Purgatory Quotes

Purgatory Quotes by George Eliot, Lady Gaga, Robert Breault, David Fahrenthold, Jean-Luc Godard, Gerard Way and many others.

Tis a petty kind of fame At best, that comes of making

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
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
When there is hell to pay, it is usually cheaper to pay it than to finance an endless purgatory.
Robert Breault
In theory, it is illegal to make the basement into a bureaucratic purgatory. In 1994, for instance, Congress prohibited agencies from making significant changes in a whistleblower’s ‘working conditions’ as punishment for speaking out.
David Fahrenthold
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
I’d rather go to hell than be in purgatory…
Gerard Way
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
Dublin was turning into Disneyland with super-pubs, a Purgatory open till five in the morning.
Joseph O’Connor
Life would go out in a ‘fraction of a second’ (that was the phrase), but all night he had been realizing that time depends on clocks and the passage of light. There were no clocks and the light wouldn’t change. Nobody really knew how long a second of pain could be. It might last a whole purgatory–or for ever.
Graham Greene
Retirement is purgatory for the former sports star. The world outside organized sports is unforgiving.
John Gregory Dunne
Time is a purgatory that has cleansed all fury from my memories.
SГЎndor MГЎrai
Any wife will save you from purgatory, and a diligent one will secure heaven to you.
Elizabeth Montagu
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
I thought about telling him the truth: ‘Oh, nothing. Just having my soul exorcised so I can roam around purgatory, looking for the ghost of the dead cowboy who used to live in my bedroom.
Meg Cabot
The world of commerce is a kind of a purgatory itself.
David Berman
A brilliant treatment of the history of Purgatory in England and its survivals and echoes throughout Shakespeare’s plays, above all Hamlet.
Carol Zaleski
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
We live with incessant music, all the time. It’s like some weird musical purgatory, there is absolutely no rest for the ears, no space to absorb and reflect.
James Blake
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
The futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system.
Killer Mike
I think the idea that life ends when we physically die is as painful as the idea in Cromwell’s time that there’s some awful purgatory, and you have to give money to the Catholic church to get your loved ones out. I certainly have experienced a lot of evidence that there’s a consciousness that isn’t physical.
Mark Rylance
We in Purgatory sing fondly of Hell.
Denis Johnson
We must empty purgatory with our prayers.
Pio of Pietrelcina
Purgatory is hell, with hope.
Tyler Childers
The threat of a neglected cold is for doctors what the threat of purgatory is for priests-a gold mine.
Nicolas Chamfort
You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory.
Brigit of Kildare
We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory.
Federica Montseny
They were tower stairs, a tight corkscrew down. The spiraling descent made Karou dizzy: down, around, down, around, hypnotic, until it seemed as if she were caught in a purgatory of stairs and would go down like this forever.
Laini Taylor
The same fire” (which he decides to be material) ” torments the damned in hell and the just in purgatory…The least pain in purgatory exceeds the greatest in this life.
Thomas Aquinas
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Abraham Lincoln
England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
John Florio
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
The limitless jet-lag purgatory of Immigration and Baggage at Heathrow.
Monica Dickens
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