Angels

Famous quotes containing the word angels:

    Minute after minute, aeon after aeon,
    Nothing lets up or develops.
    And this is neither a bad variant nor a tryout.
    This is where the staring angels go through.
    This is where all the stars bow down.
    Ted Hughes (b. 1930)

    In the greenest of our valleys
    By good angels tenanted,
    Once a fair and stately palace—
    Radiant palace—reared its head.
    In the monarch Thought’s dominion,
    It stood there!
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    Heaven has its business and earth has its business: those are two separate things. Heaven, that’s the angels’ pasture; they are happy; they don’t have to fret about food and drink. And you can be sure that they have black angels to do the heavy work like laundering the clouds or sweeping the rain and cleaning the sun after a storm, while the white angels sing like nightingales all day long or blow in those little trumpets like they show in the pictures we see in church.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)