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Paradise: see Heaven & Utopia & Garden of Eden & Bible & Old Testament & Koran & Garden & Life After Death & Poetry

Blaise Pascal - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Jorge Luis Borges - Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus - John Milton - The Business 2005 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV - Thomas Fuller - Jonathan Miller & Steven Weinberg TV - Franz Kafka - Anne Finch - Joni Mitchell - Reinhold Niebuhr - Marcel Proust - Friedrich von Schiller - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Francis Thompson - Lost Horizon 1937 - F Scott Fitzgerald - Marcel Proust - Omar Khayyam - Exodus 3:8 - Luke 23:43 - Koran 2:214 - Vladimir Nabokov - Natural World TV - Trailer Park Boys 2009 - 

 

 

6,706.  I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.  (Intelligence & Stupidity & Hell & Paradise)  Blaise Pascal
 

 

81,101.  Weave a circle round him thrice,

And close your eyes with holy dread.

For he on honey-dew hath fed.

And drunk the milk of paradise.  (Milk & Paradise)  Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

 

 

84,605.  If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found the flower in his hand when he awoke – Aye!  And what then?  Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834, Anima Poetae

 

 

7,309.  I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.  (Library & Paradise)  Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

7,319.  Your library is your paradise.  (Library & Paradise)  Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

 

 

11,884.  Then wilt thou not be loath

To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess

A paradise within thee, happier far.  (Garden of Eden & Adam & Eve & Paradise)  John Milton, Paradise Lost 12:585

 

11,886.  They looking back all the eastern side beheld

Of Paradise, so late their happy set.  (Garden of Eden & Adam & Eve & Paradise)  ibid.  12:641

 

 

20,462.  Ten years of paradise, living the dream, it had to come to an end sometime.  (GBH Films & Paradise)  The Business 2005 starring Danny Dyer & Tamer Hassan & Geoff Bell & Georgina Chapman & Linda Henry & Roland Manookian & Camille Coduri & Andy Parfitt et al, director Nick Love

 

 

24,659.  It’s easy to be a saint in paradise.  (Star Trek & Saint & Paradise)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis II s2e21, Sisko to Kira

 

 

47,250.  A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell.  (Hell & Paradise)  Thomas Fuller

 

 

59,129.  People who crash airplanes into office buildings in order to destroy them must really believe in paradise.  (Atheism & Religion & Paradise)  Jonathan Miller, The Atheism Tapes, Steven Weinberg

 

 

71,495.  The Expulsion from Paradise is eternal in its principal aspect: this makes it irrevocable, and our living in this world inevitable, but the eternal nature of the process has the effect that not only could we remain forever in Paradise, but that we are currently there, whether we know it or not.  (Eternity & Paradise)  Franz Kafka, The Zürau Aphorisms 

 

 

84,606.  Give me yet before I die

A sweet, yet absolute retreat,

’Mongst paths so lost and trees so high

That the world may ne'er invade

Through such windings and such shade.  Anne Finch, The Petition for an Absolute Retreat 1713

 

 

84,607.  They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot.  Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi 1970

 

 

84,608.  Our gadget-filled paradise suspended in a hell of international insecurity.  Reinhold Niebuhr, Pious and Secular America

 

 

84,609.  The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.  Marcel Proust

 

 

84,610.  One moment spent in Paradise

Is not too dearly paid for with one’s life.  Friedrich von Schiller, Don Carlos 1787

 

 

84,611.  Lost Angel of a ruined Paradise!

She knew not ’twas her own; as with no stain

She faded, like a cloud which had outwept its rain.  Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonis 1821

 

 

84,612.  There is no expeditious road

To pack and label men for God,

And save them by the barrel-load.

Some by perchance, with strange surprise,

Have blundered into Paradise.  Francis Thompson, A Judgement in Heaven 1913

 

 

84,613.  In these days of wars and rumours of wars – haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?  Lost Horizon 1937 ***** starring Ronald Colman & Jane Wyatt & H B Warner & Sam Jaffe & John Howard & Edward Everett Horton & Thomas Mitchell & Margo & Isabel Jewell & David Clyde & David Torrence et al, director Frank Capra, opening credits; see also novel James Hilton

 

84,614.  I’m not going to have an army.  I’m going to disband mine.  And sink my battleships.  I’m going to destroy every piece of warcraft.  Then when the enemy approaches, we’ll say, Come in, gentlemen.  What can we do for you?  (Paradise & Pacifism)  ibid.  Robert Conway on plane

 

84,615.  This is where civilisation ends.  We must be a thousand miles beyond it.  ibid.  Robert Conway

 

84,616.  Welcome to Shangri-la.  ibid.  Chang

 

84,617.  Do you ever want to see what’s on the other side of the hill?  ibid.  Robert Conway

 

84,618.  Our general belief was in moderation.  We preach the virtue of avoiding excesses of every kind.  (Paradise & Moderation & Excess)  ibid.  Chang

 

84,619.  What makes a criminal?  Lack usually.  (Paradise & Crime)  ibid.  Chang

 

84,620.  We like to believe it is the absence of struggle in the way we live.  (Paradise & Struggle)  ibid.  Chang

 

84,621.  We need men like you here to be sure that our community will continue to thrive.  ibid.  High Lama

 

84,622.  Of course to be candid, father, a prolonged future doesn’t excite me.  It would have to have a point.  I’ve sometimes doubted whether Life itself has any.  (Paradise & Meaning of Life)  ibid.  Conway to High Lama

 

84,623.  Look at the world today.  Is there anything more pitiful?  What madness there is.  What blindness.  What an intelligent leadership.  A scurrying mass of bewildered humanity crashing headlong against each other.  A peril by an orgy of greed and brutality.  The time must come, my friend, when this orgy will spend itself.  When brutality and the lust for power must perish by its own sword.  (Paradise & Humanity & World)  ibid.  High Lama to Conway

 

84,624.  Something grand and beautiful, George.  Something I’ve been searching for all my life.  The answer to the confusion and bewilderment of a lifetime.  ibid.  Conway

 

84,625.  I believe it because I want to believe it.  (Paradise & Believe)  ibid.  Lord Gainsford in London

 

 

84,627.  In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.  F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

 

 

84,628.  The only paradise is a lost paradise.  Marcel Proust  

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