Prophecies Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The promises of God are prophecies.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Friedrich Nietzsche
“We do not dispute what is magical or irrational when it flatters our self-esteem.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Rick Riordan
“You shall go west, and face the god who has turned,
You shall find what was stolen, and see it safely returned,
You shall be betrayed by one who calls you a friend,
And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

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

“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

“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

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
“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

Stephen Poplin
“The things that humans do. To follow the imagination, wishful thinking, or the rules and teachings? To follow and trust the institutions? The religions? The Market, the stocks, - the almighty dollar? The paid experts, the head hunters, pundits, poachers, fanatics, deceivers and egomaniacs.... ?? One can get way off track believing in fairy tales and second hand wizdum and self-appointed gurus. Like the craziness and irrationality of commerce, economics and backroom deals, the esoteric landscape sometimes can look like a surreal postcard from some star, and it is advisable to check the other-worldly theories with some real world reasoning (and get references!).”
Stephen Poplin, Inner Journeys, Cosmic Sojourns: Life transforming stories, adventures and messages from a spiritual hypnotherapist's casebook

Geoffrey of Monmouth
“Woe unto the red dragon, for his extermination draws near; and his caverns shall be occupied of the white dragon that betokens the Saxons whom you have invited here. The red signifies the race of Briton, that shall be oppressed of the white. Therefore, shall the mountains and the valleys thereof be made level plane and the streams of the valley’s shall flow with blood. The rights of religion shall be done away, and the ruin of the churches be made manifest. At last, she that is oppressed shall prevail, and resist the cruelty of them that came from without. For the bore of Cornwall shall bring sucker and shall trample their necks beneath his feet. The islands of the ocean shall be subdued onto his power, and the forest of goal shall he possess. The house of Romulus shall dread the fierceness of his prowess, and doubtful shall be his end.”
Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain

Deborah  Grace
“Many signs of the New Covenant are found in the Old Testament prophecies, but flesh and blood are not one of them… Even if it were a metaphor, it is a morbid and black-magic-style parallel to compare human flesh and blood to membership into God’s New Covenant and kingdom.”
Deborah Grace, Crucifying the Bible

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Prophetic dreams are alarms set up by heaven to awaken the earth.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Oneironaut’s Diary

Craig Hamilton-Parker
“[With] prophetic insight: My conclusion is that only the potential for the future can be seen. The future can be changed. The psychic reads the map, but free will decides the path we take.”
Craig Hamilton-Parker, Your Psychic Powers

Cormac McCarthy
“The world's truth constitutes a vision so terrifying as to beggar the prophecies of the bleakest seer who ever walked it. Once you accept that then the idea that all of this will one day be ground to powder and blown into the void becomes not a prophecy but a promise. So allow me in turn to ask you this question: When we and all our works are gone together with every memory of them and every machine in which such memory could be encoded and sotred and the earth is not even a cinder, for whom then will this be a tragedy?”
Cormac McCarthy, The Passenger

Isabel Waidner
“A stereotype is like a self-fulfilling prophecy maybe (in the popular sense of the term). You can’t escape this reductive sht, this sht defines you.”
Isabel Waidner, We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff

Holly Black
“...some prophecies are fulfilled by the very actions meant to prevent them.”
Holly Black, The Queen of Nothing

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