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Heaven and Hell 

  1. 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.
    Lord Beaverbrook 1879–1964 Canadian-born British newspaper proprietor and Conservative politician: Men and Power (1956)
  2. I always say, as you know, that if my fellow citizens want to go to Hell I will help them. It's my job.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. 1841–1935 American lawyer: letter to Harold Laski, 4 March 1920
  3. 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.
    Dorothy Parker 1893–1967 American critic and humorist: ‘Partial Comfort’ (1937)
  4. The Devil himself had probably re-designed Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts.
    Anthony Price 1928– English writer and editor: The Memory Trap (1989)
  5. My idea of heaven is, eating pâté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
    Sydney Smith 1771–1845 English clergyman and essayist: view ascribed by Smith to his friend Henry Luttrell; Peter Virgin Sydney Smith (1994)
  6. I have friends in both places.
    Mark Twain 1835–1910 American writer: Archibald Henderson Mark Twain (1911)
  7. 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.
    H. G. Wells 1866–1946 English novelist: A. J. P. Taylor Beaverbrook (1972)

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