Quotations About / On: LIGHT

  • 41.
    Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 385, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).)
  • 42.
    Bright light is injurious to those who see nothing.
    (Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Peristephanon, X, 593.)
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  • 43.
    The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
    (Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 8 (1651).)
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  • 44.
    They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Pozzo, in Waiting for Godot, p. 57a, Grove Press (1954). "They" refers to women who become mothers.)
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  • 45.
    A dense undergrowth of extension cords sustains my upper world of lights, music, and machines of comfort.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
    (Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), British philosopher. Leviathan, pt. 1, ch. 8 (1651).)
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  • 48.
    Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Into the Album of Two Adorable Cousins in Villach," Poems (1819).)
  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather.
    (Javier Pérez De Cuéllar (b. 1920), Peruvian diplomat, Secretary-General of U.N... quoted in Times (London, Jan. 2, 1992). On stepping down as Secretary-General of U.N....)
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