Quotations About / On: LIGHT

  • 31.
    What visions in the dark of light!
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Company, p. 59, Grove Press (1980).)
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  • 32.
    Cynicism often draws correct conclusions, but nobody could live by its lights.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 33.
    Turn up the lights; I don't want to go home in the dark.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. Quoted in O. Henry Biography, ch. 9, Charles Alphonso Smith (1916). Last words, quoting a 1907 song by Harry Williams.)
  • 34.
    A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German novelist, short-story writer. Shorter Works, vol. 1, ed. and trans. by Malcolm Pasley (1973). The Collected Aphorisms, no. 87 (Oct. 1917-Feb. 1918).)
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  • 35.
    Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
    (Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921), Anglo-American mother of Winston Churchill. "Friendship," Small Talk on Big Subjects (1916).)
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  • 36.
    Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.
    (Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), German dictator. Speech, May 21, 1935, Reichstag, Berlin.)
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  • 37.
    Bright light is injurious to those who see nothing.
    (Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Peristephanon, X, 593.)
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  • 38.
    We had some ham and eggs and took our time saying goodbye to the bright lights.
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Davy Gordon (Jamie Smith), Killer's Kiss, as he and the woman he loves prepare to leave New York City (1955).)
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  • 39.
    In every form of womanly love something of motherly love also comes to light.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 392, "An Element of Love," (1878).)
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  • 40.
    A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
    (Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British statesman, author. Speech to House of Commons, March 11, 1873. Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, vol. 2, "Irish University Education Bill," ed. T.E. Kebbes (1882).)
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