heaven


Random quote of the day:

“All I know of heaven is the fragile heat between two bodies.”

—Traci Brimhall, Requiem with Coal, Butterflies, and Terrible Angels

You can read the full poem here:
https://muse.jhu.edu/book/14144

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Random quote of the day:

“Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.”

—Blaise Pascal, Discours sur les passions de l’amour

 

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Random quote of the day: 

“Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those.”

—Mark Twain, letter to W. D. Howells, 20 May 1891

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Random quote of the day:

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.”

—Mark Twain, letter to W. D. Howells, April 2, 1899

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed
In one self-place, for where we are is hell,
And where hell is, there must we ever be.”

—Mephistopheles (Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus)

 

Which reminds me of a famous Edward FitzGerald translation of this Omar Khayyám’s quatrain:

 

“I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
Some letter of that After-life to spell:
And by and by my Soul return’d to me,
And answer’d: ‘I Myself am Heav’n and Hell”

 

…which, to add more ingredients to today’s literary soup, you may remember was used so effectively in The Picture of Dorian Gray.  

 

 

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