„I know Shadowhunters. I have for a long time. You are odd creatures. All fragile nobility and humanity on one side, and all the thoughtless fire of angels on the other. You especially, Herondale, for you have the fire of angels in your blood.“

Magnus Bane, to Jace Herondale, pg. 47-48
The Mortal Instruments, City of Heavenly Fire (2014)

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„I saw an angel close by me, on my left side, in bodily form. This I am not accustomed to see, unless very rarely. Though I have visions of angels frequently, yet I see them only by an intellectual vision, such as I have spoken of before. It was our Lord's will that in this vision I should see the angel in this wise. He was not large, but small of stature, and most beautiful — his face burning, as if he were one of the highest angels, who seem to be all of fire: they must be those whom we call cherubim.“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582

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But is fettered and tied to another's side who fears that it might look odd.“

—  James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958

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Context: For this is the song of the double-soul, distortedly two in one, —
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