Best 22 of Divine comedy quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

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

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dante Alighieri

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Midway upon the journey of our life

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

To believers, the bible is a holy book, to unbelievers, it is a story book.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Into the eternal darkness, into fire and into ice.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michael Bassey Johnson

If you lead me astray, then my wanderings will bring me to my destination.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dante Alighieri

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

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matthew Pearl

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

I found myself within a forest dark.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rawi Hage

Everyone loves a comedy, my dear. It is divine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante

Amor, ch'a nullo amato amar perdona, mi prese del costui piacer sì forte, che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Pearl

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

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ilyas Kassam

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dante Alighieri

He is, most of all, l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dante Alighieri

lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate" آنکه پا از این در به درون میگذاری دست از هر امیدی بشوی

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Midtveges fram i gonga gjennom livet, eg fann meg att i tjukke svarte skogen, i vilska fór eg langt frå rette vegen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

A l'alta fantasia qui mancò possa; ma già volgeva il mio disio e'l velle sì come rota ch'igualmente è mossa, l'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Thy soul is by vile fear assailed

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dante Alighieri

Dolce color d’oriental zaffiro, che s’accoglieva nel sereno aspetto del mezzo, puro infino al primo giro, a li occhi miei ricominciò diletto, tosto ch’io usci’ fuor de l’aura morta che m’avea contristati li occhi e ‘l petto.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dante

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

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rod Dreher

perhaps the greatest poem ever written