Georges Bernanos

Quotations

There’s no hatred that can ever be satisfied either in this world or the next, and the hatred that one has for oneself is probably the one for which there is no forgiveness.

Monsieur Ouine, 1943

They are always talking about the fire of hell, but no one has ever seen it, my friends. For hell is cold.

Monsieur Ouine, 1943

First of all, be what you are.

La joie (Joy) 1929

Appearances are nothing…. And first of all they should not be feared, they are only dangerous to the weak.

La joie (Joy) 1929

Only the present counts.

La joie (Joy) 1929

I have just discovered something I have always known: we can no more escape from one another than we can escape from God.

La joie (Joy) 1929

There is nothing that God hates so much as a liar.

La joie (Joy) 1929

Hell is not to love anymore.