„Dada is the signboard of abstraction; advertising and business are also elements of poetry... I destroy the drawers of the brain and of social organization: spread demoralization wherever I go and cast my hand from heaven to hell, my eyes from hell to heaven, restore the fecund wheel of a universal circus to objective forces and the imagination of every individual.“

1910s, Dada Manifesto', 1918

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Tristan Tzara photo
Tristan Tzara4
écrivain français 1896 - 1963

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„I would go to heaven, but I would take my hell; I would not go alone.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Iría al paraíso, pero con mi infierno; solo, no.
Voces (1943)

John Milton photo
Ella Wheeler Wilcox photo

„Hell is wherever Love is not, and Heaven
Is Love's location.“

—  Ella Wheeler Wilcox American author and poet 1850 - 1919

The Way (1913).
Poetry quotes, New Thought Pastels (1913)
Contexte: Hell is wherever Love is not, and Heaven
Is Love's location. No dogmatic creed,
No austere faith based on ignoble fear
Can lead thee into realms of joy and peace.
Unless the humblest creatures on the earth
Are bettered by thy loving sympathy
Think not to find a Paradise beyond.

Taliesin photo

„I was with my king
In the heavens
When Lucifer fell
Into the deepest hell.“

—  Taliesin Welsh bard 534 - 599

The Tale of Taleisin
Contexte: I was with my king
In the heavens
When Lucifer fell
Into the deepest hell.
I carried the banner
Before Alexander.
I know the names of the stars
From the North to the South.

John Wesley photo

„I desire to have both heaven and hell ever in my eye, while I stand on this isthmus of life, between two boundless oceans.“

—  John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791

Letter to Charles Wesley
General sources

Margaret Atwood photo

„Our heaven is their hell, said God. I like a balanced universe.“

—  Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939

Source: The Tent

William Blake photo

„Thy heaven doors are my hell gates.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

The Everlasting Gospel (c. 1818)
Contexte: 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.

Joseph Heller photo
Ayn Rand photo

„When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.“

—  Ayn Rand, livre Atlas Shrugged

Variante: When I die I hope to go to heaven--whatever that is--and I want to be able to afford the price of admission.
Source: Atlas Shrugged

Isaac Asimov photo

„I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

As quoted in Philosophy on the Go (2007) by Joey Green, p. 222
General sources

Jorge Luis Borges photo

„May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges, livre The Library of Babel

Que el cielo exista, aunque mi lugar sea el infierno.
"The Library of Babel" (1941)
I cannot think it unlikely that there is such a total book on some shelf in the universe. I pray to the unknown gods that some man — even a single man, tens of centuries ago — has perused and read this book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place may be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification.
May Heaven exist, even if our place is Hell.
"Deutsches Requiem". (Emece edition, 1974)

Sherrilyn Kenyon photo

„You are my heaven, and you will always be my enternal hell!
~ Darling“

—  Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965

Source: Born of Silence

Chinmayananda Saraswati photo

„Mind can make a hell of heaven. Or a heaven of hell.“

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago

Mark Twain photo

„Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910


Ron English photo

„No evil comes from the fear of hell, no good comes from the promise of heaven.“

—  Ron English American artist 1959

Death and the Eternal Forever (2014)

Brandon Mull photo
Jodi Picoult photo
Anne Rice photo

„Heaven would be Hell in no time if every cruel, selfish, vicious soul went to Heaven.“

—  Anne Rice, livre Memnoch the Devil

Source: Memnoch the Devil

John Milton photo

„The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. / What matter where, if I be still the same…“

—  John Milton, livre Le Paradis perdu

Paradise Lost (1667)
Variante: The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.
Source: Paradise Lost: Books 1-2

William Shakespeare photo

„I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.“

—  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream