Best Quotes About Heaven

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. -Henry Ward Beecher

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. -William Shakespeare

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. -Rabindranath Tagore

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. -Plautus

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! -Henry Ward Beecher

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. -James Whistler

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven. -William Ellery Channing

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for? -Robert Browning

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. -Joseph Addison

They're called 'angels' because they're in heaven until the reviews come out. -Barbra Streisand

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. -C. S. Lewis

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. -Lao Tzu

Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not. -Mencius

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. -George Bernard Shaw

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. -Confucius

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

The love of heaven makes one heavenly. -William Shakespeare

The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature. -William Hazlitt

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. -William Shakespeare

Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. -Euripides

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. -Lord Byron

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love. -Walter Scott

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

What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat. -Marcus Aurelius

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. -J. B. Priestley

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. -Lao Tzu

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. -Marjorie Holmes

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. -Robert A. Heinlein

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves. -Robert Quillen

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. -Buddha

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

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places. -Mark Twain

Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell. -Robert Green Ingersoll

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now. -James Baldwin

God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven. -Imelda Marcos

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth. -Margaret Thatcher

In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. -George Bernard Shaw

Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly. -Elizabeth Hurley

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.' -Stephen King

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods. -Leon Battista Alberti

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. -Mark Twain

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. -Abraham Lincoln

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist. -William Blake

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there. -Andrew Jackson

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? -James Baldwin

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. -Anne Frank

I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven. -Josephine Baker

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! -John Muir

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

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. -Khalil Gibran

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

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

Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands. -Bob Feller

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. -Washington Irving

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

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

Order is heaven's first law. -Alexander Pope

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven. -George Sand

The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment. -Johannes Kepler

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. -Andrew Young

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. -Izaak Walton

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven. -Jean Paul

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

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide. -Desiderius Erasmus

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater. -Epictetus

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

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. -Washington Irving

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

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul. -Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart. -Henry Ward Beecher

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

I see heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal. -Emily Bronte

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country. -Pearl S. Buck

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. -Pearl S. Buck

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool. -Pearl S. Buck

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

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning – an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. -Martin Luther

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth. -John Lyly

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information. -Benjamin Franklin

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. -Emily Dickinson

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him. -Thomas Hardy

Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

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

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

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven. -Alphonse de Lamartine

Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. -David Hare

You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars. -Thomas Traherne

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

What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly. -Jonathan Swift

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. -Thomas Carlyle

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. -Charles Caleb Colton

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven. -Pierre Corneille

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

You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman. -James Joyce

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

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

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them. -Mother Teresa

Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

God owns heaven but He craves the earth. -Anne Sexton

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

Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners. -Charles Henry Parkhurst

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather. -Washington Irving

This organization is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn't created to take you to heaven. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

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

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

My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with. -Oprah Winfrey

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. -Unknown

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. -Henry Ward Beecher

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. -Helen Gurley Brown

Words without thoughts never to heaven go. -William Shakespeare

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. -Jules Renard

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward. -Minna Antrim

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. -Amos Bronson Alcott

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. -John Donne

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

O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad! -William Shakespeare

Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars? -Jeb Bush

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

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven. -Boethius

The humblest occupation has in it materials of discipline for the highest heaven. -Frederick William Robertson

'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 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

I live for those who love me, for those who know me true, for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do. -George Linnaeus Banks

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars – that's heaven here on earth. -Bernie Mac

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

You've got to walk and talk with God to go to heaven… I have the devil in me! If I didn't have, I'd be Christian! -Jerry Lee Lewis

Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ. -John Calvin

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. -Thomas Moore

Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity. -Thomas Moore

Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. -Michelangelo

All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together. -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 heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang. -Morihei Ueshiba

If the heavens throw you dates, you got to keep your mouth open. -Navjot Singh Sidhu

I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived. -Michelangelo

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

Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things. -Morihei Ueshiba

Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware. -Ken Olsen

Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves. -Nicolaus Copernicus

Not all of those who cry 'The poor, the poor!' will enter the kingdom of heaven. -Michael Novak

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us. -bell hooks

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

If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven, heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace upon earth will never love it in heaven. -Christopher Love

He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven; let his soul be brought to heaven. -Christopher Love

Here hyacinths of heavenly blue, shook their rich tresses to the morn. -James Montgomery

Frank called me one day and said, 'I have an idea for a movie, why don't you come over and I'll tell you?' So I went over and we sat down and he said, 'This picture starts in heaven'. That shook me. -James Stewart

How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man. -Johnny Cash

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

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. -Alan Cohen

When I walk into an Orthodox Church… one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St. Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth. You have stepped into the precincts of heaven! -Thomas Howard

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! -Thomas Ken

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave. -Matthew Henry

It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven. -Matthew Henry

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

Seek on earth what you have found in heaven. -George William Russell

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

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at. -William Cullen Bryant

For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds. -Robert Greene

I've traveled to 50 countries, but I've never been to heaven. -Laurel Lea

Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter. -Thomas Brooks

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

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

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

How can a speck of a universe be physically identical to the great expanse we view in the heavens above? -Brian Greene

To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. -Jonathan Edwards

Salvation cannot come without revelation. Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either; and I will say that no man knows these things without this. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

If you do not accuse each other, God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

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.

I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell. -Kim Elizabeth

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

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease. -Frank Knox

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. -Jimi Hendrix

What in heaven's name is strange about a grandmother dancing nude? I'll bet lots of grandmothers do it. -Sally Rand

For myself, if I am to stake all I have and hope to be upon anything, I will venture it upon the abounding fullness of God – upon the assurance that, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts. -Henry Norris Russell

I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold. -Howard Lindsay

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

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land. -Humphrey Gilbert

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

Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been investigated only with reference to their position and their laws of motion, and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little more than celestial topography. -George Phillips Bond

By the God of thy Father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. -John Pearson

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth. -Giovanni Boccaccio

The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell. -John Jakes

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose. -Elinor Wylie

That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now, yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire, and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it. -Thomas Shepard

You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven. -Charles Simeon

He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven. -Nathaniel Parker Willis

Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven. -Robert Browning

What a heaven is love! O what a hell! -Thomas Dekker

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell. -George A. Moore

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

How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven's pale candles stored. -Jean Ingelow

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

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

What a man has made himself he will be; his state is the result of his past life, and his heaven or hell is in himself. -Catherine Crowe

This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news. -Rita Moreno

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven. -Walter Lang

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues. -Mark Knopfler

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

There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them. -Federico Garcia Lorca

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

But I have fun with the fright, work with it. You have to – that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof – and there I am. -Eddie Bracken

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

Were I as base as is the lowly plain, And you, my Love, as high as heaven above, Yet should the thoughts of me, your humble swain,. -Joshua Sylvester

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

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

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

To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven. -Delphine de Girardin

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

Thank heaven, though, one of the few mistakes I haven't made is to talk about the unwritten book. -John le Carre

I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected. -Nicolaus Copernicus

Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof. -Nicolaus Copernicus

I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle. -Nicolaus Copernicus

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens. -Nicolaus Copernicus

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars. -Nicolaus Copernicus

The Roman Catholics teach that unless you're a Roman Catholic you do not go to heaven. -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

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

They may not use the word better. But they certainly believe that they'll go to heaven and Jews will not. -Neale Donald Walsch

I'd rather be dead and in heaven than afraid to do what I think is right. -Charles Evers

You have been tried by twelve good men and true, not of your peers but as high above you as heaven is of hell, and they have said you are guilty. -Roy Bean

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

Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears. -Joanna Southcott

Christianity made us think there's one heaven. -Patti Smith

Mohammed personally mapped out seven heavens. If he got to seven, you know there's more. -Patti Smith

When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth. -William H. Hunt

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness. -Robert Smithson

In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and – I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical – beyond the day I die. -Robyn Hitchcock

My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales. -Walter Ulbricht

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

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

When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who's a true believer, if you die, you know you're going to heaven to be with God. -Jim Bakker

I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell. -Joel Osteen

I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know. -Joel Osteen

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together. -Benjamin F. Wade

I thought I'd gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry. -Lee Majors

I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute. -Maureen O'Hara

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 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

You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best. -Ben Nicholson

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

Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. -Paracelsus

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

If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you. -Mahalia Jackson

During my 8 years as chairman, I had the privilege to peer into the future to see dynamic citizen astronauts returning to and from the heavens which we can expect in the future. -Dana Rohrabacher

It came from God, and so is Christ true, and Christ is thy God, who is in heaven and awaits thee. -Girolamo Savonarola

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

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

And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord. -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

For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter. -Emanuel Swedenborg

For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine. -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

In the Christian world… it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell. -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

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness. -Emanuel Swedenborg

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

This Divine truth flows into heaven from the Lord from His Divine love. -Emanuel Swedenborg

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven. -Giraldus Cambrensis

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

About the twenty-third year of my age, I had many fresh and heavenly openings, in respect to the care and providence of the Almighty over his creatures in general, and over man as the most noble amongst those which are visible. -John Woolman

After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me. -John Woolman

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

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it; that by so much the more we are possess'd of it, by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature. -Eliza Haywood

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

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination. -Tycho Brahe

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

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

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

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

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

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven. -Edward Carpenter

Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power. -Maimonides

If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation. -Mercedes McCambridge

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

There's a special place in heaven for caregivers. -Maureen Reagan

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

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

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson. -Clare Short

When I am done with this meal you can have my life. It is heaven. -Paul Prudhomme

Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven. -Derek Walcott

Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell. -Jeff Goldblum

You know, I'm not gonna take my money with me to heaven or hell, wherever I'm going. So I want to do something good with it even though my means are very limited. I'm no millionaire! -Gunther Schuller

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell. -Edvard Munch

No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good. -Eddie Murray

In heaven we shall appear, not in armour, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must walk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ. -William Gurnall

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death. -William Gurnall

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

Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell. -Marvin Gaye

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

Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven. -Salma Hayek

Only he shakes the heavens and from its treasures takes our the winds. He joins the waters and the clouds and produces the rain. He does all those things. Only he realizes miracles permanently. -Michael Servetus

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

All of the religions – with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn't believe in a heaven – teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common. -Barbara Walters

For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven? -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

If you see a philosopher determining all things by means of right reason, him you shall reverence: he is a heavenly being and not of this earth. -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven. -Charles R. Swindoll

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. -John Milton

Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven! -Lord Byron

Victory puts us on a level with heaven. -Lucretius

Sincerity is the way to heaven. -Mencius

O what a heaven is love! O what a hell! -Thomas Dekker

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall. -Matthew Arnold

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go. -Galileo Galilei

Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be. -Max Lucado

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. -Persius

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. -Henry Ward Beecher

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. -Emily Dickinson

Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. -Rabindranath Tagore

If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. -Martin Luther

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. -Isaac Newton

I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they've been through hell on Earth. -Liza Minnelli

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven. -Douglas Horton

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things. -George Bernard Shaw

Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders. -Louis D. Brandeis

What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer. -Thomas a Kempis

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself. -Jeremy Taylor

Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. -Augustus Hare

This is what I want in heaven… words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies. -Tina Turner

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven. -Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you. -Isaac of Nineveh

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it. -Augustus Hare

Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place. -Edmund Spenser

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

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

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven. -Douglas Horton

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

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

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

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there. -Billy Graham

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

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. -Tryon Edwards

To endeavor to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven. -Charles V

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer. -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell. -George Orwell

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

By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. -Adolf Hitler

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God. -William Law

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller. -John Milton

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

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist. -Akhenaton

Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone. -Guru Nanak

Whether you come from heaven or hell, what does it matter, O Beauty! -Charles Baudelaire

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

On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round. -Robert Browning

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

The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst. -Jose Bergamin

I teach at Harvard that the world and the heavens, and the stars are all real, but not so damned real, you see. -Josiah Royce

Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. -Miguel de Cervantes

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love. -Honore de Balzac

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

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

Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. -Victor Hugo

Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world. -Blaise Pascal

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. -Henri Frederic Amiel

The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven. -Benjamin Disraeli

Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. -Franz Kafka

Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place. -Robert Bolt

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

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 good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing. -Kerry Packer

Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds. -Bob Hayes

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

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans. -Osama bin Laden

If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven. -Ben Elton

Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You're free of the gravity of what people think. -Hugh Laurie

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

If you compare NASA's annual budget to explore the heavens, that one year budget would fund NOAA's budget to explore the oceans for 1,600 years. -Robert Ballard

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

I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. -Jesus Christ

All my authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. -Jesus Christ

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. -Steve Jobs

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 feel like my mum is in heaven sharing a cup of tea with Lady Fate and plotting my life out like a chess game. -Jenny Frost

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

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. -Jesus Christ

My dad's not here, but he's watching in heaven. -Bubba Watson

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

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

I'm ensuring my place in heaven. -Andrew Motion

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

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

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

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

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

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. -Charles Stanley

God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple – one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel. -Charles Stanley

Think about the comfortable feeling you have as you open your front door. That's but a hint of what we'll feel some day on arriving at the place our Father has lovingly and personally prepared for us in heaven. We will finally – and permanently – be 'at home' in a way that defies description. -Charles Stanley

The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him. -Charles Stanley

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. -Charles Stanley

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.

So they talk about heaven, and I don't know what is waiting for me up there. But I can tell you this: Nothing will happen up there that can duplicate my life down here. Nothing. That life cannot be better than the one I've lived down here, the football life. It's been perfect. -Steve Sabol

Most of us want to have enough… good works to get into heaven, but enough bad works to be fun. -Rick Warren

I'm not getting to heaven on my integrity. I'm not getting to heaven on my goodness. -Rick Warren

I can't imagine God not allowing my dog into heaven. -Rick Warren

'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

If heaven is understood more as God's space on earth than as an ethereal region apart from the essential reality we know, then what happens on earth matters even more than we think, for the Christian life becomes a continuation of the unfolding work of Jesus, who will one day return to set the world to rights. -Jon Meacham

My idea of heaven is not writing. -Stephen Sondheim

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

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

Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically when Reagan was just another movie actor playing opposite a chimpanzee, for heaven's sake. They think Reagan is too naive, too innocent, to grasp the intellectual complexities of cold war strategy. -Russell Baker

I like to consider myself a star – a star, that when you look in the sky, it's always there. And on a clear night… a shooting star comes by, and get a little thrill, and you make a little wish. You need both types of stars, the shooting and the constant stars. The heavens include them all. -James Belushi

I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death. -Eben Alexander

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

I had a wonderful family including my aunts, uncles and cousins but they've all gone to heaven. -Doris Day

I love what I do. I love to capture the guy. I love to tell the victim 'Don't worry anymore. They're in jail.' And this is my way to heaven. This is my way to contribute to America what I know how to do best, and that's chase down the predator. -Duane Chapman

I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be 'the happiest moment' of one's life. -Elizabeth Gilbert

I try to do everything to say, 'OK, will my mother like this? Will she be pleased? Will she be proud of that? How do I know she's happy and she's smiling down at me from heaven?' And that's what I try to go by and walk by. -Jennifer Hudson

My idea of heaven used to be relaxing at home with a cheese plate and champagne. -Lea Michele

The best part about being a matchmaker is you are getting credits in heaven, as I really believe I work for God. The worst part is that matchmakers can often fix everyone up, all the way to the altar, but cannot find love themselves, so it is bittersweet. -Patti Stanger

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

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

Suffering is traumatic and awful and we get angry and we shake our fists at the heavens and we vent and rage and weep. But in the process we discover a new tomorrow, one we never would have imagined otherwise. -Rob Bell

Having robbed children of any sense that their Father is in Heaven and that they are His creation, we then launched an experiment in raising them without earthly fathers too. Having neither a Father in heaven or a father in the home, many young men make gangs their families. -Gary Bauer

I have found my heaven in musicals. When I watch a musical, it makes me believe life is still beautiful. -John Woo

I absolutely hate clothes shopping, though I love clothes. It's my idea of heaven to be handed things to wear. -Zoe Wanamaker

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

In spirituals, the talk of heaven and deliverance was code for a better life. 'Crossing the River Jordan' was code, of course, for escaping to freedom. -Kathleen Battle

It's fantastic to put your hands in the earth. I enjoy spending my time in heaven here. I don't care what you say, this is my heaven. -Roy Harper

There is no heaven on Earth. Not now anyway. -Jean Reno

I love performing outside because it's as if the heavens are open and the elements become part of the stage show as well – you know, the wind and the rain and the thunder. It's almost as if there's a sense of invocation in performance. -Florence Welch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Western Christians have imagined that, at the end of the day, God is going to throw the present space-time universe into a trashcan and we'll be sitting on clouds playing harps. The ultimate future that we're promised is much more interesting than that. It's new heavens and a new Earth with new bodies to live in. -N. T. Wright

Each moment is perfect and heaven-sent, in that each moment holds the seeds for growth. -Suzan-Lori Parks

Trust is that rare and priceless treasure that wins us the affection of our heavenly Father. -Brennan Manning

Being no bigot myself to any mode of worship, I am disposed to endulge the professors of Christianity in the church, that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct plainest easiest and least liable to exception. -George Washington

The worlds in which man is evolving as he treads the circle of births and deaths are three: the physical world, the astral or intermediate world, the mental or heavenly world. -Annie Besant

Some of us must wait for the best human gifts until we come to heavenly places. Our natural desire for musical utterance is perhaps a prophecy that in a perfect world we shall all know how to sing. -Lucy Larcom

From the first opening of our eyes, it is the light that attracts us. We clutch aimlessly with our baby fingers at the gossamer-motes in the sunbeam, and we die reaching out after an ineffable blending of earthly and heavenly beauty which we shall never fully comprehend. -Lucy Larcom

Action gives power. Entire harmony pervades the universe of God. All the heavenly beings are in constant activity; and the Lord Jesus, in His life work, has given an example for every one. -Ellen G. White

God requires his people to shine as lights in the world. It is not merely the ministers who are required to do this, but every disciple of Christ. Their conversation should be heavenly. -Ellen G. White

Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes heavenly music in Heaven. -Ellen G. White

From time to time, as if heaven-sent to annoy, someone will ask me if I'm self-disciplined when it comes to my work. I usually look witheringly at them and snarl, 'What do you think?' I mean, how do you imagine anyone writes a quarter of a million words a year for publication? -Will Self

That's what makes writer's block so painful. You think the well has run dry, maybe somewhere in the heavens the tap has been turned off. That's beyond frightening. -Taiye Selasi

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 would love to do a musical. When I did 'Fame L.A.' for a year – all the singing, dancing and acting – I was in heaven. I cried so much when they cancelled the show. I mean, I loved going to work and I couldn't wait to get on the set. -Roselyn Sanchez

Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one's power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will. -Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Asking why rappers always talk about their stuff is like asking why Milton is forever listing the attributes of heavenly armies. Because boasting is a formal condition of the epic form. And those taught that they deserve nothing rightly enjoy it when they succeed in terms the culture understands. -Zadie Smith

In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought… I must put a roof on this toilet. -Les Dawson

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

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

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 don't believe our works save us, but I believe they follow us into heaven and bring glory to God. -Max Lucado

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 am an astronomer, and my job is to look to the heavens to better understand the universe and our place in it. -Brian Schmidt

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

String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe – from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies – are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation. -Brian Greene

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

Virtue is its own reward. We only invented concepts like heaven and hell to describe how we feel. We don't feel good doing bad and it's nice to help someone. -Alain de Botton

In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta. -Steve Albini

Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul. -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

The kingdom of heaven is like electricity. You don't see it. It is within you. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I consider the voice a gift from the heavens, and as all the gifts from the heavens, they must be used, but the minute that the heavens call it back then of course I will stop. -Andrea Bocelli

I don't know what happens to you after you die. I'm not banking on there being, like, a heaven. -Al Franken

I did 12 years with nuns, you know. So I came out of it going, like, 'I think Jesus is all right.' The rest of it I think stinks to the high heavens. -Denis Leary

Where older religions promised heaven, the church of yoga promises quicker, more practical, earthly gratification, in the form of better heart rates and well-toned arms. -Hanna Rosin

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 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

Even in the angels there is the subordination of one hierarchy to another, and in the heavens, and all the bodies that are moved, the lowest by the highest and the highest in their turn unto the Supreme Mover of all. -Saint Ignatius

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 love food: biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken-fried steak with white gravy… but my favorite dish is my wife's beanie weenie cornbread casserole. It's so good. It sounds stupid, but if you eat it, it's heaven. Of course, it's only something you can eat if you've got a lot of money. -Larry the Cable Guy

A cosmic war is like a ritual drama in which participants act out on Earth a battle they believe is actually taking place in the heavens. -Reza Aslan

The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. -Ellen G. White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had studied at Harvard and MIT astronomy and a lot about the heavens and the star system and so forth. -Edgar Mitchell

No matter how I feel, I get up, dress up, and show up for life. When I do, the day always serves up more than I could have hoped for. Each day truly is a slice of heaven. Some days the slices are just smaller than others. -Regina Brett

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

We never, ever judge someone on who's going to heaven, hell. That's the Almighty's job. -Phil Robertson

I'm careful with my heart. I don't take crap from no one these days. I put my foot down. Being a woman, you deserve heaven and earth. -Kelly Rowland

I believe the Scriptures teach that there's a literal heaven and a literal hell, just like Jesus said. And without forgiveness of sins that, yeah, the place of punishment is called hell. -Kirk Cameron

The true Christian is called to be a soldier and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security. He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and doze along the way to heaven, like one traveling in an easy carriage. -J. C. Ryle

Any well-read man knows that the moral difference between the condition of the world before Christianity was planted and since Christianity took root is the difference between night and day, the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of the devil. -J. C. Ryle

Revelations are conveyed in a variety of ways, including, for example, dreams, visions, conversations with heavenly messengers, and inspiration. Some revelations are received immediately and intensely; some are recognized gradually and subtly. -David A. Bednar

Grace is the divine assistance or heavenly help each of us desperately needs to qualify for the celestial kingdom. Thus, the enabling power of the Atonement strengthens us to do and be good and to serve beyond our own individual desire and natural capacity. -David A. Bednar

I have a traditional view of the afterlife… heaven, hell and judgments. But the accounts of those places are scant, and I believe it's on purpose. We aren't supposed to try to figure out the architecture of the afterlife, since the big game is here in this life. -Doug TenNapel

What are we Democrats fighting for? We are not fighting for salvation and going to heaven. But we are fighting for Medicaid, Medicare, health care, education, jobs, helping old folks. -Charles B. Rangel

I don't believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. -Katy Perry

I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls. -Rumi

I think the problem I have with films is that, because there's so much hype around them, they become bigger than they should be, really. There are things that people do every day in their little workshops that they'll take to heaven with them. You've got to realise that it's not everything, making films. -Hans Matheson

God gave us the gift of life in heaven. Many people are given this gift, but they never open it. They never do anything with it. -Rick Warren

If there is a heaven, I don't know anything else I can do to get there – and neither do you. -Evel Knievel

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

For me, I've always believed that there was a God. I've always believed that God created the heavens and earth – so, for me it's not a huge leap from there to intelligent design. -Ben Stein

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 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

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

The true scientist no longer attempts to disprove the pull of gravity, or the rotation of the earth, or the motion of heavenly bodies, or the sequence of the seasons, or man's need of food and water, or the function of the heart. -Ezra Taft Benson

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

I have an obsession with Milk Duds. Eating them tastes like heaven. -Olivia Holt

I have always said every good thing is divinely sent from heaven. -Merry Clayton

If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless. -James E. Faust

I believe that the appearance of God the Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, in 1820 to Joseph Smith unlocked the heavens not only to the great spiritual knowledge revealed in this dispensation but also to secular knowledge. -James E. Faust

I find it very easy to be alone. I'm a writer, for heaven's sakes! -Simon Mawer

My idea of heaven is a pennant winner. -Tom Yawkey

The joy and happiness it gives you or the emotions you go through when you hold your child in your arms for the first time are indescribable! I really thought that there was going be this moment when a ray of light from heaven would come pouring in, background music would start playing with angels singing, but none of that happens! -Abhishek Bachchan

If I had a time machine, I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. -Stephen Hawking

If chocolate is a foretaste of heaven, what does it mean that chocolate is freely available to all? -David Augsburger

In this world, with thy earthly life, thou art under heaven, stars, and elements, also under hell and devils; all ruleth in thee, and over thee. -Jakob Bohme

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

God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him. -Bethany Hamilton

Even the heavenly powers and the angels in their splendor and the principalities, both visible and invisible, must either believe in the Blood of Christ, or else face damnation. -Ignatius of Antioch

I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting… For I myself, though I am in chains and can comprehend heavenly things, the ranks of the angels and the hierarchy of principalities, things visible and invisible, for all this I am not yet a disciple. -Ignatius of Antioch

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

There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor. It is the process by which dreams become realities. It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements. -Gordon B. Hinckley

For my skin, Neutrogena dry body oil is heaven! -Brad Goreski

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

Every person on the earth today lived at one time in heavenly realms. We walked with our Heavenly Father. We knew Him. We heard His voice. We loved Him. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

For me, the Lord has opened the windows of heaven and showered blessings upon my family beyond my ability to express. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

I'm nostalgic for the future I knew as a kid. Back then, it was a lovely, bleepy, heavenly land populated by svelte men in white polo necks, who would lounge on big white sofas sipping blue wine from big glass globes, beside women like the ones on the covers of Hedkandi chill out compilations. -Peter Baynham

Bruges is a beautiful medieval city almost untouched by time. If you like jazz, you will be well catered for. If you like chocolate and beer, you will be in heaven. -James Frain

I believe that we should, on biblical grounds, tell all parents of mentally disabled children that God loves their children, regrets terribly that they are disabled, and will, when they die, carry them gently into a heavenly life where every person is forever whole. -Lewis B. Smedes

The relentless invisible storm of radio signals and electronic particles, the hustle and bustle, and the billions of petrol explosions in the engine blocks of trucks and cars seem to churn up the molecules of life and heaven so violently that the beautiful fogs are unable to hold together like they once did. -Michael Leunig

I was three. My father in jest said that he'd tell the doctor to give me a shot if I didn't behave. Good heavens, I have a mental picture of the living room and the doctor approaching the door. I was terrified. -Ted Danson

I'm an atheist, I always thought, 'This is it.' If there is going to be a heaven, it should be on earth. I feel much happier than most people. I'm fairly stoic about death, but I'm not keen on dying if it's going to be long and protracted. I don't have dark nights of the soul, except occasionally. I'm such a little busy bee. -Edmund White

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

Cambridge is heaven, I am convinced it is the nicest place in the world to live. As you walk round, most people look incredibly bright, as if they are probably off to win a Nobel prize. -Sophie Hannah

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

As the sun outshines the brightest star in the heavens, dispels every vestige of darkness and gives life and light to all beings, so, in a not too distant future, will the true religion of Christ supersede and obliterate all other religions, to the eternal benefit of mankind. -Max Heindel

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

Because of the inherent challenges of life on the earth, all of humanity is vulnerable. This is all the more reason to seek the kingdom of heaven within and find the peace that leads to understanding. -Mike Love

Casting my fate to the heavens, quite literally, I decided to go wireless. Completely wireless. All wireless, all the time, everywhere. -Kara Swisher

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

Actors want to act; actors want to emote. It's like the emotional equivalent of tearing your shirt off and screaming to the heavens: you want to express, and you want to be seen to be expressing. -Joel Edgerton

'Little Night' has layers of meaning. There's something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior. -Luanne Rice

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

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

If I make $30,000 a month, I'll spend $29,999. I tell friends, 'Oh, you need money to go to college?' I'm a little crazy, but the backwash is heaven. -Charles Nelson Reilly

The sound of a million butterflies flapping their wings is indescribable. It's very heavenly. -Louie Schwartzberg

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. -Stephen Hawking

'Wicked Nights' is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace – heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace – and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked in an institution for the criminally insane. -Gena Showalter

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

Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the Moon is thus led by its angel, the heavens draw near to the Balance. -Nostradamus

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

I could run for Congress. Why not? Good heavens, if Ronald Reagan can be president, I ought to make a great secretary of the treasury. -Sandra Dee

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

God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him! The charms of the heaven in the bush are superseded, I fear, by the heaven in the hand, occasionally. -Emily Dickinson

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

Uh, do I believe in evolution? I embrace the view that God created the heavens and the earth, the seas and all that's in them. The means that he used to do that, I can't say, but I do believe in that fundamental truth. -Mike Pence

Compassion enables you to reach to the heavens and look through the heart of God. -Debbie Ford

It was once religion which threatened us with a last judgment at the end of days. It is now our tortured planet which predicts the arrival of such a day without any heavenly intervention. -Hans Jonas

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

If I were king of the world, babies born in airplanes, balloons and blimps would, instead of choosing to be German, Maldivian or American, all get special heavenly blue passports with a stork on the cover labeled 'Sky Baby' – and they'd be allowed to come and go anywhere they please. -Robert Krulwich

I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least. -C. S. Lewis

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

I am not – thank heavens – one of those 'driven' writers who spend a fortnight buckled with empty fright over an untouched page only to wake at two in the morning feverish with paragraphs. -Jim Crace

What qualified me to write about Israel was that I wanted to; it took no time to convince myself. The only reservation I had was about eaven: I wanted to write about the Jewish heaven but did not feel qualified because I did not and do not believe in 'it,' though I should. -Joshua Cohen

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

Hierarchical formulations died because their wedding cake levels posited a multiply fractured cosmos that does not match the Space Age revelation of a unified universe in which the earth is clearly in, rather than separated from, the heavens. Hierarchical representations do not reflect what either the world or we are like. -Eugene Kennedy

We cannot sit still and see the dear Burmans, flesh and blood like ourselves and, like ourselves, possessed of immortal souls that will shine forever in heaven or burn forever in hell – we cannot see them go down to perdition without doing our very utmost to save them. And thanks be to God, our labors are not in vain. -Adoniram Judson

It seems to me scarcely possible that one who has so long lived in sin, who has resisted so much light and has so often grieved away the Holy Spirit, as I have, should again be visited with its heavenly influences. But I hope it is so. -Elijah Parish Lovejoy

We are created in the image of our heavenly parents; we are God's spirit children. Therefore, we have a vast capacity for love – it is part of our spiritual heritage. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I'm not afraid of death. What's to fear? Once you're dead, that's it. Nothing. I don't believe in heaven or hell. That's baloney. What matters is the here and now. Yes, I'm 88, and there are things I can't do: I can't run a race or climb Everest. But isn't life magnificent? -Patrick Macnee

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

I have explained the phenomena of the heavens and of our sea by the force of gravity, but I have not yet assigned a cause to gravity. -Isaac Newton

If a projectile were deprived of the force of gravity, it would not be deflected toward the earth but would go off in a straight line into the heavens and do so with uniform motion, provided that the resistance of the air were removed. -Isaac Newton

The hypothesis of matter's being at first evenly spread through the heavens is, in my opinion, inconsistent with the hypothesis of innate gravity without a supernatural power to reconcile them, and therefore, it infers a deity. -Isaac Newton

Food-wise, oh man, I tend to really indulge on vacation because a lot of my friends are incredible chefs. One friend makes an eggplant parmesan that is heavenly and melts in your mouth, and another makes a chocolate pudding that I can't resist. -Rachel Platten

My son has been the best thing that has happened in my life. He has been amazing, and he is truly heaven-sent. And so, I just feel all that love. -Ciara

We need grace in our lives, and I'm not talking about heavenly grace. I'm talking about human grace. We should try and be warm and friendly. -Letitia Baldrige

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

I think humans have always felt watched back by whatever is out there flickering in the distance. What excites me is what the imagination creates, not simply in explanation of what is there but also to explain or justify the feeling of awe and attachment that the heavens inspire. -Tracy K. Smith

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

In the third month, the sun rising, the Boar and the Leopard on the field of Mars to fight; The tired Leopard raises its eye to the heavens, sees an eagle playing around the sun. -Nostradamus

Whether you either passionately think we should stay in, or on balance think we should stay in, or on a balance of risks think we should stay in – for heaven's sake get out and vote in, because you might wake up and find out you're out. -David Cameron

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

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

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens, you have made them bright, precious and fair. -Francis of Assisi

There ought to be an artistic depot where the artist need only hand in his artwork in order to receive what he asks for. As things are, one must be half a business man, and how can one understand – good heavens! – that's what I really call troublesome. -Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

In winter, the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. Summer is more wooing and seductive, more versatile and human, appeals to the affections and the sentiments, and fosters inquiry and the art impulse. -John Burroughs

In the Jewish tradition, there is at the same time Jerusalem in the heavens and Jerusalem on the ground. Jerusalem is a living city, but also the heart, the soul of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. -Yitzhak Rabin

When I escaped from China and came to Hong Kong, the contrast was that China was like hell and Hong Kong like heaven. Though I was very poor, I smelled the air of freedom and was full of hope for the future. That's the way I thought heaven is. -Jimmy Lai

I sing about heaven and hell, angels and demons. -Nina Hagen

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.

A killer Cuban restaurant with a giant cigar bar. Have me a Cuban sandwich. That's just like heaven to me. I'm a simple man. -Ron White

When Photoshop came around, I thought I'd died and went to heaven. When I hear artists say, 'Oh, the good old days' or 'I'm old school,' I just want to puke. There's no tool I won't use. -Marilyn Minter

What agent is there other than the Creator of the heavens and earth who can know whatever occurs in our heart, down to its most subtle and secret thoughts, and illuminate the future for us by establishing the Hereafter, saving us from the countless suffocating waves of the world? -Said Nursi

In the same way that I cannot be perfect and need grace for my mistakes, I also need to give my kids grace. I am constantly learning to be patient with them, understanding that they won't do everything right all the time, while still holding them to a high standard, as their heavenly father does. -Benjamin Watson

My happy place is 40 feet out in the Gulf of Mexico, sitting on a sandbar in 80-degree water, watching clouds crawl by. Absolute heaven. -Ransom Riggs

One of the pleasing things about science is that we do all climb towards the heavens on the shoulders of our predecessors. Economics, like physics, has its heroes, and the letter 'H' that I used in my mathematical equations was not there to honor Sir William Hamilton, but rather Harold Hotelling. -Paul Samuelson

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

I accept the fact that angels are great heavenly beings, and I think some people give me the feeling that I'm with an angel. -Benjamin Clementine

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

You'll have to forgive me this boldness, but I think women are very fortunate that men exist! The gods are very wise and certainly knew what they were doing. They created the sun and the moon, light and darkness, the eagle and the serpent, all for the same reason. They are perfect complements and the mechanism we use to reach heaven. -Laura Esquivel

Our entire family is replete with sentiments of patriotism. Uncle Swarna Singh left for his heavenly abode in jail in 1910, two or three years after my birth. Uncle Ajit Singh is leading the life of an exile in foreign countries. -Bhagat Singh

Nothing is better than peace, by which all warfare of heavenly and earthly foes is brought to naught. -Ignatius of Antioch

We gazed dreamily at the Milky Way and once in a while caught some shooting stars. Times like those gave me the opportunity to wonder and ask all those very basic questions. That sense of awe for the heavens started there. -Kalpana Chawla

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

I'm so tired of stories starting, 'Maud Jones was walking her dog down Broadway.' You've got to go over to the back page somewhere to finally find out the damn dog was run over by a truck. Get the thing told, for heaven's sake. Everybody doesn't have to be an O. Henry. -Walter Cronkite

We need women who are devoted to shepherding God's children along the covenant path toward exaltation; women who know how to receive personal revelation, who understand the power and peace of the temple endowment; women who know how to call upon the powers of heaven to protect and strengthen children and families; women who teach fearlessly. -Russell M. Nelson

We are eternal beings – spirit children of heavenly parents. -Russell M. Nelson

Think of our physical sustenance. It is truly heaven-sent. The necessities of air, food, and water all come to us as gifts from a loving Heavenly Father. -Russell M. Nelson

When they throw punches, the breathing, the sparring. The heavy bags being hit. All of that – it was a heavenly sound to me. -Deontay Wilder

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 didn't feel the need to rebel as a teenager. From age nine to 16, I went to school in Montreux in Switzerland, and it was heaven. I went to England for the Easter holidays, Cyprus for Christmas and summer holidays, and I was delighted to have that independence. -Angela Bowie

I loved the idea of playing this naughty old bag, offering her own explanation. It's my idea of heaven. -Diana Rigg

'Life in space is impossible,' we're warned, and amidst the hypnotic beauty of these heavens, we become painfully aware of what a hostile environment space is, how unforgiving, how unsympathetic to human desires. -Nick Sagan

I was in heaven when I saw Taraji P. Henson wearing Moschino! -Jeremy Scott

I have been in the business for 62 years. It's a match made in heaven. -Ronnie Corbett

I am so proud of my family, and I am happy to give them all the limelight they want because heaven knows I got more than I need. -Justin Trudeau

I had this dream in my head of, if I got hired by 'SNL, what that moment would be like. And I dreamed that I would, like, collapse on the sidewalk and cry to the heavens. I got this call, and it didn't happen naturally. But I did it anyway because I wanted to have that moment. So I did collapse. -Kate McKinnon

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

To work for Shonda Rhimes is heaven. It's been amazing. -Joe Morton

I tell people life is like a book being written by heavenly hands that we can't see. -Danny Gokey

We were taught North Korea is a heaven. They told us how people in western countries die in hospital or have no money to study in school. -Lee Hyeon-seo

China is a heaven compared to North Korea. -Lee Hyeon-seo

It's interesting: when your wife is pregnant and you're expecting, everyone's like, 'It's incredible. Get ready. It's magic. It's the most life-changing experience you'll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.' And then the second the baby comes, everyone's like, 'Welcome to hell! Ha ha ha! You fool!' -Andy Samberg

When Galileo first trained his optic telescope on the heavens and opened up modern optical astronomy, that was the first of the electromagnetic windows out of the universe: light. -Kip Thorne

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

As a presidential candidate, Trump seems heaven-sent just to make fools out of Republicans. -Richard Cohen

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 wanted to create a line for women and men alike that would encourage them to embrace the harmony and divine balance of sensuality and spirituality within all of us. Forplai is an opportunity to not only smell good and feel good, but to also take time to connect with the heavens above and the god in you. -Lamman Rucker

The Nobel thing is like dying and going to heaven for a while. It's like being transported to a fairyland. -Angus Deaton

The lipstick, to make a matte that feels like heaven, is unheard of. -Pat McGrath

When you go further and further into starvation you chose yourself, your mind becomes totally obsessed with not eating. It's like a religion where everything is sinful, and there is a heaven at the end where you are thin and don't need energy anymore. -Lena Andersson

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

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

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 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

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

It's just heaven to be a mom, and a working mom, and a pregnant person in Shondaland. -Katie Lowes

I have been wrathful all my life, angry against my father and all others. My wrath must end. All my images now are of heaven. -Allen Ginsberg

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

Government can run and fund programs, but it can't love, it can't show compassion, and it can't embrace. Our faith is designed to have social implications, not just heavenly ones. The spiritual and the social must be connected. -Tony Evans

When you're younger, love is this magic thing where the heavens open up. You live 40 years past that, you realize sometimes the heavens close down. -Rodney Crowell

You can think of the entire Internet as a place where ideas embodied in cyberspace are having a war, and it's not much different than the war of gods in heaven, which has been taking place since there's been human beings. -Jordan Peterson

Mormonism truly was a part of my every decision since the day I was born. It taught me to serve others and to feel comfort about the next life. Who doesn't want to live for eternity and have a 'mansion in heaven'? It sounded like a rad deal to me when I was in my teenage years. -Dan Reynolds

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

I shop everywhere. I love to shop online.Ebay is like heaven for me. -Kerli

I didn't want tunes that preach heaven: you know, life on Earth is bad and heaven is the only hope we have. I don't quite care for that. I mean, when people sing that stuff, it's good when they do it, but I didn't want to do it. -Ry Cooder

I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens. -Bill Cunningham

I'd already been using the Uber Eats app for a long time – and it's super simple to use. That's just what I look for when I go into partnerships. If something comes to me that I've never used before for a potential partnership, then it doesn't feel real or natural. This one is a match made in heaven. -Ninja

The fact that I'm in a group that inspires others artists is just heaven to me. -Killer Mike

When it comes to efficiency, standardized tests almost sound heaven-sent. -Steven Crowder

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

I can't understand people missing a show because they're sick: They've missed their best performance. You have an obstacle to overcome, and you reach for the heavens, and, doggone it, the heavens answer you. -Carol Channing

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

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

That was very comforting to me to hold onto that belief, that I did have a heavenly Father who was watching over me. -Elizabeth Smart

I think I sound like the apocalypse destroying the Earth to the sounds of trumpets skating across the heavens played by angels. -Denzel Curry

The first time I went crowd surfing was heaven. -Jessie Reyez

'Cosmogramma' is basically the studies that map out the universe and the relations of heaven and hell. -Flying Lotus

I don't think we're any more preoccupied by life and death or heaven and hell than anyone else, but it's fun to write about the inevitable – you're alive, and you're going to die. -Matt Skiba

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

I used to just want so badly to have afterlife insured and make sure I was going to heaven. -Pete Holmes

I don't believe in heaven, and I don't believe in hell as a place with flames where people are burning and having eternal pain. I don't believe in that at all. I believe in a place I call 'beyond.' -King Diamond

When I came to Australia, it was like heaven. -Jimmy Barnes

I don't know why, but I think the eating of food is hugely enhanced when you do it on a train. Even a simple steak and chips, when the world is rushing past outside, can take you to heaven. -Michael Portillo

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