Day 2725: Hell and Heaven

Today’s post is inspired by images I captured yesterday:

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Here are some quotes about Hell:

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
― Dante Alighieri

“An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.”
― Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
― Aldous Huxley

“Hell is—other people!”
― Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit“

“Hell isn’t other people. Hell is yourself.”
― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Hell is truth seen too late.”
― Thomas Hobbes

“I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.”
― Neil Gaiman

“What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

 

Here are some quotes about Heaven:

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.”
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”
― Robert Browning

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
― Mark Twain

“I don’t like to commit myself about Heaven and Hell, you see, I have friends in both places.”
― Mark Twain

“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”
― Desmond Tutu

“The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.”

― Fred Rogers

Here‘s a video of Eric Clapton first performing “Tears in Heaven”, which he wrote after the accidental death of his 4-year-old son Conor.

Please share your thoughts and feelings about hell and/or heaven in a comment, below.

Earthly gratitude to all who helped me create this “Hell and Heaven” post and to all who are reading it, including YOU.

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22 thoughts on “Day 2725: Hell and Heaven

  1. We get a lot of practice with life’s ups and downs, Ann.

  2. I love ‘me go too.’ and not to hell, but to the water.

  3. The Eric Clapton video is most moving

  4. HELLo! I wonder why there’s ‘hell’ in hello! But thank heaven for friends like you.
    ♡〜ლ(๑癶ᴗ癶๑)ლ〜♡

  5. Hell and Heaven are terms which have been invented by humans. Oscar has transcribed to stop all this violence at once.

  6. puella33

    I think Hell is man-made…the rest is all Heaven..

  7. This is one hell of a heavenly post Ann.

  8. Don’t know much about hell except once it was a swear word which I don’t get

  9. I won’t share the exact cartoon but one of my favorite Far Side cartoons is in Hell, and shows a guy whistling happily as he pushes a heavy wheelbarrow. Two devils are watching him and one says, “I don’t think we’re getting through to that guy.”
    My goal in life is to be that guy.

  10. I’m with Christopher and Neil Gaiman.

  11. Maureen

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