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Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 21.
    Possibly there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your psychiatry, Mr. Garth.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden), Dracula's Daughter, telling Garth that she believes Von Helsing's story of vampires (1936). Unbeknownst to Garth, the Countess is a vampire. Story suggested by Oliver Jeffries. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.)
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  • 22.
    It is the gift of heaven and not of reason.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Polyeucte, in Polyeucte, act 5, sc. 2 (1641). Polyeucte speaks of divine grace.)
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  • 23.
    The "kingdom of heaven" is a condition of the heart—not something that comes "above the earth" or "after death."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 207, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Antichrist, section 34 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1895).)
  • 24.
    The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
    (Martin Luther (1483-1546), German leader of the Protestant Reformation. Preface to his translation of the Psalms (1534).)
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  • 25.
    My idea of heaven is eating paté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
    (Sydney Smith (1771-1845), British clergyman, writer. Quoted in The Smith of Smiths, ch. 10, Hesketh Pearson (1934).)
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  • 26.
    I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see.
    (Josiah Royce (1855-1916), U.S. philosopher. Letter to William James, May 21, 1888, reporting a conversation with a sea captain. The Letters of Josiah Royce, p. 217, ed. John Clendenning (1970).)
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  • 27.
    Everyone who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Genealogy of Morals, essay 3, aph. 10 (1887).)
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  • 28.
    I begin to see that a man's got to be in his own heaven to be happy.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1907. Eli Stormfield, in "Extracts from Capt. Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," p. 835, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 29.
    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).)
  • 30.
    'Twas not by ideas,—by heaven! his life was put in jeopardy by words.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760), vol. 2, ch. 2, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978). Said about uncle Toby's efforts to master the jargon of fortifications.)
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