Quotes and Sayings about Light



"A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained."
- Lyman Abbott
(Related: Virtue, Infinite, Possibilities, Vice)

"I have been further enlightened by the conversation and correspondence of some illustrious Italians, whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger."
- Edmond About
(Related: Conversation, Danger, Name)

"The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves."
- M. H. Abrams
(Related: Theories)

"Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight."
- Diane Ackerman
"Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Content)

"The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the 500, he reaches the five hundred thousand."
- Brooks Adams
(Related: Difference, Influence)

"The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Difference, Influence)

"In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn't have to ride around with jerks."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Women, Car)

"That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Father, Man, Misery, Motive, Will)

"Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Cheerfulness, Clouds, Mind, Mirth, Serenity)

"The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt."
- Konrad Adenauer
(Related: Art, Politics)

"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Life, Men, Light, World)

"There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Time, Disasters)

"It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Light, Trouble)

"To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Hope, Energy, Waiting)

"I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies."
- Eden Ahbez
(Related: Being, Earth, Heaven, Rain, Wind)

"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

"Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Trying, Will)

"That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Delight, Expectation, Profit)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Light, Windows, World)

"I know not if the dark or bright shall be by lot; if that wherein my hopes delight be best or not."
- Henry Alford
(Related: Delight)

"I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Bed, Light, Night)

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Dance, Fight, Road)

"A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Crows, Light)

"Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

"Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

"An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Life, Success, Actor, Popularity)

"Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: People, Connection, Crowds)

"Corona Light has had very faithful stewardship from us from the very beginning in 1989."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Beginning, Light)

"I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Experience, Job, Light, Network)

"The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Fire)

"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Work, Talent, Light)

"We don't want to miss anybody or slight anybody."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Want)

"I don't like to hurt people, I really don't like it at all. But in order to get a red light at the intersection, you sometimes have to have an accident."
- Jack Anderson
(Related: People, Accident, Hurt, Light, Order)

"In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Movies, Romantic)

"I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Ideas, Vision, Grief, Struggle)

"Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

"We're loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Jeopardy, Light, May, Project, Rivers, Will)

"It's slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea of a head of state in human form."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: People, Idea, State)

"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Consciousness, Delight)

"For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains."
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

"Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fiction, First, Fun, Potential)

"I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)

"As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Father, People)

"A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Soul, Eye, Understanding, Woman)

"I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do."
- Stuart Appleby
"I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it."
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Family, Love, Music, Being, Christmas, Snow)

"The media's power is frail. Without the people's support, it can be shut off with the ease of turning a light switch."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power, People, Light, Media, Support)

"It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Light)

"Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Life, Truth, People, Conflict, Darkness, Error, Light, Opposites, Zone)

"Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

"And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?"
- Archilochus
(Related: Life, Cunning, Grave)

"Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Peace, Delight, Desire, Mind)

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Solitude)

"The values of Islam are expressed by Muslims clearly. September 11 changed the world, and put Muslims on the spotlight."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Values, Islam, World)

"Yeah, I wasn't chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role. That wasn't planned by anyone."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Circumstance, First)

"It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Earth)

"The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Love, Instinct, Liberty, Light, Man)

"It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Light, Spring, Sun)

"The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Light, Perfection, Pursuit, Sweetness)

"Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Economics, Public, Traveling)

"My assignment was exclusively in the research field, and my first published paper, On the Optimal Use of Winds for Flight Planning, was the outgrowth of that work."
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Related: Work, First, Planning, Research)

"Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore - then I suppose not. But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Old, Sense)

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Science, Light)

"The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Delight)

"We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod ... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand, I get undue credit."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Work, Credit, Criticism)

"The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, Government, Truth, Lie, Consideration, Light, Rhetoric, Right)

"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

"He must be lightning slow."
- Ron Atkinson
"If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Dress, Help, Light, Needs, Want)

"I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: People, Film, Insult, Talking)

"I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics, and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: People, Books, Want)

"We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly different bits of dialogue and information, so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily and it would still feel complete, even though it was shorter."
- Bille August
(Related: Information, Intentions)

"O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Spirit)

"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

"The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Virtue, Light, Spiritual)

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)

"To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Beauty, Life, Delight, First, Pretty, Years)

"They had been monitoring the site for a very long time, and at times, I received over 100 hits from the Department of Defense on the website, so I wasn't the slightest bit surprised."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Time, Defense)

"If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Consistency, Vision, President, Running, Sense, Today)

"Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl a fifty dollar bill for the powder room."
- George Axelrod
(Related: Gentleman, Will)

"Whenever the work is itself light, it becomes necessary, in order to economize time, to increase the velocity."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Work, Time, Light, Order)

"The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Faith, Leadership, People, Light, Question)

"Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, God, Soul, Harmony, Honor)

"You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Answers, Colors, Light, Questions, Study, Want)

"I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food."
- John Bachman
(Related: Food)

"You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Change, Music, People, Buying)

"However, in recent years our nation has seen a sizable influx of illegal immigration that at best highlights some alarming inadequacies and at worst indicates a broken system."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Nation, Years)

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Solitude)

"Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Ability, Delight)

"Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Fame, Light)

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Darkness, Light, Order, Present)

"God's first creature, which was light."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, First, Light)

"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Men, Fortune, Giving, Light, Sky, Stars)

"The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Light, Spirit)

"In this movie they took them up in space. They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy!"
- John Badham
(Related: Gravity, Light, Space)

"I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Ability, Emotion, Feeling, Holiday, Sound)

"We must not let daylight in upon the magic."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Magic)

"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Art, History, Causes, Light, Rest, Shadow)

"One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Fear, Violence)

"Give light and people will find the way."
- Ella Baker
(Related: People, Light, Will)

"The discrimination is not made openly, but a Negro who goes to such places is informed that there are no accommodations, or he is overlooked and otherwise slighted, so that he does not come again."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Discrimination)

"You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Heart, Light)

"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"People so far have been very fond of the Robert Altman movie, as I am, and when one things goes well it shines light on your other projects and now I seem to have a number of projects that are moving forward."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: People, Light, Now, Projects)

"Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

"Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)

"There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Movies, People, Acting, Circumstances, Fantasy)

"If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life)

"Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

"I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings."
- Balthus
(Related: Desire, Mystery)

"Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: HusbDifference, Lady, Lies, Night)

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Happiness, Mother, Future, Memories, Past)

"It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Calculations, Giants, Man, Race)

"I like my coffee light."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Coffee, Light)

"In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author... I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Home, Mom, Money, Time, Honesty, Order, State, Trying)

"I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything I create will see the light of day."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Day, Fact, Light, Will)

"You can't fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Dancing, Fool, Girls, Television)

"We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Secrets, Theatre, Want, Writers)

"When I write, I am not giving a lecture, I am speculating on behavior. Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be. As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should keep the light out of it."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Behavior, Giving, Light, Theatre)

"Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: End, Light)

"Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Ethics, Order, Self, Will)

"It is well to fetter the wings of our fancy and restrain its flights."
- Edward E. Barnard
(Related: Fancy)

"We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

"When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Love, Light, Meeting)

"Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Money, Queen)

"If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry."
- Dave Barry
(Related: God, Cute)

"I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta. I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors."
- Todd Barry
"Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Love, Meeting)

"The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount, would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion."
- Peter Bart
(Related: First, Meeting)

"The green-light decision process today consists of maybe of 30 or 40 people."
- Peter Bart
(Related: People, Decision, Today)

"A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Decision, Meeting)

"My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view."
- William Bartram
(Related: Progress, Elegance, Order)

"First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds."
- William Bartram
(Related: Strength, First, Name)

"Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Attention, Company, President)

"Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Happiness, Pleasure, Poison)

"The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Life, Morality, Evil, Light, Opposition, Questioning)

"Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Flowers, Numbers)

"A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of interviewing celebrities, that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Actors, Tea, Years)

"If you haven't had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Nature, Heart)

"The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Certainty, Delight, Evil, Lies)

"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
(Related: Love, Future, Light, Shadow, World)

"Thunder and lightning. I have never - never - skied in thunder and lightning. It was a trip, for sure."
- John Bauer
"As soon as he hit it, I thought I had it. But I lost it when it went into the lights. I did my best."
- Danny Bautista
(Related: Thought)

"Making sure that when my child went to school people were enlightened enough not to torture them, you know?"
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: People, School)

"Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of "The Lord of the Rings". From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually."
- Sean Bean
(Related: World)

"No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife."
- James Beattie
(Related: Love, Wife, HusbDawn, Jealousy, Past)

"Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb's stuff."
- Alison Bechdel
"I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Infinite, Light, Shadows)

"The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me. There's no light in them. Fixed emotions. Blind worship. Horror. It makes me think of what happened to us long ago."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

"They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Grave, Light, Night)

"And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

"Men are like mascara, they run at the slightest display of emotion."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Men, Emotion)

"Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Love, Heart, Deep, Light, Pretty)

"Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Day, Laughter, Night, Smile, Twilight)

"I am a daylight atheist."
- Brendan Behan
"The question of how the eye works - that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina - simply could not be answered at that time."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Time, Eye, First, Light, Question)

"Although Darwin was able to persuade much of the world that a modern eye could be produced gradually from a much simpler structure, he did not even attempt to explain how the simple light sensitive spot that was his starting point actually worked."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Eye, Light, World)

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

"I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Friends, Fun)

"I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857."
- Edward Bellamy
(Related: Boston, First, Light)

"The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world - not his own light, but that of Christ."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Men, Women, Christ, Light, World)

"The tension I feel is the moment they say, 'Action!' Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Movies, Tension, Want)

"Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

"In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Music, Film, Opera)

"In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Finance, Government)

"To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Wisdom, God, Devil, Light)

"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."
- John Berger
(Related: Time, Invention, Light, Photography)

"We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Television)

"When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light - whatever that is for you - no matter how far away it seems."
- Jan Berry
(Related: Darkness, Eye, Light)

"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."
- John Berry
(Related: Paradise)

"I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it's got green in it. I don't know what the hell that was about."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Hell, Light)

"All of us are mad. If it weren't for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn't be any point in giving each person a separate name."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Fact, Giving, Name)

"The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Home, Electricity, Light, Thinking, World)

"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)

"The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: History, Acquaintance, Nations)

"Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: People, Fear, Temptation)

"Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Quick)

"My wife was delighted with the home I had given her amid the prairies of the far west."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Home, Wife)

"The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society, and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Society, People, Jobs)

"When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Intention, Practice)

"When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Intention, Man, Practice)

"The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow, and going as smoothly and silently. I never had dreamed of such a motion, fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze flitting over the flowers, but swift as the summer lightening."
- Richard Blackmore
(Related: Home, Flowers, Summer)

"The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled."
- William Blake
(Related: Soul, Delight)

"For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life."
- William Blake
(Related: Life)

"Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence."
- William Blake
(Related: Delight, Energy)

"He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star."
- William Blake
(Related: Light)

"The first light of day today revealed what we had feared. The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Day, First, Light, Today)

"The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire - the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Heart, Fire, Light)

"On the night of the 1st of September we observed for the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry, and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses."
- William Bligh
(Related: Time, Being, First, Land, Night)

"Education is the movement from darkness to light."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Education, Darkness, Light)

"I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight, because that's a pretty cool concept."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Pretty)

"Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Cinema, Earth, Fantasy, Film, First, Journey, Will)

"I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: God, Pain)

"Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Help)

"And as long as you're subject to birth and death, you'll never attain enlightenment."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Death)

"Not creating delusions is enlightenment."
- Bodhidharma
"About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Americans, Light, Oil)

"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution."
- John Boehner
(Related: Revolution, Ideals)

"I'm not a light-hearted person, so I can't think light-hearted at work."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Work, Light)

"We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect."
- Sissela Bok
(Related: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

"Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"
- Al Boliska
"The law is not a "light" for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Law, Man, May)

"The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights."
- Giotto di Bondone
(Related: Friends, World)

"We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: People, Light)

"It is still color, it is not yet light."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Light)

"When I heard about the first Tomb Raider, I was very interested and I would have liked to have directed that. When I was approached for the second film, I was delighted."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Film, First)

"Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Delight, Wonders)

"I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Delight)

"I don't mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I've saved all year."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Time, Inflation, Mind, Will)

"Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Society, Modernity, Reason)

"If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good."
- James Boswell
(Related: Power, Delight, World)

"Retiring for good wasn't difficult. I knew at the time it was right. I was no longer capable of achieving the standards I'd set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Time, End, Light, Right)

"Heathenism is a state of mind. You can take it that I'm referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any Gods presence in his life. He is the 21st century man."
- David Bowie
(Related: Life, Gods, Light, Man, Mind, State, World)

"I'm afraid of the dark, so I have a lot of night-lights."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Night)

"I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: People, Ability, Awareness, Disability, Want)

"But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger fan and now my dreams have really come true."
- Milton Bradley
(Related: Dreams, Now)

"We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the light of every passing ship."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Light, Stars)

"Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Stars)

"Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Ego, Self)

"My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Change, God, Disorder)

"Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Light, Publicity)

"Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Afterlife, Delight, Heaven, Nothing, Wonders)

"If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Light, Reason)

"I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, Light)

"Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Summer)

"And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment."
- Bill Brandt
(Related: Experience, Effect, Instinct, Light, Treatment)

"With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Beds, Will)

"Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Now, Right)

"Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid."
- Richard Branson
"And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Being, Problems, Woman)

"In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: Reality)

"As far as Beau is concerned, we're on the same team, we root for each other. If my parts are slightly more attractive, or are perceived that way by others, he's very content."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Content)

"Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Clothes, Illusion, Light, Magic, Want)

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Angels, Delight, Gardens, Night, Walking)

"But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens."
- David Brin
(Related: Challenge)

"The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Time, Character, Career, Evil, Twilight, Zone)

"It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Church, Earth, Light, Universe)

"So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)

"How delightful to find a friend in everyone."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Friend)

"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

"His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Heart, Wind)

"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Father, People, Cats, Children, Dogs, Poor)

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Nature, Light, Wind)

"I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back."
- Phillips Brooks
"Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Charm, Light, Woman)

"Love without attachment is light."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Love, Light)

"None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly. The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively studied and it really is time to act."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Time, Act, Constitution, Fact)

"Light tomorrow with today!"
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Light, Tomorrow)

"And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Light, Man)

"Personally I believe that the courses we followed for some years after World War II were enlightened, surprisingly imaginative and extremely effective."
- David Bruce
(Related: War, World, World war, Years)

"I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Play)

"Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Art, Imagination, Poetry, Thought)

"The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Light, Moon, Sky, Summer)

"There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Age, Old)

"I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Talent, Being, Gifts, Light, Spiritual)

"He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply."
- John Buchan
(Related: Emotion)

"I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Politics, Light)

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
- Buddha
(Related: Wisdom, Life, Virtue, Deeds, Earth, Guidance, Light, Mind, Needs)

"The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I'd say probably in the early '70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, 'cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Business, Music, Time)

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Habit, Light)

"I've enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Being, London, Now, Want)

"Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Nature, Truth, Eye, Light, Ocean)

"When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty-fifth-floor apartment, there's light pollution and fog, and I couldn't see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Light, Pen, Pollution)

"One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Age, Youth)

"Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Nature, Purpose, Language, Light, Principles)

"I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Learning, Light, Montana, Schools, Trying)

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
- George Burns
(Related: Light, Old)

"I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects."
- John Burns
(Related: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

"History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Challenge, Diaries, Light, Popular)

"We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Light, Reality, State, Will)

"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Light, Old)

"I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Work, Balance, Being, Light)

"I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Thought, People, Light, Support)

"We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Diversity, Light, Nation, Sky, Stars)

"I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Selling, Country, Desire, Giving, Opinions, President, Public)

"I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Education, Books, Learning, School, Theater)

"In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Hope, Day, Despair, Fact, Help, Nothing)

"However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, Dew)

"The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Science, Light, Now, Reading)

"If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Family, Choices, Investment, Poverty)

"I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a weakness in our energy supply systems, highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf coast for our energy resources."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Country, Energy, Weakness)

"The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches. I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows, given to me by their great writers. I'd love to be doing all that again."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Love, Comedy, Martin, Variety, Writers)

"The nation can no longer afford to continue policies that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Nation)

"The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch."
- George Byron
(Related: Power, Wife, Heart, Common sense, Fact)

"Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, Angels, Desire, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Light)

"I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Acting, Sensuality)

"I liked being in the spotlight."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Being)

"Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Power, War, Fortune)

"The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Houses)

"Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Evil, Mind, Vices)

"The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Attention, Delight)

"If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade!"
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Humanity, Justice, Will, World)

"From heav'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring."
- Thomas Campion
(Related: Thoughts, Delight, Spring)

"Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Truth, Falsehood, Light, Twilight)

"I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Mystery, Reality, Will)

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

"I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Government, War, Values, America, Light, Nations, Republican, Will)

"One of the jokes on our flight is that, if we have a normal entry day going, the plan is for me... to actually take the orbiter first and fly it for maybe 10 or 15 seconds and then hand it on over to Scooter."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: Day, First, Jokes)

"The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing."
- George Carey
(Related: Suicide)

"I think in my own country, at the way we've seen through the ordination of women to the priesthood, which I'm delighted about, and that will move on to another level before very long."
- George Carey
(Related: Women, Country, Will)

"But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in."
- George Carey
(Related: Action, Light, Military, Weapons)

"There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!"
- Mariah Carey
(Related: End, Light)

"When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent."
- George Carlin
(Related: Work, Light, Night)

"Electricity is really just organized lightning."
- George Carlin
(Related: Electricity)

"Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Soul, Darkness, Free will, Light, Necessity)

"No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Ability, Honor)

"The speed of light sucks."
- John Carmack
(Related: Light)

"You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you're in another world."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Theater, World)

"For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Love, Building, Earth, Heaven, Journey, Light, Will)

"Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Marriage, Life, People, Hope, Metaphor)

"Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Peace, Religion, Strength, Light, Man, Spiritual)

"The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Government, Time, Public, Smile, World)

"Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone."
- Hodding Carter
(Related: Darkness, News, Television)

"Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons."
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Related: Age, Middle age, Romantic)

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Act)

"There are two births: the one when light, First strikes the new awakened sense; The other when two souls unite, And we must count our life from thence, When you loved me and I loved you, Then both of us were born anew."
- William Cartwright
(Related: Life, First, Light, Sense)

"I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Car, Father, Journey, Memory, Wonder)

"Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, Hatred)

"You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Conscience, Fools, Will)

"The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Possibility, Rights, Influence)

"I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Age, Life, Man)

"And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all where this train is going."
- Bruce Catton
(Related: Infinity, Will)

"For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Peace, Delight, Pleasure, Temperance)

"As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Decency, Delight, Necessity, Pleasure)

"As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Delight, Gay)

"Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Being, Light, Now)

"The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Light, Nothing, Security)

"These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Light, Nothing)

"Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Experience)

"The rate of population growth in the United States is slightly below that required to reproduce itself."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Growth, Population, states, United)

"Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"It's more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom."
- Lacey Chabert
(Related: Control, Fun)

"So it was scary, but that's how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Delight)

"It is always better to be slightly underdressed."
- Coco Chanel
"The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)

"The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance."
- Prince Charles
(Related: Balance, Medicine)

"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Soul, Electricity, Force, Light)

"He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Life, Romance, Delight, Living)

"The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject, in all lights under which it had been presented to him."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: President)

"I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Habits, Meaning, Words)

"The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"You must try to match your colors as nearly as you can to those you see before you, and you must study the effects of light and shade on nature's own hues and tints."
- William Merritt Chase
(Related: Nature, Colors, Light, Study)

"You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment."
- Paddy Chayefsky
(Related: Age, Profit, World)

"I compare the Twist to the electric light, The Twist is me, and I'm it. I'm the electric light."
- Chubby Checker
(Related: Light)

"The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony."
- John Cheever
(Related: People, Adultery, American, Ceremony, Rain, Woman, Writer)

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Light, Moon)

"Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Fact, Light, Names)

"How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Facts, Light, Man, Police, Wrong)

"Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, Acquaintance, Distrust, Reason)

"Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Virtue, First, Light, Sight, Vice)

"Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Love, Light, Man)

"But a lot of that kind of work is done pre-flight, coordinating efforts with the flight directors and the ground teams, and figuring out how you're going to operate together."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Work)

"Our task was doing maintenance and repairs to keep the station in a good state for the return of the shuttle flights and resumption of major ISS construction."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: State)

"I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Science, Politicians, Public, Space)

"It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Deep, Fire, Light, Shadows)

"The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"My grandmother was, back when they called them 'stewardesses,' a flight attendant. I actually had a ball wearing that little uniform and making sure everything was under control."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Control)

"As I became very defined in my personal politics, I turned down some films that I slightly regret now; I'm not going to say what they were."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Politics, Now, Regret)

"I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills aren't used; in London, they're used for everything. It doesn't matter how much they're cleaned, they still reflect light."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Light, London)

"Treat your friends as you do your best pictures, and place them in their best light."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Friends, Light)

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light."
- Jennie Jerome Churchill
(Related: Friends, Light)

"All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Doubt, Pain, Will)

"When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Delight)

"Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Action, Evil, Man, Order, Violence)

"I was more of a light opera singer, not really much of a lounge singer."
- Melinda Clarke
(Related: Light, Opera)

"However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Light, Loss, Youth)

"I was lightweight - that was the whole point of me."
- Julian Clary
"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
(Related: Light, Name)

"Intelligence is nothing without delight."
- Paul Claudel
(Related: Intelligence, Delight, Nothing)

"Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know."
- Hugo Claus
(Related: Earth, Feet, Guests, Light, Now, Old)

"Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Truth, Courage, First, Intellect, Light, May)

"All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Action, Twilight)

"The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting."
- John Cleese
(Related: Idea)

"On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be."
- Brian Clough
(Related: People)

"Thought the sun is gone, I have a light."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Thought, Light, Sun)

"I wear my shadows where they're harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Light, Shadows)

"The things in my songs are the edited highlights of my life. I don't go seeking out strange sexual experiences every day of the week."
- Jarvis Cocker
(Related: Life, Day, Songs)

"Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Effect, Job, Light, Literature, Originality, Rest, Spontaneity, Youth)

"Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Act, First, Joy, Limits, Play, Stairs)

"Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Love, Light, Shadows)

"You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Truth, Delight, Gravity, Will)

"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Thoughts, Appreciation, Light, Prayer)

"Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Change)

"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Light)

"My academic schedule is lighter this year because it's an Olympic year."
- Sasha Cohen
"The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: America, Citizenship)

"Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time; the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were interested in and that was not my specialty."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Time, People, Conflict, Interest, Public)

"How lovely are the portals of the night, when stars come out to watch the daylight die."
- Thomas Cole
(Related: Night, Stars)

"That's why I haven't been so anxious. But now, lots of people write and say, 'I want to find out what you're doing.' So I know that this book will enlighten them."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: People, Now, Want, Will)

"I think that those elements - light and sound - are beyond democratic. They're into the creative part of life."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Life, Light, Sound)

"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Love, Mother, Father, Heart, Light)

"To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Experience, Men)

"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Love, Thoughts)

"Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time, Idleness, Light)

"I think that new communications are wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Internet)

"I can't remember much about the early flights, except that it was ages before we got into First Class."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Class, First)

"In light of the attacks on mass transit systems in other countries, shouldn't we be beefing up?... Clearly more could be done."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Countries, Light)

"It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Nature, Truth, Light, Struggle)

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Light, Old, Sun, World)

"If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: End, Light, Wrong)

"If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me."
- William Congreve
(Related: Love, Heart, Delight)

"I'm a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful. They all want so little."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: People, Pretty, Want, World)

"I loved Japan. I used to read a lot about it when I was a child. And I always wanted to go. And it was delightful. I absolutely loved it. What a smashing place."
- Billy Connolly
"The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Conquest, Earth, Noses, Pretty)

"The flight was extremely normal... for the first 36 seconds then after that got very interesting."
- Pete Conrad
(Related: First)

"Oh, that character was light years away from me. I'm not debonair. I'm not suave. I did wear tight pants, though, because I found out that it worked."
- Robert Conrad
(Related: Character, Light, Years)

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."
- John Constable
(Related: Light, May, Perspective, Ugly, Will)

"The sage belongs to the same obsolete repertory as the virtuous maiden and the enlightened monarch."
- Mason Cooley
"Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, Exploitation, Innocence, Possibilities)

"Critic's delight: scolding the Mighty Dead."
- Mason Cooley
"We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Men, Politics, Midnight, Office, Oil)

"We started combining the use of light and the use of theatrics and the use of as many art forms as possible, and it's still growing - that's the whole idea of it."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Art, Idea, Light)

"When I feel like I'm doing my best work, there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Work, Freedom, Losing, Zone)

"Father, we thank you, especially for letting me fly this flight - for the privilege of being able to be in this position, to be in this wondrous place, seeing all these many startling, wonderful things that you have created."
- Gordon Cooper
(Related: Father, Being, Privilege)

"They had to start shaving my chin when I was 12 years old because light started to pick it up."
- Jackie Cooper
(Related: Light, Old, Years)

"Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Men, Light, Order, Sleep, Space)

"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Architecture, Light)

"I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: God, Negative, Vision, Christian, Body, Focus, Light, Now)

"Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!"
- Roger Corman
(Related: Art, Fact)

"And if you dont believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light."
- Chris Cornell
(Related: Light, Night, Sun, Will)

"The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Soul, Land, Man, Slavery)

"Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne."
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Light, Night, Smile, Summer)

"He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest."
- Hernando Cortez
(Related: Night)

"This Department of Treasury, run by this administration, using the same tried and true accounting methods that every business in America uses, cast new light on the fiscal severity that our Nation is facing, what some would call a mess."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Business, America, Light, Nation)

"It's pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else."
- Marion Cotillard
(Related: Pretty)

"While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: American, Liberals, Security, Treachery)

"A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Forget, Light, Past, Smile)

"Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family)

"Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Power, Failure)

"You know, you've got serious pieces, you've got light pieces, you've got cooking segments, you've got health-related topics, so it's not as if they've had a unique personality from the get-go."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Health, Cooking, Light, Personality)

"Production was what I always wanted to do, even when I was skating. I'm a bit of a sponge. When I was going around competing I was always asking, 'What does that light do?' If you want to be successful, you have to understand what people are doing around you."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: People, Successful, Light, Production, Want)

"There were some extremely good teachers there that were great artists really in their own right. It was actually very hard to concentrate on getting down to going any work being an art student especially when it's a flighty thing at best."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Art, Work, Artists, Being, Right, Teachers)

"The other guys drink, but they don't drink anywhere near what I used to. And I think they're slightly respectful of the fact that I'm off it, so it's not a problem."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Fact)

"When you are doing a show, it can get really dull. You are sitting so long while they set up the lights, then you say a couple of lines, then they tear down the lights again. At least stunts are something that uses your physical energy a great deal."
- Yvonne Craig
(Related: Energy)

"I used my aviation contacts to open a travel agency. I used to book Caribbean flights."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Travel, Aviation, Open)

"Having the opportunity to fly the first flight of something like a space shuttle was the ultimate test flight."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Opportunity, First, Space)

"It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Boredom, Effect, Facts, Freedom, Repetition, Result, Tolerance)

"The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- John C. Crosby
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"I was terrified. My first week, walking around in a teeny bikini, I kept crossing my arms over my chest because I was afraid I was going to fall out of the top of the suit. And I didn't know anything about technique or lighting."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: First, Walking)

"I've been... chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don't know what it's like being chased by them."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Time, Being, World)

"Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Nature, Idea, Being, Light, Problems, Reflection)

"The lights go down, you hear the applause and you're up there, and then everything else is forgotten."
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Related: Applause)

"I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather."
- Javier Perez de Cuellar
(Related: Light, Man)

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

"If you're still in a bar when the lights go on, you are a loser."
- Jessica Cutler
"I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight."
- Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre
(Related: Light)

"Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Home, Living)

"I'm the one who gets called up about a problem. I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car. I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive. I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Car, Blame, Police)

"I am absolutely delighted to get back into football with Livingston."
- Kenny Dalglish
(Related: Football)

"My wife was afraid of the dark... then she saw me naked and now she's afraid of the light."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Wife, Light, Now)

"Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Dumb, Light, Words)

"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)

"I am now a turtle. Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2,000 pounds happier. All houses are gone."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Houses, Now)

"I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Comedy, Drama, Light, Want)

"I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection."
- Charles Darwin
"We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: People, Belief, Artists, Pleasure)

"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Age, Building, Light, Maturity, Old, Youth)

"I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Sex, Bed)

"Storytelling is what lights my fire."
- Hope Davis
(Related: Fire)

"We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio. I do believe we need to continue space flights, but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space."
- Lincoln Davis
(Related: Example, Hardware, Space)

"A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: Actor)

"The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Control, Idealism, Nationalism, Nations, Spirit, United)

"In a way it costs thousands dollars before you could actually go out to put the show on because you'll need equipments, all the lights you know, and that's more just going out and playing you know."
- John Deacon
"When it comes time to write the book itself I'll shut the lights out, picture the scene I'm about to write then close my eyes and go at it. Yes, I can touch type."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Time, Eyes)

"Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Music, Arithmetic, Geometry, Light)

"She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes."
- Frank Deford
(Related: Eyes, Light, Memory)

"What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Conversation, Nothing)

"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: God, Beginning, Light, Nothing)

"Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Vision, Colors, Harmony, Light, Man)

"Light comes to us by the sensibility. Without visual sensibility there is no light, no movement."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Light, Sensibility)

"Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Light, Painting)

"Light in Nature creates the movement of colors."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Colors, Light)

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

"Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use."
- John Denham
(Related: Wisdom, Books, Delight, Piety)

"Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Dance, Future, Man, Universe)

"Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and has the potential to become an inexpensive source of energy for neighborhoods, light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Duty, Energy, Light, Potential, Universe)

"When I came out here, my manager thought that casting directors might think I'm a girl, and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light."
- James Denton
(Related: Manager, Thought, Light)

"The substance of painting is light."
- Andre Derain
(Related: Light, Painting)

"I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Movies, People, Children, Desperation, Light, Longing, Relationships)

"An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?"
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Light, May)

"I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career is pretty much impossible. As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan, there were just too many highlights."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Being, Career, Pretty)

"Russell Baker writes columns as a poet writes light verse - with tongue in cheek and a steady hand."
- Thomas D'Evelyn
(Related: Light, Tongue)

"We've got our own daylight to get bad thoughts away, and we talk with that light - our star in our heart. We take away what's unimportant."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Light, Talk)

"I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss. We may be in the wrong sign... Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else."
- Ted Dexter
(Related: Loss, May, Wrong)

"Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Idea, Hope, Day, Light, Now, Play, Right, Song, Will, Writing)

"I'm delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don't want people to buy my record, I want them to buy Band Aid."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: People, Want)

"I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Music, Thought, Idea, First, Want, Will, Words)

"Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I'm partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Life, Perspective, Song)

"Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Books, Light, Wilderness, Writers)

"That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Change, Society, Pity)

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Burden, World)

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Contrast, Earth, Shadows)

"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew."
- Charles Dickens
"Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Life, Man, Quick)

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Light, March, Summer, Sun, Wind, Winter)

"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Taste)

"I run upright mostly when I see daylight, so if you watch film you'll see I don't get hit in the chest much."
- Eric Dickerson
(Related: Film)

"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning."
- James Dickey
(Related: Rain)

"Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Time)

"A few of these interviews have gone slightly awry, because every now and again there has been the odd conflict of interest between interviews because of the Iron Maiden record, and I am a bit long-winded."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Conflict, Interest, Now)

"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Truth)

"I find the light and work it, work it, work it."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Work, Light)

"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Energy, Spiritual, Wind)

"The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Doctrine, Expression, Light, Now, Psychology)

"I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Ants, Evil, Horror)

"Worry - a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: God, Appetite, Hair, Worry)

"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Liberty, Light, University)

"One of my favorite things is mayonnaise and I have to tell you that. I love mayonnaise, but I don't eat it any more. If I do I put light mayonnaise on it, which I know is still not good but it's a lot better than the other one and I don't eat it that much."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Love, Favorite, Light)

"Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour - let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing."
- Austin Dobson
(Related: Delight, Night, Sense)

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
- Theodosius Dobzhansky
(Related: Evolution, Light, Nothing, Sense)

"It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Car, Driving, Night)

"Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Driving, Night, Writing)

"Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment."
- Dogen
(Related: Will)

"I had cleavage that would make Dolly Parton proud. But those things are really heavy and I'm pretty slight of frame, so I took them out. No one even noticed."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Pretty)

"Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will."
- Robert Doisneau
(Related: Imagination, People, Now, Will)

"When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Artist)

"In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)

"Our sexual lives are maintained by the shadow side and the light side, so the more we can understand and embrace enlightenment, the less need there is for chemical enhancement."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Fact, Light, Meaning, Water)

"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Fire, Light)

"What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg's importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!"
- Rita Dove
(Related: Death, Importance, Twilight, Years)

"If you're doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can't forget that it's primarily a very serious film that has some light relief."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Drama, Film, Forget, Light)

"We go by the lighthouse; paddle out. After we got out, we paddled way down to get the biggest peak."
- George Downing
"Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight."
- Daniel Drew
(Related: Buying, Cows, Man)

"To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, May)

"Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Country, Future, Night, Road, Trying)

"Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Fool)

"When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else's. It's like living in a house and suddenly finding a room you didn't know was there, full of treasure and light."
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Related: Life, Light, Living, Treasure)

"Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Sacrifice, Misery, Now, Will, Words)

"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
(Related: Culture, Future, Light, Questions)

"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: People, Light, Sound)

"Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Books, Children, Delight, Will)

"My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe."
- Jimmy Durante
(Related: Wife, Now, Speech)

"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Age, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Present, Reason)

"We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Doubt, Earth)

"You can disguise any set with lights and shadows."
- Allan Dwan
(Related: Disguise, Shadows)

"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Design, Class)

"The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature, Character, Fire, Spiritual, Water, Wind)

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
- George Eastman
(Related: Love, Key, Light, Photography, Will, Worth)

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
- Clint Eastwood
(Related: Heaven)

"What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Beauty)

"I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step."
- Christopher Eccleston
"I don't like to watch playback. But being on the set, watching the way the camera is being moved and the way the light is being used, you do get an idea of it."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Idea, Being, Light)

"Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Darkness, Light, Sorrow)

"I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being lighter brown than other people of my race, maybe some of them, but you know our race has all colors."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: People, Being, Colors, Fact, Race, Skin)

"I played Chang here under the lights here. I think that was '91. Another good match. I've played a lot more good matches under the lights than I played bad. You tend to remember some of the bad ones unfortunately."
- Stefan Edberg
"I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature."
- David Eddings
(Related: Time, Work, American, Day, Literature, Sun)

"Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Debate, Light, Rest, Sun, Weight)

"Of course, I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you. It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Rest)

"Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor."
- Anthony Edwards
(Related: Hope, Flying, Want, Yesterday)

"I have grown up in the bright light of America."
- John Edwards
(Related: America, Light)

"Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Belief, Credulity)

"Some of these kids just don't plain know how good they are: how smart and how much they have to say. You can tell them. You can shine that light on them, one human interaction at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Kids, Light)

"The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Attention, Key, Light, Self, Students)

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Admiration, Mind, Spirit)

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Solitude)

"The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Discovery, Effect, Wonder)

"When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Certainty, Light, Man, May, Mind, Reason, Will)

"Presidents do not go into war lightly. It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions, and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: War, Decisions, Responsibility)

"Even in a less exaggerated description, any verbal account of a person is bound to find itself employing an assortment of waterfalls, lightning rods, landscapes, birds, etc."
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Birds)

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Experience, Life)

"Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Life, Music)

"Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking."
- George Eliot
(Related: Agreement)

"There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fire, Jealousy, Needs, Passion)

"It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Blind, Light, Obvious, Passion)

"When I write I simply follow my heart. And my flights of fantasy. It is not done with a conscious effort. I'm continually inspired and write reflexively."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Heart, Effort, Fantasy)

"My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Imagination, Love, Dreams, Soul, Heart, Blood, Fantasy, Fire, Horror, Light)

"And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father."
- Black Elk
(Related: Mother, Father, People, Children)

"And when I breathed, my breath was lightning."
- Black Elk
"It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead."
- Larry Ellison
(Related: Mankind)

"Real love is more than a physical feeling. If there's even the slightest doubt in your head about a guy, then forget about it. It's not real."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Love, Doubt, Feeling, Forget)

"They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Light, Play)

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Heart, Body, Children, Delight)

"Every burned book enlightens the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: World)

"Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage."
- Paul Engle
(Related: Delight, Grief, Words)

"Out there in the spotlight you're a million miles away and every ounce of energy you try to give away as the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play."
- Jon English
(Related: Music, Body, Energy, Play)

"Yeah, Hitman I suppose is most of the time a lighter read than Preacher; it was always going to be."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Time)

"Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach."
- Brian Eno
"I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Freedom)

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Experience, War)

"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Darkness, Light, Will)

"The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Europe)

"When handling the ball, I always would look for daylight, wherever there was daylight."
- Julius Erving
"The responsibility of carrying and bringing a new life into this world is one that cannot be taken lightly."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Responsibility, World)

"Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far."
- Euripides
"Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health."
- Robert Evans
(Related: Health, Aesthetics, Attention)

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Work, Character, Hard work, Noses)

"When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions."
- John Fahey
(Related: Emotions, Light, Play)

"When you are on stage, you don't see faces. The lights are in your eyes and you see just this black void out in front of you. And yet you know there is life out there, and you have to get your message across."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Life, Eyes, Faces)

"I think we both have some darkness in us. But when we are together, we tend to concentrate more on the light."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"Sometimes you get caught up in what's going on around you. The reality is that you are just a regular person. At some point, the career will be over, the bright lights turn off. That can come back to haunt you if you're not just a regular guy."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Career, Reality, Will)

"When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble."
- Bob Feller
(Related: Day, Light, Trouble)

"My mother is looking forward to it even more than me! I'll be showing her the bright lights of New York."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Mother)

"All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Enjoyment, Expectation, Spiritual)

"Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Children, Nothing, Will)

"Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Death, Being, Old, Struggle)

"Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Design, Action, Blindness, Execution, Future, Nations, Result)

"I am certainly not arguing for the de facto autonomy of the individual work, even though there is much to be said for making the attempt to see it in that light as one facet of the reception process."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Work, Light)

"Computer: a million morons working at the speed of light."
- David Ferrier
(Related: Light)

"Faulkner sat in our living room and read from Light in August. That was incredible."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Light, Living)

"I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Fire, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Wind)

"LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Food, Delight, Favorite, Word)

"It's not very hip to consider the plight of single women who yearn for something so old-fashioned as men."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Men, Women, Old)

"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
(Related: Ability, Ballet, Light)

"I came here as a man of visions. I was sent here as a man of visions, like a second Noah. I'm not a Noah but I'm here as a second Noah. I'm here as a red light is in the street."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Light, Man, Visions)

"I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I'm still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Popular)

"I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like."
- Carrie Fisher
(Related: Light, Moths, State, World)

"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: Food, Act, Being, Sharing)

"Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Language)

"Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Direction, Force, Light, Neglect, Weather, Wind)

"Remember: Always walk in the light. And if you feel like you're not walking in it, go find it. Love the light."
- Roberta Flack
(Related: Love, Light, Walking)

"One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find."
- Dan Flavin
(Related: Art, Fact, Light, Open, Will)

"Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room could be broken down and played with by planting illusions of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures in the room's composition."
- Dan Flavin
(Related: Light, Space)

"A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall; that is, side to floor, for instance."
- Dan Flavin
(Related: Light)

"My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light."
- Dan Flavin
(Related: Light)

"I love using gas grills because they are easier to heat and it's much easier to control the flames with a gas grill than with a charcoal fire. Grilling is not just about lighting a fire."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Love, Control, Fire)

"Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch."
- Ian Fleming
(Related: Men, Light, Want, Woman)

"When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Music, Performance, Energy, Flirtation)

"I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Tribute)

"While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Wisdom, Humor, Virtue, Remarkable, Sense)

"You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Change, Light, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reason, Washington)

"My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Morality, Commitment, Future, Israel, Security, Self)

"Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Actors, End, Light, Rejection)

"I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'"
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Being, Mind, Questions, Thoughtful)

"My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Civilization, Expression, Feeling, Play, Twilight)

"I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Desire, End)

"Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I've learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts."
- John Forsythe
(Related: Strength, Actor, Light, Play)

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Life, Power, Light, Niagara)

"This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour."
- Steve Fossett
(Related: Aviation, Want)

"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Chaos, Freedom)

"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire."
- John W. Foster
(Related: Power, Genius, Fire)

"I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness."
- George Fox
(Related: Death, Love, Darkness, Infinite, Light, Ocean)

"If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him; and if I am dead he would like to see me."
- Henry Fox
"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
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Democracy, Legislation, Light, Republicans, Will, World)

"From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Darkness, Direction, Fact, First, Light, Memories, Myth)

"Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark."
- Sam Francis
(Related: Light)

"An increase in light gives an increase in darkness."
- Sam Francis
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"What is to give light must endure burning."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Light)

"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Circumstances, Heaven, Improvement, Information, Leisure, Man, Respect)

"Most people go, I wish for world peace. But chaos has a place in balancing out the light and the dark in the world. I don't know if I would wish for world peace."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Peace, People, Chaos, Light, World)

"A man sits in his car at the traffic lights, waiting for them to go green."
- Michael Frayn
(Related: Car, Man, Waiting)

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

"Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within."
- Caspar David Friedrich
(Related: Work, Darkness, Effect, Eye, First, Light, May, Spirit)

"The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Confusion, Delight)

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Wisdom, Delight)

"The dark is light enough."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Light)

"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Knowledge, Light)

"Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Will)

"Zeal without knowledge is fire without light."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Knowledge, Fire, Light, Zeal)

"Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Beauty, Daughter, God, Building, Light)

"My clothes are great for a honeymoon: They're light and sexy, colorful and pretty, and not expensive."
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Related: Clothes, Light, Pretty)

"I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are."
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Related: Travel, Life, Light)

"I think that you get the mood of a song stronger if you get it right that way. On the other hand, you put some songs out live and they don't catch flight. They just flop. It is hard to tell until they are out there."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Right, Song, Songs)

"And most of these pilots were lost during the first five flights."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: First)

"Among other things, the Real ID Act sets minimum security criteria that states would have to meet to have their driver's licenses accepted as identification to board a commercial flight or enter federal facilities."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Act, Security, states)

"Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance, is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend, its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need, and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Science, Romance, Friend, Being, Enemy)

"Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter - you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy."
- Michael Gambon
"Each one prays to God according to his own light."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Light)

"In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Aviation, Endurance, EnglFlying, Limits, World)

"The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Balance, Concern, Discovery, Light)

"The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Detail, English, Light)

"I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Work, People, Duty, Nothing, Talk, Water)

"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Talent, Poverty)

"There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives."
- Hamlin Garland
(Related: Poetry, Light, Sun, Wives)

"After the Shuttle checks out on its two upcoming flights, it will be ready to take larger components up to the International Space Station later this fall."
- Marc Garneau
(Related: Space, Will)

"We have to be careful in how we use this light shined on us."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Light)

"Shadow owes its birth to light."
- John Gay
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"The brave love mercy, and delight to save."
- John Gay
(Related: Love, Delight, Mercy)

"Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save."
- John Gay
(Related: Love, Cowards, Delight, Mercy)

"I've seen lights in the sky, I've seen UFOs, I've even seen something on the ground that I can't explain, but I've never actually seen a being. I wish I had."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Being, Sky)

"Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."
- Henry George
(Related: Power, Influence, Light, Man, May)

"There is nothing real about film. Nothing. Even the light particles that project the film can't be proven to exist. Nothing is there."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Film, Light, Nothing, Project)

"I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures."
- Geronimo
(Related: Light, Nothing, Sun, Wind)

"My favorite part of a roller-coaster ride is when you're going up and you're slightly scared and really excited. You don't know what's coming next but you know it's going to be good. You can't handle it, go on the carousel."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Favorite)

"I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it, like jewels, small islands."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Love, Faces, Gifts, Giving, Islands, Jewels, Kids, Light)

"With Maurice suddenly going, I realised... I think I've matured. I don't take things lightly any more."
- Robin Gibb
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Deep, Delight, Giving, Joy, Sorrow, Weeping)

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Delight, Weeping)

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Earth, Feet, Forget, Hair, Play)

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Earth, Feet, Forget, Hair, Play)

"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding."
- William Gibson
(Related: Banks, Complexity, Computer, Light, Mind)

"Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye."
- William Gibson
(Related: Eye, Language, Light, Mind)

"It's better to burn brightly for half as long than to be a dim lingering light."
- Roland Gift
(Related: Light)

"Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Science, Trust, Belief)

"It was lights, camera, inaction."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Inaction)

"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: History, Power, Feeling, Light, Reason)

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Madness)

"The only people available to change the world are the people now living in it, with all the beliefs they bring along - however retrograde those beliefs may appear to those of us who see ourselves as enlightened."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Change, People, Beliefs, Living, May, Now, World)

"This particular film highlights Ben and Owen's strengths which is that they are great comedic actors with tremendous chemistry and they do a really good job."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Actors, Film, Job)

"I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project."
- Ron Glass
(Related: Funny, Opportunity, Project)

"I couldn't have left my career as an actor on a better note than to have done a cameo in the Lost In Space movie. Doing this part is the highlight of my career. What a way to leave the profession!"
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Actor, Career, Space)

"And in fact I don't believe there is such a thing as a definitive picture of something. The land is a living, breathing thing and light changes its character every second of every day. That's why I love it so much."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Love, Character, Day, Fact, Land, Light, Living)

"Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights, in theory, had their tasks laid out; but there were still some changes that came along for them."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Theory)

"As always, we prepare for all sorts of contingencies. And the first few days of the flight up until docking on Day 3 are all spent really in the rendezvous because we launch at a time that puts us in an optimal position to catch up to station."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Time, Day, First)

"UF is Utilization Flight. That got put in the manifest quite some time ago."
- Linda M. Godwin
(Related: Time)

"With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program."
- Bernhard Goetz
(Related: Time, Options, Regret, School, Support, Vegetarianism)

"The more light hearted I write about that, the better the message gets through."
- Theo Van Gogh
(Related: Light)

"Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening."
- Herbert Gold
(Related: Body, Light, Listening, Writer)

"It was the highlight of my life being in the Mae West show, because I saw and did things I never had before."
- Joe Gold
(Related: Life, Being)

"It's a delight to trust somebody so completely."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Trust, Delight)

"The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Fight)

"We need to thank all of our troops, and particularly those for whom we can never express enough gratitude for they have given their lives so that all of us may be free and that our democracy can be a shining light for the rest of the world."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Gratitude, Democracy, Light, May, Rest, Troops, World)

"How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering."
- Julius Gordon
(Related: People, Maturity, Sensitivity, Suffering)

"The Indians gave up the land of their own free will, and for it received brass kettles, blankets, guns, shirts, flints, tobacco, rum and many trinkets in which their simple hearts delighted."
- Patrick Gordon
(Related: Free will, Land)

"To me, a sex scene in a movie generally means a gratuitous scene that doesn't serve the story but gives a kind of excuse - we've got these two actors, we want to see them naked, so let's bring in the music and the soft light."
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(Related: Music, Sex, Actors, Light, Want)

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
- Al Gore
(Related: Care, May, Mistakes)

"I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Girlfriend, School, Singing, Years)

"I was changing a light bulb over Groucho Marx's bed, so I took my shoes off, got on his bed and changed the bulb. When I got off the bed he said: 'That's the best acting you've ever done.'"
- Elliott Gould
(Related: Acting, Bed, Light)

"Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them."
- Charles Gounod
(Related: Ideas, Butterflies, Mind)

"Of the first seven novels I wrote, numbers four and five were published. Numbers one, two, three, six, and seven, have never seen the light of day... and rightly so."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Day, First, Light, Numbers)

"The doctors have given me a green light. They have said that my heart is significantly more efficient today than it was four months ago. And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Heart, Doctors, Light, Months, President, states, Today, United)

"Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified."
- Virginia Graham
(Related: Hell, Luck, Tennis, Words)

"Lighting is vital. Without that they've got nothing. And, of course, color and texture. When they showed me a little piece of Finding Nemo, I said this has got to be the biggest hit."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Nothing)

"It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Hunting, Killing, Nations, Resolution, United)

"Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Travel, Ability, Energy, Light, Scientists, Space, Will)

"Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium would permit approaching the speed of light. It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Light, Ships, Space)

"Hmm, limelight... No, I'm not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I'm very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It's really a jungle out there."
- Eva Green
(Related: Jungle)

"A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate."
- Julien Green
(Related: People, Fear, Light, Sky, Stars, World)

"Why are people saying it's too soon? Like the people on that flight, we need to agree about what to do about terrorism. And I think we need to have that conversation now."
- Paul Greengrass
(Related: People, Conversation, Now, Saying, Terrorism)

"Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Delight, Loss, Possession)

"And Life is Colour and Warmth and Light and a striving evermore for these; and he is dead, who will not fight; and who dies fighting has increase."
- Julian Grenfell
(Related: Life, Fight, Fighting, Light, Will)

"The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Americans, Being, Culture, Light)

"Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level."
- Bill Griffith
"Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Wisdom, Genius, Sun)

"There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Difference, Dying, Leading, Practice, Preparation, Spiritual)

"People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: People)

"I know I'll be under a spotlight, I know I'll be under the microscope."
- Lisa Guerrero
"When this space walk will be completed, then the arm will be fully operational and ready for the next activity that will be pretty much the testing, the first flight testing of the space station arm."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: First, Pretty, Space, Testing, Will)

"And so, I will be probably, since I am not involved in all the activity, I will have some spare time to devote to document all this busy part of the flight."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Time, Will)

"And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in '92, and I was the backup on that flight."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: First)

"And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we added the second flight of the tether satellite."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Chance)

"And just when we were at the end of our design process there was the news that the Italian government and the U.S. government had signed an agreement to fly the first Italian astronaut on that flight."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Design, Government, Agreement, End, First, News)

"To light a candle is to cast a shadow."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"Of all creatures in this visible world, light is the most glorious; of all light, the light of the sun without compare excels the rest."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Light, Rest, Sun, World)

"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: Light)

"Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption."
- Ian Hacking
(Related: Corruption, Fancy, Future)

"For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: People, Disability, Light)

"And now for Return to Flight, I'm chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Houston, Now, Office)

"I would like to enlighten people."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: People)

"The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Will, World)

"It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: People, Liberal, Months, World, Years)

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Love, Mother, Envy, First, Smile, Smiles, Woman, Words)

"The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Light, Sun)

"There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Colors, Infinite, Job, Language, Light, Shadows)

"The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Light)

"That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Film, Freedom, Light)

"You have to understand the nature of light."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Nature, Light)

"With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Art, Abuse, Contrast, Eye, Film, Light, Today)

"It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Car, Driving, Feet, Film, Light, Magic, Mystery, Sense)

"Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Nature, Desire, Human nature, Light, Shakespeare)

"Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs - from wardrobe to lighting technicians."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Talent, People, Company, Needs, Theatre)

"Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history."
- Robert Hall
(Related: History, Attention, Biography, Literary, Unity)

"It's really important to remember that most people in the public eye are human for a start and a lot of things that you read in the media get slightly misconstrued and manipulated."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: People, Eye, Media, Public)

"Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Experience)

"I always need a couple of highlights to really spark the passion for a project."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Passion, Project)

"Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Time, Work, Flaws)

"My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light."
- Linda Hamilton
(Related: Funny, Heart, Chaos, Disaster, Grief, Light, Loss, Play)

"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Building, Fire, Light, Right)

"If you see most people neglect the Bible, and many that can read never look into it, let it not harden you and make you think lightly of it, and that it is a book of no worth."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: People, Bible, Neglect, Worth)

"No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Poetry, Flowers, Gifts, Now, Right)

"Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Enemy, Road)

"The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Heaven, Intellect, Light)

"Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Day, May, Nothing, World)

"Children always turn to the light."
- David Hare
(Related: Children, Light)

"Used as kites, these rigid stable aeroplanes are superior to the very best cellular kites I can make; they are lighter, pull harder per square foot, attain a greater angle of elevation, and have fewer parts."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Kites)

"Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Power, Blood, Colors, Eye, Fact)

"It's become more and more of a priority for me to tread as lightly as possible in the world."
- Shalom Harlow
(Related: World)

"If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Inspiration, Jazz, Punk)

"I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Career, Decisions)

"If I can bring some light to bear on problems like that, I feel that people will be enlightened not only on the question but also on a way of approaching such questions."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: People, Light, Problems, Question, Questions, Will)

"In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Civilization, Fear, Emotion, Man, Twilight)

"7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now, and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show; skewed slightly older I guess, since it's a 9:00 to 10:00 show."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Heaven, Now)

"The poor tread lightest on the earth. The higher our income, the more resources we control and the more havoc we wreak."
- Paul Harrison
(Related: Control, Earth, Income, Poor)

"I was relatively technically adept. I can edit and wire up a light."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Light)

"I think I owe thanks to the people who have listened to me over the years, who tuned in on the radio. They have given me a warmth and loyalty that I've never been able to repay. The way they have reached out to me has certainly been the highlight of my life."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Life, People, Loyalty, Years)

"Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light."
- Henry S. Haskins
(Related: Experience, Attitude, Light)

"The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Actions, Circumstances, Day, Job, Light, State, University)

"There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Truth, Misery, Stars)

"What that means initially is that you have alot of products that are only slightly better games in the same genre on another machine - and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Games, Machine, Titles)

"Since I wrote to you last we have got our chapel beautifully lighted with gas and have had our anniversary."
- John Hawley
"Sunlight is painting."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Painting)

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Happiness, May, Will)

"Moonlight is sculpture."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Sculpture)

"The peace and justice movement has to expand and not run away from the plight of gang members."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Peace, Justice)

"And I'd like to believe that's true, you know, kind of showing gay people in this kind of light and - where it's not about that, it's just about the characters for the first time, like those shows were."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Time, People, First, Gay, Light)

"Although I had arrived in total darkness the light of truth at once burst upon my mind and I perceived most clearly that the republicans had overreached themselves."
- Francis Bond Head
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Light, Mind, Republicans)

"The three years following the release of See The Light were a whirlwind."
- Jeff Healey
(Related: Light, Years)

"Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Poetry, Wonder)

"I felt totally released from the need to make it as an actress. I had experienced complete fulfillment in something that had nothing to do with me being in the spotlight."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Being, Fulfillment, Nothing)

"I'm always honest, whether I'm in the limelight or not."
- Anne Heche
"I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Car, Man)

"My light shines when things get really tough."
- Tippi Hedren
(Related: Light)

"One does not re-light a dead cigarette."
- Anna Held
"A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Light, Weather)

"We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too... obviously... a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Music, Light, Programming)

"I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Man, Saying)

"When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Man)

"It was kind of enlightening to become a playwright."
- Beth Henley
"Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge."
- Don Henley
(Related: Light)

"Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark."
- O. Henry
(Related: Home, Want)

"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion."
- Audrey Hepburn
"To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Falsehood, Light)

"Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you."
- Georg Hermes
(Related: Death, Life)

"Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men."
- Herodotus
(Related: Death, Men)

"Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's. I said a definite no thank you. At night, that place is a graveyard with lights."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: People, Night)

"Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Light, World, Worship)

"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
(Related: God, Darkness, Light, Reason, Self)

"He who is satisfied has never truly craved, and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Light)

"How easily some light report is set about, but how difficult to bear."
- Hesiod
(Related: Light)

"Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Peace, War, Conscience, Hate, Old)

"Many hands make light work."
- John Heywood
(Related: Work, Light)

"I'm a heavy smoker. I go through two lighters a day."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Day)

"I'm not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Day, Now)

"My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Jazz, Light, Singing)

"That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world, in which light is fast spreading, that we should be willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures of truth that direct us home to the foundation."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Home, Truth, Day, Desire, Friends, Light, World)

"I delight not in spreading any thing mysterious, for I consider it all lost time; but the things that all of us can see and know if we will."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Time, Delight, Will)

"To this light, then, would I recommend all, with mine own soul, - to this sure way of salvation."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Soul, Light, Salvation)

"The British tend to shy away from the spotlight. We don't like being singled out in any way, and I think that is something which is important for me to learn to do."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Being)

"I love TV. I know all the theme songs from the shows I watch. I'm not one of those who'd rather be a movie star. I prefer TV because of the rushed way of working-on a movie set, you sit around and wait and wait to do a scene because they're adjusting the lights."
- Dana Hill
(Related: Love, Songs)

"Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Ideas, Eyes, Light, Order)

"Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Light)

"Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Act, Doubt, Law, Will, Wrong)

"It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life."
- John E. Hines
(Related: Death, Life, Fact, Light)

"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home."
- S. E. Hinton
(Related: Home, Darkness)

"Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: War, Chaos, Europe, Nothing)

"The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Thoughts, Blame, Grave, Light, Man, Shame)

"A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light."
- David Hockney
(Related: Belief, Light)

"My latest works are these things with light bulbs."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Light)

"Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to blow your own trumpet and explain yourself, which I think has been slightly forgotten."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Saying)

"I don't think you can lightly paint a picture. It's an activity I take very seriously."
- Howard Hodgkin
"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Light, Open, Painting)

"In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Light)

"The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball."
- Ben Hogan
"The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Needs)

"I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Music, Grammar, Horror, Old, School)

"It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Pretty, Reputation)

"Being Southern and being the guy I've been all my life, I've lived more on the lighter side of life. I have a dark side, but that's not where I come from. A lot of artists like to come from that."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Life, Artists, Being)

"The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: God, Delight, Self, Universe)

"Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Borrowing, Mind, Reality, Study)

"In North Carolina nobody bothers us; we're all about concentrating on the work or our auditions that we're trying to get a flight out for. So all that crap is not something that I'm confronted with on a daily basis."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Work, Trying)

"Love prefers twilight to daylight."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Love, Twilight)

"Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Truth, Light)

"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Eye, Light, Mind, Will)

"There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends."
- Homer
(Related: Wife, People, Enemies, Eye, Friends, Man, Nothing)

"Light is the task where many share the toil."
- Homer
(Related: Light)

"I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Cities, Taste)

"Groups are corporations now. They have pension plans. Musicians have saw the daylight."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Corporations, Musicians, Now)

"Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

"If one sees the American Nightmare first and Chainsaw after that, you'll see it in a different kind of light."
- Tobe Hooper
(Related: American, First, Light)

"Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Dignity, Freedom, Open, Spirit)

"Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Nothing, Spring)

"I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Light, Reality, Sound)

"What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
- Edward Hopper
"There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house."
- Edward Hopper
"Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
- Edward Hopper
"Nobody's interested in sweetness and light."
- Hedda Hopper
(Related: Light, Sweetness)

"I did mostly good things, except light things on fire."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Fire, Light)

"Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor."
- Horace
(Related: Time, Light, Now, Will)

"The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain."
- Horace
"I saw a bank of white light, and then I saw all my beloved animals. For a moment I stepped out of my body."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Animals, Body, Light)

"Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Choice, Light)

"We beg you to save young America from the blight of race prejudice. Do not bind the children within the narrow circles of your own lives."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: America, Children, Prejudice, Race)

"The high food value of field beans and the shortage of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916 render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Importance, Light, Value)

"Never the less, it is no light thing to enter into a profession absolutely foreign and alien to the people among which one's lot is cast; a profession which seems as dim and faraway and unreal as the shores of Europe."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: People, Europe, Light, Profession)

"When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: God, Soul, Body, End, Light, Mind, Months, Possession, Will)

"I learned easily and had time to follow my inclination for sports (light athletics and skiing) and chemistry, which I taught myself by reading all textbooks I could get."
- Robert Huber
(Related: Sports, Time, Reading)

"You've come to me now at this point in time, when The Neptunes are just now getting our light."
- Chad Hugo
(Related: Time, Light, Now)

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Fire, Light)

"To love beauty is to see light."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Love, Light)

"Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Light, Strangers)

"Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Soul, Survival, Dawn, Light, Nations, Night, Stars)

"Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings."
- Victor Hugo
"We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers, and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food, and also much lighter taxation."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Food, Taxation)

"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
(Related: Government, Life, Children, Dawn, Elderly, Shadows, Twilight)

"I came from the country, and when I came to the city, I was ridin' high, you know. I was seeing more lights than I ever dreamed to shine in the world. 'Cos where I came from, there wasn't too many lights. Bugs made a lot of light, but after that there wasn't no lights."
- John Hunter
(Related: Bugs, Country, Light, World)

"The only problem was that I couldn't communicate with Dario. He speaks Italian and I don't. We had a translator the whole time. I just felt that something was lost with the go between. He was a delightful man, but I wish we could have spoken the same language."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Time, Language, Man)

"In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given."
- Robert Hunter
(Related: Grace, Light, Pride, Wickedness)

"Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course."
- John Hurt
(Related: Life, Character, Darkness, Light)

"Also the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realise that it is going to come to an end at some stage."
- John Hurt
(Related: End, Film, Light)

"It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it."
- William Hurt
(Related: Life, People, Acting, Light, Rest, Trying)

"I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging."
- William Hurt
(Related: America, Saying)

"I wish to say to you that the life of an enlightened people and a vibrant nation cannot be measured by the life of an individual. A successful person is one who manages to lay down a new stone, a brick that would help firm up his nation's existence."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, People, Successful, Existence, Help, Nation)

"We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Books, Invention, Light, Printing, Television)

"As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Laws, Light, Rules)

"Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself."
- John Hutton
(Related: Consulting, Deals, Decisions, Light, Midnight, Reassurance, Reform, Trying, Will)

"Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Importance, Laughter, Misery, Pain, Pleasure)

"The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Will)

"I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing."
- Eric Idle
(Related: Love, Baseball, Being, Fame, Now, Old, Soccer)

"We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Experience, Fans, Popular)

"And they kind of left to find a guitar player at the very end, so you know, I don't really take it as any slight that I wasn't able to play on the record. It's flattering just to play with them period."
- James Iha
(Related: End, Guitar, Play)

"I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Fear, Palestine, Will, Years)

"Her face betokened all things dear and good, The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep, and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts, like flowers would drift away."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Thoughts, Day, Flowers, Light, Waiting)

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Love, Soul, Heart, Eyes, Liberty, Light, Man)

"Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Creativity, Interest, Light, Office)

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Question)

"Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Life, Diversity, Light, Spirit, Unity)

"We were playing a small club in San Diego and the power had gone out in the building. Eddie had a lighter and kept us lit backstage. We became very good friends and spent a lot of time together including hearing Eddie sing in some of the bands he was in at the time."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Power, Time, Building, Friends, Hearing)

"There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Soul)

"I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Politics, Thought, Friends, Reason, Talking)

"I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Government, Christmas, Frustration, Santa claus)

"Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant - it tends to get worse."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Being)

"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Error, Man, Right, Will, Worth)

"All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Actions, Decisions, Light, Military, Motives)

"I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Fire, Light)

"I delight in what I fear."
- Shirley Jackson
(Related: Fear, Delight)

"And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Architecture, Deep, Houses, Necessity, Order, Play, Today, Windows)

"Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Hope, Anarchy)

"Higher ceilings allow the use indirect lighting, which is much healthier and reduces glare."
- Helmut Jahn
"Chinese buildings are like American buildings, with big footprints. People don't care about daylight or fresh air."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: People, American, Care)

"Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass, even if it's too reflective or doesn't let enough light in. However, the use of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Change, Comfort, Light, Want)

"The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation to the meanings with which they are invested, i.e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Light, Meaning, Speech)

"Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Language, Light, Speech)

"For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Example, Grave, Light, Opposition)

"Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf."
- William James
(Related: Heart, Caution, Errors, Nervousness, World)

"Usually you talk about directors in terms of the way they choose camera lenses or a kind of light to create a certain effect. But to me the most valuable commodity for a movie to create is a feeling of life, and that's what A Hard Day's Night has in spades."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Life, Day, Effect, Feeling, Light, Night, Talk)

"A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Man)

"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Society, People, Control, Discretion, Exercise)

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Culture, Earth, Garden, Occupation)

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Dawn, Day, Evil, Mind, Spirits, Tyranny, Will)

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Impression, Delight, May, State, Ugly)

"I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Feeling, Future, Influence, Will, Writing)

"There is something of the freshness of mind, of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries has been linked in people's minds with the mountains of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Nature, People, Joy, Mind, Mountains, Spirit)

"We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Men, Culture, Justice, Play, Principles, State)

"The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Church, Beginning, Light, Now)

"In the plays - that's where I go crazy. But my prose has a much lighter touch; it's not trying to thrill with language, just to be more truthful. I'm not concerned with the accuracy of anything. We don't get to the truth of anything with facts."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Truth, Accuracy, Facts, Language, Prose, Trying)

"In the light of the actual fighting that is now in progress, we have reached the point where the military considerations clearly outweigh the fiscal considerations."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: Progress, Fighting, Light, Military, Now)

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Benefits, Cause, Legislation, Light, Will, Wrongs)

"Really, we don't know what to make of it except that we're delighted about it. We have all these fans thirty years later and they're still around and will probably be around for a long time to come."
- Russell Johnson
(Related: Time, Fans, Will, Years)

"The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Future, Losing, Mind, Pleasure, Present)

"You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Company, Daughters, Delight, Wonder)

"The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Mind, Pleasure)

"It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Virtue, Light)

"No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Autumn, Flowers, Man, Spring, Taste)

"May I say, if you were suddenly put into a woman's body, wouldn't you be slightly interested in your breasts, and why people look at certain parts of you, and why certain parts move like they do?"
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: People, Body, May, Woman)

"Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Church)

"Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Selling, Catastrophes, Light, Will)

"An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it."
- John Paul Jones
(Related: Peace, War, Blood, Delight, First)

"My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Life, Mom, Father, Light)

"And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992."
- Star Jones
(Related: Light, Now, Television)

"Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Delight, Mind, Punishment, Vice)

"In Dreams... well, I was slightly overcompensating with that. I was a bit like a director for hire, so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Dreams)

"The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Delight, Mind, Pain)

"You know these love letters mix with whisky, just don't light a match when you kiss me."
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Love, Kiss, Letters, Light)

"Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Idleness, Results, Value, Will)

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Purpose, Being, Darkness, Existence, Light)

"And also, we are providing, you know, a nuclear power plant in the north, two light water systems, so some 4 or 5 billion dollars we are providing to meet with North Korean requests on the condition North Korea will not produce a nuclear weapon."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Power, Light, Water, Will)

"If he could sleep on it. He would make his bed with white sheets And disappear into the white, Like a man diving, If he could be certain That the light Would not keep him awake, The light that reaches To the bottom."
- Donald Justice
(Related: Bed, Light, Man, Sleep)

"How can one take delight in the world unless one flees to it for refuge?"
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Delight, World)

"I don't know anyone who actually likes the dark or night-time. I don't care how much they say it doesn't bother them. That's why we used to huddle in caves and light fires when the sun went down."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Care, Light, Night, Sun)

"Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Metaphysics, Ocean)

"Correcting it, I don't know; just shedding the light of day on it is a first major step, being one of the earliest generations not to just accept the words."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Being, Day, First, Generations, Light, Words)

"We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Love, People, Darkness, France, Hate, Light, Paris, Reality, Trying)

"We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom."
- Alfred Kastler
(Related: Light)

"So I think the fans will be totally interested in the new developments and delighted that the old developments are still there and that they can still see some of the old characters maybe reappear."
- Andreas Katsulas
(Related: Fans, Old, Will)

"Sheridan is still there, he's the president of the Alliance, everything that was in place when the series is there is still there, we're just moving the camera over a couple of light years."
- Andreas Katsulas
(Related: Alliance, Light, President, Years)

"The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Darkness, Eyes, Meaning)

"As a dad, he thinks that his philosophy is morally correct. He has no conscience whatsoever about letting his kids put a penny in a light socket to find out electricity is not so good for you, and if you want to learn how to swim, you have to be thrown into the deep end."
- Stacy Keach
(Related: Dad, Conscience, Deep, Electricity, End, Kids, Light, Philosophy, Want)

"I have two delightful sons, who I love dearly."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Love, Sons)

"The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Food, Brother, Childhood)

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Friend, Light, Walking)

"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Senses, Sight)

"Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Habit, Bible, Darkness, Light, Moments, Trouble)

"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Faith, Strength, Light, World)

"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Love, Delight, Garden, May)

"Knowledge is love and light and vision."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Vision, Light)

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."
- James Keller
(Related: Nothing)

"It hasn't been smooth or delightful every minute, there were lean years and rough years, but it's been exciting and good and I'm thrilled to be an actress and a singer and to have spent my life this way."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Life, Years)

"We're doing a lot of inspection on the leading edge of our wing on 114 and 121, the first two flights."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: First, Leading)

"The first two missions have some test objectives, some new capabilities that we're going to try to develop on orbit to possibly be used on later flights."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: First, Objectives)

"Money's not important to me. Movie star acknowledgement is not important to me. I don't want to be a big studio actress. I don't want to be in the limelight."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Money, Want)

"In like a dimwit, out like a light."
- Walt Kelly
(Related: Light)

"So I was very close to ordination. I was delighted to be ordained a deacon, which is the last step between, before becoming a priest. But then it all fell apart."
- Thomas Keneally
"Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Politics, Football)

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: People, Birds, Delight)

"You're blinded by lights and you see all these people who come out, and it's exciting. It's scary and it's exciting all rolled into one."
- Vanessa Kerry
(Related: People)

"I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph."
- Ken Kesey
"The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Future, Light, Present)

"Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: Blood, Footsteps, Grave, Pollution, Terror)

"Having shaved my head for the role put a spotlight on me."
- Persis Khambatta
"The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
(Related: Soul, Jewels, Words)

"I feel the happiest when I can light my American cigarettes with Soviet matches."
- Mohammed Daud Khan
(Related: American, Light)

"I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Light, Spiritual)

"Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Death, Light)

"It's definitely going to be harder than it sounds to acquire millions of users in the U.S. It's going to be a lot of work, and you can't make light of that."
- Michael King
(Related: Work, Light)

"We can't gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we've already done that - with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253."
- Peter King
(Related: Intelligence, Future, Reason, Right)

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Darkness, Hate, Light)

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Altruism, Darkness, Light, Man, Selfishness, Will)

"There was one titanic guiding light on the film set, and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma, in the deepest and most profound sense of the word."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, Light, Sense, Word)

"With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Education, Work, Alliance, Light)

"I think Walking Dead is more of a stretch for me because I'm a light hearted superhero kind of guy."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Light, Walking)

"Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Beauty, First, Light, Shame, Will, Woman)

"When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it."
- Allen Klein
(Related: People, Order)

"Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Open, Zen)

"Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Attitude, Colors, Will, World)

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
- Grenville Kleiser
(Related: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

"Something like The Haunting is not worth the slightest consideration from me."
- Nigel Kneale
(Related: Consideration, Worth)

"I don't know to what extent someone can BECOME an artist - you either are or you aren't - and if you are you'll HAVE to make your way to some kind of sickly light, no matter how terrible the soil you were seeded in your nature will out somehow."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Nature, Artist, Light, Will)

"That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Truth, Cause, Darkness, Light, May, Taxes)

"You can tell it's good if you light it and a blue flame comes up; that means it's good moonshine and it won't make you go blind."
- Johnny Knoxville
(Related: Blind, Light)

"The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Friend, Acquaintance, Old, Will)

"The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Today)

"In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, there are clouds and rain in my soul."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Soul, Clouds, Light, London, Rain, Weather)

"The perfect gadget would somehow allow me to fly. Isn't that what everybody wants? It would also cook a damn good microwave pizza. So while in flight you had something to eat - an in-flight meal. Where would I go? Well, nowadays, it would probably just take me to work a lot quicker."
- John Krasinski
(Related: Work)

"With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Communication, Light, Quiet, Solitude, Talking)

"Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Art, Science, Light)

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Love, Heart, Delight, Ecstasy, Will, World)

"There's a moment of recognition. It's that white-light kind of stuff that just "works." I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it's a movie, music, a building, a book."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Love, Music, Building)

"Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Being, Night, Sky)

"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Beauty, People, Darkness, Light, Sun, Windows)

"My hair got lighter, and I gradually went blonde. I liked it. Had more fun. But my image of myself in my head is this dark-haired person."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Fun, Hair)

"On network TV, I'm still Phoebe to people, and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in the bright lights of a sitcom."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: People, Network)

"I'm very comfortable in having a strong team. I'm very comfortable in sharing the limelight with the team."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Sharing)

"With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Exaggeration, Land, Risk)

"If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can follow our own individual enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell, so to speak."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Hell, Rest, World)

"Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Fear, Delight, Exaggeration, Humility, Limits, Ridicule)

"The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Time, Being, Existence, Light, Man, May, Old, Will)

"In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Immortality, Light, Television)

"I never wanted to retire. I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could stay fresh and invigorated, and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years, but in a slightly different direction."
- Bill Kurtis
(Related: Experience, Work, Direction, Years)

"Your baby only needs a lot of light at night if he's reading or he's entertaining guests."
- Lawrence Kutner
(Related: Baby, Guests, Light, Needs, Night, Reading)

"Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age."
- Lactantius
(Related: Age, Adversity, Memory, Old, Prosperity, Youth)

"The book of Revelation says that we no longer need the sun or the moon, for Christ is the light of the world."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Christ, Light, Moon, Sun, World)

"When we made that album with Gary Moore, I was still kind of searching for the right direction for myself. Although the music is quite good the direction was like a box of fireworks that caught light all at the same time."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Music, Time, Direction, Light, Right)

"I understood that the will could not be improved before the mind had been enlightened."
- Johann Heinrich Lambert
(Related: Mind, Will)

"I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them."
- Johann Heinrich Lambert
(Related: Light)

"An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence."
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Light, Quotation)

"There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Delight, Singing)

"No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner."
- Walter Savage Landor
"Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Entertainment, Light, Literature, Propaganda, Question, Writing)

"The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Wisdom, Progress, Common sense, Community)

"I employ 20 people in Vienna. The other 130 coworkers are pilots and flight companions. The Overhead is limited with me. Reduces naturally the costs of my fliers."
- Niki Lauda
(Related: People)

"If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Light, Principles, Tests, Theory)

"One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Life, Goals, Hope, Children, Delight, Job, Nothing, Now)

"Confederation is a compact, made originally by four provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it, and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the best consideration of its members, that this compact should not be lightly altered."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Consideration, Judgment)

"The day I finished 'Twilight', I came home and started bulking up. For 'New Moon', I'm 30 pounds heavier than I was in Twilight."
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Home, Day, Moon, Twilight)

"If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction."
- Jude Law
(Related: Men, Now, Play, Restraint)

"Hell is nothing else but nature departed or excluded from the beam of divine light."
- William Law
(Related: Nature, Hell, Light, Nothing)

"The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Democracy, Light, Nothing, Wages, Water)

"Certainly, it may bring to light such a deeper knowledge of the structure of matter as to constitute a veritable discontinuity in the progress of science."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Progress, Light, May)