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  • has made prosperity his deity
  • for several hours I have been trying to comprehend that I am actually in the illustrious old city where ... Abraham held converse with the Deity
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • But now and then he gave us a sermon of a different order—what some would call a very good one; but sunless and severe: representing the Deity as a terrible taskmaster rather than a benevolent father.
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey
  • The people reign in the American political world as the Deity does in the universe.
    Alexis de Tocqueville  --  Democracy in America

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  • But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.
    Bertrand Russell
  • He stares at the Commandant with a reverence reserved for deities.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • That’s approximately how many minutes I’ve loved you,
    It’s how many minutes I’ve thought about you,
    How many minutes I’ve worried about you,
    How many minutes I’ve thanked God for you,
    How many minutes I’ve thanked every deity in the
    Universe for you.
    One million
    Fifty-one thousand
    Minutes ….
    One million fifty-one thousand and
    two hundred times.
    It’s how many times you’ve made me smile,
    How many times you’ve made me dream,
    How many times you’ve made me…
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • From here I could work my way up to scaring farm animals, then demigods, monsters, and minor deities.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Some believed the prince was a deity, that as long as he kept the stone, he could not be killed.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • The southern school superintendent is a kind of remote deity who breathes the purer air of Mount Parnassus.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I believe there is a deity—somewhere.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Who is your primary care deity?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Now, transfigured—cold and glorious like deities with their disguises flung off—it was as if they’d flown through the roof and into the sky to assume their true, celestial homes.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I always looked up to my father as if he was a deity.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Ani played a greater part in the life of the people than any other deity.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Mindful of being a teenaged upstart in the company of such seasoned track deities as Jesse Owens and Glenn Cunningham, Louie curbed his coltish impulses and began growing a mustache.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother of Jove?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Everyone knows that drunkards and lovers have a protecting deity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • She is a cruel deity.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • And it all fits perfectly with their fascination for goddess iconology, paganism, feminine deities, and contempt for the Church.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • You are confused because the Bible describes God as an omnipotent and benevolent deity.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Most were minor deities even in ancient times.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He swore by all possible deities.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • It was inevitable that she should accept any inconsistency and cruelty from her deity as all good worshippers do from theirs.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Marija has apparently concluded about two hours ago that if the altar in the corner, with the deity in soiled white, be not the true home of the muses, it is, at any rate, the nearest substitute on earth attainable.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There is a deity for those drunken men who are called lovers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • These were fervent Brahmins, the bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, and Brahma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The smell came from undusted corners and from incense burning in silver jars at the feet of contorted Oriental deities.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • There he has continued, praying like a Methodist: only the deity he implored is senseless dust and ashes; and God, when addressed, was curiously confounded with his own black father!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • In their absence, the dwarves had carved a profusion of statues, many depicting monsters and deities locked in epic battles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And that’s why later, when long-held family secrets came to light, when I noticed that this deity who asked only for perfection was himself less than perfect, that he was in fact not a deity at all, well, I wasn’t able to shrug it off.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Rita rolls her eyes to the ceiling, as if consulting silently some deity there.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The old man watched him with victorious merriment, sitting in his musty blue armchair like some satanic and hedonistic deity on a throne, a stolen U.S. Army blanket wrapped around his spindly legs to ward off a chill.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Over against heaven and its gods lies the underworld with its sombre deities.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • And now, do you ever dangle your toes over the precipice, dare the cliff to crumble, defy the frozen deity to suffer the sun, thaw feather and bone, take wing to fly you home?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • There are things to suggest this Liet may be a local deity.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I’m not a bully, not some self-centered demanding little deity insisting on my own way.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • And poor Silas was vaguely conscious of something not unlike the feeling of primitive men, when they fled thus, in fear or in sullenness, from the face of an unpropitious deity.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Her god of communication became a god of vengeance—to her the most satisfactory deity she had devised so far—and, as it turned out, the last.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Langdon gazed up again at the image of The Apotheosis of Washington—the symbolic ascent of man to deity.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The words were few and often repeated, proceeding gradually from a sort of invocation, or hymn, to the Deity, to an intimation of the warrior’s object, and terminating as they commenced with an acknowledgment of his own dependence on the Great Spirit.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Books III-VII will cover one long day of fighting, and Zeus will only banish the interfering deities and send the Trojans success in Book VIII.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • If ’twere a kibe, ’Twould put me to my slipper: but I feel not This deity in my bosom: twenty consciences That stand ’twixt me and Milan, candied be they And melt ere they molest!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • He would leave an offering to whatever deity inhabited the upper atmosphere.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I never had a brother: Nor can there be that deity in my nature Of here and everywhere.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • The deceased was the tragic hero, the survivors the innocent victims; there was the omnipresence of the deity, strophe and antistrophe of the chorus of mourners led by the preacher.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • He looked up, startled, from his digging, from his thoughts; looked up in a dazzled bewilderment, his mind still wandering in that other world of truer-than-truth, still focused on the immensities of death and deity; looked up and saw, close above him, the swarm of hovering machines.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • These cattle, Teiresias had warned, must not be touched, for they are sacred to the great deity who shines on the Mediterranean world with a splendor he has nowhere else.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • My mother, whenever I paid her a visit, would make me accompany her to a temple, and together we would pray and pray before the deity, imploring for help until we were giddy.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
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