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What Are Some Funny Quotes About Angels?


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The "Laughing Angel" statue (carved between 1236 and 1245) inside the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims.

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Question: What Are Some Funny Quotes About Angels?

People often take angels seriously, and that makes sense, since angels are God’s messengers on divine missions to do important work. But angels are joyful creatures, even when they’re working on something serious. Does their joy mean that angels have a sense of humor? That makes sense, too.

Whether or not angels laugh at themselves, sometimes people in our culture look at angels from a humorous perspective. Here are some humorous quotes about angels to enjoy.


"The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly." - G.K. Chesterton

"The angels were all singing out of tune/And hoarse with having little else to do/Excepting to wind up the sun and moon/Or curb a runaway young star or two." - Lord Byron

"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings." - John Keats

"God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes he even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!" - Eileen Elias Freeman

"I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking." - Jean Cocteau

"We're all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker." - Terri Guillemets

"Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since." - Josh Billings

"Sometimes what we believe as coincidence is really just getting ourselves caught in an angel booby trap." - Grey Livingston

"Have you ever seen a flower down/Sometimes angels skip around/And in their blissful state of glee/Bump into a daisy or sweet pea." - Jessi Lane Adams

"In heaven an angel is nobody in particular." - George Bernard Shaw

"To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers." - George Whitefield

"'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel." - William Makepeace Thackeray

”How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on?” - Tom Waits

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