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A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a ''new heaven'' first found the power thereto in his own hell.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

It is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.

Jean Rostand (1894-1977) French biologist and philosopher.

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.

Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.