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Inferno (The Divine Comedy, #1) Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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“Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Amor, ch'al cor gentile ratto s'apprende
prese costui de la bella persona
che mi fu tolta; e 'l modo ancor m'offende.

Amor, che a nullo amato amar perdona,
Mi prese del costui piacer sì forte,
Che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona..."

"Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart,
Seized him with my beautiful form
That was taken from me, in a manner which still grieves me.

Love, which pardons no beloved from loving,
took me so strongly with delight in him
That, as you see, it still abandons me not...”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno: A New Verse Translation
“They yearn for what they fear for.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“There is no greater sorrow then to recall our times of joy in wretchedness.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Through me you go into a city of weeping; through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people”
Dante Alighieri, The Inferno
“And I — my head oppressed by horror — said:
"Master, what is it that I hear? Who are
those people so defeated by their pain?"
      And he to me: "This miserable way
is taken by the sorry souls of those
who lived without disgrace and without praise.
      They now commingle with the coward angels,
the company of those who were not rebels
nor faithful to their God, but stood apart.
      The heavens, that their beauty not be lessened,
have cast them out, nor will deep Hell receive them —
even the wicked cannot glory in them.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Ye who enter,abandon all hope.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“From there we came outside and saw the stars”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“As little flowers, which the chill of night has bent and huddled, when the white sun strikes, grow straight and open fully on their stems, so did I, too, with my exhausted force.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“One ought to be afraid of nothing other then things possessed of power to do us harm, but things innoucuous need not be feared.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“It was the hour of morning,
when the sun mounts with those stars
that shone with it when God's own love
first set in motion those fair things”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“But the stars that marked our starting fall away.
We must go deeper into greater pain,
for it is not permitted that we stay.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the
other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“I am the way into the city of woe,
I am the way into eternal pain,
I am the way to go among the lost.

Justice caused my high architect to move,
Divine omnipotence created me,
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.

Before me there were no created things
But those that last forever—as do I.
Abandon all hope you who enter here.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“He is, most of all, l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“To get back up to the shining world from there
My guide and I went into that hidden tunnel,

And Following its path, we took no care
To rest, but climbed: he first, then I-so far,
through a round aperture I saw appear

Some of the beautiful things that Heaven bears,
Where we came forth, and once more saw the stars.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“As phantoms frighten beasts when shadows fall.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“So that the Universe felt love,
by which, as somebelieve,
the world has many times been turned to chaos.
And at that moment this ancient rock,
here and elsewhere, fell broken into pieces.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Thence we came forth to rebehold the stars.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Here pity only lives when it is dead - Virgil”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“At grief so deep the tongue must wag in vain; the language of our sense and memory lacks the vocabulary of such pain.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Because your question searches for deep meaning,
I shall explain in simple words”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“And following its path, we took no care
To rest, but climbed: he first, then I-- so far,
Through a round aperture I saw appear
Some of the beautiful things that Heaven bears,
Where we came forth, and once more saw the stars.”
Dante Alighieri, The Inferno
“LOVE, WHICH ABSOLVES NO LOVED ONE FROM LOVING, SEIZED ME SO STRONGLY WITH ITS CHARM THAT AS TOU SEEST, IT DOES NOT LEAVE ME YET. LOVE BROUGHT US TO ONE DEATH”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Thy soul is by vile fear assailed, which oft so overcasts a man, that he recoils from noblest resolution, like a beast at some false semblance in the twilight gloom.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“If i thought i was replying to someone who would every return to the world, this flame would cease it's flickering. But since no one has returned from these depths alive, if what I've heard is true, I will answer you without fear of infamy.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“A rapid bolt will rend the clouds apart,
and every single White be seared by wounds.
I tell you this. I want it all to hurt.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“The broken branch hissed loudly, and then that
wind was converted into these words: "Briefly will
you be answered.
When the fierce soul departs from the body from
which it has uprooted itself, Minos sends it to the
seventh mouth.
It falls into the wood, and no place is assigned to
it, but where chance hurls it, there it sprouts like a
grain of spelt.
It grows into a shoot, then a woody plant; the
Harpies, feeding on its leaves, give it pain and a
window for the pain.
Like the others, we will come for our remains, but
not so that any may put them on again, for it is not
just to have what one has taken from oneself.
Here we will drag them, and through the sad
wood our corpses will hang, each on the thornbrush
of the soul that harmed it.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

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