„“Don’t tell me you aren’t the slightest bit curious, Norquinco.”
“I hope you burn in hell, Sky Haussmann.”
“I’ll take that as a yes.”“
— Alastair Reynolds British novelist and astronomer 1966
Chapter 35 (p. 562).
„He was still not at all certain that he was doing any good, aside from providing the drug of religious hope to timorous folk frightened of hell-fire and afraid to walk alone.“
— Sinclair Lewis American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885 - 1951
„Perhaps His experiment went spectacularly wrong, sir. Perhaps He's just baffled. Seeing the mess, not knowing how to put it right. Perhaps not wanting to put it right. Perhaps He only had enough power left for one final intervention. So He made it. Whoever He is, whatever He is, I hope he burns in His own Hell.“
— P. D. James English crime writer 1920 - 2014
A driver upon being asked if he believed in God.
„When Rabbit first began to drive the road was full of old fogeys going too slow and now it seems nothing but kids in a hell of a hurry, pushing. Let 'em by, is his motto. Maybe they'll kill themselves on a telephone pole in the next mile. He hopes so.“
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
„If I had to lay bets, my bet would be that everything is going to go to hell, but, you know, what else have we got except hope?“
— Richard Rorty American philosopher 1931 - 2007
"Richard Rorty Interviewed by Gideon Lewis-Kraus." The Believer, June 2003.
„Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscrib'd
In one self place; but where we are is hell,
And where hell is, there must we ever be.“
— Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
Mephistopheles, Act II, scene i, line 118
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
— Alain de Botton Swiss writer 1969
Chapter III, Consolation For Frustration, p. 85.
„If Protestant theology has reached the point where it is closed to the challenge of atheism, then it has ceased to be the intellectual vanguard of Christianity.“
— Thomas J. J. Altizer American radical theologian 1927
Toward a New Christianity (1967), p. 7
„In due course of time, Hindus will cease to be Hindus and Muslims will cease to be Muslims, not in a religious sense because that is the personal faith of an individual, but in a political sense as citizens of one state.“
— Muhammad Ali Jinnah Founder and 1st Governor General of Pakistan 1876 - 1948
„The state of health is a state of nonsensation, even of nonreality. As soon as we cease to suffer, we cease to exist.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995