Angel quotes

  • The fairies break their dances And leave the printed lawn.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Angel #Fairy #Break

  • Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Liars #Believe #Angel

  • If you and I shall, like the believing shepherds, watch and long for His appearing, one day we, too, shall hear a music grander and sweeter even than the song of angels, when the great Composer shall transpose all the strains of earth from the minor into the major, when the wail of nature shall give way to the glad harmony of the everlasting jubilee.
    -- Abbott Eliot Kittredge

    #Song #Believe #Angel

  • Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Angel #Grace #Sorrow

  • With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Angel #Light #Rose

  • September 11, 2001: Citizens of the U.S., besieged by terror’s sting, rose up, weeping glory, as if on eagles’ wings.--from the poem Angel of Remembrance: Candles for September 11, 2001
    -- Aberjhani

    #Angel #Eagles #Wings

  • Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy’s garden blossomed.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Love #Hope #Angel

  • O most illustrious of the days of time! Day full of joy and benison to earth When Thou wast born, sweet Babe of Bethlehem! With dazzling pomp descending angels sung Good will and peace to men, to God due praise, Who on the errand of salvation sent Thee, Son Beloved! of plural Unity Essential part, made flesh that mad'st all worlds.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Christmas #Sweet #Angel

  • Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Wise #Book #Angel

  • If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Angel #Differences #Criticism

  • That's the funny thing about America--the blessed thing. As many people as there are to hold you back, there are angels whose humanity makes up for all the others. I've had my share of angels.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Thank You #Blessed #Angel

  • Every time I travel, government TSA officials seem to recognize that I'm a Muslim and 'randomly' pull me aside for 'special treatment'. My sincere hope and prayer is that, on the Day of Judgment, my Lord's angels also recognize me as a Muslim and pull me aside for special treatment
    -- Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

    #Prayer #Islamic #Angel

  • Ah, woman. She is an enigma. An anomaly of perfection & irony. She can lure angels into her arms & give birth to a nation of ideologies.
    -- Ace Antonio Hall

    #Angel #Giving #Perfection

  • But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Angel #Might #Human Nature

  • Words are mighty, words are living:Serpents with their venomous stings,Or bright angels, crowding round us,With heaven's light upon their wings:Every word has its own spirit,True or false, that never dies;Every word man's lips have utteredEchoes in God's skies.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Angel #Men #Sky

  • Hell was created for the devil and his angels. If you go, you are an intruder.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Angel #Devil #Hell

  • I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
    -- Agnes Macphail

    #Home #Angel #Men

  • Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve.
    -- Agnes of Rome

    #Beautiful #Angel #Jewels

  • She was my sacred angel that I could never violate. Reira was my sanctuary. I needed something solid like that in this dirty, disappointing world.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Dirty #Angel #World

  • I want to protect my own happiness. I'm not an angel. I'm just a normal girl.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Girl #Angel #Want

  • sometimes it's better to be with the devil u know than the angel u didn't know
    -- Al Pacino

    #Angel #Devil #Sometimes

  • George Harrison: The day after the Blue Angel audition, John showed up to rehearsal with a long list of name suggestions, and I remember each and every one of them: the Deads-men, the Deadmen, the Undeads-men, the Undeadmen, the Rots, the Rotters, the Dirts, the Dirty Ones, the Grayboys, the Eaten Brains, the Eating Brains, the Mersey Beaters, the Mersey Beaten, the Bloodless, the Graves, the Headstones, and the Liverpools of Blood. Paul ripped off John's right arm and used it to slap John across the face, then he said, "Those're horrible, mate, just horrible, y'know.
    -- Alan Goldsher

    #Dirty #Angel #Men

  • Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
    -- Alan Valentine

    #Angel #Science #Discovery

  • This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thro', My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue; the angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world any more. 0 Lord, you know, I have no friend like you, if heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do; the angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
    -- Albert E. Brumley

    #Home #Angel #Blue

  • Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Character #Angel

  • The Secret of the Occult Sciences is that of Nature itself, the Secret of the generation of the Angels and Worlds, that of the Omnipotence of God .
    -- Albert Pike

    #Angel #Omnipotence #Secret

  • A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Integrity #Angel #Men

  • When an artist deserts to the side of the angels, it is the most odious of treasons.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Philosophy #Angel

  • There are so many intellectual and moral angels battling for rationalism, good citizenship, and pure spirituality; so many and such eminent ones, so very vocal and authoritative! The poor devil in man needs all the support and advocacy he can get. The artist is his natural champion. When an artist deserts to the side of the angels, it is the most odious of treasons.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Angel #Artist #Men

  • I have always found that Angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Wise #Angel #Vanity

  • The Holy Guardian Angel is the spiritual Sun of the Soul of the Adept.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Spiritual #Angel #Soul

  • We are all fools blessed with the knowledge that certain events will come to pass no matter what path we take to get there. The wise ones follow their angels while they may.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Wise #Blessed #Angel

  • Maybe [Sodom and Gomorrah] isn't really about homosexuality, but about rape. If the angels had been female, and the men of Sodom said they wanted to 'know' them against their will, would people claim that the story shows heterosexuality is a sin?
    -- Alex Sanchez

    #Angel #Men #People

  • For the son of man shall come in the glory of His Father, with His angels; and then shall He reward every man according to his works.
    -- Alexander Balmain Bruce

    #Father #Angel #Son

  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wisdom #Fear #Angel

  • In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Lying #Angel #Pride

  • Vast chain of being! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach, from infinite to Thee, From Thee to nothing.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Nature #Eye #Angel

  • Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes: the glorious fault of angels and of gods.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Ambition #Angel #Firsts

  • Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Ambition #Angel #Men

  • To anyone else, Xavier's use of the word angel would have sounded like nothing more than a lovesick teenager professing his admiration. Only the two of us knew differently and now we both shared a secret- that brought us closer than ever. It was as if we had just sealed the bond between us, closed the gap, and made it final.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Teenager #Angel #Two

  • The angel came, the angel saw, the angel fell.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Angel #Saws

  • I honestly can’t tell you. We’ve never had a situation like this before, “I admitted. “So you being an angel doesn’t meam…” He hesitated. “Doesn’t mean I have an answer for everything,” I concluded for him. “I just assumed it would be one of the perks.” “Sadly, no.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Mean #Angel #Would Be

  • She had the face of an angel I saw mirrors in her eyes We were the same, she and I Both bound by potent lies. In him I saw my future In him I saw my friend In him I saw my destiny Both my beginning and my end.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Lying #Eye #Angel

  • Still the hottest angel I know," he murmured. "It's beyond me how you're still on staff.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Angel #Staff #Hottest

  • A man in love can do extraordinary things, I don’t care if you’re an angel, you’re my angel, and I won’t let you go.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Angel #Men #Care

  • My girlfriend is an angel." -Xavier
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Girlfriend #Angel #My Girlfriend

  • Tell the angel who will watch over your life to pray now and then for a man who, like Satan, believed himself for an instant to be equal to God, but who realized in all humility that supreme power and wisdom are in the hands of God alone.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Humility #Angel #Men

  • Love without esteem cannot go far or reach high. It is an angel with only one wing.
    -- Alexandre Dumas-fils

    #Angel #Wings #Esteem

  • The best part of being an angel investor is seeing these kids coming up with companies that get way more traffic than Reddit had when we sold it. I think, 'Are you kidding me? They're just kids, and they've done so much.
    -- Alexis Ohanian

    #Kids #Angel #Thinking

  • There are temptations more attractive than angels. Liberty, Patriotism, the good of humanity – words like that are the silver scales of the Tempter’s flaming wings
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Angel #Wings #Humanity

  • A baby's feet, like sea-shells pink Might tempt, should heaven see meet, An angel's lips to kiss, we think, A baby's feet.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Baby #Angel #Kissing

  • Allah, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Angel #Son #Animal

  • Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Strong #Memories #Angel

  • The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence
    -- Allen West

    #Angel #Eagles #Doe

  • Poetry has been the guardian angel of humanity in all ages.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Angel #Poetry #Humanity

  • The death of a man's wife is like cutting down an ancient oak that has long shaded the family mansion. Henceforth the glare of the world, with its cares and vicissitudes falls upon the old widower's heart, and there is nothing to break their force, or shield him from the full weight of misfortune. It is as if his right hand were withered; as if one wing of his angel was broken, and every movement that he made brought him to the ground.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Fall #Angel #Heart

  • I've always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Angel #Cutting #Fairy

  • We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians.
    -- Ambrose

    #Angel #Praying #Guardian

  • Neither angel, nor archangel, nor yet even the Lord Himself (who alone can say "I am with you"), can, when we have sinned, release us, unless we bring repentance with us.
    -- Ambrose

    #Angel #Lord #Repentance

  • But if these beings guard you, they do so because they have been summoned by your prayers.
    -- Ambrose

    #Prayer #Angel #Our Prayers

  • GUNPOWDER, n. An agency employed by civilized nations for the settlement of disputes which might become troublesome if left unadjusted. By most writers the invention of gunpowder is ascribed to the Chinese, but not upon very convincing evidence. Milton says it was invented by the devil to dispel angels with, and this opinion seems to derive some support from the scarcity of angels.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Angel #Science #Agency

  • Happiness is an angel with a serious face
    -- Amedeo Modigliani

    #Art #Angel #Faces

  • Good-humor, gay spirits, are the liberators, the sure cure for spleen and melancholy. Deeper than tears, these irradiate the tophets with their glad heavens. Go laugh, vent the pits, transmuting imps into angels by the alchemy of smiles. The satans flee at the sight of these redeemers.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Angel #Gay #Sight

  • I will always be the virgin-prostitute, the perverse angel, the two-faced sinister and saintly woman.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Angel #Two #Sinister

  • Did you know that according to legend, the guy who became Buddha decided to seek enlightenment the day he got a touch of gray? "Gray hairs," the would-be Buddha said, "are like angels sent by the god of death".
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Angel #Hair #Guy

  • It's your worst sin saving your ***** life; It's the devil's knife carving holes into your soul so angels have a way to make their way inside; Life doesn't rhyme. Still, life is poetry, not math. The whole world's a stage, but the stage is a meditation mat. You tilt your head back; you breathe. when your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and you pray for rain.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Rain #Heart #Angel

  • It is obvious that art cannot teach anyone anything, since in four thousand years humanity has learnt nothing at all. We should long ago have become angels had we been capable of paying attention to the experience of art, and allowing ourselves to be changed in accordance with the ideals it expresses. Art only has the capacity, through shock and catharsis, to make the human soul receptive to good. It’s ridiculous to imagine that people can be taught to be good…Art can only give food – a jolt – the occasion – for psychical experience.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Art #Angel #Years

  • He was the keynote speaker for our better angels.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Angel #Notable #Speakers

  • Angels represent God's personal care for each one of us.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Angel #Care

  • Angels are wonderful and exciting, and they have the appeal of beings who will take care of us and manifest God's personal concern.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Inspirational #Angel #Care

  • There are some who lack confidence in the integrity and capacity of the people to govern themselves. To all who entertain such fears I will most respectfully say that I entertain none . . . If man is not capable, and is not to be trusted with the government of himself, is he to be trusted with the government of others . . . Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #Integrity #Angel #Men

  • Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #Angel #Men #Political

  • Hey, angel, your horns are sticking up.
    -- Andrew Peterson

    #Angel #Hey #Horns

  • I hate to go out on a limb after only one viewing, but Nashville strikes me as Altman's best film, and the most exciting dramatic musical since Blue Angel.
    -- Andrew Sarris

    #Hate #Angel #Blue

  • If some glorious angel suddenly descended through my living room ceiling and offered to take away the children I have and give me other, better children — more polite, funnier, nicer, smarter — I would cling to the children I have and pray away that atrocious spectacle.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Children #Angel #Giving

  • 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

    #Angel #Thinking #Culture

  • This Sacrament really contains You, O my God, You whom the Angels adore, in whose presence the Spirits and mighty Powers tremble. Oh! if we could only see You clearly as they do, with what reverence would we approach this Sacrament, with what humility would we receive You.
    -- Angela of Foligno

    #Humility #Angel #Spirit

  • One day, a woman found herself standing at Heaven's gate. The angels' only question to her was, "Zusai, why weren't you Zusai?" Within that simple question lies the heart of all our soul work. If you are David, why aren't you fully David? If you are Susan, why aren't you completely Susan? We are here on Earth to become who we are meant to be.
    -- Angeles Arrien

    #Lying #Angel #Heart

  • Though you are three times more beautiful than angels, Though you are the sister of the river willows, I will kill you with my singing, Without spilling your blood on the ground. Not touching you with my hand, Not giving you one glance, I will stop loving you, But with your unimaginable groans I will finally slake my thirst. From her, who wandered the earth before me, Crueler than ice, more fiery than flame, From her, who still exists in the ether— From her you will set me free.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Beautiful #Angel #Flames

  • A choir of angels glorified the hour, the vault of heaven was dissolved in fire. "Father, why hast Thou forsaken me? Mother, I beg you, do not weep for me...
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Mother #Father #Angel

  • You thought I was that type: that you could forget me, and that I'd plead and weep and throw myself under the hooves of a bay mare, or that I'd ask the sorcerers for some magic potion made from roots and send you a terrible gift: my precious perfumed handkerchief. Damn you! I will not grant your cursed soul vicarious tears or a single glance. And I swear to you by the garden of the angels, I swear by the miracle-working ikon, and by the fire and smoke of our nights: I will never come back to you.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Broken Heart #Angel #Night

  • There were a lot of signs being thrown at me. A lot of angels I was meeting, inspiring me to get back into show business.
    -- Anna Chlumsky

    #Angel #Shows #Show Business

  • Mme. Deluzy has said that indifference is a woman's guardian angel,--a remark not only applicable in France, but all over the world.
    -- Anna Cora Mowatt

    #Angel #World #France

  • Yes, I'm a great believer in angels.
    -- Anna Lee

    #Angel #Believer

  • There is a trick to flying. The angels told me." He had smiled at my wide-eyed awe. "You need to forget everything you know as a human being. When you are human, you discover that there is great power in hating the earth. And it can almost make you fly. But it never will." I had frowned, not quite understanding him. "So, what's the trick?" "Love the sky.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Hate #Angel #Sky

  • To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Inspirational #Angel #Helping Others

  • There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
    -- Anne Nicol Gaylor

    #Heart #Angel #Heaven

  • I can't get very far away from Christianity, I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints. I work them in always, in some way.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Angel #Saint #Literature

  • Believe in angels? Then believe in vampires. Believe in me. There are worse things on earth.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Believe #Angel #Vampire

  • If I am an angel, paint me with black wings.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Angel #Wings #Black

  • Ah, come now. I look like an angel, but I'm not. The old rules of nature encompass many creatures like me. We're beautiful like the diamond-backed snake, or the striped tiger, yet we're merciless killers
    -- Anne Rice

    #Beautiful #Angel #Snakes

  • There must be an angel playing with my heart.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Angel #Heart #My Heart

  • I'm not a saint. I'm not an angel. I'm a human being.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Angel #Saint #Humans

  • The most important things in life can't be seen with the eyes. Ideas can't be seen. Love can't be seen. Honor can't be seen. This isn't a new concept. Judaism and Christianity and Islam and Buddhism and Taoism have all taught for thousands of years that the highest forms of reality are invisible. God is invisible, and he created the universe. Our souls are invisible, and they give life to our bodies. Angels are invisible, and they're the most powerful of God's creatures.
    -- Anthony DeStefano

    #Powerful #Eye #Angel

  • The Glorious Virgin did not have a stain in her birth because she was santified in her mother's womb and safeguarded there by angels.
    -- Anthony of Padua

    #Mother #Angel #Saint

  • What he had yearned to embrace was not the flesh but a down spirit, a spark, the impalpable angel that inhabits the flesh.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Angel #Flesh #Sparks

  • You could say that the Hell's Angels have a bad reputation, then you talk to a biker, and he's trying to join it. It just depends upon who you're talking to about reputation.
    -- Anton Newcombe

    #Angel #Talking #Trying

  • I have need of angels. Enough hell has swallowed me for too many years. But finally understand this--I have burned up one hundred thousand human lives already, from the strength of my pain.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Pain #Angel #Years

  • How marvelous it all is! Built not by saints and angels, but the work of men's hands; cemented with men's honest blood and with a world of tears, welded by the best brains of centuries past; not without the taint and reproach incidental to all human work, but constructed on the whole with pure and splendid purpose. Human, and yet not wholly human -- for the most heedless and the most cynical must see the finger of the Divine.
    -- Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

    #Angel #Past #Men

  • I don't believe in God, but I believe in angels.
    -- Ariel Dorfman

    #Believe #Angel #I Believe