Top 668 Heaven Quotes

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“I’m more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘The Social Network’ have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they’re making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“There is nothing I love more than pro wrestling, so getting to do that all over the globe with some of the best out there is my personal heaven.”

― Adam Cole

“I never thought ‘Stairway to Heaven’ was a long song. I loved how there was this part and then there was another part that was completely different.”

― Adam Jones

“When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the ‘Star Wars’ movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.”

― Adam Savage

“I don’t know what happens to you after you die. I’m not banking on there being, like, a heaven.”

― Al Franken

“Have I thought about having more kids? Oh sure, that would be great; that would be heaven. That would be fantastic.”

― Alec Baldwin

“We have always existed in different forms – carbon, oxygen, water, heat. Maybe Heaven is this brief period when the elements realize they’re alive.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God’s heaven.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Order is heaven’s first law.”

― Alexander Pope

“Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.”

― Alexander the Great

“Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France – that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?”

― Alfred de Vigny

“For me, heaven would be a lack of alienation. The whole time I was growing up, I felt comfort was inherently evil. I think that, for me, heaven isn’t about couches and milk shakes and never having a troubling thought again.”

― Alice Sebold

“To me, the idea of heaven would give you certain pleasures, certain joys – but it’s very important to have an intellectual understanding of why you want those things.”

― Alice Sebold

“We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness – better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth.”

― Alison Gopnik

“Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine

“Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.”

― Amos Bronson Alcott

“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!”

― Anatole France

“I do believe there’s a heaven. I do believe that God has given me the resilience and the survival skills to withstand the chiffon trenches.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.”

― Andrew Jackson

“I’m ensuring my place in heaven.”

― Andrew Motion

“The Nobel thing is like dying and going to heaven for a while. It’s like being transported to a fairyland.”

― Angus Deaton

“God owns heaven but He craves the earth.”

― Anne Sexton

“I grew up in a forest. It’s like a room. It’s protected. Like a cathedral… it is a place between heaven and earth.”

― Anselm Kiefer

“I’m a church boy. I got whuppin’s. So I’m afraid at any moment my grandmother could just swing down from heaven with a switch.”

― Anthony Hamilton

“I always listen to music, my passion and vice is music, I will be denied access to heaven because of the number of CDs I own, and I have gluttony for all types and colours of music.”

― Anthony Minghella

“If you are going to go to Heaven, I’m going to Heaven. But I don’t believe in Heaven.”

― Ariel Pink

“Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.”

― Arnold Bennett

“There’s a lady up in heaven who must be very proud of the way the people in Baltimore have treated her boy from the Bronx.”

― Art Donovan

“Thus united to them in the fellowship of life, he will both understand the things revealed to them by God and, thenceforth escaping the peril that threatens sinners in the judgment, will receive that which is laid up for the saints in the kingdom of heaven.”

― Athanasius

“Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.”

― Augustus Hare

“The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.”

― Augustus Hare

“Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves – or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.”

― Ayn Rand

“Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!”

― B. B. King

“I also found that for myself, since I’ve had no religious education, it was so interesting to see the different versions of heaven and what life on earth means.”

― Barbara Walters

“But for Muslims, everything that they don’t have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.”

― Barbara Walters

“They’re called ‘angels’ because they’re in heaven until the reviews come out.”

― Barbra Streisand

“Heaven and earth! How is it that bodies join but never meet?”

― Beah Richards

“The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Heaven is what we spend our lives trying to find.”

― Beth Orton

“Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.”

― Bill Hybels

“God wants to father all of us until we’re dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.”

― Bill Hybels

“A musical film is my idea of heaven. You can pre-record, you don’t have to sing live. Singing live was the bit I hated the most. I never felt like a confident singer.”

― Billie Piper

“I’d like to think there is a Heaven, and it starts from the happiest day in your life.”

― Billy Crystal

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

― Billy Graham

“Heaven gives us hope and makes our present burdens easier to bear.”

― Billy Graham

“The Bible says that as Christians we don’t grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven – but we still grieve.”

― Billy Graham

“I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’”

― Billy Graham

“The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.”

― Billy Graham

“My wife is already in Heaven.”

― Billy Graham

“The male singers who had the same range I did, when I was growing up, didn’t do much for me. But put on Nina Simone, Carmen McRae or Nancy Wilson, and I’d be in seventh heaven. Female vocalists just did more with their voices, and that’s why I paid more attention to them.”

― Billy Paul

“Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.”

― Bob Feller

“I have the sense that whoever here on earth we couldn’t get along with, Jesus will make us roommates in Heaven.”

― Bob Goff

“A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.”

― Boethius

“I have this famous joke that I use: Why was God able to create Heaven and Earth in seven days and seven nights? Because he didn’t have installed customers and legacy technology to worry about.”

― Brad D. Smith

“For my skin, Neutrogena dry body oil is heaven!”

― Brad Goreski

“I was very curious about the world even at a young age, and I don’t know at what point I became aware that other cultures believed in different religions, and my question was, ‘Well, why don’t they get to go to Heaven then?’”

― Brad Pitt

“I wonder: when a Jehovah’s Witness dies and goes to Heaven, does God hide behind the door and pretend He’s not home?”

― Brian Celio

“There is an economy in Heaven. There are cities in Heaven, and there are people who lead and people who don’t lead, people who are rewarded and people who are not rewarded.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“Most people think that Heaven is a choir, and all you will do is sing.”

― Bruce Wilkinson

“Order and tidiness is the first law of Heaven.”

― Brunello Cucinelli

“My dad’s not here, but he’s watching in heaven.”

― Bubba Watson

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.”

― Camille Paglia

“Almost everyone thinks they are a good person, but the question you should be asking is, am I good enough to go to Heaven? How would you know?”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“My mother was harsh and constantly told me I had jug ears and heaven knows what else. But she was devoted and a hard worker.”

― Carmen Dell’Orefice

“When I was living in Los Angeles, I always booked a moisturizing milk-and-honey massage the day before flying to Spain. It was heaven – I never got dry plane skin or felt stiff from sitting in one position.”

― Carolina Herrera

“I decided I was going to be in love. I was going to give it everything I had. It was like heaven on that ranch. I don’t know why we broke up. We never fought.”

― Carrie Snodgress

“I cook a mean Sunday lunch. My idea of Heaven is a lunch outside on a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon. It’s the time to gather everyone together.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty!”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“I’d rather be dead and in heaven than afraid to do what I think is right.”

― Charles Evers

“Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners.”

― Charles Henry Parkhurst

“If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.”

― Charles Ives

“A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“We do not wish to enter Heaven until our work is done, for it would make us uneasy if there were one single soul left to be saved by our means.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven.”

― Charles V

“So what’s really behind the ‘English Only’ Movement? Fear. Fear of being taken over and one day they will have to learn something different. Heaven forbid they would have to learn something new.”

― Cheech Marin

“Working on ‘Parks’ was like heaven because everyone there was just intimidatingly intelligent and funny, and we would have these hilarious debates about really tangential things. It was inspiring because I felt really challenged to be my best.”

― Chelsea Peretti

“Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven’s dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“What we’re going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven’s sakes, compensation should be focused on – on long term, so that you don’t have rewards for short-term risk-taking.”

― Christina Romer

“He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven; let his soul be brought to heaven.”

― Christopher Love

“’Better’ is one of the first real steps I’ve made into ‘pop music,’ and this collab feels like a match made in Heaven!”

― Clairo

“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.”

― Clint Eastwood

“In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I’ve ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.”

― Colleen McCullough

“The idea the president of the United States was warned that Al-Qaeda was going to attack the United States and did nothing about it – really? Do you think any president of the United States, if he had even an inkling there was going to be an attack, they wouldn’t have moved heaven and earth to try to stop it?”

― Condoleezza Rice

“Heaven means to be one with God.”

― Confucius

“Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.”

― Confucius

“You can only really understand good if you have bad, so the idea of heaven or anything that happens for eternity, even if it’s nice, I can’t imagine it being nice forever. Even the idea of forever is kind of ridiculous, which is unfortunate because it’s kind of a nice thing to say, you know.”

― Conor Oberst

“My perfect day is sitting in a room with some blank paper. That’s heaven. That’s gold, and anything else is just a waste of time.”

― Cormac McCarthy

“My grandmother from Iowa, she is dancing in Heaven at the prospect that the next president of the United States is going to be Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

― Cory Booker

“I think I’ll be going to Heaven, because I had good intentions. But my actions are another thing.”

― Curtis Jackson

“Prometheus heretofore went up to Heaven, and stole fire from thence. Have not I as much Boldness as he?”

― Cyrano de Bergerac

“What you present as the gospel will determine what you present as discipleship. If you present as the gospel what is essentially a theory of the atonement, and you say, ‘If you accept this theory of the atonement, your sins are forgiven, and when you die you will be received into heaven,’ there is no basis for discipleship.”

― Dallas Willard

“I believe that every human being is sufficiently depraved that when we get to Heaven, no one will be able to say, ‘I merited this.’”

― Dallas Willard

“Heaven to me is percussion and bass, a screaming guitar and a burbling Hammond B-3 organ. It’s a soup I love being immersed in.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“Some people think they should go to Heaven but not have to die to get there. Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.”

― Dan Gilbert

“Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!”

― Daniel Boone

“My little girl’s in Heaven. She’s my angel, and I can draw from that.”

― Daniel Cormier

“Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.”

― Dante Alighieri

“I never needed much, and I never thought I’d get more than what I had. A trip to Burger King was the biggest thing in the world to me. Heaven.”

― Dave Grohl

“If chocolate is a foretaste of heaven, what does it mean that chocolate is freely available to all?”

― David Augsburger

“Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks.”

― David Garrick

“How in heaven’s name can a nation with a $1 trillion surplus threaten so much scientific research so vital to its future?”

― David Gergen

“Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.”

― David Hare

“The Old Testament teaches us that if we humble ourselves and pray, God will hear from heaven and heal our land. And the New Testament assures us that the fervent prayers of righteous men can make a difference.”

― David Jeremiah

“I was raised in a deeply Catholic family. There was a sense that everything we were doing was to prepare ourselves for an afterlife in heaven. In my teenage years, that became less important to me. Eventually, that turned into agnosticism, which became atheism.”

― David Lowery

“I’m often cast as religious figures, good and bad, such as ‘Kingdom Of Heaven.’”

― David Thewlis

“Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.”

― Davy Crockett

“So I did ‘Something Happened on the Way to Heaven’ and the original version is a ballad. The original Phil record is uptempo but we slowed it down and made it a ballad.”

― Deborah Cox

“I got into the movie business because of ‘Days of Heaven.’”

― Dede Gardner

“I like to think I’m multi-faceted. Actually, my favorite roles are roles like in ‘Far from Heaven.’ Y’know. Soft people. Loving people.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“I was a guy back in the Eighties who was one movie away from a huge career, which at that time didn’t happen. In the Nineties, I worked a lot, but it was kind of, ‘Get out there and dig and find things.’ Then I guess ‘The Rookie’ and ‘Far From Heaven’ were referred to as my comeback.”

― Dennis Quaid

“Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer’s heaven.”

― Derek Walcott

“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.”

― Desmond Tutu

“I hated ‘The Lovely Bones’. I thought her vision of Heaven was amazingly uninspired and very depressing. The book was just tedious.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I loved the idea of playing this naughty old bag, offering her own explanation. It’s my idea of heaven.”

― Diana Rigg

“When I was 18 at the Santa Ana River Jetty is where I put my first board in the water that I ever got from Joe Quigg. I was just riding the whitewater in, and I was just in heaven.”

― Dick Dale

“It is my conviction that those who disregard the reality of Heaven will ultimately find themselves on the wrong side of history.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“’The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears’ is very much about America – it just happens to have African and Ethiopian characters, and in fact, it happens to have more characters who are not Ethiopian than who are.”

― Dinaw Mengestu

“I got a little advice for everybody: marry the girl who’s going to get you to heaven.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I thought you had to be humble to become a saint, but a priest told me it takes all kinds to make it to heaven.”

― Dion DiMucci

“Mr. Brooks and I have been friends forever. He is in seventh heaven with his new success on Broadway.”

― Dom DeLuise

“Herb Solo at that time was the head of MGM. I said, ‘I want to live like Clint Eastwood.’ Did I know at that time Clint Eastwood, to him, Heaven was a truck, a dog, and a picnic basket for food or something?”

― Don Rickles

“I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they’ve all gone to heaven.”

― Doris Day

“If there is a Heaven, I’m sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person.”

― Doris Day

“Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.”

― Douglas Horton

“If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?”

― Douglas Horton

“The key to heaven’s gate cannot be duplicated.”

― Douglas Horton

“Americans in the Civil War period were very interested in Heaven and what it might be like, because they were having to face the fact that many of their loved ones were gone and many of their loved ones, they hoped, were in this other realm called Heaven.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“No man can resolve himself into Heaven.”

― Dwight L. Moody

“Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.’ I think if he lived nowadays, instead of ‘kingdom,’ he would have said, ‘dimension.’ And ‘heaven’ refers to a sense of vastness or spaciousness.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.”

― Eden Ahbez

“Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures.”

― Eden Ahbez

“I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.”

― Edvard Munch

“It’s a good idea to have friends both in Heaven and in Hell.”

― Edward Albee

“Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The strong argument for Heaven as a place centers in and clusters about Jesus. The man Jesus, bearing a man’s form, the body He wore on earth, has a place assigned Him – a high place.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The glorified will not be pilgrims, transient visitors, or tenants at will, but settled, permanent, walled, established by title, through eternity by warrantee deed, signed, sealed, recorded, possession given. No renters, no lessees of Heaven, but all property and home owners.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“The houses of Heaven are God-built and are as enduring and incorruptible as their builder. We will have bodies after the resurrection; transfigured they will be after the model of Christ’s glorious body.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Safety is in Heaven. Put your values there only; put your heart there. No tears are there to flood your heart, no sorrows there to break it, no losses there to grieve and embitter.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Praying men are God’s agents on earth, the representative of government of Heaven, set to a specific task on the earth.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“We are feeble, weak and impoverished because of our failure to pray. God is restrained in doing because we are restrained by reason of our non-praying. All failures in securing heaven are traceable to lack of prayer or misdirected petition.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“I was attracted to the concept of Hollywood and the lifestyle here. But I’ve grown to mistrust it because it has changed. I didn’t bargain for digital access parking in some concrete structure. Real heaven for me was to drive somewhere and park right in front. Now the city is going vertical.”

― Edward Ruscha

“An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Earth is the anteroom of Heaven, if we choose to see it so.”

― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes heavenly music in Heaven.”

― Ellen G. White

“If you lose Heaven, you lose everything; if you gain Heaven, you gain everything.”

― Ellen G. White

“Satan well knows that success can only attend order and harmonious action. He well knows that every thing connected with Heaven is in perfect order.”

― Ellen G. White

“They’ve got him – credible witnesses, documents, heaven knows what else. In all my years as a prosecutor I have never seen such an open-and-shut case.”

― Elliot Richardson

“To have faith in Divine protection is good, but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals.”

― Ellis Peters

“The human race is the basis on which heaven is founded, is because man was last created, and that which is last created is the basis of all that precedes.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“In heaven there are two distinct loves, love to the Lord and love towards the neighbor, in the inmost or third heaven love to the Lord, in the second or middle heaven love towards the neighbor.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love.”

― Emanuel Swedenborg

“I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal.”

― Emily Bronte

“I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.”

― Emily Dickinson

“Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.”

― Emily Dickinson

“Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.”

― Emma Goldman

“We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? – Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel?”

― Emma Orczy

“I was shocked when I came to New Orleans. I never knew there were beggars on the streets here. I didn’t know that there were poor people. I thought this was Heaven, you know?”

― Emmanuel Jal

“All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.”

― Epictetus

“Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.”

― Epictetus

“Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.”

― Euripides

“If there is a heaven, I don’t know anything else I can do to get there – and neither do you.”

― Evel Knievel

“The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“War, in some instances, especially defensive, has been authorized by Heaven.”

― Ezra Stiles

“The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Since the beginning, a woman’s first and most important role has been ushering into mortality spirit sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“’Cosmogramma’ is basically the studies that map out the universe and the relations of heaven and hell.”

― Flying Lotus

“I just knew that God wasn’t there. He was a man on a throne in Heaven, so he was easy to forget.”

― Frances Farmer

“Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.”

― Francis Beaumont

“People told me, ‘You talk about Europe like it’s Heaven. It’s not Heaven.”

― Francis Ngannou

“I’m going to make my own heaven. I’m going to struggle for it. I’m going to fight to earn everything I dream about.”

― Francis Ngannou

“Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.”

― Francis Quarles

“Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.”

― Francis Thompson

“God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.”

― Frank Knox

“Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.”

― Franz Kafka

“Hopefully I’ll be the first Mexican-American going into Hillbilly Heaven.”

― Freddy Fender

“There is not a man beneath the canopy of Heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.”

― Frederick Douglass

“On Earth, God has placed no more than two powers, and as there is in Heaven but one God, so is there here one Pope and one Emperor. Divine providence has specially appointed the Roman Empire to prevent the continuance of schism in the Church.”

― Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

“The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.’”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the West, anything that must be hidden is suspect; availability and honesty are interlinked. This clashes irreconcilably with Islam, where the things that are most precious, most perfect and most holy are always hidden: the Kaaba, the faces of prophets and angels, a woman’s body, Heaven.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.”

― Galileo Galilei

“If there’s a golf course in heaven, I hope it’s like Augusta National. I just don’t want an early tee time.”

― Gary Player

“But by virtue of our baptism, Peter Akinola and I are brothers in Christ and one day we are going to be in heaven together, so we might as well learn to get along here because we will have to get along there. God won’t have it any other way.”

― Gene Robinson

“This country and the Commonwealth last Tuesday were not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.”

― Geoffrey Fisher

“Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell.”

― George A. Moore

“All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind.”

― George Berkeley

“In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide.”

― George Crabbe

“We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.”

― George Eliot

“An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution.”

― George Haven Putnam

“He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.”

― George Herbert

“Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.”

― George Sand

“The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It’s their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they’ve been saying, You can kill us, but you’ll have to kill a lot of us; you may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that.”

― George Wald

“Seek on earth what you have found in heaven.”

― George William Russell

“The wind from the Kingdom of Heaven has blown all over the world, and shall blow for centuries yet.”

― George William Russell

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.”

― Giovanni Boccaccio

“For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven?”

― Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

“It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee.”

― Girolamo Savonarola

“I heard Thackeray thank Heaven for the purity of Dickens. I thanked Heaven for the purity of a greater than Dickens – Thackeray himself.”

― Goldwin Smith

“I have yet to find a faithful tithe payer who cannot testify that in a very literal and wonderful way the windows of Heaven have been opened and blessings have been poured out upon him or her.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now, and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show; skewed slightly older I guess, since it’s a 9:00 to 10:00 show.”

― Gregory Harrison

“I got a series with the WB next year. We start shooting in July. It’s going to be called Safe Harbor, and it’s an hour show. It’s a Spelling show and will follow 7th Heaven.”

― Gregory Harrison

“The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.”

― H. G. Wells

“A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Heaven knows where I’ll end up – but it’s a safe bet that I’ll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“If – heaven forbid – a shooter did come into my class, I wouldn’t want to have to worry about getting caught in a crossfire.”

― H. W. Brands

“PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction.”

― Hans Bender

“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.”

― Harriet Tubman

“I think there’s many a slaveholder’ll get to Heaven. They don’t know better. They acts up to the light they have.”

― Harriet Tubman

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”

― Helen Gurley Brown

“Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn’t created to take you to heaven.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’”

― Herb Caen

“Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”

― Herman Melville

“I imagine Heaven would have very nice weather – perfect climate where you can wear a leather jacket or shorts and a sweater.”

― Hilary Rhoda

“I love to give the fans what they want. They’re what I miss most when I’m not wrestling. That time in the ring is like being in heaven for me.”

― Hulk Hogan

“We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.”

― Humphrey Gilbert

“I once wrote a song called ‘No Laughing in Heaven,’ which was about not wanting to go to Heaven due to the company I’d be keeping, and with a few exceptions, the Hall of Fame is pretty much the same thing.”

― Ian Gillan

“Nothing is more precious than peace, by which all war, both in Heaven and Earth, is brought to an end.”

― Ignatius of Antioch

“God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven.”

― Imelda Marcos

“I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.”

― Isaac Asimov

“Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.”

― Isaac of Nineveh

“The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.”

― Isaiah Berlin

“If you’re a physicist, for heaven’s sake, and here is the experiment, and you have a theory, and the theory doesn’t agree with the experiment, then you have to cut out the theory. You were wrong with the theory.”

― Ivar Giaever

“Order is the first law of heaven, and you have to have order to survive on Earth. Figure out what has to be done each day, each week, each year and develop a system to achieve it.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.”

― Izaak Walton

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

― J. B. Priestley

“I went to see Oliver Stone’s ‘Heaven & Earth,’ which I thought was a wonderful movie, but I walked out because I was so moved. It was too painful to watch.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“Our Father which art in heaven – Stay there – And we will stay on earth – Which is sometimes so pretty.”

― Jacques Prevert

“I will tell you this much. God himself comes down with his ribs from Heaven, and he distributes them to the TGI Friday’s. And that’s how they get them.”

― Jaime Camil

“The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.”

― James Baldwin

“Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?”

― James Baldwin

“You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.”

― James Joyce

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.”

― James Thurber

“I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.”

― James Whistler

“Being creative is my idea of heaven. I’m just incredibly fortunate that I can do it in artwork. Watercolor is what I started out with. What I love about watercolor is that a lot of happy accidents occur.”

― Jane Seymour

“If somebody believes that a certain practice will get them to heaven, and then other people believe a different way of doing it, I think it’s their choice.”

― Jane Seymour

“Who knows but I shall grow reasonable at last, descend from my ideal heaven to the real earth, marry, and – Oh Plato! – make a pudding?”

― Jane Welsh Carlyle

“I have always found the baptism of Jesus, with a dove descending and voice from Heaven, one of the great moments in the Jesus story. This is where Jesus hears the deep call from God.”

― Jay Parini

“Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven’s pale candles stored.”

― Jean Ingelow

“I had written ‘Cafe de Flore’ with ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in mind.”

― Jean-Marc Vallee

“There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.”

― Jean Paul

“The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.”

― Jean Paul

“There is no heaven on Earth. Not now anyway.”

― Jean Reno

“Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell.”

― Jeff Goldblum

“The Supreme Being I would sign up for would not prove his omnipotence by saving one life while ending dozens, or hundreds, or thousands. Nor would he summon an angel to heaven by ending a first grader’s life at the hands of a gunman or sadist.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“Thanks to budget shortfalls and format wars, our traditional media, literature, and arts are perishing faster than ever before. Nothing conceived by the human mind, except Heaven and nuclear winter, is eternal.”

― Jeffrey Zeldman

“When I’ve pictured what Heaven would be like, I’ve always imagined myself free to explore the outer reaches of space.”

― Jeremy Robinson

“I was in heaven when I saw Taraji P. Henson wearing Moschino!”

― Jeremy Scott

“Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.”

― Jeremy Taylor

“The first time I went crowd surfing was heaven.”

― Jessie Reyez

“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.”

― Jesus Christ

“All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

― Jesus Christ

“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”

― Jimi Hendrix

“When I came to Australia, it was like heaven.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with ‘Stairway to Heaven.’”

― Jimmy Page

“When I settled to writing seriously, which would be in my 30s, I did expect to be published eventually, but my aspirations weren’t very high. A published book and a few appreciative readers was my idea of heaven.”

― Jo Beverley

“To work for Shonda Rhimes is heaven. It’s been amazing.”

― Joe Morton

“I always thought that the U.S. was just amazing, and it was just a dream. I thought it was Heaven. Coming here a couple years ago, you know, the U.S. is still nice, but it’s not like what I thought it was going to be.”

― Joel Embiid

“I’m very careful about saying who would and wouldn’t go to heaven. I don’t know.”

― Joel Osteen

“I’m going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.”

― Joel Osteen

“My belief as a Christian is when we receive Christ as salvation, that that gives us a guarantee for Heaven.”

― Joel Osteen

“Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.”

― Johan Huizinga

“In the kingdom of heaven it is His work that will be crowned, not yours. Anything in you that He has not wrought Himself will count for nothing.”

― Johannes Tauler

“Offense cuts you off from God. We separate ourselves from the pipeline. I’ve never seen anything block blessings from Heaven except offense.”

― John Bevere

“The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.”

― John Burroughs

“Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.”

― John Donne

“When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.”

― John Foxe

“Among all his creatures in heaven or earth, God hath not made any like unto the sun in the firmament, the beams whereof are beautiful and pleasant, and do give comfort in all places to all things.”

― John Jewel

“But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end.”

― John Jewel

“Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven’t made is to talk about the unwritten book.”

― John le Carre

“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.”

― John Lubbock

“Heaven is on this earth. There are no angels on the clouds with twanging harps… That’s just another man’s fantasy.”

― John Lydon

“Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.”

― John Lyly

“No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.”

― John Mason Brown

“We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo. I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places.”

― John McGahern

“My grandmother made sure that I went to church every Sunday. And she’d come over and pick us boys up, and we would go to the Nazarene church. And back then, that was about as close to heaven as I ever got, because just the time to be able to spend with her, and she was very, very religious.”

― John Mellencamp

“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”

― John Milton

“Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.”

― John Milton

“Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage.”

― John Osborne

“Heaven can never countenance the barbarous and unmanly practice of the Britons in America, which savages would blush at, and which, if not discontinued, will soon be retaliated on Britain by a justly enraged people.”

― John Paul Jones

“Heaven has given to every human being the power of controlling his passions, and if he neglects or loses it, the fault is his own, and he must be answerable for it.”

― John Quincy Adams

“I don’t think much about my physical body going off into the long, green fairways of Heaven to play golf.”

― John Shelby Spong

“That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.”

― John Updike

“Heaven fashioned us of nothing; and we strive to bring ourselves to nothing.”

― John Webster

“Heaven, for me, is one focused project – it’s like a weird form of autism.”

― Jon Krakauer

“Woody is the guy who made me want to be a comic. I was in heaven and couldn’t stop smiling because he was my idle and 29 years after seeing Take the Money and Run, I was working for him.”

― Jon Lovitz

“The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.”

― Jonathan Edwards

“To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.”

― Jonathan Edwards

“A hot, deep bowl of venison chili is as close to manna from Heaven as you’re likely to find in deer camp.”

― Jonathan Miles

“If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.”

― Jonathan Swift

“What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.”

― Jonathan Swift

“There’s this idea that when you turn 40, you automatically go to adult contemporary heaven, but I want to try and challenge that.”

― Jordan Knight

“Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country’s ruin!”

― Joseph Addison

“Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.”

― Joseph Addison

“For me, the Lord has opened the windows of heaven and showered blessings upon my family beyond my ability to express.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.”

― Joseph Barber Lightfoot

“Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council.”

― Joseph Smith, Jr.

“Let us stop saying ‘white Americans’ and ‘colored Americans,’ let us try once and for all saying… Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven.”

― Josephine Baker

“We pass now quickly from each other’s sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven.”

― Joshua Chamberlain

“The Muslim heaven features prominently in the Quran, Arabic poetries and Hadith. The Jewish heaven, though, is still a mystery; it’s mystic.”

― Joshua Cohen

“I don’t think any book of mine will ever come as close to pure fantasy as ‘A Heaven of Others.’ I’ll never again set a book in a world or after-world in which it’s impossible to buy a cup of coffee or take an undisturbed afternoon nap.”

― Joshua Cohen

“Jesus kinda fools around and gives you parables. He doesn’t oftentimes say exactly what he means. But in Matthew 25, he’s very, very clear. And he delineates what it takes to get into the Kingdom of Heaven very, very clearly. And he says how you treat the least among us, the least of our brothers, that’s how you treat Him.”

― Juan Vargas

“Heaven knows, I’ve exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination… now my new book is about what really happened to me… not my heroines.”

― Judith Krantz

“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.”

― Jules Renard

“Heathens are unredeemed outcasts from heaven who roam the planet without hope of surviving the deaths of their bodies. They may have values, but they are not secured by any divine source. Yet we embrace this because we think it represents the truth.”

― Julian Baggini

“I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don’t know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered.”

― Julie Christie

“If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“We started ‘Heaven And Earth’ in 2016. That was probably the heaviest touring year of my whole life. We probably did almost 200 shows in 2016. We went into the studio, and I honestly didn’t know what the album was going to be. So I just kind of started picking songs that I liked.”

― Kamasi Washington

“My first impression when I heard ‘Heaven’ was, ‘Do not let anyone else have that song! I’m putting it on hold.’ I knew it was special from the first time I heard it, and I thought my fans would love it as much as I did.”

― Kane Brown

“I’ll need every ounce that I have to drive it through. Film and TV require that energy. Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense. When I was shooting ‘Heaven’ it was truly guerrilla film-making.”

― Karl Urban

“They didn’t even like Margaret Thatcher but at least there was Margaret Thatcher. There have been women, you know, Sonia Gandhi for heaven’s sakes in India.”

― Kate Clinton

“If you’re so afraid of your imagination that you stifle it, how are you going to know God? How can you imagine heaven?”

― Katherine Paterson

“It’s just heaven to be a mom, and a working mom, and a pregnant person in Shondaland.”

― Katie Lowes

“My belief is that ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’ are metaphorical terms for what you make of your life. In any instant, you have the ability to make your life total pleasure or total hell.”

― Kelly Slater

“Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.”

― Ken Olsen

“I shop everywhere. I love to shop online.Ebay is like heaven for me.”

― Kerli

“The good news is there’s no devil. The bad news is there’s no heaven. There’s nothing.”

― Kerry Packer

“The fact that I’m in a group that inspires others artists is just heaven to me.”

― Killer Mike

“I’m sure I’ve lost a few jobs because I’m a Christian. That’s irrelevant. I can honestly say that of everything I have, of everything I’ve experienced, nothing compares to the joy of knowing Christ. Because I’ve been given a glimpse of Heaven and it outshines all of the rest.”

― Kirk Cameron

“Getting into Heaven is not something you can earn or deserve. God makes that really clear in the scriptures.”

― Kirk Cameron

“Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us!”

― Knut Hamsun

“’I don’t need brains,’ says the billionaire contemptuously. ‘I’m brainy enough myself!’ The broker cries out in desperation, ‘What, in heaven’s name, do you want?’ ‘Goodness,’ is the answer.”

― Konrad Lorenz

“’Heaven’s Gate’ was based on a true story about the cattle people: the people who had the money turned on the settlers who were in the area. And it was mainly a defense of their behavior. And the cattlemen’s association had just about declared war on these people who were poaching cattle, and because they were mainly immigrants.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“If listeners aren’t carried away to Heaven, I’m failing.”

― La Monte Young

“It is possible that Mount Olympus may have supplied the poets with the hint for saying that Jupiter obtained the kingdom of heaven, because Olympus is the common name both of the mountain and of heaven.”

― Lactantius

“There is lasting kindness in Heaven when no kindness is found upon earth.”

― Lady Gregory

“To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, – the River of Heaven, – the Silver Stream.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.”

― Lao Tzu

“Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.”

― Lao Tzu

“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.”

― Lao Tzu

“Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows.”

― Lao Tzu

“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal name. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; the Named is the mother of all things.”

― Lao Tzu

“Heaven is long-enduring, and earth continues long. The reason why heaven and earth are able to endure and continue thus long is because they do not live of, or for, themselves.”

― Lao Tzu

“Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is.”

― Lao Tzu

“I’ve traveled to 50 countries, but I’ve never been to heaven.”

― Laurel Lea

“My idea of heaven used to be relaxing at home with a cheese plate and champagne.”

― Lea Michele

“China is a heaven compared to North Korea.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“I thought I’d gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry.”

― Lee Majors

“Our body is dependant on Heaven and Heaven on the Spirit.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“Josh Gad was in my class. Katy Mixon. Griffin Matthews. Josh Groban – he ended up leaving to become a huge star, but he was in our class in freshman year. I remember Josh was this nerdy kid in a turtleneck with a voice from heaven.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“Sitting in my favorite coffeehouse with a new notebook and a hot cup of java is my idea of Heaven.”

― Libba Bray

“For me, Heaven is evoking emotions through sound.”

― Linda Perry

“I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.”

― Lionel Blue

“Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.”

― Lionel Blue

“I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they’ve been through hell on Earth.”

― Liza Minnelli

“Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don’t have to go out and enjoy it.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!”

― Lord Byron

“For victory in life, we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.”

― Lou Holtz

“It’s OK to burn a Bible, that’s OK. OK to burn a flag, OK, that’s all right. But just, you know, for heaven’s sake, don’t say anything that might offend someone of the Islamic religion.”

― Louie Gohmert

“I wish I could know everything ever, like that would be my wish – that’s what I hope heaven is, that they tell you who shot JFK and all that stuff.”

― Louis C. K.

“Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven’s wonders.”

― Louis D. Brandeis

“Its liquor is like the sweetest dew from Heaven.”

― Lu Yu

“The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Victory puts us on a level with heaven.”

― Lucretius

“Often, I can scarcely hear any one speaking to me; the tones yes, but not the actual words; yet as soon as any one shouts, it is unbearable. What will come of all this, heaven only knows!”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“Ever since ‘Strange Heaven,’ I haven’t really reread my old work. Not so much because I don’t like the writer I was, or because I find flaws in the writing, but more because I get so burnt out on a novel once I’ve finished writing, revising, editing and copy editing it that I genuinely never want to look at it again after it’s gone to press.”

― Lynn Coady

“I went to the University of Michigan for one year, and fortunately they had a foreign-film cinema, and I discovered it, and I thought I died and went to heaven.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“The kingdom of heaven is like electricity. You don’t see it. It is within you.”

― Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they’re liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can’t be realized.”

― Malcolm Muggeridge

“Although there is no solution that is easy, and there is no one formula that will work for everyone with a heartache or a concern, there is One who cares very much about your situation, and He knows what you should do. That is our Father in Heaven.”

― Margaret D. Nadauld

“Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.”

― Margaret Thatcher

“To me, a tax heaven is where everyone pays their fair share. In that respect, I am not quite sure we are in tax heaven yet.”

― Margrethe Vestager

“I know for a fact that Heaven and Hell are here on Earth.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“The only thing better than winning a gold medal is going to Heaven.”

― Mark Henry

“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”

― Mark Knopfler

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

― Mark Twain

“I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.”

― Mark Twain

“Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.”

― Mark Twain

“The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.”

― Mark Twain

“I’ve done some effects shots. I’ve done some compositing. And in ‘Just Like Heaven’ did a lot of, like, motion control and things like that. But never done, like, computer-generated imagery in action.”

― Mark Waters

“If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.”

― Martin Luther

“If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.”

― Martin Luther

“Indeed, the night sky is the part of our environment that’s been common to all cultures throughout human history. All have gazed up at the ‘vault of heaven’ and interpreted it in their own way.”

― Martin Rees

“Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.”

― Marvin Gaye

“I understand I’m a sinner. I’m not perfect, and I need a Savior, and that I’m not going to make it to Heaven on merits and doing good things.”

― Matt Holliday

“Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.”

― Matthew Arnold

“It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.”

― Matthew Henry

“He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.”

― Matthew Henry

“Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven.”

― Matthew Simpson

“There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy.”

― Mattie Stepanek

“I’m terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute.”

― Maureen O’Hara

“There’s a special place in heaven for caregivers.”

― Maureen Reagan

“When you get to Heaven, God points you to the all-Entenmann’s craft service and says, ‘You can eat all you want, and you don’t gain any weight.’”

― Max Greenfield

“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.”

― Max Lucado

“I don’t believe our works save us, but I believe they follow us into heaven and bring glory to God.”

― Max Lucado

“Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, ‘I’m not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.’ Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, ‘Yes, I deserve it.’”

― Maya Angelou

“I may be going to Heaven or Hell, but I’ll be going from Jackson.”

― Medgar Evers

“Donald Trump and the First Amendment, it’s not a beautiful match; it’s not a match made in heaven. Between the free speech rights that he has not defended and the freedom of the press, which he has not defended, it’s problematic.”

― Megyn Kelly

“I’m so close to Heaven, this Hell cannot be mine.”

― Melissa Etheridge

“I believe in Heaven. I don’t believe that this is it, and then we’re done.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.”

― Mencius

“Sincerity is the way to heaven.”

― Mencius

“If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation.”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“I have always said every good thing is divinely sent from heaven.”

― Merry Clayton

“All of those years, I felt like ‘Heaven’s Gate’ was a beautiful, fantastically colored balloon tied to a string fastened to my wrist, so the balloon could never fly.”

― Michael Cimino

“You couldn’t make ‘Heaven’s Gate’ today. Even were you to quadruple the resources to make the movie, you couldn’t make it because the people don’t exist.”

― Michael Cimino

“The Earth – from our altitude at Hubble, we’re 350 miles up. We can see the curvature. We can see the roundness of our home, our home planet. And it’s the most magnificent thing I’ve ever seen. It’s like looking into Heaven. It’s paradise.”

― Michael J. Massimino

“I sense that the road to Heaven is paved with dashed hopes.”

― Michael Leunig

“Not all of those who cry ‘The poor, the poor!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.”

― Michael Novak

“My early films were very European based. It was ‘As It Is In Heaven,’ ‘Together,’ they were great international successes, but then I did, I think, 60 movies or something.”

― Michael Nyqvist

“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”

― Michelangelo

“Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.”

― Michelangelo

“The Holy Spirit is our comforter, our teacher. That’s why, in prayer, we can ask the Lord to open up Scripture and make it come alive to us, to open our understanding. He left his Spirit with us until we join him in Heaven.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Research can be a boon to a novelist – there are more things in heaven and Earth than can be dreamt of in a single writer’s philosophy – or it can become a hindrance, a thick layer of algae that weighs down the storytelling.”

― Michelle Dean

“Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“I still think of Heaven as a liberal-arts school.”

― Mike White

“The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.”

― Mikhail Bakunin

“A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished.”

― Mikhail Bakunin

“I don’t know about Heaven or Hell, but I do know that we are visited all the time by the spirits of those who affected us in life.”

― Mitch Albom

“True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.”

― Moliere

“It’s true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.”

― Moliere

“It is a common assumption that a person’s good works will get them into Heaven.”

― Monica Johnson

“Heaven is a very distinct place, where only God’s elect will go. It’s the place where the only One who deserves any glory lives and reigns.”

― Monica Johnson

“Why do people get upset when Christians say there is only one way to Heaven? Shouldn’t those who follow a particular religion believe its doctrine to be true?”

― Monica Johnson

“Christ is the only way into Heaven. The world may say otherwise, but what they are really doing is making rules for someone else’s house.”

― Monica Johnson

“There will be a meeting of the great powers who will disagree, and the next noise we hear will be the screeching of elevators going up and down from heaven to hell.”

― Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

“Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit – love.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.”

― Morihei Ueshiba

“The blessed of us must save the less of us. I’m blessed, and yeah, I’m planning to go to Heaven.”

― Mr. T

“Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.”

― Muhammad Iqbal

“Of course there are people who think of ‘heaven’ as a kind of pie-in-the-sky dream of an afterlife to make the thought of dying less awful. No doubt that’s a problem as old as the human race.”

― N. T. Wright

“People have been told so often that resurrection is just a metaphor, and means Jesus died and was glorified – in other words, he went to Heaven, whatever that means. And they’ve never realized that the word ‘resurrection’ simply didn’t mean that.”

― N. T. Wright

“Armenian folklore has it that three apples fell from Heaven: one for the teller of a story, one for the listener, and the third for the one who ‘took it to heart.’ What a pity Heaven awarded no apple to the one who wrote the story down.”

― Nancy Willard

“He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven.”

― Nathaniel Parker Willis

“And because we are, somehow, better than they, we get to go to heaven and they don’t. Christians will tell you outright that they believe that.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don’t believe in Christ, you can’t get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world’s population!”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“The Roman Catholics teach that unless you’re a Roman Catholic you do not go to heaven.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“They may not use the word better. But they certainly believe that they’ll go to heaven and Jews will not.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late ’80s.”

― Neil Tennant

“If women who don’t help women get a special circle in hell, I think women who do help women should get a special cloud in heaven.”

― Nell Scovell

“I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.”

― Nellie Bly

“I am concerned, rather, that there should not be more things dreamt of in my philosophy than there actually are in heaven and earth.”

― Nelson Goodman

“Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.”

― Nicolaus Copernicus

“We’ve had some really good guest stars. But I have to go with Alec Baldwin as my favorite. He is so neat and such a movie star. He’s handsome and quirky. I was in heaven the week he was on the set.”

― Nikki Cox

“Nothing is nearer to us than heaven. The earth is beneath our feet, and we tread upon it, but heaven is within us.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“My dream date would be a hike through the woods followed by an outdoor picnic followed by a glass of wine at sunset. Heaven!”

― Nina Agdal

“I am a fan of the vampire shows, especially ‘True Blood.’ I’m obsessed with it. I got to meet the entire cast at Comic-Con and hang out with them. And that was awesome. I basically died and went to heaven.”

― Nina Dobrev

“I sing about heaven and hell, angels and demons.”

― Nina Hagen

“Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn’t had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“I have an obsession with Milk Duds. Eating them tastes like heaven.”

― Olivia Holt

“My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“I’m so excited to share ‘Heaven In This Hell’ with the fans!”

― Orianthi

“I think you can hear the Delta blues thing in something like the intro to ‘Heaven in This Hell,’ which has that down-home acoustic riff.”

― Orianthi

“I begin to perceive that I am a woman. What that is, heaven knows… the philosophy is yet to be written, there is a world to be explored.”

― Pam Gems

“One of my ambitions is to move to Tuscany. I like the idea of getting a vineyard. I love being under the sun and being casual and comfortable. That’s my idea of heaven.”

― Paolo Nutini

“I don’t discriminate when it comes to melon. I’m very open-minded. I really don’t mind; I can’t say I like any one better than the other. You can put them all in! A little melon mix salad, and I’m just in heaven.”

― Paolo Nutini

“Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.”

― Paracelsus

“When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him… For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.”

― Paracelsus

“Many fans were surprised when they learned that the little girl in drama ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was me.”

― Park Shin-hye

“I believe in a packed Heaven and an empty Hell.”

― Pat Buckley

“I wrote a piece for the school literary magazine that now makes me think: ‘My God in Heaven, this is just the worst drivel.’”

― Pat Conroy

“The lipstick, to make a matte that feels like heaven, is unheard of.”

― Pat McGrath

“And I think the blessing of heaven is on Bush. It’s just the way it is.”

― Pat Robertson

“Well the basic thesis is that there’s a god in heaven who is all powerful who wants to help people. And that – he will answer prayer, and does miraculous things in people’s lives. And so I’ve documented some of these wonderful things.”

― Pat Robertson

“There is only one thing keeping us from having heaven on earth: we can’t believe it! Why? Because we don’t want to be wrong – so we’ll be right and make it hell!”

― Patricia Sun

“Christianity made us think there’s one heaven.”

― Patti Smith

“I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.”

― Paulo Coelho

“Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won’t let them into our country.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“’Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven’s the greatest pain in hell.”

― Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“I hope when I’m 80 that I get to Heaven and God doesn’t recognise me.”

― Pete Burns

“I used to just want so badly to have afterlife insured and make sure I was going to heaven.”

― Pete Holmes

“When I’m creating, that’s my heaven. If I haven’t designed something every day, it is a failed day – that’s how much I love fashion.”

― Peter Nygard

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job.”

― Phil Robertson

“Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.”

― Pierre Corneille

“We have but one permanent home: heaven – that’s still the old truth that we always have to re-learn – and it’s only through the impact of sad experiences that we assimilate it.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.”

― Plato

“Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.”

― Plautus

“In 2008, I just decided that there will come a time when I am dead and gone, and I only have a body of work to show. That was when I did films like ‘Last Lear’ and Deepa Mehta’s ‘Heaven On Earth.’ They were serious roles.”

― Preity Zinta

“To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would – I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.”

― Prince

“HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.”

― Princess Diana

“Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“I am not going to say I have been a saint. I have not been a perfect man. None is perfect but the Father, which is in Heaven.”

― Ralph Abernathy

“The talent curve in game-making is going straight up to Heaven.”

― Ralph H. Baer

“As we are, so we associate. The good, by affinity, seek the good; the vile, by affinity, the vile. Thus of their own volition, souls proceed into Heaven, into Hell.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To see Sridevi making tea in Boney Kapoor’s kitchen was a huge letdown. I won’t forgive him because he brought the angel down from heaven to the kitchen of his apartment.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“To get to heaven, you have to work very hard. I want to go to heaven, so I will try to pray more.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“Having a campfire and roasted marshmallows, to me that sounds like Heaven.”

― Randy Orton

“I still miss my gramma. I can see her at the farm, in her apron, babushka and support stockings. My Slovak gramma spoiled us with pig in the blankets, kalachi, pop, chips and a drawer full of lollipops. It was heaven.”

― Regina Brett

“I go to work, and I work very hard. I’m loyal, generous, true, kind, fair – all those boxes are ticked. I’m going to Heaven.”

― Rhys Ifans

“Let me tell you, seven days without Wolf Blitzer is heaven. A week outside ‘The Situation Room’ is downright calming. No ‘breaking news!’ No hype. Blitzer is a first-class journalist, and I mention him only by way of acknowledging his fame.”

― Richard Cohen

“The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.”

― Richard Steele

“The direction for my music is heaven, of course. We gear all things to the realm of heaven – which is the mind, the organized mind.”

― Richie Havens

“Most of us want to have enough… good works to get into heaven, but enough bad works to be fun.”

― Rick Warren

“I can’t imagine God not allowing my dog into heaven.”

― Rick Warren

“I’m not getting to heaven on my integrity. I’m not getting to heaven on my goodness.”

― Rick Warren

“I’ve got many letters from Muslim organizations thanking me for making ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’”

― Ridley Scott

“On ‘Black Hawk Down,’ I was employing 1,000 Muslims. ‘Kingdom of Heaven,’ same deal except bigger, probably 1,500 Muslims.”

― Ridley Scott

“I made the mistake of saying I was an atheist at one point, when I was doing ‘Kingdom of Heaven.’”

― Ridley Scott

“This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news.”

― Rita Moreno

“What we believe about heaven and hell is incredibly important because it exposes what we believe about who God is and what God is like.”

― Rob Bell

“Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place.”

― Robert Bolt

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”

― Robert Browning

“On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.”

― Robert Browning

“Some readers took ‘Heaven’s My Destination’ as a satire on Christianity and the Midwest, but today it reads like a loving comedy.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.”

― Robert Graham

“I say, let us think. Let each one express his thought. Let us become investigators, not followers, not cringers and crawlers. If there is in Heaven an infinite being, he never will be satisfied with the worship of cowards and hypocrites.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“I will live by the standard of reason, and if thinking in accordance with reason takes me to perdition, then I will go to hell with my reason rather than to heaven without it.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.”

― Robert Greene

“Any false religion ultimately is a deception of Satan, to try and keep people from the only way to Heaven, which is through faith in Jesus Christ.”

― Robert Jeffress

“I believe there are going to be millions of Catholics in Heaven because they trusted in Christ as their savior.”

― Robert Jeffress

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“I think we’re in a disposable world and ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is one of the things that hasn’t quite been thrown away yet.”

― Robert Plant

“There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.”

― Robert Quillen

“It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.”

― Robert Southey

“If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.”

― Robin Williams

“When I get to Heaven, I’ll want to fight.”

― Roddy Piper

“I have been in the business for 62 years. It’s a match made in heaven.”

― Ronnie Corbett

“In my mind, we live in Heaven, and we live in Hell.”

― Ronnie James Dio

“The universe is so enormous, and we have no idea what’s on the other side of the galaxy. It’s a lovely thing to be able to tap into. I’m definitely not opposed to any supernatural ideas, but I’ve never encountered any. I believe in spirits, but I’ve never seen a ghost. And I believe in Heaven and Hell.”

― Rose Leslie

“Just ten of the Jewish billionaires on this Earth have more than enough to transform the occupied territories into heaven. We can put the ‘pal’ back in Palestinian.”

― Roseanne Barr

“I’d like to be remembered as a man who went to Heaven and not another place.”

― Roy Acuff

“Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.”

― Rudyard Kipling

“We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“Even more amazing than modern technology is our opportunity to access information directly from Heaven, without hardware, software, or monthly service fees.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“I fear that there are too many priesthood bearers who have done little or nothing to develop their ability to access the powers of Heaven.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“One’s homesickness for Heaven finds at least an inn there; and it’s an inn on the right road.”

― Ruth Pitter

“I lost two brothers in an airplane crash, both of them leaving a wife and kids. When I get to Heaven, that’s probably the first question I’d like to ask: ‘Why was it necessary?’”

― S. Truett Cathy

“I thought of the soul as resembling a castle, formed of a single diamond or a very transparent crystal, and containing many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.”

― Saint Teresa of Avila

“What in heaven’s name is strange about a grandmother dancing nude? I’ll bet lots of grandmothers do it.”

― Sally Rand

“Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.”

― Salma Hayek

“I want to make it to Heaven and be as good an influence on others as I can in that process.”

― Sam Brownback

“Jesus is still up in Heaven, thumbing through his Bible, going ‘Where did I say build a water slide?’”

― Sam Kinison

“My view of life is, ‘If you’re going to miss Heaven, why miss it by two inches? Miss it!”

― Sam Kinison

“Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?”

― Samuel Butler

“A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.”

― Samuel Butler

“Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.”

― Samuel Hopkins

“You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.”

― Samuel Rutherford

“’Slow Heat in Heaven’ was my ‘breakout’ or ‘crossover’ book, and I loved the freedom I felt writing it.”

― Sandra Brown

“My language and my sensibility are yearning to admit a kind of religious or transcendent dimension. But then there’s the reality: there’s no Heaven, no afterlife of the sort we were promised, and no personal God.”

― Seamus Heaney

“Satan understands the power of men and women united in righteousness. He is still stinging from his banishment into eternal exile after Michael led the hosts of heaven, comprised of valiant men and women united in the cause of Christ, against him.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.”

― Shmuel Yosef Agnon

“When I came to the West, I saw many, many things for the first time. But I also saw the prosperity of the West critically. It wasn’t really Heaven.”

― Sigmar Polke

“I find it very easy to be alone. I’m a writer, for heaven’s sakes!”

― Simon Mawer

“I was working as a secretary in Manchester and thought I would always do that. Then I got this letter offering me a two-year fellowship where I could write; they would pay me a salary and give me a flat to live in. It was heaven.”

― Sophie Hannah

“Bear up, my child, bear up; Zeus who oversees and directs all things is still mighty in heaven.”

― Sophocles

“Heaven and God are not high above us, far away; they are deep within us. Heaven is not a distant country where there are trees and houses and other objects; it is a plane of consciousness within us. Seekers of the eternal Truth will realise their eternal Heaven within their aspiring hearts.”

― Sri Chinmoy

“From my first days in Washington D.C., where I rolled a whole four downtown blocks without seeing a single shop, cafe, bar or restaurant I could not access, to the beautifully accessible buses in New York City, I was in heaven.”

― Stella Young

“I’m working on a new novel, in its 3rd draft, but it’s hard to write while doing 7th Heaven.”

― Stephen Collins

“There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

― Stephen Hawking

“It’s a lie, but Heaven will forgive you for it.”

― Stephen Leacock

“My idea of heaven is not writing.”

― Stephen Sondheim

“In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta.”

― Steve Albini

“Tweeting is really only good for one thing – it’s just good for tweeting… It is rewarding, because it’s just its own reward. It’s sort of like heaven.”

― Steve Martin

“We can project just about anything we want onto NFL owners – one of them is named Arthur Blank, for heaven’s sake. He’s a walking Mad Lib, just waiting for us to complete him.”

― Steve Rushin

“I want to go to Heaven, and I don’t want to come back. I don’t wanna come back and be a baby, and be a teenager again. Oh my God, no! No, I don’t want to be a teenager again. It’s too awkward.”

― Steven Adler

“We’re living in primate heaven. We’re warm, dry, we’re not hungry, we don’t have fleas and ticks and infections. So why are we so miserable?”

― Steven Pinker

“I can stay in the bath for, well, the longest has been seven or eight hours. I get completely set up with my laptop so I can watch ‘The Sopranos,’ put out some scented candles, music. I have a towel nearby so I can dry my hand to change the music or the TV. I make a little heaven for myself. And then I just refill and refill.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.”

― Sun Tzu

“May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea.”

― Swami Vivekananda

“Heaven never helps the men who will not act.”

― Sydney Smith

“See, Heaven is not someplace on a disc in the sky floating around, it’s right here amongst us.”

― Sylvia Browne

“For heaven’s sake, when you see the enemy attacking, you pick up the pitchfork, and you enlist everybody you see. You don’t stand around arguing about who’s responsible, or who’s going to pay.”

― Sylvia Earle

“I’m a Republican. I don’t want to go to heaven and have to face my family up there and tell them I voted for a Democrat.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“As a Christian, Christ died so that we will have eternal life in Him in Heaven. What it looks like doesn’t matter, what it smells like doesn’t matter, as long as Christ is there it will be Heaven to me.”

― T. D. Jakes

“Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven.”

― T. E. Lawrence

“One of the fascinating things about researching Heaven and Hell is, of course, the fact that there are so few descriptions of Heaven, because most people can’t really explain what it would be like beyond a couple of sentences, whereas Hell is quite often personal.”

― Tad Williams

“I believe when I leave this earth, because I love the Lord, I am going straight to Heaven.”

― Tammy Faye Bakker

“The hard-core Left loves ridiculing Christians who believe scripture that says, ‘God created the heaven and the earth.’ They say that it’s anti-science to believe that an almighty God would do such a thing.”

― Ted Cruz

“Although you have some films that are a real bummer, there’s always a film that comes up where it’s just heaven.”

― Terence Stamp

“’Heaven’s Gate’ I remember, because it was the first movie I ever was cast in.”

― Terry O’Quinn

“Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter.”

― Thomas Brooks

“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“O what a heaven is love! O what a hell!”

― Thomas Dekker

“What a heaven is love! O what a hell!”

― Thomas Dekker

“The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.”

― Thomas Hardy

“This world is very dark, but in Heaven there is no darkness.”

― Thomas Kinkade

“The biggest impact I can have for what I want to do, the results I want to have with what God’s given me, is to help as many people as possible get to heaven.”

― Thomas Monaghan

“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”

― Thomas Moore

“This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.”

― Thomas Moore

“Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.”

― Thomas Moore

“The Russian male audience, they loved ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,’ and they like my comedies, but the Russian male audience is action, action, action.”

― Til Schweiger

“Reflective of the deep sense of gratitude and respect Mongolians reserved for wolves, there was a belief that only through wolves could the spirit of a deceased human be set free to go to Heaven.”

― Tim Cope

“I always think ‘Pity the Child’ is a goodie. And I’ve always liked a song called ‘Heaven Help My Heart,’ which is quite a corny number.”

― Tim Rice

“This is what I want in heaven… words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.”

― Tina Turner

“When you think of the later ’50s and ‘Far From Heaven’ and Eisenhower and Sirk, you think of that Hollywood panache and gloss to American middle-class life.”

― Todd Haynes

“I noticed that there were all these kinds of practices in a working set that had to be un-practiced on ‘Far from Heaven,’ which was so interesting.”

― Todd Haynes

“We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don’t tell any of your neighbors where you are going.”

― Tom McCall

“My idea of heaven is a pennant winner.”

― Tom Yawkey

“The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they’re looking down on the Dodgers.”

― Tommy Lasorda

“We’ve got to move from membership to discipleship to being full-time Christians, not part-time saints. That means operating comprehensively on the value system of Heaven as we move about in history.”

― Tony Evans

“Prayer is the God-given communication link between Heaven and Earth, time and eternity, the finite and the infinite.”

― Tony Evans

“We need a right view of the cross. It is both a historical event that can take us to Heaven and a current event that can bring Heaven to bear on Earth.”

― Tony Evans

“We went to labor in the fields, my wife and I, hand in hand. Scarcely were we conscious of the fatigues of the day. Heaven always blessed our toil.”

― Toussaint Louverture

“So I think all comedians are earning their wings into heaven. We’re all going to heaven, but everybody’s not going to get their wings. Some people are just going to be regular angels. Doing cleanup, janitor work. In heaven, I’m going to sit on the couch with Oprah.”

― Tracy Morgan

“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.”

― Tryon Edwards

“We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.”

― Tryon Edwards

“In a big movie, like Ridley Scott’s ‘Kingdom of Heaven,’ where I had a small part, you realize your task is to support everything that has to come together. You’re just a piece of the puzzle. You’re the guy in the hat.”

― Ulrich Thomsen

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.”

― Unknown

“One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.”

― Victor Hugo

“Our relationships are precious, valuable treasures from heaven, and we should handle them carefully, always looking for ways to build bridges to each other’s hearts.”

― Victoria Osteen

“Heaven takes care that no man secures happiness by crime.”

― Vittorio Alfieri

“For heaven’s sakes, in the newspaper days, when we had competing newspapers, and the newsstands sale was as important as the circulation – as the agreed-upon circulation, whatever you call that – in those days, why, gosh, the sensationalism was tremendous.”

― Walter Cronkite

“Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.”

― Walter Scott

“Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales.”

― Walter Ulbricht

“Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything.”

― Wayne Dyer

“I’ve watched my duty, straight an’ true, an’ tried to do it well; Part of the time kept heaven in view, An’ part steered clear of hell.”

― Will Carleton

“If there’s a heaven upon the earth, a fellow knows it when He’s been away from home a week, and then gets back again.”

― Will Carleton

“To appreciate heaven well, it’s good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell.”

― Will Carleton

“I heard someone say that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. I decided to sculpt camels in a needle.”

― Willard Wigan

“For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him.”

― William Barclay

“But the best definition of it is to say that heaven is that state where we will always be with Jesus, and where nothing will separate us from Him any more.”

― William Barclay

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”

― William Blake

“Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.”

― William Blake

“The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel’d to heaven is no artist.”

― William Blake

“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”

― William Congreve

“Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.”

― William Cullen Bryant

“The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.”

― William Cullen Bryant

“Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.”

― William Gurnall

“The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.”

― William Hazlitt

“I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.”

― William Howard Taft

“When I was a kid, they made us write these essays about what Heaven would be like. I went to this Christian school in Texas, and the thing that I wrote was no bees. No bees. No mud. No infirmities.”

― William Jackson Harper

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.”

― William Shakespeare

“The love of heaven makes one heavenly.”

― William Shakespeare

“O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!”

― William Shakespeare

“Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

― William Shakespeare

“I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.”

― William Wells Brown

“Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.”

― William Wilberforce

“Human nature and deliberate effort must unite, and then the reputation of the sage and the work of unifying all under Heaven are thereupon brought to completion.”

― Xun Kuang

“Human nature is what Heaven supplies.”

― Xun Kuang

“When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.”

― Xun Kuang

“May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.”

― Zebulon Pike

“We must assent to the will of Heaven above and conform to the wishes of men on earth below, but the government should assert the majesty of its warlike might in order to drive away the hordes of fierce and cruel men. We know that the dispositions of these outer barbarians are as ravenous as those of wolves.”

― Zhang Zhidong

“The dependencies of inner and outer Mongolia are the bulwarks of China. The desert of Gobi, stretching for ten thousand li, is a barrier set by Heaven to the Russians, and if they seek to invade our borders, they will find it everywhere along the Northern frontier difficult and troublesome.”

― Zhang Zhidong

“We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don’t take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death’s valley.”

― Zig Ziglar
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