Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 51.
    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).)
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  • 52.
    It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
    (Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466-1536), Dutch humanist. Praise of Folly, ch. 64 (1509).)
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  • 53.
    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.)
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  • 54.
    Anyone who has ever constructed a "new heaven" has discovered the power to do it nowhere but in his own hell.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 360, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). On the Genealogy of Morals, "Third Essay," section 10 (1887).)
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  • 55.
    A lawyer's dream of Heaven: Every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 58, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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  • 56.
    He had a whole heaven and horizon to himself, and the sun seemed to be journeying over his clearing only the livelong day.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 23-24, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 57.
    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).)
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  • 58.
    Sir, a man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat, will not find his way thither the sooner in a grey one.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, p. 222, ed. George Birkbeck Hill (1891). Quoted in Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson (1786).)
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  • 59.
    I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Books," Society and Solitude (1870).)
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  • 60.
    Underneath the inharmonious and trivial particulars, is a musical perfection, the Ideal journeying always with us, the heaven without rent or seam.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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