„The good he scorn'd
Stalk'd off reluctant, like an ill-used ghost,
Not to return; or if it did, in visits
Like those of angels, short and far between.“
— Robert Blair, The Grave
Part II, line 586. Compare: "Like angels’ visits, short and bright", John Norris, The Parting.
The Grave (1743)
„The Angels don’t like to be called losers, but they have learned to live with it. “Yeah, I guess I am,” said one. “But you’re looking at one loser who’s going to make a hell of a scene on the way out.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Источник: Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
„We learn from here the humility of the Holy One, Blessed is He. Since man is in the likeness of the angels, and they would be jealous of him, for this reason, He consulted them.“
— Rashi French rabbi and commentator 1040 - 1105
Commenting on Gen. 1:26; why does it say "Let us make man"?
Commentary on Genesis
„He looked like those paintings of baby angels - what do you call them, hubbubs? No cherubs. That's it. He looked like a cherub who'd turned middle-aged in a trailer park.“
— Rick Riordan, книга The Lightning Thief
Источник: The Lightning Thief
„He is like an angel who floats for a little while on this planet and touches with his wings the canvas.“
— Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
„There were impressive stone paths and benches and even a statue of an angel that gave Simon nervous fits, since he was a Doctor Who fan. The angel wasn’t weeping, exactly, but it looked too depressed for Simon’s liking.“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Источник: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
„How fading are the joys we dote upon!
Like apparitions seen and gone.
But those which soonest take their flight
Are the most exquisite and strong,—
Like angels’ visits, short and bright;
Mortality ’s too weak to bear them long.“
— John Norris English theologian, philosopher and poet 1657 - 1711
The Parting. Compare: "Like those of angels, short and far between", Robert Blair, The Grave, line 588.; "Like angel visits, few and far between", Thomas Campbell, Pleasures of Hope, part ii. line 378.
„I didn’t really like doing commercials. You had to behave like you were on angel dust or something.“
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt American actor, director, producer, and writer 1981
The New York Times, March 25, 2007.
„The Patriot Act treats every citizen like a suspected terrorist and every federal agent like a proven angel.“
— James Bovard American journalist 1956
From Terrorism & Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil (Palgrave, 2003) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Terrorism%20&%20Tyranny.htm
— Brigit of Kildare Irish abbess and saint 451 - 525
Prayer traditionally attributed to St. Brigit, as quoted in Prayers of the Saints: An Inspired Collection of Holy Wisdom (1996), by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, p. 77
Контексте: I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us.
I would like an abundance of peace.
I would like full vessels of charity.
I would like rich treasures of mercy.
I would like cheerfulness to preside over all.
I would like Jesus to be present.
I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us.
I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts.
I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord; that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me.
I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.
I would like to be watching Heaven's family drinking it through all eternity.
„Nobody knows if Zidane is an angel or demon. He smiles like Saint Teresa and grimaces like a serial killer.“
— Zinedine Zidane French association football player and manager 1972
Jean-Louis Murat, 2004 http://www.theguardian.com/football/2004/apr/04/sport.features
— Cassandra Clare, книга City of Heavenly Fire
Источник: City of Heavenly Fire
— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Источник: The Lost Herondale
„By nation of origin of our people, by 2050, America will be a Third World country. Our great cities will all look like Los Angeles today. Los Angeles and the cities of the Southwest will look like Juarez and Tijuana…“
— Patrick Buchanan American politician and commentator 1938
2000s, State of Emergency (2006)