Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place.
    (Robert Bolt (1924-1995), British screenwriter, and David Lean. Nikolai (Ralph Richardson), Doctor Zhivago (1965). Based on the novel by Bor.)
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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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.)
  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    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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