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Quotations About / On: LIGHT

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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.)
    More quotations from: Samuel Beckett, birth, light, night
  • 43.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, music, world
  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Thomas Hobbes, light
  • 46.
    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).)
  • 47.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Nietzsche, light, love
  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
    (Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Delbène, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 1 (1797).)
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