Quotations About / On:
A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers.
(Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1881), German dramatist, critic. Fräulein, in Minna von Barnhelm, act 2, sc. 7 (1767).)
I think I'll be homesick for you, even in heaven.
(Victor Heerman (1893-1977), British screenwriter, and Sarah Y. Mason (b. 1896), U.S. screenwriter. Beth (Katharine Hepburn), Little Women, to Jo (Katharine Hepburn), shortly before dying (1933).)
Mr. Jordan, I never seen anything as beautiful as that, not even in heaven.
(Sidney Buchman (1902-1975), U.S. screenwriter, Seton I. Miller (1902-1974), U.S., and Alexander Hall. Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery), Here Comes Mr. Jordan, on his first sight of Bette (1941).
From the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.)
Health is my expected heaven.
(John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. Letter, March 1, 1820, to his fiancée Fanny Brawne. Letters of John Keats, no. 194, ed. Frederick Page (1954).
Keats died of tuberculosis.)
The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 2, 1848, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 166, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Who ever knew the heavens menace so?
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Casca, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 3, l. 44.
On the night before the assassination of Caesar.)
Here or nowhere is our heaven.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 405, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 476, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!
(Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French. Flowers of Evil, "Hymn to Beauty," (1860).)
There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 84, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)