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Divine Comedy Quotes By Jim Al-Khalili

His (Islamic astronomer al-Farghani) legacy also endures through the Italian writer and poet Dante (1265-1321), who derived most of the astronomical knowledge he included in his DIVINE COMEDY from the writings of al-Farghani (whom he referred to by his Latin name, Alfraganus). — Jim Al-Khalili

Divine Comedy Quotes By Jodi Picoult

Limbo. It's not Heaven, and it's not Hell. It's the in-between.' (Edward speaking about reading the Divine Comedy.
Luke: 'This was, I realised, my new address. — Jodi Picoult

Divine Comedy Quotes By Sylvain Reynard

This was part of the divine comedy-God's sense of humor undergirding the inner workings of the universe. Sinners participated in the redemption of other sinners; faith, hope and charity triumphed over disbelief, despair, and hatred, while the One who called all creatures to Himself watched and smiled. — Sylvain Reynard

Divine Comedy Quotes By Fausto Brizzi

I know her by heart, and that doesn't make me love her any less. Like a Dante scholar who learns the entire Divine Comedy and then just appreciates the poem even more profoundly. — Fausto Brizzi

Divine Comedy Quotes By Rod Dreher

perhaps the greatest poem ever written — Rod Dreher

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante Alighieri

Thy soul is by vile fear assailed — Dante Alighieri

Divine Comedy Quotes By Roberto Benigni

'The Divine Comedy' is very sophisticated but also very popular. — Roberto Benigni

Divine Comedy Quotes By Max Hastings

We're taking part in a divine comedy and we should realise that the play is always a comedy, in that we're all ultimately ridiculous. — Max Hastings

Divine Comedy Quotes By Stanislaw Lem

The most recent of the iamides, heavily advertised - authentium. Creates synthetic recollections of things that never happened. A few grams of dantine, for instance, and a man goes around with a deep conviction that he has written The Divine Comedy. Why anyone would want that is another matter and quite beyond me. — Stanislaw Lem

Divine Comedy Quotes By Amanda Craig

It's not by accident that people talk of a state of confusion as not being able to see the wood for the trees, or of being out of the woods when some crisis is surmopunted. It is a place of loss, confusion, terror and anger, a place where you can, like Dante, find yourself going down into Hell. But if it's any comfort, the dark wood isn't just that. It's also a place of opportunity and adventure. It is the place in which fortunes can be reversed, hearts mended, hopes reborn. — Amanda Craig

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante The Divine Comedy

In his will is our peace. — Dante The Divine Comedy

Divine Comedy Quotes By Joshua Mohr

If Dante was writing The Divine Comedy in 2013, he might very well have set part of it in the suburbs. — Joshua Mohr

Divine Comedy Quotes By Stephan Attia

And in the vine of the divine,
There is a fine line;
Between tragedy and comedy,
That a man cannot define. — Stephan Attia

Divine Comedy Quotes By Joshua Foer

For S, the first piece of information in a list was always, and without fail, inextricably linked to the second piece of information, which could only be followed by the third. It didn't matter whether he was memorizing Dante's Divine Comedy or mathematical equations; his memories were always stored in linear chains. Which is why he could recite poems just as easily backward as forward. — Joshua Foer

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante Alighieri

Midway upon the journey of our life — Dante Alighieri

Divine Comedy Quotes By Northrop Frye

The entire Bible, viewed as a "divine comedy," is contained within a U-shaped story of this sort, one in which man, as explained, loses the tree and water of life at the beginning of Genesis and gets them back at the end of Revelation. — Northrop Frye

Divine Comedy Quotes By Bernie Sanders

If we are going to create a financial system that works for all Americans, we have got to stop financial institutions from ripping off the American people by charging sky-high interest rates and outrageous fees.
In my view, it is unacceptable that Americans are paying a $4 or $5 fee each time they go to the ATM.
It is unacceptable that millions of Americans are paying credit card interest rates of 20 or 30 percent.
The Bible has a term for this practice. It's called usury. And in The Divine Comedy, Dante reserved a special place in the Seventh Circle of Hell for those who charged people usurious interest rates.
Today, we don't need the hellfire and the pitch forks, we don't need the rivers of boiling blood, but we do need a national usury law. — Bernie Sanders

Divine Comedy Quotes By Ilyas Kassam

To neglect ones own ability to laugh is the greatest form of Blasphemy, for to laugh is to pray. — Ilyas Kassam

Divine Comedy Quotes By Rawi Hage

Everyone loves a comedy, my dear. It is divine. — Rawi Hage

Divine Comedy Quotes By Merce Cardus

HELEN HAYES: "Which part of The Divine Comedy do you like the most, Tiziano?"
TIZIANO CONTI: "The fifth Canto."
HELEN HAYES: "The Hell, huh?"
TIZIANO CONTI: "L'inferno depicts the truth. — Merce Cardus

Divine Comedy Quotes By Ba Jin

I believe in the future a new Dante will write a new Divine Comedy. — Ba Jin

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante Alighieri

Come on, shake off the covers of this sloth, for sitting softly cushioned, or tucked in bed, is no way to win fame. — Dante Alighieri

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dan Brown

Inferno is the underworld as described in Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Divine Comedy, which portrays hell as an elaborately structured realm populated by entities known as "shades" - bodiless souls trapped between life and death. — Dan Brown

Divine Comedy Quotes By Matthew Pearl

...It is the one time Dante calls such explicit attention to the idea of contrapasso-a word for which we have no exact translation, no precise definition in English, because the word in itself is its definition... Well, my dear Longfellow, I would say countersuffering ... the notion that each sinner must be punished by continuing the damage of his own sin against him... just as these Schismatics are cut apart... — Matthew Pearl

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante Alighieri

There are souls beneath that water. Fixed in slime
they speak their piece, end it, and start again:
'Sullen were we in the air made sweet by the Sun;
in the glory of his shining our hearts poured
a bitter smoke. Sullen were we begun;
sullen we lie forever in this ditch.'
This litany they gargle in their throats
as if they sand, but lacked the words and pitch. — Dante Alighieri

Divine Comedy Quotes By Joseph Campbell

[Comedies], in the ancient world, were regarded as of a higher rank than tragedy, of a deeper truth, of a more difficult realization, of a sounder structure, and of a revelation more complete. The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man ... Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachments to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible joy of life invincible. — Joseph Campbell

Divine Comedy Quotes By Eugenio Montale

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries. — Eugenio Montale

Divine Comedy Quotes By Edward Hirsch

A great model for this is the way that Dante calls on Virgil at the beginning of The Inferno, The Divine Comedy, to help guide him through the underworld. — Edward Hirsch

Divine Comedy Quotes By Malcolm Guite

The Divine Comedy, and indeed our own spiritual life, is not about rejection, or suppression, it is about redemption. — Malcolm Guite

Divine Comedy Quotes By Joseph Campbell

The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man. The objective world remains what it was, but, because of a shift of emphasis within the subject, is beheld as though transformed. — Joseph Campbell

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante Alighieri

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. — Dante Alighieri

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dan Brown

The Divine Comedy. — Dan Brown

Divine Comedy Quotes By Matthew Pearl

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

Divine Comedy Quotes By W.S. Merwin

The Divine Comedy is a political poem and when you say poetry is not about - he's always quoted out of context, that "poetry makes nothing happen," that doesn't mean you shrug your shoulders and don't try to make anything happen. And Dante felt that poetry was engaged, there was a point of view; it's not my point of view, it's orthodox medieval Christianity, and I have my troubles with that. He didn't feel that you could just rule out so important a section of life - we care about these things, and it's out of caring about them that we write poetry. — W.S. Merwin

Divine Comedy Quotes By Will Durant

But which of us has read every line of the Iliad, or the Aeneid, or The Divine Comedy, or Paradise Lost? Only men of epic stomach can digest these epic tales. — Will Durant

Divine Comedy Quotes By Hector Berlioz

One evening we were exploring the Baths of Caracalla together, while debating the question of merit or demerit in human behaviour and its rewards in life. As I was propounding some outrageous thesis or another in answer to the strictly orthodox and pious views put forward by him, his foot slipped and the next moment he was lying in a bruised condition at the bottom of a steep ruined staircase.
'Look at that for divine justice,' I said, helping him onto his feet. 'I blaspheme, you fall.'
This irreverence, accompanied by roars of laughter, apparently went to far, and thenceforth all religious arguments were banned. — Hector Berlioz

Divine Comedy Quotes By Karen Blixen

No," he said after a pause, "the true art of the gods is the comic. The comic is a condescension of the divine to the world of man; it is the sublime vision, which cannot be studied, but must ever be celestially granted. In the comic the gods see their own being reflected as in a mirror, and while the tragic poet is bound by strict laws, they will allow the comic artist a freedom as unlimited as their own. They do not even withhold their own existence from his sports. Jove may favor Lucianos of Samosata. As long as your mockery is in true godly taste you may mock at the gods and still remain a sound devotee. But in pitying, or condoling with your god, you deny and annihilate him, and such is the most horrible of atheisms. — Karen Blixen

Divine Comedy Quotes By Dante Alighieri

The writer, having lost his way in a gloomy forest, and being hindered by certain wild beasts from ascending a mountain, is met by Virgil, who promises to show him the punishments of Hell, and afterwards of Purgatory; and that he shall then be conducted by Beatrice into Paradise. He follows the Roman Poet. — Dante Alighieri