Dante Alighieri and The Divine Comedy in Popular Culture

Dante Alighieri And The Divine Comedy In Popular Culture

The life and works of Dante Alighieri, especially his masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, have been a source of inspiration for many artists for seven centuries. Some notable examples are listed below.

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Famous quotes containing the words dante alighieri, popular, comedy, culture, alighieri, dante and/or divine:

    Consider your breed;
    you were not made to live like beasts,
    but to follow virtue and knowledge.
    Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

    But popular rage,
    Hysterica passio dragged this quarry down.
    None shared our guilt; nor did we play a part
    Upon a painted stage when we devoured his heart.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Unless comedy touches me as well as amuses me, it leaves me with a sense of having wasted my evening. I go to the theatre to be moved to laughter, not to be tickled or bustled into it.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    If mass communications blend together harmoniously, and often unnoticeably, art, politics, religion, and philosophy with commercials, they bring these realms of culture to their common denominator—the commodity form. The music of the soul is also the music of salesmanship. Exchange value, not truth value, counts.
    Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979)

    Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
    —Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

    His character as one of the fathers of the English language would alone make his works important, even those which have little poetical merit. He was as simple as Wordsworth in preferring his homely but vigorous Saxon tongue, when it was neglected by the court, and had not yet attained to the dignity of a literature, and rendered a similar service to his country to that which Dante rendered to Italy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul—and that’s resignation.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)