Dante Alighieri Quotes

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William Allingham
“Not like Homer would I write,
Not like Dante if I might,
Not like Shakespeare at his best,
Not like Goethe or the rest,
Like myself, however small,
Like myself, or not at all.”
William Allingham, Blackberries

Dante Alighieri
“Midway along the journey of our life
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
for I had wandered off from the straight path.

How hard it is to tell what it was like,
this wood of wilderness, savage and stubborn
(the thought of it brings back all my old fears),

a bitter place! Death could scarce be bitterer.
But if I would show the good that came of it
I must talk about things other than the good.”
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri
“Here pity only lives when it is dead - Virgil”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Through me is the way to the city of woe.
Through me is the way to sorrow eternal.
Through me is the way to the lost below. Justice moved my architect supernal.
I was constructed by divine power,
supreme wisdom, and love primordial.
Before me no created things were.
Save those eternal, and eternal I abide.
Abandon all hope, you who enter.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“There is no greater sorrow
than thinking back upon a happy time
in misery--”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“your soul has been assailed by cowardice,
which often weighs so heavily on a man--
distracting him from honorable trials--
as phantoms frighten beasts when shadows fall.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Gonindu-ne-o prin cetăți închise
din loc în loc, va-mpinge-o-n Iad de veci,
de unde-ntâi invidia ne-o trimise.

Spre-a ta scăpare cred și judec deci
să-ți fiu conducător, și te voi scoate
de-aici, făcând prin loc etern să treci,

s-auzi cum urlă desperate gloate,
să vezi și-antice duhuri osândite,
ce-a doua moarte-a lor și-o strigă toate.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Virgil, ești tu? Fântâna ești, al cării
torent - îi zisei cu rușine-acum-
bogat pornit-a fluviul cuvântării?

tu marea faclă-n veci pe-al artei drum!
deci fie-mi de-ajutor iubirea vie
și studiul lung în dulcele-ți volum.

Părinte-mi ești, maestru-mi ești tu mie,
tu singur ești acel ce-a dat o viață
frumosului meu stil ce-mi e mândrie.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Și ca și-acel ce nu mai vrea ce-a vrut,
schimbând prin noul gând pe cele-avute,
așa că lasă totul ce-a-nceput,

așa și eu sub poala coastei mute
gândind îmi mistuii întreaga vrere
ce-ntâi, spre-a-ncepe, atât mi-a fost de iute.

-De-ți prind din vorbe bine-a ta durere-
răspunse umbra cea mărinimoasă-
ți-e sufletul curpins de-acea scădere,

ce-abate-ades de ținta sa frumoasă
pe om, astfel (oprind) ca năzărirea
nălucii lui pe-o bestie fricoasă.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Ecce deus fortior me, qui veniens dominabitur michi.”
Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova

“Partiendo del postulado que afirma que todo es energía y que encauzarla es uno de los objetivos humanos, me he basado en la numerología y en el concepto de que todos los números -del uno al nueve- tienen características positivas y negativas, y que aportan todas las posibilidades a quienes los llevan por nacimiento, por nombre, o por firma.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“La época que nos toca vivir es insoportable. Sin ninguna clase de atenuantes -y lo siento por los alabadores del oficio, dispuestos siempre a ver un hereje en todo aquel que no cree haber nacido en el mejor de los mundos- , nuestra época carece de virtudes y está llena de odio y de malicia. (...) Todas las actividades del hombre, sin excluir ninguna, rebajan a los mismos hombres; no excluyo de esto a los sacerdotes y reyes, ya que ambos me inspiran idéntica compasión y disgusto. (...) El hombre es variable e inestable por naturaleza; todos estamos manchados por algo y la mayoría obedecea a sus sentidos y no a la razón.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“Aquellos que critican su presente no suelen ser bien mirados. Pero el alma de los poetas es sensible, por lo tanto inconformista.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“El análisis del pasado, lo que llamamos historia, vista con su carga de tiempo, suele ser esquiva y hostil al abordarla. La historia abunda en enigmas, también en imprecisiones. Responde al concepto de quien la escribe, es maleable y puede ser manipulada impunemente. (...) Es fin, es rara la naturaleza humana, y las apostasías de los hombres son muy difíciles de entender. Los traidores abundan en todas partes.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“Infinitos los números acechan / desde cada rincón de nuestra vida. / Son los años, la trama, la perdida / heredad de las horas que se estrechan. / Cada número es símbolo de acero, / desencanto o encanto, hegemonía, / precisión, matemática, grafía. / Somos fugacidad no precisada. / Número somos. Somos tiempo. Nada.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“Comprendí que toda vida política fatalmente era una bancarrota, siempre, en todo tiempo, porque opera sobre un elemento frágil, la realidad misma y la propia condición del ser humano, ambiciosa, perversa e inestable.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“La muerte es inevitable y pone fin a toda acción en este mundo. Nacemos para morir. Desde el nacimiento, cada día morimos un poco. La naturaleza tiende al orden de cada cosa, y la muerte es orden final para el cuerpo, aunque no para el espíritu. (...) Pensando en términos de la vida que nos toca vivir, en el fondo da morir por una cosa que por otra, siempre que esa cosa sea bien amada. Una muerte honrosa, cálida y leal vale más que toda una vida desleal.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“En el cielo la luna bellamente / fija en tus ojos su tristeza altiva, / y es a un tiempo beatífica y silente. / ¡Oh, la noche que deja que recorra / con mi mano tu piel suave y preciosa, / y en mis sueños ardiente te aprisione!”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“Mi otro gran consuelo ha sido la lectura; sobre todo la relectura. Uno vuelve siempre a los buenos libros. Son como nobles amigos que están a la espera para brindarnos ayuda cuando la necesitamos.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

“Yo, que solía sentirme omnipotente, entiendo ahora que todas las personas que conocemos son superiores a nosotros en algún sentido, y en ese sentido debemos aprender de ellas.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

Kat Richardson
“What about the motorcycle parts?"
"Those belong to my sort-of boyfriend. He's in Italy right now, visiting his family, and I like to have the mess around to remind me of him."
"Oh. So that's why Dante in Italian."
She blushed and looked away. "No. That's why the Italian boyfriend.”
Kat Richardson, Greywalker

Matthew Pearl
“Lo giorno se n'andava" - Day was departing..." Dante slows his deliberation as he prepares to enter the infernal realms for the first time: "... e io sol uno" - "and only I alone..." -how lonely he felt! He has to say it three times! io, sol, uno... "m'apparecchiava a sostener la guerra, sì del cammino e sì de la pietate.”
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club

Matthew Pearl
“Dante is the first Christian poet, the first one whose whole system of thought is colored by a pure Christian theology. But the poem comes nearer to us than this. It is there real history of a brother man, of a tempted, purified, and at last triumphant human soul; it teaches the benign ministry of sorrow. His is the first keel that ever ventured into the silent sea of human consciousness to find a new world of poetry. He held heartbreak at bay for twenty years, and would not let himself die until he had done his task. Neither shall Longfellow. Neither shall I."
Lowell turned and started to descend.”
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club

Matthew Pearl
“Milton was the gold standard of religious poets for English and American scholars. But Milton wrote of Hell and Heaven from above and below, respectively, not from the inside: safer advantages.”
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club

Matthew Pearl
“No, never mind, I didn't think so. Mead, Dante's theme is man-not a man.' Lowell said finally with a mild patience that he reserved only for students. "The Italians forever twitch at Dante's sleeves trying to make him say he is of their politics and their way of thinking. Their way indeed! To confine it to Florence or Italy is to banish it from the sympathies of mankind. We read Paradise Lost as a poem but Dante's Comedy as a chronicle of our inner lives. Do you boys know of Isaiah 38:10”
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club

Rod Dreher
“Inferno was for learning about the nature of our sins. Purgatorio is for learning how to overcome our tendencies to fall victim to them. Understanding our dilemma is important, but it's not enough. What we do with that understanding makes the difference between life and death. Humility is the foundation of all spiritual progress. Humility builds resilience. Stop thinking of yourself as the center of your world you will find it becomes easier to endure life's setbacks. Plus, you will in time become more grateful, more merciful, and more loving.”
Rod Dreher, How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

“Es agua entre las manos nuestra vida. Todo ocurre inapresable. El instante en que escribo estas líneas ya es pasado. Y nosotros ya somos el pasado que seremos.”
Roberto Alifano, Yo, Dante Alighieri: En mitad del camino de la vida

Jorge Luis Borges
“Un gran libro como la Divina Comedia no es el aislado o azaroso capricho de un individuo; muchos hombres y muchas generaciones tendieron hacia él. Investigar sus precursores no es incurrir en una miserable tarea de carácter jurídico o policial; es indagar los movimientos, los tanteos, las aventuras, las vislumbres y las premoniciones del espíritu humano.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Nove saggi danteschi

“Dante is certainly not, as one sometimes hears said, vindictive, spiteful, sadistic. He is not merely engaged in score settling with old adversaries by assigning them to hell. The punishments in hell are horribly cruel, but the world in which he lived was horribly cruel. He had been sentenced to death both by burning and decapitation. Such sentences were almost routine. We think of the modern world as more civilised than his, but who could seriously argue that this is so, bearing in mind events on the world stage in the twentieth century?”
Prue Shaw

“Theologically, Hell is out of favor now, but it still seems more "real" to most people than Fairyland or Atlantis or Valhalla or other much imagined places. This is because of the sheer mass and weight and breadth of ancient tradition, inventive fantasy, analytic argument, dictatorial dogma, and both simple and complex faith employed over a very long time- thousands of years- in the ongoing attempt to map the netherworld. The landscape of Hell is the largest shared construction project in imaginative history, and its chief architects have been creative giants- Homer, Virgil, Plato, Augustine, Dante, Bosch, Michelangelo, Milton, Goethe, Blake, and more.”
Alice K. Turner, The History of Hell

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