Quotes / In Mysterious Ways

God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
William Cowper, 1779. No, not the Bible. Or U2.

God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players,note  to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.

What is mysterious about acting like a fucking arsehole?
Jim Jeffries

You know better than I
You know the way
I've let go the need to know why
For You know better than I
Joseph: King of Dreams, "You Know Better Than I"

It's difficult to know whom His plans truly benefit. Or how.
Cassandra Pentaghast, Dragon Age: Inquisition

And to the broken-hearted people, living in this world of greed: there will be an answer. Let it be.
John Lennon, "Let it Be"

Wax: How can you see things like what has been done by the Vanishers, and not do anything to help?
God: I have done something to help. I sent you.

Frodo: It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance.
Gandalf: Pity? It is pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me... I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the ring. In which case, you also were meant to have it... and that is an encouraging thought.

Honestly, if you could see just what was going on outside your realm of perception, it would blow your minds! That's the main reason I kept it back. If I were to give you an analogy, I'd describe it like this: when a duck swims on the water, you only see it glide, apparently effortlessly across the lake. But underneath, as in beneath the surface, it's a whole different story. Its legs are moving like he's pedaling a fucking bicycle up a mountain! Well, that's me right now. I am that duck!
Monty, Call of Duty: Zombies, Revelations

Sandor: So why does the Lord of Light keep bringing you back? I've met better men than you, and they've been hanged from crossbeams, or beheaded, or just shat themselves to death in a field somewhere. None of them came back, so why you?
Thoros: You think I don't ask myself that, every hour of every day? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? What does the Lord see in me?
Sandor: And?
Thoros: I don't know. I don't understand our Lord.
Sandor: Your Lord.
Thoros: I donít know what he wants from me. I only know that, he wants me alive.
Sandor: If he's so all-powerful, why doesn't he just tell you what the fuck he wants?