Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain
Heaven, n.: A place where the wicked cease from troubling
you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen
with attention while you expound your own. Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary.
Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven,
in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary. Oscar Wilde
Heaven... I'm in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.
And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek. Irving Berlin
Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted
as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth. Giovanni Boccaccio
Would you know my name.
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven .
Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more...
Tears in heaven. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven, song about his young
son who died in an accident.
Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at
night. Chuck Palahniuk
O what a heaven is love! O what a hell! Thomas Dekker
In heaven all the interesting people are missing. Friedrich Nietzsche
We are our own devils; we drive ourselves out of our Edens. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category
as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. H. L. Mencken
Heaven's ebon vault,
Studded with stars, unutterably bright,
Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls,
Seems like a canopy which love has spread
To curtain her sleeping world. Percy Bysshe Shelley Queen Mab.
They say there's a heaven for those who will wait.
Some say it's better, but I say it ain't.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
Sinners are much more fun. Billy Joel
To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two
barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else
was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town;
one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous
and love them. Earnest Hemingway
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Why-do they shut Me out of Heaven?
Did I sing-too loud?
But-I can say a little "Minor"
Timid as a Bird!
Wouldn't the Angels try me-
Just-see-if I troubled them-
But don't-shut the door!
Oh, if I-were the Gentleman
In the "White Robe"-
And they-were the little Hand-that knocked-
Could-I-forbid? Emily Dickinson
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
The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow.
There is no humor in heaven. Mark Twain
Let us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed. Mark Twain
Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the
foreign countries I want to except heaven and hell and I have
only a vague curiosity about one of those. Mark Twain
Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should
be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be
ours here and now and on this earth. Ayn Rand
The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven
of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. John Milton
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. Ralph Waldo Emerson
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status
in Heaven. Robert A. Heinlein
But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we,
all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and
God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then
is our response. Robert F. Kennedy
I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next
to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle
in the heavens forever. Amy Tan
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Thomas Moore
I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in
Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever
liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Jesus Bible, John 11. 25-26.
Love is the only bow on life's dark cloud. It is the Morning
and the Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe,
and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the mother
of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is
the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kindler
of every fire on every hearth. It was the first to dream of
immortality. It fills the world with melody, for Music is
the voice of Love. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that
changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings
and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of the wondrous
flower -- the heart and without that sacred passion, that
divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth
is heaven and we are gods. Robert G. Ingersoll Orthodoxy.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. Jesus Bible, John 3. 16.
We have no evidence whatsoever that the soul perishes with
the body. Mahatma Gandhi
Death ... is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that
other room I shall be able to see. Helen Keller
Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Tom Stoppard
Heaven means to be one with God. Confucius
The future is like heaven - everyone exalts it, but no one
wants to go there now. James Arthur Baldwin
Heaven liveth at the feet of mothers. Muhammad
I feel within me that future life. I am like a forest that
has been razed; the new shoots are stronger and brighter.
I shall most certainly rise toward the heavens. The
nearer my approach to the end, the plainer is the sound of
immortal symphonies of worlds which invite me. For half a
century I have been translating my thoughts into prose and
verse: history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire,
ode, and song; all of these I have tried. But I feel I haven't
given utterance to the thousandth part of what lies within
me. When I go to the grave I can say, as others have said,
"My day's work is done." But I cannot say, "My
life is done." My work will recommence the next morning.
The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes
upon the twilight, but opens upon the dawn. Victor Hugo
In My Father's house are many mansions. Jesus Bible, John 14. 2.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither
shall the sun light on them, nor any heat and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes. Bible Revelations 7. 16-17.
If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would
be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will
never love it in heaven. Christopher Love
The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of
an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering
and gilding, lies here. ... Yet the Work itself shall not
be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in
a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by
the Author. Epitaph of Benjamin Franklin
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories,
and still your eyes are on the ground. Dante Alighieri
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven
where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down
upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo proverb
To pretend to describe the excellence, the greatness or duration
of the happiness of heaven by the most artful composition
of words would be but to darken and cloud it; to talk of raptures
and ecstasies, joy and singing, is but to set forth very low. Jonathan Edwards
Men and women will retain their sex in heaven. Pope John Paul II
I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom
of God like a little child will never enter it. Jesus Bible, Mark 10. 15.
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Jesus Bible, Matthew 19. 24.
He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into
the grave. Matthew Henry
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven. Martin Luther
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts
of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea
of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the
roughest weather. Washington Irving
There is no Heaven, there is no Hell;
These are the dreams of baby minds;
Tools of the wily Fetisheer,
To fright the fools his cunning blinds. Sir Richard Burton
Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold; beyond
the world she soars; the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest
in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought
that doth time depend. Michelangelo
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet. William Butler Yeats
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose
under the heavens. Bible Ecclesiastes 3. 1.