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Letter "D" » Dante
«Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.»
«Dante is terrible, but he has disgusted nobody with Hades because he has placed in it all those who have loved»
«Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.»
«Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales»
Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
, in cold blood
«Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality»
Author: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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, The Crisis
«Oh, their Rafael of the dead Madonnas, / Oh, their Dante of the dread Inferno, / Wrote one song - and in my brain I sing it, / Drew one angel - borne, see, on my bosom!»
«The majority of poems one outgrows and outlives, as one outgrows and outlives the majority of human passions. Dante's is one of those that one can only just hope to grow up to at the end of life.»
«I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. . . . The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.»
Author: William Butler Yeats