„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
— Alain de Botton Swiss writer 1969
Chapter III, Consolation For Frustration, p. 85.
„Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking, observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Context: Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking, observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science. If what is seen and experienced is portrayed in the language of logic, we are engaged in science. If it is communicated through forms whose connections are not accessible to the conscious mind but are recognized intuitively as meaningful, then we are engaged in art. Common to both is love and devotion to that which transcends personal concerns and volition. p. 37 - 27 January 1921
„Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain — This Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.“
— Omar Khayyám Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer 1048 - 1131
Oh, come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies; One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies; The Flower that once has blown for ever dies. FitzGerald's first edition (1859).
„To hope, Hope in what, Hope, just hope, one reaches a point where there is nothing but hope, and that is when we discover that hope is everything.“
— José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1928 - 2008
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„Hell is not a place, it's a state of mind and body; hell is obsession with a voice, a face, a name.“
— Susan Kay British writer 1952
Erik (p. 384)
— Norman G. Finkelstein American political scientist and author 1953
Norman Finkelstein: Israel is committing a holocaust in Gaza http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?load=detay&link=164483 - Today's Zaman
„All the graces of Christianity always go together. They so go together that where there is one, there are all, and where one is wanting, all are wanting. Where there is faith, there are love, and hope, and humility; and where there is love, there is also trust; and where there is a holy trust in God, there is love to God; and where there is a gracious hope, there also is a holy fear of God.“
— Jonathan Edwards Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian 1703 - 1758
„Fair Elphin, cease your lament!
Swearing profits no-one.
It is not evil to hope
Nor does any man see what supports him“
— Taliesin Welsh bard 518 - 599
Context: Fair Elphin, cease your lament! Swearing profits no-one. It is not evil to hope Nor does any man see what supports him, Not an empty treasure is the prayer of Cynllo, Nor does God break his promise.