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Babylon Quotes

Babylon Quotes by Linda Goodman, Victor Hugo, Christopher Morley, Dwight Yoakam, Lucius Beebe, Mick Jagger and many others.

The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today.
Linda Goodman
Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form.
Victor Hugo
New York is Babylon : Brooklyn is the truly Holy City. New York is the city of envy, office work, and hustle; Brooklyn is the region of homes and happiness…. There is no hope for New Yorkers, for their glory in Their skyscraping sins; but in Brooklyn there is the wisdom of the lowly.
Christopher Morley
Another lesson about a naive fool who came to Babylon, and found out that the pie don’t taste so sweet.
Dwight Yoakam
New York… Babylon-on-the-Hudson, sinful, extravagant, full of the nervous hilarity of the doomed.
Lucius Beebe
I’d done a very long project on Bridges To Babylon. I was on the road for ages with that. When I came off the road, I thought, the next thing I want to do on my own.
Mick Jagger
Can anyone be so foolish as to believe that there are men whose feet are higher than their heads, or places where things may be hanging downwards, trees growing backwards, or rain falling upwards? Where is the marvel of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon if we are to allow of a hanging world at the Antipodes?
I had a great run on Babylon 5. It was a lot of fun.
Bruce Boxleitner
Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It’s one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
Bill Mumy
In every other science fiction series, humans are at the top of the food chain. In the ‘Babylon 5’ universe, they’re in the bottom third.
J. Michael Straczynski
After their return from Babylon, the practice of human sacrifice died out among the Jews, but survived as an ideal in one of its break-away sects, which believed that God accepted the torture-sacrifice of an innocent man in exchange for not visiting a worse fate on the rest of humanity. The sect is called Christianity.
Steven Pinker
It is from Shiith Ibn Adam that all humankind today is said to descend. It is also said that Balkh, the ‘Mother of All Cities’ as the first Arabs called it, a city once greater than Babylon and lovelier than Nineveh, is where Shiith died and was buried.
Terry Glavin
Even before I had ever seen ‘Beach Blanket Babylon,’ I had a similar aesthetic: colorful and sparkly.
Chris March
When all men were of one language, some of them built a high tower, as if they would thereby ascend up to heaven, but the gods sent storms of wind and overthrew the tower, and gave every one his peculiar language; and for this reason it was that the city was called Babylon.
Humanity is actually under the control of dinosaur-like alien reptiles called the Babylon Brotherhood who must consume human blood to maintain their human appearance.
David Icke
The picture. A great plain, comprising the entire Jerusalem district, where is the supreme Commander-in-Chief of the forces of good, Christ our Lord: another plain near Babylon, where Lucifer is, at the head of the enemy.
Ignatius of Loyola
Tell the other rangers, the ambassadors, everyone is this army of light. Babylon 5 stands with you. Tell them, tell them that from this place with will deliver notice to the parliaments of conquerors that a line has been drawn against the darkness and we will hold that line no matter the cost.
John Sheridan
The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between. But there is still time to seize that one last fragile moment.
J. Michael Straczynski
New York: A third-rate Babylon.
H. L. Mencken
There is no greater power in the Universe than the power of love.
Rhonda Byrne
I love to watch television in Babylon, especially the news because it’s so full of corruption. I-man know there is so much corruption, there is bound to be an eruption!
Peter Tosh
London is a modern Babylon.
Benjamin Disraeli
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
Abraham Lincoln
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever.
J. Michael Straczynski
The occasion is piled high with difficulty. We must rise to the occasion.
Abraham Lincoln
I aint know the police was from Babylon And I aint know Im cold just like an avalanche
Nicki Minaj
The mounted knight is irresistible; he would bore his way through the walls of Babylon.
Anna Komnene
Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.
Bob Marley
In 1971, after seven years in college, with that magic piece of paper clutched triumphantly in my fist, the best job I was able to get was night watchman on a sewer project in Babylon, N.Y. guarding a hole in the ground to prevent anyone from stealing it. God bless the American educational system!
Spider Robinson
I was doing Babylon 5 season two and I was in all 22 episodes of that.
Bill Mumy
It was like a page torn from a history book, from some historical novel about the captivity of babylon or Spanish Inquisition.
Elie Wiesel
Farewell unhappy, hopeless, blasphemous Rome! The Wrath of God has come upon you, as you deserve. We cared for Babylon, and she is not healed; let us then leave her, that she may become the habitation of dragons, spectres, and witches.
Martin Luther
Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.
Camille Paglia