The Inspirational Atheist


Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

– Philip K. Dick

The eyes are the window to where the soul is supposed to be.  – Tina Fey

Things are the way they are in our universe because if they weren’t, we would not be here to notice. – Brian Greene


Does the assurance that “God never gives you more than you can handle” fail to console you? Does the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason” strike you as obviously… just not true? If so, The Inspirational Atheist is here to help.

The Inspirational Atheist is a book of quotations by and for people who seek inspiration not in religious texts but in the universe around us, for those who feel that the world itself—nature, the universe, moon landings—supplies as much awe and amazement as we’ll ever need.

These quotations address the subjects that all people return to in times of stress and challenge, including:

Belief  * Freedom * Happiness * Life * Death * Morality * Love

The Inspirational Atheist is not an angry call to arms, but a rationalist’s heartening call to optimism. It’s a collection of wise observations by freethinkers, skeptics, atheists, agnostics and other curious minds, offering their insights on the world and man’s place in it, humanists who believe that our life has meaning when we live it meaningfully.

It’s a book of wonderful things. And even more than that: It’s a book of revelations in which no one goes to Hell.

Because there is no Hell.


A brute forces crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale still will sing. Because it is neither preaching nor teaching nor commanding nor urging. It is just singing. And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup.

D.H. Lawrence