Dawn quotes

  • We can never sneer at the stars, mock the dawn, or scoff at the totality of being.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Stars #Dawn #Sneer

  • The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Voice #Dawn #Amber

  • For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries, never failing.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Dawn #Failing #Century

  • But when the dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Secret #Dawn #Bondage

  • But I do enjoy words—some words for their own sake! Words like river, and dawn, and daylight, and time. These words seem much richer than our experiences of the things they represent—
    -- Alasdair Gray

    #Rivers #Dawn #Daylight

  • One sometimes finds what one is not looking for. When I woke up just after dawn on Sept. 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I guess that was exactly what I did.
    -- Alexander Fleming

    #Medicine #Dawn #World

  • Dawn was breaking, like the light from another world.
    -- Alfred Jarry

    #Light #Dawn #World

  • Dawn comes slowly but dusk is rapid.
    -- Alice B. Toklas

    #Dawn #Aging #Rapids

  • Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Love #Heart #Dawn

  • I say to this night: "Pass more slowly"; and the dawn will come to dispel the night.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Night #Dawn

  • Crowdfunding as an idea itself isn't new - bands have been doing it since the dawn of time.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Ideas #Dawn #Band

  • I shall pass Dawn on her way to earth, as I seek for a path through space.
    -- Anne Reeve Aldrich

    #Space #Dawn #Earth

  • All the mortal world is a lethal enemy during those hours between dawn and dusk.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Enemy #Dawn #World

  • There is no dusk to be, There is no dawn that was, Only there's now, and now, And the wind in the grass.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Wind #Dawn #Grass

  • The single sculler, alone on the river at dawn, or spotlighted in his lane during a race, is th emost romantic, the most quixotic figure in all rowing.
    -- Barry S. Strauss

    #Race #Rivers #Dawn

  • What started as a whisper Slowly turned into a scream Searching for an answer Where the question is unseen I don't know where you came from And I don't know where you've gone Old friends become old strangers Between the darkness and the dawn
    -- Ben Harper

    #Old Friends #Darkness #Dawn

  • Fuehrer, we are on the march! Victorious Italian troops crossed the Greco-Albanian frontier at dawn today!
    -- Benito Mussolini

    #War #Italian #Dawn

  • The dawn of knowledge is usually the false dawn.
    -- Bernard DeVoto

    #Knowledge #Dawn

  • How dark it is before the dawn! In reality that was the beginning of my last debauch. I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence. I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.
    -- Bill W.

    #Dark #Reality #Dawn

  • On the shining yards of heaven See a wider dawn unfurled. . . . The eternal slaves of beauty Are the masters of the world.
    -- Bliss Carman

    #Shining #Heaven #Dawn

  • Little by little deep inside us, the diamond shines, the eyes open, the dawn rises, we become what we already are.
    -- Bo Lozoff

    #Eye #Shining #Dawn

  • I've always like the time before dawn because there's no one around to remind me who I'm supposed to be, so it's easier to remember who I am.
    -- Brian Andreas

    #Who I Am #Dawn #Remember

  • I had got to the dawn of the beautiful not caring, but fully aware, stage, which degenerates so imperceptibly into the doing something unpermissible stage.
    -- Caitlin Thomas

    #Beautiful #Caring #Dawn

  • You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.
    -- Cameron Diaz

    #Buddhist #Silence #Dawn

  • Little princess, lovely as the dawn, well named Aurore.
    -- Cameron Dokey

    #Princess #Lovely #Dawn

  • A still more glorious dawn awaits / not a sunrise, but a galaxy-rise / a morning filled with 400 billion suns / the rising of the milky way
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Morning #Sunrise #Dawn

  • So the idea that there is nothing essential, in the sense that there are no human universals, is dogma. Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.
    -- Catharine MacKinnon

    #Ideas #Dawn #Essentials

  • A new era will dawn in Africa, when the impoverished masses of a nation rise up to rescue their right to a decent life from the hands of the ruling oligarchies.
    -- Che Guevara

    #Hands #Dawn #Oligarchy

  • A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
    -- Claude Debussy

    #Beautiful #Sunset #Dawn

  • Your god must once have stood at a dawn of infinite possibilities, and this is what he's made of it. You tell me that I want God's love? I don't. Perhaps I want forgiveness, but there's no-one to ask it of. And there's no going back, there's no setting things right, there's only the hope of nothingness.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Dawn #Want #Infinite

  • And the dreams so rich in color. How else would death call you? Waking in the cold dawn it all turned to ash instantly. Like certain ancient frescoes entombed for centuries suddenly exposed to the day.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Dream #Color #Dawn

  • For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Love #Broken Heart #Dawn

  • It is always darkest before the dawn.
    -- Dan Brown


  • No child should die in the dawn of life.
    -- Danny Thomas

    #Children #Dawn #Should

  • At the dawn of the 19th century, the country was awakening to its enormous scope and variety.
    -- David Lavender

    #Country #Dawn #Awakening

  • When Dawn looked at Vic, she saw Vic exactly as he wanted to be seen. Whereas Vic's parents couldn't help seeing who he used to be, and so many friends and strangers couldn't help seeing who he didn't want to be anymore, Dawn only saw him. Call it a blur if you want, but Dawn didn't see a blur. She saw a very distinct, very clear person.
    -- David Levithan

    #Parent #Dawn #Want

  • One rose is enough for the dawn
    -- Edmond Jabes

    #Beauty #Rose #Dawn

  • O fresh-lit dawn! immortal life! O Earth's betrothal, sweet and true!
    -- Edmund Clarence Stedman

    #Sweet #Spring #Dawn

  • ...women, brave as stars at dawn
    -- Edwidge Danticat

    #Stars #Brave #Dawn

  • Distress not yourself if you cannot at first understand the deeper mysteries of Spaceland. By degrees they will dawn upon you.
    -- Edwin A. Abbott

    #Dawn #Degrees #Firsts

  • For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.
    -- Edwin Way Teale

    #Nature #Mind #Dawn

  • The advent of truth, like the dawn of day, agitates the elements, while it disperses the gloom.
    -- Elias Lyman Magoon

    #Truth #Dawn #Elements

  • Every mystery ever solved had been a puzzle from the dawn of the human species right up until someone solved it.
    -- Eliezer Yudkowsky

    #Dawn #Mystery #Humans

  • The stories in Dawn Raffel's astonishing Further Adventures in the Restless Universe as as sharp and bright as stars.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Stars #Adventure #Dawn

  • Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.
    -- Ellen Goodman

    #Insomnia #People #Dawn

  • Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Love #Morning #Dawn

  • There were 5 Exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days.
    -- Eric Schmidt

    #Civilization #Dawn #Information

  • It is on!" Aech shouted into his comlink. "it is on like Red Dawn!
    -- Ernest Cline

    #Dawn #Red #Red Dawn

  • Rush Limbaugh is good for the party. Drive it all the way down, take it down as low as it can go, make complete fools of themselves, because it's always darkest before the dawn, and then maybe a moderate can come in and rescue them.
    -- Evan Thomas

    #Party #Dawn #Way

  • I would hold the rosy, slender fingers of the dawn for you.
    -- Ezra Pound

    #Dawn #Slender #Fingers

  • It's always the darkest just before the glorious dawn.
    -- Fannie Flagg

    #Dawn #Glorious

  • It's always darkness before the dawn.
    -- Florence Welch

    #Darkness #Dawn

  • Oh, painted smirk of a hopeless dawn, the girl is still wearing her breeches...
    -- Frances Hardinge

    #Girl #Dawn #Smirk

  • There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history.
    -- Frank B. Kellogg

    #Magic #Dawn #Easy

  • Anthropology has reached that point of development where the careful investigation of facts shakes our firm belief in the far-reaching theories that have been built up. The complexity of each phenomenon dawns on our minds, and makes us desirous of proceeding more cautiously. Heretofore we have seen the features common to all human thought
    -- Franz Boas

    #Mind #Facts #Dawn

  • Learn to respect this sacred moment of birth, as fragile, as fleeting, as elusive as dawn.
    -- Frederick Leboyer

    #Sacred #Dawn #Fleeting

  • The idea of liberalism has to be recreated. In the course of time it has lost so much of its clarity and attraction that it first has to rise like a new dawn in front of the people.
    -- Friedrich Naumann

    #Ideas #People #Dawn

  • There is a solitude, or perhaps a solemnity, in the few hours that precede the dawn of day which is unlike that of any others in the twenty-four, and which I cannot explain or account for. Thoughts come to me at this time that I never have at any other.
    -- George Bird Grinnell

    #Solitude #Dawn #Twenties

  • Sons of the Dawn is a page-turner, and author Hank Nuwer is to be thanked for enriching our sense of the West with this memorable novel.
    -- Gerald Haslam

    #Memorable #Son #Dawn

  • When I wrote 'Before The Dawn,' I made it quite clear that there are lots of people involved in my life who I can't talk about simply because I'd put them at risk.
    -- Gerry Adams

    #People #Risk #Dawn

  • To wake in that desert dawn was like waking in the heart of an opal. ... See the desert on a fine morning and die - if you can!
    -- Gertrude Bell

    #Morning #Heart #Dawn

  • This is the darkest hour before dawn and we should never underestimate monetary authorities' ability to deal with the adversity.
    -- Gideon Gono

    #Adversity #Dawn #Underestimate

  • Beauty is like life itself: a dawn mist the sun burns off. It gives no peace, no rest.
    -- Gregory Orr

    #Beautiful #Giving #Dawn

  • If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
    -- Gunter Grass

    #Age #Dawn #Principles

  • I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Expectations #Dawn #Limits

  • Death is the chillness that precedes the dawn; We shudder for a moment, then awake In the broad sunshine of the other life.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Death #Sunshine #Dawn

  • At the very dawn of history, the care of the sick was actually superior to what the great majority of mankind receive today when ill.
    -- Herbert M. Shelton

    #Sick #Dawn #Majority

  • Let hopes and sorrows, fears and angers be, And think each day that dawns the last you'll see; For so the hour that greets you unforeseen Will bring with it enjoyment twice as keen.
    -- Horace

    #Thinking #Sorrow #Dawn

  • Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible.
    -- Hugh B. Brown

    #Night #Dawn #Lasts

  • I measure my life in pages. If I have pages at dawn, it's been a good night.
    -- Hunter S. Thompson

    #Good Night #Night #Dawn

  • How did the hearing go?” she asked. “We won, sort of,” Kaldar said. “We die at dawn.” “The court gave the Sheeriles twenty-four hours,” William corrected. “Yes, but ‘we die at dawn the day after tomorrow’ doesn’t sound nearly as dramatic.” “Does it have to be dramatic all the time?” Catherine murmured. “Of course. Everyone has a talent. Yours is crocheting and mine is making melodramatic statements.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Four #Hearing #Dawn

  • This elaborate Golden Dawn system became part of Crowley's own inner world ... He carried it further than even the Golden Dawn principals had envisaged. I know of nothing within the Order documentary that even hints at the kind of visionary and spiritual experience that Crowley managed to get out of it.
    -- Israel Regardie

    #Spiritual #Order #Dawn

  • It was the dawn of the third age of mankind...
    -- J. Michael Straczynski

    #War #Age #Dawn

  • Popular culture no longer craves archangels and new dawns. Pop culture traffics in vampires and deads of night.
    -- James Wolcott

    #Night #Vampire #Dawn

  • Up at the crank of dawn.
    -- Jane Ace

    #Dawn #Crank

  • Sometimes, the darkest part of the morning is just before dawn
    -- Janette Oke

    #Morning #Dawn #Sometimes

  • At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength.
    -- Jawaharlal Nehru

    #Sight #Dawn #India

  • Trust in God. Hold on to His love. Know that one day the dawn will break brightly and all shadows of mortality will flee.
    -- Jeffrey R. Holland

    #Shadow #One Day #Dawn

  • What have they done to the earth? What have they done to our fair sister? Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn And tied her with fences and dragged her down
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Knives #Sides #Dawn

  • No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.
    -- Jim Morrison

    #Inspirational #Forgiving #Dawn

  • In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining, May my lot no less fortunate be Than a snug elbow-chair can afford for reclining, And a cot that o'erlooks the wide sea; With an ambling pad-pony to pace o'er the lawn, While I carol away idle sorrow, And blithe as the lark that each day hails the dawn, Look forward with hope for to-morrow.
    -- John Churton Collins

    #Sea #Sorrow #Dawn

  • I never see the dawn that I don't say to myself perhaps.
    -- John Dos Passos


  • In presenting a mathematical argument the great thing is to give the educated reader the chance to catch on at once to the momentary point and take details for granted: two trivialities omitted can add up to an impasse). The unpractised writer, even after the dawn of a conscience, gives him no such chance; before he can spot the point he has to tease his way through a maze of symbols of which not the tiniest suffix can be skipped.
    -- John Edensor Littlewood

    #Two #Giving #Dawn

  • Dawn has power to fertilise the most matter-of-fact vision.
    -- John Galsworthy

    #Vision #Dawn #Matter

  • At least for tonight. In sickness and in health. In good times and in bad. For richer, for poorer. 'Till dawn do us part.
    -- John Green

    #Dawn #Tonight #Good Times

  • The ploughman knows how many acres he shall upturn from dawn to sunset: but the thinker knows not what a day may bring forth.
    -- John Lancaster Spalding

    #Sunset #Dawn #Acres

  • We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
    -- John McCrae

    #Lying #Sunset #Dawn

  • Oh, night that guided me, Oh, night more lovely than the dawn,Oh, night that joined Beloved with lover, Lover transformed in the Beloved!
    -- John of the Cross

    #Night #Lovely #Dawn

  • Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Dawn #Sun #Beginning Of Life

  • Let every dawn of the morning be to you as the beginning of life. And let every setting of the sun be to you as its close. Then let everyone of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others; some good strength of knowledge gained for yourself.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Morning #Short Life #Dawn

  • There is no solemnity so deep, to a right-thinking creature, as that of dawn.
    -- John Ruskin

    #Thinking #Dawn #Solemnity

  • I'm so ***** the crack of dawn isn't safe.
    -- John Sandford

    #Horny #Dawn #Cracks

  • For me the diamond dawns are set In rings of beauty...
    -- John Townsend Trowbridge

    #Dawn #Jewelry #Diamond

  • If a few nations step forward and begin changing the narrative of 'us and them' to 'everyone,' we will see a new dawn. If a few nations begin actually making operational a verification system we can all depend upon and push to bring all into such a system, we will all benefit.
    -- Jonathan Granoff

    #Humanity #Dawn #Benefits

  • It is forgivable to say nothing out of ignorance; it's inexcusable to remain silent once awareness dawns.
    -- Joshua Ferris

    #Ignorance #Dawn #Awareness

  • Hughes' debut novel, At Dawn, follows a former All-American wrestler, and is there any better metaphor for contemporary American life? We're all wrestling, tussling with the economy, no jobs, doing the best we can. Hughes doesn't flinch from the tough existential questions. He embraces them.
    -- Joshua Mohr

    #Jobs #Wrestling #Dawn

  • A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,—the light which, showing the way, forbids it.
    -- Kate Chopin

    #Light #Dawn #Way

  • The tail of the comet slashed the dawn and in the red light of the rising sun, for a brief instant, it seemed as if the comet was bleeding across the sky.
    -- Kathryn Lasky

    #Light #Sky #Dawn

  • I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today.
    -- Ken Wilber

    #Shining #Dawn #Today

  • For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace.
    -- King Hussein I

    #Children #Together #Dawn