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Purgatory Quotes

Purgatory Quotes by Dave Thomas, John Florio, Saint Augustine, Tom Brown, Jr., Arnold Bennett, Charles Spurgeon and many others.

It was the closest to purgatory that I’ve ever experienced while I’ve been living.
Dave Thomas
England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
John Florio
Temporal punishments are suffered by some in this life only, by some after death, by some both here and hereafter, but all of them before that last and strictest judgment. But not all who suffer temporal punishments after death will come to eternal punishments, which are to follow after that judgment.
Saint Augustine
A prison! heav’ns, I loath the hated name,
Famine’s metropolis, the sink of shame,
A nauseous sepulchre, whose craving womb
Hourly inters poor mortals in its tomb;
By ev’ry plague and ev’ry ill possess’d,
Ev’n purgatory itself to thee ‘s a jest.
Tom Brown, Jr.
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.
Arnold Bennett
If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.
Charles Spurgeon
Old age is the Outpatient’s Dept of purgatory.
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
The threat of a neglected cold is for doctors what the threat of purgatory is for priests-a gold mine.
Nicolas Chamfort
‘Rocky’ represents the optimistic side of life, and ‘Rambo’ represents purgatory.
Sylvester Stallone
The world of commerce is a kind of a purgatory itself.
David Berman
Purgatory is hell, with hope.
Tyler Childers
The IPO is no exit for the entrepreneur; it’s the start of purgatory.
Vivek Wadhwa
And what’s nice about ‘Sunny’ is that it has this honesty with the viewers, which is, like, they’re here because they’re on a television show and they’re locked in this purgatory where they have to keep doing the same things with each other.
Megan Ganz
What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Dublin was turning into Disneyland with super-pubs, a Purgatory open till five in the morning.
Joseph O’Connor
If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I’ll be all right as long as there’s a lending library.
Stephen King
The futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system.
Killer Mike
The limitless jet-lag purgatory of Immigration and Baggage at Heathrow.
Monica Dickens
Do you know what it’s like to run spellcheck for six hours? It’s like a party in purgatory. A party in purgatory where all they have to drink is sugar-free Kool-aid, and the only game to play is Monopoly, and none of your friends show up.
Patrick Rothfuss
We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory.
Federica Montseny
You may never reach that glorious moment until you die, so live life on the edge halfway between heaven and hell…and let’s all dance in the middle in purgatory.
Lady Gaga
I used to be a major people pleaser, but that way purgatory lies.
Tracie Bennett
I just disagree so much with the way the Catholic Church says things like, ‘If you’re not a good person, you’ll die and go to Hell; there’s a purgatory there…’ If I was talking with a Holy Ghost, it would scare the living Hell out of me.
Ronnie James Dio
The realms of the gods and demons – heaven, purgatory, hell – are of the substance of dreams. Myth, in this view, is the dream of the world.
Joseph Campbell
Red carpets are awful. They’re like a kind of purgatory – you stand there, and there are cameras flashing everywhere. One of my first red carpets was in Cannes for ‘The Great Gatsby,’ and I’d never seen anything like it.
Elizabeth Debicki
If the politics of inaction and delay that have triumphed in this country continues for another decade, then Planetary Purgatory in the likely future facing our country before midcentury – probably in your own lifetime.
Joseph J. Romm
Normally, I’d believe that the saying ‘There’s no small parts, only small actors’ is a load of crock because, more often than not, actors relegated to the small-part category stay in ‘Who was that guy from that thing’ purgatory – however, ’90s sitcom ‘Friends’ proved that the saying is true.
Phoebe Robinson
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Abraham Lincoln
We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo. I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places.
John McGahern
Time is a purgatory that has cleansed all fury from my memories.
SГЎndor MГЎrai
I think Gods wrath and purgatory are the only things keeping me on the straight and narrow. I like the idea of purgatory. Its like a cosmic do-over.
Katee Sackhoff
You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory.
Brigit of Kildare
I want to serve. I love my country. I love service above self and I don’t want my talents to go to waste. I also want to send a message to other men and women who’ve tripped over themselves, or over life: that you need to serve your time in purgatory.
Paula Broadwell
We are in the world to laugh. In purgatory or in hell we shall no longer be able to do so. And in heaven it would not be proper.
Jules Renard
I had the feeling that Sarajevo was the perfect place to shoot the film I wanted to shoot. It is the perfect illustration of purgatory.
Jean-Luc Godard
Purgatory fire will be more intolerable than all the torments that can be felt or conceived in this life.
Venerable Bede
When there is hell to pay, it is usually cheaper to pay it than to finance an endless purgatory.
Robert Breault
Heaven is purpose, principle, and people. Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulations.
Dee Hock
If virtue accompany it, it is the heart’s paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul’s purgatory.
Francis Quarles
Tis a petty kind of fame At best, that comes of making violins; And saves no masses, either. Thou wilt go To purgatory none the less.
George Eliot
The Catholic Church is a thousand times better than your Protestant Church upon that question [of damnation]. The Catholic Church believes in purgatory – that is, a place where a fellow can get a chance to make a motion for a new trial.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A brilliant treatment of the history of Purgatory in England and its survivals and echoes throughout Shakespeare’s plays, above all Hamlet.
Carol Zaleski
We in Purgatory sing fondly of Hell.
Denis Johnson
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame – to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
I think God’s wrath and purgatory are the only things keeping me on the straight and narrow. I like the idea of purgatory. It’s like a cosmic do-over.
Katee Sackhoff