"Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."John Desmond Bernal on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."John Desmond Bernal on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."John Desmond Bernal on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."John Desmond Bernal on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."John Desmond Bernal on Albert Camus
"The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them."
"It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof."
"The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun."
"The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development."