Damned Quotes

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Christopher Marlowe
“Mephistopheles: Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it.
Think'st thou that I, who saw the face of God
And tasted the eternal joys of heaven,
Am not tormented with ten thousand hells
In being deprived of everlasting bliss?”
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

Chuck Palahniuk
“No, it’s not fair, but what makes earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it should feel like Heaven. Earth is earth. Dead is dead. You’ll find out for yourself soon enough. It won’t help the situation for you to get all upset.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Help me give up my addiction to Hope.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Hope is something really tough and tenacious you have to give up. It’s an addiction to break.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Robert Anton Wilson
“The most thoroughly and relentlessly damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all 'Damned Things' is the individual human being. The social engineers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this 'Damned Thing' into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into their slots.”
Robert Anton Wilson

Chuck Palahniuk
“How miserably hypocritical, you might say, but no sooner am I offered a chance to flee Hell than I yearn to stay. Few families hold their relations as closely as do prisons. Few marriages sustain the high level of passion that exists between criminals and those who seek to bring them to justice. It’s no wonder the Zodiac Killer flirted so relentlessly with the police. Or that Jack the Ripper courted and baited detectives with his - or her - coy letters. We all wish to be pursued. We all long to be desired.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“All the demons of Hell formerly reigned as gods in previous cultures. No it's not fair, but one man's god is another man's devil. As each subsequent civilization became a dominant power, among its first acts was to depose and demonize whoever the previous culture had worshipped. The Jews attacked Belial, the god of the Babylonians. The Christians banished Pan and Loki anda Mars, the respective deities of the ancient Greeks and Celts and Romans. The Anglican British banned belief in the Australian aboriginal spirits known as the Mimi. Satan is depicted with cloven hooves because Pan had them, and he carries a pitchfork based on the trident carried by Neptune. As each deity was deposed, it was relegated to Hell. For gods so long accustomed to receiving tribute and loving attention, of course this status shift put them into a foul mood.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“You’ve thrown down the gauntlet. You’ve brought my wrath down upon your house. Now, to prove that I exist I must kill you. As the child outlives the father, so must the character bury the author. If you are, in fact, my continuing author, then killing you will end my existence as well. Small loss. Such a life, as your puppet, is not worth living.
But… If I destroy you and your dreck script, and I still exist… then my existence will be glorious, for I will become my own master.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Margaret Laurence
“I can't change what's happened to me in my life, or make what's not occurred take place. But I can't say I like it, or accept it, or believe it's for the best. I don't and never shall, not even if I'm damned for it.”
Margaret Laurence, The Stone Angel

Chuck Palahniuk
“Trust me, the being-dead part is much easier than the dying part. If you can watch much television, then being dead will be a cinch. Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead.”
Chuck Palahniuk

John Scalzi
“I’m a monster. You’re a monster. We’re all fucking inhuman monsters, and we don’t see a damned thing wrong with it.”
John Scalzi, Old Man's War

Chuck Palahniuk
“They placed their bets with such self righteous bravado, but I’m the one who lost.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Therefore, when we neglect to fear such a brittle monstrosity, we render it powerless.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Henrik Ibsen
“Laughter's all the damned thing's fit for.”
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House

Alan Bradley
“Not to be too dramatic about it, that night I slept the sleep of the damned. I dreamt of turrets and craggy ledges where the windswept rain blew in from the ocean with the odor of violets. A pale woman in Elizabethan dress stood beside my bed and whispered in my ear that the bells would ring. An old salt in an oilcloth jacket sat atop a piling, mending nets with an awl, while far out at sea a tine aeroplane winged its way towards the setting sun.”
Alan Bradley

Charles Fort
“A procession of the damned: By the damned I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of data that science has excluded. Battalions of the accursed, captained by pallid data that I have exhumed will march. You'll read them, or they'll march. Some of them livid and some of them fiery and some of them rotten. Some of them are corpses, skeletons, mummies, twitching, tottering, animated by companions that have been damned alive. There are giants that will walk by, though sound asleep. There are things that are theorems and things that are rags. They'll go by, like you could, arm-in-arm with the spirit of anarchy. Here and there will foot little harlots. Many are clowns, but many are of the highest respectability. Some are assassins. There are pale stenches and gaunt superstitions and mere shadows and lively malices, whims and amiabilities, the naive and the pedantic and the bizarre and the grotesque and the sincere and the insincere, the profound, and the puerile. A stab and a laugh and the patiently folded hands of hopeless propriety. The ultra-respectable! But the condemned, anyway.”
Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Wie kommuniziert man am besten das Gefühl, tot zu sein …
Ja, ich kenne das Wort kommunizieren. Ich bin tot, nicht geistesgestört.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Bestenfalls ein Bewacher. Schlimmstenfalls ein Voyeur.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Das Sterben erscheint uns als die größte Schwäche überhaupt, schlimmer als Alkoholismus oder Heroinsucht, und in einer Welt, wo man der Faulheit bezichtigt wird, nur weil man sich nicht die Beine rasiert, gilt das Totsein als der ultimative Charakterfehler.
Als ob man vor dem Leben weggelaufen wäre – sich einfach nicht genug Mühe gegeben, sein Potential nicht voll ausgeschöpft hätte. Du Drückeberger!”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Ich mag zwar Ich sein, aber das könnte mir nun wirklich nicht passieren, DU zu sein.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Nein, fair ist das nicht, aber dass die Erde sich wie die Hölle anfühlt, liegt an unserer Erwartung, dass sie sich wie der Himmel anfühlen sollte.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Mädchen kriegen Titten und vergessen, wie klug und mutig sie einmal waren. Auch Jungen haben ihre eigene Art von Intelligenz und Humor, aber kaum kriegen sie ihre erste Erektion, verlieren sie den Verstand und laufen die nächsten sechzig Jahre als komplett Schwachsinnige durch die Welt. Für beide Geschlechter ist die Pubertät so etwas wie eine Eiszeit der Dummheit.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Hoffnung ist was sehr Widerspenstiges. Eine Sucht, die man bekämpfen muss.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Ich stehe vor dem uralten Dilemma, entweder die eigenen Eltern oder die eigene Gottheit verraten zu müssen.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Wenn du es zulässt, tendiert deine Vergangenheit dazu, dir die Zukunft zu diktieren.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Was uns in der Hölle quält, ist unser Festhalten an einer einmal gewählten Identität.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Meine kleinkarierte Angst vor persönlicher Zurückweisung erlaubt so vielem wahren Bösen zu existieren. Meine Feigheit ermöglicht Greueltaten.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Chuck Palahniuk
“Ich bin voller Zuversicht und Entschlossenheit und verfüge über einen freien Willen – zumindest nehme ich das an …”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Robert E. Howard
“Damned be the dark ends of the earth where old horrors live again.”
Robert E. Howard, The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

Jason Medina
“I’ll be damned if I am getting trapped in another borough of this city!”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

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