of Lord Curzon, who at the age of thirty-nine had been created Viceroy of India:For all the rest of his life Curzon was influenced by his sudden journey to heaven at the age of thirty-nine, and then by his return seven years later to earth, for the remainder of his mortal existence.
Men and Power (1956) 1879–1964 Canadian-born British newspaper proprietor and Conservative politician:
- I always say, as you know, that if my fellow citizens want to go to Hell I will help them. It's my job. 1841–1935 American lawyer: letter to Harold Laski, 4 March 1920
- Whose love is given over-well
Shall look on Helen's face in hell
Whilst they whose love is thin and wise
Shall see John Knox in Paradise.
1893–1967 American critic and humorist: ‘Partial Comfort’ (1937)
- The Devil himself had probably re-designed Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts.
The Memory Trap (1989) 1928– English writer and editor:
- My idea of heaven is, eating pâté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
Sydney Smith (1994) 1771–1845 English clergyman and essayist: view ascribed by Smith to his friend Henry Luttrell; Peter Virgin
- I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain (1911) 1835–1910 American writer: Archibald Henderson
- If Max [Beaverbrook] gets to Heaven he won't last long. He will be chucked out for trying to pull off a merger between Heaven and Hell…after having secured a controlling interest in key subsidiary companies in both places, of course.
Beaverbrook (1972) 1866–1946 English novelist: A. J. P. Taylor