Quotes from Archangel

Sharon Shinn ·  400 pages

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“Are you asking me if there is a god?' he said, still in that soft voice. 'All I can say is, I believe there is. I feel him when I sing. He has responded to my prayers countless times. He guides my actions and he dwells in my heart. I know he is there.”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“Everybody's afraid of love, because love is what hurts the most.”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“Only the strongest are put through the fire,' Josiah said. 'And the forge creates things of great strength and beauty.'
'Then I shall be truly glorious by the time my tenure ends.”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“And if I should leave you, for any reason," he added, tightening his grip as she struggled to free her hand, "I will return to you. That is as certain as the sun rising tomorrow morning and the thunderbolt falling tomorrow night. That is as sure as the god's existence. I will come back to you, or I will find you - over and over again, as often as we are parted, until the end of the world itself.”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“For the world slows and the stars falter, and all that remains is you...”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“Sweet Jovah singing, he had slept beside her all night, and kept her warm with his wings; and perhaps he did not hate her after all.”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“I don’t believe she’ll be available for the rest of the day,” Gabriel said.
“No? Is she in Velora, perhaps? I could go to the school and meet with her there.”
“No, she’s not in Velora.”
Raphael’s voice took on a note of concern. “Is she ill, then? I hope not. Is it a fever?”
“No, not a fever—I mean, she’s not ill at all. She’s just unavailable.”
“Raphael’s face took on a quizzical expression. “She has not been locked in her room, has she? Really, Gabriel—”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


“It is better to bow to the dictates of the wind than to try to chase or chain it.”
― Sharon Shinn, quote from Archangel


About the author

Sharon Shinn
Born place: in The United States
Born date January 1, 1957
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