— Robbie Williams British singer and entertainer 1974
Let Me Entertain You
Life Thru a Lens (1997)
„This is the great lesson that we are here to learn through myriads of births and heavens and hells—that there is nothing to be asked for, desired for, beyond one’s spiritual Self“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
„In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair… the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.“
— Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957
„I have nothing but contempt for you idiotic chosen ones who have the heart to rejoice when there are the damned in Hell and the poor on earth; as for me, I am on the side of men and I will not leave it.“
— Jean Paul Sartre, libro The Devil and the Good Lord
Act 6, sc. 6
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
„I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.“
— John Green, libro Buscando a Alaska
Dr. Hyde explaining a quote by Rabe'a al-Adiwiyah, p. 174
Looking for Alaska (2005)
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
The Everlasting Gospel (c. 1818)
Contexto: The vision of Christ that thou dost see
Is my vision's greatest enemy.
Thine has a great hook nose like thine;
Mine has a snub nose like to mine.
Thine is the Friend of all Mankind;
Mine speaks in parables to the blind.
Thine loves the same world that mine hates;
Thy heaven doors are my hell gates.
„In God's kingdom there is no fighting. He rules over both kingdom of hell and the kingdom of heaven, giving each of His creations what is due to them, but taking no share for Himself. God is One. He proclaims, My religion is to recognize all lives as one’s own life, all religions as one’s own religion, all languages as one’s own language, all vision as one’s own vision. It is in this state that God conducts His kingdom. He has no partialities, no religious differences, and prejudices based on skin color, whether it be black, red, white, or yellow. In His kingdom, there is no fighting.“
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
„Christianity, Christ, heaven, hell, the judgment, sin, holiness. God, — these, and whether they be true or false, and our personal relations to them, whether they be right or wrong, are things to know about, not to be doubting or guessing about.“
— Herrick Johnson American clergyman 1832 - 1913
Fuente: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 135.
„God … must always be sought for Himself, never as a means toward something else. Whoever seeks God as a means toward desired ends will not find God. The mighty God, the maker of heaven and earth, will not be one of many treasures, not even the chief of all treasures. He will be all in all or He will be nothing. God will not be used.“
— Aiden Wilson Tozer American missionary 1897 - 1963
Fuente: Man: The Dwelling Place of God (1992), p. 56-57.
„In spite of everything, I feel that I am filled with courage; I am sure that God is not going to abandon me. [-]Oh. I want to refuse Him [Jesus] nothing, and even though I feel sad and alone on this earth, He still remains with me. And has not St. Teresa said: God alone suffices.“
— Thérèse of Lisieux French Discalced Carmelite nun 1873 - 1897
October 8, 1887
„I beg of you, brothers, to look upon me as both brother and servant. 'Majesty' is reserved to God alone and 'the throne' is the throne of the Heavens and Earth.“
— Faisal of Saudi Arabia King of Saudi Arabia 1906 - 1975
Speech, after he took power, in 1964. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4283169
„For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism to-day, the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount to heaven from earth but to set up heaven on earth.“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
„For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night, for
the good of one hell of a night.“
— Jim Steinman American musician 1947
"Bad for Good"
Bad for Good (1981)
Contexto: For the good of believing in a life after birth
For the good of your body so bright
For the good of the search for some heaven on earth
For the good of one hell of a night, for
the good of one hell of a night.
„“What do I care for the god?” the woman suddenly screamed, catching up her dead child. “What god is he that takes away my son and leaves me nothing?”“
— Tanith Lee, libro The Birthgrave
Book Two, Part II “The Water”, Chapter 1 (p. 173)
The Birthgrave (1975)
— Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950
Fuente: The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail and Alex
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
In his letter to Theo, from Etten, c. 21 December 1881, Letter #164 http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/10/164.htm, as translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, as published in The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh (1991) edited by Robert Harrison] <!-- also quoted in Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh (1995) Edited by Irving Stone -->
Contexto: That God of the clergymen, He is for me as dead as a doornail. But am I an atheist for all that? The clergymen consider me as such — be it so; but I love, and how could I feel love if I did not live, and if others did not live, and then, if we live, there is something mysterious in that. Now call that God, or human nature or whatever you like, but there is something which I cannot define systematically, though it is very much alive and very real, and see, that is God, or as good as God. To believe in God for me is to feel that there is a God, not a dead one, or a stuffed one, but a living one, who with irresistible force urges us toward aimer encore; that is my opinion.
„The saints that be in Heaven, they will to know nothing but that which our Lord willeth to shew them: and also their charity and their desire is ruled after the will of our Lord: and thus ought we to will, like to them. Then shall we nothing will nor desire but the will of our Lord, as they do: for we are all one in God’s seeing.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The Thirteenth Revelation, Chapter 30