“If  I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. . .  There have been times when I think we do not desire heaven; but more often I find myself wondering whether, in our heart of  hearts, we have ever desired anything else.”
 ­C. S. Lewis, MERE CHRISTIANITY
“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” ­C. S. Lewis, THE LAST BATTLE
“God never gave up on his original plan for human beings to dwell on Earth.”
 Randy Alcorn
“Heaven doesn’t make this life less important; it makes it more important.”Billy Graham
“I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.
I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.”Emily Dickenson
“We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with him right now–to be happy with him at this very moment. But being happy with him now means:

loving as he loves,
helping as he helps,
giving as he gives,
serving as he serves,
rescuing as he rescues,
being with him for all the twenty-four hours,
touching him in his distressing disguise”

Mother Teresa
“To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on nine different floors.”Ernest Hemmingway
“To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.”Jonathan Edwards
“But our citizenship is in Heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”The Apostle Paul, Philippians 3:20
“For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be forever with Him.”William Barclay
“I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years.”Martin Luther
“Heaven is itself the metaphor of metaphors, for a metaphor opens to more and more meaning, and heaven is an unbordered meadow of meaning. Heaven is where language collapses into perfect language and then further — ­into the truth beyond language. Heaven is what things really mean.”
Jeffrey Burton Russell
“Christmas itself  has now far outstripped Easter in popular culture as the real celebratory center of the Christian year — ­a move that completely reverses the New Testament’s emphasis.”
 N. T. Wright
“They shall see every thing in God that gratifies love. They shall se in him all that love desires. Love desires the love of the beloved. So the saints in glory shall see God’s transcendent love to them; They shall see as much love in God towards them as they desire; they neither will nor can crave any more.”Jonathan Edwards
“We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.”Max Lucado
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” A.W. Tozer
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“What if earth
Be but the shadow of Heaven, and things therein
Each to other like, more than on earth is thought?”
John Milton, PARADISE LOST
“I [will] not go to heaven because I am a preacher. I am going to heaven entirely on the merit of the work of Christ.”Billy Graham
“This is what I want in heaven… words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.”Tina Turner
“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency…We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself has ordained.”George Washington
“Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”Thomas Moore
“What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.”Jonathan Swift
“Heaven doesn’t make this life less important; it makes it more important.”Billy Graham
“The way you store up treasure in heaven is investing in getting people there.”Rick Warren
“[I pray] that you would have a rich life of  joy and power, abundant in supernatural results, with a constant clear vision of never-­ending life in God’s world before you, and the everlasting significance of your work day by day, a radiant life and a radiant death.”

  ­Dallas Willard
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”Mark Twain
“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”Friedrich Nietzsche
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”Will Rogers
“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.”Clint Eastwood
“If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.”Robin Williams
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”C.S. Lewis
“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”Mark Twain
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
Steve Jobs
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of  his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

 The Apostle John
“The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.” H. G. Wells
“Heaven is when God releases the medicines that kill the contagions, when sin is eradicated, and when God’s people will be what God wants them to be in the world. When the kingdom comes, sin will be no more. In fact, on Heaven’s gate will be a sign of memory: “No More!”
Scot McKnight, THE HEAVEN PROMISE
“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”C.S. Lewis, THE LAST BATTLE