"I want my illustrations for the Dante to be like the faint markings of moisture in a divine cheese... Mysticism is cheese; Christ is cheese, better still, mountains of cheese!"
- Salvador Dali
"Dante will always be admired, because no one ever read him."
- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire
"And you, beloved children, whose lot it is to promote learning under the magisterium of the Church, continue as you are doing to love and tend the noble poet whom We do not hesitate to call the most eloquent singer of the Christian idea."
- Benedict XV, Pope Praeclara Summorum (1921-04-30)
"Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third."