Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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).)
  • 44.
    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).)
  • 45.
    '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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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