Quotations on Shadow

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The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Goal, Colors, Painting, Shadow, Voice)

To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Love, Future, Light, Shadow, World)

You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: Death, Life, Loss, Possession, Shadow, Sun)

I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Day, Healing, Public, Shadow, Trees)

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Imagination, Shadow, Universe, World)

Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Life, Death, Living, Shadow, Shadows)

The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Danger, Shadow, states, United)

And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable
(Keywords: Land, Mourning, Shadow, Silence)

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow.
- Thomas Campion
(Keywords: Shadow, Sun)

My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Father, Children, Eyes, Memory, Shadow, Will, Winter)

I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another.
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Daughter, Day, Shadow, Will)

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun, that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Keywords: Shadow, Sun)

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
- DeWitt Clinton
(Keywords: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?
- Frank Moore Colby
(Keywords: Heart, Adventure, Day, Man, Question, Shadow, Sun)

We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform.
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Keywords: Fitness, Health, Ability, Doubt, Shadow, Testing, Want, Youth)

As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
- Ezra Cornell
(Keywords: Power, Bigotry, Country, Followers, Harm, Old, Party, Religious, Shadow, Will)

A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.
- Jim DeMint
(Keywords: Extremism, Iraq, Light, Shadow, Will)

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Time, Melancholy, Shadow, Sound)

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Happiness, Duty, Shadow, Will)

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
- Ralph Ellison
(Keywords: Time, Act, Past, Shadow, Writing)

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Evening, Shadow, Sun)

Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.
- Matthew Fox
(Keywords: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman
(Keywords: Facts, Shadow, Will)

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.
- Amy Grant
(Keywords: Shadow, Want)

Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
- David Hockney
(Keywords: Art, People, Deals, Shadow, Shadows)

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
- Whitney Houston
(Keywords: Shadow, Succeed)

Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.
- Cordell Hull
(Keywords: Life, Peace, War, Circumstances, Existence, Shadow, World, World war)

Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Keywords: Time, Eternity, Shadow, World)

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John
(Keywords: People, Meaning, Shadow, Shadows, Shyness, Talking, Timidity, Words)

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Love, Power, Rules, Shadow, Will)

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
- Janos Kadar
(Keywords: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)

For 24 hours a day, for 10 years, all I thought about was being in a band. That's all I did. I had no other social life. I don't want my life to be like that now. I've spent the past 10 years having a real life as well. But Spandau Ballet is such a difficult shadow to outrun.
- Gary Kemp
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Ballet, Being, Day, Now, Past, Shadow, Want, Years)

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Day, Fact, Grief, Living, Misery, Shadow, Thinking)

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela
(Keywords: Death, Freedom, Shadow, Will)

I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.
- Marcel Marceau
(Keywords: Destiny, Light, Man, Shadow, Style)

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Life, Boredom, Shadow, Smile)

I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life, that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks, and beneath the shadow of oaks.
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Keywords: Life, Brooks, Day, Hearing, Heaven, Shadow, Summer)

The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing.
- Michel de Montaigne
(Keywords: Nothing, Play, Shadow, Vanity, Word, World)

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov
(Keywords: Travel, Light, Nothing, Shadow, Universe)

When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
- Austin O'Malley
(Keywords: Light, Shadow, Shadows, Walking)

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
- Thomas Paine
(Keywords: Men, Liberty, Privilege, Shadow, Thinking, Yield)

Well actually, some weeks they'll write that I'm jealous of living in her shadow. Then other weeks, they'll write that all I want to do is loaf around on her money! It's ridiculous!
- Ryan Phillippe
(Keywords: Living, Shadow, Want)

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.
- Rod Serling
(Keywords: Science, Infinity, Light, Man, Shadow, Space, Superstition)

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
- William Shakespeare
(Keywords: Life, Nothing, Poor, Shadow, Sound, Walking)

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Keywords: Pain, Pleasure, Shadow, Tragedy)

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
- Samuel Smiles
(Keywords: Hope, Burden, Journey, Shadow, Sun)

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy - I want to talk about the movie in a second - but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?
- Tavis Smiley
(Keywords: Time, Shadow, Talk, Want)

I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
- Sophocles
(Keywords: Nothing, Shadow, State)

Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Body, Grief, Man, Shadow, Spirit, Sun, Will)



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