Shadows Quotes

Ideas are like shadows , substantial enough until we try to grasp them.

Samuel Butler

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renenwed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies.

Chinese Proverbs

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.

William Butler Yeats

White Shadows is one of my favorite songs on the record, ... It's just really strong rhythmically. And the fact that it's going down so well with crowds is very cool.

Guy Rupert Berryman

Calmer than midnight's deepest bush Is the sun-bright Summer nooning, With its cloudy shadows seeking rest, That fall on the hillside swooning. Great Night with its solemn starry eyes, Over Day's gate asks us whither We go, what our password is, To the camp beyond the river. ...

Ethel Lynn Beers

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine

Henry Ward Beecher

To rid ourselves of our shadows - who we are - we must step into either total light or total darkness

Jeremy Preston

If you can't sleep, I'll be there in your dreams. I'll be there in your dreams if you can't sleep at all. And in your dreams, I'll touch your cheek And lay my head on your shoulder. Goodbye shadows

Zooey Claire Deschanel

Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.

Edward Young

There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes.

Victor Hugo

To think of shadows is a serious thing.

Victor Hugo

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Charlotte Whitton

Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.

Evita Peron

One is forever throwing away substance for shadows.

Jennie Churchill

The best in this kind are but shadows, and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.

William Shakespeare

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

Charles Dickens

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together.

Rita Dove

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

George Eliot

Our sins, like to our shadows, when our day was in its glory, scarce appeared; toward our evening, how great and monstrous!

Sir John Suckling

There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped

Hubert H. Humphrey

When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set

Lyn Yutang
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