Hell Quotes

Hell is a place of pain and suffering found in many religious traditions. Some depict the duration of this punishment as endless, while in others it is an intermediary period between incarnations of life. Many of these traditions locate it beneath the Earth’s external surface and often include entrances from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations include HeavenPurgatoryParadise, and Limbo.

We have collected and put the best quotes about Hell from around the world. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others.

May these Hell quotes on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner.

Time demonstrates that Paradise is not cheap and that Hell is not futile. – Said Nursi

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Hell ain’t half full. – Cormac McCarthy

Hell has a climate, but no situation. It lies in the spirit, and not in space. – Osbert Sitwell

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago. – Ashley Montagu

Hell has no benefits, only torture. – John Milton

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed – Bhagavad Gita

Hell hath no fury like a Democrat scorned. – Jeff Rich

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. – Milton Friedman

Hell hath no fury like a drag queen scorned, – Sylvia Rivera

Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent. – Frank Sinatra

Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned. – Dick Gregory

Hell hath no fury like a woman cheated out of a million dollars. – Walter Winchell

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. – William Congreve

Hell hath no fury like a woman who has accidentally napped. – Lena Dunham

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be. – Christopher Marlowe

Hell is God’s Absence. – Edmund White

Hell is a city much like London A populous and smoky city – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hell is a half – filled auditorium. – Robert Frost

Hell is a hell of a lie! God is not a torturer! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love. – Richard Bach

Hell is a swamp, to me – not as something fiery, but as something dank, moist, and wet. – Avey Tare

Hell is being alive, and being alive is all there is. – Michael Marshall Smith

Hell is both sides of the tomb, and a devil may be respectable and wear good clothes. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. – William Shakespeare

Hell is everything. Heaven is nothing. – Frederick Lindemann

Hell is for other people. – Jean – Paul Sartre

Hell is full of good intentions and wills. – Saint Francis de Sales

Hell is full of good intentions. – Thomas Gray

Hell is full of good meanings and wishes. But heaven is fill of good works. – Dr. Thomas Fuller

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings. – George Herbert

Hell is full of good wishes or desires. – Bernard of Clairvaux

Hell is full of high court judges. – Sting

Hell is full of musical amateurs. – George Bernard Shaw

Hell is full of the talented, but Heaven of the energetic. – Jane Frances de Chantal

Hell is given up so reluctantly by those who don’t expect to go there. – Harry Leon Wilson

Hell is gone and heaven’s here, there’s nothing left for you to fear. – Robbie Williams

Hell is having no option but the wrong one. – Koushun Takami

Hell is indefinite. – Charles Williams

Hell is just a frame of mind. – Christopher Marlowe

Hell is just resistance to life. – Pema Chodron

Hell is life drying up. – Joseph Campbell

Hell is more bearable than nothingness. – Philip James Bailey

Hell is no other but a soundlesse pit, Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it. – Robert Herrick

Hell is not all paved with bad intentions. – George Bernard Shaw

Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart.. – Khalil Gibran

Hell is not punishment, it’s training. – Shunryu Suzuki

Hell is not to love anymore. – Georges Bernanos

Hell is oneself, hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone. – T. S. Eliot

Hell is other people at breakfast. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Hell is other people’s fantasies… – Salman Rushdie

Hell is other people. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Hell is paved with good samaritans. – William Holden

Hell is paved with infants skulls. – Richard Baxter

Hell is paved with priests’ skulls. – Saint John Chrysostom

Hell is the absence of the people you long for. – Emily St. John Mandel

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his. – Billy Sunday

Hell is the impossibility of reason. – Oliver Stone

Hell is the inability to love. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope. – A.J. Cronin

Hell is the special pain that dwells in that loss which you yourself have caused. – Elliot Perlman

Hell is the suffering of being unable to love. – J. D. Salinger

Hell is the wrath of God – – His hate of sin. – Philip James Bailey

Hell is truth known too late. – J. C. Ryle

Hell is truth seen too late. – Thomas Hobbes

Hell is truth seen too late duty neglected in its season. – Tryon Edwards

Hell is very likely to be modernization infinitely extended. – Tom Stoppard

Hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. – Geneen Roth

Hell is whatever Heaven is not. – Dr. Thomas Fuller

Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too. – Aldous Huxley

Hell isn’t other people. Hell is yourself. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Hell itself is truth known too late – J. C. Ryle

Hell itself must yield to industry. – Ben Jonson

Hell lies at the bottom of the human heart. – Ross MacDonald

Hell must be a place where you are only allowed to read what you agree with. – John Mortimer

Hell no. When I die I want to be sick. – Abe Lemons

Hell trembles at a heaven – directed eye. – Thomas Ken

Hell was created for the devil and his angels. If you go, you are an intruder. – Adrian Rogers

Hell was made for the inquisitive. – Saint Augustine

Hell will be filled with people who were avidly committed to Christian values. – Albert Mohler

Hell will freeze over before I send you any money for this unwarranted bill. – Jon Jones

Hell yes! Gentle birth’s got to be good for something! – Donald McCaig

Hell! there ain’t no rules around here! We are tryin’ to accomplish somep’n! – Albert Einstein

Hell’s Bells ringing, my secret music… – Anne Rice

Hell’s afloat in lover’s tears. – Dorothy Parker

Hell’s waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you’re here. – Frank Miller

Hell, I ain’t paid to make good lines sound good. I’m paid to make bad lines sound good. – Walter Huston

Hell, I don’t know if he speaks French. – Toe Blake

Hell, I don’t want to grow old at all. I never want to die. – Kate Millett

Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. – W. C. Fields

Hell, Justin and I even talking about recording a blues song sometime. – Hank Williams, Jr.

Hell, do I remember the first joke? I was never a jokester. – Don Rickles

Hell, madam, is to love no longer. – Georges Bernanos

Hell, madame, is to love no longer. – Georges Bernanos

Hell, no! A tie is like kissing your sister! – Bear Bryant

Hell, the truth is that I was named after a dog! – John Wayne

Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas A. Edison

Hell, yeah! Meeting adjourned! – Mitch Hedberg

Hell, yeah, Ryland. Man up and carpe girl. – John Corwin

Hell-on-skis, can you hear me? This is flying cupcake. – Joss Stirling

Terrorism Quotes

Terrorism Quotes

Terrorism is among major sins the Qur’an threathens with Hellfire. – M. Fethullah gulen

(Suicide) takes some doing, with maybe pain and maybe hell. – John Steinbeck

…heaven for climate, and hell for society. – Mark Twain

…love and pity for hell’s occupants will not enter our hearts. – J. I. Packer

A cow’s heaven is a flower’s idea of hell. – Oliver Gaspirtz

A felon’s cell – – The fittest earthly type of hell! – John Greenleaf Whittier

A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell. – Thomas Fuller

A journey is a fragment of Hell. – Bruce Chatwin

A lot of people think Utah is a bad place to play, but hell nah. – Josh Howard

A man can’t be taken to hell, or sent to hell: you can only get there on your own steam. – C. S. Lewis

A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes. – Dorothy Gilman

A man may go to heaven with half the pains it cost him to purchase hell. – Henry Fielding

A match made in heaven set the fires in hell. – Lupe Fiasco

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. – George Bernard Shaw

A priest goes to Heaven or a priest goes to Hell with a thousand people behind. – John Vianney

A speech is like an airplane engine. It may sound like hell but you’ve got to go on. – William T. Piper

A thing of orchestrated hell – a terrible symphony of light and flame. – Edward R. Murrow

A view of heaven from a seat in hell. – Steven Callahan

A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war. – John F. Kennedy

Abandon all hope, you who enter here. – Dante

Acceptance is the only way out of hell. – Marsha M. Linehan

Across the street is a hell of a tester. – Bobby Womack

Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. – James Mattis

Adultery is an image of hell. – Emanuel Swedenborg

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. – William S. Burroughs

After all is said and done, a hell lot of a lot more is said than done. – H. L. Mencken

After all, is not a real Hell better than a manufactured Heaven? – E. M. Forster

Age is a hell of a price to pay for wisdom. – George Carlin

Ah hell. We had more fun in a week than those weenies had in a lifetime. – Pancho Barnes

Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise. – George William Russell

All hell broke loose. – John Milton

All places shall be hell that are not heaven. – Christopher Marlowe

All right, then, I’ll go to hell. – Mark Twain

All roads out of hell lead home. – Shannon L. Alder

All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self – choice there could be no Hell. – C. S. Lewis

All you Jews can go straight to hell. – Quanell X

All you may know of heaven or hell is within your own self. – Edgar Cayce

Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it. – Jonathan Edwards

Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell. – Arne Jacobsen

America is laughing her way to Hell. – Aiden Wilson Tozer

American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet. – Charles G. Dawes

An honest man is in Hell when he is in debt. – J. Golden Kimball

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. – Victor Hugo

An introspective man who doesn’t keep a diary consigns himself to a special hell. – Tim Lucas

And I think musicians can better run this state than politicians. And, hell, beauticians can better run the state than politicians. – Kinky Friedman

And I would often wake up at night and stare widely into the room: Am I in Hell? – Edvard Munch

And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell. – Wilfred Owen

Angels constantly guard the clients of this Blessed Virgin from the assaults of Hell. – Gertrude the Great

Anger and hatred are the materials from which hell is made. – Nhat Hanh

Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. Neither do I. Maybe that’s why we get along. – Charles Bukowski

Animals run no risk of going to hell. They are already there. – Victor Hugo

Anyone know if the shuttles to Hell will have Wifi? Asking for a friend. – Jim Gaffigan

Anytime a fan touches you, you have the right to beat the hell out of him. – Charles Barkley

As I said to Speedicut, it’s hell in the diplomatic. – George MacDonald

As for a picture, if it isn’t worth a thousand words, the hell with it. – Ad Reinhardt

As for an eternity in heaven – that would be hell! – Barbara Smoker

As high as Heaven, as deep as Hell. – Francis Beaumont

As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain. – Charles Spurgeon

As long as we don’t die, this is gonna be one hell of a story. – John Green

As order is heavenly, where quiet is had, so error is hell, or a mischief as bad. – Thomas Tusser

As our leader Saddam Hussein said, ‘God is grilling their stomachs in hell.’ – Mohammed Saeed al – Sahaf

At least, the sun had the decency to stay the hell away from us. – Jandy Nelson

Avoiding the doctrine of Hell is one step away from denying it altogether. – Mark Dever

BRODIE: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA. – Kevin Smith

Bad people don’t go to hell, they are already there. – Dan Millman

Be warned, therefore, that one does not go to hell to light a cigarette. – Roger Zelazny

Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football. – Burt Bacharach

Been to hell and back, I can show you vouchers. – Lil Wayne

Before I die many will die with me and they’ll deserve it. See you in Hell. – Kurt Cobain

Beholding heaven, and feeling hell. – Charles Lamb

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. – Thomas Paine

Believe anything is possible and then work like hell to make it happen. – Julianna Margulies

Believing in Hell must distort every judgement on this life. – Cyril Connolly

Bernard King is the only guy that ever scared the hell out of me. – Dominique Wilkins

Better in Hell with me, than alone in Heaven. – Vlad.S

Better pray for hell, not hallelujah. – Marilyn Manson

Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. – John Milton

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Bono? Who the hell is that? – Redman

Born? Hell, Babe Ruth wasn’t born. He fell from a tree. – Joe Dugan

Both heaven and hell are within us. – Mahatma Gandhi

Brock [Lesnar] is one hell of a wrestler, and he’s a big monster. – Bill Goldberg

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell. – Louise Bogan

But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. – Lord Byron

Can we change the world? No, but hell, we can all try. – Rupert Murdoch

Careerism is the determination to reign in hell rather than serve in heaven. – Hugh Nibley

Cats are like Baptists. You know they raise hell, but you can never catch them at it. – James Patterson

Charge hell with a bucket of water. – Liz Carpenter

Christ took our hell so that we might take His heaven. – Donald Barnhouse

Chuck Noll is building one hell of a football team up in Pittsburgh. – Vince Lombardi

Circumstances hell! I make circumstances! – Bruce Lee

Cold, hungry, scared as hell inside, but too damn brave to admit it. – Ronald Reagan

Come hell or water high you’ll never see me cry this is our last good bye. – Cher

Come what may and hell to pay. – Gregory Maguire

Cover a war in a place where you can’t drink beer or talk to a woman? Hell no! – Hunter S. Thompson

Cuz if I don’t say I’m the best, tell me who the hell will? – Phife Dawg

Da wird es hell in unserem Leben, / wo man für das Kleinste danken lernt. – Bodelschwingh, Friedrich von

Damn all false dichotomies to hell – D. A. Carson

Damn me to hell or take me to heaven, but for Gods sake, do it now…. – Nora Roberts

Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. – John Kennedy, (Dante didn’t say that)

Death and hell are never full, and neither are men’s eyes. – Johnny Cash

Demi Moore is a terrific woman and a hell of an actress. – Mark Goddard

Devils don’t come from hell beneath us, they come from the sky. – Jesse Eisenberg

Did you know that Dog Heaven and Cat Hell were the same place? – Dana Gould

Disappoint anyone, hell, disappoint everyone, but don’t ever disappoint yourself – Treat Williams

Diversion and indifference are the two widest roads to Hell in today’s world. – Peter Kreeft

Do something, by God’s help, to make heaven more full and hell more empty. – J. C. Ryle

Do the atheists in Wisconsin realize they’re going to Hell? Did you ask them that? – Bill O’Reilly

Do the best you can, and then to hell with it! – Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Do the devils lie? No; for then even hell could not subsist. – Thomas Browne

Do this or you’ll burn in hell. – Ricky Gervais

Don’t let a little sin in; all hell will break loose. – Adrian Rogers

Don’t put no constrictions on da people! Leave ’em the hell alone! – Jimmy Durante

Don’t worry, if there is a hell below, we’re all going to go. – Curtis Mayfield

Dracula did bring a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of women. – Terence Fisher

Drugs are a carnival in hell. – Edith Piaf

Each man’s hell is in a different place: mine is just up and behind my ruined face. – Charles Bukowski

Each of us bears his own Hell. – Virgil

Each of us has heaven and hell in him… – Oscar Wilde

Earth is heaven. Or hell. Your choice. – Wayne Dyer

Ein edles Herz glänzt hell und hold, / Ein gutes ist gediegen Gold. – Claudius, Matthias

Embrace the hell out of personal responsibility. – Mike Krzyzewski

Envy’s a coal comes hissing hot from Hell. – Philip James Bailey

Errol Flynn and I are the only ones left who do any good old hell raising. – Humphrey Bogart

Es ist unmöglich, daß ein Mensch in die Sonne schaut, ohne daß sein Angesicht hell wird. – Friedrich von Bodelschwingh

Even Heaven would be Hell to some people because they’d be too close to God! – David Berg

Even if you have to go through hell – go without hesitation. – Albert Einstein

Even in hell, if a man was a man, you’d know it. – Stephen Vincent Benet

Even on the road to hell, flowers can make you smile. – Ming-Dao Deng

Even the damned in hell have the community of their suffering. – Cormac McCarthy

Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer? – Marilyn Monroe

Every good time that goes on too long turns into a hell. – Mason Cooley

Every hooker I ever speak to tells me that it beats the hell out of waitressing. – Woody Allen

Every man is his own hell. – H. L. Mencken

Every man with his own peculiar vice. His will hardly rock heaven or hell. – Colum McCann

Every wolf’s and lion’s howl Raises from Hell a human soul. – William Blake

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a “new heaven” first found the power thereto in his own hell. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything is going to hell, but we should smile all the way. – Lars von Trier

Excuse me you’re a hell of a guy You know I really got a thing for American guys – Nicki Minaj

Expecting hell, we’re ill prepared for heaven. – Shalom Auslander

Facilis decensus averni. The descent into hell is easy. – Virgil

Faith is what is left after all your beliefs have been blown to hell. – Ram Dass

Fear will bind you closer than love, or hate, and it works a hell of a lot quicker. – Laurell K. Hamilton

Feeling too much is a hell of a lot better than feeling nothing. – Nora Roberts

Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell. – Christopher Marlowe

Football is easy if you’re crazy as hell. – Bo Jackson

Football, bloody hell! – Alex Ferguson

For every marriage that is made in Heaven, there is a marriage made in Hell. – Phyllis Chesler

For some directors, I’m the actor from hell. – Harrison Ford

For the world is Hell, and men are on the one hand the tormented souls and on the other the devils in it. – Arthur Schopenhauer

For where did Dante get the material for his Hell, if not from this actual world of ours? – Arthur Schopenhauer

Form follows function straight to hell. – Alan Cooper

From the day that God put man in the presence of woman, paradise became hell. – Henri Jeanson

Get the hell out of Palestine. – Helen Thomas

Get the hell out of my way! – Ayn Rand

Give me some credit for the hell I’ve paid. – Shawn Colvin

Give the enemy an inch, hell take a yard. – Monica Crowley

Give the people not hell, but hope and courage. – John Murray

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. – Mark Twain

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. – Benjamin Franklin Wade

God Is, Lucifer is a devil, and there is a Hell. – E.A. Bucchianeri

God created heaven on earth but man created hell. – Santosh Kalwar

God hides the fires of hell within paradise. – Paulo Coelho

God is DEAD, and no one cares! If there is a hell I’ll see you there! – Trent Reznor

God is love, the bishops tell. Yes, I know, But love is hell. – T.H. White

God might work on mysterious ways, but hell worked on efficient ones. – Richelle Mead

God will never send anybody to hell. If man goes to hell, he goes by his own free choice. – Billy Graham

God will take you through hell, just to get you to heaven. – T.I.

God, I felt like hell tonight, tears of rage I cannot fight. – Sheryl Crow

God, in his infinite wisdom, hid Hell in he middle of Paradise, to keep us on our toes. – Paulo Coelho

Golf giveth and golf taketh away. But it taketh away a hell of a lot more than it giveth. – Simon Hobday

Goodness can be found sometimes in the middle of hell. – Charles Bukowski

Government should stay the hell out of people’s business. – Barry Goldwater

Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell! – Paul LePage

Grantland Rice can go to hell as far as I’m concerned. – Gene Autry

Great. I’d been dumped in Hell’s waiting room. – Karen Chance

Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country. – Bill Ayers

Guy Fieri’s hair is the front lawn to hell. – Willie Geist

HELL: A place where the police are German, the motorists French and the cooks English. – Bertrand Russell

Halte dich sauber und hell: Du bist das Fenster, durch das du die Welt sehen mußt! – George Bernard Shaw

Hatred is the atmosphere of hell. – Martin Farquhar Tupper

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

He fashioned hell for the inquisitive. – Saint Augustine

He knocks the hell out of people, but in a Christian way. – Sammy Baugh

He looks a hell of a lot like me, only a fair bit older. – Steven Herrick

He who does not believe in hell is in the greatest danger of landing there. – Eduardo Schwank

He who makes a paradise of his bread makes a hell of his hunger. – Antonio Porchia

He whom God loveth, He beateth the hell out of. – Jamie Buckingham

He’s the greatest clutch player I’ve ever seen. The hell with Jerry West! – Pat Riley

Heaven & Hell are both creations of desire. – Ram Dass

Heaven and Hell are imaginary creation of ignorant minds. – Gautama Buddha

Heaven and hell are not geographical, they are psychological, they are your psychology. – Rajneesh

Heaven and hell is right now. … You make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions. – George Harrison

Heaven but the vision of fulfilled desire, and Hell the shadow from a soul on fire. – Omar Khayyam

Heaven for climate, Hell for company. – James M. Barrie

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. – William Congreve

Heaven is a state of awareness. Hell is a state of awareness. – Frederick Lindemann

Heaven is not as narrowly literal – minded as hell. – Poul Anderson

Heaven is real and hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away. – Billy Graham

Heaven may lie, but hell wont. – Ali Asad

Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell. – William Shakespeare

Heaven will display far more variety than Hell. – C. S. Lewis

Heaven would be a very hell to a wicked person. – David Berg

Heaven would be hell to me without Christ. – Thomas Goodwin

Heroin may be bad, but it sure as hell hasn’t hurt my CD collection. – Bill Maher

Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal. – Nicolas Gomez Davila

Hip – hop is rock & roll. What the hell is Wu – Tang but Motorhead? – Mos Def

Hire the right people and get the hell out of the way. – David Fincher

Hold on…Hold on to yourself. This is going to hurt like hell. – Sarah McLachlan

Hotter ‘n hell, ain’t it, Prez? – Babe Ruth

How can you be in hell while you are in my heart? – Orlando Bloom

How clever of me. I have found such a pathway into hell that I can never get back out. – Orson Scott Card

How could economics not be behavioral? If it isn’t behavioral, what the hell is it? – Charlie Munger

How could you know what it feels like to fight the hounds of hell? – Sky Ferreira

How in the hell could God take the black earth and make himself a white man out of it? – Louise Meriwether

How many souls have been blown into hell with the wind of popular applause? – Thomas Watson

How the hell are you supposed to know what God wants you to do with your life, eh? – Hyman Rickover

How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?! – Allen Iverson

How the hell can I owe that much? That’s not right. – Jon Jones

How the hell can you play here? – Harmon Killebrew

How the hell do I know why there were Nazis? I don’t know how the can – opener works. – Woody Allen

How the hell do you wake up dead? – Kevin Hart

Humans get used to even if they are in the hell. – M.F. Moonzajer

Humility is the marriage bond of Heaven. Pride is the frigidity of Hell. – Peter Kreeft

Humor springs from rage, hay fever, overdue rent and miscellaneous hell. – Will Cuppy

Hurry it up! I want to be in hell in time for dinner. – Edward H. Rulloff

I actually think there is hell because we see hell every day. – Rob Bell

I admire the hell out of her. You can’t have sex with someone you admire. – Jerry Seinfeld

I ain’t what I used to be, but who the hell is? – Dizzy Dean

I always had a pretty good knack for raising hell – Brandon Lee

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

I am in hell already. I am in Israel. – Al Sharpton

I am like Dante, I walk through hell, but I am not burning. – Edith Hahn Beer

I am my own heaven and hell! – Friedrich Schiller

I am not a wealthy woman. I wish to hell I was, but I never had a wealthy man. – Lauren Bacall

I am short a cheek – bone and an ear, but am able to whip all hell yet. – John M. Corse

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell. – William Tecumseh Sherman

I believe in a packed Heaven and an empty Hell. – Pat Buckley

I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there. – Arthur Rimbaud

I can deal with Stalin. He is honest, but smart as hell. – Harry S. Truman

I can make men follow me to hell. – Philip Kearny

I can only be myself, I’m sorry that’s hell for you. – Ashlee Simpson

I come straight from hell, Cell 23 – Lil Wayne

I couldn’t only do one thing – – I don’t want the personal hell of oneness. – Itzhak Perlman

I did my first film with Francis Ford Copploa which spoiled the hell out of me. – Alden Ehrenreich

I didn’t want to send a man to hell on an empty stomach. – Clay Allison

I don’t believe in Hell, but I believe in my parents’ couch. – George Watsky

I don’t believe in hell. I believe in unemployment, but not hell. – Dustin Hoffman

I don’t care where I’m from, nor where I’m going. From hell to hell. – Aldous Huxley

I don’t give a damn if I go to hell. – Madonna Ciccone

I don’t know if paradise or hell exist, but I’m sure hell is more groovy. – Anita Ekberg

I don’t know, but I’ve been told, the streets of hell are paved with gold. – Alice Cooper

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

I felt wise and cynical as all hell. – Sylvia Plath

I finally found out how priests get holy water. They boil the hell out of it. – Joan Rivers

I frankly don’t make much of a living, but I make a hell of a life. – Jack Gartside

I get whiskey bent and hell bound. – Hank Williams, Jr.

I guess that’s why they call it Hell. – Jack Nicklaus

I had now officially secured my front row seat on the train to Hell. Choo choo. – Tarryn Fisher

I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him. – Martin Luther

I hate jealousy. At least it’s its own punishment; it makes me feel like hell. – Patricia Gaffney

I have a hell – fire temper. – CeeLo Green

I have a lot of growing up to do. But I think, ‘Hell, is it too late?’ – Ronnie Wood

I have been to hell and back, and let me tell you, it was wonderful. – Louise Bourgeois

I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice. – Dante

I have known heaven, and now I am in hell, and there are mimes. – Nick Harkaway

I have my own matches and sulphur, and I’ll make my own hell. – Rudyard Kipling

I have two rules in life – to hell with it, whatever it is, and get your work done. – Ray Bradbury

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. – Robert Frost

I hope you brought your wallet, ’cause the rent in Hell gets paid in advance! – Sarge

I imagine the whole universe moving into hell because of licking God’s candy. – Michael Bassey

I knew I was in trouble, but I thought I was in hell. – Elvis Costello

I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain, but hell a little touchup and a little paint… – Bruce Springsteen

I know I will go to hell, because I pardoned Richard Nixon. – Gerald R. Ford

I know a lot of angry liberals right now. Hell, I know a lot of angry vegans. – Russell Simmons

I know for a fact that Heaven and Hell are here on Earth. – Marianne Faithfull

I know that my life is going to be hell from here on. – Susan Smith

I like Shakespeare, but I never know what the hell is going on. – Tracy Letts

I live in my deepest hell and from there I cannot fall any further. – Carl Jung

I may not be a pin – up, but I’m one hell of a boxer. – Jean-Paul Belmondo

I mean, we’re all trying to find out who the hell we are, aren’t we? – Robert Ludlum

I myself am hell; nobody’s here – Robert Lowell

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. – Harry S. Truman

I never see thy face but I think upon hell – fire. – William Shakespeare

I never yell, I never tell, but I’m grateful as hell. – Benny Hill

I paint as I feel like painting; to hell with all their studies. – Edouard Manet

I prefer the hell of chaos to the hell of order. – Wislawa Szymborska

I regard it as very unfair, but capitalism without failure is like religion without hell. – Charlie Munger

I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

I say my hell is the closet I’m stuck inside. – Dave Matthews

I see one – third of a nation and it can go to hell. – Zell Miller

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell. – Jean Rostand

I tell you such fine music waits in the shadows of hell. – Charles Bukowski

I think ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ will probably last forever. – Max Weinberg

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve. – Alan Ladd

I think hell is something you carry around with you, not somewhere you go. – Neil Gaiman

I think my beard (in ‘Drag Me To Hell’) is getting a better IMDb rating than I am. – Dileep Rao

I told my mother – in – law that my house was her house, and she said, ‘Get the hell off my property.’ – Joan Rivers

I translated Dante’s “Inferno” because I discovered some of my ancestors in it! – Antoine Rivarol

I want to believe there’s a heaven. But I can’t not believe there’s a hell. – Vince Gilligan

I want to keep winning – the hell with the record – Randy Moss

I want to scare the hell out of the rest of the world. – Colin Powell

I wanted to go home and if Hell rose up to stop me, it would make me desire it more. – Mark Lawrence

I was not alone when I was in Goofy hell – Aristotle

I was already headed for Hell, I might as well enjoy the ride. – Abbi Glines

I was an only child, but I did have a hell of a lot of cousins. – Desi Arnaz

I was hell bent on destruction… it was like being possessed by a demon. – Anthony Hopkins

I was never told, “Fags are going to hell.” You just didn’t talk about it. – Ryan McGinley

I went to see that movie ‘From Hell,’ or as Osama bin Laden calls it – ‘Roots.’ – Jay Leno

I will follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell. – John McCain

I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me. – Kevin Eubanks

I wish I had cancer. I will burn in hell for that, but it’s true. – Laurie Halse Anderson

I won’t go to Hell for swearing because I repent too damn fast!J. – Golden Kimball

I won’t rest until Tom Chaney’s barking in hell. – Kim Darby

I won’t tell you again! Don’t look back! In hell you never look back! – Grant Morrison

I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise. – Blaise Pascal

I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company. – R. A. Torrey

I would rather my soul broil in hell than I do you any harm. – William Kidd

I would travel down to Hell and wrestle a film away from the devil if it was necessary. – Werner Herzog

I wouldn’t give Satan a snowball’s chance in Hell against a woman’s ego… – Bill Hicks

I’d go to hell to hear a good band. – Bix Beiderbecke

I’d rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God. – Desmond Tutu

I’d rather goto Hell than be in Purgatory – Gerard Way

I’d tell you to go to hell but I don’t want to see you again. – Charles Macaulay

I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. – Pete Rose

I’ll be in Hell before you start breakfast! – Tom Ketchum

I’ll be in hell before you start breakfast – let her rip! – Tom Ketchum

I’ll eat the hell out of a bagel. That’s what I do – Jade Puget

I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell, To die upon the hand I love so well. – William Shakespeare

I’m bad and I’m going to hell, and I don’t care. I’d rather be in hell than anywhere where you are. – William Faulkner

I’m dragging the audience to hell with me – Jerry Lee Lewis

I’m going to hell, ah… but you’re laughing, so you’re coming. – Dane Cook

I’m just trying to get a window seat on the way to Hell. – Willam Belli

I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell – raiser. – Mother Jones

I’m not apologizing to anyone. I’ll apologize when hell freezes over. – Mel Gibson

I’m not playing a role. I’m being myself, whatever the hell that is. – Bea Arthur

I’m not sure what the hell charisma is, but I get the feeling it’s Willie Mays. – Ted Kluszewski

I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. – Marilyn Monroe

I’m so close to Heaven, this Hell cannot be mine. – Melissa Etheridge

I’m the only hell my Mama ever raised. – Johnny Paycheck

I’m trying to find out what the hell we – who we are. – Martin Scorsese

I’ve been to Hell. You’ve only read about it. – Marquis de Sade

I’ve been to hell and back so nothing that happens in the jungle can be worse. – Paul Burrell

I’ve gone through hell and back. – Keith Emerson

I’ve got to make it to heaven; for going through hell. – Curtis Jackson

I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. – Errol Flynn

I’ve studied golf for almost 50 years now and know a hell of a lot about nothing. – Gary Player

If God is in Heaven, Hell is empty. – Kedar Joshi

If Hell were possible, it would be the shortest cut to the highest heaven. For verily God loveth. – Sri Aurobindo

If Hitler invaded Hell, I’d find something nice to say about the Devil himself. – Winston Churchill

If I am unable to make the gods above relent, I shall move hell. – Virgil

If I believed in Hell, I’d definitely be going there. – Jane Wiedlin

If I can not bend Heaven, I shall move Hell – Virgil

If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell. – Virgil

If I cannot sway the heavens, I will raise hell. – Virgil

If I go to hell, then heavens to blame – Hopsin

If I had a soul, I’d probably wind up in hell anyway. – Nancy Farmer

If I love, there will be no hell for me. – Josemaria Escriva

If I was bound for hell, let it be hell. No more false heaven. No more damned magic. – Jean Rhys

If I was on the road to Hell, at least I was going in style. – Jim Butcher

If I’m going to Hell, I’m going there playing the piano. – Jerry Lee Lewis

If I’m not saying ‘Hell Yeah!’ to something, then I say no. – Derek Sivers

If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’ – John Wayne

If heat rises, then heaven must be hotter than hell – Steven Wright

If hell comes as a result of my speaking the truth, then let it come. – Harry Lennix

If hell is to roam, then i’ve got hell to pave… – CM Punk

If it does not come at the last to gladness, then to hell with it. – Douglas Wilson

If it felt good, you didn’t push hard enough. It’s supposed to hurt like hell. – Dean Karnazes

If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! – Swami Vivekananda

If it makes you happy, then why the hell are you so sad? – Sheryl Crow

If it’s heaven for climate, it’s hell for company. – James Barrie

If it’s just a symbol, then to hell with it ! – Flannery O’Connor

If marriages are said to be made in heaven then why search for grooms in hell. – Amit Abraham

If my mom reads that I’m grammatically incorrect, I’ll have hell to pay. – Larisa Oleynik

If one road led to hell and the other to Mexico, I would be indifferent which to take. – Nathan Bedford Forrest

If she could hate this much she sure as hell had loved. – Shannon Celebi

If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for. – Charles Spurgeon

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them. – Charles Barkley

If someone tells you to do something for money, tell them to go to hell. – Ray Bradbury

If something’s neither here nor there, where the hell is it? – Chic Murray

If the antisemites want to hate, let them hate, and let them go to hell. – David Ben-Gurion

If there are a million roads into hell, there’s not one road out. – Leonard Ravenhill

If there are any souls in hell, it is because that is where they insist on being. – W. H. Auden

If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates. – Charles Bukowski

If there is a God what the hell is He for? – William Faulkner

If there is a worse place than Hell, I am in it. – Abraham Lincoln

If there is hell, it was modeled after junior high school. – Lewis Black

If there were no hell, the loss of heaven would be hell. – Charles Spurgeon

If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity. – Flannery O’Connor

If there’s a heaven, I hope to hell I go! – Dolly Parton

If there’s hell below, we’re all gonna go. – Curtis Mayfield

If we had not driven them into hell, hell would have swallowed us. – Alexander Suvorov

If whisky or salt won’t cure it, then to hell with it. I worry about important things. – Florence King

If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston S. Churchill

If you are going to go through hell, keep going – Winston Churchill

If you are on the right path you will find that invisible hands are helping. – Joseph Campbell

If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell. – David Cook

If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? – RuPaul

If you can’t raise consciousness, at least raise hell. – Rita Mae Brown

If you don’t love Jesus – go to hell! – Kinky Friedman

If you don’t love your mother you go straight to hell. – Richard Simmons

If you don’t read poetry how the hell can you solve equations? – Harvey Jackins

If you in any way abate the doctrine of hell, it will abate your zeal. – R. A. Torrey

If you live up against train tracks, it can make your life a living hell. – Ted Leo

If you want to build a great company, get the hell out of Silicon Valley. – Bill Gates

If you want to enter hell, don’t complain of the dark; you can’t blame the world for being unfair if you start on the path of the rebel. – Liu Xiaobo

If you want to watch two guys knock hell out of each other, watch us. – Ricky Hatton

If you work hard you’ll be happy and if you don’t then you’ll go to hell! – Brigham Young

If you’re a black kid, you’re going to have hell in your life. – Juan Williams

If you’re going through hell, don’t stop, keep moving! – Les Brown

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

If you’re going through hell…keep going! You always grow through what you go through. – Joseph Simmons

If you’re going thru hell, keep going. – Rob Estes

If you’re going to walk through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

If you’re not entertaining, what the hell’s the point? – Tracy Letts

If you’re shy, get the hell over it: You’re slamming the door in your own face. – Kimora Lee Simmons

If you’ve made your own hell, then only you have the power to escape it. – Willie Nelson

If your not honest with yourself, how the hell are you gonna be honest with me. – Phife Dawg

In adamantine chains shall Death be bound, And Hell’s grim tyrant feel th’ eternal wound. – Alexander Pope

In an hour, you’ll be in hell or glory. – Cadmus M. Wilcox

In heaven, you get right through. In hell, they put you on hold. – Gail Parent

In hell it is difficult to tell people from other people. – Jack Spicer

In hell there is no retention. – Miguel de Cervantes

In hell they will bore you, in heaven you will bore them. – Katharine Whitehorn

In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell. – Lord Byron

In life we’re most hell – bent on proving things that we’re not really sure are true. – Curtis Sittenfeld

In the end, forever, you and I will be in Heaven or Hell. Period. – John Corapi

In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another? – Anne Rice

In this world we live in a mixture of time and eternity. Hell would be pure time. – Simone Weil

In this world we walk on the roof of hell gazing at flowers. – Kobayashi Issa

In time of war, the Devil makes more room in Hell. – Sharon Kay Penman

Is hell the way to heaven? I think it’s the way to hell. – Marty Rubin

Israel has come out of the boils of the hell, a satanic state. – Norman Finkelstein

Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell. – Anthony Wayne

It began with a hello, and ended in hell. – Anthony Liccione

It irritates the hell out of me but you can’t buy love. – Warren Buffett

It is a hell of a thing to be hungry in your own house. – Ernest Hemingway

It is a sad and shocking fact that many religious people are in Hell. – John R. Rice

It is better to be as low as hell with a promise, than in Paradise without one. – John Flavel

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

It is better to go bruised to heaven than sound to hell. – Richard Sibbes

It is better; heavier, crueler. The mouth you wear for hell. – Jean-Paul Sartre

It is easier for the imagination to compose a hell with pain than a paradise with pleasure. – Antoine Rivarol

It is fun to be alive. It’s a hell of a lot better than being dead. – Joe Strummer

It is good to have friends both in Heaven and Hell. – George Herbert

It is hardly complimentary to God that we should choose him as an alternative to hell. – C. S. Lewis

It is your attachment that creates hell. – Rajneesh

It may take a village to raise a baby, but hell! it takes an army to produce a book. – Sara Sheridan

It sure is hell to be president. – Harry S. Truman

It takes a hell of a lot for a man to put up with me. I can be a handful. – Michael Jordan

It takes two to create a heaven, but hell can be accomplished by one. – Robert A. Heinlein

It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell. – Tupac Shakur

It will take a great deal of magnanimity from God to forgive men for inventing hell. – Maurice Chapelan

It would take a hell of a wife to beat no wife at all. – Cormac McCarthy

It’s hot as hell as can be. – Eugene Ormandy

It’s rare to find a film that goes for broke and says, ‘To hell with the consequences.’ – Roger Ebert

Jerry Falwell can go straight to hell – and I mean that in a Christian way. – Jimmy Carter

Jews and Muslims who don’t accept Jesus will burn in hell. – Johnny Hart

June 16, 1971, mama gave birth to a Hell rasing heavenly son. – Tupac Shakur

Just because war is hell doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. – Chris Kyle

Just because you’re a Believer, doesn’t mean your safe from the Hell – fire. – Nouman Ali Khan

Just because your whole life is going to hell doesn’t mean you have to walk there. – Jack L. Chalker

Just for the hell of it, try to love someone as unlike you as possible. – William T. Vollmann

Just knock hell out of it with your right hand. – Tommy Armour

Knowledge without repentance will be but a torch to light men to hell. – Thomas Watson

Learn from everyone. Follow no one. Watch for patterns. Work like hell. – Scott McCloud

Let me go to hell, that’s all i ask. – Samuel

Let me know the way, before there’s hell to pay. – Fiona Apple

Let this hell be our heaven. – Richard Matheson

Let’s carpe the hell out of this diem. – Alexandra Bracken

Let’s face it, writing is hell. – William Styron

Life can be both hell and bliss or it can be nothing at all. – Majandra Delfino

Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love. – Butch Hancock

Life is hell, but at least there are prizes. Or so one thought. – Janet Frame

Life is parallel to Hell but I must maintain and be prosperous, though we live dangerous. – Nas

Life is too short and hell is too hot to just play church. – Larry Osborne

Life is whatever you make it, a heaven or hell on earth. – Steven Redhead

Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds. – Paulo Coelho

Like most playwrights, I hate talkbacks with a passion that can burn a hole through hell. – Katori Hall

Lincoln would be just like me. He wouldn’t know what the hell to do. – George W. Norris

Little sins are pioneers of hell. – James Howell

Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell. – Charles Spurgeon

Loneliness is a hell of a drug. – Jeremy Robert Johnson

Long hair will send you to hell! – Hidekaz Himaruya

Losing innocence. Remembering Heaven. That was the essence of Hell, – John Jakes

Love is a Dog from Hell. – Charles Bukowski

Love is a fiend, a fire, a heaven, a hell Where pleasure, pain, and sad repentance dwell. – Richard Barnfield

Love is a hell you cannot bear. – Fiona Apple

Love is a slippery eel that bites like hell – Bertrand Russell

Love is as strong as death, as hard as hell. – Andrew Davidson

Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you. – Dolly Parton

Love with life is heaven; and life, unloving, hell. – Martin Farquhar Tupper

Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man. – Peter Porter

Love your enemy, it will scare the hell out of them. – Mark Twain

Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment – These are all paths to hell. – Neem Karoli Baba

Man have to have friends even in hell. – Miguel de Cervantes

Managing innovation better may be the only way out of the abyss called commodity hell. – Jeffrey R. Immelt

Many eat that on earth that they digest in hell. – Thomas Brooks

Many might go to Heaven with half the labor they go to hell. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many pass for saints on earth whose souls are in hell. – Martin Luther

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

Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth. – Edwin Louis Cole

Marriage. The beginning and the end are wonderful. But the middle part is hell. – Enid Bagnold

May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell. – Jorge Luis Borges

May those whose hell it is to hate and hurt be turned into lovers bringing flowers. – Shantideva

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell. – Aldous Huxley

Me as a backup center? Hell no. – Dikembe Mutombo

Mediocre athletes that tried like hell to get good are the best coaches. – Mark Rippetoe

Men have feverishly conceived a heaven only to find it insipid, and a hell to find it ridiculous. – George Santayana

Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

Message? What the hell do you think I am, a bloody postman? – Brendan Behan

Million dollar deals in my email, you mad as hell you ain’t CC’ed. – Big Sean

Money doesn’t spend in hell…. The devil deals in a different coin. – Laurell K. Hamilton

Money goes to money heaven, body goes to body hell. – David Bowie

Mother beat the hell out of us. She’d have wild outbursts. – Burt Lancaster

Mother: It’s broccoli, dear. – – – Child: I say it’s spinach, and I say the hell with it. – E. B. White

Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living – Mother Jones

Music – making as a means of getting money is hell – Gustav Holst

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety – seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. – Ellen DeGeneres

My idea of Hell is to be young again. – Marge Piercy

My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day. – John Steinbeck

My mother always said that the strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell. – Sherrilyn Kenyon

My mother was really loving and wonderful and tough as hell. – David Copperfield

My sufferings I can compare to nothing else than the burning agonies of hell! – Solomon Northup

My true desire is to relieve others of their pain, though I myself may fall into hell. – Bassui Tokusho

My views about hell are very traditional. – T. D. Jakes

My wife converted me to religion. I never believed in hell until I married her. – Hal Roach

Never forget: we walk on hell, gazing at flowers. – Kobayashi Issa

Never tell anyone to go to hell unless you can make ’em go. – William J. Clinton

Never use the words ‘suddenly’ or ‘all hell broke loose.’ – Elmore Leonard

New York has always been going to hell but somehow it never gets there. – Robert M. Pirsig

New music? Hell, there’s been no new music since Stravinsky. – Duke Ellington

No CEO examining books today understands what the hell is going on. – Charlie Munger

No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell! – Lord Byron

No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket. – Rex Stout

No more room in hell? Fuck that, I made a reservation! – Wednesday Lee Friday

No nice extreme a true Italian knows; But bid him go to hell, to hell he goes. – Juvenal

No one ever thinks about what the hell is going to happen 25 years from now. – Bruce Willis

No one should ever preach on the topic of hell without a tear in his eye. – Dwight L. Moody

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. – Carl Jung

No, there are no special places in hell. Hell is a democracy. – Mike Carey

Nobody dreams of music in hell, and nobody conceives of heaven without it. – S. Parkes Cadman

Nobody is ever sent to Hell: he or she insists on going there. – W. H. Auden

Nobody will be sent to hell for rejecting a gospel they’ve never heard. – Robert Jeffress

Nor from hell One step no more than from himself can fly By change of place. – John Milton

Nor jealousy Was understood, the injur’d lover’s hell. – John Milton

Nothing could add to the horror of hell, except the presence of its creator, God. – Robert Green Ingersoll

Nothing says hell has to be fire. – Robert Goolrick

Now get the hell out of here and go change the world. – Lucille Ball

Now is the time for all good men to run like hell. – Craig Reucassel

Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water – Albert Einstein

O hell! to choose love with another’s eye. – William Shakespeare

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

Of course I believe in hell. I have three brothers. – Lois Greiman

Oh, I would probably have raised more hell. – Ann Richards

Oh, hell, I can’t go on a spiritual journey””I’m constipated. – Molly Ivins

Oh, yes, thy sins Do run before thee to fetch fire from hell, To light thee thither. – John Webster

Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us? – Jim Gaffigan

Old age is a woman’s hell. – Ninon de L’Enclos

Old age is women’s hell. – Ninon de L’Enclos

One must live with all, e’en if life be hell: Crime makes shame, not monetary stricture. – Multatuli

One of the things I want to find out is where the hell are the WWE ice cream bars?! – CM Punk

One phrase summarizes the horror of hell. “God isn’t there.” – Max Lucado

One thing you gotta know about me is I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone. – Kobe Bryant

One was never married, and that’s his hell; another is, and that’s his plague. – Robert A. Burton

Only the descent into the hell of self – knowledge can pave the way to godliness. – Immanuel Kant

Optimists are childish; they even believe they can find an ice cream store in the hell! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Orthodoxy cannot afford to put out the fires of hell. – Robert Green Ingersoll

Our work is to keep our hearts open in hell. – Stephen Levine

Pan Am can go to hell. – Alfred Kahn

Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts. – Voltaire

Part of freedom is the right of each of us to go to hell in his own fashion. – David D. Friedman

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

Pat OBrien knows nothing. Hes on the Hell express. – Rob Corddry

Patriotism is the religion of hell. – James Branch Cabell

Peace is only better than war when it’s not hell too. War being hell makes sense. – Walker Percy

People in hell want snowcones. – Nora Roberts

People say that if you don’t love America, then get the hell out. Well, I love America. – Ron Kovic

People think I have an interesting walk. Hell, I’m just trying to hold my gut in. – Robert Mitchum

Persevere even though Hell and destruction should yawn beneath your feet. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. – Mary Harris Jones

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. – Mother Jones

Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. – Peyton Manning

Pride, the first peer and president of Hell. – Daniel Defoe

Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting – officer of hell. – Edward Irving

Prostitutes go to heaven. It’s their clients that go to hell. – David LaChapelle

Publishers are all cohorts of the devil; there must be a special hell for them somewhere. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quitting is never an option. The cows have to be milked come Hell or High Water. – Robert H. Schuller

Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. – David Bowie

Religious people fear hell – – Spiritual people have walked thru it. – Frank Warren

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

Resolved, when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom, and of hell. – Jonathan Edwards

Retreat, hell! We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction. – Oliver P. Smith

Run like hell and get the agony over with. – Clarence DeMar

Running an airline is like having a baby: fun to conceive, but hell to deliver. – Collett E. Woolman

Sadly, I can’t say the same for my Father, who is probably in a different place – Hell. – Steve Coogan

Sarte was right, Hell is other people – Tana French

Sartre said that hell is other people, I believe that most of them are. – Van Morrison

Satan conquered Jesus on the Cross and took His spirit to the dark regions of hell. – Kenneth Copeland

Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low – down blues. – Muddy Waters

Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again. – Edgar Allan Poe

Screw State! State’s always on the side of the blacks. The hell with them! – Richard M. Nixon

Self – love and the love of the world constitute hell. – Emanuel Swedenborg

She was blond as hell, wearing a lot of black. – Kenneth Fearing

Sin and Hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. – Charles Spurgeon

Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven. – Mary Baker Eddy

Sing and your hell is heaven, your heaven less hell. – Hilda Doolittle

Slavery is the next thing to hell. – Harriet Tubman

Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it. – Ronald Reagan

Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itself. – John Donne

Some might say they don’t believe in heaven Go and tell it to the man who lives in hell. – Noel Gallagher

Sometimes I think fashion is going to hell. – Iris Apfel

Sometimes hell has no words. – Martha Manning

Sometimes it is hell, trying to get to heaven. – The Undertaker

Sometimes it’s hell getting to heaven – The Undertaker

Sometimes women scare the hell out of me. – Michael Crichton

Sometimes you just gotta let sh – t go and say ‘to hell with it’ and move on. – Eminem

Sometimes you’ve got to go through hell to get to heaven. – Dean Karnazes

Speak to your people as to men that must be awakened, either here or in hell… – Richard Baxter

Stealing is a lazy man’s way. Something for nothing, leaves you hell to pay. – Michael Peterson

Steep yourself in your subject, work like hell, and love, honor and obey your hunches. – Leo Burnett

Stop rolling down hill like a snow ball headed for hell. – Merle Haggard

Strip it all down to essentials and draw the hell out of what’s left. – Alex Toth

Suddenly it was fall, the season of death, the anniversary of things – going – to – hell. – Meghan O’Rourke

Take care of the fans and they will sure as hell take care of you. – Elvis Presley

Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell. – Whoopi Goldberg

Technique is something that you use if you need it. Otherwise, to hell with it. – Sanford Meisner

Tell him to go to hell. – Frederick Winslow Taylor

Tell the devil to go to hell… that’s where he belongs. – Mark Hart

Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. – Criss Jami

Thank God that I am not over 75 so that James Earl Jones knows who the hell I am. – Linda Lavin

That optimist of yours is always ready to turn hell’s backyard into a play – ground. – Mark Twain

That penny farthing hell you call your mind – Samuel Beckett

That’s my punishment in hell, shoveling horseshit. – Malachy McCourt

That’s the nature of research you don’t know what in hell you’re doing. – Harold Eugene Edgerton

That’s the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God – so do I buy that one? If all the other cliches are true… Hell, don’t pose me that one. – David Bowie

The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. – Benjamin Rush

The Lord casts no one down in Hell, but the spirit casts himself hither. – Emanuel Swedenborg

The Old Man ain’t afraid of hell – James Thurber

The Puritan’s idea of hell is a place where everybody has to mind his own business. – Wendell Phillips

The Television is the monster of hell. – Lester Roloff

The United Nations was set up not to get us to heaven, but only to save us from hell. – Winston Churchill

The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell. – Karl Popper

The beginning of the way to heaven, is to feel that we are on the way to hell. – J. C. Ryle

The birds are the eyes of heaven, and the flies are the spies of hell. – Suzy Kassem

The chances of you winning are the same as the chances of HELL freezing over. – Vince McMahon

The church that doesn’t want to grow is saying to the world, “go to hell.” – Rick Warren

The cunning livery of hell. – William Shakespeare

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. – Dante Alighieri

The definition of hell is a place where nothing connects with nothing. – T. S. Eliot

The descent to hell is easy and those who begin by worshipping power, soon worship evil. – C. S. Lewis

The devil can and does enter only Hell, the angel can and does enter only Paradise. The man, wherever he wants! – Nikos Kazantzakis

The devil, my friends, is a woman just now. ‘Tis a woman that reigns in Hell. – Bill Vaughan

The doors of Hell, insofar as they have locks, have locks on the inside. – Kallistos Ware

The doors of hell are locked from the inside! – C. S. Lewis

The fear and the search for security have turned the world into a horrific hell. – Samael Aun Weor

The fear of Hell is a very powerful motivation. – Richard Dawkins

The fear of hell is the basis for the Christian faith. – Madalyn Murray O’Hair

The first principle of freedom is the right to go to hell in your own handbasket. – Robert A. Heinlein

The first step toward heaven, is to see ourselves near hell. – Thomas Brooks

The gates of Hell are terrible to behold, are they not? – E. A. Bucchianeri

The harder you work, the luckier you are, and I worked like hell. – Gerald R. Ford

The heaven of the envied is hell for the envious. – Baltasar Gracian

The hell in your soul will always find heaven in mine. – Jenim Dibie

The hell of these days is the fear of not getting along, especially of not making money. – Thomas Carlyle

The hell what you USED to do! It’s what you’re doing NOW and what you’re GOING to do. – Jack LaLanne

The hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is. – Eddie Van Halen

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The human condition means that we can zone out and forget what the hell we’re doing. – Bill Murray

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists – that is why they invented hell. – Bertrand Russell

The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad! – Richard P. Feynman

The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction. – Dominic West

The lawyer’s pouch is a mouth of hell. – Henry George Bohn

The life of a writer is absolute hell compared to the life of a businessman. – Roald Dahl

The longer we stay in Hell, the more we become attached to it. – C. S. Lewis

The man who gets me is getting one hell of a woman. – Aretha Franklin

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. – John Milton

The most fervent prayer meetings are in hell. – Leonard Ravenhill

The name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back. – Herb Brooks

The national anthem of hell is, “I Did It My Way.” – Peter Kreeft

The only good government… Is a bad one in a hell of a fright. – Joyce Cary

The only way to get to Heaven is to go through Hell. – Yehuda Berg

The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor. – Victor Hugo

The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell. – Imagine Dragons

The path to paradise begins in hell. – Dante Alighieri

The press must speak out and, if the occasion arises, raise bloody hell. – Herblock

The proof of how real Jesus knew hell to be is that He came to earth to save us from it. – Peter Marshall

The real hell of life is that everyone has his reasons. – Jean Renoir

The real hell of this,” he told her, “is that you’re going to get through it. – Gail Caldwell

The really damned not only like Hell, they feel loyal to it… – Randall Jarrell

The rich’s paradise was created by the poor’s hell. – Victor Hugo

The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs. – Ernest Hemingway

The road to hell is paved with adverbs. – Stephen King

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. – Samuel Johnson

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. – St Bernard de Clairvaux

The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes – Julie Powell

The road to hell is paved with works – in – progress. – Philip Roth

The road to hell was paved with the bones of men who did not know when to quit fighting. – Paulette Jiles

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. – C. S. Lewis

The secret is that when you’ve been pitched head first into hell you just write about it. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The self holds both a hell and a heaven. – Lewis Mumford

The sinner’s prayer has sent more people to Hell than all the bars in America. – Leonard Ravenhill

The slogan of Hell: Eat or be eaten. The slogan of Heaven: Eat and be eaten. – W.H. Auden

The special quality of hell is to see everything clearly down to the last detail. – Yukio Mishima

The streets of hell are paved with good intentions. – Shania Twain

The sun like a sneaky keyhole view of hell. – David Foster

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul. – John Calvin

The tree that would grow to heaven must send its roots to hell. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The trick is, as I know it, is to care like hell and not give a damn at the same time. – Paul Simon

The universe may not always play fair, but at least it’s got a hell of a sense of humor. – Candace Bushnell

The warrior’s gift is to willingly storm Hell that Heaven may remain unstained. – R.V.A. Marcell

The way they are treating my people in the South, the government can go to hell! – Louis Armstrong

The white horse of heroin will ride you to hell. – James Brown

The wisest thing to do if you’re living in hell is to make yourself comfortable. – Charles Bukowski

The world is poor for him who has never been sick enough for this ‘voluptuousness of hell. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Then I fell in love and everything went to hell. – Peter Carey

There are a lot I’m proud of, and a lot I wish the hell I’d never written. – Rod Serling

There are babies a span long in hell. – John Calvin

There are many roads that lead to hell, but only one way to go to heaven. – Steven J Lawson

There are materials enough in every man’s mind to make a hell there. – Henry Ward Beecher

There are more gluttons than drunkards in hell. – Austin O’Malley

There are no air conditioners in Hell – Fraser Young

There are no facts inside the building so get the hell outside. – Steve Blank

There are other ways of showing someone you love them, such as fetching them out of Hell. – Laini Taylor

There is a beauty in every hell! – Mehmet Murat ildan

There is a place in Hell called the Malebolge…. – Dante Alighieri

There is no Hell when you die so don’t look so worried – Conor Oberst

There is no body will go to hell for company. – George Herbert

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear. – Ben Jonson

There is no heaven for me and no hell. And certainly not any Karma. – Henry Rollins

There is no heaven, there is no hell, except here on Earth. – Anton Szandor LaVey

There is no hell, no inferno except the frenzy of living. – Henri Barbusse

There is no hell. There is only France. – Frank Zappa

There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven. – Brigham Young

There is no redemption from hell. – Pope Paul III

There is no such thing as hell but you can make it if you try. – Greg Graffin

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object. – John Keats

There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ’s moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment. – Bertrand Russell

There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering: a hell of boredom. – Victor Hugo

There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth. – C. S. Lewis

There’s a hell of a lot of politics in football. – Tommy Docherty

There’s no hypocrisy in Hell’s Kitchen. – Ethel Waters

There’s only one way to work – – like hell. – Bette Davis

There’s people in hell who want ice water. – Nelson Algren

They [German princes] made a pact with the devil and landed in hell. – Adolf Hitler

They say, “Gee, you look great.” That means they thought you looked like hell before. – Richard M. Nixon

They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares? – Rush Limbaugh

Things just happen. What the hell. – Terry Pratchett

Think, think, think. It will hurt like hell at first, but you’ll get used to it. – Barbara Castle

This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway, oh no, this is the road to hell. – Chris Rea

This is a hell of a way to die. – George S. Patton

Those who are not Christians go to a place of suffering and torment called hell. – Pat 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

To Hell we have already been. – Michael L. Martin Jr.

To be deprived of art and left alone with philosophy is to be close to Hell. – Igor Stravinsky

To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer. – George Bernard Shaw

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on heaven is to create hell. – Tom Robbins

To guide someone through the halls of hell is not the same as love. – Gregory Orr

To hell with Trish’s nose! – Jim Ross

To hell with being ashamed of what you liked. – Ralph Ellison

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. – Bruce Lee

To hell with exciting. I’d rather be drab as hell and win. – Woody Hayes

To hell with facts! We need stories. – Ken Kesey

To hell with housework, our top priority has always been between our legs. – Chuck Palahniuk

To hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me. – Ernest Hemingway

To hell with monsters and to hell with men. There is no difference to me. – Rick Yancey

To hell with pleasure that’s haunted by fear. – Jean de La Fontaine

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. – Louis-Ferdinand Celine

To hell with safety. All I want to do is race. – James Hunt

To hell with the Constitution when people want coal! – Theodore Roosevelt

To hell with the cost, if it’s a good story, I’ll make it. – Samuel Goldwyn

To hell with the future. It’s a man – eating idol. – Ivan Illich

To hell with the rules. I’m going for the unknown. – Wayne Shorter

To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is. – Eddie Van Halen

To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it. – Ernest Hemingway

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell. – Marquis de Sade

To many, Heathrow in August is a paradigm of Hell. – Paul Johnson

To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite, who never mentions hell to ears polite. – Alexander Pope

To the irreligious person heaven would be hell. – John Henry Newman

To worship our false selves is to worship nothing. And the worship of nothing is hell. – Thomas Merton

Toys are made in heaven, batteries are made in hell. – Tom Robbins

True devotion is for itself: not to desire heaven nor to fear hell. – Rabia Basri

Truth is a hell of a big point with me. Now I exaggerate always. – Diana Vreeland

UNIVERSALIST, n. One who forgoes the advantage of a Hell for persons of another faith. – Ambrose Bierce

Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering. – Jonathan Edwards

Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell. – J. C. Ryle

Unlove’s the heavenless hell and the homeless home – E. E. Cummings

Walls are built up between people a hell of a damn sight faster than – – broken down. – Tennessee Williams

War is Hell you can NOT refine it! – William Tecumseh Sherman

War is war and Hell is hell, and if you ask me, War is a lot worse. – Alan Alda

Warren Beatty was one hell of a lover – but we fought like stray dogs. – Leslie Caron

We all choke, and the man who says he doesn’t choke is lying like hell. – Lee Trevino

We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell. – Karl Popper

We are all deep in a hell each moment of which is a miracle. – Emile M. Cioran

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell – Oscar Wilde

We are to Plunder Hell to Populate Heaven for Calvary’s sake. – Reinhard Bonnke

We cannot make a heaven on earth, though we may make a hell. – Russell Kirk

We have got to be a hell of a lot more aggressive. – Richard Shelby

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell. – Lance Armstrong

We headed to hell for heaven sakes, well Imma levitate…make the devil wait. – Kanye West

We in Purgatory sing fondly of Hell. – Denis Johnson

We live in a hell of opinions. – Frank Bidart

We make our own hell out of the people around us. – Jean-Paul Sartre

We may all deserve hell, but some of us deserve it sooner than others. – Seth Grahame-Smith

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise. – Simone Weil

We put ourselves there. The door to hell is locked from the inside. – James Pike

We used to say “Ah Hell, we’re young” But now we see that life is sad And so is love. – Kate Bush

We will breakfast together here and dine together in hell. – Richard S. Ewell

We will make the lives of the infidels hell – millions of martyrs marching on Jerusalem. – Yasser Arafat

We’ll fight ’em until hell freezes over, then we’ll fight ’em on the ice. – Dutch Meyer

We’re all going overnight express delivery straight to Hell. – Chuck Palahniuk

We’re all going to hell for the songs we sing. – James Mangold

We’re all in the same boat and we all are going to catch the same hell from the same man. – Malcolm X

We’re definitely going to hell. But we’ll have all the best stories to tell. – Frank Turner

Weep if you must Parting is hell But life goes on So sing as well. – Joyce Grenfell

Well, if it’s a symbol, to hell with it. – Flannery O’Connor

Were there no heaven nor hell I should be honest. – John Webster

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

What hell condemned, let heaven now heal. – Aberjhani

What if God’s a woman? Not only am I going to hell, I’ll never know why! – Adam Ferrara

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

What is the future of the woman’s movement How in the hell do I know I don’t run it. – Kate Millett

What makes a good pinch hitter? I wish the hell I knew. – Bobby Murcer

What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven. – Chuck Palahniuk

What power would Hell have if those imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven? – Neil Gaiman

What the hell am I doing here? – Thom Yorke

What the hell am I doing with my life? – Ben Stiller

What the hell did we do to deserve this? – Tony Hayward

What the hell difference does it make? – Babe Ruth

What the hell do you want to work for somebody else for? Work for yourself! – George Gershwin

What the hell happened to Pluto?! – Jay Asher

What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did. – Babe Ruth

What the hell is an oboe? – Oscar Wilde

What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. – John Green

What the hell is wrong with him now? – Yogi Berra

What the hell kind of family did I marry into? – Triple H

What the hell kind of name is Kitty for a werewolf? – Carrie Vaughn

What the hell, I paid my dues. – Fuzzy Zoeller

What the hell, I’ll just eat some trash. – Jerry Seinfeld

What you farmers need to do is raise less corn and more Hell. – Mary Elizabeth Lease

What? Okay, back up. How in the hell do you ‘turn up missing’? – Kevin Hart

Whatever the hell I am, I am Me. – Tanith Lee

Whatever the hell happens, say, ‘This is what I need.’ – Joseph Campbell

When God blesses you, don’t let no devil in hell move you out of your place of blessing! – T. D. Jakes

When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it. – Steve McQueen

When I die I won’t go to heaven or hell; there will just be nothingness. – Isaac Asimov

When I’m hell – bent on something, there’s no way around it. I can be a very stubborn. – Jeremy Scott

When harmony, mutual consideration and trust pass out of the home, hell enters in. – David O. McKay

When the day comes when you don’t believe in yourself there’s the door, get the hell out. – John Cena

When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth. – George A. Romero

When things are in the hands of the state, they are in a hell of a state. – Leon Louw

When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell! – William Halsey

When war begins, then hell openeth. – George Herbert

When you are going through hell, don’t stop. – Winston Churchill

When you get to heaven, you will wish you were in hell. – Marilyn Manson

When you got a job to do, you got to do it well. You gotta give the other fellow hell. – Paul McCartney

When you learn to love hell you will be in heaven. – Thaddeus Golas

When you put your feet on the floor every morning, Hell should shake! – Joyce Meyer

When you’re going through hell – just keep on going! – Winston Churchill

When your existence is hell, death must be heaven. – Jodi Picoult

Where does your soul go, when you die in Hell? – Ursula K. Le Guin

Where the hell are the singing cats? – Paul Newman

Where the hell do you put the bayonet? – Chesty Puller

Where the hell is Australia anyway? – Britney Spears

Where the hell is Chad? – Richard M. Nixon

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

Whether your destination is heaven or hell, you always have to change planes in Dallas. – Kinky Friedman

Which is worse: Hell or nothing? – Chuck Palahniuk

Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell. – John Milton

Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell. – Billy Sunday

Whiskey is all right in its place – but its place is hell. – Billy Sunday

Who knows what the hell a government is or what the hell a government does. – Anne Rice

Who the hell can he be? He’s never had V.D. – Jethro Tull

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? – Harry Warner

Who will say with confidence that sexual abuse is more permanently damaging to children than threatening them with the eternal and unquenchable fires of hell? – Richard Dawkins

Whoever is in control of the hell in your life, is your devil. – John Henrik Clarke

Why can’t everybody leave everybody else the hell alone. – Jimmy Durante

Why the hell hasn’t wxPython become the standard GUI for Python yet? – Eric S. Raymond

Why the hell shouldn’t I run away with the circus? – Sara Gruen

Wicked companions invite us to hell. – Henry Fielding

Will no man ever do something without a why, just like that, for the hell of it? – Anthony Quinn

Will you let me go to Hell the way I want to? – Wild Bill Hickok

Will you please shut the hell up!? – Chris Jericho

With mere good intentions hell is proverbially paved. – William James

Without literature, life is hell. – Charles Bukowski

Without tolerance, our world turns into hell. – Friedrich Durrenmatt

Woman is the daughter of falsehood, a sentinel of hell, the enemy of peace. – John of Damascus

Work like Hell. Share all you know. Abide by your handshake. Have fun. – Dan Geer

Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Worlds going to hell anyway, have a good time. – John Flansburgh

Writing just for the hell of it is heaven. – Julia Cameron

Writing poetry is a pleasure,…a pleasure out of hell – Kenneth Slessor

You ain’t worth a greased lack pin to ram you into hell. – John Steinbeck

You are creating your own hell. – Rajneesh

You can all go to Hell, I’m going to Texas! – Davy Crockett

You can beat on your chest, hell, any monkey can. – Bruce Springsteen

You can go to hell – – I’m going to Texas. – Davy Crockett

You can laugh your way into hell but not out. – Adrian Rogers

You can make hell out of heaven and heaven out of hell. It’s all in the mind. – John Milton

You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down. – Tom Petty

You cannot pray them out of hell. – Bill Murray

You climb for the hell of it. – Edmund Hillary

You don’t accomplish much by swimming with the mainstream. Hell, a dead fish can do that. – Kinky Friedman

You don’t have to die to go to hell. – Tess Gerritsen

You get in there, you get the job done and you get the hell out. – Tom Petty

You had to get everything exactly right or the editors would give you hell. – Kurt Vonnegut

You have reason to wonder that you are not already in hell. – Jonathan Edwards

You have to be saved to get into heaven….you only have to be you to get into hell. – Marilyn Manson

You have to have a hell of a lot of confidence in what you’re doing. – Jon Hamm

You have typewriters, presses. And a huge audience. How about raising hell? – Jenkin Lloyd Jones

You heard of hell, well I was sent from it. – Eminem

You know what my theory is? Accept me or go to hell. – Gilbert Gottfried

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas. – Davy Crockett

You need a man to go to hell with. – Tuesday Weld

You need to see a bit of hell now and then. That, and great joy. – Barry Hannah

You only live once, so off with them pants. Hell ain’t for sure, it’s only a chance. – Mojo Nixon

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. – Mother Jones

You promised me Heaven…And put me through Hell! – Bon Jovi

You see, I needed to go to Hell. – Nick Tosches

You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell. – Christopher Marlowe

You think You’re frightening me with Your hell, don’t You? You think Your hell is worse than mine. – Dorothy Parker

You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway. – Ricky Gervais

You won’t go the hell for smoking, you’ll just smell like you’ve been there. – Ray Emery

You’d type like hell. I spent $9.80 and in nine days I had Fahrenheit 451. – Ray Bradbury

You’ll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking. – Thom Yorke

You’re living up in Heaven, but I know you’re mad as Hell. – MF Grimm

You’re not serious; you’re boring as hell. – Maya Angelou

You’re one hell of a woman, Molly,” I saidThank you.” – Jim Butcher

You’ve just provided me with the makings of one hell of a weekend in Dublin. – Daniel Day-Lewis

[On the ringing of her doorbell or telephone:] What fresh hell is this? – Dorothy Parker

The Narakas are the realms of suffering that equate to the Christian hell or, more accurately, to purgatory. If a person is born into one of these realms as a result of bad karma, this is not a permanent punishment - he or she may well be reborn into one of the higher worlds in the next life. ~ Jane Alexanderin

12 Phra Malai Teaching in Hell, at Wat Machimaram, Tumpat, Kelantan

Quotes from Wikiquote

  • The Narakas are the realms of suffering that equate to the Christian hell or, more accurately, to purgatory. If a person is born into one of these realms as a result of bad karma, this is not a permanent punishment – he or she may well be reborn into one of the higher worlds in the next life. Watched over by Yama, judge of the world, the Narakas are not only physical places but also states of consciousness – and symbols of the suffering that can take place during life, as well as after death.
    • Jane Alexanderin in The Body, Mind, Spirit Miscellany: The Ultimate Collection of Fascinations, Facts, Truths, and Insights, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009, p. 150
  • Belief in eternal hell fire was an essential item of Christian belief until pretty recent times. In this country, as you know, it ceased to be an essential item because of a decision of the Privy Council, and from that decision the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York dissented; but in this country our religion is settled by Act of Parliament, and therefore the Privy Council was able to override Their Graces and hell was no longer necessary to a Christian. Consequently I shall not insist that a Christian must believe in hell.
    • Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)
  • Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’entrate.
    • Abandon all hope, you who enter here.
    • Dante Alighieri, Inferno (1308-1321)
  • Infinite torture can only be a punishment for infinite evil, and I don’t believe that infinite evil can be said to exist even in the case of Hitler. Besides, if most human governments are civilized enough to try to eliminate torture and outlaw cruel and unusual punishments, can we expect anything less of an all-merciful God?
    I feel that if there were an afterlife, punishment for evil would be reasonable and of a fixed term. And I feel that the longest and worst punishment should be reserved for those who slandered God by inventing Hell.

    • Isaac Asimov I. Asimov: A Memoir (1994)
  • For the average good citizen, death is a continuance of the living process in his consciousness and a carrying forward of the interests and tendencies of the life. His consciousness and his sense of awareness are the same and unaltered. He does not sense much difference, is well taken care of, and oft is unaware that he has passed through the episode of death.
    For the wicked and cruelly selfish, for the criminal and for those few who live for the material side only, there eventuates that condition which we call “earth-bound”. The links they have forged with earth and the earthward bias of all their desires, force them to remain close to the earth and their last setting in the earth environment. They seek desperately and by every possible means to re-contact it and to re-enter.

    • Alice Bailey, The Way of the Disciple (1934) p. 300/1
  • Another fear which induces mankind to regard death as a calamity, is one which theological religion has inculcated… the fear of hell, the imposition of penalties, usually out of all proportion to the errors of a life-time, and the terrors imposed by an angry God. To these man is told he will have to submit, and from them there is no escape, except through the vicarious atonement. There is, as you well know, no angry God, no hell, and no vicarious atonement… the only hell is the earth itself, where we learn to work out our own salvation, actuated by the principle of love and light, and incited thereto by the example of the Christ, and the inner urge of our own souls. This teaching anent hell is a remainder of the sadistic turn which was given to the thinking of the Christian Church in the Middle Ages, and to the erroneous teaching to be found in the Old Testament anent Jehovah, the tribal God of the Jews… As these erroneous ideas die out, the concept of hell will fade from man’s recollection, and its place will be taken by an understanding of the law which makes each man work out his own salvation upon the physical plane, which leads him to right the wrongs which he may have perpetrated in his lives on Earth, and which enables him eventually to “clean his own slate”.
    • Alice Bailey in A Treatise on the Seven Rays: Volume 4: Esoteric Healing. (1953) p 393
  • Let heaven exist, though my own place may be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification.
    • Jorge Luis Borges, in “The Library of Babel” (1941)
  • Hell is more bearable than nothingness.
    • Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene Heaven
  • Hell is the wrath of God — His hate of sin.
    • Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene Hell, line 194
  • Henry Valentine: I-I never thought I could get bored with beautiful dames, but– look, I wouldn’t expect an angel to understand this see? But-but being a big guy with a chick, it didn’t mean anything if it’s all set up in advance. And I mean, everything is great here, see? Really great. It’s just the way I always imagined it except that-that, just between you and me fats, I don’t think I belong here. I don’t think I fit in.
  • Pip: “Heaven? Whatever gave you the idea that you were in heaven, Mr. Valentine? This is the other place!!”
    • The Twilight Zone A Nice Place to Visit, written by Charles Beaumont, (April 15, 1960)
  • The connotation of the Sanskrit word for a hell, Naraka, is a joyless.
    • Alexander Berzin, in Wise Teacher, Wise Student: Tibetan Approaches to a Healthy Relationship, Snow Lion Publications, 16 June 2010, p. 191
  • The vision of Christ that thou dost see
    Is my vision’s greatest enemy.

    Thine has a great hook nose like thine;
    Mine has a snub nose like to mine.
    Thine is the Friend of all Mankind;
    Mine speaks in parables to the blind.
    Thine loves the same world that mine hates;
    Thy heaven doors are my hell gates.

    • William Blake, in The Everlasting Gospel (c. 1818)
  • The heart of man is the place the devil dwells in; I feel sometimes a hell dwells within myself.
    • Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1642), Part I, Section LI
  • But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell,
    And there hath been thy bane.

    • Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III (1816), Stanza 42
  • Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell
    The tortures of that inward hell!

    • Lord Byron, The Giaour (1813), line 748
  • When the final taps is sounded and we lay aside life’s cares,
    And we do the last and glories parade, on Heaven’s shining stairs,
    And the angels bid us welcome and the harps begin to play,
    We can draw a million canteen checks and spend them in a day,
    It is then we’ll hear St. Peter tell us loudly with a yell,
    Take a front seat you soldier men, you’ve done your hitch in Hell.

    • Frank Bernard Camp, “Our Hitch in Hell”, st. 6, in American Soldier Ballads (1917), p. 21.
    • A more famous variant was later used as an epitaph of PFC Cameron, USMC, at Lunga Point Cemetery, Guadalcanal:
      • And when he goes to Heaven
        To Saint Peter he will tell:
        Another Marine reporting , Sir;
        I’ve served my time in Hell!
      • Samuel Eliot Morison, History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Vol. 5: The Struggle for Guadalcanal (1949), p. x
  • It is reported that Mark Twain, on being asked what he thought of heaven and hell, replied, I’m not going to tell you —- for I have friends in both places. I could go him one better, for I have had experiences in both places; or rather, experiences in both such levels of consciousness.
    • Howard Ray Carey in Hell or heaven – we make our own, Share International (1988)
  • Quien ha infierene nula es retencio.
    • In hell there is no retention.
    • Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605-1615), I. 25. Sancho Panza, misquoting the saying.
  • Just as seeing Heaven’s light gave him an awareness of God’s presence in all things in the mortal plane, so it has made him aware of God’s absence in all things in Hell.
    • Ted Chiang, “Hell Is the Absence of God”, in Starlight 3, 2001
  • Hell is that state where one has ceased to hope.
    • A. J. Cronin, in The Keys of the Kingdom (1941)
  • The function of the lawyer is to preserve a sceptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
    • Grant Gilmore, The Ages of American Law (1977), p. 110.
  • I was suddenly arrested by what seemed to be an awful voice proclaiming the words, “Eternity! Eternity! Eternity!” It reached my very soul — my whole man shook — it brought me like Saul to the ground. The great depravity and sinfulness of my heart were set before me, and the gulf of everlasting destruction to which I was verging. I was made to bitterly cry out, “If there is no God — doubtless there is a hell.” I found myself in the midst of it.
    • Stephen Grellet, on his inspiration, when he was still learning English and walking alone in the fields of Long Island, to take up the reading of No Cross, No Crown by William Penn, after having first set it aside upon realizing it was a religious book. In Memoirs of the Life and Gospel Labors of Stephen Grellet (1860), p. 20
  • You see, Mr. Simpson—a man, well, he’ll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But even the Devil can’t fool a dog!
    • ‘The Hunt (The Twilight Zone), The Twilight Zone, (January 26, 1962), written by Earl Hamner, Jr.
  • Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
    • George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum (1651), No. 176
  • Who dares think one thing, and another tell,
    My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

    • Homer, in The Iliad as translated by Alexander Pope, Book IX, line 412; the same line, with “soul” for “heart”, occurs in Pope’s translation of the Odyssey, Book XIV, line 181
  • I cannot believe that there is any being in this universe who has created a human soul for eternal pain. I would rather that every god would destroy himself; I would rather that we all should go to eternal chaos, to black and starless night, than that just one soul should suffer eternal agony.
    • Robert G. Ingersoll What Must We Do To Be Saved? (1880) Section X, “The Evangelical Alliance.”
  • In the estimation of good orthodox Christians I am a criminal, because I am trying to take from loving mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, and lovers the consolations naturally arising from a belief in an eternity of grief and pain. I want to tear, break, and scatter to the winds the God that priests erected in the fields of innocent pleasure — a God made of sticks called creeds, and of old clothes called myths. I shall endeavor to take from the coffin its horror, from the cradle its curse, and put out the fires of revenge kindled by an infinite fiend.
    Is it necessary that Heaven should borrow its light from the glare of Hell?
    Infinite punishment is infinite cruelty, endless injustice, immortal meanness. To worship an eternal gaoler hardens, debases, and pollutes even the vilest soul. While there is one sad and breaking heart in the universe, no good being can be perfectly happy.
  • The God of Hell should be held in loathing, contempt and scorn. A God who threatens eternal pain should be hated, not loved — cursed, not worshiped. A heaven presided over by such a God must be below the lowest hell. I want no part in any heaven in which the saved, the ransomed and redeemed will drown with shouts of joy the cries and sobs of hell — in which happiness will forget misery, where the tears of the lost only increase laughter and double bliss.
  • The idea of hell was born of ignorance, brutality, fear, cowardice, and revenge. This idea testifies that our remote ancestors were the lowest beasts. Only from dens, lairs, and caves, only from mouths filled with cruel fangs, only from hearts of fear and hatred, only from the conscience of hunger and lust, only from the lowest and most debased could come this most cruel, heartless and bestial of all dogmas.
    • Robert G. Ingersoll The Great Infidels (1881)
  • And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.
    • Jesus, in Matthew 10:28
  • For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
    • Jesus in Mark 8:36
  • The Mahayana stresses the ideal of the bodhisattva, who out of boundless compassion dedicates oneself to helping others. A Zen master, when asked where he would go after he died, replied, “To hell, for that’s where help is needed most.”
    • Philip Kapleau, Zen: Dawn in the West (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1980), p. 83
  • Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
    One thing at least is certain: This life flies.
    One thing is certain and the rest is lies;
    the flower that once has blown forever dies.

    • Omar Khayyam, The Rubaiyat (1120)
  • You show signs of levity, and that is the one thing not permitted here. This place is for serious persons only. If you are not serious now, by hell you’ll get serious pretty quick!
    • R. A. Lafferty of the Hell-prison in Space Chantey (1968), Tiresias, in Ch. 7
  • This petty place cannot be Hell, Roadstrum? Ah, but it is my friend. That, you see, is the hell of it.
    • R. A. Lafferty of the Hell-prison in Space Chantey (1968), Tiresias, in Ch. 7
  • Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try. No hell below us
    Above us only sky.

    • Imagine lyrics by John Lennon
  • Wer anders lehret, denn ich hierinn gelehret hab, oder mich darinn verdammt, der verdamt Gott, und muß ein Kind der Höllen bleiben.
    • Whoever teaches differently from what I have taught, or whoever condemns me therein, he condemns God and must remain a child of hell.
    • Deutsche Antwort Luthers auf König Heinrichs von England Buch. German answer of Martin Luther to the Book of King Henry of England, 1522.
    • Dr. Martin Luther’s Sämtliche Werke, Polemische Deutsche Schriften, Johann Konrad Irmischer, Erlangen, 1833, vol. 28, p. 347. [1]
  • When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of his glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry, and ye gave Me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me in; naked, and ye clothed Me; I was sick, and ye visited Me; I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.” Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, “Lord, when saw we Thee hungry, and fed Thee? Or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? Or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?” And the King shall answer and say unto them, “Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels: for I was hungry, and ye gave Me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in; naked, and ye clothed Me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.” Then shall they also answer Him, saying, “Lord, when saw we Thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?” Then shall He answer them, saying, “Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.” And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
    • Matthew 25:31-46
  • Why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I’m going to Hell?
    • George Meyer, “Homer the Heretic”, The Simpsons (October 8, 1992); line by character Homer Simpson
  • A dungeon horrible, on all sides round,
    As one great furnace, flamed; yet from those flames
    No light, but rather darkness visible
    Serv’d only to discover sights of woe,
    Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace
    And rest can never dwell, hope never comes
    That comes to all; but torture without end.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book I, line 61
  • Hail, horrors, hail,
    Infernal world! and thou profoundest hell,
    Receive thy new possessor.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book I, line 251
  • Long is the way
    And hard, that out of hell leads up to light.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book II, line 432
  • Hell
    Grew darker at their frown.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book II, line 719
  • On a sudden open fly
    With impetuous recoil and jarring sound
    Th’ infernal doors, and on their hinges grate
    Harsh thunder.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book II, line 879
  • Nor from hell
    One step no more than from himself can fly
    By change of place.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book IV, line 21
  • Myself am Hell;
    And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep,
    Still threat’ning to devour me, opens wide;
    To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book IV, line 75
  • All hell broke loose.
    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book IV, line 918
  • The gates that now
    Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame
    Far into Chaos, since the fiend pass’d through.

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book X, line 232
  • It is not God who decides whether a person’s spirit enters heaven or hell upon his death; it is decided by the spirit himself. Humans are created so that once they reach perfection they will fully breathe the love of God. Those who committed sinful deeds while on earth become crippled spirits who are incapable of fully breathing in the love of God. They find it agonizing to stand before God, the center of true love. Of their own will, they choose to dwell in hell, far removed from the love of God.
    • Sun Myung Moon, The Structure and Functions of the Spirit Self, Divine Principle, 1996, Chapter One, Section 6
  • Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: A woman was punished because she had kept a cat tied until it died, and (as a punishment of this offence) she was thrown into Hell. She had not provided it with food or drink, and had not freed her so that she could eat the insects of the earth.
    • Muhammad narrated in Saheeh Muslim, Book 026, Number 5570
  • Stan: We’re goin’ to church. We’ve sinned and so we have to confess again.
Butters: Uh us too. Uh we saw a picture of a naked lady. We could see her whole beaver.
Clyde: Yeah. If we died right now, we’d have unclean souls and we’d burn in hell. [the crosswalk light turns green]
Butters: I mean, poor Timmy’s gonna go to hell! He can’t confess his sins, ’cause all he can say is his name!
  • South Park Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?, (July 19, 2000), written by Trey Parker
  • Hell Director: Hello, newcomers, and welcome. Can everybody hear me? [taps the mic a few times] Hello? Can everyb–? Okay. [the crowd quiets down] Uh, I’m the hell director. Uh, it looks like we have about 8,615 of you newbies today, and for those of you who are a little confused, uh, you are dead, and this is hell, so, abandon all hope and uh yada yada yada. Uh, we are now going to start the orientation process, which will last about–
Man 4: Hey, wait a minute, I shouldn’t be here. I was a totally strict and devout Protestant! I thought we went to heaven!
Hell Director: Yes, well I’m afraid you were wrong.
Soldier: I was a practicing Jehovah’s Witness.
Hell Director: Uh, you picked the wrong religion as well.
Man 5: Well, who was right? Who gets into heaven?
Hell Director: I’m afraid it was the Mormons. Yes, the Mormons were the correct answer.
Crowd: [disappointed] Awww.
Hell Director: So now I’d like to quickly introduce your new ruler and master for eternity, Satan.
  • South Park/Season 4 ‘Probably (South Park), (July 26, 2000), written by Trey Parker
  • To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite,
    Who never mentions hell to ears polite.

    • Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35), Epistle IV, line 149
  • The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
    • Bertrand Russell, Sceptical Essays (1928), Ch. 1: The Value of Scepticism
  • I do my own penance for my own sins. What do you say, huh? Ah, it’s all bullshit except the pain, right? The pain of hell, the burn from a lighted match increased a million times. Infinite, and you don’t fuck around with the infinite. There’s no way you do that. The pain in hell has two sides. The kind you can touch with your hand, the kind you can feel in your heart. Your soul, the spiritual side, and you know the worst of the two is the spiritual.
    • Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin, in Mean Streets (1973); in the context presented in the film this primarily refers to the pain and anguish of Hell, but it was later quoted by Stephen King in IT (1986), in a more ambiguous way which permits it to be interpreted as primarily refering to God, with just the phrase: You don’t fuck around with the infinite.
  • Worry about your own fortunes, gentlemen. The deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers, and mutineers.
  • You know nothing of Hell.
    • Captain Jack Sparrow and Koehler from the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Black is the badge of hell,
    The hue of dungeons and the suit of night.

    • William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost (c. 1595-6), Act IV, scene 3, line 254
  • I think the devil will not have me damned, lest the oil that’s in me should set hell on fire.
    • William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor (c. 1597; published 1602), Act V, scene 5, line 38
  • You, mistress,
    That have the office opposite to Saint Peter,
    And keeps the gate of hell!

    • William Shakespeare, Othello, IV
  • Now the devil that told me I did well
    Says that this deed is chronicled in hell.

    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act V, Scene 5
  • Hell is empty,
    And all the devils are here.

    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest (c. 1610-1612), Act I, scene 2, line 214
  • Azrael: Human, have you ever been to Hell? I think not. I’d rather not exist than go back to that.
    • Dogma (film), written by Kevin Smith, (May 21, 1999)
  • There are countless circles of hell;
    Believers never penetrate the ninth circle.

    • Dejan Stojanovic in The Sun Watches the Sun, “Inferno” (the first poem in the book) (1999)
  • Seth: I know why you lost your faith. How could true holiness exist if your wife can be taken away from you and your children? Now, I always said God can kiss my fuckin’ ass. Well, I changed my lifetime tune about thirty minutes ago’ cause I know, without a doubt, what’s out there trying to get in here is pure evil straight from hell. And if there is a hell, and those monsters are from it, there’s got to be a heaven. Now which are you, a faithless preacher or a mean, mother fuckin’ servant of God?
    • Quentin Tarantino From Dusk till Dawn, (January 19, 1996)
  • Facilis descensus Averno;
    Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis;
    Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras,
    Hoc opus, hic labor est.

    • The gates of hell are open night and day;
      Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:
      But to return, and view the cheerful skies,
      In this the task and mighty labor lies.
    • Virgil, Æneid (29-19 BC), VI. 126, as translated by John Dryden. (“Averni” in some editions.)
    • Variant translation: Easy is the descent to Lake Avernus (mouth of Hades); night and day the gate of gloomy Dis (god of Hades) is open; but to retrace one’s steps, and escape to the upper air, this indeed is a task; this indeed is a toil.
  • Quisque suos patimur manis.
    • Each of us bears his own Hell.
    • Virgil, Æneid (29-19 BC), Book VI, 743
  • In the throat
    Of Hell, before the very vestibule
    Of opening Orcus, sit Remorse and Grief,
    And pale Disease, and sad Old Age and Fear,
    And Hunger that persuades to crime, and Want:
    Forms terrible to see. Suffering and Death
    Inhabit here, and Death’s own brother Sleep;
    And the mind’s evil lusts and deadly War,
    Lie at the threshold, and the iron beds
    Of the Eumenides; and Discord wild
    Her viper-locks with bloody fillets bound.

    • Virgil, Æneid (29-19 BC), Book VI, line 336; C. P. Cranch’s translation.
  • Do you know what Hell really is, Thomas? It’s not lakes of burning oil or chains of ice. It’s being removed from God’s sight, of having His word taken from you. It’s hard to believe, Thomas, so hard. I know that better than anyone.
    • Gregory Widen, The Prophecy, (September 1, 1995)
  • MARIA: Hell? Is he talking about hell? Good. For a moment I was afraid he was making sense.
    • Elie Wiesel, The Trial of God (1979), Act II
  • Abu Umama narrated: “The Messenger of God said, ‘Everyone that God admits into paradise will be married to 72 wives; two of them are houris and seventy of his inheritance of the [female] dwellers of hell. All of them will have libidinous sex organs and he will have an ever-erect penis.’ ”
    • Sunan Ibn Majah, Zuhd (Book of Abstinence) 39

Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 362-64.
  • Curiosis fabricavit inferos.
    • He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.
    • Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Book XI, Chapter XII. Quoting an unnamed author. Adapted from “Alta, scrutantibus gehennas parabat.” God prepared hell, for those who are inquisitive about high things.
  • Hell is paved with good intentions.
    • Quoted as Baxter’s saying by Coleridge. Notes Theol., Polit. and Miscel, p. 259. Ed. 1853
  • Hell is paved with infants’ skulls.
    • Baxter. In Hazlitt—Table Talk. He was stoned by the women of Kidderminster for quoting this in the pulpit.
  • L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs.
    • Hell is full of good wishes or desires.
    • St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Richard Chenevix Trench calls it “queen of all proverbs”.
  • Hell is paved with priests’ skulls.
    • St. Chrysostom
  • Undique ad inferos tantundem viæ est.
    • From all sides there is equally a way to the lower world.
    • Cicero, Tusc. Quæst, Book I. 43. 104. Quoted as a saying of Anaxagoras.
  • There is in hell a place stone-built throughout,
    Called Malebolge, of an iron hue,
    Like to the wall that circles it about.

    • Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto XVIII, line 1
  • We spirits have just such natures
    We had for all the world, when human creatures;
    And, therefore, I, that was an actress here,
    Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there.

    • John Dryden, Tyrannick Love, Epilogue
  • The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof is the pit of hell.
    • Ecclesiasticus, XXI. 10
  • Hell is paved with the skulls of great scholars, and paled in with the bones of great men.
    • Giles Firmin, The Real Christian (1670). Quoted as a proverb.
  • Weave the warp, and weave the woof,
    The winding sheet of Edward’s race;
    Give ample room and verge enough
    The characters of Hell to trace.

    • Thomas Gray, Bard, Canto II
  • El infierno es lleno de buenas intenciones.
    • Hell is full of good intentions.
    • Adapted probably from a saying of Antonio Guevara, quoted by the Portuguese as “Hell is paved with good intentions, and roofed with lost opportunities”.
  • Hell is no other but a soundlesse pit,
    Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it.

    • Robert Herrick, Noble NumbersHell
  • Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming.
    • Isaiah, XIV. 9
  • And, bid him go to hell, to hell he goes.
    • Samuel Johnson, London, line 116
  • Hell is paved with good intentions.
    • Samuel Johnson, (Quoted) Boswell’s Life of Johnson (1775)
  • Et metus ille foras præceps Acheruntis agundus,
    Funditus humanam qui vitam turbat ab imo,
    Omnia suffuscans mortis nigrore, neque ullam
    Esse voluptatem liquidam puramque relinquit.

    • The dreadful fear of hell is to be driven out, which disturbs the life of man and renders it miserable, overcasting all things with the blackness of darkness, and leaving no pure, unalloyed pleasure.
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, III. 37
  • Look where he goes! but see he comes again
    Because I stay! Techelles, let us march
    And weary death with bearing souls to hell.

    • Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlane the Great, Act V, scene III, line 75
  • In inferno nulla est redemptio.
    • There is no redemption from hell.
    • Pope Paul III, when Michael Angelo refused to alter a portrait introduced among the condemned in his “Last Judgment”.
  • He knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
    • Proverbs, IX. 18
  • Do not be troubled by St. Bernard’s saying that “Hell is full of good intentions and wills.”
    • Francis de Sales, letter to Madame de Chantal. (1605). Letter XII, p. 70. Selections from the Spiritual Letters of S. Francis de Sales. Translation by the author of “A Dominican Artist.” Letter LXXIV in Blaise ed. Quoted also in Letter XXII, Book II. of Leonard’s ed. (1726). Collet’s La Vraie et Solide Piété, Part I, Chapter LXXV
  • It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
    • Robert Southey, Colloquies on Society
  • St. Austin might have returned another answer to him that asked him, “What God employed himself about before the world was made?” “He was making hell.”
    • Robert Southey, Commonplace Book, Fourth Series, p. 591
  • Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell.
    • Emanuel Swedenborg, Apocalypse Explained, Par. 1,144
  • Nay, then, what flames are these that leap and swell
    As ’twere to show, where earth’s foundations crack,
    The secrets of the sepulchres of hell
    On Dante’s track?

    • Algernon Charles Swinburne, In Guernsey, Part IV, Stanza 3
  • In the deepest pits of ‘Ell,
    Where the worst defaulters dwell
    (Charcoal devils used as fuel as you require ’em),
    There’s some lovely coloured rays,
    Pyrotechnical displays,
    But you can’t expect the burning to admire ’em!

    • Edgar Wallace, Nature FailsL’Envoi
  • Die Helle ist mit Mönchskappen, Pfaffenfalten, und Pickelhauben gepflastert.
    • Hell is paved with monks’ cowls, priests’ drapery, and spike-helmets.
    • Wander traces the saying to 1605
  • That’s the greatest torture souls feel in hell,
    In hell, that they must live, and cannot die.

    • John Webster, Duchess of Malfi, Act IV, scene 1, line 84

Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
  • An immortality of pain and tears; an infinity of wretchedness and despair; the blackness of darkness across which conscience will forever shoot her clear and ghastly flashes, — like lightning streaming over a desert when midnight and tempest are there; weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth; long, long eternity, and things that will make eternity seem longer, — making each moment seem eternity, — oh, miserable condition of the damned!
    • Richard Fuller, p. 311
  • What will you do in a world where the Holy Spirit never strives; where every soul is fully left to its own depravity; and where there is no leisure for repentance, if there were even the desire, but where there is too much present pain to admit repentance; where they gnaw their tongues with pain, and blaspheme the God of heaven?
    • James Hamilton, p. 311
  • Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to hell, if they would venture their industry the right way.
    • Ben Jonson, p. 311
  • The mind is its own place, and in itself
    Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

    • John Milton, p. 312
  • The Lamb is, indeed, the emblem of love; but what so terrible as the wrath of the Lamb? The depth of the mercy despised is the measure of the punishment of him that despiseth. No more fearful words than those of the Saviour. The threatenings of the law were temporal, those of the gospel are eternal. It is Christ who reveals the never-dying worm, the unquenchable fire, and He who contrasts with the eternal joys of the redeemed the everlasting woes of the lost. His loving arms would enfold the whole human race, but not while impenitent or unbelieving; the benefits of His redemption are conditional.
    • Edward Thomson, p. 311
  • The longer men sin, the more easily they can; for every act of transgression weakens conscience, stupefies intellect, hardens hearts, adds force to bad habits, and takes force from good example. And, surely, there is nothing in such associations; as wicked affinities will insure to the sinner in the future state, to incline him to repentance.
    • Edward Thompson, p. 312
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