— Madame de Pompadour chief mistress of Louis XV of France 1721 - 1764
Said while the French financial system was on the verge of collapse, as quoted in Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) by E. Cobham Brewer. Brewer states that this was sometimes attributed to the Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, but that he was probably simply quoting Madame de Pompadour.
— Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Indian writer 1919 - 1974
His opinion on Arturo Toscanini’s recordings which indicated his “understanding of music—individualistically interpretive, personal and profound—allowed him to see beyond known and accepted horizons. Quoted in "Medtner, Music & a Maharaja".
— Henri Michaux painter, poet, writer 1899 - 1984
„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
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
Also quoted in Diary of an Unknown (1991) as translated by Jesse Browne.
Le Coq et l’Arlequin (1918)
„They can't be worse than vampires. And you did all right with them."
"Did all right with them? By which I take it you mean we survived?"
"Faeries," Jace went on, as if Simon hadn't spoken, "are the offspring of demons and angels, with the beauty of angels and the viciousness of demons. A vampire might attack you, if you enter its domain, but a faerie could make you dance until you died with your legs ground into stumps, trick you into a midnight swim and drag you screaming underwater until your lungs burst, fill your eyes with faerie dust until you gouged them out at the roots-"
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
Simon, Jace, and Clary, pg. 146-147
The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)
„Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.“
— Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
Billy Graham, as quoted in The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Book of Revelation (2001) by Stan Campbell and James S. Bell, p. 54
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Life Is Worth Living (1951–1957)