The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

— Richard Dawkins

Interesting Capricious quotations

Real woman should be capricious.

The mind is the most capricious of insects — flitting, fluttering.

The turnip is a capricious vegetable, which seems reluctant to show itself at its best.

The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.

Athens' biggest worry was the sheer recklessness of its own democratic government. A simple majority of the citizenry, urged on and incensed by clever demagogues, might capriciously send out military forces in unnecessary and exhausting adventures.

Unconsciously, I fell in love with the small round sphere, with its amusing and capricious rebounds which sometimes play with me.

Suppress prostitution, and capricious lusts will overthrow society.

A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.

Social science virtually abhors the event.

Not without reason; the short-term is the most capricious and deceptive form of time.

The Christian god is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust.

Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.

Or is it your reputation that's bothering you? But look at how soon we're all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of those applauding hands. The people who praise us; how capricious they are, how arbitrary. And the tiny region it takes place. The whole earth a point in space - and most of it uninhabited.

Mistress-like, its brilliance vain, highly capricious and inane.

The sadistic narcissist perceives himself as Godlike, ruthless and devoid of scruples, capricious and unfathomable, emotion-less and non-sexual, omniscient, omnipotent and omni-present, a plague, a devastation, an inescapable verdict.

The conjuror or con man is a very good provider of information.

He supplies lots of data, by inference or direct statement, but it's false data. Scientists aren't used to that scenario. An electron or a galaxy is not capricious, nor deceptive; but a human can be either or both.

Coldly and capriciously the slanting sunbeams fall.

Love is a capricious creature which desires everything and can be contented with almost nothing.

Public opinion is a mysterious and invisible power, to which everything must yield. There is nothing more fickle, more vague, or more powerful; yet capricious as it is, it is nevertheless much more often true, reasonable, and just, than we imagine.

I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.

Washington politicians basically view the People as a capricious and dangerous enemy, a dumb mob whose only interesting quality happens to be their power to take away politicians' jobs... When the government sees its people as the enemy, sooner or later that feeling gets to be mutual. And that's when the real weirdness begins.

Society is capricious and rewards the bad as often as the good. But it never rewards the quiet.

From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.

Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!

But [the Arabs'] friendship was venal, their faith inconstant, their enmity capricious: it was an easier task to excite than to disarm these roving barbarians; and, in the familiar intercourse of war, they learned to see, and to despise, the splendid weakness both of Rome and of Persia.

A lot of people don't trust the pitch.

There's this kind of reputation it has for being untrustworthy and fickle and capricious and everything else, and those are words that big league managers and general managers and organizations aren't too fond of.

It's not that stock prices are capricious. It's that the news is capricious.

Nature does not capriciously scatter her secrets as golden gifts to lazy pets and luxurious darlings, but imposes tasks when she presents opportunities, and uplifts him whom she would inform. The apple that she drops at the feet of Newton is but a coy invitation to follow her to the stars.

And who ever said the world was fair, little lady? Maybe death is fair, but certainly not life. We must accept the unfairness as proof of the sublime flux of existence, the capricious music of the universe- and go on about our tasks

If justice takes place, there may be hope, even in the face of a seemingly capricious divinity.

There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey;

it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.

Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it.

Luck is what a capricious man believes in.