quote by Dante Alighieri

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

— Dante Alighieri

Scandalous Inferno quotations

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.


New York... is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation.

Old school new school need to learn though I burn baby, burn like Disco Inferno Burn slow like blunts with ya-yo Peel more skins than Idaho potato

Love insists the loved loves back

Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you've got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward.


Hatred can be nurtured anywhere, idealism can be perverted into sadism anywhere.

If hatred and sadism combine with modern technology the inferno could erupt anew anywhere.

The fire, the fire. It rages within, a campfire and then an inferno, and my body is its fuel. I feel it racing through me, eating away at the weight. There is nothing that can kill me now; I am powerful and invincible and eternal.

They yearn for what they fear for.

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.

But believe me, just because the human mind can't imagine something happening.

..doesn't mean it won't.


The universe couldn't care less about us.

I say this very clearly in the film [ "Into the Inferno"]: our planet is "indifferent to scurrying roaches, retarded reptiles and vapid humans alike."

The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream.

It has always been this way. Death is followed by birth. To reach paradise, man must pass through inferno. - Bertrand Zobrist

Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.

There comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense... a moment when only wisdom has the power to absolve. - Bertrand Zobrist


Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire, you have provided a spark that, left unattended, may grow to an inferno that destroys Panem," he says.

Cities are ... distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.

Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno.

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

How can we extinguish a fire if we don't first cut off the fuel that ignites the inferno?


Through me you go into a city of weeping;

through me you go into eternal pain; through me you go amongst the lost people

I think there are so many guys coming up that are ready to bust loose.

All they need is that one little flame of confidence that starts the inferno. And when you get those guys, once it starts happening, nothing can stop you. And you can tell which guys have it. You always know which guys have it.

Hell is out of fashion --institutional hells at any rate.

The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the gaps between the bars are the sutures of one's own skull. . .

The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world 'picturesque.

As Dante says in the beginning of the Inferno, 'In the midst of life's journey I found myself in a dark wood, for the right path was lost.' I think we're all doing that, in our various ways Looking for our Selves in the dark wood. I hope you find yourself on your journey.


The ecclesiastical description of Hell is that of a horrible place of fire and torment; in Dante's Inferno, and in northern climes, it was thought to be an icy cold region, a giant refrigerator.

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

Thus Dante's motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: "Ye who enter here leave all hope behind.

A new release of Plan 9 happened in June, and at about the same time a new release of the Inferno system, which began here, was announced by Vita Nuova.

The man who lies asleep will never waken fame.


Society: an inferno of saviors!

I'm just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno.

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. They then dwell in the house next door, and at any moment a flame may dart out and set fire to his own house. Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force.

The merit of Mahomet is that he founded a religion without an inferno.