Quotes About Hell

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Winston S. Churchill
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
Winston S. Churchill

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

J.K. Rowling
“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

C.S. Lewis
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.”
C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

Charlotte Brontë
“No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?"

"They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer.

"And what is hell? Can you tell me that?"

"A pit full of fire."

"And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?"

"No, sir."

"What must you do to avoid it?"

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: "I must keep in good health and not die.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Oscar Wilde
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Oscar Wilde

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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

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

C.S. Lewis
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

Christopher Hitchens
“To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?”
Christopher Hitchens

Dante Alighieri
“The path to paradise begins in hell.”
Dante Alighieri

“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”
Sandy Welch

Peter Ustinov
“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.”
Peter Ustinov

C.S. Lewis
“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts,...Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Robert Frost
“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”
Robert Frost

T.S. Eliot
“What is hell? Hell is oneself.
Hell is alone, the other figures in it
Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from
And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.”
T.S. Eliot

Dante Alighieri
“All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Sylvia Plath
“I told him I believed in hell, and that certain people, like me, had to live in hell before they died, to make up for missing out on it after death, since they didn't believe in life after death, and what each person believed happened to him when he died.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Criss Jami
“Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mark Twain
“All right, then, I'll go to hell.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

Arthur Rimbaud
“I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am.”
Arthur Rimbaud

Richelle Mead
“Piece of Heaven?"

"No, that other place I'm going to go to for thinking what I'm thinking.”
Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

William S. Burroughs
“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.”
William S. Burroughs

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

Bill Hicks
“The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.”
Bill Hicks

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

Jorge Luis Borges
“Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.”
Jorge Luis Borges

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