Damnation Quotes

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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

George Eliot
“No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

Charles Baudelaire
“What can an eternity of damnation matter to someone who has felt, if only for a second, the infinity of delight?”
Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen

Christopher Marlowe
“Faustus: Stay, Mephistopheles, and tell me, what good will
my soul do thy lord?

Mephistopheles: Enlarge his kingdom.

Faustus: Is that the reason he tempts us thus?

Mephistopheles: Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.
(It is a comfort to the wretched to have companions in misery.)”
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

Nathan Reese Maher
“All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city's monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.”
Nathan Reese Maher

Cassandra Clare
“I believe in good and evil," said Jem. "And I believe the soul is eternal. But I don't believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or endless torment. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

W.E.B. Du Bois
“The theology of the average colored church is basing itself far too much upon 'Hell and Damnation'—upon an attempt to scare people into being decent and threatening them with the terrors of death and punishment. We are still trained to believe a good deal that is simply childish in theology. The outward and visible punishment of every wrong deed that men do, the repeated declaration that anything can be gotten by anyone at any time by prayer.

[Essay entitled 'On Christianity', published posthumously]”
W.E.B. Du Bois, Writings: The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade / The Souls of Black Folk / Dusk of Dawn / Essays and Articles

Cassandra Clare
“Being a vampire is not a curse. It’s a disease,” Tessa filled in. “But they still can’t enter hallowed ground, then? Does that mean they’re damned?”
“That depends on what you believe,” said Jem. “And whether you believe in damnation at all.”
“But you hunt demons. You must believe in damnation!”
“I believe in good and evil,” said Jem. “And I believe the soul is eternal. I don’t believe in the fiery pit, the pitchforks, or the endless torment. I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Robert Louis Stevenson
“I incline to Cain's heresy," he used to say quaintly: "I let my brother go to the devil in his own way.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Christopher Marlowe
“Mephistopheles: Within the bowels of these elements,
Where we are tortured and remain forever.
Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed
In one self place, for where we are is hell,
And where hell is must we ever be.
And, to conclude, when all the world dissolves,
And every creature shall be purified,
All places shall be hell that is not heaven.”
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

Stephen King
“This is how we bring about our own damnation, you know-by ignoring the voice that begs us to stop. To stop while there's still time.”
Stephen King, Revival

Cassandra Clare
“I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Faustus, who embraced evil and shunned righteousness, became the foremost symbol of the misuse of free will, that sublime gift from God with its inherent opportunity to choose virtue and reject iniquity. “What shall a man gain if he has the whole world and lose his soul,” (Matt. 16: v. 26) - but for a notorious name, the ethereal shadow of a career, and a brief life of fleeting pleasure with no true peace? This was the blackest and most captivating tragedy of all, few could have remained indifferent to the growing intrigue of this individual who apparently shook hands with the devil and freely chose to descend to the molten, sulphuric chasm of Hell for all eternity for so little in exchange. It is a drama that continues to fascinate today as powerfully as when Faustus first disseminated his infamous card in the Heidelberg locale to the scandal of his generation. In fine, a life of good or evil, the hope of Heaven or the despair of Hell, Faustus stands as a reminder that the choice between these two absolutes also falls to us.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World Volume 1

William Shakespeare
“I think the devil will not have me damned, lest the oil that's in me should set hell on fire.”
William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor

Arthur Rimbaud
“In the dawn, armed with a burning patience, we shall enter the splendid cities.”
Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell

Matthew Gregory Lewis
“Open your eyes, Ambrosio, and be prudent. Hell is your lot; You are doomed to eternal perdition; Nought lies beyond your grave but a gulph of devouring flames.”
Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Monk

John Connolly
“Misery loved company, but damnation needed it.”
John Connolly, The Wolf in Winter

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
“There is not eternal damnation, the only rewards and punishments are right here in this world.”
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, The Madman and the Nun: and Other Plays

Peter Kreeft
“The fires of hell may be made of the very love of God, experienced as torture by those who hate him: the very light of God's truth, hated and fled from in vain by those who love darkness.”
Peter Kreeft

Rikki Ducornet
“Next I prayed to Allah, whose ears are deaf; then did I beseech his fallen twin, the Devil Hornprick, who sits upon his thorn of fire, gloating upon his constellations and counting his bloody seeds. In Baclava it is said Hornprick once caught a glimpse of the First Woman, as she sat singing to her snake in her chamber of sacred mud. Dazzled by her sight, the light of love and lust, he fell. He is still falling. For all eternity her breasts orbit his dreams.”
Rikki Ducornet, Contemporary Surrealist Prose

L.M. Browning
“Shame be damned—own the ruin of yourself.
Wear the failure like a vintage coat
—torn, tattered heart—
you are a worn out classic,
a soul of arcane salt and grit.

Beyond the black and white blah of buttondown norm
we clash and crash
in the candle-lit dusk
of conscious dreams and darkest desires”
L.M. Browning, Drive Through the Night

Samantha    Shannon
“The Knight of Courage turns his back to you, Sigoso Vetalda,” he said, voice quaking. . . . “Damn you to the Womb of Fire.”

Sigoso smiled. “I am there,” he said, “and it is paradise.”
Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Flawed, imperfect, fallen. If these things describe me accurately—it should be evident to my friends that they do—then it should be obvious that I need to change. If I insist on remaining just as I am; if I demand acceptance without judgment—or worse, if I also demand that my friends validate my present state and declare it good, then I am asking them to aid and abet my damnation. Just as flowing water is stopped by a dam, I will be condemned to my present state. But that is not what I want. I deeply desire to correct my flaws, put right my imperfections, and overcome my fallenness. I cannot make these changes on my own. Without forthright friends who help me see myself accurately, I am lost. My best friends, therefore, are the ones who see me clearly and love me enough to tell me that I can become better. My best friends are the ones who point me to Christ, He who is mighty to save and Best Friend to all who will have Him.”
Jean-Michel Hansen

Ian  Kirkpatrick
“The world is run by cynics and abusers, Kelly and it’s a damn shame. I don’t know if there’s anything any of us can do. Fight it? How long you think people’ve been fighting these urges? This… human nature. The best thing any of us can do is take care of ourselves. God damned the future like he damned our childhoods.”
Ian Kirkpatrick, Dead End Drive

“Some imagine hell as ugly terrain. But it's not the location that makes it damnation. Imagine being surrounded by the people you would least like to spend eternity with. That is hell. It's possibly on an ethereal plane.”
Anthem Fox

Abhijit Naskar
“Gratification is damnation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Handcrafted Humanity: 100 Sonnets For A Blunderful World

Jonathan Franzen
'I understand what you're saying,' he [Perry] said to Reverend Walsh. 'But what if a person isn't able to have faith?'

'Not everyone finds faith overnight. Faith is rarely easy. But if you've ever done a good thing, and felt a glow in your heart, then that's a little message from God. He's telling you that Christ is in you, and that you have the freedom and capacity to pursue a closer relationship with him. Seek, and ye shall find.'

'It's approximately the same if you're a Jew,' the rabbi said, 'although we tend to emphasize that you're a Jew whether you feel like it or not. It's more a matter of God tracking you down than of you finding God.'

'I don't think our positions are so dissimilar in that respect,' Reverend Walsh said stiffly.
'But so,' he [Perry Hildebrandt] said, 'what if I feel the kind of glow you're talking about, but it doesn't lead me to God? What if it's just one of those feelings that any sentient animal might have? If I never find God, or He never finds me, it sound's like you're saying, basically, that I'm damned.'

'In principle, I suppose that is the doctrine,' Reverend Walsh said. 'But you're young, and life is long. There's a near infinity of moments when you might receive God's grace. All it takes is one moment.'

'In the meantime,' the rabbi said, 'I think it's enough to be a mensch.”
Jonathan Franzen, Crossroads

C.S. Lewis
“The last moments before damnation are not often so dramatic. Often the man knows with perfect clarity that some still possible action of his own will could yet save him. But he cannot make this knowledge real to himself. Some tiny habitual sensuality, some resentment too trivial to waste on a blue bottle, the indulgence of some fatal lethargy, seems to him at that moment more important than the choice between total joy and total destruction. With eyes wide open, seeing that the endless terror is just about to begin and yet (for the moment) unable to feel terrified, he watches passively, not moving a finger for his own rescue, while the last links with joy and reason are severed, and drowsily sees the trap close upon his soul.”
C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

Luc-Angélique Gounot
“À regarder les uns souffrir, les autres se damner pour une ration de pain ; à s’efforcer de faire les braves pour ne pas devenir victimes ; nous avions tous perdu le fil du temps et de la vie. Notre humanité commençait déjà à nous échapper.”
Luc-Angélique Gounot, Odyssée d'un forçat

Aaron Dembski-Bowden
“The only good is knowledge, Sekhandur. The only evil is ignorance'.

'That is a saying uttered by as many fools as visionaries and an attitude that has led to damnation more than once. The last man to speak those words in my presence doomed our Legion.”
Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Black Legion

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