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  • The thing about playing gods, whether you're playing Thor and Loki or Greco Roman gods or Indian gods or characters in any mythology, the reason that gods were invented was because they were basically larger versions of ourselves.

    Interview with Todd Gilchrist, May 2, 2012.
  • Easter is always the answer to "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!"

    Madeleine L'Engle (2016). “The Irrational Season”, p.88, Open Road Media
  • You cannot have man legislating and playing God in Parliament, and at the same time believe that Allah is the only legislator.

  • Gettting to know your characters is so much more important than plotting. Working out every detail of your story in advance, especially when you don't yet know your main characters, always seems a little too much like playing God. You're working out your characters' lives, their destiny, before they've had a chance to discover who they are and what kind of people they want to be.

  • I have a penchant for playing God's clowns. Actually, I played Nijinsky once, and he used to call himself God's clown.

  • Should I be the one to play God? We're both about the same age, but we grew up in different neighborhoods.

    Funny   God   Humorous  
  • I think that the joy of writing a novel is the self-exploratio n that emerges and also that wonderful feeling of playing God with the characters. When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. ... I think the most important thing for a writer is to be locked in a study.

  • I spent my entire experience with Gary on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy staring at him and not returning any lines because I think he's God. The second time on The Dark Knight Rises I was playing God, so I ignored him. Kicked him a bit, that kind of thing. Gary Oldman is one of my heroes, I did nothing but glean from him.

    Hero   Dark   Thinking  
    "Tom Hardy Describes Showdown With Gary Oldman In 'The Dark Knight Rises'". Interview with Terri Schwartz, May 22, 2012.
  • Playing God is actually the highest expression of human nature. The urges to improve ourselves, to master our environment, and to set our children on the best path possible have been the fundamental driving forces of all of human history. Without these urges to ‘play God’, the world as we know it wouldn’t exist today.

  • If changing our world is playing God, it is just one more way in which God made us in His image.

    Our World   Way   Made  
  • When we stop playing God, God can play through us.

  • Here in St. Cloud’s,” Dr. Larch wrote, “ I have been given the choice of playing God or leaving practically everything up to chance. It is my experience that practically everything is left up to chance much of the time; men who believe in good and evil, and who believe that good should win, should watch for those moments when it is possible to play God – we should seize those moments. There won’t be may

    Believe   Men   Winning  
  • There are over 30 doctors running for the US Congress this year. That's going to be rather strange. Half the time these folks will be playing God and asking women to take their clothes off and the other half the time they will be doctors.

  • Doctors are busy playing God when so few of us have the qualifications. And besides, the job is taken.

    Jobs   Taken   Doctors  
  • Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.

    God   Voice   Political  
  • God does not play dice [with the universe]. [Ger., Gott wurfelt nicht.]

    God   Play   Gambling  
  • I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

    Funny   God   Sarcastic  
    Oscar Wilde (2012). “Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations”, p.12, Courier Corporation
  • Every now and then I'll do little things, a short story or something, that doesn't have any fantastical elements, but mostly I like the power of playing God and I like to imagine things.

    "Interview: Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon". TIME interview, September 25, 2005.
  • Our lives depend on recognizing that human cloning, like all forms of 'playing God,' is a moral, life-promoting endeavor.

    Cloning   Moral   Form  
  • Fundamentalist religion is the most pervasive vision of central planning, though many fundamentalists may oppose human central planning as a usurpation or "playing God.This is consistent with the fundamentalist vision of an unconstrained God and a highly constrained man.

    Men   Vision   Society  
    Thomas Sowell (2007). “A Conflict of Visions: Idealogical Origins of Political Struggles”, p.49, Basic Books
  • You've been playing gods-and-witches again, that's clear.

    God   War   Pride  
    Janet Morris, Chris Morris (1990). “Storm Seed”, Baen Books
  • I was scared. Do you know what it's like to hold someone else's life in your hands? It's like playing God. Can you think of anything scarier than that?

    Thinking   Hands   Scared  
    Sidney Sheldon (2007). “The dark side of midnight: featuring The other side of midnight, Rage of angels”
  • This job of playing God is a little too big for me. Nevertheless, someone has to do it, so I'll try my best to fake it.

    Jobs   Fake   Trying  
  • I loved playing Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. I mean you can't do better than playing God!

    Jesus   Mean   Superstar  
    Interview with Pati Buehler, June 18, 2008.
  • Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you're playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person's ill, he shouldn't go to a doctor because he's asking for interference with God's will. But of course, patients can't think that way.

    Mean   Thinking   Doctors  
    "CNN Newsroom" with Fredricka Whitfield, April 17, 2010.
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