„Parting is all we know of heaven
And all we need of hell“

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English poet, author 1806 - 1861

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„You might even provide a Heaven for them. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves.“

—  Margaret Atwood, book The Handmaid's Tale

Chapter 30 (pp. 194-195)
The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
Source: The Handmaid's Tale
Context: (She is reciting the Lord’s prayer) Now we come to forgiveness. Don’t worry about forgiving me right now. There are more important things. For instance: keep the others safe, if they are safe. Don’t let them suffer too much. If they have to die, let it be fast. You might even provide a Heaven for them. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves.

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Citát „All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.“
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„All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

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„Can we change the world? No, but hell, we can all try.“

—  Rupert Murdoch Australian-American media mogul 1931

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„This country … abounds in that Cuba is a heaven in the spiritual sense of the word, and we prefer to die in heaven than serve in hell.“

—  Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016

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„Therefore, I bid you not dwell in hell but in heaven, or while ye must, upon earth, which is a part of heaven, and forsooth no foul part.“

—  William Morris, book A Dream of John Ball

Ch. 4: The Voice of John Ball
A Dream of John Ball (1886)
Context: Forsooth, brothers, fellowship is heaven, and lack of fellowship is hell: fellowship is life, and lack of fellowship is death: and the deeds that ye do upon the earth, it is for fellowship's sake that ye do them, and the life that is in it, that shall live on and on for ever, and each one of you part of it, while many a man's life upon the earth from the earth shall wane.
Therefore, I bid you not dwell in hell but in heaven, or while ye must, upon earth, which is a part of heaven, and forsooth no foul part.

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„On high Backs mounted of the swelling Flood,
At Heaven we tilt, then suddenly we fell,
Watry Foundations sinking low as Hell.“

—  John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676

The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro (2nd ed. 1654), Virgil's Æneis

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„When all the world dissolves,
And every creature shall be purified,
All places shall be hell that are not heaven.“

—  Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

Mephistopheles, Act II, scene i, line 120. In the first line, Marlowe references Isaiah in Isaiah 24:19 and 34:4; in the second line, he references Daniel in Daniel 12:10.
Doctor Faustus (c. 1603)

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

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

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„We are all deep in a hell each moment of which is a miracle.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

The New Gods (1969)

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