Mark Steel quotes

  • The annoying thing about being an atheist is that you'll never have the satifaction of saying to believers, 'I told you so.'
    -- Mark Steel

    #Death #Atheist #Annoying

  • As you get to thirty, the main thing is to not be sensible.
    -- Mark Steel

    #Thirty #Sensible

  • Aristotle compiled the first known comprehensive list of all winners of the Olympic Games. Which means that quite probably he was sat in a bar with Plato, muttering 'Go on then, give me any year you like and I'll tell you who won the four-man bobsleigh.'
    -- Mark Steel

    #Plato #Mean #Men

  • We really want to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity, even those who aren't helping us directly.
    -- Mark Steel

    #Kindness #Generosity #Want

  • Faith-healing is peculiar enough at the best of times, but applying it to football merits a special league of barking. Why would God bother to perform a miracle that enabled Sol Campbell to yell Oh holy Jesus, now I can win the ball in the air. It's been five years since I could defend from corners, brothers and sisters, it's a miracle.
    -- Mark Steel

    #Soccer #Football #Jesus

  • Banks aren't neutral observers, they're ... the people who caused the mess. It's like someone who's wet themselves in a public building insisting they choose which mop the librarian fetches to clear up the puddle.
    -- Mark Steel

    #People #Puddles #Fetch

  • An army of experts assured us on a daily basis that this boom couldn't possibly crash like previous booms because this boom was still going on whereas all previous booms had ended.
    -- Mark Steel

    #Army #Experts #Crash

  • My father was a film-maker. He always said he wanted to go like Humphrey Jennings, the legendary director who stepped backwards over a cliff while framing a better shot.

  • Funerals are important rituals. They don't just recognize that a life has ended; they recognize that a life was lived.

  • Let us not doubt that God has a father's pity towards us, and that in the removal of that which is dearest to us He is still loving and kind. Death separates, but it also unites. It reunites whom it separates.

  • For good undone, and gifts misspent, and resolutions vain

  • It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.

  • I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment.

  • We are all given a gift of existence and of being sentient beings, and I think true happiness lies in love and compassion.

  • By pagans the Jews (and later Christians) were seen as perverse, almost indeed as atheists, for they denied the very existence of other gods.

  • There’s something about pleasure I find annoying.

  • Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position.