Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 51.
    The heavens were all on fire, the earth did tremble.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Glendower, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 3, sc. 1, l. 23. Portents, he claims, at his birth.)
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  • 52.
    Adieu, and take thy praise with thee to heaven!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Prince Hal, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 5, sc. 4, l. 99. Bidding farewell to the dead Hotspur.)
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  • 53.
    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).)
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  • 54.
    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).)
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  • 55.
    Much is the force of heaven-bred poesy.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. The Duke of Milan, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 3, sc. 2. In the Renaissance period, poetry, like love, was thought to be a divine furor.)
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  • 56.
    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).)
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  • 57.
    Everyone wants to be innocent at all costs, even if that means accusing the human race and the heavens.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 86, Gallimard (1956).)
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  • 58.
    I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
    (Edward Munch (1863-1944), Norwegian artist. "Saint Cloud Declaration" (1889-1890), quoted in Aaron Scharf, Art and Photography, ch. 11 (1968). All the same, in 1902, Munch bought a Kodak camera, and experimented with photography.)
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  • 59.
    The purpose of population is not ultimately peopling earth. It is to fill heaven.
    (Graham D. Leonard (b. 1921), British cleric, Bishop of London. Speech, February 10, 1983, Church of England Synod.)
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  • 60.
    That ain't snow, Mike. That's angel hair. We done died and gone to heaven.
    (Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Bernds. Lt. Turner (Patrick Waltz), Queen of Outer Space, looking at the landscape from their crash site (1958). From a story by Ben Hecht (1893-1964); real name Charles Nutt.)
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