“I have had a most shameful and distressing interview with dear Tom [T.S.] Eliot, who may be called dead to us all from this day forward. He has become an Anglo-Catholic believer in God and immortality, and goes to church. I was shocked. A corpse would seem to me more credible than he is. I mean, there’s something obscene in a living person sitting by the fire and believing in God.”
Friend and sometime publisher Virginia Woolf, on the news of the conversion of T.S. Eliot (quoted here).
““I was barked at by numerous dogs who are earning their food guarding ignorance and superstition for the benefit of those who profit from it. Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source.”
Albert Einstein in a personal letter to an unidentified adressee, Aug.7, 1941. Einstein Archive, reel 54-927, quoted in Jammer, Einstein and Religion, (Princeton University Press, 1999), p. 97.