Quotations About / On: ANGEL

  • 21.
    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.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 22.
    The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 13 (1973).)
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  • 23.
    It is with such eyes ... that a pair of angels exiled among men ... gaze at one another in mutual recognition.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. Madame de Malivert, in Armance, ch. V, Urbain Canel (1827), trans. C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1946.)
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  • 24.
    Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.
    (Robert Burton (1577-1640), British clergyman, author. The Anatomy of Melancholy, pt. 1, sct. 2, memb. 1, subsct. 2 (1621).)
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  • 25.
    If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound like 2 times 2 equals 13.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook B," aphorism 44, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 26.
    I've never before had to fight an angel, but I suggest you take off your coat and put up your dukes.
    (Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, Leonardo Bercovici, and Henry Koster. Henry Brougham (David Niven), The Bishop's Wife, when he has finally decided to fight Dudley for his wife's love (1947). From the novel by Robert Nathan.)
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  • 27.
    I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
    (Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. Impressions and Comments, entry for Sept. 3, 1913 (1914). Referring to Beethoven.)
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  • 28.
    Home—that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.
    (Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. Letter, January 1843. Letters from New York, vol. 1, letter 34, 1843.)
  • 29.
    Ideologies ... have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.
    (John le Carré (b. 1931), British novelist. Smiley, in The Secret Pilgrim, ch. 12 (1990).)
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  • 30.
    Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good.
    (William Hurlbut (1883-?), U.S. screenwriter, James Balderston, and James Whale. Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), Bride of Frankenstein, talking to Frankenstein in his laboratory (1935). Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut, James Balderston.)
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