Paradise Lost Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Paradise Lost

#1. Pandora's Box could not be unopened, no one could return to Eden. - Author: Selena Kitt
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#2. So he left the lagoon and entered the jungle again, within a few days was completely lost, following the lagoons southward through the increasing rain and heat, attacked by alligators and giant bats, a second Adam searching for the forgotten paradises of the reborn Sun. - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#3. When I read 'Paradise Lost,' or 'Richard III,' it is clear that Milton and Shakespeare took real pleasure and satisfaction from creating these epitomes of evil. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#4. Cheese for dessert is rather like Paradise Lost in that everyone thinks he ought to like it, but still you don't notice too many people actually curling up with it. - Author: Peg Bracken
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#5. I once heard someone refer to Breathed as the scar of the paradise we lost. So it was in many ways, a place with a perfect wound just below the surface. - Author: Tiffany McDaniel
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#6. I have never regretted Paradise Lost since I discovered that it contained no eggs-and-bacon. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#7. A good deal of Paradise Lost strikes one as being almost as mechanical as bricklaying. - Author: F.R. Leavis
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#8. Ah, that's your problem," Riley said, relieved to be on familiar ground. "You've got a copy of Paradise Lost
in your house. Biblios hate Milton. Same with Dante, C.S. Lewis and most holy books. They'll go after those every time. - Author: Jana Oliver
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#9. The tragedy of my species xxx is that it does not live in its own time. Homo sapiens is locked on history's rearview mirror, never the road ahead, bent on catching some presumed lost paradise xxx
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The human race is destroying itself with nostalgia ... - Author: James K. Morrow
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#10. With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded. - Author: John Milton
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#11. This horror will grow mild, this darkness light. - Author: John Milton
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#12. What hither brought us, hate, not love, nor hope Of Paradise for Hell, hope here to taste Of pleasure, but all pleasure to destroy, Save what is in destroying, other joy To me is lost. Then - Author: John Milton
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#13. Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep. - John Milton, Paradise Lost - Author: Lisa Unger
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#14. Or if they list to try
Conjecture, he his fabric of the Heavens
Hath left to their disputes, perhaps to move
His laughter at their quaint opinions wide.
John Milton, Paradise Lost viii 75-78 - Author: John Milton
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#15. We are no longer blessed with innocence, nor do we deserve to be. Paradise may have been lost, but paradise is a bad bargain. It costs too much. It conceals serpents, and is littered with graves. - Author: Susan Rivers
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#16. The journey to true happiness and to happiness now is not a journey of physical distance or time; it is one of personal "self-recovery," where we remember and reconnect consciously to an inner potential for joy
a paradise lost
waiting to be found. - Author: Robert Holden
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#17. Rooted in the mythology of all primitive races is the belief in a land of peace and happiness, a sort of earthly paradise, once possessed by man, but now lost, and only to be attained again by the virtuous. - Author: H. A. Guerber
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#18. As for those who state that it is thanks to a woman, the lady Eve, that man was expelled from paradise, my answer to them would be that man has gained far more through Mary than he ever lost through Eve. - Author: Christine De Pizan
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#19. At night in this part of the West the stars, as I had seen them in Wyoming, were as big as Roman Candles and as lonely as the Prince who's lost his ancestral home and journeys across the spaces trying to find it again, and knows he never will. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#20. I no longer looked to the future or lost hope in it. The past and the future are, from the view of the present, nothing more than a distant paradise. As one who can never achieve divinity, all I could do is ponder that with all of my might. - Author: Kinoko Nasu
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#21. Paradise Lost is sometimes Heaven found. - Author: Arthur Yorinks
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#22. The true paradises are the paradises that we have lost. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#23. Thou at the sight
Pleased, out of Heaven shalt look down and smile,
While by thee raised I ruin all my foes,
Death last, and with his carcass glut the grave. - Author: John Milton
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#24. But which of us has read every line of the Iliad, or the Aeneid, or The Divine Comedy, or Paradise Lost? Only men of epic stomach can digest these epic tales. - Author: Will Durant
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#25. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#26. I'm not really one for fancy, big words and poetry, and the scriptwriters worked very hard on 'Paradise Lost' to translate it. - Author: Callan McAuliffe
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#27. Home was that lone house on its great bend of Chatham River, no destination anymore but only the source of a vague sadness he thought of as "homegoing," a returning to the lost paradise of true belonging. - Author: Peter Matthiessen
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#28. When you look at the original 'Paradise Lost' film, you see three kids who can't defend themselves, being persecuted in a medieval way - witchcraft, satanic worship. It was kind of primitive. - Author: Peter Jackson
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#29. Their rising all at once was as the sound
Of thunder heard remote. - Author: John Milton
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#30. God is thy law, thou mine. - Author: John Milton
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#31. The most dangerous mistake that our souls are capable of, is, to take the creature for God, and earth for heaven (374). - Author: Richard Baxter
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#32. The price we paid was the price men have always paid for achieving a paradise in this life
we went soft, we lost our edge. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#33. O fairest of creation, last and best Of all God's works, creature in whom excelled Whatever can to sight or thought be formed, Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet! How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost, Defaced, deflow'red, and now to death devote? Paradise Lost - Author: John Milton
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#34. The only possible paradises are those we have lost - Author: Marcel Proust
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#35. Where peace
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes,
That comes to all. - Author: John Milton
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#36. Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves? - Author: Julio Cortazar
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#37. The only paradise is paradise lost. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#38. The very nature of paradise is that it will be lost. - Author: Melissa Coleman
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#39. Human excellence, parted from God, is like a fable flower, which, according to Rabbis, Eve plucked when passing out of paradise
severed from its native root, it is only the touching memorial of a lost Eden; sad, while charming
beautiful, but dead. - Author: Charles Villiers Stanford
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#40. Feathers!" spluttered Sargatanas. "Feathers are for the birds, my boy. Flaking, peeling, scale-ridden wings, now that's what real beings wear. I'll tell you a secret." He said, and drew me closer. "The eternal pain at having known Paradise and lost it is priceless. I wouldn't swap it for anything. - Author: George Pendle
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#41. 'Paradise Lost' is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. - Author: John Milton
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#42. The day was lit with the beauty of the land forsaken, the night by the horror of returning to it. The day would show her the paradise she had lost; the night, the hell she had fled. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#43. Make your paradise here on earth, your own little paradise - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#44. Paradise is there, behind that door, in the next room; but I have lost the key.
Perhaps I have only mislaid it. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#45. ALL WHO HAVE THEIR REWARD ON EARTH, THE FRUITS OF PAINFUL SUPERSTITION AND BLIND ZEAL, NOUGHT SEEKING BUT THE PRAISE OF MEN, HERE FIND FIT RETRIBUTION, EMPTY AS THEIR DEED - Author: John Milton
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#46. Thus it shall befall Him, who to worth in women over-trusting, Lets her will rule: restraint she will not brook; And left to herself, if evil thence ensue She first his weak indulgence will accuse. - Author: John Milton
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#47. We dream much of Paradise, or rather of a number of successive Paradises, but each of them is, long before we die, a Paradise lost, in which we should feel ourselves lost also. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#48. How rare were the tears of a dragon. We once lived in paradise and because of the corruption of an angel disgused as a dragon, all the world was cast into darkness. Now, as humans, we shed many tears-for what was lost, for what might of been, and for the end of friendships. Goodbye my true friends. - Author: Bryan Davis
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#49. To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one's vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#50. Formerly Milton's Paradise Lost had been my chief favourite, and in my excursions during the voyage of the Beagle, when I could take only a single small volume, I always chose Milton. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#51. Let us hope that some natural paradises on Earth remain totally lost and not to be found till men fully grasp the endless value of the beauty! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#52. The Mona Lisa, the Mona Lisa....Leonardo had eye trouble....Art couldn't explain it....But now we're safe, since science can explain it. Maybe Milton wrote Paradise Lost because he was blind? And Beethoven wrote the Ninth Symphony because he was deaf... - Author: William Gaddis
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#53. It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature. - Author: John Drinkwater
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#54. You gave me back the paradise
That I thought I lost for good
You helped me find the reasons why
It took me by surprise that you understood
You knew all along
What I never wanted to say
Until I learned to love myself
I was never ever lovin' anybody else. - Author: Madonna
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#55. Paradise Lost is a poem. The old, blind bastard's trying to sing to you. Listen, as the Isley Brothers say, to the music. You must learn to do that before you can expect to understand. Slowly. Slowly. A few licks at a time. - Author: John Edgar Wideman
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#56. . . . Most falls aren't free -- there is always the tension, it seems to me, between what you are falling from and what you are falling to. - Author: Peter R. Pouncey
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#57. On a wing and a prayer. (After being asked how the angels make love in Milton's Paradise Lost). - Author: Benjamin R. Smith
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#58. Sole reigning holds the tyranny of Heav'n. - Author: John Milton
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#59. Maybe this planet is a paradise for the majority but to me feels like I'm traveling in hell and finding lost angels I must rescue. - Author: Robin Sacredfire
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#60. Cosette, by learning that she was beautiful, lost the grace of not knowing it; an exquisite grace, for beauty heightened by artlessness is ineffable, and nothing is so adorable as dazzling innocence, going on her way, and holding in her hand, all unconsciousness, the key of a paradise. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#61. Blake said Milton was a true poet and of the Devil's party without knowing it. I am of the Devil's party and know it. - Author: Philip Pullman
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#62. Pleas'd me, long choosing and beginning late. - Author: John Milton
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#63. And the more I see Pleasures about me, so much more I feel Torment within me. - Author: John Milton
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#64. A new world is coming ... The paradise that man lost will be regained ... One day we will live in a brand-new world. - Author: Billy Graham
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#65. Still paying, still to owe.
Eternal woe! - Author: John Milton
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#66. Him the Almighty Power
Hurled headlong naming from the ethereal sky,
With hideous ruin and combustion, down
To bottomless perdition ; there to dwell
In adamantine chains and penal fire,
Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms. - Author: John Milton
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#67. Most of my reading is based on what I'm working on. I did a series of paintings based on the seven deadly sins, so I read Dante and then Milton's 'Paradise Lost.' That was a bit hard going. - Author: Jamie Wyeth
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#68. It is quite clear to me that the religious paradise of youth, which [I] lost, was a first attempt to free myself from the chains of the 'merely personal,' from an existence which is dominated by wishes, hopes, and primitive feelings. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#69. "better to have loved and lost" bullshit. Don't show me paradise and then burn it down. - Author: Harlan Coben
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#70. There are long stretches of the work [Paradise Lost] that are for anyone not theologically minded sheer howling boredom from the point of view of the content. - Author: Marco Mincoff
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#71. A person who has not completely lost the memory of paradise, even though it is a faint one, will suffer endlessly. He will feel the call of the essential world, will hear the voice that comes from so far away that one cannot find out where it comes from, a voice that cannot guide him. - Author: Eugene Ionesco
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#72. A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold,
And pavement stars - as starts to thee appear
Soon in the galaxy, that milky way
Which mightly as a circling zone thou seest
Powder'd wiht stars. - Author: John Milton
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#73. The never-ending flight Of future days. - Author: John Milton
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#74. Like Adam, we have all lost Paradise; and yet we carry Paradise around inside of us in the form of a longing for, almost a memory of, a blessedness that is no more, or the dream of a blessedness that may someday be again. - Author: Frederick Buechner
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#75. Any love is a home-sickness, a longing for a lost paradise. - Author: Jean Klein
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#76. Because the great thing about fairy tales and folk tales is that there is no authentic text. It's not like the text of Paradise Lost or James Joyce's Ulysses, and you have to adhere to that exact text. - Author: Philip Pullman
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#77. Idle to pretend that we have lost paradise. We never had it; it is still to make. - Author: Susan Ertz
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#78. A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world. - Author: Jim Morrison
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#79. I don't despise 'Don Quixote,' but it is a book I don't ... get. I'll have to come back it. Maybe there'll be a gateway story that opens it up for me; that happened for me with 'Paradise Lost' and the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi
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#80. The Bible begins with paradise lost, at which time pain, suffering, and death first entered the human race. The Bible ends with paradise regained, at which time pain, suffering, and death will be a thing of the past. - Author: Ron Rhodes
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#81. Almost all serious stories in the world are stories of failure with a death in it. But there is more lost paradise in them than defeat. - Author: Orson Welles
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#82. Occasionally he will catch the whispers of this abandoned voice, in the afterglow of certain dreams with that lingering sense of a paradise lost, reminding him of another kind of life, the life he was always meant to live, but for whatever reason, he did not.1 - Author: Michael Goorjian
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#83. They changed their minds, Flew off, and into strange vagaries fell. - Author: John Milton
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#84. There is only one sin and it is: weakness. When I was a boy, I read Milton's Paradise Lost. The only good man I had any respect for was Satan. The only saint is that person who never weakens, faces everything, and determines die game. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#85. What hath night to do with sleep? - Author: John Milton
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#86. I know paradise has many gates, just as hell does. One has to learn to distinguish between them, or one is lost. - Author: Henning Mankell
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#87. At some point paradise would be lost. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#88. Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#89. Blake . . . it's inevitable," I said, repeating the words I'd learned. "You've seen it on the horizon. You know what's coming. Paradise is always lost."
"That's a convenient turn of phrase," he said. "But paradise is never lost. Only destroyed. - Author: Heidi Heilig
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#90. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - JOHN MILTON, PARADISE LOST - Author: Blake Crouch
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#91. God created man for fellowship ... The fall of man ruined that and Paradise that is, the garden of Eden was lost, but on the new earth paradise will be regained and God will again fellowship with mankind in a unique sense. - Author: Paul P. Enns
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#92. Hope elevates, and joy
Brightens his crest. - Author: John Milton
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#93. Having mourned your sin, for outward Eden lost, find paradise within. - Author: John Dryden
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#94. Travel is seeking the lost paradise. It is the supreme illusion of love. - Author: Anais Nin
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#95. The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - Author: John Milton
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#96. I'd read 'Paradise Lost' as an undergrad at university but remembered little about it. No, not true: I remembered few details, but carried with me with the persuasive arguments and pitiable dilemma of its arguable protagonist, Satan. - Author: Andrew Pyper
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#97. Christmas seems to say that paradise lost and longed for does not have to be paradise given up on. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#98. When I look into your eyes, I lose all sense of time and place. Reason robbed, clear thought erased, I am lost in the paradise I find within your gaze. - Author: Julianne Donaldson
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#99. What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support,
That to the height of this great argument
I may assert eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men. 1
Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22. - Author: John Milton
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#100. So heavenly love shall outdo hellish hate,
Giving to death, and dying to redeem,
So dearly to redeem what hellish hate
So easily destroy'd, and still destroys,
In those who, when they may, accept not grace. - Author: John Milton
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