Purgatory Quotes

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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

Daniel Quinn
“Wherever you go..., you'll see Heaven and Hell on every side... in us. Look for them and you'll soon know them. There on your left, Hell shuffles by, carrying a reluctant, gloomy chicken, his only comrade. There on your right, Heaven spring past, singing - a lunatic, a little too much for civilized contact.

Just the way it always was.”
Daniel Quinn, A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife: On the Other Side Known Commonly as "The Little Book"

Ann-Marie MacDonald
“She is why purgatory was invented.”
Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees

Dorothy L. Sayers
“[on Purgatory] It is, of course, open to anyone to say that the whole idea is morbid and exaggerated--open even to those who think nothing of queuing for twenty-four hours in acute discomfort to see the first night of a musical comedy, which lasts three hours at most, which they are not sure of liking when they get there, and which they could see any other night with no trouble at all.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2: Purgatorio

“Have you ever wondered what language they speak in Limbo?”
Lee T. Gallup

Dejan Stojanovic
“History will be erased in the universal purgatory.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Matt Haig
“Tears were a kind of language and I felt all language was far away from me. I was beneath tears. Tears were what you shed in purgatory. By the time you were in hell it was too late.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Philip José Farmer
“Purgatory is hell with hope.”
Philip José Farmer, To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Ryan Holiday
“If solitude is the school of genius, as the historian Edward Gibbon put it, then the crowded, busy world is the purgatory of the idiot.”
Ryan Holiday, Stillness Is the Key

Melissa Jane Osborne
“High school is like purgatory. It's a cesspool of hormones and emotion. And everyone is looking for a life raft.”
Melissa Jane Osborne, The Wendy Project

Dante Alighieri
“Dolce color d’oriental zaffiro,
che s’accoglieva nel sereno aspetto
del mezzo, puro infino al primo giro,

a li occhi miei ricominciò diletto,
tosto ch’io usci’ fuor de l’aura morta
che m’avea contristati li occhi e ‘l petto.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2: Purgatorio

Pope Gregory I
“[S]ome sins are forgiven in this world, and some other may be pardoned in the next: for that which is denied concerning one sin, is consequently understood to be granted touching some other.”
Pope Gregory I, The Dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great

Dante Alighieri
“Remember, this day will never dawn again.”
Dante Alighieri

Thomas Ligotti
“One by one all the regular staff stopped appearing for work, and their desks came to be occupied by new persons who always looked like fugitives from the great tribe of derelicts living in the Golden City, a shadow population that moved day and night through that yellowish haze.[...] Of course this manner of fiscal growth could not continue much longer and other measures would need to be taken if the company was truly to become a dominant force in the marketplace of this world or any other.”
Thomas Ligotti, My Work is Not Yet Done: Three Tales of Corporate Horror

A.D. Aliwat
“Maybe Manhattan is purgatory.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Dan Brown
“Mankind is hovering now in a purgatory of procrastination and indecision and personal greed... but the rings of hell await, just beneath our feet, waiting to consume us all.”
Dan Brown, Inferno

M.R. Maze
“Her consciousness emerges within when the beast of the darkness allows them. This beast was a conjuration of the billion innocent souls lost to the structure of modernization. He was an archetype that transcended time and reality, a governing force as natural as nature itself, and yet this darkness was a new kind, born out of technology only apparent in the last few hundred years.”
MacKenzie R. Mazerolle, Wild Man

Thomas Browne
“Were the happiness of the next world as closely apprehended as the felicities of this, it were a martyrdom to live; and unto such as consider none hereafter, it must be more than death to die, which makes us amazed at those audacities that durst be nothing and return into their chaos again. Certainly such spirits as could contemn death, when they expected no better being after, would have scorned to live, had they known any.”
Thomas Browne, Urne Burial

“Some people are eaters and some people are dinner.”
From Purgatory the Audiobook”
J. Costa

Samuel Beckett
“what would I do without this world faceless incurious
where to be lasts but an instant where every instant
spills in the void the ignorance of having been

what would I do what I did yesterday and the day before
peering out of my deadlight looking for another
wandering like me eddying far from all the living
in a convulsive space
among the voices voiceless
that throng my hiddenness”
Samuel Beckett

“Her mother believed that love, in its most noble and worthy form, was sacrifice. To love her was to love purgatory.”
Vivian Pham, The Coconut Children

Stewart Stafford
“If 't be true thou dost love me, then bare thy breast and runneth upon this bodkin. Nay, I do not require thy life or lethal proof that Narcissus festered in isolation. Man is a blotted parchment of sins and reminiscence his Purgatory.”
Stewart Stafford

A.D. Aliwat
“Nobody really belongs in purgatory. It’s not a destination point, it’s a waiting room.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

A.D. Aliwat
“Demons can exist in purgatory or limbo, just as they exist on Earth, but they are there to test the soul of the sinner.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

A.D. Aliwat
“Perhaps that’s all that purgatory is—prolonged death throes.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

A.D. Aliwat
“Purgatory should be nothing if not fair. It’s supposed to be about justice, right? How unjust would purgatory be without some terms?”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

A.D. Aliwat
“Heaven, hell, purgatory: they’re not just for the dead, they are very much a part of living. The three primary modes of life—winning, losing, and waiting. Everything else we do falls on the spectrum between these three big ones.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Mladen Đorđević
“The desert is a purgatory for man, and a watering place for Death.”
Mladen Đorđević, Miraž

Thor Heyerdahl
“Purgatory was a bit damp,’ said Bengt, ‘but heaven was more or less as I’d imagined it.”
Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki

Dawn Kurtagich
“All that time, I was just walking around thinking, This is my life. How many other people are walking around in their own purgatory?”
“Probably more than I’d like to think about.”
“And they don’t even know it.”
Dawn Kurtagich, And the Trees Crept In

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