Like all people, atheists contemplate issues of love, death, and morality, and in times of stress we all long for solace and inspiration. A collection of uplifting quotations from some of mankind's most important philosophers, scientists, writers, and even comedians, The Inspirational Atheist will be a treasured daily companion for the growing demographic of humanists who believe that life has meaning when we live it meaningfully, independent of the existence of a higher power. With words from Carl Sagan, D. H. Lawrence, Julia Child, Douglas Adams, Charlotte Bronte, Bertrand Russell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Carlin, Joan Didion, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Jefferson and dozens of others on topics ranging from Love and Nature to Wisdom and Beauty, this book is a celebration of the sublime without the divine. Atheists are as interested as any believer in life's big questions. And here, at last, is a treasury of much-needed words of wisdom, providing inspiration and provocation on love, success, truth, beauty, and other important topics, from sources outside religion. The Inspirational Atheist provides uplifting and profound quotations from artists, poets, philosophers, and great thinkers who insight will touch nonbelievers and believers alike.