Light quotes

  • We must enhance the light, not fight the darkness.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Spiritual #Fighting #Light

  • You work here [on the farm] simply without philosophizing; sometimes the work is hard and crowded with pettiness. But at times you feel a surge of cosmic exaltation, like the clear light of the heavens... . And you, too, seem to be taking root in the soil which you are digging, to be nourished by the rays of the sun, to share life with the tiniest blade of grass, with each flower; living in nature's depths, you seem then to rise and grow into the vast expanse of the universe.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Flower #Light #Land

  • The soul should be examined in the light of other souls.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #Light #Soul #Should

  • The thoughts of others Were light and fleeting, Of lovers' meeting Or luck or fame. Mine were of trouble, And mine were steady; So I was ready When trouble came.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Light #Luck #Fleeting

  • In the light of what Proust wrote with so mild a stimulus, it is the world's loss that he did not have a heartier appetite. On a dozen Gardiner's Island oysters, a bowl of clam chowder, a peck of steamers, some bay scallops, three sauteed soft-shelled crabs, a few ears of fresh picked corn, a thin swordfish steak of generous area, a pair of lobsters, and a Long Island Duck, he might have written a masterpiece.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Loss #Islands #Light

  • My belief has come about in large measure because of the lives and examples of people I have known - not the famous, not saints, but friends and relations who have lived, and faced death, in the light of the Resurrection story, or in the quiet acceptance that they have a future after they die.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Acceptance #Light #People

  • Harriet, Hi! Light of my eye! Come to the pictures and have a good cry, For it's jolly old Saturday, Mad-as-a-hatter-day, Nothing-much-matter-day-night!
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Eye #Night #Light

  • Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
    -- Aaron Burr

    #Light #Giving #Done

  • Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light.
    -- Aaron Cohen

    #Light #Self #Endless Love

  • Steve Jobs is the most epic entrepreneur of all time. He served as a guiding light for any emerging businessperson who wanted to learn how things should get done. He'll be looked at as one of the best business leaders of all time, and certainly one of the best tech entrepreneurs.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Jobs #Epic #Light

  • In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
    -- Aaron Rose

    #Positive Thinking #Light #Right Time

  • We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to keep battling. We're a team that has stuck together through the good times and the bad times. Our reward is near.
    -- Aaron Rowand

    #Team #Tunnels #Light

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Light #Law #Justice

  • Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Technology #Light #World

  • I am in awe of the things you've been put through and the fact you can still light up a room when you walk in. When I look at you I see life. I see joy. I see my future.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Light #Joy #Rooms

  • Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.
    -- Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

    #Heart #Reflection #Light

  • With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Angel #Light #Rose

  • A poet is a verb that blossoms light in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Garden #Light #Verbs

  • The purely righteous do not complain of the dark, but increase the light; they do not complain of evil, but increase justice; they do not complain of heresy, but increase faith; they do not complain of ignorance, but increase wisdom.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Ignorance #Dark #Light

  • When the spirit shines, even foggy skies make pleasant light.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Light #Sky #Shining

  • Our generation is wonderful generation, full of wonder. It's very hard to find an example of it in all our history. Composed of contradictions — light and darkness mixed.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Light #Our Generation #Darkness

  • Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Light #World #Way

  • God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Light #Self #Darkness

  • The Holy Scripture is like a diamond: in the dark it is like a piece of glass, but as soon as the light strikes it the water begins to sparkle, and the scintillation of life greets us.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Dark #Glasses #Light

  • The money power preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Selfish #Adversity #Light

  • The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Light #Honor #Generations

  • Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #War #Light #Honor

  • The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour, to the last generation. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, our last best hope of Earth.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #War #Past #Light

  • In the early days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread"; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, no good thing has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without having first cost labour.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Work #Light #Race

  • My painting represents the victory of the forces of darkness and peace over the powers of light and evil.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #Light #Evil #Darkness

  • In moments of uncertainty, when you must chose between two paths, allowing yourself to be overcome by either the fear of failure or the dimly lit light of possibility, immerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Light #Two #Overcoming

  • I got into cars through my father. He used to work on cars. My job was to hold the light, which pretty much was the limit of my mechanical abilities.
    -- Adam Ferrara

    #Jobs #Father #Light

  • It is difficult batting in artificial light with a red ball but it's a horrible task for umpires to make a judgement, particularly if they're going by light meters.
    -- Adam Gilchrist

    #Umpires #Light #Judgement

  • Love, like light, is a thing that is enacted better than defined: we know it afterward by the traces it leaves on paper.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Light #Paper

  • The World Series is played in my doubtless too-nostalgic imagination in some kind of autumn afternoon light, and seeing it exclusively in the bitter chill of midnight breaks the spell of even the best of games.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Autumn #Games #Light

  • We don't know that we've lost half a minute from our lives but we feel it somehow, we feel its absence. Something is missing, we think. And so we long for the thing we've missed and can't name, and out of that wanting - well, everything else rises, good and bad. What do you think leads us to the windows in the first place? The light in your eyes shines because of the longing in your soul. And the longing in your souls rises because you are looking for the lost half minute.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Eye #Thinking #Light

  • Learning to read the Bible in the light of the times in which it was written is critical.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Light #Critical #Learning To Read

  • God seeks to influence humanity. This is at the heart of the Christmas story. It is the story of light coming into the darkness, of a Savior to show us the way, of light overcoming the darkness, of God's work to save the world.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Christmas #Heart #Light

  • [J.Lo] found us a police car. Sort of. 'It's not a police car,' I said. 'It is,' said J.Lo. 'Looknow. Lights for flashing.' 'That's true.' 'Writing on the sides.' 'Yeah, but the writing? It says ''BullShake Party Patrol.'' Yes. Whatnow?
    -- Adam Rex

    #Party #Writing #Light

  • When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the 'Star Wars' movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Stars #War #Light

  • Back when I was a professional model-maker at Industrial Light & Magic, my specialty was hard-edged construction - spaceships, miniature sets, and architectural stuff. These objects were sometimes just 12 inches across yet needed enough detail to fill a movie screen.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Light #Magic #Details

  • So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #Light #People #Shining

  • Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness- happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
    -- Adela Rogers St. Johns

    #Happiness #Light #Joy

  • Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
    -- Adela Rogers St. Johns

    #Light #Joy #And Love

  • Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night; Lead me, O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Night #Light #Perfect

  • You look up to your parents and you want them to accept you, and you don't want them to look at you in a negative light. So you do things to make them proud and accept you.
    -- Adepero Oduye

    #Light #Parent #Negative

  • She was the kind of person who would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Light #Darkness #Kind

  • When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You, But When You Enter Into The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow Doesn't Follow You.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Dark #Light #Shadow

  • The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges : the pox and Christianity.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Two #Light #World

  • Was there any form of filth or crime without at least one Jew involved in it? If you cut into such a sore, you find, like a maggot in a rotting body, often dazzled by the sudden light, a Jew.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Cutting #Light #Holocaust

  • When I compare myself and my opponents in other countries in the light of history, I do not fear the verdict on our respective mentalities.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Country #Light #Anxiety

  • It is the great work of nature to transmute sunlight into life. So it is the great end of Christian living to transmute the light of truth into the fruits of holy living.
    -- Adoniram Judson Gordon

    #Christian #Light #Fruit

  • When I put my pen to a blank sheet, black isn’t added but rather the white sheet is deprived of light. [] Thus I also grasped that the empty spaces are the most important aspect of a typeface.
    -- Adrian Frutiger

    #Light #White #Space

  • Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that.
    -- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

    #Book #Light #Rising Up

  • Looking back, now, I realize that you only ever need one person who lights up that way when you enter a room. One person is all it takes to give a kid confidence.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Kids #Light #Giving

  • The dialectic between change and continuity is a painful but deeply instructive one, in personal life as in the life of a people.To "see the light" too often has meant rejecting the treasures found in darkness.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Change #Light #People

  • The light of consciousness has no mind to change or alter anything. There is no sense that anything needs to change, but it does change.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Light #Mind #Doe

  • It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Light #Feet #Suffering

  • abroad it is our habit to regard all other travelers in the light of personal and unpardonable grievances. They are intruders into our chosen realms of pleasure, they jar upon our sensibilities, they lessen our meager share of comforts, they are everywhere in our way, they are always an unnecessary feature in the landscape.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Light #Comfort

  • If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Light #Differences

  • Trust God in the dark until the light returns.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Dark #Light #Return

  • Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Light #Soul #Zombie

  • When we try to focus our thought upon One who is pure uncreated being we may see nothing at all, for He dwelleth in light that no man can approach unto. Only by faith and love are we able to glimpse Him as He passes by our shelter in the cleft of the rock.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Men #Light #Rocks

  • Light is good company, when alone; I took my comfort where I found it, and the warmest yellow bulb in the living-room lamp had become a kind of radiant babysitter all its own.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Light #Yellow #Comfort

  • When the light at Vernon turned green, we stepped into the street and George grabbed my hand and the ghosts of our younger selves crossed with us.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Light #Self #Hands

  • All religions are like different cars all moving in the same direction. People who don't see it have no light in their hearts.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Moving #Heart #Light

  • Don’t be attached to visions or lights in meditation, don’t rise or fall with them. What’s so great about brightness? My flashlight has it. It can’t help us rid ourselves of our suffering.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Fall #Light #Meditation

  • Real film is light; digital is electricity.
    -- Aki Kaurismaki

    #Real #Light #Digital

  • In a time of darkness, you don't curse the darkness, you light a candle.
    -- Al Gore

    #Light #Darkness #Curse

  • I drive a hybrid, and we've changed our light bulbs and windows and installed solar panels and geothermal ground source heat pumps and most everything else.
    -- Al Gore

    #Light #Pumps #Heat

  • A laser is a weak source of energy. A laser takes [only] a few watts of energy and focuses them in a coherent stream of light. But with a laser, you can drill a hole in a diamond or wipe out cancer.
    -- Al Ries

    #Cancer #Light #Focus

  • I love the way they run in fright when I turn on the kitchen light. And when I squish them on the ground, they make a pleasant crunchy sound.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Running #Animal #Light

  • I complained to Waki' about the weakness of my memorisation, So he instructed me to abandon disobedience; He informed me that knowledge is a light, And the light of Allah is not given to a sinner.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Light

  • Darkness is where we begin and where we end. We don't usually see light traveling in darkness of space because we only can see its reflection on substance.
    -- Ala Bashir

    #Reflection #Light #Space

  • I turn you out of doors tenant desire you pay no rent I turn you out of doors all my best rooms are yours the brain and heart depart I turn you out of doors switch off the lights throw water on the fire I turn you out of doors stubborn desire.
    -- Alain Chartier

    #Broken Heart #Fire #Light

  • The darker the subject, the more light you must try to shed on the matter. And vice versa.
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Light #Trying #Vices

  • The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Dream #Light #Eagles

  • If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Creativity #Light #Years

  • The principle that light can be in two places at the same time is absolutely extraordinary.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Light #Two #Principles

  • In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Light #Trying #Lenses

  • If light is outlawed, then only outlaws will be able to see where they're going.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Light #Able #Outlaw

  • Spirit of Beauty, whose sweet impulses, flung like rose of dawn across the sea, alone can flush the exalted consciousness with shafts of sensible divinity-light of the world, essential loveliness.
    -- Alan Seeger

    #Beauty #Sweet #Light

  • Why don't you light that candle ?
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Science #Light #Candle

  • Why don't you fix your little problem and light this candle?
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Moon #Light #Littles

  • The source of all light is in the eye.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Light #Source

  • I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution , where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment... only to vanish forever.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Light #Forever #Gleam

  • Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated
    -- Alan Watts

    #Light #Expectations #Advice

  • The truth is revealed by removing things that stand in its light, an art not unlike sculpture, in which the artist creates, not by building, but by hacking away.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Art #Light #Sculpture

  • I think that because I'm overweight, [my] fantasy was lightness. So I project my fantasy to the clothes, and now all I do is light, light clothes because it's the one thing I don't have. That is why I'm too afraid to lose weight because then I might make heavy clothes.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Fashion #Thinking #Light

  • In the light, the earth remains our first and our last love. Our brothers are breathing under the same sky as we; justice is a living thing. Now is born that strange joy which helps one live and die, and which we shall never again postpone to a later time.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Brother #Light #Sky

  • The truth, as the light, makes blind.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Light #Blind

  • Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject. They light up with their passion an exclusive world in which they recognize their climate.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Passion #Light #Feelings

  • There is no longer a single idea explaining everything, but an infinite number of essences giving a meaning to an infinite number of objects. The world comes to a stop, but also lights up.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Light #Essence #Ideas

  • I remember vividly my student days, spending hours at the light microscope, turning endlessly the micrometric screw, and gazing at the blurred boundary which concealed the mysterious ground substance where the secret mechanisms of cell life might be found.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Light #Cells #Secret

  • Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Light #Names #Half

  • God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Light

  • Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Light

  • E=mc2. Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Light #Energy #Body

  • It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing - a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Furthermore, the equation E = mc², in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Squares #Light #Average

  • There might've been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light. Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here, it's all up in the head.
    -- Albert Finney

    #Light #Ballet #Wire