„Just as seeing Heaven's light gave him an awareness of God's presence in all things in the mortal plane, so it has made him aware of God's absence in all things in Hell.“

—  Ted Chiang, Hell Is the Absence of God; first appeared in Starlight 3, 2001.
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In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.“

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„God willeth to be known, and it pleaseth Him that we rest in Him; for all that is beneath Him sufficeth not us. And this is the cause why that no soul is rested till it is made nought as to all things that are made. When it is willingly made nought, for love, to have Him that is all, then is it able to receive spiritual rest.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
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