"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?"
—Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science
"It turns out, of course, that it is Nietzsche who is dead; God remains. Like all those before him and after who share his view, he understood that if God is dead - if there is no truth - then everything is permitted. We create a vacuum that human power will fill."
—William Bennett, Truth
“God died in Auschwitz.”
"Here was a new generation, shouting the old cries, learning the old creeds, through a revery of long days and nights; destined finally to go out into that dirty gray turmoil to follow love and pride; a new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken."
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
"Whether God is dead or not hardly matters, for we would use him no differently anyway."
—Joseph Heller, God Knows
"In spite of increasing production and comfort, man loses more and more the sense of self, feels that his life is meaningless, even though such a feeling is largely unconscious. In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead."
—Erich Fromm, The Sane Society
"Dead are all gods: now we desire the overman to live!"
—Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra
Your God is dead / And no-one cares.
If there is a Hell / I'll see you there.
— Nine Inch Nails, "Heresy"
Dead/ Your god is dead.
Fools/ Your god is dead.
— Morbid Angel, "Chapel of Ghouls"
I am...I 'was' God. The one you call the Almighty, the creator of mankind...And now I am dead. Odium has killed me. I am sorry.
These wicked people are too proud to seek God. They seem to think God is dead.
— Psalm 10
Do you remember the twentieth century? Think the twenty-first is going any better? You think God would have let any of that happen if he were alive?
So this zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, raped him with a corncob and boiled off his corpse in a acid bath.
— Spider Jerusalem, Transmetropolitan
Nietzsche is Dead.
— God, as quoted by countless Philosophy majors
Nietzche is God.
The dead don't talk.