Quotes about hell

A collection of quotes on the topic of hell, going, likeness, heaven.

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„Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.“

—  William Congreve, The Mourning Bride

Act III, scene viii; often paraphrased: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". A similar line occurs in Love's Last Shift, by Colley Cibber, act iv.: "We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman".
The Mourning Bride (1697)
Variant: Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Context: Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent
The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,
And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;
Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

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„Over a half-century has passed since the hell of the Holocaust, but its spectre still hangs over the world and doesn’t allow us to forget.“

—  Irena Sendler Polish resistance fighter and Holocaust rescuer 1910 - 2008

Letter to the Polish Senate (2007), quoted in "Irena Sendler: An Unsung Heroine" http://www.auschwitz.dk/Sendler.htm by Louis Bülow (2007)

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„I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by any foreigner.“

—  Manuel L. Quezon president of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944 1878 - 1944

Speech on Civil Liberties http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1939/12/09/speech-of-president-quezon-on-civil-liberties-december-9-1939/, delivered on the occasion of the interuniversity oratorical contest held under the auspices of the Civil Liberties Union at the Ateneo auditorium, Manila, on December 9, 1939
Variant: I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by Americans
Context: It is true, and I am proud of it, that I once said, “I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by Americans.” I want to tell you that I have, in my life, made no other remark which went around the world but that. There had been no paper in the United States, including a village paper, which did not print that statement, and I also had seen it printed in many newspapers in Europe. I would rather have a government run like hell by Filipinos than a government run like heaven by any foreigner. I said that once; I say it again, and I will always say it as long as I live.

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„When I die I don't want no part of heaven.
I would not do heaven's work well.
I pray the devil comes and takes me
To stand in the fiery furnaces of hell.“

—  Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949

"Youngstown"
Song lyrics, The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)

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„Worth dying for. Worth killing for. Worth going to hell for. Amen.“

—  Frank Miller, book The Hard Goodbye

Source: The Hard Goodbye

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„I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U. S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.“

—  Osama bin Laden founder of al-Qaeda 1957 - 2011

Al-Jazeera interview, (21 October 2001), as reported in "Bin Laden's sole post-September 11 TV interview aired" CNN (31 January 2002) http://articles.cnn.com/2002-01-31/us/gen.binladen.interview_1_al-jazeera-qatar-based-network-bin-laden?_s=PM:US.
2000s, 2002

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„Remember that old saying: What the hell, use the bell!“

—  Bobby Heenan American professional wrestler, professional wrestling commentator and manager 1944 - 2017

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), WrestleMania VIII (1992)

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„The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.“

—  William Booth British Methodist preacher 1829 - 1912

Variant: I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be.... religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God and heaven without hell.

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„Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.“

—  John Milton, book Paradise Lost

Variant: Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
Source: Paradise Lost

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„Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.“

—  Aldous Huxley English writer 1894 - 1963

As quoted in Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 239

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„I have need of angels. Enough hell has swallowed me for too many years. But finally understand this--I have burned up one hundred thousand human lives already, from the strength of my pain.“

—  Antonin Artaud French-Occitanian poet, playwright, actor and theatre director 1896 - 1948

Source: Lettres à Génica Athanasiou

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„If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates.“

—  Charles Bukowski, book Love Is a Dog from Hell

Source: Love Is a Dog from Hell

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