53 Best Pagan Quotes about Paganism, Faith and Spirituality

Pagan word originates from the Latin word “paganus” and is used during the Roman Empire to describe people who didn’t adhere to Christianity, Judaism, or Islam but followed other religions.

Early Christians, who considered themselves ‘soldiers of Christ,’ coined the term in reference to non-believers or ‘civilians.’

Pagan religions have evolved over time, with prominent ones including Wicca and Druidry. Wicca, though often misunderstood, is the most recognized branch of Pagan beliefs.


Pagans universally regard nature as divine, reflecting a cycle of life and death.

As such, many adhere to eco-friendly lifestyles and symbolize divinity in various forms, some male, female, or genderless.

Despite its initial negative connotation, Paganism, the faith that predates Christianity, focusing on nature worship, continues to influence the world through existing and emerging religions.

Related: Lost Soul quotes and Speak Your Mind quotes.

Modern-day Paganism is usually associated with magic and witchcraft; however, its essence lies in aligning with nature.

This collection of inspiring Pagan quotes provides spiritual insights into this belief system.

Best Pagan Quotes

The authentic pagan has no need of religion because, whatever religion can provide, he already has it. ~ Osho.

When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated. ~ Joseph R. Bartlett.

I’ll try a pagan friend, thought I, since Christian kindness has proved but hollow courtesy. ~ Herman Melville.


We’re not naked, we’re skyclad! ~ Kelley Armstrong.


This planet is our home. Our life and hers are interdependent. ~ Doreen Valiente.

To a pagan, there is no purpose to suffering. As a result, he lives a life of loneliness and frustration. ~ Mother Angelica.


Just having a place to sit and be thankful each day improves mental health. ~ Jessica Marie Baumgartner.

Inspirational Pagan Quotes

The great pagan sadness of modern man is largely due to his premonition of ultimate disaster. ~ Francis Stuart Campbell.


Abject fear of pagan gods is little different from abject worship of them. ~ Gene Edward Veith Jr.

The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. ~ Reginald Heber.

The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man. ~ D. H. Lawrence.

There are some situations even a half-Sidhe grand wizard can’t fix. ~ Ellen Cannon Reed.


We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities. ~ Scott Cunningham.

Top Pagan Quotes

The happy pagan is wrapped up in the belief that this world and the success it affords are the greatest pursuits in life. He or she feels no need for anything transcendent. ~ Ravi Zacharias.


A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism. ~ Dion Fortune.

Paganism is that view of life which finds the highest goal of human existence in the healthy and harmonious, and joyous development of existing human faculties. ~ John Gresham Machen.

I consider myself a pagan and a witch. ~ Matt Skiba.


You are the spell the universe has cast. ~ Phyllis Curott.

She seemed to belong to that pagan, primitive kingdom of birds and forests where everything was infinitely abundant, wild, blooming, and royal in its perpetual decay, death, and rebirth; illicit and clashing with the human world. ~ Jerzy Kosinski.

Paganism is the worship of life itself in its supreme mysteries of ecstasy and love. ~ Jane Ellen Harrison.

The great pagan world of which Egypt and Greece were the last living terms once had a vast and perhaps perfect science of its own, a science in terms of life. In our era this science crumbled into magic and charlatanry. But even wisdom crumbles. ~ D. H. Lawrence.


I am not religious in any way, but I have a pagan ideology and pagan values. ~ Varg Vikernes.

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything. ~ George Gordon Byron.

Inspiring Pagan Quotes

Superficial similarities exist between Christianity and some ancient pagan religions. But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities. ~ Carl Olson.

Many believe that pagan worship is a thing of the past, but it is ever present-we have just given it a new name: pop culture. ~ Billy Graham.


The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. ~ Lucan.

Growing accustomed to small animals and feathered fowl reminds humans that no matter how far we stray from our natural tendencies, the world is still waiting for us. ~ Jessica Marie.

Even of death Christianity has made a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan and the stoical repose of the Indian. ~ Ouida.

All beings exist and nothing else and that’s why they’re called beings. ~ Alberto Caeiro.


The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. ~ Zeno.

The pagans do not know God, and love only the earth. The Jews know the true God, and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God, and do not love the earth. ~ Blaise Pascal.


Religion is about creation, and for that reason religion should be about the earth. ~ Laurie Cabot.

The pagan loves the earth in order to enjoy it and confine himself within it; the Christian in order to make it purer and draw from it the strength to escape from it. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Monotheism makes me grouchy. I don’t trust any religion that makes God look like one of the ruling class. I guess I’m a pagan or an animist. ~ Gloria Steinem.

Beware of organizations that proclaim their devotion to the light without embracing, bowing to the dark; for when they idealize half the world they must devalue the rest. ~ Starhawk.


I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

If a pagan asks you to show him your faith, take him into church and place him before the icons. ~ John Of Damascus.


He’s a pagan! I’m an artist! We’re naturally sympathetic! ~ Sidney Howard.

I believe in mystery and multiplicity. To religious believers this may sound almost pagan. But I don’t think so. ~ Richard Rohr.

The pagan religion, which prohibited only some of the grosser crimes, and which stopped the hand but meddled not with the heart, might have crimes that were inexplicable. ~ Baron de Montesquieu.


There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything. ~ Lord Byron.

With the demise of the biblical religions that have provided the American people with their core values since their country’s inception, we are reverting to the pagan worldview. Trees and animals are venerated, while man is simply one more animal in the ecosystem – and largely a hindrance, not an asset. ~ Dennis Prager.


Often pagans, with their eyes wide open, do not see very clearly. ~ Georges Rouault.

The voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. ~ Zitkala-Sa.

If you submit to the ocean, you drown. If you try to control the ocean, then you’re deluded. You learn how to live with the ocean. You learn how to float, to swim, to be a part of it, to be with it. That is the nature of the Pagan’s relationship with nature. ~ Emma Restall Orr.

Famous Pagan Quotes

If we pursue a spiritual path in-depth, then it changes who and what we are. There is no turning back. We can only move forward. ~ Vivianne Crowley.


Lead, follow, or get out of the way. ~ Arthur Pendragon.

Things don’t have significance: they only have existence. Things are the only hidden meaning of things. ~ Alberto Caeiro.

A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for a still longer period. ~ John Lothrop Motley.

So these were the 53 top Pagan quotes about Nature, Paganism, Faith and Spirituality.

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