Funny Quotes About Angels

Humorous or Witty Angel Quotes

funny quotes about angels
The "Laughing Angel" statue (carved between 1236 and 1245) inside the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims. Photo © Ad Meskens

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 funny or witty quotes about angels to enjoy:

G.K. Chesterton

"The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly."

Lord Byron

"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." 

John Keats

"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings."

Eileen Elias Freeman

"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!"

Jean Cocteau

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

Terri Guillemets

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

Josh Billings

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

Grey Livingston

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

Jessi Lane Adams

"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."

George Bernard Shaw

"In heaven an angel is nobody in particular." 

George Whitefield

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Tom Waits

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

Billy Connolly

"I don't believe in angels, no. But I do have a wee parking angel. It's on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it's supposed to give you a parking space. It's worked so far."

William Shakespeare

"O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!" 

Thomas Moore

"But 'tis dreadful to think what provoking mistakes
The vile country Press in one's prosody makes.
For you know, dear---I may, without vanity, hint---
Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print;
And you can't think what havoc these demons sometimes
Choose to make of one's sense, and what's worse, of one's rhymes."

B. C. Forbes

"Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out."

Otto Weininger

"The fixed stars signify the angel in man. That is why man orients himself by them; and that is why women have no appreciation for the starry sky; because they have no sense of the angel in man."