„We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.“
— Kelsang Gyatso Tibetan writer and lama 1931
Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey (2001)
„If I were an animal, I would be a fish or a bird. It's the peace and beauty of ocean, the silent language of it. It seems like a womb, protective. The sky too. I love all colors, but blue mainly, because it's transparent like the water and the sky.“
— Nastassja Kinski German actress 1961
As quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
— Julie Anne Peters, By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
— Mark Chapman American assassin 1928
Mark Chapman http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/940986.stm
„There is silver blue, sky blue and thunder blue. Every color holds within it a soul, which makes me happy or repels me, and which acts as a stimulus. To a person who has no art in him, colors are colors, tones tones.... and that is all. All their consequences for the human spirit, which range between heaven to hell, just go unnoticed.“
— Emil Nolde German artist 1867 - 1956
1921 - 1956, Nolde's written note in 1942; as quoted in Nolde: Forbidden Pictures [exhibition catalog], Marlsborough Fine Art Ltd., London, 1970, p. 9
„I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell and in the execrable generations to come an honoured name.“
— Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies
Malone Dies (1951), Context: Let me say before I go any further that I forgive nobody. I wish them all an atrocious life and then the fires and ice of hell and in the execrable generations to come an honoured name.
„The planet holds out no such inducement. The planet is everybody's. All it offers is the grass, the sky, the water, the ineluctable dream of peace and fruition.“
— E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
One Man's Meat (1942), Context: Before you can be an internationalist you have first to be a naturalist and feel the ground under you making a whole circle. It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members. A club, moreover, or a nation, has a most attractive offer to make: it offers the right to be exclusive. There are not many of us who are physically constituted to resist this strange delight, this nourishing privilege. It is at the bottom of all fraternities, societies, orders. It is at the bottom of most trouble. The planet holds out no such inducement. The planet is everybody's. All it offers is the grass, the sky, the water, the ineluctable dream of peace and fruition. "Intimations" (December 1941)
„In hell, sinners shall forever lay all the blame on their own wills. Hell is a rational torment by conscience.“
— Richard Baxter English Puritan church leader, poet, and hymn-writer 1615 - 1691
The Saints' Everlasting Rest (1650), "The People Who Receive the Saints' Rest"
„"Then those people are right who say that Heaven and Hell are only states of mind?"
"Hush," he said sternly. "Do not blaspheme. Hell is a state of mind — ye never said a truer word. And every state of mind, left to itself, every shutting up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind — is, in the end, Hell. But Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly."“
— Clive Staples Lewis, The Great Divorce
The Great Divorce (1944–1945), Ch. 9
„They pursued die enemy to the gates and set everything on fire. They burnt down all those gardens and groves. That paradise of idol-worshippers became like hell. The fire-worshippers of Bud were in alarm and flocked round their idols…“
— Amir Khusrow Indian poet, writer, musician and scholar 1253 - 1325
Nuh Siphir, About Sultan Mubarak Shah Khalji (AD 1316-1320) in Warrangal (Andhra Pradesh) Elliot and Dowson, History of India as told by its own Historians,Vol. III, p. 559
„I will be double-damned to a better Hell than Hellpepper Planet if I will have my ending here in peace! Peace be not the end of my epic!“
— R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Space Chantey (1968), Context: I will be double-damned to a better Hell than Hellpepper Planet if I will have my ending here in peace! Peace be not the end of my epic! An epic is already failed if it have an ending. I don't care how it ended the first time — it will not end the same now! Roadstrum, in Ch. 8