Quotations About / On:
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
(William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).)
We sell the thrones of angels for a short and turbulent pleasure.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
(Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Essay on Criticism (Fr. III). . .
Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.)
To the innocent there are neither cherubim nor angels.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 394, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins.
(Joan Didion (b. 1934), U.S. essayist. "The Women's Movement," The White Album (1979).)
The question is thisIs man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fangled theories.
(Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech, November 25, 1864, Diocesan Conference, Oxford.)
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
(William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). "A Vision of the Last Judgement," (1810).)
'I've gone to Korea. Took a detour to heaven to say hi to my Angel and ask her if she would like to come with me first.'
(Ronald J Chapman 2015)
Thank God that the tide, breaking beams of light, the cleansing wind, the nursing rain...rush in where angels, it falsely said, fear to tread.
The dousing wand The lightning rod Conductor's baton Will's aligned spine They find the water, invoke the lightning attract the music and summon angels' aid.