We can rejoice that the time has arrived when millions of Negro Americans can step out of the shadows, and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, July 14, 1948, to Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia.
supporting his Civil Rights Amendment to the party platform. Humphrey was at the time mayor of Minneapolis.)
Hemingway is great in that alone of living writers he has saturated his work with the memory of physical pleasure, with sunshine and salt water, with food, wine and making love and the remorse which is the shadow of that sun.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, revised 1951).)
All rejection and negation indicates a deficiency in fertility: fundamentally, if only we were good plowland we would allow nothing to go unused, and in every thing, event, and person we would welcome manure, rain, or sunshine.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 515, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 332, "Good Plowland," (1879).)