Quotes


Moderation / Criticism / Exposition / Exposés

David Aaronovitch

Edward Abbey

Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor, Rotterdam

AbuManga

Martha Ackelsberg

Lord Acton

Clark Adams

Douglas Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

John Adams

Wayne Adkins

'Adonis' (Ali Ahmad Said Asbar)

Theodore Adorno

Tanveer Ahmed

Zalikha Ahmed, Director, Apna Haq Refuge, Yorkshire

Decca Aitkenhead

Sadiq Jalal al-Azm

Aaron Alexovich

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Imam Ali

Alikhat

Ethan Allen

Paula Allen

Eric Alterman

John Amaechi

Walid Amayreh, Editor, Hebron Times

Henri Frédéric Amiel

Martin Amis

Anaxagorus

David Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Anemones

Kofi Annan's Astonishing Facts [New York Times, 29 September 1998]

Anon / Unknown

Anonymous Gay Vicar In Northern England

Anonymous Iranian woman

Anonymous Young Muslim Man

Peter A. Angeles

Natalie Angier

Susan B. Anthony

Hussein Ahmed Amin, former Egyptian Diplomat

Bert Archer

William Archer

Aristophanes

Aristotle

Don Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta

Malene Arpe

Timothy Garton Ash

Thomas R. Asher

Alan Ashley-Pitt

Isaac Asimov

Lodewijk Asscher, Alderman, Amsterdam

Prof. Catherine Atherton

Brooks Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Marcus Aurelius

Aviva

Francis Bacon

Roger Bacon

Raif Badawi, sentenced to 1000 lashes for posting the following (and more similar) on Facebook.

Joe Bageant

Vanessa Baird

Carolyn Baker

Robert A. Baker

Tom Baker

Joan Bakewell

Mikhail Bakunin

James Baldwin

Balor

Judith Bandsma

Benjamin R. Barber

Dan Barker

Ronald J. Barrier, National Spokesperson, American Atheists

Simon Barrow, Ekklesia

Alan Barth

Bruce Bartlett

Jonathan Bartley, Ekklesia

Basilides

Pierre Bayle

Bert B. Beach, Religious Liberty Executive, Seventh-Day Adventist

Simone de Beauvoir

August Bebel

John Beevers

Catherine Bennett

Bernard Berenson

Isaiah Berlin

David K. Berninghausen

Dennis Bernstein, Radio KPFA

Ernest Bevin

John Bice

Joe Biden

Ambrose Bierce

Scott Bidstrup

Steve Biko

Richard Birnie

William Blake

William Blum

Napoleon Bonaparte

Pamela Bone

G. Richard Bozarth

Charles Bradlaugh

Katy Brand

Poppy Z. Brite

David Brooks

Andrew Brown

James A. C. Brown

Roy W. Brown

Scott Brown

Yasmin Alibhai Brown

Lenny Bruce

Giordano Bruno

E. A. Wallis Budge

Pearl S. Buck

Buckle

Buddha

Luis Buñuel

Luther Burbank

Rob Burcham

Marilyn Burge

Anthony Burgess

Edmund Burke

W. Burkert

William S. Burroughs

Richard Burton

Samuel Butler

General Smedley Butler

Lord Byron

Julius Caesar

Agnès Callamard

Bruce Calvert

Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian Archbishop

Joseph Campbell

Candyapple

Keith Cantrell

George Carlin

Robert Todd Carroll

Linda Carter

Bartolomé de las Casas

Fidel Castro

Celsus

Dan Ceppa

Roland Challis, SE-Asia Correspondent, BBC

Charles Chaplin

Graham Chapman

Maggie Chapman

Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier, murdered editor of Charlie Hebdo

Rev. Robert Chase, United Church of Christ

G. K. Chesterton

Noam Chomsky

Renuka Chowdhury

Michael Crichton

Nils Christie

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Arthur C. Clarke

Jeremy Clarkson

Grover Cleveland

Voltairine de Cleyre

W. K. Clifford

Bill Clinton

Richard Clopton

Benjamin Cohen

Nick Cohen

Richard Cohen

Cole's Axiom

Pat Condell

Joseph Conrad

Francis Crick

Barry Crimmins

Quentin Crisp

Critias

Patricia Crone

Alister Crowley

Jim D'Entremont

Theodore Dalrymple

C. W. Dalton

Isioma Daniel

Clarence Darrow

Charles Darwin

Henrietta Darwin

Ali Dashti

Claire Davey

David Davis

Richard Dawkins

Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, NUJ

Democritus

Daniel C. Dennett

John Dewey

Khaled Diab

Dicentra

Philip K. Dick

Charles Dickens

Emily Dickinson

Denis Diderot

Marlene Dietrich

Ellen Battelle Dietrick

Annie Dillard

Diogenes

David Dionisi

Benjamin Disraeli

Frank Dobson

Cory Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow

Chester Dolan

Dolphin Radio

Amanda Donohoe

Phil Donahue

Frederick Douglass

John William Draper

John Drayton

Theodore Dreiser

William Drummond

Ann Druyan

Rev Malcolm Duncan, Evangelical Faithworks Movement

Ronald Dworkin

'Dyingbreed'

Shirin Edabi, Nobel Peace Prize, 2003

Sir Arthur Eddington

David Edgar

Richard & Maria Edgeworth

Taner Edis

Thomas Alva Edison

Elizabeth Edwards

Jonathan Edwards, Olympic Athlete

Paul Edwards

Barbara Ehrenreich

Albert Einstein

General Dwight Eisenhower

T. S. Eliot

Albert Ellis

H. Havelock Ellis

Harlan Ellison

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friedrich Engels

Epicurus

Epictetus

Anders Eriksson & Francisco Lacerda

Susan Ertz

Gavin Esler

Greg Erwin

Leonhard Euler

Gareth Evans, Medical Genetics Consultant, St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester

Morris Farhi

Dr. Frederic William Farrar

James K. Feibleman

Niall Ferguson

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Francisco Ferrer

Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach

Richard Feynman

W. C. Fields

Victoria Finney

Camille Flammarion

Antony Flew

Panama Floyd

George W. Foote

Henry Ford

Clayton Forno

Jodie Foster

Anatole France

France Soir

Victor Frankl

Benjamin Franklin

Frederick the Great

Jonathan Freedland

Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy

Sigmund Freud

Johann P. Fritz, Director, International Press Institute

Erich Fromm

Northrop Frye

J. William Fulbright

Robert W. Funk

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Galileo Galilei

Mohandas Gandhi

Manuel García

Helen H. Gardener

Dan Gardner

Bill Gates

Melinda Gates

Henry George

André Gide

Terry Gilliam

John Stuart Glennie

Emma Goldman

Gora

Stephen J. Gould

Remy de Gourmont

Ulysses S. Grant

Muriel Gray

A. C. Grayling

TheGreatRonRafferty

Green Party policy

Ruth Hurmence Green

Kate Greenaway

Graham Greene

Edward J. Greenfield, Supreme Court Justice, New York

A. Whitney Griswold

Nigel de Gruchy, General Secretary, National Association Of Schoolmasters Union Of Women Teachers

Nino Guerreiro, Portugese Workers' Association

D. Dale Gulledge

Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama

Larry Haftl

Edward Everett Hale

J. B. S. Haldane

E. Haldeman-Julius

Garrett Hardin

Dr Taj Hargey

Johann Hari

Rt. Rev. Richard Harries

Lee Harris

Paul Harris

Richard Harris

Sam Harris

Rex Harrison

Deborah Harry

Ian Hart

James L. Hartley

John Hattan

James A. Haught

Stephen Hawking

Judith Hayes

Rutherford Hayes

Brian Hayward

Chris Hedges

Ernest Hemingway

Bobby Henderson

Katharine Hepburn

Heraclitus

Edward Herman

Alexander Herzen

Liz Highleyman

Joe Hill, Industrial Workers of the World

Symon Hill, Ekklesia

Hippocrates

Don Hirschberg

Christopher Hitchens

Eric Hoffer

Nocholas von Hoffman

Baron d'Holbach (Paul Henri Thiry)

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Elmer Homrighausen

Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, Physics Chair, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Jon Honeyball

Fred Hoyle

Elbert Hubbard

Charles Evans Hughes

Robert Hughes

Rupert Hughes

Victor Hugo

David Hume

Mick Hume

Samuel P. Huntington

Aldous Huxley

Julian Huxley

Thomas Huxley

Hypatia

Nicholas Hytner, Director, National Theatre

Robert Green Ingersoll

Greg Irwin

Eddie Izzard

William James

Thomas Jefferson

Stephen Jeffrey

Penn Jillette

'Jirik'

Cyril Joad

Jeffrey John, Dean, St Albans

Ellen Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Sonia Johnson

Angelina Jolie

Benjamin Jones, NSS Communications Officer

James Joyce

Heshu Jones

S. T. Joshi

Juvenal

Mohsen Kadivar

Azam Kamguian

Wendy Kaminer

Oliver Kamm

Immanuel Kant

Shyaka Kanuma

Esther Kaplan

Abul Kasem

Hamza Kashgari

Walter Kaufmann

Donald Kaul

John Keane

Garrison Keillor

Helen Keller

Al Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Ludovic Kennedy

Johannes Kepler

'Kimpatsu'

Al-Kindi

Martin Luther King

Naomi Klein

Margaret Knight

Steve Knight

Nanrei Kobori, Abbot, Temple Of The Shining Dragon

Doug Krueger

Krishnamurti

Kronk

"Kublai_Khan"

Paul Kurtz

Paul Kurtz & Tim Madigan

Cathy Ladman

Corliss Lamont

Anne Lamott

Gustav Landauer

Walter Savage Landor

Rose Wilder Lane

Kenneth V. Lanning

Lewis H. Lapham

Pierre Simon Marquis de Laplace

Laura —

Anton Szandor LaVey

Lord Justice (John) Laws

Stanislaw J. Lec

Ursula K. LeGuin

Marty Leipzig

Doris Lessing

John Lettice

Lev

Gideon Levy

Anthony Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Joseph Lewis

Michael Lewis

G. C. Lichtenberg

Rush Limbaugh

Abraham Lincoln

Robert Lindner

Ben N. Lindsey & Wainwright Evans

Walter Lippman

John Locke

Lucretius

Abu 'l-Ala Ahmad B. 'Abd Allah B. Sulayman Al-Ma'arri

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Sir Ken Macdonald, Former Director Of Public Prosecutions

Charles Mackay

John Mackie

John Macy

MAD Magazine

James Madison

Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães)

Kenan Malik

Michelle Malkin

Mangasar Magurditch Mangasarian

Irshad Manji

Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner)

Sarfraz Manzoor

Jean-Paul Marat

Christopher Marlowe

Mike Marqusee

Emma Martin

Ian Martin

Michael Martin

Harriet Martineau

Groucho Marx

Karl Marx

Christopher Masterjohn

Somerset Maugham

Maximus of Tyre

Lord May, Outgoing President Of The Royal Society

John Maybury

Ernst Mayr

Alistair McBay, National Secular Society

Joseph McCabe

John McCarthy

McCullough's Law

Ian McEwan

Bob McHenry

Ian McKellen

Bill McKibben

Delos B. McKown

Sir Peter Medawar

Lucy Mangan

Herman Melville

Pauline Melville

Henry Louis Mencken

Joost A. Merloo

Meteorite Debris

John Stuart Mill

Dennis Miller

Kenneth R. Miller

Mark Crispin Miller

A. A. Milne

Seamus Milne

Dr. Syed Kamran Mirza

George Monbiot

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Ashley Montagu

Micheal Moorcock

Alan Moore

Charles Moore

Mark Morford

Rev. Donald Morgan

John Morley

Chris Morris

Colin Morris

Rob Morse

Johann Most

Bill Moyers

Abdal-Hakim Murad

Douglas Murray

Fatima Mustaq, Director Of Education, Ghazni, Afghanistan

Shabnam Nadiya

V. S. Naipaul

Maryam Namazie

Taslima Nasrin

Bushra Nasir, Headmistress, Islamic School, East London

Gamal Abdel Nasser

George Nathan

Allama Muhammed Farooq Nazimi

Rev. Winston Njongonkulu Ndungane, Archbishop, Cape Town

L. Aron Nelson (a.k.a. AronRa)

New York Times

Isaac Newton

Pastor Martin Niemöller

Friedrich Nietzsche

Asra Q. Nomani

Max Nordau

Charles Eliot Norton

Richard Norton-Taylor & Seamas Milne

Rev. John Nugent

Sean O'Casey

Mary Flannery O'Connor

John O'Farrell

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Brendan O'Neill

P. J. O'Rourke

Ebenezer Obadare

Keith Olbermann

J. Robert Oppenheimer

George Orwell

Thomas Otway

Robert Owen

Ursula Owen

Heinz Pagels

Sir James Paget

Camille Paglia

Thomas Paine

Michael Painter

Alasdair Palmer

Catherine Leah Palmer

David Pannick, QC

Michael Parenti

Robert Park

Rebecca Ann Parker, Unitarian-Universalist

Matthew Parris

Richard Lloyd Parry

Keith Parsons

Blaise Pascal

Boris Pasternak

Christina Patterson

Ron Patterson

Gregory S. Paul

Penn & Teller

Laurence Peter

Gallus Petronius

Emo Phillips

Wendell Phillips

John Pilger

Robert M. Pirsig

William Pitt

Ian Plimer

Plutarch

Edgar Allan Poe

Katha Pollitt

Karl Popper

Henry Porter

Dennis Potter

Ezra Pound

Terry Pratchett

Protogaras

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Tim Radford

Ayn Rand

James Randi

Al-Rawandi

L. Raymond

Ishmael Reed

Salomon Reinach

John E. Remsberg

Joseph Ernest Renan

William H. Reynolds

David Rice

Fredric Rice

Robert S. Richardson, Astronomer, Griffith Observatory

Marilla Ricker

Malise Rithven

Rius

Mary Riddell

Matt Ridley

Stephen Roberts

J. M. Robertson

Tim Robbins

Tom Robbins

Kenneth Robinson

Richard Robinson

Emily Robison, The Dixie Chicks

Phil Rockstroh

Gene Roddenberry

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ernestine L. Rose

W. S. Ross

Jean Rostand

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Chris Rowland

Anne Royall

Michael Ruse

Salman Rushdie

John Ruskin

Bertrand Russell

Reverend Susan Russell, Senior Associate For Pastoral Life, All Saints Episcopal Church

Marquis de Sade

Carl Sagan

Sallustius

Margaret Sanger

George Santayana

"satin_is_real"

Dan Savage

Tashbih Sayyed

Albert Scardino

John H. Schaar

Arthur Schopenhauer

Frithjof Schuon

Scientific American

George Secrett, Executive Director, Friends Of The Earth

Seneca

Madhav Sharma

General David Sharp, Former US Marine Commandant

Paula Sharzer

George Bernard Shaw

Martin Sheen

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Susan Shields

Lionel Shriver

Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation

Rev. Timothy F. Simpson, Christian Alliance For Progress

Peter Singer

Gary Sloan

Charles Smith

Frederick Smith

George H. Smith

Quentin Smith

Barbara Smoker

Ailbhe Smyth

Gerry Spence

Herbert Spencer

Robert Spencer

Benedict Spinoza

David A. Spitz

Lysander Spooner

Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Special Representative of the Commission of the Human Rights of The United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Dr. Derek Stanesby, expelled as Canon of Uppingham, Rutland

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Ronald Steel

Lincoln Steffens

Mary-Ann Stephenson

Howard Stern

Mark Steyn

Max Stirner (Johann Kaspar Schmidt)

Matt Stone, co-creator, South Park

Joe Michael Straczynski

Paul Street

Suetonius (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus)

Farooq Sulehria

Andrew Sullivan

Morris Sullivan

Ron Suskind

Jonathan Swift

Algernon Sydney

Symmachus

Mary Ellen Synon

Thomas Szasz

2ymoon

Dr. H. Tabar

Tacitus

Matthew Tanase

Peter Tatchell

Teller (of Penn & Teller)

Nikola Tesla

Rev. John H. Thomas, United Church of Christ

Lisa Walsh Thomas

Mark Thomas

David Thompson

The Three Imposters

Farrell Till

Emma Tom

Leo Tolstoy

Guillermo del Toro

Linus Torvalds

Polly Toynbee

'Trivet1'

Desmond Tutu

Lao Tse

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

John Tyndall

Cenk Uygur

Andy V

Mordechai Vanunu

Jesse Ventura

Michael Ventura

Thomas Vernon

Veyanne

'Uncle Vic'

Gore Vidal

John Vidal

Volney

Voltaire (François Marie Arouet)

Kurt Vonnegut

Frans de Waal

Frayba Wakili, Taliban refugee, University of Maryland

Peter Walker

Jill Paton Walsh

'Warchild'

Ibn Warraq (A pseudonym used by various authors to avoid fatwas and angry mobs calling for their death for the victimless 'crime' of blasphemy, or mere criticism of outdated / irrational dogma.)

Michael Wasdin

Lemuel K. Washburn

Anne Marie Waters