Inferno Quotes

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Dante Alighieri
“Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri
“Love insists the loved loves back”
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri
“They yearn for what they fear for.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri
“I felt for the tormented whirlwinds
Damned for their carnal sins
Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.”
Dante Alighieri

Dan Brown
“But believe me, just because the human mind can't imagine something happening...doesn't mean it won't.”
Dan Brown, Inferno

Dan Brown
“I've got to stop being such a snob about leather-bound books, he reminded himself. E-books do have their moments.”
Dan Brown, Inferno

Dan Brown
“It has always been this way. Death is followed by birth. To reach paradise, man must pass through inferno. - Bertrand Zobrist”
Dan Brown, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Noi leggeveamo un giorno per diletto
Di Lancialotto, come amor lo strinse;
Soli eravamo e senza alcun sospetto
Per più fiate gli occhi ci sospinse
Quella lettura, e scolorocci il viso;
Ma solo un punto fu quel che ci vinse.
Quando leggemmo il disiato riso
Esser baciato da cotanto amante,
Questi, che mai da me non fia diviso,
La bocca mi baciò tutto tremante.
Galeotto fu il libro e chi lo scrisse:
Quel giorno più non vi leggemmo avante."

""We were reading one day, to pass the time,
of Lancelot, how love had seized him.
We were alone, and without any suspicion
And time and time again our eyes would meet
over that literature, and our faces paled,
and yet one point alone won us.
When we had read how the desired smile
was kissed by so true a lover,
This one, who never shall be parted from me,
kissed my mouth, all a-tremble.
Gallehault was the book and he who wrote it
That day we read no further.”
Dante Alighieri

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
“Oh blind, oh ignorant, self-seeking cupidity whcih spurs as so in the short mortal life and steeps as through all eternity.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri
“The well heeded well heard.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

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

J.D. Stroube
“I could hear the chaotic laughter trailing behind me. It turned the ageless trees into a menace. They loomed around me, while hiding him. The branches tore at my skin in an effort to bind me, while weeds sought to shackle my ankles, so that I could go no further. The pain they caused was minor, when I compared it to the searing inferno at my core.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Dante Alighieri
“You did thirst for blood, and with blood I fill you”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dan Brown
“I'm a fan of the truth," she replied forcefully, "even if it's painfully hard to accept.”
Dan Brown, Inferno

Italo Calvino
“seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Dante Alighieri
“These dwell among the blackest souls, loaded down deep by sins of differing types. If you sink far enough, you'll see them all.”
Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Dante Alighieri
“Non isperate mai veder lo cielo:
i’ vegno per menarvi a l’altra riva
ne le tenebre etterne, in caldo e ’n gelo.”
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
“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

E.A. Bucchianeri
“(Marlowe's) Faustus stubbornly reverts to his atheistic beliefs and continues his elementary pagan re-education ~ the inferno to him is a 'place' invented by men.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World: Volume I

Umberto Eco
“Vai via ora," mi disse in fretta, "ti ho detto quello che volevi sapere. Di qui il coro degli angeli, di là la gola dell'inferno.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

K.B. Ezzell
“Life is notoriously unfair and very funny for those who are mad enough to laugh.”
K.B. Ezzell, Inferno

K.B. Ezzell
“I suppose he always knew I would watch him and never judge him. I possessed within me that patient and gentle willingness all men so desire in a woman. I did whatever he told me to do without question. When I had nothing to do, I simply was there to be a cool and understanding presence who never threatened his need for control and perfection. I was the ideal woman.
And even the ideal woman lies, you know.”
K.B. Ezzell, Inferno

K.B. Ezzell
“Tell them Cinderella has risen from the grave and is off to the ball with a dreadful surprise for the prince.”
K.B. Ezzell, Inferno

K.B. Ezzell
“One thing I can say after experience with both sides of the coin is that all humans get their kicks in the same careless way. Poor as dirt or rich as a king. Lacking in any worldly knowledge or as educated as a bloody encyclopedia. Crude and filthy or refined as diamonds. Free drinks and cheap music and easy thrills will make animals of the worst and the best of men. Sin does us all the same, and that is one of the truest things I have learned in my life. The simple genius of the devil is to trick you into thinking he has a different method for every man.
I wish you knew how exceptionally lacking in imagination the devil actually is.”
K.B. Ezzell, Inferno

“El infierno existe porque existe el miedo”
Josep Giralt, Sirio Sanguino

“There's a well kept secret to intense and heartfelt writing. Let your words bleed. (A new take on Hemingway's famous quote)”
Sky Bardsey

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