Quotes About Divine Comedy

Quotes tagged as "divine-comedy" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Dante Alighieri
“There are souls beneath that water. Fixed in slime
they speak their piece, end it, and start again:

'Sullen were we in the air made sweet by the Sun;
in the glory of his shining our hearts poured
a bitter smoke. Sullen were we begun;
sullen we lie forever in this ditch.'
This litany they gargle in their throats
as if they sand, but lacked the words and pitch.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Non isperate mai veder lo cielo:
i’ vegno per menarvi a l’altra riva
ne le tenebre etterne, in caldo e ’n gelo.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Ilyas Kassam
“To neglect ones own ability to laugh is the greatest form of Blasphemy, for to laugh is to pray.”
Ilyas Kassam

Dante Alighieri
“Thy soul is by vile fear assailed”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Rawi Hage
“Everyone loves a comedy, my dear. It is divine.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival

Dante Alighieri
“The writer, having lost his way in a gloomy forest, and being hindered by certain wild beasts from ascending a mountain, is met by Virgil, who promises to show him the punishments of Hell, and afterwards of Purgatory; and that he shall then be conducted by Beatrice into Paradise. He follows the Roman Poet.”
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri
“Come on, shake off the covers of this sloth, for sitting softly cushioned, or tucked in bed, is no way to win fame.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Rod Dreher
“perhaps the greatest poem ever written”
Rod Dreher

Dante Alighieri
“Amor, ch'a nullo amato amar perdona,
mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona.”
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri
“A l'alta fantasia qui mancò possa;
ma già volgeva il mio disio e'l velle
sì come rota ch'igualmente è mossa,
l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.”
Dante Alighieri

Amanda Craig
“It’s not by accident that people talk of a state of confusion as not being able to see the wood for the trees, or of being out of the woods when some crisis is surmopunted. It is a place of loss, confusion, terror and anger, a place where you can, like Dante, find yourself going down into Hell. But if it’s any comfort, the dark wood isn’t just that. It’s also a place of opportunity and adventure. It is the place in which fortunes can be reversed, hearts mended, hopes reborn.”
Amanda Craig

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