Quotations About / On: ANGEL

  • 31.
    We, who have already borne on the road to Paradise the lives of the best among us, want a difficult, erect, implacable Paradise; a Paradise where one can never rest and which has, beside the threshold of the gates, angels with swords.
    (J.A. (José Antonio) Primo de Rivera (1903-1936), Spanish Falangist politician. Quoted in Stanley Payne, Falange, ch. 7 (1962).)
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  • 32.
    I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Marxism Today (London, Jan. 1985).)
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  • 33.
    Heed not Mephistopheles, my children, lest you suffer eternal damnation. When he whispers in your ear, turn away your head and hearken instead to the angel on your shoulder.
    (Harry Segall, Archie Mayo, and Roland Kibbee. Minister (Erskine Sanford), Angel on My Shoulder, Practicing his sermon. (1946).)
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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
    (Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. Letter, April 27, 1843. Letters from New York, vol. 1, letter 39 (1843).)
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  • 36.
    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.)
  • 37.
    Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning.
    (Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. letter, Sept. 1, 1842. Letters from New York, vol. 1, letter 26 (1843).)
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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
    (St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622), French churchman, devotional writer. Introduction to the Devout Life, pt. 2, ch. 16 (1609).)
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  • 40.
    That ain't snow, Mike. That's angel hair. We done died and gone to heaven.
    (Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Bernds. Lt. Turner (Patrick Waltz), Queen of Outer Space, looking at the landscape from their crash site (1958). From a story by Ben Hecht (1893-1964); real name Charles Nutt.)
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