Quotations About / On: HEAVEN

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    Heaven give you many, many merry days!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Mrs. Page, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 5, sc. 5, l. 240. To Fenton on his marriage to Anne Page.)
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  • 43.
    Who ever knew the heavens menace so?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Casca, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 3, l. 44. On the night before the assassination of Caesar.)
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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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