it:
ANTI - CHRIST ENDOWMENTS
Because I’m the Little Horn with the biggest horn on the field. They were not kidding when they said I would be more stout than my fellows.”
Alejandro C. Estrada, Alejandro Carbajal Estrada

Lesley Crewe
“So often there are crossroads in your life, when things can go right or horribly wrong. We never know when something we say or do will turn a person's life around.”
Lesley Crewe, Amazing Grace

Anne Rice
“Ah, but prophecies have a way of fulfilling themselves,' Khayman said. 'That's the magic of it. We all understood it in ancient times. The power of charms is the power of the will; you might say that we were all geniuses of psychology in those dark days, that we could be slain by the power of another's designs. And the dreams, Marius, the dreams are but a part of the great design.”
Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned

Noella Menon
“You will say things with a merry tongue; you are not one for graceless words and no one will take offence. I will cause you to instruct many and your words will carry because they are not your words but my words – living words passing from generation to generation even to those yet unborn.”
Noella Menon, The Merry Tongue: A Story of Love, Loss, Faith & Surrender

Cyndi Goodgame
“To know one's future is the single most destructive way of ending your life before you've lived it." - Altheon (Betrayal- Fey Court Trilogy)”
Cyndi Goodgame, Betrayal

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... the reader is probably wondering that if Tolkien did indeed fashion two of his heroic characters from Catholic prophecies, what about the evil protagonists? Were any of them inspired by these little-known revelations concerning future times? The answer is yes, but to discover the links between the myth and the prophecies, we must venture not only into the realm of unnerving revelations, but also into the murky world of secret sects, dark plots, occult signs, bloody revolutions and conspiracy theories ~ we must probe deep into the burning Eye of Sauron.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Lord of the Rings: Apocalyptic Prophecies

Carl Sagan
“But we have no [Marian] apparitions cautioning the Church against, say, accepting the delusion of an Earth-centered Universe, or warning it of complicity with Nazi Germany — two matters of considerable moral as well as historical import....

Not a single saint criticized the practice of torturing and burning “witches” and heretics. Why not? Were they unaware of what was going on? Could they not grasp its evil? And why is [the Virgin] Mary always admonishing the poor peasant to inform the authorities? Why doesn’t she admonish the authorities herself? Or the King? Or the Pope?”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Robert Jordan
“Twice and twice shall he be marked
twice to live, and twice to die.
Once the heron, to set his path.
Twice the heron, to name him true.
Once the Dragon, for remembrance lost.
Twice the Dragon, for the price he must pay.”
Robert Jordan

“It is not prophecies that make plan to come to pass.”
Sunday Adelaja

“What makes the new year to be good is about what you or refuse to do and not prophecies.”
Sunday Adelaja

Stacie Simpson
“Night and day waging war, bitter enemies evermore.
Fierce and loyal, the day is strong.
Broken oaths, so much goes wrong.
Magic speaks to all hearts bound.
Trapped in slumber until she's found.
When two are joined the spell will break.
One by one their souls awake.
Hate takes over, vengeance sworn.
And from the flames new life is born.”
Stacie Simpson, Releasing the Dragon

“Predictions are but guesses - when they come true, they are prophecies; when they don't, we salvage the situation by calling them allegories.”
Mike Klepper

Ana Claudia Antunes
“The future is our present for the next generation. It's our duty and our total responsabilty to leave a good deed from our gifts. The way we live our present will lead to a good gift or the worst of nightmares for generations to come.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Memoirs of An Amazon

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Tolkien did admit that, 'As a guide, I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving.' In other words ~ he wrote about what interested him ~ and despite his protestation of including anything allegorical into his tale, Catholic history and mystic prophecy obviously received its fair share of attention ...”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Lord of the Rings: Apocalyptic Prophecies

“Prophecy never originated from the will of man but from the will of God through the Holy Spirit”
Unkown Author

Abhijit Naskar
“Different centuries may call me by different names, sometimes Shankara, sometimes Vivekananda and other times Naskar, but I, the ever-effulgent, indomitable force of oneness, will always make sure that humanity doesn't get torn apart into pieces by its innate self-centric activities.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Patrick Ness
“We must do this. It has been prophesied.' You relieve yourself of choice. Relieve yourself of consequences. Torture me, harm me, kill me. Do all these things, but do not pretend there is a must. That is how evil is rationalised.”
Patrick Ness, And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Patrick Ness
“When you predict the future, when you do so strongly and you cling to it, how much of the future do you then cause to happen?”
Patrick Ness, And the Ocean Was Our Sky